By: pnhs on Oct. 14th, 2015

XOXO and Peter Pletcher - Al Cook - www.alcookphoto.com

 “I was shocked, he walked in here and moseyed around like a much older horse,” Pletcher remarked about XOXO.  “I got him this summer and I think I did two horse shows on him and then the Incentive Finals in Kentucky and he was still green.  I did a couple more horse shows with him, then we came here and he got it. He is going to be a really good horse.  Mentally he could do the First Year’s but because of his age I may hold off.”

Pre-Green Hunter 3’3” Division was also won by a Pletcher mount.  Voila, owned by Kyle Owens, took the championship honors with 26 points.

The $15,000 USHJA Pre-Green Hunter Incentive Stake, was open to all horses that have been enrolled in the USHJA Pre-Green incentive Fund, which made this the largest hunter class at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show with 42 entries.  Both the 3’ and the 3’3” Pre-Green Hunters were eligible to compete in the class.

Pletcher and XOXO topped the leaderboard in the class with a score of 89 points.  Second was Fandango HX and Adrienne Iverson with 88.750 and Pletcher placed third with Fifty Fifty who garnered 88.50 points.

Fifty Fifty was a very different story from his barn mate.  “When he got here he was shell shocked,” explained Pletcher.  “The yellow curtains were moving, and he acted more like the four year-old, of course he is only six.  But today he was ready to start showing.”