Edited Press Release
Rowan Willis and his own Blue Movie were victorious in the $50,000 Grand Prix.
“Blue Movie has been the horse of a lifetime for me. She jumped the summer at Spruce Meadows and unfortunately had a small injury so she wasn’t able to jump the ‘Masters’ week. This is her first show back. It is always good to have her at the show! It was a good comeback for her today.”
Luke Rinehart and his own Hero captured the top prize in the $15,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, sponsored by Premier Equestrian. The pair earned high scores of 80.5 and 88.
“Hero was a little impressed but we have a routine. We flat in the morning, and he was quiet today. He is better off the left lead so I decided to go left to the first jump in the handy. I was thinking about catching the inside turn from the out of the eight-stride but I landed left so I ended up going right around.”
Devin Milan (USA) and Karlina T, owned by Garo Kazan, won the $10,000 Futures Prix.
“The sport is so rewarding, especially when the horses do well, and we notice that they are making improvements. It is something that I am super proud of. We bought these horses because we could afford them, and then we made them into what we wanted them to be.”
World Equestrian Center Winners
Sunday Spotlight: Savannah Embly
This week’s Wilmington Sunday Spotlight shines on Savannah Embly of Lexington, KY. The 17-year-old junior rider of Embly Stables LLC has been a familiar face at World Equestrian Center – Wilmington since her days in the Roberts Arena showing ponies. The dedicated, young rider recently made her first grand prix debut during the Spring/Summer Series. She caught up with us during Fall Classic I to talk more about her riding journey.
About World Equestrian Center
World Equestrian Center features two premier equestrian and multidisciplinary venues in Ocala, Florida, and Wilmington, Ohio.
These exclusive facilities comprise state-of-the-art arenas, expansive stadiums, versatile outdoor space, sporting fields and well-appointed exposition centers. An abundance of lodging options and luxury accommodations are conveniently located on-site, along with shopping and dining throughout each property.
Dedicated to offering great sport and good fun in a family-friendly environment, World Equestrian Center promises an unparalleled experience for exhibitors, spectators, vendors, sponsors and retailers built on three core values: Quality. Class. Distinction.
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