Finals at the Capital Challenge Horse Show
Each year the top 10 nationally ranked riders in each WCHR category, as well as the top 6 riders from each region are invited to compete in their respective WCHR Challenge at the Capital Challenge Horse Show. Challenge classes are run in either a one or two round hunter classic format. The points earned from the Challenge classes are then added to points previously earned at WCHR Member Events and the Capital Challenge Horse Show, to crown a WCHR National Champion in each category. The 2014 Capital Challenge Horse show is scheduled for September 29 through October 5, 2014. For more information visit www.CapitalChallenge.org.
Hope Glynn and King's Peak Crowned Champions in USHJA WCHR West Coast Hunter Spectacular
Under a starry California sky Hope Glynn and King's Peak claimed victory in the USHJA World Championship Hunter Rider West Coast Hunter Spectacular at the Flintridge Spring Classic in La Canada Flintridge, CA.
This marked the second year for the West Coast Hunter Spectacular and a second win for Glynn who won the inaugural class in 2013 with mount Woodstock. The pair returned ready to defend their champion title, but the night belonged to the King.
The Penngrove, CA based Glynn, partnered with Emma Waldfogel's 12-year-old Warmblood gelding King's Peak added a beautiful second-round performance that pushed her total to 174.12 points to win the $30,000 WCHR West Coast Hunter Spectacular. Glynn also claimed another top 12 position finishing in third place aboard Woodstock, owned by Sabrina Hellman, with 171.75.
Victoria Colvin Dominates in the $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular
The 16-year-old claims her third consecutive victory
and scores a one-two finish.
Wellington, Florida - February 16 - Victoria Colvin laid down the gauntlet as the first to go in the $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular, held Saturday evening, February 15, under the lights of the International Arena at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival.
And after 27 other competitors tackled the Steve Stephens-designed course, none could catch the 16-year-old defending champion aboard Betsee Parker's Ovation in the one-round competition.
Small Affair Selected as the 2013 WCHR Hunter of the Year
January 29, 2014, Lexington, KY- Named after a great horseman, the Peter Wetherill Cup was created in 2011 to celebrate a current equine athlete who best exemplifies the qualities of a top-class show hunter. The classic silver cup perpetual trophy is presented annually at the WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular in Wellington, FL, to the owner of the World Championship Hunter Rider Program's Hunter of the Year.
This year's recipient is an athletic 10 year-old bay Selle Francais gelding named Small Affair - Poker to his family and friends, whose prominent record of over 35 Champion and Reserve Champion titles in the Performance Working and Large Junior Hunter sections makes him well-deserving of the title, 2013 WCHR Hunter of the Year.
The USHJA World Championship Hunter Rider Program was founded in 1995 to recognize and celebrate the
hunter rider. Since the inaugural World Championship Hunter Rider Professional Finals in 1995
the WCHR program has expanded to include coveted year-end awards for Professionals, Developing
Professionals, Amateur Owners, Adult Amateurs, Juniors, Children and Pony riders. WCHR Program
Members qualify for National and Regional Awards by earning points at Member Events held across the
country throughout the qualifying year. In 1997 the inaugural WCHR Spectacular was such a success
that it became one of the feature events of the WCHR Program drawing top competition from across the
country. The USHJA WCHR Program continues growing in size and popularity from year to year.