Christina Kelly, an 18-year-old English girl who lives in Kentucky - where her father runs a thoroughbred breeding farm and takes the offspring to sales - won the first junior Jumper class on Friday at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair.
Kelly, riding HH Narcos Du Marais, was fastest in the 10-horse jump-off, posting a clean round in 29.511 seconds to beat Victoria Colvin on Monsieur Du Reverdy, who was clean in 32.743.
"He's a super horse," said Kelly of her mount. "He's cool to ride, but he has his quirks."
Maria Van Buskirk of Chester, N.J., rode her VDL Theresa's Lady to win the evening Gambler's Choice Junior Jumper class with 1,010 points, over Chloe Reid on Toulon, who accumulated 890 points.
Charlotte Jacobs of East Aurora, N.Y., won the R.W. "Ronnie" Mutch Equitation Championship after two days of competition in that division.
Jacobs, who trains under Missy Clark and John Brennan, won one section of the Washington Equitation class and one section of the medal on Thursday, and placed third in two other classes to edge out Michael Hughes, who had won three classes over the two days.
"It would have been fun to have tied for champion with Michael [Hughes] because we're best friends," said Jacobs of Hughes, who also trains with Clark.
Devon Horse Show
When: Now through June 5
Where: Lancaster Pike and Dorset Road, Devon.
Saturday: Radnor Hunt fox hounds, 8:50 p.m.
Monday: Palmer Performance horses salute the men and women of the armed forces. 8 p.m.
Tickets: advanced sales, 610-688-2554; country fair office: 610-525-2533.
General admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and over. Reserved grandstand tickets are available ranging from $12 to $50, depending on the performance.
Web site: www.thedevonhorse
Starting at 8 a.m.
Small Jr. Hunter Handy, 16 & 17
Small Jr. Hunter Handy, 15 & under
Large Jr. Hunter Handy, 16 & 17
Large Jr. Hunter Handy, 15 & under
Pony Jumper - II, 2(b)
Starting not before 1 p.m.
Lead Line, under 4 Years
Lead Line, 4 & 5 Years
Small Jr. Hunter Stake, 16 & 17
Small Jr. Hunter Stake, 15 & Under
Large Jr. Hunter Stake, 16 & 17
Large Jr. Hunter Stake, 15 & Under
Small Jr. Hunter Ch., 16 & 17
Small Jr. Hunter Ch., 15 & Under
Large Jr. Hunter Ch., 16 & 17
Large Jr. Hunter Ch., 15 & Under
Overall Small Jr. Hunter Ch.
Overall Large Jr. Hunter Ch.
Devon Grand Jr. Hunter Ch.
Best Child Rider on a Horse Award
Starting at 8 a.m.
Small Pony Hunter Under Saddle
Small Pony Hunter-Handy
Small Pony Hunter Stake
Small Pony Hunter Ch.
Medium Pony Hunter Under Saddle
Medium Pony Hunter-Handy
Medium Pony Hunter Stake
Medium Pony Hunter Ch.
Large Pony Hunter Under Saddle
Large Pony Hunter-Handy
Large Pony Hunter Stake
Large Pony Hunter Ch.
Devon Grand Pony Hunter Ch.
Best Child Rider on a Pony Award
Pony Sportsmanship Award
Pony Hunt Teams
Starting at 7 p.m.
Jr. Jumper - II, 2(a) SJHOF Classic
Jr. Jumper Ch.
Leading Jr. Jumper Rider Award
Jr. Jumper Style of Riding Award
Horse Hunt Teams
Parent and Child