Junior Riders Awarded World Champion Hunter Rider Titles

Three rings of junior and childrens hunters filled the final day of the Capital Challenge Horse Show in Upper Marlboro, Md. The highlight of the ...Three rings of junior and childrens hunters filled the final day of the Capital Challenge Horse Show in Upper Marlboro, Md. The highlight of the ...

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Three rings of junior and childrens hunters filled the final day of the Capital Challenge Horse Show in Upper Marlboro, Md. The highlight of the day were the three World Champion Hunter Rider (WCHR) Finals held in the Show Place Arena.

The first junior to receive the prestigious honor was pony rider Molly Sullivan of Cape Cod, Mass., who topped the WCHR Challenge class aboard Child's Play. Sullivan and the chestnut pony also collected the championship in the small pony division.

Sullivan, 12, purchased the pony while in Florida last winter. Although 10-year-old gelding had been a leading green pony years prior, Childs Play was out in a field when Sullivan found him. The pair started out the season winning in Ocala, Fl., and continued with champion success at Saratoga and the Catskills. Sullivan will continue on to the Pennsylvania National and the Washington International Horse Shows.

The second WCHR Challenge blue was presented to Christina Serio riding Kilona. "I wanted to go in there and have a nice positive round in preparation for indoors," said Serio. It was Kilona's first time at an indoor show, but the experience didn't seem to faze her.

Kilona was purchased sight unseen after Jimmy Torano and Amil Spadone discovered the eight-year-old in Europe. Although Serio didn't click right away with Kilona the two have learned to understand one another. "Honestly," said Serio, "We didn't click right away but she figured me out and I figured her out."

Serio credits a lot to her mother, professional horsewoman Louise Serio, for her support and help.

The final WCHR class, the Children's Hunter Challenge, was topped by Gabrielle Reynolds of Cincinnati, Oh, who rode Swept Away to the honors. The pair also collected the Childrens Hunter 14 and under championship, the grand childrens hunter championship and the leading childrens hunter rider award. Reynolds, 14, was thrilled with her success at the show and explained that it was her last show in the childrens hunter division.

"We went out in style," said Reynolds who will go on to compete with the Argentinean thoroughbred in the junior hunters next year. The Capital Challenge Horse Show brings together the top hunter and jumper riders in the country at the Prince George's Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD. For more information on this year's show or next year's dates please call the show office at 301-952-7944.

Results from Sunday, October 8, 2000

404 GRAND CHAMPION PONY HUNTER
1. COLBEACH SONATA, NATALIE BERGER
2. NEWSWORTHY, JULIANNE BEFELER

412 BEST JUNIOR JUMPER RIDER
1. DANIELLE GOLDSTEIN

3 $5,000 WCHR JUNIOR CHALLENGE
1. KILONA, CHRISTINA SERIO
2. OCEAN RISE, JENNY JONES
3. MORE THAN WORDS, DANIELLE GOLDSTEIN
4. SKYY, PAIGE JOHNSON
5. GRACELAND, DANIELA CURTO
6. FANFARE, NANCY S AMLING
7. KEEP THE FAITH, ELIZABETH R COUGHLIN
8. DIPLOMACY, GEORGINA BLOOMBERG
9. LITTLE LION, CHARLIE JAYNE

10. COTTONWOOD, WHITNEY ROPER
4 $2,500 WCHR PONY CHALLENGE
1. CHILD'S PLAY, MOLLY SULLIVAN
2. TOY STORY, MAGGIE MCALARY
3. LUCKY TOO, CHRISTINE LINDNER
4. RAZZLE DAZZLE, ASHTON CHEWNING
5. IMAGINE THAT, PAISLEY KADISON
6. MISS RED, SOPHIE BENJAMIN
7. SALVANDI SPEAKEASY, CALLIE LEONE
8. WAIT A MINUTE, SARAH FISHBACK
9. SNOWQUARTER LOOKING GLASS, ANNIE WISE
10. NEWSWORTHY, JULIANNE BEFELER

84 SMALL JUNIOR HUNTER 15 & UNDER
1. SKYY, PAIGE JOHNSON
2. CALLAWAY, CHARLIE JAYNE
3. HILTON, ERIN STEWART
4. ALLSTAR, CODY BAIRD
5. BEST OF EVERYTHING, KRISTA WEISMAN
6. LITTLE LION, CHARLIE JAYNE
7. CHEERFUL WAYS, ELIZABETH R COUGHLIN
8. REMEMBER ME, KENDLE HANDTMAN

85 SMALL JUNIOR HUNTER 15/U STAKE
1. HILTON, ERIN STEWART
2. MORE THAN WORDS, DANIELLE GOLDSTEIN
3. LITTLE LION, CHARLIE JAYNE
4. WHAT GOES AROUND, ERIN STEWART
5. LATE EDITION, KAITLIN JOHNSTON
6. ALLSTAR, CODY BAIRD
7. BRINKLEY, GINA MARIE CICCOTELLI
8. SOLITAIRE, CLARA LINDNER

94 LARGE JUNIOR HUNTER 15 & UNDER
1. COUNTRY SWING, CLARA LINDNER
2. MOST WANTED, CODY BAIRD
3. MAJICAL, KATE CONOVER
4. THE WINNING EDGE, DANIELLE GOLDSTEIN
5. MAGICAL MOMENTS, MICHAEL MORRISSEY
6. LIFETIME, MISSY YOUNG
7. MONARCH, JULIE FONTAINE
8. TRISTAR, CHARLIE JAYNE

95 LARGE JUNIOR HUNTER 15/U STAKE
1. COUNTRY SWING, CLARA LINDNER
2. LIFETIME, MISSY YOUNG
3. PASCHKA, MORGAN LEVEY
4. ADDISON, RACHAEL HERKOWITZ
5. MOST WANTED, CODY BAIRD
6. MAGICAL MOMENTS, MICHAEL MORRISSEY
7. PRACTICAL MAGIC, SAMANTHA RUDIN
8. JULIETTE, WHITNEY ROPER

102 CHILDREN'S HUNTER 14 & UNDER
1. SWEPT AWAY, GABRIELLE REYNOLDS
2. ANDIAMO, RACHEL TULIPAN
3. DREAM ON, ADDISON PHILLIPS
4. CHURCHILL, CHRISTINA MANGANO
5. WINWOOD, ALESANDRA PERNA
6. MILLENNIUM, SARAH TAIT
7. TRIBUTE TO RED, AIMEE ARON
8. HYPERION, KELLY KOZICH

103 CHILDREN'S HUNTER 14 & UNDER
1. SWEPT AWAY, GABRIELLE REYNOLDS
2. WHODUNIT, NICOLETTA VON HEIDEGGER
3. DREAM ON, ADDISON PHILLIPS
4. WINWOOD, ALESANDRA PERNA
5. ANDIAMO, RACHEL TULIPAN
6. HYPERION, KELLY KOZICH
7. ACTION Z, KRISTINE SHOEMAKER
8. EARL GREY, MIKE CONNORS

104 CHILDREN'S HUNTER 14 & UNDER U/S
1. CHURCHILL, CHRISTINA MANGANO
2. PROVIDENCE, JULIANNE BEFELER
3. AIMS TO PEASE, CHRISTINA MANGANO
4. STARGAZER, ELIZABETH SMITH
5. MILLENNIUM, SARAH TAIT
6. SAY ANYTHING, KRISTIN VERBITSKY
7. SWEPT AWAY, GABRIELLE REYNOLDS
8. CINDERS, JESSICA BEMIS

105 CHILDREN'S HUNTER 15-17
1. CAUSE FOR APPLAUSE, MCKENSIE RAYMOND
2. LEAP OF FAITH, CHLOE WORMSER
3. CARUSO, ANNE KANNER
4. RHYTHM & BLUES, KRISTEN L. HORTENSTINE
5. DION, TESSA ZEMON
6. L.A. LAW, SARAH KLEIN
7. CLARENCE, CARY WORMSER
8. TWICE BLEST, JESSE L. HOYER

106 CHILDREN'S HUNTER 15-17
1. POOLSIDE, NICOLE CUNNDIFF
2. NATURAL WONDER, RENEE THERIAULT
3. HOLY SMOKES, ANANDA KAPLAN
4. CARUSO, ANNE KANNER
5. SPOT, HEATHER JORDAN
6. RHYTHM & BLUES, KRISTEN L. HORTENSTINE
7. ALPINE, CHELSEA ZIESIG
8. LAST TO LEAVE, SARAH WARMINGTON
9. PERFECT IMAGE, LEIGH STITZER

107 CHILDREN'S HUNTER 15-17 U/S
1. LAST TO LEAVE, SARAH WARMINGTON
2. HIGH HEARTS, MARGARET JESSEN
3. DION, TESSA ZEMON
4. POOLSIDE, NICOLE CUNNDIFF
5. RUNNING COMMENTARY, KATIE NELSON
6. CURRENT EDITION, ABBY GABRYS
7. CARUSO, ANNE KANNER
8. SAVANNAH, LAUREN O'HEARN

108 CHILDREN'S PONY HUNTER
1. SEBASTIAN, KATELYN SANTELLA
2. FLASHCARD, KAMURAN SOKMENSUER
3. CHANTILLY, SAMANTHA KLEINFIELD
4. DEWEY DEWEY DARE, ANNA PAVLOV
5. BRIGHTON GUIDING LIGHT, CALLIE SEAMMAN
6. RAINBEAU'S INKSPOT, MEGHAN MURPHY
7. BABY GRAND, ALEXANDRA LOPRETE
8. BUSY BODY NORA, KELSEY DELAPLAINE


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