Jennifer Reid and Sweet Emotion Win Adult Hunter Championship at New York State Fair Horse Show
RELEASE: September 6, 2007
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Phelps Media Group
At the New York State Fair Horse Show in Syracuse, NY, Jennifer Reid of Wellington, FL, took home the Adult Amateur 18-35 Hunter championship on her mount Sweet Emotion.
Reid and the talented black mare won three out of five classes in the division. They were third and fourth in the remaining two classes. Sweet Emotion won the under saddle class in the adult hunter division as well as the $500 open hunter under saddle class.
Reid also piloted Playtime to the reserve championship in the division. Playtime, a nine-year-old Warmblood gelding, received a first place, two second places, and a sixth place over fences and was second in the under saddle behind Sweet Emotion. The Adult Amateur 18-35 Hunter division had over 25 entries.
This winter, Reid was the Winter Equestrian Festival Reserve Circuit Champion in the Adult Amateur 18-35 Hunters on Playtime. After a hard winter of showing, Reid took most of the summer months off from showing.
"It's really nice to come back after taking the summer off and still have great trips on my horses without any difficulty," Reid acknowledged. "They were both wonderful to ride, and I think they really stood out amongst the rest of the competition. I was very proud of them both."
Reid rides at Richard Schechter's Bainbridge Farm in Wellington, and she trains with Garry Duffy of Little Brook Farm in Ithaca, NY. "I really couldn't do any of this without Gary. I left my horses with him for the entire summer and never had to worry. I knew that he'd take great care of them and that they would be there, ready and waiting to show when I came back. I guess the results really speak for themselves."
Reid will try to repeat her championship performance with Sweet Emotion from last year when she competes next in the Autumn in New York Horse Show at the New York State Fairgrounds Coliseum in Syracuse on September 19-23, 2007.