Hunter competition during Week 5 of WEF continued on Thursday with Jennifer Bauersachs and Another Love claiming champion in the High Performance Conformation Hunter division. The duo won the model and the under saddle, and also received two firsts, a second, and a fourth in the E.R. Mische Grand Hunter Ring.
Bauersachs has been partnered with Another Love, who is owned by Meritage Stables LLC, for two years Last year, Bauersachs, of Frenchtown, NJ, competed the mare successfully in the second year green hunter division. “She’s really brave and reliable,” Bauersachs described of Another Love. “It’s fun because I can count on her and now I feel like I have a real partnership with her.”
Aside from winning both the model and under saddle, Bauersachs and Another Love also scored a pair of 88s to win both over fences classes on the second day of the division. “I ended up in a rubber snaffle with her and she loved it. I think the softness of being able to ride her in that bit definitely stood out,” Bauersachs commented. “I love that she’s a mare! I get along with them well and when they partner with you, they really partner with you.”
The pair is looking forward to competing during World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Week as well as in the International Hunter Derbies running weeks eight and 12.
Reserve champion of the High Performance Conformation Hunter went to Christopher Payne and Fibonacci, owned by Still Water Farm LLC. Payne, of Cincinnati, OH, and Fibonacci received one first place, four second,s and a sixth place to earn the reserve title.
Photo credit: Photos © Sportfot, official photographer of the Winter Equestrian Festival.