About the Hunterdon Cup
The Hunterdon Cup was named in honor of George Morris and his farm,
Hunterdon. Morris is an icon of hunter seat equitation, who "constantly
prompts correct riding and excellence in competition", says Diane Carney,
a past member of the Junior Hunter Task Force. Carney and Lynn Jayne
graciously donated the Hunterdon Cup perpetual trophy that is presented
each year to the class winner. "I was thrilled to share the honor with
Diane to donate the trophy recognizing such an incredible horseman",
states Jayne. "It is important to ensure that future generations understand
how George influenced our principles of hunter seat equitation."
The USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic ("Hunterdon Cup") is open to any rider that is an Active USHJA junior member, at the time of the competition, and has won a USEF Medal, ASPCA Maclay, USEF Show Jumping Talent Search, or Overall WIHS Equitation Classic during the qualifying year. The 2015 USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic will be held on July 6, 2015 at the US Junior Hunter National Championships - East Coast in Devon, PA.
Once a rider has won the USHJA Hunterdon Cup he will not be allowed to compete again and will be invited to present awards for the following year.
The USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic is a three round class that combines the precision of equitation and handiness of hunters over a course set at 3’6”.
From One Point Behind to Tri-Colors, Victoria Colvin Wins the 2015 USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Classic
Lexington, KY — July 7, 2015 — Seventeen-year-old Victoria Colvin of Loxahatchee, FL, claimed the championship title in the 2015 USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Classic, presented by Intermont Equestrian at Emory & Henry College, in the Dixon Ring at the Devon show grounds aboard Dr. Betsee Parker's 10 year-old bay Warmblood Clearway.
Victoria Colvin aboard Betsee Parker's Clearway in the Hunterdon Cup. Photo Credit: Cathrin Cammett Photography
After the first round, the judges had a difficult task before them as Victoria Colvin (with a score of 88) and Ashton Alexander (with a score of 89) were separated by just one point coming into the handy. Judge Jack Towell noted, "I think [Ashton] was just a little bit better than [Victoria] was. [Victoria] was just one step late on the change and maybe a little slow." read more.
Victoria Colvin aboard Betsee Parker's Clearway in the Hunterdon Cup.
Photo Credit: Cathrin Cammett Photography