Laena Romond and Traveller Rise Above All in $50,000 National Horse Show Hunter Classic, Presented by The Chronicle of The Horse
Lexington, Ky. – Nov. 5, 2021 – Hunter competition came to a pinnacle Friday, November 5 at the 138th annual National Horse Show (NHS). As the oldest indoor horse show in America, the National Horse Show brings a collection of some of the country’s top hunter riders and their horses to the Alltech Arena of the Kentucky Horse Park to contest for championship honors and a spot in the $50,000 National Horse Show Hunter Classic, presented by The Chronicle of The Horse. Of the 29 horse-and-rider pairs that put their names forward for the winning title and lion’s share of the money, it was Laena Romond and Catherine Cowie’s Traveller who jumped to victory in the prestigious $50,000 National Horse Show Hunter Classic, presented by The Chronicle of The Horse.
Speed Queen Vanderveen Bests The Rest in T&R Development International Two Phase CSI4*
International show jumping competition returned to the Alltech Arena Friday evening for the T&R Development International Two Phase CSI4* at the 2021 National Horse Show. A highlight event of the day, 32 international athletes and their top mounts would jump the two phase course in hopes of securing a piece of the $36,600 purse. Of the competitive roster, Kristen Vanderveen (USA) and Bull Run’s Faustino De Tili earned their place in the winner’s circle for their brilliant performance throughout the two phases of competition.
Heaven’s Dream and Fearless Crowned Grand Junior and Grand Junior 3’3” Hunter Champions at 2021 National Horse Show
Junior Hunter riders were the highlight of competition Friday morning in the Alltech Arena as each respective age group division vied for the division champion title and the coveted Overall Junior Hunter Grand Champion and Junior 3’3” Hunter Grand Champion honors. Awarded to the horse-and-rider combination with the most points accumulated in the Small Junior Hunter 15 & Under, Small Junior Hunter 16-17, Large Junior Hunter 15 & Under and Large Junior Hunter 16-17 divisions, Heaven’s Dream and Stella Propp were awarded the Junior Hunter Grand Champion title. Fearless and Bridget Hickton took home the Junior 3’3” Grand Hunter Champion honors to round out the Junior Hunter competition at the 2021 National Horse Show (NHS).