Upperville, VA – June 12, 2012 – National Show Hunter Hall of Fame trainer Louise Serio garnered top honors in the hunter ring with the horses and riders of Derbydown during the 2012 Upperville Colt and Horse Show. Serio piloted Dorado to the championship prize in the Three and Four-Year-Old Working Hunters for owner Bryan Baldwin. She also took home reserve championship titles in the Performance 3’3″ Working Hunters with Gillian Grant’s Ledger, as well as the First Year Green Working Hunters with Bridget Hallman’s Casino.
Serio and Dorado were in top form for the Three and Four-Year-Old Working Hunter division, where they earned the top call in the second over fences class and the under saddle, as well as placing fourth over fences.
In the Performance 3’3″ Working Hunters, Serio garnered excellent ribbons with Rock Star, owned by Jennifer Burger, and Lucky Strike, owned by Sarah Ingle, but it was Ledger who took home the reserve championship after winning the over fences class. Ledger also had good results later in the week with Grant in the irons during the Amateur-Owner 36 & Over Hunters.
Upperville, VA – The Connemara Division at the famous Upperville Colt and Horse show on June 11 was the largest there has been since the division was initiated several years ago with as many as eight ponies in most of the classes.
In the Purebred Mares, 3 and Over, Thurman Shammy took the blue while Oakfields Fuchsia was in second and Ridgetop Harriette in third.
In the Purebred Stallions and Geldings, 3 and Over, Ridgetop Windy City was first with Sycamore Ridge Irish Envoy in second and Stitch in Time in third. Windy City was the Champion In-Hand with Thurman Shammy in Reserve.
In the two ridden classes for Purebred Connemaras, Oakfields Hazel Sparrow and Oakfields Fuchsia were in first and second with Ridgetop Harriette and Ridgetop Ringo and Hunter Hack, respectively.