Harrisburg, PA - October 17, 2017 - Ashleigh Glorioso, 25, of Burke, Va., and Turtle were crowned champions in the Sidesaddle Division, sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Hornberger, at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, presented by The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund. Amy Jo Magee of Coatesville, Pa., and Little Lady were named Reserve Champions. Glorioso and Turtle won both the Over Fences Class and the Hunter Hack Class to earn the title.
"It's very special to win here," said Glorioso. "My horse was off the track so for him to come to a big venue like this is pretty great. A lot of people counted him out because he's not the flashiest horse, but for him to win here means a lot to me because I've trained him from the beginning."
Prior to his career as a show horse, Turtle raced at Laurel Park in Maryland and at Penn National Race Course. According to Glorioso, his name was a good indication of his performance on the track.
"He wasn't very fast," said Glorioso. "He raced five or six years and only won two races. We got him for free, my mom actually found him. She sent me pictures of him and I thought 'he's pretty cute' I've trained him since the beginning. He's a really cool horse and he will do just about anything. We've done the hunters, jumpers, and sidesaddle. He's got a lot of baggage from the racetrack, but it's worth putting up with because once you get on him all that goes away. He's very fun to ride."
Magee and Little Lady were consistent, placing second in all three classes for the reserve championship. The pair also participated in Hunt Night on Monday, representing the Kimberton Hunt.
Winners in Sidesaddle Division, sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Hornberger
Ladies' Hunter Sidesaddle Under Saddle: Paladin, owned by Summit View Farm LLC and ridden by Danielle Buchheit
Ladies' Hunter Sidesaddle Over Fences: Turtle, owned and ridden by Ashleigh Glorioso
Ladies' Hunter Sidesaddle Hack: Turtle, owned and ridden by Ashleigh Glorioso
About the Pennsylvania National Horse Show
More than 400 qualified Junior and Adult competitors from the U.S. and abroad will vie for more than $500,000 in prize money and eight national championships - including the prestigious Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final, and Neue Schule/USEF National Junior Jumper Individual and Team Championships. "Junior Weekend" will take place October 12-15, followed by "Senior Week," October 16-21 which includes the Open Jumper and FEI competitions. This year's show will again host three internationally sanctioned FEI CSI3* rated jumper classes including the $35,000 Keystone Classic, $40,000 Big Jump, and the $100,000 Prix de Penn National Grand Prix presented by the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund, the culminating event which will be held on Saturday evening, October 21 and will feature over 40 top riders from seven countries, including six Olympic veterans.
The Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization, provides support for therapeutic riding and equine rescue programs. The Foundation makes grants exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to acquaint, teach, and train the public in therapeutic equestrian endeavors and to support equine rescue efforts. Proceeds from the show benefit the Foundation.
The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund is a private, charitable fund. It accepts grant proposals for the benefit of charitable, educational, or scientific purposes, exclusively from tax-exempt, charitable organizations. The issues where the Fund focuses its resources reflect Lindsay's personal priorities and values: improving the lives of children with special needs; enabling access opportunities to education; and providing care, compassion, and protection to animals.
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