A Hunter Breeding horse is carefully bred to have the conformation and athleticism to become successful over fences, and the Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF/USHJA Hunter Breeding National Championships boast a wide array of graduates who have gone on to be successful in the sport. Proof that form turns to function, the USHJA recognizes these horses that started their careers in Hunter Breeding and continued on to successful careers under saddle and over fences. 

 2023 Sallie B. Wheeler National Championship Program 

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(Argosy x Absolutely Positively (by Positive Step))

Breeder: Holly Patton, Owner: Elizabeth Capor
2006 SBW Yearling Filly participant
Graduated to show in the Pre-Greens, Adult Amateurs, Amateur Owners and National Hunter Derbies 


(Apiro x First Tri (by Tricolore))

Breeder: Elisha Massong, Owner: Elizabeth Capor
2016 SBW 2-Year-Old Filly Reserve Champion
2017 SBW 3-Year-Old Filly Reserve Champion
Graduated to show in the Baby Greens, Greens and has had many wins in Adult Amateurs

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Bea Mine (formerly Joyful Hope)

(King de Coquerie x Brown Eyed Girl (by Schoenfelder))

Owner: Caroline Fernandez
Breeder Dr. Erica Feiste
2015 Sallie B Wheeler Reserve 3 Year Old Fillies
Placed 3 Year Old U/S and 3 Year Old Hunter Hack
Now being shown as a Junior Hunter, competing in the USEF National Junior Hunter Finals in 2019

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2019 SBW West Coast Best Young Horse


(Cabalito x Sky'cz the Limit (by Schonfeld))

Breeder/Owner: Destaney Sperry
2015 SBW 2-Year-Old Filly Champion
2015 SBW 3-Year-Old Filly Reserve Champion
2019 Arizona Hunter Jumper Association 3'3" High Point Champion

(Cunningham x Zarrlett O'Hara (by Zarr))

Breeder: Hil Cat Farm, Hilda Lanaux Owner: Megan Erickson
2015 SBW Yearling Filly Reserve Winner
2016 SBW Two Year Old Filly participant
2016 Devon Horse Show Two Year Old Filly Champion
2021 Champion 3' Greens, 3' Adult Hunters, and competing in the USHJA Green Hunter Incentive and USHJA National Derby

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Francheska AH  
(Fielding x SPS Malena (by Maurice))

Breeder:  Kate Palmquist
Owner/Trainer: Jordan Toering (Jr. rider) 
2013 SBW 2 Year Old Filly Champion
SBW High Point Hanoverian Award
2018 USEF HOTY Small Junior Hunter, 16-17yo
2018 Zone 3 HOTY Small Junior Hunter, 16-17yo
2018 VHSA Champion Small Junior Hunter
2018 MHSA Champion Small Junior Hunter

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(More Than Luck x Amerika 7 (by Acord 1))

Breeder: Linda I. Smith
2012 SBW Champion Yearling Colts and Geldings
2013 SBW Reserve Champion 2 Year Old Colts and Geldings
2015 International Jumper Futurity Reserve Champion Best Grand Prix Potential
2015 International Jumper Futurity Reserve Champion Best Type and Movement
2015 International Jumper Futurity Reserve Champion Most Consistent Performance
2017  USEF National Horse of the Year 6 Year Old Young Jumper
2018  USEF National Horse of the Year 7 Year Old Young Jumper
2019 Del Mar International Champion Interactive Mortgage 10 and Under Futurity

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(More Than Luck x Molly Malone ( by Gragenit))

Breeder/Owner: Tish Quirk
2013 SBW Best Young Horse West Coast
2014 SBW Champion 3 Year Old Fillies
2014 Grand Champion International Hunter Futurity: Champion  3 Year Old Working Hunter, Champion  3 Year Old Conformation Hunter, Champion 3 Year Old Under Saddle
2015 Grand Champion 4 Year Old International Hunter Futurity: Champion 4 Year Old Working Hunter, Champion 4 Year Old Conformation Hunter, Champion 4 Year Old Under Saddle

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(Piaff Pasb x Virag (by Colonado)) 

Breeder/Owner: Shayna Dolinger
2014 SBW Yearling Filly & Amateur Handler
2015 SBW 2-Year-Old Filly & Amateur Handler
2017 National Champion Jumper and
Reserve National Champion Speed Jumper at Arabian/Half-Arabian Sport Horse Nationals

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(C. Quito Van Het Panishof x Fine Kiss (by Ferragamo)) 

Breeder/Owner: Mr & Mrs Ernest Oare/EMO Stables
2014 SBW Yearling Fillies Champion
2015 SBW 2 Year Old Fillies Champion
2016 SBW 3 Year Old Fillies Reserve Champion
2020 HITS Winter Festival Green Hunter 3'6" Champion


(More Than Luck x Felicita (by Fabriano))

Owner/Breeder: Tish Quirk
SBW Champion 2-Year-Old Colts and Geldings
SBW Reserve Champion 3-Year-Old Colts and Geldings
Reserve Grand Champion 4-Year-Old International Hunter Futurity
Champion 4-Year-Old Working Hunter International Hunter Futurity
Champion Best Scope and Technique International Jumper Futurity
Champion Best Type and Movement International Jumper Futurity
Reserve Champion Most Rideable and Consistent 
International Jumper Futurity
Numerous wins and championships in Pre-Green
and Performance Hunters

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Smooth Sailing (formerly Satisfied)
(Sir Wanabi x Brown Eyed Girl (by Schönfelder))

Owner Sarah Wren
Breeder Dr. Erica Feiste
2013 Sallie B Wheeler 2 Year Old Colt/Gelding competitor
2013 Deep Run 2 Year Old Colt Champion and Best Young Horse
2017 James River Hunt Baby Green Reserve Champion
Now competing in Pre-Childrens Hunters


(Sinatra Song x Chrysalis (by Carismo))

Breeder: Suzanne Mattern
Owner: Lyssette Williams
Sallie B. Wheeler accomplishments: 
2017 SBW West Coast 3yo Colt & Gelding Champion
2017 SBW West Coast 3yo Under Saddle Reserve Champion
2017 PCHA Hunter Breeding Reserve Champion
Graduated to Young Hunters and AA/ AO Hunters

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2019 SBW East Coast Best Young Horse and Overall Grand Champion

Photos provided.