JN Exclusive: Annabel Revers Learns From the Highs and Lows of Devon

Annabel Revers of Weston, Massachusetts, shows precision in every ring she enters. Devon Junior Week is the show to be on full game mode, which is what Annie exemplified in this year’s tournament. She brought four horses with her: Quax, Quattro Queen, Kingpin, and MTM Hands Down, and each combination made their mark in the ring.

The Devon Horse Show can break many riders with the prestige and pressure the week brings, but Annie takes it all in stride. “Devon is always a very unique experience, it’s really a one-of-a-kind show!” said Annie. “To describe my overall experience, I’d say that it is such an important show so there is pressure walking into the show ring, but the atmosphere outside the show ring is much lighter with the fair and everything else going on.”

Annabel Revers at Devon 2017. PC: Dominique Gonzalez.

Many have seen Quax, a 14-year-old gray Oldenburg gelding, bring success to Annie in the equitation ring, and 2017 Devon was no exception. She came home with ribbons and wins in almost every class the pair they entered.

Annie and Quax won both their sections in the Platinum Performance USEF Showjumping Talent Search and the ASPCA Maclay.  “The best part of Devon showing wise is my results with Quax in the equitation, but being able to spend time with my friends has made Devon even better!”

She praises Peter Wylde, her trainer of two and a half years, for a lot of what she has learned in and out of the ring. “Peter has competed at the highest levels of the sport himself, so the fact that he is able to give insight from the perspective of a successful rider when we are walking a jumper or equitation course is extremely valuable.  In the hunters, we are mostly working together to make sure my horses go as well as they possibly can and are jumping their best!”

Quattro Queen, a 13-year-old oldenburg mare Annie purchased last year from Judy Torres, has helped Annie move up in the jumper world, bringing in wins at multiple horse shows since pairing up. Queen brought Annie to Devon in the High Junior Jumpers for the first time in her career and they got some valuable experience under their belt.

Annabel Revers at Devon 2017. PC: Dominique Gonzalez.

With Kingpin and MTM Hands Down, dominating the hunters has become a usual for Annie. Kingpin qualified in the Older Small Juniors and MTM Hands Down qualified in the Older Large Juniors. Both horses have been paired with Annie for three years now and have pulled in ribbons at multiple indoors, and Devon alike.

Annabel is now at HITS On the Hudson to keep the summer rolling, and is one to watch for the Maclay Finals in October. You can follow Annie and her barnmates’ adventures at Beechwood Stables on the barn’s Facebook Page.