Judges of the 2016 Annual Georgia Hunter Jumper Association (GHJA) Grand Finale & Finals awards Kat Fuqua, Third Grade HIES Student, Best Child Rider on a Pony after sweeping all Pony Classes for the championship wins on three of her ponies at this past weekends (November 17-20) championship horse show at Wills Park in Milton, GA. Kat Wins Champion and Reserve on Schooling Pony Hunter on Finesse RF and Hillcrest Leading Lady; Small Pony Hunter Champion on Goldhills Arresting Charm; Champion and Reserve Champion of Medium Pony Hunters on Hillcrest Leading Lady and Finesse RF; Pony Derby Champion, Reserve & 3rd on Hillcrest Leading Lady, Goldhills Arresting Charm & Finesse RF respectively. Finally, Kat won the 11 year old rider and under Over Fences on Hillcrest Leading Lady. Kat is pleased to end the year with high honors as she prepares for competition in the new year in Wellington at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) at Palm Beach Equestrian Center in Florida with six of her competition show ponies.
This past weekend Kat completed her showing at Washington International Horse Show. The WIHS is considered one of the most prestigious shows of the year. Equestrian's and their mounts must have qualified as top 25 of their division in the country and be invited to participate. Kat showed four ponies successfully with honors bringing home big ribbons and scores. In the Medium Pony Division, Kat received Second on Captain America with an 88 in the Medium Pony Handy Hunter and a second on Some Kinda Wonderful with an 86 in the Medium Pony Hunter Stake. Also, she earned 6th with Captain America in the Medium Pony Conformation Hunter! The Division ages out at 14 year-old children and to be 9 years old is very rare at this level of sophisticated riding. Truly a huge honor for Kat!
2016 WEF Medium Pony Double Champion