Wellington, Fla. – April 9, 2018 – After 12-competitive weeks of racking up accolades at the Winter Equestrian Festival, American Equus Chosen Rider, Victoria Colvin, was awarded the circuit championship award as the WEF Overall Hunter Rider. Colvin has been a force to reckon with in the hunter and equitation world for many years previous and has continued her success into her professional career. Colvin captured the title by accruing 2,554 points over the course of the series, which designated her as one of only three riders to surpass the 2,000 point benchmark.
Colvin consistently showed top skill in both the hunter and jumper rings as she navigated her string of horses to repeated victories. Colvin piloted 18-horses to champion or reserve champion honors 29-times in a variety of hunter divisions. On the final day of WEF, she piloted each of her four mounts – Cuba, Private Practice, I Love Lucy and Gelato – to a top ten finish in the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby out of a field of 37 entries.
In the jumper ring, Colvin rode to victory in the Week 4 $25,000 Hermes Under 25 Team Event as the only double clear with I Love Lucy. To conclude Week 6, she navigated Neil Jones Equestrian’s Clochard to an easy win in the $25,000 CP National Grand Prix ahead of 25 other competitors to ride the fastest double clear by nearly two seconds, despite the pair only being together for a few weeks. Aboard George Morris’ Conpardie Z and Chagrand, the young phenom compiled a long list of clear rides and wins in the 1.30m and 1.40m classes over the course of the series, and in the Spy Coast 6 Year Old Young Jumpers, she navigated her own Always to fourth place overall in the circuit standings after reserve championships in Week 7 and 11.
Arguably one of the busiest riders on the show grounds, Colvin ultimately garnered top finishes aboard 35 different horses in classes ranging from 2’9″ fences for younger horses to 5′ performance classes for the elite and experienced mounts.
Known for her quiet riding and precise eye, Colvin expertly guided each horse to a standout trip, many of which earned the horse a ribbon for his efforts.
“American Equus is incredibly proud of what Tori has been able to achieve already in 2018,” said David Shano founder of American Equus. “It has been a thrill to have our products with her every step of the way and we are looking forward to watching her compete during the summer.”
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