The 2013 St. Christopher’s Horse Show, held at the historic Quentin Riding Club in Quentin, PA, May 8-12, had another exceptional year. Highlighted by outstanding performances, the excitement of hunter-jumper competition for riders of all ages and skill levels produced an impressive line-up of champions!
This year’s show featured a busy but exciting schedule for all of the competitors and spectators that filled the horse show grounds. “Each year my barn looks forward to spending the first week of May competing at the St. Christopher’s Horse Show,” said Troy Hendricks of Kimber View Farm. “The management team provides an excellent “AA” show in the heart of Zone 2. We are already looking forward to 2014!”
In the highlighted competition, Corrin Carberry rode Sea Brigade to the win in the $10,000 Mini Prix, sponsored by Johnson Horse Transportation. Carberry won the Prix, for the Olisco Trophy, by beating out 14 other competitors including last year’s winner Andrew Ross. In the featured competition in the hunter ring, Ann Gerrard-Dunn rode Carhartt, owned by Amy Guth, to victory in the USHJA National Hunter Derby, sponsored by ABBA Vet Supply.
Grand Championships were won by Gerald Camera on Bengale, Amateur-Owner Hunter Grand Champion; Mia Latran on Aviator, Junior Hunter Grand Champion; and Cameron Glassman on Hidden Galaxy, Pony Hunter Grand Champion.
Mia Latran was named the Best Child Rider on a Horse; Cameron Glassman was named the Best Rider on a Pony, and Mary Claire Medeiros was named the Best Children’s Hunter Rider. Adagio, handled by Emily Belin and owned by Bayside Hill Stables, won the Best Young Horse Award.
Many competitors continue to return to St. Christopher’s year after year for all of the excitement that the horse show has to offer. “I’ve been coming to St. Christopher’s for over 30 years and this year was really great,” said Olivia Golden of Double G Stables. “The Footing was great, jumps were pretty, courses were interesting and judging was good. The Staff was friendly and as an “AA” show is was totally affordable. Thank you to everyone at Ryegate Show Services!”
The 2013 St. Christopher’s Horse Show had a great turnout this year! “We would not be able to run such a successful show without the help of our sponsors, horse show staff and of course all of the riders,” said show producer Annette Longenecker of Ryegate Show Services. “We would like to congratulate and thank all of our exhibitors on a terrific show series. We are already looking forward to next year’s show and welcoming everyone back again in 2014!”
St. Christopher’s is grateful to all of the 2013 sponsors for their support this year. This year’s sponsors included ABBA Vet Supply, Johnson Horse Transportation, Take 2 Thoroughbreds, Kimber View Farm, Andrew Ross, Joe Alfano, Christiane Campbell, Morning Mist Farm, Grier School, Unionville Equine Assoc., Hoof Print Images, Equine Marketer, Belle & Bow Equestrian, Sissy & Timothy Wickes, Klinicki Equine Massage, North Ridge Farms, and Windy Willow Farm.
The St. Christopher’s Horse Show is a USEF Recognized Show. It is also a regular member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Professional Horsemen’s Association, Pennsylvania Horse Show Association, Pennsylvania Jumper Association, Maryland Horse Shows Association, North American League, Washington International Horse Show, Central Pennsylvania Junior Horse Show Association, Marshall & Sterling, and the Young Jumper Championships (YJC).