Sept. 26, 2009
Sights and scenes from day one of the Capital Challenge Equitation Weekend... Cayla Richards wins the North American Flat Equitation Championship and the 15 year-old equitation division championship... Jessica Springsteen wins the 16 year-old division, riding two horses, Papillion 136 and a striking gray, Class Action... Morgan Hale (17), Caroline Spogli (13-14), and Sydney Callaway (12&u) win their age divisions. Amber Henter rides to two reserves, in the 16-year old division and in the North American Flat Equitation Championship. So many really lovely horses to watch. Helped with a lot of the awards presentations - lots of gracious and polite winners, tall horses (trying to get those ribbons on the bridle - ladder needed) and general good times. Excited for tomorrow!
View from the sponsor lounge.
2009 Capital Challenge Horse Show
Diederique Vander Knaap, youngest rider in the top ten of the NA Flat Equitation Championship - at 12!!! Wow.
Cute & Cute
Jessica Springsteen collects another blue.
Ribbons are pretty.
One of the courses.
Taylor Ann Adams in action.
Hannah Von Heidegger is all smiles after a win. She finished as reserve champion of the 12/u division.
The Art of Showing