Valencia took home Rserve Champion in the High Performance and Targa was Champion in the Baby Greens! Campari won the 1st Year u/s. Katie & Camelot finish 3rd out of almost 60 in the 1.30m open in the Grand Prix ring! Camille finished 6th in the Pessoa on her young horse Bombay and was double clear in the 1.15m on Tomcat! Alexis was 8th/40 in the Sunday’s Hunter Derby! Big classes, great competition & beautiful weather!
Week 1 is a wrap! Elena finishes with the championship and Josie finishes reserve champion in their respective equitation divisions. Emily earns great ribbons in the A/Os on her 2 new horses. Katie moves up to the 1.35m and Camille finishes 3rd in the Maclay and Reserve Champion in the 16-17 Equitation on her new baby as well as laying down some beautiful rides on her new junior hunter. Everyone was on at least 1 new horse this week and accomplished so much!
Kirkland, WA – October 9, 2015 – The Capital Challenge Horse show was a week to remember for Alexis Taylor Silvernale of Kirkland, Washington, as she picked up two of the biggest victories of her professional career. Silvernale not only competed among the hunter world’s best and brightest to win the WCHR Developing Pro Challenge, she also claimed the WCHR Developing Pro National Championship. Just competing at Capital Challenge was a dream realized for Silvernale. Since turning professional in 2013, after successful junior and amateur owner years on both the East and West coasts, in addition to a business degree from NYU and a career on Wall Street, the WCHR Developing Pro Series was a competition priority. She looked forward to her first time in the show ring at the famed Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. And even with mishaps, it all came together. “As a new professional with a young business, I wanted to prove myself on a national level,” said Silvernale. “Last year I wasn’t able to attend the show but still finished Reserve Champion Developing Pro in the WCHR National standings, which was such an honor. This year I knew I had a shot … Read More
After a more than 2,500-mile trip from the Pacific Northwest to the Mid-Atlantic, Alexis Taylor Silvernale of Bellevue, Washington, made her journey worthwhile as she and Citation, a 2006 Wurttemberger gelding (Cornet Obolensky x Little Lou) owned by student Camille LeBlond were crowned champions of the $2,500 WCHR Developing Pro Challenge presented by Stephanie Ingram and Well Placed Smile. Silvernale and Citation received an 84.50 from the panel for their first over fences round and retuned to score an 87.50 in the second over fences class to seal their win with a final score of 172.00. Entering the division as the leading rider for the WCHR Developing Pro series, Silvernale was ecstatic with the duo’s performance throughout the competitive division and embraced her return to the East Coast with happiness and determination. Riding for a number of talented and prominent names in the industry including Leslie Howard and Timmy Kees during her junior years, Silvernale took a hiatus from the sport for nearly a decade, earning a bachelor’s degree from New York University and continuing on to a successful career on Wall Street before realizing where her true passion was calling her. “My husband Joe and I met training for … Read More
Alexis was WCHR Champion Developing Professional Rider – NW region and Camille Leblond was WCHR Champion Developing Owner – NW region. Emily Hutson and Bleeker Street were Junior Hunter 3’3″ Champions. Camille Leblond and Nicole Schuler competed in their first Maclay Regionals. Both girls have exceeded expectations not just for their riding but for how far they’ve come as individuals. Congratulations Camille on your official acceptance to Maclay Finals! Alexis was also Leading Professional Rider at that show. Congratulations to all!
A great start to the NW Spectacular! Gramercy, Montrachet, Quintero & Bleeker St. were all in the tricolors. We had a 2nd-3rd finish in the 1.40m Welcome class. Carnado, Bien Sur & Montrachet picked up circuit wins as well! Congratulations to Katie Sputh & Camelot on their win in the Mini Prix!! Also a huge congrats to Nicole for placing 2nd in the Maclay and Katherine & Princeton for their Championship in the Junior Hunters. Emily, Hanna, Annika & Camille all rode great receiving ribbons all week long! That’s a wrap Team Northwest, until next year!