True to form, as our fearless Blenheim EquiSports’ President Robert Ridland predicted, the start of the 2020 Blenheim EquiSports schedule was a unique experience.
Right out of the box during Summer Festival, young Zume Gallaher experienced her FIRST Grand Prix win – a sweet victory never to be forgotten by her nor her team. During the second week, Gallagher’s trainer Nicole Haunert went on to win in similar spectacular fashion and also gave everyone a run for the money in the third Grand Prix of the series, making for some seriously exciting sport. Well done Tristar Farms for your “almost” tri-fecta, a feat similar to winning the Triple Crown of Racing!
In the Hunter Rings, scores of 90 and above were thrown multiple times each week as some of the best of the west battled it out for Champion, Classic, High Score & Grand Champion honors. During the SmartPak WCHR Summer Festival week the overall Grand Hunter title went to adult amateur rider Ashley Weiman & Timeless Romance after their clean sweep of the younger adult division. For Weiman, this was also a FIRST and repeated the second week as well. How about that for making history?
“Derby Queen” Jenny Karazissis took the top honors in the National Hunter Derby proving, despite a pandemic, some things don’t change, thankfully
Below is a compilation of some of these #BestOfBlenheim moments, captured by official photography McCool Photography.Thank you for your full cooperation complying with the Covid-19 protocols. We are truly in this together.
if you too have a BEST you’d like to share with us tag your social post #BestOfBlenheim for a chance to be included in our future wrap-ups and social shout outs. Whether it was a FIRST FIRST or a personal BEST or just the FIRST show of your season, we would love to know!