SBS Farms, Inc., concluded its successful outing at HITS Ocala and ended the circuit on top. Alex Trolli claimed multiple ribbons throughout the winter and proved her consistency by claiming the championship and reserve championship circuit titles in the 3’3” Junior Hunter Section.
Trolli took the overall circuit title with 118 points aboard Hey Sailor, owned by the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center, and captured the reserve championship with her own Del Piero.
SBS Farms' winning ways didn’t end when the winter circuit in Ocala did; instead, they took their successes right to the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, where Jennifer Alfano kicked it up a notch in Katy, Texas.
Alfano brought the decorated Jersey Boy out to compete in just the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby and showed he was fresh and ready to win. The pair finished the Classic Round of the Derby in second position and headed into the Handy Round right behind Peter Pletcher with CR Beethoven. Alfano navigated Jersey Boy to a slick Handy Round performance (earning one score of a 96!), which allowed them to surpass Pletcher and steal the overall victory.
The accolades continued past the first-placed finish for Alfano. She also collected fourth on Billie Steffee’s Maggie May, who was High Performance Hunter Champion earlier on in the week, and good ribbons with her new 6-year-old, Miramar.
Alfano navigated Castle to many victories at the Pin Oak Charity I, including the win in the USHJA Pre-Green Incentive, the Texas Super Stake and they ended as reserve champions in the High Pre-Green Hunter section. She also took many ribbons on Heartbreaker in the Pre Green Hunters and captured the championship title on Candid in the competitive Second Year Green Hunter section.
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 visit www.thebtrc.org.