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It Was All Fun at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show



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Reporting from Harrisburg
Thursday, October 20, 2016 :: Posted 04:27:32 PM EDT


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© Al Cook Productions: Fun and Scott Stewart
Fun and Scott Stewart (Photo: Al Cook, www.alcookphoto.com)
 
Harrisburg, Pa. – Oct. 20, 2016 – Fun and Scott Stewart made multiple trips to center ring at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, presented by the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund, picking up championship awards in the Green Conformation Hunter division as well as Grand Champion Hunter and Leading Hunter Rider.
 
Fun, who is owned by David Gochman, won five of the six classes offered in the Green Conformation Hunter division, and placed third in the only class he did not win. This gave Fun a total of 49 points to take the championship.
 
"Fun was a pre-green last year and he did very little," said Stewart. "He is only 6 and he is a little immature. I bought him in Germany when he was 2, turning 3, off a free jumping video and then he came over when he was 4. The Gochman's bought him in Florida last year.
 
© Al Cook Productions: Fun and Scott Stewart
Fun and Scott Stewart (Photo: Al Cook, www.alcookphoto.com)
 
"He is a sweet horse. He looks little, but he is not really that tiny, he just looks cute. He requires some leg to get around; he has a big stride but he is a little bit of a leg ride, but in a nice way.
 
"I didn't jump the log line yesterday and went in today and he kind of looked at it, which made me a little nervous but he jumped it. He is usually pretty great, but today he just put a little more effort in."
 
Reserve champion in the Green Conformation Hunter division was Patriot, ridden by Hunt Tosh for the Wheeler Family.
 
© Al Cook Productions: Lucador and Scott Stewart
Lucador and Scott Stewart (Photo: Al Cook, www.alcookphoto.com)
 
Stewart also traveled to the winner's circle with Lucador, who continued his domination of the Regular Conformation Hunter division. The 8-year-old gelding won the division title last year allowing owner Dr. Betsee Parker to retire the trophy, as he was the third of Parker's horses to win it.
 
Lucador was nearly perfect in the division, winning five of six classes. He was called into the ring in third place, but was moved up to place second based on his conformation in the only class he did not win.
 
"He went great," said Stewart. "He gave some great efforts today. He doesn't show much. He is pretty brave and we just try to keep him happy."
 
Reserve champion in the Regular Conformation Hunter division went to Jennifer Alfano's Candid with rider Kristy Herrera.
 
Stewart also won the EMO Agency Professional High Five Award, having the highest score, 92 points, with Catch Me, another of David Gochman's horses.
 
© Al Cook Productions: Leading Hunter Rider: Scott StewartLeading Hunter Rider: Scott Stewart (Photo: Al Cook, www.alcookphoto.com)
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