Ava and Jackson Win Large Pony Division Champion at the Aiken December Classic II

Aiken, SC — Over the course of a sunny December weekend in Aiken, Ava Hartman and Sugarbrook West Point (Jackson) rode beautiful rides and finished out the Large Pont Division at the Aiken December Classic II (USEF ‘A’ Rated) as Champions.

Ava Hartman & Sugarbrook West Point

Finishing 5th (out of 10) at the Aiken December Classic I, Hartman vowed to return to the show’s second weekend and ride rides that she could be proud of. “I don’t care what color the ribbons are, I just want to go in there and ride with consistency and confidence. I want to leave weekend two knowing that Jackson and I rode the rides that we’re capable of. I don’t feel like we did that [on the first weekend]”.

They did that and more by winning two of Saturday’s three classes (out of 9) and finishing the weekend with 24.5 division points. Celia Cram on Touch the Sun was Reserve Champion with 18 points (winning a three-way tie for second with Sarah Rabb on Wengelo’s Willem and Sophie Jane Poore on Etch-A-Sketch based on earning the most points over fences).