DAVID QUINTIN WRIGHT - 8/8/59-7/18/14
Following are just a few of David's accomplishments throughout his impressive career:
In addition to his own success in the saddle, students of all ages from David Wright's Hunters Court Stable have repeatedly won local and national honors.
- Cecilia Halsey won the Washington International Adult Hunter Finals Classic in October of 2005 at the Washington International Horse Show.
- Student Julia Sisler of Asheville, NC was honored as Best Child Rider on a Pony in 1994 also at the prestigious Washington International Horse Show.
- Protégé’ Callie Schott won the 2002 NAL Children’s Hunter Finals at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on her pre-green horse, Miscongeniality, and Schott, aboard Almost Famous, also won the overall Large Junior Hunter Championship at the 2001 AHSA/USEF National Junior Hunter Championships, where she also received the Sportsmanship Award. Riding in her first Grand Prix ever, Schott managed to best her trainer by riding to 4th place in the $25,000 Nutrena Grand Prix aboard Coco Chanel!
- Elaina Plott and Orlando finished 10th overall in the Large Pony Hunters at the 2006 USEF Pony Finals, and Elaina Plott and Key Largo finished 6th in the 2006 Washington International Horse Show Pony Equitation Finals.
- Cara Dodson and The Waterboy received Reserve Champion honors in the Pony Jumper Division at the 2008 Devon Horse Show and were awarded the Silver Medal in Individual Pony Jumper competition at the 2008 USEF Pony Finals and finished the year as 2008 USEF Horse of the Year Reserve Champion Pony Jumper. In addition, Cara Dodson and Boomerang Love finished 2nd Over Fences and 6th overall in the Medium Green Pony Hunter Division at the 2008 USEF Pony Finals.
- Zoe Glassman and Nobilis were awarded Reserve Champion Childrens Jumper at the 2008 Washington International Horse Show.
- Katie Ramsey and Champlain Charade received the honor of 2008 USEF Horse of the Year Champion in Medium Green Pony Hunter and 2009 USEF Horse of the Year Reserve Champion in Medium Pony Hunters.
- Elite Movida, owned by Kaitlyn Alsup and ridden by Morgane Qualls, finished 6th over in the Medium Pony Division at the 2009 USEF Pony Finals and 8th in the 2009 USEF Pony Medal.
- Fancy Feet, owned by David Wright and ridden by Morgane Qualls, was 2008 USEF Horse of the Year Grand National Pony Hunter Champion and Small Pony Hunter Champion.
- In 2011, Victoria Plott and Champlain Serenade earned a 10th place ribbon in the Medium Pony Hunter Over Fences Division at USEF Pony Finals.
- At the 2012 USEF Pony Finals, David's Large Pony Hunter Orlando (ridden by Katie Ramsey), finished 4th Over Fences and 6th Overall in the Large Pony Hunter Division.
- Also in 2012, Donato and Katie Ramsey earned USEF Horse of the Year Reserve Champion Large Junior Hunter 16-17 Yrs.