Hygain Highlights from The 2022 Devon Horse Show
McLain Ward Named Open Jumper Champion at Devon Horse Show
Devon, Pa. – June 4, 2022 – International show jumping competition at the 2022 Devon Horse Show came to a close Saturday evening. A talented field of athletes and their mounts from around the world have been vying for points toward the coveted Open Jumper Championship since Tuesday. Coming off of his 12th win in the $250,000 Sapphire Grand Prix of Devon CSI4*, McLain Ward etched his name on The Little Big Man Trophy and was awarded with the Open Jumper Championship honors. With a total of 35 points earned throughout the week, Ward also received the Leading Open Jumper Rider title. After two wins during the week on two different mounts, Jessica Mendoza emerged as the Leading Open Jumper Lady Rider and was presented with the Carol Hofmann Thompson Leading Lady Rider Challenge Trophy in memory of Carol Hofmann, given by her family and friends in 2014.
Stephanie Danhakl and Martha Ingram Claim Grand Amateur-Owner Hunter Championship Titles
Hunter competition wrapped up at the 2022 Devon Horse Show Saturday, with each section of the Amateur-Owner Hunter divisions awarding the grand championship title to the horse-and-rider pair who accumulated the most points throughout the two days of competition. Following the final rounds of competition in both the Wheeler Ring and the Dixon Oval, it was Martha Ingram aboard Quimby who took the top honors as the Grand Amateur-Owner 3’6’’ Hunter Champion, receiving the Bond Street Perpetual Trophy, sponsored by Courtyard Marriott. Stephanie Danhakl and Quest walked away as the Grand Amateur-Owner 3’3’’ Hunter Champion, sponsored by Lugano Diamonds, and were awarded the The Jenepher McLean Kelly Challenge Trophy.
Jennifer Verre Earns Devon Three-Gaited English Pleasure Horse Championship Title
The Saturday evening session in the Dixon Oval featured the crowning of champions in several breed divisions, and the Three-Gaited English Pleasure Horse division was brought into the spotlight of the historic venue. Impressing the judges with her performance, manners, presence, quality and conformation against 11 other competitors, Jennifer Verre and Come As You Are took home the top prize and the Three-Gaited English Pleasure Horse Championship and were awarded with The Second Dennis Mayer Memorial Challenge Trophy, donated by his friends.