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GET TO KNOW WILLIE WIGGINS ‘PETER PAN'
Willie Wiggins is referred to around the barn simply as Willie Wiggins, and if you met him, you would instantly understand! He is a 16h 2006 OTTB originally found in a field by Christine Adair and started with Mogie Bearden-Muller. There's really only ever going to be one Willie Wiggins and Valerie feels very fortunate to have him in her program. Like Peter Pan, the little boy that never grew up, Willie Wiggins is a spritely little Thoroughbred that has fun doing everything he does, and luckily he does it VERY well!
Owned by Alexandra Peterson, Willie Wiggins has been a real super star thru the 1* level. Alexandra was looking for a Young Riders horse, and the pair was instantly successful together. Their long list of wins started at their very first event together! Other notables included the selection as the PRO JR Training Champion in 2015 on a record breaking score! He is a USEA Blue Ribbon award winner at the Novice Training and Preliminary levels. Willie Wiggins moved up to the Preliminary level right before Alexandra headed off to college. During her first semester, Alexandra concentrated on her new college life while Valerie took over the ride to give Willie Wiggins more experience at the level. Valerie loved competing the horse and loved his love for cross country! Valerie and Willie Wiggins had four Top 3 finishes in a row, including the Reserve Champion title for Preliminary at the Area II Championships!
In 2016 Valerie and Alexandra worked together to combine college and upper level competition. Their efforts paid off as Alexandra competed at some of the biggest venues on the East Coast, winning top ribbons along the way and completed her first 1*! They intend to stick to a similar training schedule in 2017 and make several more, even more successful 1* competitions!
|June 2017 Bromont||CCI*||15th|
|May 2017 Virginia HT||Preliminary||4th|
|April 2017 The Fork||Preliminary||2nd|
|February 2017 Pine Top||Preliminary||2nd|
|July 2016 Maryland HT||Preliminary||2nd|
|March 2016 Carolina International||Preliminary||4th|
|February 2016 Paradise Farm||Preliminary||3rd|
|October 2015 Area II Championships||Preliminary||2nd|
|October 2015 Waredaca||Preliminary||3rd|
|October 2015 Maryland Horse Trials||Preliminary||3rd|
|September 2015 Seneca Valley||Preliminary||3rd|
|June 2015 Surefire||Training||1st|
|April 2015 The For||Training||4th|
|September 2014 Surefire||Novice||1st|
|July 2014 Cosequin||Novice||2nd|
|May 2014 Waredaca||Novice||1st|