Scott Stewart Earns Fourteenth Leading Hunter Rider Award and Meralex Farm Grand Champion Professional Hunter at 2021 National Horse Show
Lexington, Ky. – Nov. 3, 2021 – Professional hunter competition came to a pinnacle Wednesday, November 3 at the 2021 National Horse Show (NHS), highlighting some of the country’s top hunter horses. The Alltech Arena played host to a variety of divisions with championship honors up for grabs, including the Goshen Hill Green 3’6” Hunter, Green 3’9” Hunter, Green Conformation Hunter, High Performance Conformation Hunter and Judith Murch High Performance Hunter, presented by The Corrigan Family and Winner’s Circle Trailer Sales. Nearly 70 horse-and-rider pairs put their names forward for the five divisions, all hoping to earn their respective division’s championship tricolors and the Meralex Farm Grand Champion Professional Hunter title. Of the large field, it was Scott Stewart and Dr. Betsee Parker’s Charlemagne that earned the distinction of Grand Champion Professional Hunter. Stewart also claimed the Meralex Farm Leading Hunter Rider Award for the fourteenth time at the National Horse Show.
Concerto and Private I Crowned Grand Amateur-Owner and Grand Amateur-Owner 3’3” Hunter Champion at 2021 National Horse Show
Amateur-Owner riders took to the Alltech Arena Wednesday afternoon to vie for the Grand Champion Amateur-Owner Hunter title for the “Ruxton & Scot To Do” Challenge Trophy. Awarded to the competitor with the most points accumulated in the Amateur-Owner 3’6” 36 & Over Hunter and Amateur-Owner 3’6” 18-35 Hunter divisions, Concerto and Caroline Ingalls were the pair to come out on top to be crowned Grand Amateur-Owner Hunter Champion at the 2021 National Horse Show (NHS). In the Amateur-Owner 3’3” Hunter divisions, Private I and Kelly Sims took home the Grand Amateur-Owner 3’3” Hunter Champion title for the “Susanne Stroh” Perpetual Trophy.