Scott Stewart and Harvard Hall Claim Grand Hunter Champion Award PDF Print E-mail
Written by Barre Dukes   
Friday, 11 May 2018 11:21

Hunter competition resumed in the Stonelea ring earlier in the day with the Grand Hunter Champion title being presented to the rider who accumulated the highest scores throughout competition on Wednesday and Thursday at the Kentucky Horse Park. Despite numerous veteran hunter riders putting in their best efforts, it was Scott Stewart and Dr. Betsee Parker’s Harvard Hall who claimed the Grand Hunter Champion prize.

Stewart and Harvard Hall captured the award by acquiring the most points from competing, and earning champion, in the Green Conformation Hunters. On Wednesday, the pair claimed first place in both over fences classes with scores of 87 and 81 in addition to first place in the under saddle portion of competition. They continued to dominate Thursday’s Green Conformation Hunters with scores in the 80’s. Stewart and the 7-year-old KWPN gelding, Harvard Hall, have proven themselves to be a great team, having won numerous champion titles during the 2018 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, Florida. Harvard Hall was purchased by Dr. Betsee Parker in the beginning of the 2018 WEF circuit.

The Grand Hunter Champion award is presented each year by Visse Wedell. Wedell has been a continuous great supporter of the Kentucky Horse Shows by sponsoring grand championship prizes in multiple divisions every year.

Competition in the Stonelea ring will resume on Friday morning at 8 a.m. with the Amatuer Owner divisions with the highlight of the day being the Hamel Foundation National Horse Show Medal 3’3’’, the WIHS Equitation Hunter Phase, and the ASPCA Maclay.


Scott Stewart – Grand Hunter Champion

On Harvard Hall:
“I thought he went really well. He did five shows in Florida, so he hasn’t shown in about a month or two, so this was his first time back, getting ready for Devon, so I was really happy with him. He jumped so well today. He goes home for two and a half weeks and then he’ll do Devon and Upperville and then he’ll be off until we come back here for Bluegrass.”

On the Kentucky Horse Shows:

“It’s always a nice place to come here to the Horse Park. The jumps are so pretty. I think it’s a great show because there’s a lot of really good horses here and it’s always a very competitive horse show. It’s a nice honor to be able to be grand champion here.” 

Kentucky Horse Park