THERMAL, Calif. – March 1, 2020 – Saturday welcomed the $1,500 USHJA Pony Hunter Derby, sponsored by AIG, to Hunter Five as part of the Marshall & Sterling Insurance Hunter Derby Program at the Desert International Horse Park.
Shiloh Roseboom (Corona, CA) and Heavenly Patch of Blue take top honors in the $1,500 USHJA Pony Hunter Derby, sponsored by AIG, with a combined score of 170.5. Tessa Buchanan (Pasadena, CA) and Elite Hollywood Smoke, owned by Katalina Considine-Rickard, received a combined score of 169 for a second place finish. Paige Walkenbach (Paradise Valley, AZ) piloted her own D’Artagnan to a third place finish with a combined score of 159.
Roseboom has ridden the 13-year-old Welsh Pony, owned by Enchantment Farms LLC, for six years. Anna, as she is known in the barn, has shown Roseboom the ropes through the Pony Hunter Divisions.
“My first show with Anna was here in Thermal. We competed in the Short Stirrup Division and after a few months, we did the Children’s Pony Division. I had a clean sweep so we went onto the Small Pony Division,” shared Roseboom.
The Derby featured a special set of ribbons and a cooler this year: “I really liked the cooler’s pretty colors and how all the ribbons had bright, neon colors; it was fun,” Roseboom noted.
Roseboom rode her ponies to the Small, Medium, and Green Hunter Champions in Desert Circuit Week VI.
Check out Shiloh’s cover story in the March Lifestyle Edition of The Plaid Horse Magazine.
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