New Yorkers Top Podium At USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter ChampionshipsUploader: JoJokora 4 years ago Subscribe 10
He's given me the world the past two years, so I'm just very happy with him. Seventeen total riders from USHJA Zones 1 and 2 contested the team and individual championships, with riders competing on combined Children's and Adult Amateur teams on Saturday and in separate Children's and Adult Amateur sections during Sunday's individual championships. At the end of the day however, it was Topolski, who emerged as the champion after finishing second and third over fences and eighth under saddle riding Chunky Monkey. Santilli, 12, and the six-year-old bay warmblood gelding took fourth- and fifth-place finishes over fences and second under saddle before claiming their spot on the podium. Monkey's actually really young and doesn't have much experience, so it was really nice to get him in the big ring," said Topolski, 14, referencing the opportunity to compete in HITS Saugerties' spacious grand prix ring on team day and in the main hunter stadium on Sunday.