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Farmington Takes Home Championship at Maury River Hunter Trials

Millington Team Taylor Fellows, Brodie Lower and Molly Duncan place 2nd in the Hunt Team Division

Maury River Hunter Trials 2011

Report from Stephanie Guerlain , by Beth Sutton

Photos courtesy of Nancy Howell

Farmington Hunt Members turned out at the Lexington annual Hunter Trials at the Virginia Horse Park April 2nd, and brought home many prizes throughout a day of changing weather and chilly conditions. Milllington’s Liz King trucked a barn full of riders and horses to participate in this popular event put on by Penny and Brian Ross at the Virginia Horse center in Lexington.The Farmington Hunt won the overall Championship with points accumulating to a total of 195. Overall First Flight Hunter Champion was Cheryl Microutsicos riding WoW! Graphic Designs Up and Coming- and that's not all! Congratulations to a hard working group of competitors and a wonderful show team for another terrific event organized by Penny and Brian. FHC swept the rest of the championship divisions! read on- here are the highlighted placings of the day for the FHC crew:

"Team Millington" braved wind, sleet, rain to have fun at Maury River

Stephanie Guerlain and "Eddie" were part of the winning pairs team with Cheryl Microutsicos and Up and Coming

Class 1. New Meadow Farm Future Hunters (puddlejumpers)

2nd: Stephanie Guerlain, Curb Appeal
4th: Deborah Heymann, Handsome Lad

Class 2. New Meadow Farm Hunt Pairs
1st: Stephanie Guerlain, Curb Appeal & Cheryl Microutsicos, Up and Coming2nd: Jennifer Sulzberger, Sully & Carolyn Brandt, River
6th: Julie Forino, Galen & Hallam Hurt, Killian

Class 3. Hunt Teams (Sponsored by Hugh Sproul)
2nd: Taylor Fellows, Handsome Lad, Molly Duncan, Prime Time, & Brodie Lower, Syrah
3rd: J. Forino, Galen, H. Hurt, Killian, & J Canavan, Spud

4a Hunter on the Flat sponosred by Nancy Schuster
6th: Karen Bull Zeus

5a David Law Handy Hunter over Fences sponsored by Wendy Higginson
2nd: Cheryl Microutsicos, Up & Coming
5th: Karen Bull, Zeus

6a Field Hunter over fences sponsored by Washington Street Purveyors
1st: Karen Bull, Zeus
2nd: Cheryl Microutsicos, Up & Coming
3rd: Elizabeth King, Toons

7a Field Master Chase sponsored by Joe Manning
1st: Cheryl Microutsicos, Up & Coming

8b Hunter on the Flat
1st: Taylor Fellows, Handsome Lad
2nd: Mary Buford Hitz, Toons
3rd: Brodie Lower, Syrah
4th: Stephanie Guerlain, Curb Appeal

9b Handy Hunter over fences
1st: Brodie Lower, Syrah
2nd: Mary Buford Hitz, Toons
3rd: Stephanie Guerlain, Curb Appeal

10b Field Hunter over fences
1st: Brodie Lower, Syrah
2nd: Molly Duncan, Prime Time
3rd: Jennifer Sulzberger River
5th: Carolyn Brandt, Sully

11b Field Master Chase
3rd: Mary Buford Hitz, Toons

2nd: Deborah Heymann, Handsome Lad

Turn Out
1st: Taylor Fellows, Handsome Lad

The Cliff Hunt Championship: Most points accumulated by a Hunt Club ( including all judged classes plus the Appointments and Turnout Championship
Champion: Farmington Hunt - 195 pts

Reserve: Rockbridge Hunt 59 pts

The Glenmore Hunt First Flight Champiohsip: Perpetual Trophy, Qualified Fox Hunter. Most points accumulated by a qualify fox hunter in first flight Dision (hunted 6x this season). Same rider
Champion: Cheryl Micoutsicous,
WoW! Graphic Designs' Up and Coming

The Lexington Carriage Company: Qualified Fox hunter. Most points accumulated by a qualify fox hunter in second flight Division ( hunted 6x this season). Same rider
Champion Brodie Lower, Syrah

Reserve: Cathy Ecklund, Camedic

Draft Feed Best Turned Out Horse Championships: Best turned out horse judged on grooming and fitness of horse, cleanliness and appearance of tack.
Champion: Taylor Fellows, Handsome Lad

The Middlebrook Hounds Second Flight Open Championships; Most Points accumalated by second flight horse/rider combination. Qualified or not
Champion: Brodie Lower, Syrah
Reserve: Stephanie Guerlain, Curb Appeal

The Rockbridge Hunt Open Adult Championships: Most points accumulated by an Adult over 18 years, including multi horses and Appointments
Champion: Cheryl Micoutsicous, WoW! Graphic Designs' Up and Coming

Blue Ridge Equine Clinic Jack Benny Championships: Benny Hill , Riders over 50 years of age and over.
Champion: Karen Bull Zeus
Reserve: Mary Buford Hitz Toon

The Melvin Poe Cup: Most points accumlated by first flight horse/rider combination - Open
Champion: Cheryl Micoutsicous,
WoW! Graphic Designs' Up and Coming
Reserve Diane McBroom, Ground Force

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  • Cocktails and Holiday Fare, Festive Attire
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