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Memphis in Soggy May


The WTJHJA Spring Circuit continued with two more shows at the Germantown Charity Horse Show Arena in Germantown, TN. Both weekends were rainy, with some downpours and some classes had to be postponed because of the soggy arena.

Following are class highlights:

Memphis in May I – May 1-7

Amanda Mayes on Blueridge Moonbeam was tops in the Pony Hunter Classic. The pair also won the Equisport/USEF Pony Medal. Mackenzie Alderman’s Dumbledore with Sarah Clifton Yandell up placed second. Alexandria Rook’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was third. Davie Wright’s Dreams Come True, with Mallory Macdonald up placed fourth. Allen Tate rounded out fifth on Hidden Springs Fennel.

Mary Claire Ray won the WTHJA Horse Medal on her Ambassador.

Bailey Cash had the best ride on John Roche’s Calero for first in the ASPCA/Maclay Medal. Alex Joerg piloted Maddie Gang’s Semper Fi to second. Sarah Clifton Yandell was third on Reid Taylor’s Cholon. Dianna Lane rode Zoe Glassman’s Noblis to fourth. Mary Claire Ray was fifth on her Ambassador. And Micaela Preston was sixth on Catherine Liebe’s Regazzo.

In the Equisport/USEF Pony Medal Olive Branch home-grown pony Rollingwoods Cookie Time, owned and ridden by Maria Roberts was second. Jorja Rose Jones was third on Chris Richards’ Blue Skye. Shea Taylor was fourth on Kate Duke’s Mission Accomplished. Tresie Wallace’s daughter Hallie Rush placed fifth on Just Desserts. And Mallory MacDonald was sixth on David Wright’s Dreams Come True.

The Pessoa/US Hunter Seat Medal went to Grace Upshaw on Brugge. Sarah Clifton Yandell was reserve on Taylor Reid’s Cholon. Alex Joerg was third on Maddie Gang’s Semper Ti. Alexandria Efird was fourth on It’s Rooney. Bailey Cash was fifth on Calero. Micaela Preston was sixth on Regazze and Emily Green seventh on her Oasis.

The Taylor Harris Children’s Medal went to Beanie Cone’s student Kate Duke on Be My Date. Liz Capocaccia was second on Hartmut Gutzmann’s Calett 2. Abigail Sellers finished third on Tee Time. And Addison Bihm was fourth on TNT’s Party Time.

Memphis in May II, May 8-13

Winner of the USHJA International Hunter Derby – Classic round was CH Farm’s On Q ridden by Kelley Farmer. Second: LPF, LLC’s LPF Woodford, ridden by Holly Shepherd. Third: Stella Styslinger’s Trending, ridden by Tim Maddrix. Fourth: Mary Elise Holen’s Life is Good, ridden by Tim Maddrix. Fifth: Skorekeeper, ridden by Kelley Farmer.
CH Farm’s On Q ridden by Kelley Farmer was also the winner of the USHJA International Hunter Derby – Handy Round. Trending was second; Life is Good was third. Belvedere, owned and ridden by Ellen Herrington was fourth. Skorekeeper placed fifth again.

In the WIHS Equitation Overall, Madison Harwood’s Play To Win won the class with Lindsey Cayce aboard. Donald Stewart’s Falco was second with Katie Ramsey in the irons. It’s Rooney, owned and ridden by Alexandra Efird was third. And Mary Claire Ray rode her horse Ambassador to fourth.

Katie Ramery won the Junior Hunter Classic on her horse Donato. Belle Fulmer was reserve with her horse All That. Grace Upshaw placed third in her horse Brugge. Claudia Styslinger and Eloise were fourth, with Sarah Clifton Yandell placing fifth on Nadia.

Laura Connaway piloted Quasar to the win in the Amateur Owner Hunter Classic 3’3/3’6. Ellen Herrington placed second on Belvedere; Emily Joyner was third on Ramsey and Libby McAlister was fourth on Escalido.

Michael Tokaruk was a leader in the jumper division. He won two of the 1.0M Jumper classes and placed second in the remaining 1.0 Jumper classes – the Champion in that division. He rode Margaret Gore’s Matilda to first in the 1.30 M Jumper, but the pair dropped to fourth in the 1.30 M Jumper Classic and sixth in the 1.20 M Jumper Classic.

Miguel Ventura rode Quan to the top place in the 1.30 M Jumper Classic, with Claudia Styslinger’s Uluxion placing second, ridden by Tim Maddrix.

Full results of both shows are available at Horse shows

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