Tori Colvin marked the 100th anniversary of the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show (North Carolina) with a series of wins aboard Cadouch Z, capped off by an Aug. 5 victory in the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby.
Colvin took over the ride on the 14-year-old Zangersheide stallion (Calvaro Z—Nadouch Z, Nelson Z) at the beginning of the year for owner Amy Hassinger. Together, the pair have found success in the 3’6” performance hunters and the derbies, but Blowing Rock marked their first international derby win together.
During Week 1 of the competition, Cadouch Z and Colvin also won the conformation championship and, on July 30, the $15,000 Kathryn G. Clark Memorial Challenge of Champions hunter classic during the two-week show.
Blowing Rock, which was established by Lloyd M. Tate in 1923 in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, celebrated its 100th anniversary at this year’s show and holds the title of the longest continuously operating horse show in the country, having been held annually through events like the Great Depression, World War II and, most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic.
Watch Colvin and Cadouch Z’s winning handy round in the USHJA International Hunter Derby, courtesy of ClipMyHorse.TV: