SmartPakSmartPak
  • USEF Network Ashley Wordley and Chicago VH Moleneind win the Brook Ledge High JR/AO 1.40m jumper at the @SRJumpingTour! 5/23/2015 2:16:31 PM
  • USEF Network Charlise Casas and Lisanto 2 win the UltrOZ Low Jr/AO 1.20m jumper at @SRJumpingTour! Next up is the Brook Ledge High Jr/AO 1.40m jumper. 5/23/2015 1:19:16 PM
  • CNN Sport Jessica Springsteen: Boss' daughter born to jump: http://t.co/EPaPgLcXhE http://t.co/lSffSYlp24 Retweeted by USEFNetwork 5/23/2015 1:10:14 PM
  • USEF Network @SRJumpingTour and @Paso_Fino_Horse Spectrum International are live now! 5/23/2015 11:58:15 AM
  • USEF Network The UltrOZ Low JR/AO 1.20m from the @SRJumpingTour is coming up at noon on the USEF Network! 5/23/2015 11:53:27 AM
  • USEF Network @billsfanchar @Devon1896 there was a technical issue with the stream being sent to us so no Devon this year, but check out @SRJumpingTour 5/23/2015 11:08:25 AM
  • USEF Network Andres Rodriguez & Darlon van Groenhove win the $40,000 Hollow Creek Farm CSI3* Grand Prix #SRJT 5/22/2015 6:40:06 PM
  • USEF Network David Beisel & Ammeretto has an unfortunate rail at the last with a time of 33.56 5/22/2015 6:36:59 PM
  • USEF Network Margie Engle & Royce are clear and currently in second with a time of 34.67 5/22/2015 6:35:06 PM
  • USEF Network Andres Rodriguez & Darlon van Groenhove take over the lead with a clear round and a time of 33.51 5/22/2015 6:31:40 PM

News

Hunter Chancellor Claims USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final Title

RELEASE: November 19, 2012
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Kathleen Landwehr

Hunter Chancellor, winner of the 2012 USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final, riding Imagine My Surprise. (Howard Schatzberg)
Hunter Chancellor, winner of the 2012 USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final, riding Imagine My Surprise. (Howard Schatzberg)
Kansas City, MO
- In an extremely competitive USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final at the United Professional Horsemen's Association (UPHA) American Royal National Championship, Hunter Chancellor (Evansville, IN) demonstrated precise equitation skills in her rail and pattern work on Steven Chancellor's Imagine My Surprise to take the Championship title. After earning Reserve Champion honors in 2011, Chancellor received the Gold medal from the judging panel comprised of Michael Craghead (Fresno, CA), Marilyn Mac Farlane (Simpsonville, KY), and Nancy Troutman (Salem, VA).

"Winning the USEF [Saddle Seat] Medal Final was a dream come true. It was my goal all year long and to achieve that goal was amazing," Chancellor said. "I was very happy with both my rides and I couldn't have been happier with my horse, Imagine My Surprise."

For taking top honors, Chancellor's name will be engraved on the Adrian Van Sinderen Trophy and the Helen K. Crabtree Perpetual Bronze. She also received a USEF custom leather travel bag, USEF medal, rose bundle, Triple Crown Custom/Horseware Ireland cooler, and an engraved stable halter for her mount.

Abigail Mutrux (St. Louis, MO) received the Reserve Champion title aboard Lemon Shake Up WRF owned by the Marjorie Phelps Trust. Mutrux put forth a strong performance for the USEF Silver medal, a rose bundle, Triple Crown Custom/Horseware Ireland coolers, and an engraved stable halter for her mount.

The Bronze medal was awarded to Courtney McGinnis (Fishers, IN) riding CH EQ Kiss of the Zodiac owned by Fish Creek Stables LLC.

All of the top three riders train with Lillian Shively, and both Chancellor and Mutrux are members of the U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup team heading to Parys, South Africa next month.

The youngest rider in the final, 12-year-old Maisie Benfield of Louisville, KY, was presented with a Breyer model horse donated by Breyer Animal Creations.

The USEF thanks those who graciously contributed to this year's USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final: Platinum Level - Elisabeth M. Goth; Silver Level - Jacqueline and Melissa Beck, the McGinnis Family; Bronze Level - Mary Anne O'Callaghan Cronan, Sarah and Alexandra Lawson, Catherine Schuessler McNeese, James and Margaret Williams; Friends of the Medal Final - Betty Cox, Carol Reams, Erin Swope Votaw.

Champion: Hunter Chancellor, Evansville, IN, aboard Imagine My Surprise, instructed by Lillian Shively

Reserve Champion: Abigail Mutrux, St. Louis, MO, aboard Lemon Shake Up WRF, instructed by Lillian Shively

3. Courtney McGinnis, Fishers, IN, aboard CH EQ Kiss of the Zodiac, instructed by Lillian Shively

4. Emily Chapman, Tuscon, AZ, aboard My One Night Stand, instructed by Zubrod Stables

5. Taylor Walters, San Diego, CA, aboard CH EQ Coco Mojo, instructed by Lillian Shively

6. Allison Schuh, Seymour, WI, aboard CH Thundersnow, instructed by Scott & Carol Matton

7. Macey Miles, Rockport, IN, aboard Final Act, instructed by Lillian Shively

8. Alexandra Friedrich, Oconomowoc, WI, aboard Autumn's Rainmaker, instructed by Scott & Carol Matton

9. Juliette Dell, Austin, TX, aboard Reedann's Rare Mystery, instructed by Lillian Shively

10. Kailin Baechle, Rexford, NY, aboard Harley Rally, instructed by Gary Garone

For more information regarding the USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final, contact Jennifer Mellenkamp, Director, National Breed/Discipline Affiliates and Youth Programs at jmellenkamp@usef.org or (859) 225-6955.

News

Competitions