Ellen Toon of South Salem, N.Y., rode her Invincible to the Championship in Amateur Owner Hunters (over age 35) yesterday at the Devon Horse Show.
With 36 points, Toon was the Devon Grand Amateur Owner Hunter Champion and Leading Amateur Owner Hunter Rider.
Due to thunderstorms Friday, the horse show was extended by one day.
Despite the short notice, the country fair also remained open, and quite a few spectators were in the stands.
"Invincible is 9, and I've had him since he was 6," Toon said. "He's as easy as they come. He's quiet and brave. Everything is automatic.
"It's a thrill and an honor to be Champion and Grand Champion at Devon," she said. "Devon is one of a kind."
Stace Arani of Dover, Mass., was Reserve Champion in the over-35 section on her Bolero.
Tracy Scheriff of Wellington, Fla., rode her Lavari to the championship in Amateur-Owner Hunters, 18 to 35 years of age, with Krista Weisman of Sherborn, Mass., taking the Reserve on Chopard.
In a six-horse jump-off Saturday night, McLain Ward of Bedford, N.Y., won the $50,000 Idle Dice Open Jumper Stake on Rothchild to take the Leading Open Jumper Rider title.
Ward's was the only clean round, and Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, N.J., was second on Bradberry with the fastest four-fault finish.