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Local riders shine at horse show
Katie Pearson of Richmond Hill rides Yorks Wild Angel during the 34th annual spring horse show at Dixie Stables in Allenhurst. Pearson won several awards at the March event, including first place in adult saddlebred country pleasure. - photo by Photo provided.

Several riders from three local stables garnered top honors March 24 at the Dixie Stables’ 34th annual spring horse show in Allenhurst.

Area stables competing included Dixie Stables of Allenhurst, Bluff Creek Stables from Colonel’s Island and Bits and Bridles from Fort Stewart. More than 40 riders from nine stables participated.

Representing Dixie Stables, Richmond Hill’s own Katie Pearson on York’s Wild Angel won first in adult saddlebred country pleasure, second in saddlebred country pleasure championship, and second in adult equitation championship.

Others from Dixie Stables included Rachel Ogden, showing Santa Cruz, winning the 5-gaited show pleasure class, the adult equitation class and the adult equitation championship; Samantha Hocking on In My Father’s Eyes winning the pleasure driving class and coming in second in bareback equitation – she also won the non-saddlebred pleasure riding Syb van de Loekshamhoeve; Nicole Lloyd, riding Storm on the Rise, won the saddlebred country pleasure championship; Tiffany Smith, riding CSF Dixie Silk, won the bareback equitation and placed second in adult equitation while riding Jaques Rules; and Sandra Sculli, riding China Silk’s Julia, won the saddlebred country pleasure, juvenile class.

For Bits And Bridles Stables, Sara Darby, riding Jigger of Gin, won three classes: hunter pleasure; hunt seat equitation; and open pleasure championship. Diana Cox, riding Draco, finished second in non-saddlebred pleasure and in open pleasure championship. Representing Bluff Creek Stables, Lori Harden, riding Spurwing’s Time after Time, finished second in two classes: saddle seat equitation 14-17 and saddle seat equitation juvenile championship. Shannon Hardy, riding Spurwing’s Time after time, won the w/t showmanship 17 and under class and the w/t showmanship novice rider and finished second in w/t equitation novice rider. Sidney Prindiville, riding Oh What at Jewel, won first place in the w/t equitation novice rider class. In the lead line class, Ava Edgy, riding Oh What A Jewel, won first place, and Izzy Bowen, riding Saint, finished in second place.

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