Dow-Rein Closes Out WEF 4 With Sweep of Amateur-Owner Hunter 3’6” 36 and Over Tricolors

Tara Dow-Rein & Wayland Square in the Hunt Ltd. Amateur-Owner Hunter 3’6” 36 and Over division. Photo © Sportfot

Edited Press Release

The final day of WEF 4 honored champions of the weekend’s various hunter divisions taking place across multiple arenas at Wellington International. Tara Dow-Rein produced a clean sweep in the Hunt Ltd. Amateur-Owner Hunter 3’6” 36 and Over division, as she earned both champion aboard Wayland Square and reserve with Epic Style.

Dow-Rein achieved top placings over fences and a flat phase win aboard the10-year-old American Warmblood gelding Wayland Square and came out the victor of the $1,000 Stake class to take the lead in points of the division.

“Wayland is a fantastic mover, and when I get to the correct distance he has a phenomenal jump,” Dow-Rein described. “I’ve had him for roughly four years now and he has always been such a good, honest guy.”

Dow-Rein credits her coach, Brady Mitchell, with much of her success in the show ring. “I get on and my main objective is to execute the plan he tells me,” she said. “His hard work and preparation with my horses makes all of the difference.”

Tara Dow-Rein & Wayland Square, champions of the Hunt Ltd. Amateur-Owner Hunter 3’6” 36 and Over division. Photo © Sportfot

She earned second place in the $1,000 Stake with her reserve champion mount, 11-year-old Warmblood gelding Epic Style, as well as third in the flat phase.

“I’ve only had Epic Style since early 2020, and he has been a bit more of a challenge,” Dow-Rein added. “His jumping form has always been phenomenal, but he was a bit of a project in between the fences. We’ve got it down now though.”

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