Buffalo, Ny. – Feb. 14, 2017 – SBS Farms continued their winning streak this winter season with a banner weekend at the HITS IV Ocala Winter Classic, bringing home multiple tricolor ribbons.
For the third consecutive weekend, Michael Williamson and Billie Steffee’s Maggie May proved to be the pair to beat in the Large Junior Hunter Division, earning their third division championship. The pair won the championship after collecting first place finishes in three over fences classes, as well as a blue in the under saddle.
In the First Year Green Hunter division SBS Farm’s Assistant Trainer Alicia Heberle brought home the reserve championship aboard Jennifer Alfano’s Kensi.
However, the championship ribbons did not stop there for SBS Farms riders. Kathy Chiaf and her own Sweetwater claimed the championship in the Adult Equitation 46 and over division with a first, second and third placing over fences, as well as a first place finish in the under saddle class.
Molly Gfroerer and Samantha Hurley’s Silver Icing were the champions of the Children’s Hunter Pony Small/Medium division with three blue ribbons in the over
Kristy Herrera fared well in the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, placing sixth with Helen Lenahan’s Miss Lucy and eighth with Jennifer Alfano’s Candid.
Based out of Buffalo, New York, SBS Farms, Inc.’s Susie Schoellkopf and Jennifer Alfano run one of the foremost show hunter training operations in the country, and travel nationwide to compete in the most prestigious horse shows.
SBS Farms, Inc. continues the proud tradition of the Saddle and Bridle Club as one of the top show stables in the Northeast. Schoellkopf is also the executive director of the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center, which houses both the Buffalo Equestrian Center as well as SBS Farms, Inc. Built in 1922, the 160-stall facility is a historical landmark, with its unique English Tudor and Gothic-style architecture.