East Aurora – November 2, 2012 – Katie Robinson of Deeridge Farm scored another major victory with her veteran mount Rock Steady on October 24, 2012. The pair was in top form during the prestigious Washington International Horse Show, claiming the Amateur-Owner 36 & Over Hunter Championship.
Robinson and Rock Steady have been dominating the Amateur-Owner Hunter division all year, and their success continued during their most recent stop at the Washington International Horse Show. She piloted the talented gelding to wins in the under saddle class and the first over fences class. Their efforts were good enough to take home the championship title.
“This has been really fun,” commented Robinson. “I feel like I was fortunate enough to give him a couple of months off before Indoors. It has just been an awesome year, and Rock Steady always seems to rise to the occasion. Today I felt like the stake round was hands down the best round I have had on him, we had a light rub in the in-and-out, but other than that, I thought it was a great round — things were clicking. We just have a ball out there. If I could dream of the perfect horse, it would be him — perfect jump, best canter and a great guy.”
Robinson also competed with her newest mount Arico in the First Year Green Working Hunters and the Amateur-Owner Hunters. “This is his first indoors,” she explained. “He was a good guy. It took him a couple of rounds to relax. I am hoping to do some derbies on him. He is such a big, scopey horse; I think that is his calling. When you are on him you feel like you can jump a mountain, there is no stopping you.”
The Jacobs Family and Deeridge Farm will continue to compete during the Alltech National Horse Show, vying for top honors against the world’s best horse and rider combinations.
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