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WHO TO WATCH: HUNTER RIDERS
He then rode Catch Me to the Second Year Green
Working Hunters Championship at the Capital Challenge
Horse Show and the Grand Hunter Championship at the
Washington International Horse Show. Stewart piloted Fun
to the Grand Hunter Championship at the Pennsylvania
National Horse Show and the CP National Horse Show, all
in the same outstanding year.
2017 was another banner year for Stewart. He came out
to defend his title in the $100,000 Peter Wetherill Palm
Beach Hunter Spectacular and found himself at the top
of the podium once again with Catch Me. He rode to the
top once again at the Devon Horse Show, earning himself
the Leading Hunter Rider award for the thirteenth time.
He won the USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Championships
for the third time aboard Playbook. In the fall, Stewart
captured the Leading Hunter Rider Award at WIHS for
the tenth time in his career before going on to claim the
Leading Hunter Rider Award and the Grand Champion
Professional Hunter title at the CP National Horse Show in
before continuing on to a very successful professional
career. Today, Schatt operates out of Milestone Farm in
Early on, Schatt was picking up Grand Hunter
Championships across the country as early as 2000.
To date, she has won championship trophies at The
Middleburg Classic in Virginia 17 times. In 2011, Schatt took
the ride on 5-year-old Bacardi, who was champion in his
first show out and has proven to be a consistent partner
for her over the years. In 2013, Schatt captured the Equine
Tack and Nutritionals First Year Green Working Hunter
Championship for three weeks straight at the Winter
Equestrian Festival, two of which were abroad Bacardi.
By 2015, Bacardi had captured 46 championship
titles with Schatt piloting from the irons, including the
North American Future Hunter Championship at the
Capital Challenge Horse Show and Grand Green Hunter
Championship at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show.
In 2016, Schatt piloted many young horses, including
Calipari, Phantom, and Intergalactic to numerous wins in
the USHJA Pre-Green Hunter Incentive classes.
Schatt shined with Aristocrat, picking up a number of
tricolors during the Winter Equestrian Festival, including
a Championship in the 3'9" Green Hunter Division during
WCHR Week. Schatt finished off 2017 with wonderful
rides on JT Farm's Playmaker, who earned a Reserve
Championship in the Conformation Hunters at the
Pennsylvania National Horse Show, and again at the CP
National Horse Show.
STEPHANIE DANHAKL (USA)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA
HAVENS SCHATT (USA)
Havens Schatt has been riding since she was just a little
girl and it would be impossible to count the number
of championships she has picked up over the years.
In her last year as a junior, Schatt swept the Junior
Hunter Divisions at the prestigious Devon Horse Show
2018 WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL
Stephanie Danhakl began riding early on in life, but took
a hiatus during her time as an undergraduate student at
the University of Pennsylvania. Her hiatus didn't affect
her riding much, because after only a short while back
in the tack, Danhakl swept the Amateur-Owner divisions
at the prestigious fall indoor horse shows in 2014. She
started with a clean sweep of the Grand Amateur Owner
Hunter Championships at the Capital Challenge Horse
Show, before continuing on to the Pennsylvania National
Horse Show and the National Horse Show, where she
accomplished the same feat aboard Golden Rule.
Danhakl had another stellar year in 2015, picking up a
number of championships, including three tricolors in
the Amateur Owner Hunter Division at the Kentucky
Spring Horse Show. 2016 served as another poster