Hunters and Equitation Riders Aglow After Tryon Spring IV

Tryon, NC – May 17, 2016 – John Barker of Middleburg, VA, and Carlotta, owned by Ashley Hodges, were victorious in the USHJA National Hunter Derby at TIEC this past weekend, capturing the win with an overall score of 176. Sara Green and Carabello collected second place honors with a 170, while Donald Sheehan of Maryville, TN, and Kenan, owned by EHM Equestrian LLC, finished in third.

Barker and Carlotta, a 2008 Warmblood mare, led from start to finish, earning an 88 in the first round, and putting another strong trip in the second round to repeat the score of 88. Green and Carabello finished with an 89 in the handy round, the highest score of the afternoon.

Jumper Nation Tryon Hunter Class Winners
John Barker and Carlotta in their presentation ceremony with Maddy Stover of TIEC.

Isabel Stettinius of Washington, D.C., and Balenciaga, owned by Doreen Toben, collected top honors in the $1,000 Junior Hunter Classic, with a score of 166. Elizabeth McKim of Knoxville, TN, and Quintessential, owned by EHM Equestrian LLC, finished in second place with a final score of 160. Caitlin Heilferty of Waxhaw, NC, and Skyfall, owned by Caron Stucky took third, with a score of 147.

In the $500 NAL/WIHS Children’s Hunter Classic Janie Ware of Middleburg, VA, and Welcome, owned by Mary Elizabeth Cordia, topped the class with a score of 152, while also taking second place aboard her own Trump Card, receiving a 150. Jennifer Cahill of Charlotte, NC, and Incognito, owned by Donna Marie Deyoung, finished in third place with a two trip score of 149.

Elizabeth McKim of Knoxville, TN, and Casper van’t Gestelhof, owned by Patricia Garrett, found themselves atop the leadboard in the ASPCA Maclay, while Lauren Lindner of Warren, NJ, and Diomaro VDL, owned by Amanda Flint, finished in second place. Curry Sherard of Spartanburg, SC, and Eloubet P, owned by Christi Israel, rounded out the top three placings.

The THIS Children’s Medal saw Grace Roberts of Knoxville, TN, and Olivier de Upatoi, owned by Kathleen Harrigan, take the win, while Carson Odle of Fort Mills, SC, and Cortina’s Allesandro, owned by Brian Stucky, took home second place. Catherine Sharp of Tryon, NC, and her own Imperio, rounded out the top three finishers.