With the fall Indoor Finals Horse Shows well underway, SBS Farms, Inc., is once again showing off its winning ways. The Pennsylvania National Horse Show’s Junior Weekend kicked off on Thursday, October 8, with Alex Trolli and Hey Sailor dominating the opening day with the high-scoring hunter round and top ribbons. Their success continued into the second day of competition, securing the championship rosette in the 3'3" Junior Hunter section.
Hey Sailor is known for showing off in the competition ring, and the Pennsylvania National Horse Show was no exception, especially with Trolli in the irons.
During the opening round of the Junior 3’3” Hunters, Trolli bested a field of 15 to earn the blue ribbon with a score of 85 points. She returned aboard the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center-owned mare for the Handy round, where she ranked second. Trolli returned on the second day of competition to ride to the score of 83 points, securing the championship title.
Trolli rode to the top of the standings at the USHJA Zone 2 Hunter Finals to capture the Children’s Hunter Horse, 15-17, Reserve Championship with Hey Sailor in 2014, and their partnership has only continued to grow.
SBS trainer Alicia Heberle was on the road with Trolli throughout the summer, helping her collect points at top shows across the nation. Trolli consistently took championships at numerous shows throughout the summer, as well as finishing as the HITS Ocala Circuit Champion for the Junior 3’3” Hunters with Hey Sailor last winter. The duo will compete next at the CP National Horse Show in Lexington, Kentucky, at the end of October.
Based out of Buffalo, New York, SBS Farms’ Susie Schoellkopf and Jennifer Alfano run one of the foremost show hunter training operations in the country, and travel nationwide to compete in the nation's most prestigious horse shows.
SBS Farms, Inc. continues the proud tradition of the Saddle and Bridle Club as one of the top show stables in the Northeast. Schoellkopf is also the Executive Director of the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center, which houses both The Buffalo Equestrian Center as well as SBS Farms. Built in 1922, the 160-stall facility is a historical landmark, with its unique English Tudor and Gothic-style architecture.
For more information on the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center, please visit www.thebtrc.org.
Special thanks to Phelps Media Group for the press release.