LEXINGTON, Va. - A total of 17 horses and22 riders made their way to the Virginia Horse Center on Friday and returned home with ribbons and championships on Sunday night.
Champion and Reserve Champion Ribbons were won by Caitlin Hewitt, freshman Liz Jorgensen, freshman Christy Midgett , and Lindsay Eckert.
Caitlin Hewitt rode her young horse Rio's Dancer to Reserve Champion of the Adult Hunters by winning a second and fifth in the very competitive division. Jorgensen competed for Bridgewater for the first time with her bay gelding, Joe Hill, and was Champion of the Novice Jumper Division by making a clean sweep of the division. Lindsey Eckert won the Novice Child/Adult Jumper Division by winning three of the four classes and being fourth in the other class. Her horse is a Morgan mare named Harwich Mayfly. Freshman Christy Midgett rode Bridgewater's Abaco to Reserve Champion in the Junior Pleasure Division by winning first and second.
Other ribbon winners were:
Lindsay Ferguson rode her own horse Amulett to a fourth in the Low Hunters and a third in the Adult Hunters.
Brittany Hall showed her horse Armani in the Special Adult Division and placed fourth.
Anna Rippy rode her own horse Hall of Fame to a second and fourth in the Special Adult Division.
Kelly Sprinle rode Rio Grande in the Special Adult Division and placed second.
Erin Pampe rode Traveller to a fifth in the Special Adult Division.
Nicole Werry placed fifth in the Schooling Hunters riding Rio Grande
Mary Carter Coleman was third and fifth in the Hopeful Hunters on Bailey.
Kelsey Sly rode Abaco to a sixth place in the Adult Pleasure Division.
Victoria Wilson rode Calvin to a fourth place in the competitive Hope Hunter Division.
Samatha Ervin rode Opening Line in the Hopeful Hunters and placed third, fourth, and fifth.
Sarah Black showed her own grey gelding, Mister Hi to a first place with a beautifully ridden course in the Child/Adult Jumpers.
Emily Leith rode Calvary to a sixth place in the large Open Hunter Division
Katie Leonard rode Bridgewater's Traveller to a second place in the Adult Hunters and a fourth in the SWVHJA Adult Medal.