Washington, DC – October 27, 2012 – It proved to be a night of excellence for junior riders as they competed at the Washington International Horse Show during the 2012 WIHS Equitation Finals. The feature event got underway yesterday during the Hunter Phase, as 40 of the country’s top young riders took their chance for the lead. Earlier today, they returned for the Jumper Phase, and after their scores were averaged the 10 riders with the best combined scores advanced to the Final Work Off. Showcasing her skills throughout the three rounds of competition, Elizabeth Benson took home top honors and led the night’s victory gallop. Hasbrouck Donovan followed in second with the high score in the Final Work Off, while Jacob Pope rounded out the top three.
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