PARA EQUESTRIAN ANNIE PEAVY WINS REGION 8 JR/YR CHAMPIONSHIP AT NEDA FALL FESTIVAL
Two Wins and Three Runner-Up Places With Two Horses Underscores Consistency
Avon, Connecticut, USA. September 21, 2015
Annie Peavy, 19, and her 12 year old Hanoverian gelding Lancelot Warrior (Londonderry x Waroness – Warkant) took the Championship title in the GAIG/USDF Third Level Championship JrYR (Third Level, Test 3) with a score of 66.218% at the New England Fall Festival (NEDA), HITS on the Hudson, Saugerties, NY, September 17-20, 2015. Peavy continued her winning ways with her 2014 World Equestrian Games partner; the nine year old Trakehner gelding Ozzy Cooper (Hibiskus x Okka – Arrak) taking the FEI Para Freestyle III class on a score of 73.5%.
The week-end began with a second place finish for Ozzy Cooper in the FEI Para Grade III Team on 66.579% who then wrapped up the weekend with a 71.768% to finish runner-up again in the FEI Para Grade III Individual competition.
Lancelot Warrior showed his consistency outside the Para classes when he also finished runner-up in the Fourth Level, Test 1 on 68.378% in a field of 12 starters, which was particularly impressive given that Peavy was the only JR/YR against Open and Adult Amateurs.
“This weekend was so much fun competing with my fellow para-equestrian Syd Collier. I enjoy the challenge of riding both para and able-bodied classes, especially in Region 8 because I know I have to bring my A game as it’s full of tough competitors. This weekend under Heather [Blitz’] coaching, and the never ending support of Katie and Alexia, I couldn’t ask for anything more; it’s an honor to ride with this group. Once again the Region 8 show management pulled off a flawless show for which we are always grateful. Lance and Ozzy will be getting extra carrots and cuddles this week,” said Peavy.