HGF at NAJYRC08.14.2014
Following a winter of competing in the international Junior Classes in Wellington, HGF Working Student Kerrigan Gluch was invited to represent Region 2 in the North American Junior Young Rider Championships in Kentucky with Lentisco XVIII. The pair joined several other of Lendon Gray’s WIT riders who qualified from various regions across the US and Canada, along with the rest of the top riders on the continent. One of these was Alexandra Meghji of Ontario, who competed for Canada on HGF-bred Iliado II, formerly owned by David Sonshein.
Both young ladies had great results—Kerrigan finishing 8th in the Junior Individual Championship Class, and Alexandra taking the Bronze overall!
The PRE horse has become very popular with the next generation of riders, who are finding that, due to the versatility of the breed, one horse can take a rider successfully from the Junior level to Young Riders and then on to Brentina Cup, as exemplified by Rachel Chowanec and Embrujado. There are several now in Lendon Gray's training program and more will be seen in the winter shows with their talented youth riders.
Congratulations to Kerrigan and Alexandra for their job well done!
Many thanks to Laurie Moore and Alexandra Meghji for the photos.