Featured hunter competition concluded Saturday evening with the $2,500 Non-Pro Hunter Derby sponsored by Standlee. A field of 25 gathered to jump Joey Rycroft’s (USA) tracks, but it was Alexander Adkins (USA) and his stunning mount Completto (Contender x Pia Ne) that conquered the impressive field.
Adkins piloted his very own 20-year-old Rheinlander gelding to a textbook first-round track to secure their place in the handy phase. The duo returned for the second round and impressed the judges with their consistent, elegant performance to climb the leaderboard and ultimately gallop away with the blue ribbon.
$2,500 Standlee Non-Pro Derby Results:
1 Completto, Alexander Adkins, Alexander Adkins
2 Winterfell, Lyndi Matthews, Sugar Run Farm
3 Cobalt, Florence Waite, Florence Waite
4 Candelos, Maren Smith, Maren Smith
5 Fabulous Platinum, Finley Scheffel, Nori Scheffel
6 Valhalla D, Claire Burke, Claire Burke
7 Cremissimo, Ashley Ann De Marco, Holly Helbig DVM
8 Odelia, Rosemary Numnum, Rosemary Numnum
9 Captivated, Donna Struve, Donna Struve
10 Carinus, Caroline Mally, Holly Helbig DVM