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Romfh Leading Hunter Awards Presented to Top Riders in Blenheim EquiSports Fall Series
San Juan Capistrano, CA - At the conclusion of the Blenheim Fall Series, hunter riders who accumulated the most points on their highest placed horses over the two weeks received Romfh Leading Hunter Rider Awards. Each winner was presented with a Leading Rider Sash and a $250 gift certificate to Romfh Equestrian Apparel.


John French and Melissa Brandes

Seasoned veteran John French won the Romfh Professional Hunter Leading Rider award, with multiple impressive wins aboard Bansky, Captain, Churchill, Malbec, and Snowflake. French had an exceptional season, as he won the Romfh Leading Professional Hunter Rider Award in the Spring, Summer and now Fall. Skilled at bringing out the best in a horse, French also won the Blenheim EquiSports Young Hunter Final on Quentin and the CPHA Green 3' and 3'3" Hunter Incentive Final aboard Captain during this Fall Series.


Karen Binz

Karin Binz topped the 3'6" Amateur Owner Hunter division, earning the Romfh Leading 3'6" Amateur Owner Hunter Rider Award with her mount Meant to Be. Picking up five wins and multiple other top placings, she dominated the division over the past two weeks. A great series for the avid equestrian, Meant To Be also earned a third in the inaugural Blenheim EquiSports Young Hunter Championships with Karli Postel in the irons.


Tonia Cook Looker

Tonia Cook Looker won six classes and the Romfh Leading 3'3" Amateur Owner Hunter Award with Paddington, a talented hunter that has been in the family for a handful of years. Upon receiving the award, Looker said, "I'm very excited to have received the Romfh Leading Rider award. Thank you to Romfh for sponsoring, thank you to Blenheim EquiSports for recognizing its exhibitors and competitors, and thank you to my daughter, Lexie, for giving me the opportunity to ride this once-in-a-lifetime horse."


Katherine Dash

Katherine Dash also had a phenomenal two-week circuit at the Blenheim Fall Series with multiple horses in the Junior divisions. She won several classes and a classic on her Everglow, ultimately earning the Romfh Leading 3'6" Junior Hunter Rider title. "I'm honored to have been awarded the Leading Junior Hunter award, as it speaks to the progress Everglow and I have made together. Since last weekend was my final time showing as a Junior on the West Coast, it was a perfect end to many fond memories."


Anna Moellenhoff

Anna Moellenhoff emerged victorious in the competitive 3'3" Junior Hunter division, with her two mounts, Lukatoni and Santos. A frequent shopper of the brand, Moellenhoff was sporting a pair of Romfh breeches when she received her Leading Hunter Rider sash. Also a competitor in the jumper arena, Moellenhoff will get plenty of use out of her new Romfh apparel!


Katalina Rickard

Winning classes on both mounts, Katalina Rickard rode Primetime and Masterpass to the Romfh Leading Children's Hunter title. Devoted and focused, this rising star in the Pony Hunter and Children's Hunter rings is planning to move into the Low Junior Hunter division. She said, "It was exciting to receive the award because it was a goal I had set for myself. It is always exciting to win, but even more when I get to order from Romfh!"


Stella Wasserman

Aboard her mounts Spellbound, Motown, and Benetton, Stella Wasserman topped the Pony division during the Blenheim Fall Series. With a total of 117 points, she earned the Romfh Leading Pony Hunter Rider award, just one point above Katalina Rickard at 116. Another Pony rider who has also made the move to Junior Hunters, Wasserman also earned multiple blues on her own mount Fine Design.


Amy Brubaker

Amy Brubaker won the Romfh Leading Adult Amateur Hunter Rider award. Brubaker's strong rides on her mounts Catira, Convaro, and Gin & Tonic, helped her to emerge victorious in the division.

Congratulations to all of the riders who topped their respective divisions over the two-week Fall Series, and good luck to all competing this finals season! Romfh Equestrian Apparel will also award leading hunter riders in November at the Las Vegas National Horse Show, the final competition held by Blenheim EquiSports during the 2017 season.


Photos by McCool

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