Legacy Takes Home 16 Division Championships from the Cascades

Legacy riders racked up 16 division championships and 8 reserve championships at the Swiftwater Invitational and Alpine Preview horse shows, held at the Washington State Horse Park located in Cle Elum, WA. 

For the jumpers John Van Oppen’s Eltano II took the 1.20m jumper championship both weeks as well as 5th place in the $10,000 Alpine Preview Grand Prix with Shelly Kerron in the saddle. Gazoo and Krista Taylor picked up the Children’s Jumper 1.00m both weeks as well.

In the hunter divisions, Lizzie and Shelly took the 1st year Green Hunter Championship and Reserve Championships both weeks aboard Johanna Sixl’s Juno and Mary-Lou Misrahy’s MTM Check Me Out. Lizzie Kerron was Reserve Champion aboard Cate Jeschke’s Press to Play during the Swiftwater Invitational's $2,500 USHJA Hunter Derby. The sister duo also managed to snag three of the top 12 placings in the Alpine Preview’s Derby aboard Juno, Press to Play, and Jennifer Spark’s Seasmoke. John Van Oppen’s Sun Flight also took the Junior Hunter championship during the Alpine Preview, piloted by Kassidy Keith.

Both Denise Owen aboard Legacy's Red McCartney and Dawn Pemble riding Fern Ridge Farm's Bayardo successfully stepped up from the Long Stirrup to the Pre-Adult division. Denise took the reserve championship in the hunter section both weeks and Dawn was consistently in the ribbons among tough competition. 

Legacy’s youngest riders, Cate Jeschke and Rafi Wolf swept the Pre-Children’s and Short Stirrup Pony championships and hunter classics both weeks, with Jeschke also taking the Pre-Children’s equitation championship both weeks. Johanna Sixl took the reserve championship in Equitation 15-17 during the Alpine Preview as well. 

Legacy Hunters and Jumpers offers riding lessons and hunter jumper competition training serving Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, and Woodinville. Legacy is owned and operated by Shelly Kerron and located in Woodinville, WA.