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2016 Pessoa/US Hunter Seat Medal Finals LIVE UPDATES!



Taylor Renner

Reporting from Harrisburg
Sunday, October 16, 2016 :: Posted 07:11:14 PM EDT


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PhelpsSports.com will be bringing you live updates of the 2016 Pessoa/US Hunter Seat Medal Finals including photos, standby lists, comments and more throughout Sunday, Oct. 16! Stay tuned!

7:10 p.m. – The winner of the 2016 Pessoa/US Hunter Seat Medal Final is...TJ O'MARA! Congratulations to TJ and the teams at Stonehenge Stables and Beacon Hill Show Stables. Check back with PhelpsSports.com for the full story, interviews and final results later.

© Taylor Renner: TJ O'MaraTJ O'Mara and Kaskade

1st – TJ O'Mara
2nd – Annabel Revers
3rd – McKayla Langmeier
4th – Taylor St. Jacques
5th – Emma Kurtz
6th – Sydney Hutchins
7th – Lucy Deslauriers
8th – Madison Goetzmann
9th – Katherine Strauss
10th – Louisa Brackett
Reserve – Claire McKean

6:45 p.m. – Following the second round, the judges have asked the following top four riders to return for additional testing:

244 – Annabel Revers

17 – Taylor St. Jacques

168 – TJ O'Mara

144 – McKayla Langmeier

Riders are to enter through the outgate and complete the following test:

- Canter fence 2

- Canter fence 3

- Counter canter fence 6B

- Counter canter fence 7

- Canter fence 8 

- Hand gallop fence 10B

- Exit the ring at the ingate

5:30 p.m. – The top 25 riders are walking the course for the second round now. Here's what they'll be jumping next:

© Taylor Renner: Pessoa Medal Finals Round Two Course

5 p.m. – 25 have emerged from a group of 277 junior riders from all across the country vying for one of the most highly sought-after prizes in equitation: the Pessoa/US Hunter Seat Medal Final! The official list of riders returning for round two, in reverse order of their current standing, is:

167 – Sophie Simpson

270 – Ava Stearns

© Taylor Renner: Ava Stearns
Ava Stearns

65 – Emma Kurtz

144 – McKayla Langmeier

168 – TJ O'Mara

247 – Claire McKean

159 – Maya Nayyar

17 – Taylor St. Jacques

192 – Lolly McLellan

107 – Adele McKenna

185 – Hayden Stewart

158 – Rachael Davis

244 – Annabel Revers

181 – Victoria Press

64 – Lucy Deslauriers

229 – Katherine Strauss

171 – Sara McCloskey

136 – Katherine Bundy

160 – Madison Goetzmann

24 – Eve Jobs

235 – Louisa Brackett

207 – Grace Boston

236 – Sophee Steckbeck

164 – Sydney Hutchins

260 – Madelyn Porter

4 p.m. – We're up to 250 on the entry list, which brings us to the final standby list prior to the official list of riders to return for round two. With 27 riders left to go in the preliminary round, here is the most recent standby list:

167 – Sophie Simpson

65 – Emma Kurtz

144 – McKayla Langmeier

168 – TJ O'Mara

247 – Claire McKean

159 – Maya Nayyar

17 – Taylor St. Jacques

192 – Lolly McLellan

107 – Adele McKenna

185 – Hayden Stewart

158 – Rachael Davis

244 – Annabel Revers

181 – Victoria Press

64 – Lucy Deslauriers

229 – Katherine Strauss

© Taylor Renner: Katherine Strauss
Katherine Strauss

171 – Sara McCloskey

136 – Katherine Bundy

160 – Madison Goetzmann

24 – Eve Jobs

235 – Louisa Brackett

207 – Grace Boston

236 – Sophee Steckbeck

164 – Sydney Hutchins

204 – Olivia Bloch

82 – Daisy Farish

2:15 p.m. – The 2016 Pessoa/US Hunter Seat Medal Final has seen 200 riders tackle the preliminary round course, and the new standby list is as follows:

167 – Sophie Simpson

© Taylor Renner: Sophie Simpson
Sophie Simpson

65 – Emma Kurtz

144 – McKayla Langmeier

168 – TJ O'Mara

© Taylor Renner: TJ O'Mara
TJ O'Mara

159 – Maya Nayyar

© Taylor Renner: Maya Nayyar
Maya Nayyar

17 – Taylor St. Jacques

192 – Lolly McLellan

107 – Adele McKenna

185 – Hayden Stewart

158 – Rachael Davis

181 – Victoria Press

64 – Lucy Deslauriers

171 – Sara McCloskey

136 – Katherine Bundy

160 – Madison Goetzmann

© Taylor Renner: Madison Goetzmann
Madison Goetzmann

24 – Eve Jobs

164 – Sydney Hutchins

82 – Daisy Farish

87 – Samantha Cohen

78 – Aubrienne Krysiewicz-Bell

191 – Peyton Warren

66 – Megan Hilton

118 – Abigail Brayman

157 – Brian Moggre

© Taylor Renner: Brian Moggre
Brian Moggre

193 – Kendra Gierkink

12:30 p.m. – After 150 trips, here is your third and most recent standby list:

65 – Emma Kurtz

144 – McKayla Langmeier

© Taylor Renner: McKayla Langmeier
McKayla Langmeier

17 – Taylor St. Jacques

107 – Adele McKenna

64 – Lucy Deslauriers

136 – Katherine Bundy

© Taylor Renner: Katherine Bundy
Katherine Bundy

24 – Eve Jobs

82 – Daisy Farish

87 – Samantha Cohen

78 – Aubrienne Krysiewicz-Bell

66 – Megan Hilton

118 – Abigail Brayman

44 – Phoebe Backman

89 – Kathryn Kramer

52 – Isabella Russekoff

115 – Elli Yeager

12 – Yasmin Rizvi

74 – Alexandra Pielet 

54 – Kaitlyn Lovingfoss

146 – Darby Pease

10:40 a.m. – We're up to number 100 in the order! At this time, here is the updated standby list:

65 – Emma Kurtz

17 – Taylor St. Jacques

 64 – Lucy Deslauriers

24 – Eve Jobs

82 – Daisy Farish

 87 – Samantha Cohen

78 – Aubrienne Krysiewicz-Bell

 66 – Megan Hilton

44 – Phoebe Backman

89 – Kathryn Kramer

© Taylor Renner: Kathryn Kramer
Kathryn Kramer was the last rider to be added to the standby list after the second break in the preliminary round of the 2016 Pessoa/US Hunter Seat Medal Final.

52 – Isabella Russekoff

12 – Yasmin Rizvi

74 – Alexandra Pielet 

54 – Kaitlyn Lovingfoss

38 – Katherine Benard

8:45 a.m. – After the first 50 riders, we have our first standby list. The eight riders currently on standby, in order of their appearance, are:

7 – Natalie Templeton

12 – Yasmin Rizvi

17 – Taylor St. Jacques

24 – Eve Jobs

32 – Devin Seek

 33 – Ellie Ferrigno

38 – Katherine Benard

44 – Phoebe Backman

Oct. 16, 6 a.m. – Riders have begun the course walk for the preliminary round of the 2016 Pessoa/US Hunter Seat Medal Final! Check out the course they will be riding over:

© Taylor Renner: Pessoa Medal Finals Prelim. Round Course

Oct. 15, 4:30 p.m. – The 2016 Pessoa/US Hunter Seat Medal Finals is finally upon us! The official medal draw was held at 12:45 p.m. and the official order-of-go for the preliminary round is as follows (click the images to see the full document):

© Taylor Renner: Pessoa Medal Finals Order - Page 1© Taylor Renner: Pessoa Medal Finals Order - Page 2Check back tomorrow morning to see the course all 277 exhibitors will be competing over designed by judges Mary Lisa Leffler and Jimmy Torano! Caroline Ellis will be kicking things off as the first rider on course at 7 a.m.!

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