Upperville, Va. – June 9, 2018 – The country’s top hunter athletes gathered at the Upperville Colt & Horse Show (UCHS), presented by St. Brides Farm, on Saturday evening. Taking over the main arena, they vied for the winning honors during the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. While a thunderstorm caused the event to conclude after the initial classic round, it was Hunt Tosh’s top score aboard Flamingo-K that would earn him the night’s winning honors.
Junior competition got underway on Saturday at the Upperville Colt & Horse Show (UCHS), presented by St. Bride’s Farm, where equitation riders vied for valuable qualifying points towards this year’s coveted finals in the fall. In the GW & Wade Jumper Ring II, Emma Pacyna and Maverick Helmer impressed the judges over fences and on the flat to claim top honors in the Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search 2* and ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship, respectively.
The Upperville Wall of Honor was created in 2005 to celebrate the many people who have helped make the show a success. Each year, there are a handful of inductees, including horses and humans. Some are current, others are from the past, but all have played a role in the show’s long and distinguished history. The 2018 recipients included the horses Garnet (pictured with owner Penny Denegre of Middleburg), Gozzi and Spirit of Song. Other honorees were Bucky Reynolds, Steve McVeigh and Gaylord Hoisington.