The National Horse Show draws in the TOP talent in the United States (and beyond) each year, guaranteeing some thrilling rounds for its spectators. The 2019 National Horse Show did not disappoint, with stunning trips left and right. From the hunter ring to the jumper ring and wrapping up with the big eq, we can’t help but watch some of the week’s highlights over and over and over again. And now you can too! Check out three of our favorite rounds from last week’s National Horse Show in Lexington, Kentucky.
1. Amanda Steege and Lafitte De Muze Continue Winning Ways in $50,000 NHS Hunter Classic
Its no secret that we are huge fans of this dynamic duo at Jumper Nation. Amanda Steege and partner Lafitte De Muze are picture-perfect depictions of a stylish hunter pair. These two are no stranger to success at the National Horse Show, but this year’s win in the NHS Hunter Classic definitely takes the cake. Hear Steege’s thoughts after her winning ride and watch some of their seemingly effortless performance here!
2. 18-Year-Old Brian Moggre Dominates in Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Class
The lineup for this year’s Longines FEI Jumping World Cup class in Lexington sported tons of top names such as Kelli Cruciotti, Rodrigo Pessoa and Beat Mandli, but it was 18-year-old Brian Moggre who stole the top spot on the podium. This young rider has proven time and time again that he can hold his own among tough competition. See how he executed his winning trip here on JN!
3. Ava Stearns Rocks the Maclay
If you are like us, then you found yourself glued to your couch this past Sunday with the 2019 ASPCA Maclay Finals live stream rolling all day long. The course this year seemed more technical than ever, requiring each rider to deliver a near flawless trip to secure a spot on the standby. Over a hundred horse and rider combinations entered the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park with the hopes of snagging the coveted Champion title, but it was Ava Stearns who put in some fancy footwork to claim the top prize. Hear her thoughts and watch a replay of her championship ride below!