Augusta Iwasaki and Emma Kurtz Lead Small Junior Hunter Division PDF Print E-mail
Written by Annan Hepner   
Friday, 04 August 2017 12:28
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On the third day of the Kentucky Summer Classic, junior hunter riders took to the Stonelea Ring to vie for the top spot on the opening day of their division. The Small Junior Hunter 16-17 and the Small Junior Hunter 15 & Under divisions were combined on Thursday at the Kentucky Horse Park and placed in a California split.

In the second over fences, Augusta Iwasaki, 13, of Calabasas, California, received another blue ribbon, but this time with Vlock Show Stables LLC’s 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding Boris. Emma Kurtz earned the other blue ribbon with Aran J. Receiving the two red ribbons for the class was Sophie Gochman on the 9-year-old Warmblood gelding, Dominik, owned by Gochman Sport Horses LLC, and Iwasaki on Cavalier.

Gochman on Dominik and Iwasaki on Boris came away with the wins in the under saddle class. Iwasaki on Cavalier and Caroline Kahn on Mango finished the class in second place.
The Small Junior Hunter division will wrap up on Friday and Grand Hunter Championships will be awarded later this week to the top Amateur-Owner, Junior and Children’s Hunters. Additional hunter highlights include the $5,000 World Equestrian Center/Kentucky Horse Shows USHJA National Hunter Derby on Saturday in the Stonelea Ring.

FROM THE WINNER’S CIRCLE 



Emma Kurtz

On Aran J:
Its the first time Ive ever shown him, but it went really well today. Aran J is super fun. Hes an equitation horse and we wanted to get him some nice rounds in the hunters. He was perfect! His jump is just really cute. He has great rhythm and he jumps perfectly every time. I think that’s why we were successful!” 



On the Kentucky Horse Park:
“I love that there is the field because on an off day, like Tuesday and Wednesday when I’m not showing, it’s nice to go out there and give him a break from the ring. The show is always done nicely, the jumps are pretty, the courses are beautiful, and they always have great judges.”

On her second mount, Enticement:
“Rebekah Warren owns her and I started riding her in June. We are getting her mileage as well. It’s been really fun to watch her grow and improve. When we got her she was in a different state than she is now. It’s nice to see her coming back to what we know she can do.”

Augusta Iwasaki

On the Kentucky Horse Shows:
Ive been coming to Kentucky for a while because I love the shows here. I love the competition, the grounds and facility. I have a lot of friends here who show with me too, so thats fun.

 

RESULTS

Small Junior Hunters First Round
1. Augusta Iwasaki / Cavalier / Georgy Maskrey-Segesman
1. Emma Kurtz / Aran J / Emma Seving
2. Emma Wujek / Emilio / Erika Luter
2. Caroline Kahn / Mango / Caroline Kahn
3. Augusta Iwasaki / Boris / Vlock Show Stables LLC
3. Emma Kurtz / Enticement / Rebekah Warren

Small Junior Hunters Second Round
1. Augusta Iwasaki / Boris / Vlock Show Stables LLC
1. Emma Kurtz / Aran J / Emma Seving
2. Sophie Gochman / Dominik / Gochman Sport Horse LLC
2. August Iwasaki / Cavalier / Georgy Maskrey-Segesman
3. Emma Wujek / Emilio / Erika Luter
3. Caroline Kahn / Mango / Caroline Kahn

Small Junior Hunters Undersaddle
1. Sophie Gochman / Dominik / Gochman Sport Horse LLC
1. Augusta Iwasaki / Boris / Vlock Show Stables LLC
2. Augusta Iwasaki / Cavalier / Georgy Maskrey-Segesman
2. Caroline Kahn / Mango / Caroline Kahn
3. Emma Mujek / Emilio / Erika Luter
3. Emma Kurtz / Enticement / Rebekah Warren

 
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