In the Hunter Ring
Congratulations to Stratford Stables Kristen Lutz under the training of Heritage Farm on a spectacular 2012 WEF season. Finishing on top of the Circuit Standings, they secured the Marly Goodman Small Jr. Hunter 16-17 Circuit Championship with 389 points. In addition, that put them in 3rd place Overall Jr. Hunter. Being Circuit Champion is one of the most prestigious equestrian awards and Kristen rose to the top with consistently high performance every week of showing. She now stands 4th in the USEF Small Jr. Hunter Horse of the Year Awards
Here are some highlights:
- Tricolors at 7 of the 12 Winter Equestrian Festival shows
- Champion World Champion Hunter Rider (Week 6) and winner of the Awesome Perpetual Trophy for the Small Junior Hunter 16-17 Section —donated by Patricia & Weatherly Tanner. Previous Champions include Sublime, Illusion, Red Panda, and Mirasol.
- 6th Overall in the Future Champions Jr. Hunter Award at WEF
- Now standing 4th Overall USEF standings Small Jrs.
and 3rd Overall World Hunter Standings
In addition to the Hunter Ring, Kristen as a shining star in the Equitation Ring. She had multiple wins in the Big Eq. classes putting her 6th Overall in the current WIHS National Standings as of the end of April. At WEF 11 and 12 Kristen was 3rd both weeks overall with over 60 competing, and was winner of individual WIHS phases in both weeks In Week 10 Kristen was the overall Winner in the WIHS Equitation. Kristen consistently placed in the top three throughout circuit in all the Equitation classes.
And in the USEF Talent Search she has already secured a bronze medal with 5 wins and for sure on her way to a Silver. Week 12 Kristen won the USEF Talent Search (what a way to end the circuit) and is now standing 2nd Overall in the standings and very close to the top. The finals are in September.
Welcome home and congrats to Stratford Stables own Kristen Lutz.
We have posted several videos from WEF on the home page of www.stratfordstables.net