Breathtaking efforts. Perfect trips. Top hunters and riders. We sure were glad to be back at the Kentucky Horse Park this year.
Even though this was only Cannon Creek’s fourth hunter show in the US, he was able to come out on top with rider Hunt Tosh. The horse gives Tosh a familiar feeling, reminding him a lot of his previous derby star, Lone Star, in both appearance and special character.
Following closely behind in 2nd was Samantha Schaefer with Caristo with Liza Boyd and Cassico in third. Both of these derby stars are actually amateur horses, with the pros taking over the ride roughly a month out from derby finals to prep. Though they maybe could have used some more practice racing… since Schaefer and Boyd raced around the ring, laughing, even though they never quite caught up with champion Tosh.
We’re celebrating all the handy riders, who have accomplished something to be proud of. Here is your 2021 Top 24: