The Lexington Spring Encore got underway today at the Virginia Horse Center for the second installment of the Virginia Festival of Champions.
Highlights in the Wiley Arena included the 3’6/3’9” Green Hunters. Chime, owned by Dorli Burke and ridden by Ashley Foster took home the blue ribbon in two of the over fences and in the under saddle class.
Foster has been riding Chime since the Baby Greens and they have been together for a while. Her owner, Dorli Burke shows her in the 3’3” Amateurs. According to Foster, “She’s [Chime] my baby. She has quite the personality and is definitely a winner. When she goes into the ring with her ‘game on’, she’ll just jump out of her skin. There’s no better feeling.”
Foster continued, “Chime is very sweet and loves her people. I feel like Dorli, her groom Anna Clair Smith and I are ‘her people’.”