Ashton Alexander Claims Title of Region 3 Maclay Champion at Southeast Medal Finals
Qualifying for the ASPCA Maclay Championship is a very big deal, and all of the riders at today's competition knew that. As the final day of the 2014 Southeast Medal Finals took place, the anticipated Region 3 ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay Championship was the class to watch. Even viewers not in the stands were able to stream the class from the comfort of their homes and watch as Ashton Alexander impressed the judges and claimed the title of Region 3 Maclay Champion.
Michael Hughes Becomes Two-Time Winner of Region Two ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay Regional Championships
Every year, junior riders from around the country strive to earn points to qualify for the ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay Regional Championships.
On Saturday, 52 of those young, qualified riders gathered at the American Gold Cup CSI4*-W to compete in the Region 2 ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay Regional Championships and to vie for their shot to ride at the esteemed ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Championship Finals at the National Horse Show this November.
Of the riders competing at the Region 2 Maclay Regional Championships, there was one rider in particular who has stood out to the judges for two years in a row: Michael Hughes. Hughes took the top call in the class last year, and he came back to do the same on Saturday.
Top Honors Awarded to Hutchins in the ASPCA Maclay Regionals
Blenheim EquiSports once again hosted the much-anticipated, prestigious ASPCA Maclay Regionals Region 8, West at the Blenheim Fall Tournament. Set in the indoor arena on a warm Saturday evening, the class featured thirty-six junior riders who had qualified throughout the year; each with the hopes of advancing to the competitive Finals held at the National Horse Show in Lexington, Kentucky on November 2nd.