Brian Moggre and MTM Fashion
Hunter competition concluded on Saturday as the juniors were awarded their respective championships, separated by small and large with two age divisions in each. Brian Moggre bested these divisions overall with MTM Farm's MTM Fashion to claim the Grand Junior Hunter Championship and the "Follow Me" Challenge Trophy.
Moggre and the 7-year-old Warmblood gelding were in perfect form, riding to the additional titles of Small Junior Hunter grand champion and Small Junior 15 and Under Hunter champion upon wins in the division's stake class and handy round. The pair completed a successful indoors season, consistently picking up blue ribbons at the Washington International Horse Show, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show and the Capital Challenge Horse Show in the same division.
Moggre has also found great success in the jumpers, recently claiming the $25,000 SJHOF High Junior/Amateur-Owner Classic at the 2017 American Gold Cup with Condero 3. Mimi Gochman and Evermore, owned by Gochman Sport Horse LLC, performed blue ribbon rounds in the over fences and under saddle classes to finish with the reserve championship in the Small Junior 15 and Under Hunter division.
In the Small Junior 16-17 Hunter division, sponsored and presented by the Danhakl family, Kingpin and Annabel Revers claimed the championship. Revers continued from last year's success with the 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding as the duo also claimed the Madison Hills Farm Small Junior 15 and Under Hunter division championship at the 2016 CP National Horse Show. Giavanna Rinaldi finished in reserve with Alex Jayne's Bugsy Malone after winning Friday's over fences class.
Sophie Gochman rode Gochman Sport Horse LLC's 15-year-old Holsteiner gelding, Garfield, to the Large Junior Hunter grand championship upon claiming the Large Junior 15 and Under Hunter division championship. Redfield Farm's Capitalized took the reserve ribbon with Ellie Ferrigno.
Revers claimed her second championship aboard MTM Hands Down, owned by Beechwood Stables LLC, in the Large Junior 16-17 Hunter division, sponsored and presented by the Gochman family. The reserve championship was awarded to Katherine Dash and Whish LLC's Everglow.
Brian Moggre and MTM Fashion
FROM THE WINNER'S CIRCLE
Brian Moggre - 2017 CP National Horse Show Grand Junior Hunter Champion
On his championship:
"It's so exciting. I love the hunters so much because it gives me a chance to take a breath and really focus on my own riding. I obviously have such an incredible horse. He won a blue at Devon and he actually won at every indoors show this season, which I'm very happy with. This is probably one of my favorite horse shows so it means a lot to win champion. I'm very grateful to my trainers who gave me this opportunity. I wouldn't be anywhere without them. I'm thankful to have the best junior hunter ever."
On MTM Fashion:
"'Fashion' belongs to my trainers Mike and [Tracy Fenney]. Tracy shows him in the First Years and does very well with him and I get to show him in the junior hunters, which I'm very grateful for. He's amazing. I started showing him this past winter in January or February. He is so snuggly and so kind to be around. I love him."
Small Junior 15 and Under Hunter division champion:
MTM Fashion, ridden by Brian Moggre and owned by MTM Farm
Small Junior 16-17 Hunter division champion:
Kingpin, ridden by Annabel Revers and owned by Beechwood Stables LLC
Large Junior 15 and Under Hunter division champion:
Garfield, ridden by Sophie Gochman and owned by Gochman Sport Horse LLC
Large Junior 16-17 Hunter division champion:
MTM Hands Down, ridden by Annabel Revers and owned by Beechwood Stables LLC
The 2017 CP National Horse Show will highlight the $250,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Lexington CSI4*-W on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. followed by a concert with the Original Wailers. Sunday, Nov. 5, will also feature the final round of the ASPCA Maclay National Championship with the flat phase beginning at 1 p.m.
With $810,000 in prize money offered, this year's CP National Horse Show has been designated a CSI4*-W event by the FEI. International Open Jumpers will compete for almost half a million dollars in prize money, while the top-rated hunter sections will vie for a total purse of $195,000. For six consecutive years, the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame has named the CP National Horse Show the Horse Show of the Year.