Edited Press Release
Over in the Rost Ring, Chesapeake and rider Jef Lauwers, of Magnolia, TX, took a commanding lead in the Green Hunter 3’ division sponsored by TRM.
The pair accrued 32 total points over five classes including first-, second-, and a third-place finishes over fences, and they won the under saddle.
Chesapeake is a six-year-old Westphalian owned by Shaw Johnson Price and trained by Peter Pletcher, who had glowing reviews of the young chestnut gelding.
“We bought him right before we came down for circuit, so this is only his fifth show,” said Pletcher. “He’s straight forward, has a super brain, and is a beautiful mover. We’re super happy with him.”
Pletcher went on to note that his amateur owner is starting to show him in the adult division and gave an equally positive description of Chesapeake’s personality.
“He’s calm and cool; nothing surprises him,” said Pletcher. “He’s really just a great amateur horse.”
Of the 28 horse-and-rider combinations who returned for day two of the division, the reserve champion ribbon, with 24 total points, went to So Special owned by Paula Horton and with Victoria Colvin in the irons.