16-year-old McKayla Langmeier is no stranger to the winner’s circle at the CP National Horse Show. She won the 2015 ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay National Championship aboard Skyfall. On Saturday, she claimed top honors in the Large Junior Hunter 15 and Under Division with The Levland Group’s Levland, a 9-year-old Holsteiner gelding. Langmeier claimed the Grand Hunter Championship, the “Overdressed” Challenge Trophy, the Helen Lenahan, Billie Steffee and SBS Farm Large Junior Hunter 15 and Under Champion, and the Large Junior Hunter Grand Championship.
Langmeier has had the ride on Levand, who also competes in the four-foot Performance Hunter Division with Jimmy Torano, for a year.
“He’s a scopey big-strided horse,” Langmeier said. “He’s proven himself in the professional divisions with Jimmy [Torano], but this was my first championship with him at indoors.”
Winning the overall Grand Hunter Championship was a special experience for Langmeier after her Maclay win at the CP National Horse Show in 2015.
“Coming back here and winning again is really special,” she smiled. “This is such a special show.”
The Madison Hills Farm Small Junior Hunter 15 and Under Championship went to Annabel Revers and Beechwood Stables LLC Kingpin, a 9-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding. Revers made her way to the championship by claiming the top spot in both the over fences class on Friday as well as Saturday’s Madison Hills Farm $7,500 Small Junior Hunter 15 and Under Stake class.
In the Huntland Farm Small Junior Hunter 16-17 division, it was Giavanna Rinaldi and Alex Jayne’s Bugsy Malone, a 9-year-old Holsteiner gelding, who took home the tricolor. The pair also claimed the Grand Champion Small Junior Hunter “Follow Me” Challenge trophy. Two blue ribbons on Friday in both the over fences and the handy round as well as a third place finish in Saturday’s under saddle class helped them earn their championships on Saturday.
Teddy Vlock and Vlock Show Stables, LLC’s Grey Street, a 13-year-old Brandenburg gelding, brought home a win in the $7,500 Large Junior Hunter 16-17 stake class on their way to the JT Farm Large Junior Hunter 16-17 Championship. Vlock also brought home the reserve championship with Century Performance Horses, LLC’s At Last.
The action at the CP National Horse Show will conclude on Sunday with the T&R Development $15,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Series Championship and the $30,000 USEF Under 25 National Championship Final.