By: Classic Communications on
Oct. 15th, 2018
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – October 15, 2018 – Sienna Pilla and Pop Rocks won the North American League (NAL) Children’s Hunter Final and Allison Cederberg and Zero Tolerance won the NAL Adult Hunter Final held during the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA, both with a total two-round score of 170.00.
Pilla, 13, from Ridgefield, CT, and Pop Rocks, owned by Piccolino Farm LLC, took home the blue ribbon in the $12,500 North American League Children’s Hunter Final but Pilla didn’t stop there. She also took home second place aboard Allura, owned by Samantha Cohen.
In the first round, the pair earned the second highest score of 85 followed by another score of 85 in the second round, finishing with a total score of 170.00 to take the win. Pilla and Allura had a two round score of 166.00.
“This is my second year here,” said Pilla. “Last year I did ponies and this is my first in the Children’s Hunters.
“Pop Rocks and Allura have been practicing indoors back at our barn and we’ve been getting ready for here (Pennsylvania National Horse Show),” Pilla continued. “We’ve put a lot of hard work into it.”
The $12,500 North American League Adult Hunter Final was awarded too Allison Cederberg of Billings, MT, and her own, Zero Tolerance. The pair had the top score in their first round with an 86 followed by an 84 in their second round for a total of 170.00.
“I’ve had Zero for about six years now,” said Cederberg. “We imported him when he was nine and he has been a great horse for me. We have been doing the Adults now for a couple years.
“My first round flowed really well, I didn’t have to do much,” Cederberg said as she talked about her ride. “I picked up the canter and everything just showed up which was nice. In my second round I focused on being a little bit slower because I got down the lines a little early and the second round just happened to fall into place really well as well.”
The NAL hosts West Coast Finals annually at the International Jumping Festival hosted by Blenheim EquiSports in San Juan Capistrano, CA, and the National Finals at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA. Both Finals include the following five divisions – Children’s Hunter, Adult Hunter, Children’s Jumper Presented by EquiFit, Adult Jumper Presented by SmartPak, and Low Junior/Amateur Jumper.
The NAL qualifying period runs September 1 through August 31. NAL competitions are open to all who wish to compete, however points are only awarded to current members. For more information regarding the North American League, please call (717) 867-5643, email to NAL@Ryegate.com or visit www.ryegate.com.