The 73rd annual Buffalo International Horse Show (BIHS) kicked-off the weekend with a variety of hunter, jumper and equitation classes taking place at the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center (BTRC). Amateur competitors took center stage throughout the day and concluded with the NAL Children's/Adult Jumper classes.
In the Adult Amateur, 18-35, Hunter division, Christine Ruh and Stardust won both over fences classes and took second place in the under saddle to take the championship of the division. In the Amateur Owner, 3'3" 36 and over, division, Penelope Ayers and Cezanne also won both over fences classes, with a third place finish in the under saddle to position themselves nicely for the championship.
The NAL Children's/Adult Jumpers were the feature classes of the evening following the demonstration of the the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center. In the Children's/Adult Jumper classes, Mary Patterson and her Evening Attire led the division with a second and a first place finish in both classes, respectively.
Emma Walters and Equine Couture's Stainless, owned by the BTRC, also placed second and first, respectively, in both classes of the NAL Low Children's/Adult Jumpers to set them up for the top spot of the division.
The BIHS is proud to present the prestigious championship ribbons, sponsored by the EMO Agency Inc., while the reserve champion ribbons are sponsored by the Hunting Horn. Exhibitors also enjoyed exhibitor bags thanks to Johnson Horse Transportation.
73rd Buffalo International Horse Show Fast Facts:
What: The prestigious Buffalo International Horse Show (BIHS) is an AA rated hunter/jumper show and is one of the best ways for exhibitors to prepare themselves and their horses for the fall indoor circuit. The horse show also offers generous prize money in every division and is sanctioned and recognized by US Equestrian (USEF), Syracuse PHA, Ohio PHA and the WPPHA. The BIHS was designated a 'Heritage' competition by US Equestrian, reserved for horse shows in existence for 25 years or more that have promoted and grown equestrian sport and made contributions to the community outside the gates of the horse show by achieving, maintaining and promoting the equestrian ideals of sportsmanship and competition.
Where: Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center
950 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY 14216
When: Sept. 11-15, 2019
EMO Insurance - championship awards
The Hunting Horn - reserve championship awards
Facility: The Buffalo Saddle and Bridle Club was built in 1922 as an indoor polo arena. Today, it is known as the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center and features one of the largest indoor riding arenas in the nation. Located in the heart of metropolitan Buffalo, New York, it is also home to both the Buffalo Equestrian Center and SBS Farms, Inc. The five-acre site includes the indoor 300' x 90' riding arena, stables, paddocks and an outdoor riding ring. The spectacular barn offers permanent stalls for all horse show participants.
Buffalo International Horse Show
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