Paige Matthies wins the R.W. “Ronnie” Mutch Championship at Devon Horse Show
- May 26, 2019
- By SARA CAVANAGH
DEVON, Pa--Paige Matthies of Lake Leelanau, Mich., won the top prize of Junior Weekend at the Devon Horse Show, earning 19 points to take home the R.W. “Ronnie” Mutch Equitation Championship on May 23.
The championship was awarded to the junior who accumulated the most points throughout the two days of equitation competition.
Matthies and her two equitation mounts, Conto Blue and Blurred Lines, dominated the equitation divisions throughout both days of competition. On Thursday, the first day of Devon, Matthies won Section A of the WIHS Equitation Classic – Jumper Phase, then she finished second in Section A of the Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search 3*, and then had another second in the U.S. Hunter Seat Medal.
“We’ve been planning this for many years so I’ve always had a goal for this to happen," said Matthies. "I did four equitation classes for this. The first one I did was the Washington Jumper Phase which I won with an 89. That was my first class here so I was very happy to start this week off like that. My favorite was probably the USET Talent Search because I’ve always wanted to do well in that class here and the USET is a big deal to me, so I was very happy with that.”