WCHR Finals & Hunter Spectaculars

Jenny Karazissis and Undeniable Clinch 2017 WCHR West Coast Hunter Spectacular
San Juan Capistrano, Calif. - June 11, 2017 - Coastal Southern California's traditional "June Gloom" weather was no match for the brilliant performances in the $25,000 World Championship Hunter Rider West Coast Hunter Spectacular. Incorporating rounds at three fence heights, 3'6", 3'9" and 4'0", this fifth West Coast staging of the class drew a wide range of experience in horses and riders, highlighted by an eighth-place finish from 12-year-old Augusta Iwasaki on Vlock Show Stables' Boris.

But it was familiar professional faces and horses that took top honors. Jenny Karazissis and longtime ride, Undeniable, owned by Hope Town Farms, checked another impressive win off their wish list, finishing five points ahead, with an overall average of 180.75. Read More

Catch Me is Uncatchable in the $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular
Florida - Feb. 19, 2017 - For the second consecutive year, the gray Holsteiner Catch Me wowed the crowd and the judges during the $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular. Piloted by Scott Stewart, Catch Me soared to another well-earned victory under the lights of the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center on February 18. Read More

Debbie Bass and Maypine Farm's Truman Named 2016 WCHR Hunter of the Year
Wellington, Fla - Feb. 13, 2017 - When Debbie Bass purchased Truman (Arpeggio-Roxana), a bay Westphalian gelding, he wasn't the horse she was looking to buy, but she recognized his talent immediately.

"I'm just so incredibly lucky to be associated with him," said Bass. "I was looking for an experienced derby horse, and then I got the call [about him]... I'm so fortunate."

On February 18, the USHJA World Championship Hunter Rider Program will recognize his tremendous achievements and talent with the title of 2016 WCHR Hunter of the Year, the recipient of the Peter Wetherill Cup, during the $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular. Read More

The USHJA World Championship Hunter Rider Program was founded in 1992 to recognize and celebrate the hunter rider. Since the inaugural World Championship Hunter Rider Professional Finals in 1992 the WCHR program has expanded to include coveted year-end awards for Professionals, Developing Professionals, Amateur Owners, Adult Amateurs, Juniors, Children and Pony riders. WCHR Program Members qualify for National and Regional Awards by earning points at Member Events held across the country throughout the qualifying year. In 1997 the inaugural WCHR Spectacular was such a success that it became one of the feature events of the WCHR Program drawing top competition from across the country. The USHJA WCHR Program continues growing in size and popularity from year to year.

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