Lucador clearly has his own way of going around the hunter ring, and something about it says, “Don’t y’all go forgettin that I’m a horse.” With hunter god Scott Stewart in the irons, it’s entirely perfectly executed while still being a round absolutely Lucador. Yesterday the judges at the Hampton Classic in Bridgehampton, NY couldn’t agree more, giving him a score of 90 to take the win in the 3’9″ high performance conformation hunter over fences class and eventually the division championship.
So how did this sassy nine-year-old Oldenburg gelding owned by Betsee Parker come to reign over the hearts and scorecards in the Hamptons?
First, he came strutting out onto the turf with the manliest macho man hunter jog ever:
And once the round began, the attitude kept right on rolling with this little diddy:
Then he settles nicely into the job and keeps the tail flicks coming as he sails over anything the course tries to throw at him.
He nails it on these monsters across the diagonal:
And seals the deal with the two-stride finale:
And just to be sure to leave a lasting impression for the championship, he threw in this walk on the buckle with a one-foot overtrack as a parting gift.
Well played, Lucador. See their full round below, and stay tuned to JN for more from the Hampton Classic!