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June 2, 2013

Devon Wraps Up In The Omega Alpha Weekend Update

Tori Colvin and Inclusive won the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at the Devon Horse Show. Photo by Megan Brincks.

Tori Colvin finished her final day at the Devon Horse Show the same way she started it­– winning.

After dominating Junior Weekend, Colvin topped the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby over several top professionals aboard Betsee Parker's Inclusive.

Colvin and “Captain” led after the first round with a score of 187 after taking all four high options on Allen Rheinheimer’s course. The 15-year-old took the four high options in the handy round as well and earned 6 handy bonus points from one set of judges and 7 from the other judges. Her final score of 376 maintained her lead in the field of 30 horses. “He kind of overjumped the first jump [of the handy], so then I went a little wider on my turns. I just wanted to have a nice, smooth round,” said Colvin.

Kelley Farmer rode her new mount, Commentary, a former eventer, to second place. She also finished third with Scorekeeper, fifth with Mythical and 14th with On Q.

Young professional Kaitlin Campbell and her own Rocky W topped the $10,000 Idle Dice Stakes on Saturday, while Haley Schaufeld and Ana Sia rode away with the $20,000 Amateur-Owner Showjumping Hall Of Fame Classic. See all of the Chronicle’s Devon Horse Show coverage.

Watch USEF Network's video, "Sights and Sounds of the Devon Horse Show".

In Saugerties, N.Y., HITS-On-The-Hudson continued with a second week of showing. Todd Minikus won the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix with Quality Girl. "She is such a sweet mare, but extremely aware of everything going on around her," said Minikus. "She has a lot of blood and she was fantastic today – we have some good things ahead of us I think."

Agatha D'Ambra and Udiana won the $75,000 HITS Grand Prix (see complete results).

Other horse shows included Nashville Classic (Tenn.) (see results) where Emily Williams snagged her second straight derby title in as many weeks, and Tryon Summer Classic (N.C.) (see results),

In the eventing world, several competitions wrapped up, including the Colorado Horse Park CCI*, Training Three-Day and horse trials. Julie Wolfert topped the open intermediate with Buenos Aires and the CCI* with Buenos Dias, while Summer Peterson and Jake The Fish won the training three-day (see results).

The Indiana Eventing Association held their horse trials and training and novice three-day event despite heavy rainfall. Erin Strader and Irish Red won the training three-day while Kimberlee Branscom and Murphy’s Grey Trooper topped the novice three-day (see results).

Other events included GMHA (Vt.) (see results), Poplar Place Farm (Ga.) (see results), Waredaca (Md.) (see results) and Genesee Valley (N.Y.) (see results).

The Dressage At Waterloo Classic took place in Grasslake, Mich., with Yvonne Barteau and GP Raymeister and Betsy Van Dyke-Foster and Cantana winning sections of Grand Prix (see results).

Other dressage shows included Houston Dressage Society (Texas) (see results) and St. Louis Summer Festival I (Mo.) (see results).