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Riders Head to the ASPCA Maclay Championships After Competition at The St. Louis National Charity

The St. Louis National Horse Show features the Region 5 ASPCA Maclay Championships, won by Blair Spencer with trainer Andre Dignelli of Heritage Farm. Photo Andrew Ryback Photography

St. Louis, MO - September 16, 2019 - Competition wrapped up at the historic St. Louis National Charity Horse Show, held September 11-15, 2019, featuring the $50,000 Grand Prix and the Region 5 ASPCA Maclay Championships at the National Equestrian Center in Lake St. Louis, Missouri. Blair Spencer of Pinehurst, North Carolina, ended Saturday night at the top of the qualifying list and will now head to the championships at the National Horse Show in Lexington, Kentucky, on November 3, 2019. A selected number of riders from each region continue on to the national championship to compete against the best riders in the country for the coveted title. The St. Louis National Charity Horse Show congratulates all the qualifiers and wishes them the best of luck at the National Horse Show.

Blair Spencer rode her way to the top of the ASPCA Maclay Regional aboard Kori D’Oro. Photo Andrew Ryback Photography

Charlie Jayne and Tou La Moon won the $50,000 Mary Keirle Grand Prix. Photo Andrew Ryback Photography

Charlie Jayne and Tou La Moon Win $50,000 Mary Keirle Grand Prix

On Sunday, Charlie Jayne of Elgin, Illinois, and Alex Jayne's Tou La Moon took home the top prize in the $50,000 Mary Keirle Grand Prix, a Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List Event. Hunter Holloway of Topeka, Kansas, and HB Investments' Pepita Con Spita finished in second and Holloway with Lucky Strike, owned by Hays Investments, rounded out the top three placings in an exciting class. Tailgaters cheered their favorite pairs from a ringside spot.

Charlie Jayne and Tou La Moon jumped to the top of the leader board for the win in the Grand Prix.  Photo Andrew Ryback Photography

Hunter Holloway and Pepita Con Spita took second place in the $50,000 Grand Prix. Photo Andrew Ryback Photography.

Earlier in the week, Sarah Mechlin Duhon and Inescapable, owned by Robert McCormick, stole the show, winning the $5,000 3’ Hunter Derby sponsored by Waterway Carwash and Stange Law Firm. Sarah Young and Ainsley Wade's Baudelaire took second and Elizabeth Nestor rode Covert to third place.

Sarah Mechlin Duhon and Inescapable won the $5,000 Hunter Derby.  Photo Andrew Ryback Photography

David Beisel and For Sunday claimed the victory in the $5,000 Welcome Stake.  Photo Andrew Ryback Photography

David Beisel claimed the victory in the $5,000 Welcome Stake on the nine-year-old chestnut mare, For Sunday, owned by Harlow Investment Enterprises while Holloway once again followed right behind to take second and third with veteran Lucky Strike and VDL Bravo S respectively, both owned by Hays Investments.

Hunter Holloway and Lucky Strike galloped to second place in the $5,000 Welcome Stake. Andrew Ryback Photography

Charities Benefit

Since 1856, the St. Louis National Charity Horse Show has brought together thousands of the best equestrians and equines to compete in one of the nation’s greatest horse shows. The event benefits two of the region’s charities: TREE House of Greater St. Louis and Stray Rescue of St. Louis, donating more than $115,000 over the past several years. 

The horse show extends a special thank you to all the valuable sponsors and super volunteers for helping to make 2019 another successful year. 

A special thank you goes out to Tito's as a major returning sponsor, to Equijet for donating a welcome gift for all exhibitors and to CWD for graciously donating two bridles to award to selected class winners. Thank you also to Waterway Carwashfor your continued sponsorship.

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$50,000 Grand Prix Results

1844 Tou La Moon Alex Jayne Charlie Jayne

2712 Pepita Con Spita HB Investments Hunter Holloway

3714 Lucky Strike Hays Investment Corp Hunter Holloway

4832 For Sunday Harlow Investments Enterprises David Beisel

5767 Ypsilon Helen Gilbert Shannon Hicks

6833 Call Me Hannes Harlow Investments Enterprises David Beisel

7585 Contendro Star Genevieve Munson Genevieve Munson

8834 Essince W David Beisel David Beisel

9584 Zonderling Mark Holden Genevieve Munson

10736 Cacento Raven Ridge Farm Kim Barone

ASPCA Maclay Regional Top 10

Blair Spencer

Savannah Hemby

Alexa Leong

Tessa Downey

Emma Crate

Sydney Berube

Alexandra Pielet

Kierstin Antoniadis

Hannah Dodd

Caroline Ellis

St. Louis National Charity Horse Show 

The National Equestrian Center

6880 Lake Saint Louis Boulevard

Lake St. Louis, MO 63367

Phone: (636) 561-8080 • Fax: (636) 561-8456


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