The two classes of Large Junior Hunter 15 and Under were won by Augusta Iwasaki, Calabasas, CA, aboard Lyn Pedersen’s Small Affair. Iwasaki, 13, and the 14-year-old Selle Francais gelding claimed both victories with scores of 88 in the Over Fences class and 90 in the Handy round.
Dedication and Emma Kurtz, Hudson, OH, were victorious in the Large Junior Hunter 16-17 Over Fences class with a score of 88 points. Dedication, a 12-year-old bay Holsteiner gelding is owned by Dr. Betsee Parker, who has owned many of the country’s top hunters.
The Large Junior Hunter 16-17 Handy class went to Chapman ET and owner/rider Raleigh Hiler from Sudbury, MA. The handsome grey flowed around the course to take the win with a score of 87.
Emma Kurtz returned to the winner’s circle in the Small Junior Hunter 16-17 Handy class with Enticement owned by Rebekah Warren. The pair garnered a score of 87 for their performance. Kurtz has only been riding the little mare since June, but they have been very successful together.
Annabel Revers, Weston, MA, and Kingpin, owned by Beechwood Stables, LLC, won the Small Junior Hunter 16-17 Over Fences class with a score of 88. The pair placed third in the Handy class, putting them in contention for the Championship, which will be awarded on Friday.
“Bruno,” as he is affectionately called around the barn, and Revers tackled the course, designed by Paul Jewell, quite easily. “My horse actually likes the big shows,” Revers has said of her mount. “He likes to feel special.”
The Small Junior Hunter 15 and Under title went to Mayfield and Brooke Morin of Los Altos Hills, CA, who rode the gelding to victory for Strasberg Morin Inc. The pair garnered a score of 87 points to take the blue ribbon in the class.
Brian Moggre, Flower Mound, TX, and MTM Fashion, owned by MTM Farm, were the winners of the Small Junior Hunter 15 and Under Handy class with a score of 89. The pair, who have had quite a bit of success this summer, look to add more accolades to their growing resume.
Competition for these young riders in the Junior Hunter Divisions concludes on Friday.