Buffalo, NY – Sept. 13, 2019 – The 73rd annual Buffalo International Horse Show (BIHS) kicked-off the weekend with a variety of hunter, jumper and equitation classes taking place at the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center (BTRC). Amateur competitors took center stage throughout the day and concluded with the NAL Children’s/Adult Jumper classes.
In the Adult Amateur 18-35 Hunter division, Christine Ruh and Stardust won both over fences classes and took second place in the under saddle to take the lead for champion of the division. In the Amateur Owner 3’3″ 36 and over division, Penelope Ayers and Cezanne also won both over fences classes, with a third place finish in the under saddle to position themselves nicely for the championship.
The NAL Children’s/Adult Jumpers were the feature classes of the evening following the demonstration of the the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center. In the Children’s/Adult Jumper classes, Mary Patterson and her Evening Attire lead the division with a second and a first place finish in both classes, respectively.