|$1,500 Bit O’ Straw Hunter Classic
Day two of the Marshall & Sterling Insurance League National Finals was a good day for Mary Ann Zeira of Morristown, New Jersey, and Take Five, owned by Hope Schwartz-Leeper. Besting a sizeable class of 67 competitors from up and down the East Coast, they steered their way to a $1,500 Bit O’ Straw Hunter Classic win with scores of 84 and 83, the highest in both rounds, for a winning total of 167.
Round one competition was challenging and most who found themselves in the top 12 to move on to round two, earned it with preliminary scores in the 80’s and upper 70’s.
Cora Schiavone rode to another prestigious ribbon, after taking the victory in Wednesday’s M&S 2’6” Adult Medal Final. She and her own, Annabelle, entered the second round with the second highest score of 82, earning an 81 in the final round for a total of 163, giving them the second-place prize.
Coming in just behind Schiavone was Kristin Dolan, who took home the final spot in the top five in Wednesday’s M&S Adult Medal Final. Dolan rode Nimmerot, owned by Meadow Creek Farm, to a first round score of 80, bringing them into the second round in fourth place. They pushed their way up the leaderboard by improving to an 82 in the final round for a total of 162, earning them third place.
Kimberly Pokstis of Warwick, New York, and Hopes N Dreams, owned by Karen Ufret, brought home fourth place honors and the top five finished with Anne Boyd of South Salem, New York aboard Rio Cirque De Soleil.
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