PARKER, Colo.— LEG Shows & Events wrapped up two weeks of fall shows at The Colorado Horse Park with Autumn in the Rockies II. The final week featured the ASPCA Maclay Region 6 Championship as well as the LEGIS League Colorado Medal Finals.
“It was a great way to end a spectacular season at The Colorado Horse Park,” said LEG Colorado Division Manager, Charlotte Robson. “We were thrilled to have such top-level competition in Colorado.”
In the ASPCA Maclay Region 6 Championship, Lauren Jorgensen trained by Harriet Bunker took the top honors for the second year in a row. Lauren piloted her own ten-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding Adolesco to victory. Reserve Champion was Aedan Mooney aboard Anthem trained by Brannon Loomis Mooney and Karen Healey. Taking home the third place honors was Portya Muenke on her own Gerico trained by Mark Mead.
After watching riders compete over fences and on the flat, the judges decided to work-off the top three riders. “I thought it was a great class and a very talented group of riders,” commented one of the judges, Jenny Paisley. “Lauren, Aedan, and Portya all had very smooth rounds and consistency on the flat. We wanted to see all three of them again. Lauren’s riding was very fluid and she really became one with the horse.”
Lauren was very pleased with her second consecutive win. “It was awesome to win this final again. I was going in on top for the test, which was really stressful, but my horse is amazing,” she said. “My plan was just to get a good pace because there was a hand-gallop to the first jump. I wanted to stay calm and consistent.”
As a senior in high school, Lauren is looking forward to continuing her riding career into her college years. “I love this show and I have grown up riding here,” she noted. “I’m committed to the Baylor Equestrian Team and I’m very excited for that.”
Best of luck to the top six riders who have qualified for the Maclay National Championship at the National Horse Show (Oct. 27 – Nov. 7) in Lexington, KY!
“I’m really proud of this group headed to indoors,” Jenny added. “Zone 6 will be well represented at the Maclay National Championship.”
Autumn in the Rockies II hosted four LEGIS League Medal Finals: the 3′ Children’s Medal Final, the 3′ Adult Medal Final, the 2’6” Cornerstone Medal Final, and the 2′ Mini Medal. Click here to see full results from the LEGIS League Colorado Finals.
The top 10 riders in each final earned ribbons and prizes such as saddle pads, jackets, belts, stall plaques, and more. The trainers of the medal final champions also received engraved trainer plaques.
Thank you to the sponsor of LEGIS League, LEGISequine.com, Horsemen Insuring Horsemen. To learn more and join the fun, visit LEGISleague.com.