Jef Lauwers Pilots Easton Blue to Green Hunter 3’9” Championship at WEF 4

Jef Lauwers & Easton Blue were named champion of the Equine Tack & Nutritionals Green Hunter 3'9". Photo © Sportfot

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The Equine Tack & Nutritionals Green Hunter 3’9″ division concluded Thursday in the E.R. Mische Grand Hunter Ring. The horse that dazzled the judge was Easton Blue, a 2011 Dutch Warmblood by Lordanos, owned by Papandreou Hunter Jumper, LLC. Easton Blue was expertly ridden by Jef Lauwers to two victories over fences and a high score of 88.

Lauwers was all smiles after Easton Blue’s tremendous effort and win in the stake. “Easton Blue did the junior hunters and now the amateurs with his owner Aphrodite Papandreou,” he said. “She studies at Georgia and flies in for the weekends to show. It’s nice to be able to help her to produce this horse and show him for her. We had two good days in a row and that’s really fun.”

Easton Blue is a relatively new horse for all parties involved. Lauwers noted, “We got him, not even a year ago. He’s such a great horse; he’s a good mover, he’s pretty, he’s got a little bit of his own personality, but most of the good horses have their own personalities.

Lauwers has a special cheering section this week, as his dad and sister flew in from Belgium to watch him compete. “Winning a championship for them at WEF is pretty special.”

The Equine Tack & Nutritionals Green Hunter 3’9″ reserve championship went to Jordan, piloted by Scott Stewart for Sophie Gochman.

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