Darragh Kerins and Chill R Z Zip to $40,000 Upperville Welcome Stakes Win

Upperville, Va. – June 8, 2018 – With nine athletes vying for the victory during the main event at the Upperville Colt & Horse Show (UCHS), presented by St. Bride’s Farm, on Friday, speed was key, and it was the very last combination who proved to be the very best. Ireland’s Darragh Kerins and Chill R Z, owned by Eve Jobs, were the final duo to return for the tiebreaker and overtook the leaders by one second to capture the top prize in the $40,000 Upperville Welcome Stakes CSI4*, sponsored Tim Burch – BOWA, Jim Thompson – Washington Fine Properties/Middleburg and Wiseman & Associates.

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Britta Stoeckel and William Hill Head Home with Grand Champion Amateur-Owner Hunter Championship

The Amateur-Owner Hunter divisions wrapped up on Friday at the Upperville Colt & Horse Show (UCHS) with Britta Stoeckel’s William Hill claiming the Grand Champion Amateur-Owner Hunter title after acquiring the most points in their respective Amateur-Owner 3’6″ Hunter division. The pair took home the San Siro Perpetual Trophy, donated by Tracey Weinberg and Weinberg Brokerage Group.

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Updates From Upperville

Amateur-Owner Hunters

Champions
Reserve Champions
  • 18-35 3’6″: Britta Stoeckel and William Hill
  • 36 and Over 3’6″: Ellen Toon and Mirror Image
  • 18-35 3’3″: Martha Ingram and Fonteyn
  • 36 and Over 3’3″: Becky Gochman and Mythical
  • 18-35 3’6″: Kelsey Campbell and Q-Bella
  • 36 and Over 3’6″: John Ingram and Cuba
  • 18-35 3’3″: Martha Ingram and Lions Creek Bellini
  • 36 and Over 3’3″:
    Virginia Fout and Carma
Young Jumper Sections, sponsored by Caliburn Farm

5-Year-Old Young Jumper Championship Qualifier
William Hickey and I-Am-Unostar, owned by North Star

6-Year-Old Young Jumper Championship Qualifier
Alexa Lowe and VDL Heros, owned by The Marsel Group

7-Year-Old Young Jumper Championship Qualifier 
Harold Chopping and Geronimo SCF, owned by Diane Halpin
  • Paul & Eve Go As You Please Handy Hunter, sponsored by Virginia and Nina Fout: Victoria Colvin and I Love Lucy, owned by John & Stephanie Ingram LLC
  • VHSA / EMO Hunter Seat Medal: Emma Pacyna and Cassou, owned by Georgy Maskrey-Segesman
  • Dover/USEF Hunter Seat Medal: Elli Yeager Alant, owned by Elli Yaeger
  • Marshall & Sterling/USEF Pony Medal: Alexa Karet and Astro Boy, owned by Robin Greenwood