Kendall Meijer Pilots Sorrento to Champion in Audra Jackson, Exit Northern Shores Realty Amateur Adult Hunter 18-35
Traverse City, Mich. – Sept. 4, 2021 – Adult amateur riders took to the Hunter 2 Ring Saturday morning during Week I of the Traverse City Tournament of Champions to vie for the champion title of the Audra Jackson, Exit Northern Shores Realty Amateur Adult Hunter 18-35 division. Hunter athletes also had the opportunity to compete in the $500 Madd Horse LLC Adult Amateur Hunter Classic Saturday. After laying down two textbook perfect rounds, Michigan’s own Kendall Meijer and her longtime mount Sorrento were crowned champion. Elliott Hodge and Apparently were hot on their heels to take home reserve champion. Elise Iafrate and her very own Henrik took top honors in the $500 Madd Horse LLC Adult Amateur Hunter Classic.
Caroline Muth and Halouet Ride to Championship in Albion College Equestrian Combined Equitation Divisions
Saturday afternoon in the Polk Family Hunter Ring, equitation riders took center stage to compete for the top prize in the Albion College Equestrian Combined Equitation Divisions. Showcasing some of the nation’s top young equitation athletes, the competition was tough as each horse-and-rider combination navigated their way over two eight-obstacle courses set forth to challenge them on their skills. In the end, Caroline Muth and her new partner Halouet laid down two perfect rounds to take home the blue ribbon in both over fences classes, ultimately claiming champion. Riley Hogan and Wengen were not far behind Muth as they collected the red ribbon in both over fences and won the under saddle class, putting them just a few points shy of the leading horse and rider pair to take home the reserve honors.