Parker Peacock’s Jumper Turned Hunter Takes First Tricolor in Small Junior Hunter 3’6” 15 and Under at WEF 5

Parker Peacock & Acclaim, champions of the Kask Small Junior Hunter 3’6” 15 and Under division. Photo © Sportfot

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Parker Peacock checked off a milestone in her young hunter career this weekend as the 14-year-old North Carolina native was awarded the champion honors in the Kask Small Junior Hunter 3’6” 15 and Under division at WEF 5.

The win marked a career milestone for Peacock’s mount, an 11-year-old Oldenburg gelding Acclaim (Heartbreaker x Calanda Z) as he transitions into the hunter ring after a successful upper-level jumping career. 

“Acclaim was originally being shown by Luiz Francisco de Azevedo in the jumper ring when we found him,” Peacock detailed. “My trainer – Victoria Colvin – saw him competing one day and convinced me that I needed to try him for the hunter ring. I fell in love with him the moment I sat on him.” 

With the help of the Colvin family, Peacock has spent the past few years guiding Acclaim in his transition and feels they have found a firm footing in their partnership.

Parker Peacock & Acclaim, presented as champions of the Kask Small Junior Hunter 3’6” 15 and Under division. Photo © Sportfot

“We had to make him a bit more comfortable with the height because he was over-jumping at first, and he was a bit spooky at the hunter fences in the beginning,” she recalled. “Now, he fits right in. Last year, our show career was spent getting him used to the competition and moving up, but I think we know each other very well now. I’m really hoping we are able to qualify for the [WCHR] Hunter Spectacular next week.” 

The duo pinned first in three of the over-fences classes, including a high score of 92, and a respectable third in the under saddle for the tricolor ribbon and a total of 40 points. Wilmette, Illinois’s Elodie Watrous piloted Joyride, Eq LLC’s 11-year-old Warmblood gelding Paper Trail (Carrira VDL x Molivia) to Reserve Champion honors with placings of first, three seconds, and third to total 32 points overall.

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