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2016 Blenheim Spring Series Leading Hunter Rider Awards
Wrapping up four weeks full of hunter highlights, Blenheim EquiSports would like to congratulate the Leading Hunter Riders from the 2016 Blenheim Spring Series, with awards presented by Romfh Equestrian Apparel.

With a number of the best West Coast hunter riders competing during the four week Spring Series, it was the young yet already established Nick Haness (pictured right) who earned the Romfh Leading Professional Hunter Rider Award by accumulating 432.5 points.

Romfh also awarded the Leading Amateur Hunter Rider Award, and congratulations goes to Tonia Cook-Looker who rode Wallace throughout the series. The Looker's own Woodland Oaks Ranch in San Dimas is home to their lovely string of horses and ponies.

Wallace and Tonia Cook-Looker with Laura Romfh

Lexie Looker also had a successful circuit in the Junior and the Pony divisions. She came in a close second to Augusta Iwasaki for the Romfh Equestrian Apparel Leading Junior Hunter Rider Award. Iwasaki (pictured right aboard Good Gracious) pulled ahead on the final day of the series, after she won three classes and placed high in several others.

Showing several mounts successfully in both divisions throughout the series, Iwasaki earned a double congratulations for winning both the Romfh Equestrian Apparel Leading Junior and Leading Pony Rider Awards at the end of the Spring Series.

"It's nice for the hunters and hunter riders to get this recognition," said Liz Reilly, partner in Makoto Farms and Augusta Iwasaki's mom. "Augusta is lucky to have such great opportunities on ponies and horses. She is passionate about each one, and is excited about each success. She was especially excited to win a 'Leading Rider' award."

After a handful of wins and a number of top placings, Lauren Flather brought home the Romfh Equestrian Apparel Leading Children's Hunter Rider Award riding her horse Amar in the 13 & Under division.

Amateur-Owner Hunter rider Lindsay Maxwell dominated the 3'6" & 3'3" divisions with her own Kingston & Catalyst to claim the Romfh Leading Amateur Owner Hunter Rider title.

Amar and Lauren Flather                                          Kingston and Lindsay Maxwell

See the photo gallery of award winners throughout the Blenheim EquiSports Spring Series on Facebook.

Join Blenheim in beautiful Del Mar for the Ranch & Coast Classic, where once again hunters will have the chance to earn special recognition in WCHR divisions and the USHJA International Hunter Derby.

And with the recent online release of the Blenheim Summer Prize Book, more Hunter Highlights abound in June and July in both San Juan Capistrano and Del Mar.

Featuring another WCHR week, the WCHR Hunter Spectacular, a National Derby, a 3'3" Open Hunter Classic and two International Hunter Derbies, plus the USHJA Zone 10 Pony Hunter Challenge and Markel Insurance Pony Hunter Derby, and CPHA & USHJA Pre-Green Qualifiers, summer is certain to be full of gorgeous hunters galloping in the show ring.

Entries for the June Jamboree, the first week of the June Summer Series, close May 9th. Click here for the online prize list.

Blenheim EquiSports is The Place To Be in 2016!


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Photos by McCool

Romfh was founded by Laura Romfh, a life-long rider turned equestrian fashion designer. Romfh was created in 1996 out of a need for athletic performance clothing designed specifically with a rider's needs in mind. All designs go through rigorous testing for fit, function, quality and care. Romfh is celebrating their 20th anniversary with their best colors and designs to date! Romfh ~ celebrating the strength and beauty of equestrians since 1996. More at



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