Scott Stewart finished two horses inside the top three Thursday in the $87,245 3’6″/3’9″ Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championship at the Kentucky Horse Park. He won the class with Betsee Parker’s Nottingham, a 10-year-old Oldenburg gelding, whose performance over Bobby Murphy-designed courses bested a field of 55 horses. The pair was second in the first round of competition before putting in an unbeatable second-round performance that earned a total score of 275. Second place went to Laskano (269.5), owned by Isalou, Inc. and ridden by Jimmy Torano, and third was Casanova Royal (263.25), owned by Stephanie Danhakl and ridden by Stewart.
Watch the round that earned Nottingham the win, courtesy of ClipMyHorse TV:
John French and Susan Moriconi’s Wyatt, a 7-year-old Bavarian Warmblood gelding, won the $210,985 3’0″/3’3″ Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championship on Thursday, topping a field of 133 horses over three days of competition.
Their efforts earned them a leaderboard-topping score of 265 from judges Robert Bielefeld, Fran Dotoli, Scott Hofstetter, Rachel Kennedy, Julie Winkel and Chris Wynne—5 points ahead of the two horses who tied for second, last year’s winner Twain, owned by Ceil Wheeler and ridden by Hunt Tosh, and Endeavor, owned by Belhaven Stables LLC and ridden by Tim Goguen.
Watch French and Wyatt’s winning final round:
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