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Vol 5 No. 16 - January 5, 2005

Island rider wins state equestrian title

Anna Maria resident Katie Field has captured two state equestrian titles in the Central Florida Hunter Jumper Association.

Katie won the short stirrup hunter and short stirrup equitation division championships and took home two statewide memorial trophies in the process. The first was the James Brundage Memorial trophy for winning the short stirrup division. The second was the Raye P. Wadsworth Perpetual Memorial trophy, which she received for being the overall points winner in the equitation division statewide.

Katie, 12, rode her pony, Going Grey, to numerous victories at horse shows throughout the season, including a Grand Champion finish at the huge HITS (Horseshows In The Sun) competition in Ocala.

Katie’s brother, Connor, also rode Going Grey this season. Connor finished as Reserve Champion locally in the combined Walk-Trot division in his first year of competition.

Katie and Connor are the children of Sun Publishers Maggie and Mike Field. Their pony, Going Grey, is owned by Jillian Cacchiotti, daughter of Saint and Rick Cacchiotti, of Bradenton. Jillian won Reserve Champion this year in the CFHJA Equitation division. All ride and train at Snaffles Farm with Lorna Conway and Ann Thal.


Above, Katie Field rides Going Grey at the HITS competition earlier this year.


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