The beautiful Anne Aspinall main hunter ring took center stage for the $10,000 Marders Local Hunter Derby, a two-round competition consisting of “Classic Style” and “Handy Hunter” components. With final combined scores being separated by just one point over two rounds, it was Cathy Zicherman’s True Story piloted by Holly Orlando who finally emerged victorious with 91 points in total over Curo and Geoffrey Hesslink with 90 points. 

Trained by Jenny Dunion of Evermore Inc. in Water Mill, the Hampton Classic’s 2018 Grand Champion Hunter “Spent the last week preparing for the Hampton Classic by giving my four-year-old granddaughter, Elsie, rides around the farm,” laughed Zicherman. “She thinks he is a unicorn, which he basically is!”

“His biggest asset is his unfailing consistency,” said Zicherman. “He wasn’t bothered by the fact that it was ten degrees colder than any other day this summer, or blowing a gale, or that it was dinnertime and they were still in the ring. He just goes in and does his job and always seems to rise to the occasion.”