McKayla Langmeier and Quatrain. Photo © Sportfot, An Official Photographer of the Winter Equestrian Festival.
Wellington, FL – January 24, 2016 – The Equestrian Sotheby’s Small Junior Hunter 15 & Under division wrapped up on Sunday morning in the E.R. Mische Grand Hunter Ring with championship honors awarded to McKayla Langmeier, of East Granby, CT, and Quatrain.
The pair earned first, second, and two third place ribbons over fences on their way to the division championship. Daisy Farish rode Casares, who is owned by James Lala and Virginia Confer, to the reserve champion honors. Farish and Casares were the victors of Sunday’s stake class. The pair also placed sixth, third, and fourth over fences.
Quatrain is a Westphalian gelding owned by Laura Critz and trained by Jack Towell. Winning the tricolor honors this week was especially exciting for Langmeier because it was her inaugural show with the 12-year-old gelding. While Langmeier had never shown Quatrain before this weekend, she hopes this win secures her the opportunity to show him again in the future. Langmeier has piloted other horses trained by Towell to success in the past, including championships aboard Khaki Run LLC’s horse, Castelli.
“He is really awesome and easy to ride,” Langmeier explained about riding Quatrain. “I had a blast riding him.”
Langmeier especially enjoyed the courses set in the E.R. Mische Grand Hunter Ring on Sunday. “I liked the courses,” Langmeier stated. “They were suited to my horse. He has a big, easy stride and that made the lines easy.”
Langmeier hopes to continue showing Quatrain over the next 10 weeks of competition at the Winter Equestrian Festival. She also aims to secure a spot in the $100,000 WCHR/USHJA Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular, which will be held in the International Arena during WEF 6.
The Winter Equestrian Festival continues in its third week on January 27-31. For more information and full results, please visit www.PBIEC.com.
Source: Jennifer Wood Media