Jacquelyn Maggiore Puts In Full Day in the Office, Flies to WIHS, Wins $10,000 Adult Amateur Hunter Championship

Third Time is the Charm for Contina and Jacquelyn Maggiore 

The $10,000 WIHS Adult Amateur Hunter Championship concluded day one at the 2016 WIHS with 31 entries showing over the first-round course and the top 12 returning. The win went to Jacquelyn Maggiore of Boston, MA, riding her own Contina. Maggiore and the 13-year-old Westphalian mare (by Contini) earned scores of 84 and 82 for the win with a 166-point total. Kendall Meijer and Copper Fox LLC’s Moonwalk finished second with a two-round total of 157.50 (76.5 and 81). Taylor Martinz placed third with scores of 80 and 77 riding Freedom’s Clover, and Dana Nifosi earned scores of 74 and 79 to finish fourth aboard her own Knob Creek.

Contina and Jacquelyn Maggiore

Maggiore has ridden the winning mare, Contina, for six years and made her third trip into the arena at Verizon Center this year for their first victory at WIHS. They finished second their first year in the championship, placed third last year, and Maggiore was determined to come back and get the win in 2016. She trains with Greg Prince and Cookie DeSimone of Woodbridge Farm in Sherborn, MA, and also works full-time in her family’s real estate development business.

Moonwalk and Kendall Meijer

Speaking of Contina, Maggiore stated, “There is just no horse like her. She is my soul mate. I have never been successful on another horse and I have ridden my whole life. She is just a super amazing horse and we have a great bond.

“This is our first final we have ever won, so it is very exciting,” Maggiore continued. “It is the most exciting horse show. I love the entire environment and she thrives in this type of environment because she doesn’t need to go in the ring before. We didn’t bring her over until an hour before the class. She is a very special horse and I am a lucky girl.”

Maggiore worked all day and flew into Washington, D.C. from Boston just hours before the competition.

“I took a flight tonight from Boston, landed here at 6 o’clock, grabbed an uber from the airport and hopped on the horse right before the class,” she laughed. “It was a little bit of a chaotic day, but it paid off.”

WIHS concluded Maggiore and Contina’s 2016 show season. The mare will have a rest until they travel to Ocala, FL, to compete for the winter.

Contina and Jacquelyn Maggiore in their winning presentation.

Also showing on Tuesday, the professional hunter divisions completed their first day of competition at Verizon Center. The Robotyping Challenge Trophy was presented to Scott Stewart and David Gochman’s Catch Me for their high score of 90 as the best Green Working Hunter round of the day in the Second Year division. The Fairfax Hunt Race Association Challenge Trophy for the best Green Working Hunter handy round was presented to Nick Haness and Lindsay Maxwell’s Technicolor for their high score of 92 in their First Year class.

Nick Haness and Technicolor

The 58th annual Washington International Horse Show continues on Wednesday with championships for the professional and amateur-owner hunter divisions, as well as the $10,000 WIHS Children’s Jumper Championship, presented by The Klein Family & Lance Williamson Stables, during the day. The evening session, which begins at 7 p.m., will feature the $10,000 Adult Jumper Championship, presented by The Treacy Family, as well as the $10,000 International Jumper speed class. For full results, please visit www.wihs.org.

Final Results: Final Results: $10,000 WIHS Adult Hunter Championship
Place, Number, Rider, Owner, Round 1 Score, Round 2 Score, Total Score

  1. 254  CONTINA     Jacquelyn Maggiore    Jacquelyn Maggiore    R1: 84.000       R2: 82.000       166.000
  2. 186  MOONWALK    Kendall Meijer Copper Fox LLC           R1: 76.500       R2: 81.000       157.500
  3. 723  FREEDOM’S CLOVER Taylor Martinez     Taylor Martinez       R1: 80.000      R2: 77.000       157.000
  4. 377  WHY NOT ME  Laurie Barna    Laurie Barna    R1: 73.500       R2: 82.000       155.500
  5. 515  KNOB CREEK  Dana Nifosi      Dana Nifosi      R1: 74.000       R2: 79.000       153.000
  6. 686  ROCOCO         Brittani Director                  Brittani Director    R1: 73.000       R2: 78.000       151.000
  7. 424  ZILVESTER     Alexa Wilbrandt                 Alexa Wilbrandt     R1: 76.000       R2: 74.000       150.000
  8. 321  CARNAVAL ELITE       Whitney Lind   Whish LLC       R1: 78.000       R2: 71.000       149.000
  9. 554  CASSANOVA   Sandra Goodman        Sandra Goodman        R1: 77.000       R2: 70.000       147.000
  10. 695  HIGHMARK      Courtney Baggett         Courtney Baggett         R1: 72.000       R2: 67.000       139.000
  11. 599 SON OF A SAILOR     Neysa Bryant                Emma Fass      R1: 86.000       R2: 45.000       131.000
  12. 337  BY THE WAY   Anne Kanner   Ruth Kanner    R1: 70.000       R2: 50.000       120.000