Burbank, CA: Wetherby and Pamela Lovell have had a stellar year in the tough competition of the California show circuit. In their first five shows of 2014, traveling from Woodside, CA to Santa Barbara, CA, the pair entered 15 classes at Second and Third level and came home with 15 first place ribbons. An amazing accomplishment! This built the foundation for the highlight of their season: winning the Reserve Championship Adult Amateur Second Level with a score of 68.095% at the USDF/CDS Championship Show at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, CA. Wetherby won Reserve Champion AA 2nd Level with a score of 68.095%. They also won SLO-CDS RAAC 2nd Level Elite with a score of 69.643%.
Wetherby is a 2002 chestnut Hanoverian gelding sired by Weltmeyer and out of EM Bewitched by Bolero. Wetherby is owned by Mary-Ann Maloof of Paso Robles, CA and was bred by Karen Batcheller, Overlook Farm, Portland, Oregon. Wetherby is a full brother to the approved AHS stallion, Weltanzer. Wetherby's dam, EM Bewitched (Bolero/Grande/Pik Koenig) is an AHS Elite mare. She earned an overall score of 8 at her marebook inspection. She has been an exceptional broodmare, having the approved stallion, Weltanzer and 2 Elite mares to her credit, as well as several other breeding and performance gems, including Wetherby. EM Bewitched is 28 year old now and is still doing well at Overlook Farm. Congratulations of Wetherby and Ms. Lovell and best wishes for continued success in the showring in 2015!