The high performance working hunter division at the 2023 Devon Horse Show and Country Fair saw several ribbons handed out during Wednesday’s competition. After two days of tough horse showing, points were tallied across the board between over fences, stake and handy classes to crown champion and reserve champion honors.
As the second class slated to go in the Dixon Oval on Wednesday, the talented high performance hunters and their riders prepared to build off a successful day of competition on Tuesday. Nineteen partnerships stepped foot into the ring, eager to show off their skills to the judges. In the high performance division, judges look for good jumping style,
consistent pace and distances, beauty and good movement. They also pay special attention to athletic ability, boldness, and brilliance of the horses.
It was an exciting fight to the finish that saw several combinations contend for the blue ribbon. Emerging victorious to claim champion with several top place finishes was Hunt Tosh and The Wheeler Family’s Cannon Creek. Scott Stewart and Dr. Betsee Parker’s Nottingham, took reserve champion.