East Aurora, NY -November 14, 2011 - Katie Robinson of Deeridge Farm capped off an excellent 2011 show season at the Alltech National Horse Show, 128th Edition, held at the Alltech Arena in Lexington, KY, from November 2-6, 2011. After claiming the Amateur-Owner 36 and Over Hunter Championship at the 2011 Capital Challenge Horse Show, Robinson continued her winning ways aboard Rock Steady to win the division's championship prize at the Alltech National Horse Show.
Robinson, of Bronxsville, NY, was very consistent with Rock Steady, winning the handy class and the under saddle class. Their wonderful effort earned them the Amateur-Owner 36 and Over Hunter Championship title.
"This is a great way to finish up the year," said Robinson. "I love the ring, and I think Rock Steady did, too. It was big, the footing was great, the jumps were really pretty, and it was so much fun to be showing of there. My plan going into the handy was to be as prompt with the turns and as lively as possible. I've ridden him for just about a year, we had a great Florida, and we really clicked from the beginning. He's my type, he just keeps galloping and he's really fun."
The Alltech National Horse Show marked the end of the 2011 show season for Robinson, but she will continue to compete with her family's Deeridge Farm in 2012 during the prestigious Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL.
Photo Credit: Katie Robinson and Rock Steady won the Amateur Owner 36 & Over Working Hunter Championship at the Alltech National Horse Show. Photo By: Rebecca Walton/PMG. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.
Photo Credit: Katie Robinson and Rock Steady won the Amateur Owner 36 & Over Working Hunter Championship at the Alltech National Horse Show. Photo By: Rebecca Walton/PMG.