Jennifer Alfano and Stardust Capture $5,000 Johnson Horse Transportation USHJA National Hunter Derby at BIHS



Jennifer Alfano and Stardust Capture $5,000 Johnson Horse Transportation USHJA National Hunter Derby at BIHS
Buffalo, N.Y. – Sept. 17, 2017 – Saturday at the 71st annual Buffalo International Horse Show (BIHS) was packed full of exciting competition for all ages. Numerous classes led up to the day’s highlight event, the $5,000 Johnson Horse Transportation USHJA National Hunter Derby.
Jennifer Alfano with Stardust and Silver Lining. – Photo by Jess Windhurst Photography
Hunter derby competition kicked off on Saturday evening, where SBS Farms, Inc.’s own Jennifer Alfano and Stardust claimed the victory. Alfano continued to impress the judges to take home second place in the class with Kathy Chiaf’s Silver Lining, while Jennifer Gurney rode her own Gianni to a third place finish.
Emma Kurtz and Enticement – Photo by Jess Windhurst Photography
Emma Kurtz and Rebekah Warren’s Enticement took home the blue in the $1,000 Up The Creek Farm Junior 3’3″/3’6″ Hunter Classic earlier in the day on Saturday. Emma Walters and Crisp, owned by the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center (BTRC), finished in second place and Jenna Drago and Peter Pletcher’s Sandriano finished third in the class.
The competitive Junior 3’3″ Hunter division also kicked off on Saturday with Walters claiming first place with Alex Trolli’s Del Piero and second place with Crisp in the first over fences class. The talented young rider stayed consistent in the second round of over fences competition, taking home the blue with Crisp and second place with Del Piero, setting herself up nicely to earn the championship with either of her two mounts on Sunday.
Clare Karlovec and Milord Du Valon – Photo by Jess Windhurst Photography
In the $500 “Shogun” Adult Amateur Hunter Classic, Clare Karlovec and her own Milord Du Valon came away with the win. Nora Frisch and Kaitlyn Kurtz’s Palm Beach finished just behind the pair in second place, and Stephanie Brennan on the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center’s Manolo rounded out the top three.
In the jumper ring, Jessica Mundie rode her own Camalii to a win in the $2,500 S.A. Comunale NAL Children’s/Adult 1.15m Jumper Classic. Aaron Donnan rode Charity Donnan’s Real Super Quick into second place, and Emma Seving took third place with her own Quidam’s Zeus Z.
Jessica Mundie and Camalii – Photo by Jess Windhurst Photography
Donnan also rode Charity Donnan’s After Joe into first place in the $1,500 S.A. Comunale Low Children’s/Adult 1.0m Jumper Classic. Shauna Pingrey and her own Fabrianna DR finished in second place, and Sherri Terhaar and her own Dukato finished in third place. For his consistent top performances over the course of Friday and Saturday, Donnan was awarded the championship in the Children’s/Adult 1.0m-1.15m Jumper division at the BIHS with Real Super Quick on Saturday. Reserve champion honors went to Jessica Mundie and Camalii.
Other champions crowned on Saturday included Clare Karlovec and Milord Du Valon in the Adult Amateur 18-35 Hunter division, Christine Steer and Marvelous in the Adult Amateur 36 and Over Hunter division and Santa Maspane and Kennedy in the Low 3′ Hunter division.
Stay tuned for the results from the final day of competition at the BIHS on Sunday, Sept. 17. Highlights will include the $500 Children’s Pony Hunter Classic, the $500 “Say Hey” Children’s Hunter Classic and the $500 Johnson Horse Transportation Silver Stirrup Classic.
The BIHS is the most prominent fundraiser of the year for the BTRC.
The BIHS is an AA rated hunter/jumper show and offers excellent preparation for horses and riders who will be competing at indoor finals this fall as the facility features one of the largest indoor riding arenas in the nation. Whether you attend this year’s BIHS as preparation for the fall indoor circuit and zone finals or to cheer on your friends and family, the BTRC welcomes you to their home and wishes all exhibitors a fun and successful show!
For more information regarding the BIHS and BTRC, please click here.
71st Buffalo International Horse Show Fast Facts:

EVENT: The 71st annual Buffalo International Horse Show, which benefits the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center.WHAT: The prestigious Buffalo International Horse Show (BIHS) is an AA rated hunter/jumper show and is one of the best ways for exhibitors to prepare themselves and their horses for the fall indoor circuit. The horse show also offers generous prize money in every division and is sanctioned and recognized by US Equestrian, Syracuse PHA, Ohio PHA and the WPPHA. The BIHS is designated a ‘Heritage’ competition by US Equestrian, reserved for horse shows in existence for 25 years or more that have promoted and grown equestrian sport and made contributions to the community outside the gates of the horse show by achieving, maintaining and promoting the equestrian ideals of sportsmanship and competition.WHERE: Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center
950 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY 14216WHEN: Sept. 13-17, 2017


Thursday, Sept. 14:
$1,500 USHJA 3′ and 3’3″ Green Incentive
$1,000 Phelps Media Group Grooms Class

Friday, Sept. 15:
$1,000 “The Full Monty” Amateur-Owner 3’6″ Hunter Classic
$1,000 Up The Creek Amateur-Owner 3’3″ Hunter Classic

Saturday, Sept. 16:
$500 “Shogun” Adult Amateur Hunter Classic
$1,000 “Scribbles” Pony Hunter Classic
$1,000 Up The Creek Junior 3’6″ Hunter Classic
$1,000 Up The Creek Junior 3’3″ Hunter Classic
$5,000 Johnson Horse Transportation USHJA National Hunter Derby
$2,500 S. A. Comunale NAL Children’s/Adult Jumper Classic
$1,500 S. A. Comunale Low Children’s/Adult Jumper Classic

Sunday, Sept. 17:

$500 Children’s Pony Hunter Classic
$500 “Say Hey” Children’s Hunter Classic
$500 Johnson Horse Transportation Silver Stirrup Classic

EMO Insurance – championship awards

The Hunting Horn – reserve championship awards
ADMISSION: Admission to the horse show is FREE, with the exception of Friday and Saturday evenings after 5 p.m. Admission will be $5 per person and 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center.
PARKING: Parking is available on Amherst Street or behind the property on Great Arrow Drive. On the weekends, parking is available in the Tapestry Charter School parking lot.

FACILITY: The Buffalo Saddle and Bridle Club was built in 1922 as an indoor polo arena. Today it is known as the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center and features one of the largest indoor riding arenas in the nation. Located in the heart of metropolitan Buffalo, New York, it is now the home of the Buffalo Equestrian Center and SBS Farms, Inc. The five-acre site includes the indoor 120 x 90 riding arena, stables, paddocks and an outdoor riding ring. The spectacular barn offers permanent stalls for all horse show participants.


Buffalo International Horse Show
Phone: 716-877-9295


Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
Phone: 561-753-3389