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Betty Cox Wins NHS Good Hands Grand Championship



HARRISBURG, Pa. - Reigning Senior Equitation World's Grand Champion Betty Cox is now one-third of the way to possible completion of saddle seat equitation's triple crown after being named the NHS Good Hands Grand Champion on Saturday at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show.
Cox, riding Amandari, put together two strong efforts in Phase II competition to defeat 11 other riders for the title. Nelson Green judged the competition, which began on Thursday with 22 riders competing in Phase I. Twelve riders were called back for the second round on Saturday and performed for Green on the rail and in individual workouts. Ten riders were named in reverse order for the presentation of ribbons by president of the Pennsylvania National Horse Show board of directors, Liz Shorb, until only two riders were left in the arena. Clinton Jury, riding Pinstripe Dancer and instructed by Suzanne Hubbard, was named the reserve grand champion and Cox knew she had won the prestigious title.
Eight other riders were called out for ribbons in the following order: Shana Jo Brown, tenth; Whitney Irwin, ninth; Jessica Moctezuma, eighth; Tasha Rose Sandler, seventh; Alexandra Flynn, sixth; Devon Garone, fifth; Jessica Harrison, fourth; and Jessica Saft was third.

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