The Results Are In for the Showplace Productions' IHJA B Medal Finals 2019
Showplace Productions did not disappoint exhibitors with a spectacular finals course, great awards and fantastic hospitality. Photo Abby Hutzler/M4E
#weloveledges Roscoe, IL – August 27, 2019 – Showplace Productions did not disappoint exhibitors at the annual Illinois Hunter Jumper Association (IHJA) B Finals Show, August 22-25, 2019, with their signature hospitality, beautiful courses and fantastic awards at Ledges Sporting Horses in Roscoe, Illinois. Showplace Productions turned Sunday into a grand finale, opening up the huge grand prix ring for the ChicagoEquestrian.com Hunter Derby Finals and the IHJA B Medal Finals. Add in the complimentary breakfast sponsored by ChicagoEquestrian.com and great awards to make a memorable finals show for the up and coming local riders.
The winner of the ChicagoEquestrian.com Hunter Derby Finals was Can’t Beat the Feeling ridden by Christina Stelter and owned by Andrea Stelter. Photo Abby Hutzler/M4E
Kicking off the day with the win in the ChicagoEquestrian.com Hunter Derby Finals was Can’t Beat the Feeling ridden by Christina Stelter owned by Andrea Stelter with a 1st round score of 74.5 and a 2nd round of 80 for a total of 154.5 for the victory.
Leading Professional Rider in the Derby Series was Carmine D'Aversa. Photo Abby Hutzler/M4E Awards for the ChicagoEquestrian.com Hunter Derby Series were presented after the class. Riders can accumulate points at all Showplace Productions' B shows throughout the season. Earning the Leading Horse award and a gorgeous Walsh halter was Scout, owned by Ellie McEnery, and ridden by trainer Carmine D'Aversa, who also clinched the Leading Professional Rider award for the series for the second year in a row. "The derby series is always fun and challenging, especially on some of the green horses I rode this year. I am honored to win this award two years in a row and look forward to the derby series next year," said D'Aversa.
The Leading Junior rider in the series was Delaney Gale pictured with ChicagoEquestrian representative Abby Hutzler. Photo M4E Delaney Gale earned the Leading Junior Rider award for the series. Gale also rode Tievoli Farm's Hollister to a second place finish in the hunter derby finals behind Stelter. The day continued with the coveted IHJA B Medal Finals for each division. Congratulations to all winners!
Limit Medal winner: Kenzie Wagenknecht and Flirtatious owned by Stonebrook Farm. Photo Abby Hutzler/M4E
Beginner Medal winner: Total Eclipse ridden by Reese Reboltz owned by Kara Webb. Photo Abby Hutzler/M4E.
IHJA Pony Medal winner: Angel ridden by Ellie McEnery owned by Perfecta Farm. Photo Abby Hutzler/M4E
IHJA Adult Mini Medal winner: Cara Rosenbaum on Moonstruck. Photo Andrew Ryback Photography
IHJA Children's Mini Medal winner: Riley Muldoon aboard Red Tide. Photo Andrew Ryback Photography
IHJA Adult Medal winner: Megan Cotte aboard Anne Donovan's Cullen. Photo Andrew Ryback Photography
IHJA Junior Medal winner Andrea Simko and her Honor Bound. Photo Andrew Ryback Photography
Showplace Productions continues the winning tradition with the
Showplace Fall Series at Ledges Sporting Horses
August 29-September 1, 2019
September 5-8, 2019 (BULL RUN DERBY SERIES FINALE)
September 12-22, 2019.
For full results and a schedule of other Showplace Productions events, visit www.showplaceproductions.com.
Photos by Abby Hutzler/M4E
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