report from Stephanie Guerlain
FHC members young and old turned out in numbers to compete and to participate in the historic, prestigious and nationally recognized Hunter Show hosted by the Keswick Hunt Club the weekend of May 17-22nd.
Congratulations to Cece Williamson on her achievements at the 113th Annual Keswick Horse Show!
She was champion in the Adult Hunter Older division riding Northstar, winning both over fences classes and 2nd under saddle. She was Grand Champion Adult Amateur, won the "Column 1" challenge trophy, the "Sandstorm" trophy, and was named Best Adult Hunter rider!
Maria Shannon rode a number of horses, with great placings, most notably winning the first round of the $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby and placing 2nd overall riding Cavallino. She also won the C. Winn Canfield Memorial Trophy riding Fair N Square. Both horses are owned by Stefanie Gordinier.
Isabella Karr and Peridot
Isabella Karr, riding Oakfields Peridot, owned by Susan McConnell, was Reserve Champion in the Large Green Pony Hunter division!
Charlotte Bassett, riding the Crown Prince, won the Pre-Children's Equitation class and was 3rd in all three Pre-Children's Hunter classes.
Hannah Harp and Jackson Rector were both entered in the adorable Leadline class, Hannah had her grandmother, Ann Grachus completely decked out in a Farmington shadbelly, while Hannah was in full sidesaddle regalia!
Finally, Stephanie Guerlain, Toni Durham, and Lynne Gebhard each rode and placed in several divisions on multiple horses.
Stephanie Guerlain, Brooklyn
The Eastminster Dog show was a hit, and had entries by Becky Barlow and the Bassett family (Colleen, Lake, and Charlotte).
The Bassett family
We are lucky to have such a wonderful, traditional show so close to us. I know many members helped to run the show and participated as spectators.
photos courtesy of Stephanie Guerlain-more will be available soon, plus look for Teresa Ramsay Photos online!