Wellington, FL – March 27, 2016 – Sherri Geddes and her longtime mount Geddaway earned the championship tricolor this week in the Farmvet Adult Amateur Hunter 36-49 Section B. Geddes placed second and fourth over fences on Saturday, then topped both over fences classes on Sunday to clinch the championship win.
Geddaway and Sherri Geddes. Photo: Sportfot
Geddaway also earned a fifth place ribbon in the under saddle, bringing his point total for the week to 29. Victoria Watters and Beckham settled for the reserve title after netting 28.5 points. Watters topped the under saddle and earned a first, two thirds, and a sixth over fences with the six-year-old Warmblood gelding.
Geddes, of Jacksonville, FL, owns and operates out of Geddaway Farm. She has developed a special partnership with Geddaway since she purchased him in 2005. “I have had him for a long time so I know him inside and out,” Geddes remarked.
Geddes has been competing with Geddaway, a 17-year-old Rhinelander gelding, in the Adult Hunter divisions for ten years. “I got him from a lady who competed him in the amateurs, but I have always done the adults,” she explained.
Earning the championship tricolor this week was especially gratifying for Geddes, who has been working all circuit on becoming more consistent with the gelding. “I’m really excited because it’s been a little bit of a difficult year with this horse. He’s a great horse, but we’ve been having a little bit of a challenging year, so it’s really great to have it all come together,” she explained.
Geddes was thrilled she won both over fences classes on Sunday afternoon. “Today felt really, really good. I felt like I finally pulled it all together,” Geddes remarked. “Today it all clicked.”
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