Professional Hunter rider Jennifer Alfano, out of SBS Farms, Inc., of Buffalo, New York, took HITS Ocala Week V by storm. She and Social Hill dominated the Green Conformation Hunter section, claiming the championship, while Billie Steffee’s Maggie May topped the Second Year Green/High Performance Hunters, finishing with the reserve championship.
Alfano and Social Hill, owned by SBS Farms, Inc., won the model, were victorious in two over fences classes, and won the under saddle in the Green Conformation Hunters.
Heartbreaker, owned by Barbara Kearney, also earned excellent ribbons in the Low Hunter section with Alfano in the irons. Sterling Moon, owned by Kathy Chiaf, narrowly missed a tricolor ribbon in the Pre-Green Hunters with Alfano aboard.
Alfano piloted Maggie May, a 9-year-old Bradenberger mare, to first and second places in two over fences classes, second in the under saddle, and third in the handy round. Maggie May is proving that she's a force to be reckoned with as a High Performance horse; this is her first year jumping the 4' height, and she's already had much success.
SBS student Alex Trolli guided Hey Sailor, owned by Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center, to the 3'3" Junior Hunter reserve championship. Trolli is trained by Susie Schoellkopf and Alicia Heberle and also showed her own Del Piero to top ribbons.
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.
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 SBS Farms and the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center, please visit www.thebtrc.org.
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