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Wednesday
Sep182019

Hauppauge's Alexeus Ruland Winner At LI Equestrian Competition

Local Teen takes overall champion in two summer series equestrian competitions.

On September 6th, it was announced Alexeus Ruland and Foretell My Future placed At Islip Horseman’s Association (IHA) Series End High Point Jumpers Winner, and also placed 6th in Training Hunter. At the final show for Long Island Horse shows Alexeus and Prophet made a complete sweep securing their overall win for the summer series Jumpers division.

Equestrian Jumpers showcases the rider’s ability to guide their horse through a course of obstacles and barriers within a specific time frame. It also demonstrates strength and agility of both the rider and horse.

In contrast, the Hunter division is subjectively judged, and must still exhibit the traits desired of a good field hunter— calm disposition, good manners, smooth gaits, steady way of going, and pleasant and efficient jumping ability— but must do so with style, presence and superior technique. Conformation, athleticism, disposition, and jumping form all combine to define a winning show ring hunter.

Alexeus Ruland and Foretell my Future have been partners for only a year, and their love for each other and the sport shows in and out of the show ring. Alexeus is a Junior at Hauppauge High School and has been riding since the age of 7. You can find her at the barn daily where she perfects her passion and riding. She contributes her success to her trainers and supportive family. In addition she also rides for Knoll Farm’s Interscholastic Equestrian Association Team.

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