The Equine Tack & Nutritionals Green Hunter 3’9” division concluded on Thursday, January 17, at the Winter Equestrian Festival with a victory for New Jersey native Jennifer Bauersachs aboard Another Love. The pair performed well in the previous day’s over fences and under saddle classes having placed first, third, and fifth. Returning to the E.R. Mische Grand Hunter Ring, the duo took another first place to secure the championship.
Jennifer Bauersachs and Another Love. Photo © Sportfot
The reserve champion title went to Havens Schatt of Georgetown, KY, aboard Spectacular, a nine-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Cachas x Varese) owned by SHP Barn, LLC. The duo claimed two seconds, a third, and a ninth place.
Bauersachs has piloted the 10-year-old Holsteiner mare for Debra Carey’s Meritage Stables, LLC for two years, but she only began competing her a year ago after Bauersachs came back from an injury.
“We took it easy with her when we first got her, and last year was really her first year showing,” said Bauersachs. “She’s super brave and has tons of scope, so we are looking forward to entering her in some of the derbies this year; specifically we are looking toward the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby (Hunt & Go) taking place during Week 4.”
Bauersachs has been calling WEF her winter destination for as long as she can remember and says she plans to continue to come each year because of its world-class competition.
Jennifer Bauersachs and Another Love with groom Orlando Hernandez. Photo © Sportfot
“It’s really nice that they have so many opportunities for the hunters here and that we are able to showcase the hunters in the International Arena on weeks other than [World Champion Hunter Rider] Hunter Week,” she stated. “This place really is the Walt Disney World of horse showing because there is really no comparison to anywhere else. Here you are competing against the absolute best of the best, so you are always driven to do better.”