Wellington, Fla. – April 4, 2018 – As the 2018 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) draws to a close, the team at Little Brook Farms reflects back on another successful season. One of their most promising young riders is 12-year-old Savonna Adell, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, who rode to multiple championships throughout the season in the Children’s Hunter Pony divisions as well as in the Junior Hunter ranks.
Adell concluded the 2018 season with the Winter Equestrian Festival’s reserve circuit championship in the Large Pony Children’s Hunter division with Spellbound. Adell and the 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding produced multiple consistent rounds throughout the season including securing the blue ribbon in the $5,000 Large Children’s Pony Classic during the very competitive World Champion Hunter Rider (WCHR) Week. The pair was also champion of the Large Children’s Pony Hunter Division that week and reclaimed their champion title most recently on Week Nine.
“Working with Savonna and Spellbound this season has been wonderful,” noted Duffy. “They are a great team and Savonna always knows hows to produce a wonderful round with him in the ring. Savonna and Spellbound have showcased great consistency this season and really worked hard to earn this circuit tricolor.”
Adell had similar sentiments about her mount. “I love riding Spellbound,” she said. “He is so fun to ride and he has a great jump. I feel like I have gotten to know him a little better each week and it was wonderful to have the opportunity to show at WEF. I am really looking forward to continuing to ride Spellbound this spring and summer because I know he always tries his best when we are in the show ring!”
When she is not claiming top ribbons aboard Spellbound, Adell also competes in the Medium Pony Hunter Division with her self-owned Laugh Out Loud. She and the 16-year-old German pony had their own success on Week 6 where they brought home the Medium Pony Hunter Championship.
Adelle is proud of her successful performances during the winter season, and is also excited to get back to her training schedule at home before gearing up for the spring and summer show schedule. She also has her sights set on competing in the equitation divisions. Adell will now compete during the ESP Spring Series before traveling to Pennsylvania for the historic Devon Horse Show with Little Brook Farms.