October 2015 Issue - page 8

Page 8
October 2015
by Marcella Peyre-Ferry
Held over the Labor Day
weekend, Sept. 5, 6, and 7, the
72nd annual edition of the Lud-
wig’s Corner Horse Show and
Country Fair featured three days
of hunter and jumper competition
for all ages. Along with the horse
show, shopping, demonstrations,
activities, and entertainment as
well as a carriage drive and a
large antique car show make the
event into a holiday tradition with
something for everyone, includ-
ing the family members who
don’t ride.
The featured class of the
show produced one of the most
unusual winning rides. Andy
Kocher won the $5,000 Mini Prix
on Rico, completing a clean first
round in spite of breaking a rein
on the seventh fence. After the
rein snapped Kocher reached for-
ward and grabbed the short end
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Kocher Wins Ludwig’s Mini-Prix Riding with a Broken Rein
of the rein. In an amazing show
of skill, Koch retained enough
control to complete the course
and earn a return to the jump off
Now with new reins, Kocher
and Rico turned in the fastest
round in the jump-off to earn the
win the Mini Prix with Rico, but
that was only a part of it. He also
placed second on Filip and third
on Faithful to dominate the class
of 37 entrants.
The Mini Prix and other
Jumper classes were featured in the
main ring on Labor Day Monday,
with a variety of classes, includ-
ing a costumed jumper class that
was won by Sara Gartland on As
You Wish WF. The Child/Adult
Amateur Jumper Classic was won
by Lilly, with owner Gracie Allen
riding, and her sister Maureen Al-
len took second place on Seneca.
(Continued on page 25)
Ludwig Corner’s two round, $1,500 Hunter Derby was won by Conquistador V, owned by Tara Daugh-
erty and ridden by KayDee Nowakowski of Allentown, PA. The show, which raises money to preserve
open space, celebrated its 72nd run over Labor Day weekend.
Photos by Marcella Peyre-Ferry
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