The highlight event of the Woodside Spring Preview was the $24,500 Spring Preview Grand Prix, where Harley Brown and Emma Reichow’s Forever Alve led the victory lap. In second place was professional Dakoda Mower and Rogue 3’s Icebreaker. Taking third was amateur rider Amy Juelsgaard and her Corpowei trained by Harley Brown Equestrian.
“I am so pleased with this win,” Harley commented. “I knew the mare was very careful, and I decided to give it my all in the jump off. I was riding Forever Alve for her owner, Emma Reichow. Emma is studying at the University of Georgia where she competes on their equestrian team and her parents were here to support us today.”
It was a special evening for Harley who not only had three horses in the top ten, but also had a student in third place. “The highlight of tonight was celebrating our student, Amy,” Harley added. “This was only her second grand prix. Right before the class, I told her that her goal should be to place in the top three, and she accomplished that.”
The Woodside Spring Preview also featured a $3,500 USHJA National Hunt & Go Hunter Derby. Junior rider Grace Belmont and her Quirin, (Cassie Belmont, trainer) finished first in the class. Grace was ecstatic after her win. “Today was my first derby win,” she shared. “I have gotten second place in quite a few derbies, so it felt very special to finally win.”
Bella Primavera showed off her equitation skills, winning both the Open Equitation Challenge and the Northern Equitation Tournament, 17 & Under Final at the Woodside Spring Preview! Bella rode her own Carrico Sun trained by Cassie Belmont.
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