Ashton Alexander and Dinner at 8 Top Peggy Cone Memorial WCHR Adult Amateur Hunter Classic

Ashton Alexander & Dinner at 8 on their way to winning the Top Peggy Cone Memorial WCHR Adult Amateur Hunter Classic. Photo © Sportfot

Edited Press Release

Ashton Alexander and Dinner at 8 concluded World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Week at WEF 6 in the International Arena with a big win in the Top Peggy Cone Memorial WCHR Adult Amateur Hunter Classic.

The arena was bustling on Sunday morning, with more than 70 entries all searching for a top score. The top twelve from the first round advanced into the second round where they showcased their handiness. The highest score of the day went to Alexander and Dinner at 8, a nine-year-old Oldenburg gelding by Bretton Woods, owned by John & Stephanie Ingram. Alexander combined the high scores in both rounds of a 90 for a total score of 180.

“This was the first time we had both been in this ring as a pair, but he was amazing. He has a perfect expression and moves beautifully across the ground,” Alexander noted. “The first round had a more lines to piece together and then the second one had all singles so you could really break everything apart.”

The pair came together at the end of 2022, and has already developed a strong partnership. “Capital Challenge was our very first horse show and this is our fourth week here at WEF. We are just taking it day by day.”

When Alexander isn’t competing at WEF this winter, she’s working for the Houston Texans as an Account Executive in business development. After winning on Sunday, she was back in the office on Monday.

Brett Lieb finished second on Goodman, owned by Twin Oaks Stables, Inc., with a total score of 175.5, while Michael Baum rounded out the top three riding Memorable on a 174.25 for owner First Blue, LLC.

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