Hygain Highlights: Zayna Rizvi and Avery Glynn Open 2022 Devon Horse Show with Top Equitation Results

Hygain Highlights from The 2022 Devon Horse Show
Zayna Rizvi and Avery Glynn Open 2022 Devon Horse Show with Top Equitation Results

Zayna Rizvi and Acer K

Devon, Pa. – May 26, 2022 – Top equitation riders from around the country convened at the Devon Horse Show’s Dixon Oval Thursday, eager to kick off the week dedicated to junior competition. The Platinum Performance / USEF Show Jumping Talent Search 3*, sponsored by Courtyard Marriott, was highlighted in the afternoon packed with a talented field of exhibitors. In Section A of the class, Zayna Rizvi emerged victorious aboard Acer K. Section B saw Avery Glynn earn the top prize with Gerardus.

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Zayna Rizvi and Excellent Win Speed Leg of Junior Jumper Championship to Kick Off 2022 Devon Horse Show

Zayna Rizvi and Excellent

The final class of the opening day of the 2022 Devon Horse set in the iconic Dixon Oval, the $3,750 Junior Jumper, sponsored by Land Services USA, Inc., saw a field of 23 talented young competitors take to the ring to vie for the top honors. As the first leg of the Junior Jumper Championship, the speed class asked riders to navigate the obstacles efficiently and fault-free if they were to be in contention for the ribbons. At the conclusion of the rounds, it was Zayna Rizvi and Excellent who emerged victorious on top of the leaderboard.

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Wheeler Ring Wrap

Charlie Brown and Annings Legend

Best Young Pony:
Place / Horse / Handler / Owner
1. Annings Legend / Charlie Brown / Morgan Short
2. Counter Point / Drew Taylor / Melissa Jo Hollingsworth

Rebecca Hunt and Loafers Lodge Andrew

Pennsylvania Hunter Pony Breeders’ Association Perpetual Trophy:
Place / Horse / Handler / Owner
1. Loafers Lodge Andrew / Rebecca Hunt / Rebecca Hunt
2. FC Ribbons and Bows / Katie Tatum Zuzelo / Katie Tatum Zuzelo
2. Free For All / Robert Croteau / Christy Sciarretta
2. Ironman BR / Robert Croteau / Christy Sciarretta

Emily Anne Belin-McDonnell

Leading Pony Breeder Handler’s Award:
Place / Handler
1. Emily Anne Belin-McDonnell

FROM THE WINNER’S CIRCLE

Rebecca Hunt – Pennsylvania Hunter Pony Breeders’ Associate Perpetual Trophy recipient

On Loafers Lodge Andrew:
“I’ve had him for a little over a year, I bought him as a two-year-old. I showed him a lot in the Well shows last year and he did really well in-hand. We started under saddle in the fall and we just started him back up. We did two horse shows under saddle and came here. WE are so impressed with how well he’s done. He will just keep doing what he’s doing, and he is only 3 years old so he will get a little time off now. I was thrilled because I keep him at my house, I take care of him, I braided him today, I do everything and most people don’t do that. It’s always fun to turn him out. It’s really meaningful and I’m really proud.”

On the Devon Horse Show:
“It’s so amazing to be here. I’m local – I’m just in Coatesville. I’ve only shown one pony here before and I’ve shown a horse. I won Amateur Handler in 2015 with a horse and then started to develop my own young ponies and start showing them myself.”

Emily Anne Belin-McDonnell – Leading Pony Breeder Handler

On how her ponies performed:
“I was super happy. It is a thrill to be here. When you walk onto the show grounds you get excited butterflies because it’s Devon. Sometimes the horses feel it too but we strategized, I thought our animals showed and handled well. They love the atmosphere, they rose to the occasion, kept all four on the floor and it was a good day.”

On her future plans:
“I will be back here for the horses, we have 18 of then Sunday, June 5. That is our big day that we ease into with the ponies. Then we will regroup and plan for Upperville, another stop on the trail.”

On the future for her ponies:
“We want to select, raise and develop ponies that are going to be useful and come back and eventually do the under saddle classes and hopefully qualify to do the regular division. To us the main goal is to make sure they not only make it from this ring doing the breeding but through the performance and pony finals, all of the things they are supposed to do.”

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