November 2019 - Emma Reichow Wins Big For the West
Written by photos: Al Cook Photography
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 22:45
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Harley and Olivia Brown student finishes her junior year with victory in the 2019 Neue Schule/USEF National Junior Jumper Individual Championships.

photos: Al Cook Photography

A quiet intensity came over the New Holland Arena as Emma Catherine Reichow and Forever Alve entered the ring in the final phase of the 2019 Neue Schule/USEF National Junior Jumper Individual Championships at the 74th Pennsylvania National Horse Show. After a perfect final round, Reichow can now add 2019 Neue Schule/USEF National Junior Jumper Individual Champion to her résumé. Reichow trains with Harley and Olivia Brown.

Coming off a brilliant performance winning the 2019 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals - West in September, 17-year-old Reichow, of Menlo Park, CA, ended the year and her Junior career as the 2019 Neue Schule/USEF National Junior Jumper Individual Champion and recipient of the AHSA National Show Jumping Individual Championship Memorial Trophy aboard Forever Alve, Reichow’s own 9-year-old KWPN mare.

“I’m very thankful to have such an amazing horse. It’s been an incredible year,” said Reichow, noting this was her last year in the Juniors. “It definitely has been the best year of my life; I’ll never forget it. With Talent Search and now this, I didn’t expect this to happen, I’m over the moon.”

The final course, designed by Ken Krome of Westminster, MD, featured 11 jumps with 14 jumping efforts at 1.35m with a time allowed of 69 seconds. Reichow and Forever Alve represented Zone 10 and produced three brilliant rounds. The duo only incurred one rail in Phase II to remain in the top three heading into the final phase, where they produced a double clear round and ended the weekend on a final score of four penalty points.

“It’s such an honor and such a prestigious class and I don’t think someone from Zone 10 has won it in a couple years, and I’m truly honored I was able to do that this year,” said Reichow. “It has always been a goal of mine to come here and do well.”

Ned Cunniffe and Buckle Up finished and Mimi Gochman and Street Hassle BH, finished second and third and both are USHJA Zone 2 teammates.

Report provided by Classic Communications.