Scott Stewart and Jordan Sweep Grand Hunter Championships at Pennsylvania National Horse Show
Scott Stewart rode Jordan, owned by Sophie Gochman, to the Pennsylvania National Horse Show Grand Hunter Championship on Tuesday, October 18, in Harrisburg, PA.
Stewart and the 9-year-old Selle Français gelding claimed two wins and a third place over fences, a win under saddle and a second-place finish in the model on their way to the Green Conformation Hunter division championship, sponsored by Caroline Moran & Goshen Hill. For the division championship, Stewart was presented with the Wild Air Farms Challenge Trophy, donated by Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Johnson, Jr. and returned to competition by Mrs. Haywood Nelms, Jr. Finishing as the Green Conformation Hunter reserve champion was another of Stewart’s mounts, Whimsical, owned by Gochman Sport Horse LLC.
In addition to the Grand Hunter Championship, Stewart and Jordan also earned the Grand Green Hunter Championship, for which they were presented with the Kimberton Hills Challenge Trophy, donated by Mrs. H.A.W. Myrin.
“It means a lot because we work all year long to come here and compete against the best riders and horses,” said Stewart, of Wellington, FL. “I’ve come here every year since 1980. It’s a very special place for tradition and all of the trophies.”
For the Grand Hunter Championship, Stewart was presented with another of those trophies, the Beaufort Hunt Perpetual Trophy, donated by the late COL. and Mrs. J.B. Hollis, Jr. Stewart’s top results also earned him the Leading Hunter Rider title, for which he was presented with the Elizabeth M. Solter Memorial Perpetual Trophy and a Vibershield gift card.