Hunter Jumper Council Zone Teams
Capital Challenge Horse Show
Des Zones Hunter Teams
the first time, teams of hunters are representing their zones
in the National Hunter/Jumper Council's Prix des Zones at the
Capital Challenge Horse Show. Teams consist of one professional
rider, one junior or pony rider, and one amateur owner or adult
amateur rider. Scores from the first two jumping classes of each
rider's respective section count toward the team score. Teams
are allowed to drop one score.
the popularity of this unique idea, sixteen Prix des Zones hunter
teams are competing for the beautifully-embroidered NHJC letterman
jackets. Zones 2, 4 and 7 each have one team competing, Zones
1 and 5 are both represented by two teams, four teams come from
Zone 3, and Zone 10 is fielding five teams. There is no entry
fee for the competition.
top three teams in the Zone standings after the professionals'
scores were recorded are as follows:
5 - B Strapless / Emily Williams 92.75 90.50 183.25
Zone 7 - A Bohemia / Peter Pletcher 89.00 91.00 180.00
Zone 3 - C Marvin / Sandy Ferrell 90.00 89.25 179.25
the week, scores from juniors, amateurs, children's, and ponies
will be added to these scores to determine the winning team.
National Hunter Jumper Council also awarded coolers to the following
Horse / Rider / Owner
Year Green A Marvin / Sandy Ferrell / Mrs. Gary B. Peterson
1st Year Green B Dream Date / Louise Serio / Rachel Geiger
2nd Year Green Red Panda / Louise Serio / Meralex Farm, Inc.
Regular Working Estrella / Sandy Ferrell / Mr. & Mrs. Ernest
Green Conformation Chopard / Scott Stewart / Mimi Tashjian
Regular Conformation Hollywood / Tim Goguen / Paula Polk Lillard
Council presented silver belt buckles to the winners of the inaugural
NHJC Medal classes, and also to their trainers. Randy Sherman
of Zone 10 won the Junior Medal. He is coached by Susie Schroer.
Valerie German from Zone 2, trained by Nancy Fletcher, won the
silver belt buckle was also awarded to Scott Stewart, who rode
Chopard to the Grand Hunter Championship. Chopard is owned by
Mimi Tashjian of Greenwich, CT.
amateur and jumper exhibitors will show throughout the weekend
at the Capital Challenge Horse Show in Upper Marlboro, MD. For
further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.capitalchallengehorseshow.com
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