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Harrisburg logoLeading lady rider Jill Wilson and her mount Apple snared the Hunt Night Championship on behalf of Virginia's Keswick Hunt on Monday Night October 13 in Harrisburg, PA. Wilson and Apple placed first in the Field Hunters 35 & Under, as well as in the Ladies' Hunter Under Saddle. Their Hunt Team capped the night with a 3rd place out of 19 teams.

The evening's Reserve Champion, Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Foxhounds, owed much of its success to The Lone Spy, who finished 2nd in both the Field Hunters 36 & Over and the Ladies' Hunter Under Saddle with Cindy Buchanan, and then won the Gentlemen's Hack and placed 2nd in the Hunt Teams with Stevie Hayes in the irons.

Radnor's Rebekah Robinson and Ballaghmore Suite won the Field Hunters 36 & Over for the second year in a row, and then anchored a strong Hunt Team to win the blue. The hunt team course added a new group of 3 jumps, one for each team member, arranged such that riders following one another with perfect spacing would jump at preciseley the same moment and still maintain their spacing. The course concluded with the traditional crowd-pleasing finale jump where team members jumped side-by-side.

Perhaps the busiest rider of the night was Rose Tree huntsman Justin Shupp, who not only found time to garner 3rd in the Gentlemen's Hunter Under Saddle, and to compete in the hunt teams, but displayed his pack of Penn-Marydel Hounds to the audience between classes. Missed from this year's evening lineup was the usual hornblowing contest and the always entertaining terrier races.

Eleven hunts from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, New York, and Virginia participated in the evening's contest. Represented packs included Radnor, Cheshire, Keswick, Windy Hollow, New Market - Middletown Valley, Amwell Valley, Rose Tree, Green Spring Valley, Elkridge Harford, River Hills, and Spring Valley.

HBG Hunt Night 2014 Radnor medAl Cook photo www.alcookphoto.com

Full Results

Hunt Night Champion: Keswick Hunt
Hunt Night Reserve Champion: Mr Stewart's Cheshire Foxhounds

Leading Lady Rider: Jill Wilson, Apple, Keswick Hunt

Field Hunters Under 35 (34 entries)
Apple, Jill Wilson, Keswick
En Vogue, Jordan Sipes, Keswick
Evita, Katie Doherty, Elkridge Harford
A Horse, Bailey Doloff, Green Spring Valley
Smart Alec, Jane Wiley, Windy Hollow
Shadow Prince, Gabrielle Pasquale, Windy Hollow
El Baby Grand, Nicole Zarrius, River Hills
Belvedere, Lauren Schock, Radnor

Field Hunters 36 & Over (22 entries)
Ballaghmore Suite, Rebekah Robinson, Radnor
The Lone Spy, Cindy Buchanan, Cheshire
Isabella II, Susie Beale, Radnor
A Plus Student, Marlene Allen, New Market - Middletown Valley
Full Count, Darlene Murphy, Keswick
Weatherby, Joanne Possumato, Amwell Valley
Manila Bay, Shockey Gillette, Green Spring Valley
Somerset, Tanya Emslie, Cheshire

Ladies' Hunter Under Saddle (37 entries)
Apple, Jill Wilson, Keswick
The Lone Spy, Cindy Buchanan, Cheshire
Cause of Freedom, Jess Wilson, Green Spring Valley
Evita, Katie Doherty,  Elkridge Harford
Morelands Achiever, Ashton Williams, Elkridge Harford
D'Artagnan, Daisy Fenwick, Green Spring Valley
Wymand, Sara Poole, Keswick
Standing Ovation, Cierra Hovermill, Rose Tree

Gentlemen's Hunter Under Saddle (13 entries)
The Lone Spy, Stevie Hayes, Cheshire
Cruiser, Sandy Rives, Keswick
Napoleon, Justin Shupp, Rose Tree
A Horse, Bailey Doloff, Green Spring Valley
Granite, Dave Wiley, Windy Hollow
Mighty Joe Young, Harrison Morris, Elkridge Harford
Who, Greg Paxson, River Hills
Always A Lady, PJ Arnold, River Hills

Hunt Teams (19 entries)
Windy Hollow
New Market
Amwell Valley
Rose Tree
Green Spring

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