Becca Davidson ’13 rode for two first-place finishes and a third place to clinch the Adult Amateur 18-35 division championship at the Greensboro Hunter Jumper Classic in North Carolina, held at the Sedgefield Showgrounds Aug. 31.-Sept. 1. Meanwhile, her Sweet Briar hunter show teammates Aly Booth ’13 and Ali Davidson ’13 tied with the second-most points in the division. Ali Davidson won the tiebreaker for reserve champion by winning more points over fences.
So to recap, Davidson and Davidson went one-two in the division after Ali edged out Aly for reserve champion.
Two other members of the hunter show team, veteran Elizabeth Hansbrough ’13 and newcomer Jenny Mix ’15 also were busy in the weekend competition. Mix, riding Parliament, who was a gift to the College from Heather Bowen ’07, finished seventh under saddle and seventh over fences on Sunday.
Hansbrough had another fine outing with Sweet Briar’s Love Z, her partner from last year. They were consistent, earning Hansbrough the reserve championship in the Adult Jumper division and sixth in Sunday’s $2,000 NAL Adult Jumper Classic.
The team started the weekend strong with first-, second- and seventh-place finishes in the hunter warm-up class on Saturday, and they kept going from there. Becca Davidson got help from her ride, a school horse named Theodore. Booth and Ali Davidson also competed on Sweet Briar horses, Hattrick and Chase N Gold, respectively. All three riders, along with Hansbrough, are returners from last year’s hunter show team.
Sorting it all out was coach Matt Payne.