Tori Colvin and Cuba Kick-Off 2018 Upperville Colt & Horse Show with Performance 3’6″ Hunter Championship

Upperville, Va. – June 4, 2018 – The 165th edition of the historic Upperville Colt & Horse Show (UCHS) kicked off on Monday with the Performance Hunters taking center stage in the Main Hunter Ring. Concluding the first day of competition was 20-year-old professional rider Tori Colvin of Loxahatchee, Florida, and Cuba, who claimed blue ribbons in both over fences classes, out of 25 entries, to win the Performance 3’6″ Hunter championship and the Allen Smith Perpetual Trophy, donated by Mr. Bob Bell.

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Upperville Jumpers Showcase Talented Thoroughbreds and Rising Stars on Opening Day

The main event in Jumper I on Monday was the Take 2 Thoroughbred Jumpers where Keri Guanciale led the class from start to finish aboard Pepper Potts, 10-year-old Thoroughbred mare originally from Puerto Rico. The pair cleared the first round and advanced to the jump-off where they laid down a faultless time of 32.891 seconds, which would prove untouchable.

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Monday’s Champions

Local Hunter Other Than Owner/Rider 
  • Catherine Ellis and Kamera Shy, owned by Heathfield Hunters LLC
  • Winn Alden and Star Jewel, owned by EMO Stables
  • Chad Keenum and Landos Silver Tear Drop, owned by Meredith Hutchens
  • Kate Conover and My Hero, owned by Kim Hopkins
Local Hunter Other Than Owner/Rider Reserve Champions
  • Erin Hastings and Costar, owned by Madeleine Lohr
  • Sandra Ferrell and Shadowplay, owned by Perry Peterson
  • Thomas Brennan and Able, owned by Anita Ledsinger
  • Sandra Ferrell and Voila, owned by Lysa Burke Hutton
  • Sarah Tyndall and Gossip Girl, owned by Katie Triantos

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