Hemingway and Sandra Ferrell. Photo by Al Cook.

Hunters Earn Top Honors At The Pennsylvania National Horse Show

Stephanie Bulger's Hemingway, ridden by Sandra Ferrell, galloped away with the 3'6" Green Hunter Championship. The pair won three classes in the division and placed second in the remaining two classes. For their performance in the division, the pair was named Grand Green Hunter Champion and received the Kimberton Hills Challenge Trophy.

“Hemingway did the 3’3″ division here last year and was great so we had expectations that he would be the same,” said Ferrell. He is a god given winner. He just goes in the ring to win and he tries, and he tries, and he tries. He has done that since he was four years old. Each class he just got better. That is all you can ask for.”

Private Practice, owned by Brad Wolf and ridden by Victoria Colvin, earned the title of Green Hunter Champion with a perfect record at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. Private Practice won every class over fences in the 3’9″ Green Hunter and was third place in the hack.

Private Practice and Victoria Colvin. Photo by Al Cook.

“It is so exciting to have a horse like Peter in the professional division,” said Colvin. “We have been together a while now and he was in line for this horse show. This was a little bit easier than Capital Challenge, he did not like schooling outside and then going into the cold. Here it is much warmer, and he likes that.” 

Colvin returned to the ring with Ziggy Stardust in the High Performance division and emerged with her second Championship of the day. Ziggy Stardust is owned by Melhill Stables LLC and is a catch ride for Colvin.

Ziggy Stardust and Victoria Colvin. Photo by Al Cook.

“I don’t know anything about him,” said Colvin with a laugh. “I have never seen him show, never seen him go, never seen him under tack, all I know is that he was sent here for me to show. I rode him on Sunday night in the ring and but never really jumped a course. I had no idea, but it worked out. I kind of enjoy not knowing a horse because it is fun and exciting. I trotted in and he got a little lookey and I thought ‘should I make another circle’ but decided to just go, and he just marched around like a champion.”