After two months of state and national competitions, Liberty County American Saddle Bred saddle-seat equestrian riders were back in regional competition May 17 at Wildwood Stables in Jesup for its annual Spring Horse Show.
Riders representing five barns from Liberty, McIntosh, Glynn and Wayne counties vied for blue ribbons in 28 classes of competition in academy and performance divisions.
Three Liberty County riders won championship classes. Emily Egner, riding CSF Dixie Silk, won the 9-10 year-old W/T championship for Dixie Stables.
In addition, Egner won the 9-10 W/T showmanship class and the 9/10 W/T equitation class. Bluff Creek Stables’ Lori Harden won the ASB show pleasure championship, riding A Twist of Fate, as well as the ASB show pleasure class. Stablemate Katy Maier, riding Glendale’s Daisy Bell, won the hunter pleasure championship and the open hunter pleasure class.
All Liberty County riders placed in every class of competition.
“These local barns have done a wonderful job of consistently providing a wholesome family activity that can progress from a very basic level of riding all the way up to trainers. Many of the trainers at this show today once competed at this very same show years ago,” show judge David Sands said.
Wildwood Spring Show was the official end of the spring show season. Liberty County barns will be hosting camps and shows and training riders for the fall show season and throughout the summer.
Next up for the Liberty County show barns will be the North Georgia Horse Show on June 26-28 in Gainesville, Georgia.