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92nd Flintridge Horse Show a Success

Jenni McAllister and Columbus

Jenni McAllister and Columbus at the 92nd Annual Flintridge Horse Show, a benefit for the Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena.

The 92nd Annual Flintridge Horse Show was a huge success April 25-30 raising funds for the Huntington Memorial Hospital of Pasadena. Abigail Weese and ACE emerged the winner of the showcase $25,000 Land Rover of Pasadena Grand Prix, beating second-place Lane Clarke and Kiss the Sky by fractions of a second, as well as 27 other horse and rider combinations competing under the the lights in the Jimmy Williams Oval in La Canada Flintridge.

The event was organized by the Flintridge La Cañada Guild of the Huntington Memorial Hospital, of which Peacock Hill Ranch proprietress Royan Herman is a proud member. The Guild held a variety of social events during the show as part of its fundraising efforts, including the 12th Annual Wine Tasting that took place during the kids Tandem Show on Friday, April 26,  and a gala Saturday evening dinner during the grand prix on April 27.

The Flintridge La Cañada Guild has provided support to the Huntington Memorial Hospital for the past 92 years through its largest fundraiser, launched as the Annual Children’s Horseshow. The Guild raises funds to purchase needed equipment and facilities for the Hospital. With proceeds from the 2007 Annual Children’s Horse Show, the Guild purchased an ECMO machine for use in the Neonatal Department of Huntington Memorial Hospital. ECMO is an acronym for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and is essentially a heart-lung machine for newborns.

This year, the Flintridge show also included two North American Junior and Young Rider Selection Trial classes, the $3,500 High Junior/AO Jumper Classic and the $5,000 Open Jumper Classic. The NAJYRC is the premier equestrian competition in North America for junior and young riders, age 14-21. Young equestrians come from the United States, Bermuda, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean Islands to tryfor team and individual FEI medals in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage, eventing and the FEI World Equestrian Games disciplines of reining and endurance.

First place for both classes are as follows: The $3,500 High Junior/AO Jumper Classic was won by Olivia Champ riding Lady Sparkle, owned by Orcas Stables. First place in the $5,000 Open Jumper Classic went to Jenni McAllister riding Columbus, owned by Legisequine.com.

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