Bedford, NY – June 15, 2012 – The success continued for New England Farm as Cynthia Williams and her talented staff guided riders to the top honors in their divisions during HITS-on-the-Hudson III. Sophie Cohen and Que Sera were presented with the Adult 18-35 Hunter Championship, as well as taking the top award the $500 M&S/NAL Adult 18-35 Hunter Classic.
Cohen and Que Sera put their best efforts forward in the Adult 18-35 Hunters, earning excellent ribbons in the division including the first and second place ribbons in the over fences and an additional blue in the under saddle. The pair emerged victorious in the $500 M&S/NAL Adult 18-35 Hunter Classic, too. They put down a beautiful round, and easily earned the first place prize. Cynthia Williams also exhibited Que Sera in the Schooling Hunters, where they picked up two additional second place ribbons.
“It’s a funny story actually,” Cohen explained. “My trainer, Cynthia, went to Germany and purchased him there with me in mind, but I wasn’t even there to see him. It turned out that we were a perfect match! We work really well with one another, he is a great mover, and we a re a great match.”
Cohen continued, “I fell off last year while riding my other horse, Hero, and I took some time off before getting back in the saddle. Que Sera is one of those horses that re-teaches you everything. He has been a joy to get back on and he has reinstated my confidence. He is definitely a tough ride, he wants everything to be perfect, and he needs a strong and confident rider. He has a personality all his own.”
“I did well on Hero last week, but this week I used as my motivation to not sit on the sidelines with one of my best horses. I really focused, took a lot of chances, found some distances others weren’t jumping from. I think the judges saw that and were impressed by the chances we took,” Cohen remarked.
Grid Iron, owned by Natalie Gizzi LLC, left nothing to chance as Cynthia Williams guided him to the top ribbons in the Second Year/High Performance Hunter division. They earned the first and two second place ribbons over fences, and also picked up the third place award in the under saddle. Heidi Driscoll continued the winning streak aboard Grid Iron in the Adult 50 & Over Hunters, taking good ribbons in the over fences, and picking up the fifth place ribbon in the $500 M&S/NAL Adult 50 & Over Hunter Classic.
Jennifer Padovani and Believe You Me, owned by White Hill Farm, dominated the Adult Hunter divisions. The duo took the first and third place ribbons over fences, and the second place ribbon in the under saddle in the Adult 36-49 Hunters. Padovani guided Believe You Me to the first place finish in the $500 M&S/NAL Adult 36-49 Hunter Classic. Alexandra Beyrer challenged Padovani with Deborra Howard’s Papillon, earning the third and fourth place ribbons in the over fences, and the first place finish in the under saddle.
New England Farm, Inc. was founded in 1978 by Cynthia Williams and Dennis Mulcahy, and again in 2001 by Cynthia Williams. It is devoted to distinction in all phases of horse production, training and care. New England Farm is well known for its excellence and quality of products, including horses and riders alike, as well as superior customer service. The team looks forward to their upcoming three weeks at HITS-on-the-Hudson, where they will compete against some of the nation’s best. To stay updated with New England Farm, please visit their Facebook. For more information, please call New England Farm at (914) 330-1443.
Photo Credit: Sophie Cohen and Que Sera took top ribbons in the Adult 18-35 Hunter division during the third week of HITS-on-the-Hudson. Photo By: Parker/Russell - The Book LLC. Photo may only be used in relation to this PMG press release.