Tracy Fenney and MTM Outbid of Flower Mound, Texas have had their noses to the grindstone together the past two years, and that thoughtful partnership and intuitive trust led to a huge win Wednesday night in the $25,000 Capital Horse Show’s Pro Challenge, beating out 30 other professionals for the top WCHR title.
“He’s always been very brave at everything he does,” Tracy said of the 7-year-old Warmblood gelding. “Since he’s been a baby, we’ve really liked him. He’s just really easygoing and likes to do his job and likes to jump and does it easily. I don’t think there’s a jump he can’t jump.”
The judges seemed to agree with Tracy, slotting the pair in second after round one, and then giving the duo exceptional marks of 93, 93, and 95 in the final round to move into the top spot.
“I don’t like going last because that’s a lot of pressure,” she remarked, “so I was kind of glad Louise beat me in the first round. I was like ‘good, I don’t have to go very last,’ because I tend to screw up the second round.”
Louise Serio and Meralex Farm’s Kings Landing took a well-deserved second, following by Elizabeth Boyd and O’Ryan, owned by Stella Styslinger.
Riders for Friday’s $5,000 WCHR Professional Finals have been determined. Going head-to-head in the competition will be John French, Hunt Tosh, Scott Stewart, Victoria Colvin, Elizabeth Boyd, and Tracy Fenney.
Get more news and results from the WCHR and the Capital Challenge at their website.