Alice Tarjan's 3-year old Oldenburg mare Summersby II was named the Grand Champion of the 2018 Devon Breed Show on Thursday 27 September 2018.
The grand finale of America's annual largest horse breed show in Devon, Pennsylvania, is the "Grand Champion" to which the first and second placed horse in the Young Horse and Mature Horse Championships are invited.
This year the 3-year Oldenburg bred Summersby II (by Sezuan x Sandro Hit) and the 2-year old Oldenburg colt MW Bodacious (by Borsalino x Rohdiamant) as well as the 8-year old Hanoverian stallion Bingotti (by Bugatti x Krack C), and the 5-year old Oldenburg mare Dhanube (by Destano x Londonderry) were in contention for the Grand Champion's title.
The judges panel preferred Summersby II and rewarded the black beauty with the title. She is bred by Nicole Wanning in Germany and owned by American Grand Prix rider Alice Tarjan. She was also the Young Horse Champion in Devon.
The 8-year old Hanoverian stallion Bingotti (by Bugatti x Krack C), bred by Kathleen and Don Salwell and owned by Rebecca Knollmann, became the reserve champion in the Grand Champion's ring. Earlier in the day the chestnut stallion Bingotti also won the Stallion Championship and Mature Horse Championship.
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