The Aiken Summer Classic I, held June 12-16 at Bruce’s Field in Aiken, South Carolina, featured many memorable moments for the Finally Farm team, which earned top accolades in the hunters, jumpers, equitation and pony classes.
The highlights included Erin McGuire and her own Kasarr winning the $5,000 Fabbri Boots Dash for the Cash Non Pro 1.15 m Jumper Classic.
Maggie Hill and Cassanto captured the 3’6” Junior Hunter championship with beautiful rounds, and Maggie rode For Side VDL to the top calls in the WIHS Equitation Hunter and Jumper phases.
A bevy of reserve championship ribbons decorated the tack room banner as well, including El Tindo (Liza Boyd) in the 3’3” Performance Working Hunters, Bastille and Major Key (Gigi Manigault) in the 3’6” Junior Hunters (California split), Baby Blue (Elle Boyd) in the Small Pony Hunters and Concept (Maggie Hill) in the Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers.
Elle Gibbs and her mounts Game Plan and Ferrari captured excellent ribbons in the 3’3” Junior Hunters, and she captured second in the Classic aboard Ferrari.
Liza also piloted Ravello to victory in the USHJA 3’/3’3” Green Hunter Incentive class and placed third aboard Absolu De Bloye.
Special thanks to the Classic Company and Bob Bell for hosting such great shows!