Lindsay Maxwell & Precedent Take the Title of Amateur Owner Hunter Grand Champion in Kentucky

Saturday morning in the Stonelea Ring at the Kentucky Summer Horse Show began with Amateur Owner Hunter competition where Lindsay Maxwell and her own Precedent captured the Amateur Owner 3’3” Hunter Championship to ultimately claim the Amateur Owner Hunter Grand Championship, generously sponsored by Visse Wedell.

Lindsay Maxwell and Precedent. Photo by Phelps Sports

Maxwell and the 7-year-old Oldenburg gelding nearly swept the Amateur Owner 3’3” Hunter over fences, which was California split, claiming the win in two of the three over fences classes in Section B across Friday and Saturday’s competition. The pair also bested all other entries to win the under saddle in Section B in Precedent’s first outing at the Kentucky Horse Park.

No stranger to the winner’s circle, Maxwell has ridden to many Grand Hunter Champion titles throughout her career. She also claimed the championship tricolor several times in the Amateur Owner 3’3” Hunter division throughout the Tryon Spring and Summer series with “Enzo.”

Lindsay Maxwell and Precedent with Geoffrey Hesslink, Grand Hunter Champion Awards sponsor Visse Wedell and Don Stewart. Photo by Phelps Sports

“I have had Enzo (Precedent) for a couple of years now. He is only 7, so I was fortunate to get him when he was pretty young. He is a wonderful horse and has really blossomed this year and come into his own in the 3’3” division. My plan is to step him up next year, but we wanted to make sure he had a solid year at this level first because he is still so young.”

In addition to her riding career in the hunter ring, Maxwell also founded the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund in 2016 as a means to formalize her commitment to charitable giving. The fund supports meaningful organizations and programs that align with Maxwell’s philanthropic priorities and values such as improving the lives of children with special needs, enabling access to educational opportunities and providing care, compassion and protection to animals.