UPPERVILLE, Va., June 10, 2022— By virtue of consistent, soft rounds in the Amateur Owner Hunter 18-35 3’6” division and a win in the Amateur Owner Classic, Martha Ingram and Quimby earned the Grand Amateur Owner 3’6” Hunter Championship at the 169th Upperville Colt & Horse Show presented by MARS Equestrian™.
The pair received the top call in three of the four division classes, including the under saddle, and added a second and a third placed ribbon to their tack room banner before jumping to victory in the Classic.
“Quimby is a superstar equitation horse who won everything,” said Ingram, who prevailed over her father, John Ingram, in the point tabulation for Grand Amateur Owner 3’6” Champion. “But I feel like his true calling is in the hunters.”
Quimby’s huge stride, fluid movement and jump certainly made an impression, and, according to Ingram, his easy-going nature and straightforward way of going has helped their relatively new partnership gel faster than she expected.
“Normally it takes quite a bit of time,” she explained. “But with him, because he is so special, the transition to him was easier than most and it’s been pretty good so far!”
Ingram was doubly pleased to achieve this success at Upperville.
“How could you not love Virginia?” she smiled. “Not only is this show beautiful and historic, but they do such a good job making it special. The courses are amazing, and the terrain in the rings add a new challenge. We absolutely love coming here.”