Jennifer Alfano and Billie Steffee's Maggie May topped the High Performance Hunters with fantastic results during the HITS Ocala Tournament VII, held February 24-March 1 in Ocala, Florida.
Even though it's the mare's first year in the High Performance section, she's already turned in some impressive scores and is making a name for herself as a horse with an incredible amount of class.
The pair won two of the over fences classes and clinched the under saddle. The bay Brandenberger mare also collected third place in the handy to complete the division as its champion.
Candid, owned and ridden by Alfano, continued his success after winning the championship in the Second Year Green Hunters the previous week. Candid won two of the Second Year Green over fences trips against tough competition and remained consistent as the division continued, claiming the fourth place over fences and the third in the under saddle. They finished up by securing fifth place in the handy.
Sterling Moon, owned by Kathy Chiaf, and Heartbreaker, owned by Barbara Kearney, each collected good ribbons in in the Pre-Green Hunter section.
Alex Trolli once again shined in the Junior 3'3" Hunters, riding Hey Sailor to the championship. She captured a first place over fences, as well as second place under saddle with the BTRC-owned horse, while also riding her own Del Piero to good ribbons throughout the division.
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 SBS Farms, please visit www.sbsfarms.com. For more information on the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center, please visit www.thebtrc.org.
Press release courtesy of Phelps Media Group International.