Alexandra Cherubini rode her Equifit Carlos to victory Monday in the $5,000 NAL Adult Amateur Jumper Classic in a two-horse jump-off at the Devon Horse Show.
Cherubini had no faults in the jump-off and finished in 36.54 seconds to beat Rachel Boggus on Wiedam, who finished in 40.31.
The victory gave Cherubini enough points to tie Boggus for the Adult Amateur Jumper championship. Each finished with 15 points in the three events.
"Rachel [who went first in the jump-off] was very quick and clear, so if I wanted to win, I knew I had to go for it," Cherubini said. "It's an honor to win at Devon.
"I got Carlos two years ago," said Cherubini, the president of EquiFit, Inc., which makes equestrian supplies. "He's a blast and a sweetheart. He loves his job."
Boggus is an anesthesiologist from Fort Wayne, Ind. "I just wanted to be tidy and clean and hope Alexandra had a rail down," she said. "Wiedam is a 10-year-old, and I got him three years ago. He's overqualified for this division, but I hadn't been in jumpers for 10 years, so I wanted that. He wants to win even more than I do.
"This was my first time at Devon," Boggus added. "I'm limited as to where I show because of my job."
Leading Hunter Riders
Scott Stewart of Flemington, N.J., has been the Leading Hunter Rider at Devon 11 times, including 10 straight since 2003, but he may have his work cut out for him to make it an even dozen this year.
After the first of three days of hunter competitions, Kelley Farmer of Keswick, Va., had more than twice as many points as Stewart.
With ribbons, many of them blues, in First Year Green, High Performance, Green Conformation, and Conformation, Farmer had amassed 67 points. Stewart had 311/2.