Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders with Disabilities Presented by Dime Bank Celebrates 15 Years of Finals at the Hampton Classic Horse Show
The 2022 Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders with Disabilities (LIHSSRD) Presented by Dime Bank returned to the Hampton Classic on Monday for its 15th annual Championship Finals, with ten riders competing for the prestigious year-end titles.
The day started with a breakfast in one of the VIP Chalets, where Grand Prix rider Carly Anthony presented ribbons and gift bags to each rider who qualified to compete.
“It’s quite an honor to be part of this Championship Final,” Anthony said. “Congratulations to everybody who made it this far. This is a huge accomplishment, and what a privilege it is to be here at the Hampton Classic showing off all that hard work and talent.”
Afterward, the judges tested each rider at the walk, trot and canter according to their respective levels and selected Champion and Reserve accordingly. First to claim top honors were Lila Glenz of Long Beach, NY, and HorseAbility Inc.’s Barely There, who competed in the Leader/Sidewalker division.
“Bear” also defended his championship from last year with Julia Glenz of Long Beach, NY, this time claiming the prize in the Beginner Independent division. Julia and Barely There have been partners since her first horse show, and she was thrilled to bring home another championship with him.