Britt-Leon and Eleventh Day Win The $5,000 Marshall & Sterling Hunter Classic

Michael Britt-Leon and Eleventh Hour

Michael Britt-Leon and Eleventh Hour

For Immediate Release:

Johns Island, South Carolina

Twenty-four horse-and-rider teams competed in the Week I $5,000 Marshall & Sterling Classic Hunter Derby, and Michael Britt-Leon, of Marietta, Georgia, rode away with the win in the irons of Kelly Sims’ Eleventh Hour.

Taylor Adams, of Ocala, Florida, and Spring Creek Ranch’s Big Hoss earned a second-place finish, and Britt-Leon also picked up a third with Kelly Sims’ True Enough.

Scout, owned by Mattie Worsham, of Cumming, Georgia, placed fourth and also won the $500 Marshall & Sterling 3’ Non Pro Rider Bonus.

Kris Killam moved from the jumpers to the hunters and picked up fifth and sixth places with Laurie Hilburg’s Waterfall Z and Empire Show Stables’ Ayla, respectively.

Britt-Leon returned to collect the seventh-place ribbon, this time in the irons of Kelly Sims’ Private I and Liz Perry-Merbler, of Pittstown, New Jersey, aboard High Brass Farm’s Avargo earned an eighth-place finish.

Ashley Ayoob’s Snap Dragon, ridden by Emily Terry Peterson, placed ninth, and Transcendent, owned and ridden by Isaac Leffkowitz, of Ocala, Florida, was 10th.

Global Entry, owned by Leslie Terry and ridden by Emily Terry Peterson, placed 11th. Hannah Hilal, of Altamonte Springs, Florida, placed 12th with her own Mahoney and won the $500 3’ Marshall & Sterling Non Pro Rider Bonus.

Hadley Crawford, of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Merilee Ventura’s Winterfell won the $300 Marshall & Sterling 3’ Non Pro Rider Bonus.


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