Scott Williamson rode Sally Oliver's chestnut mare, One Martini, to the championship of the "B" Section Local Hunter Division during the first day of competition today at the Middleburg National Horse Show.
Williamson, 20, of Middleburg, gathered 10 points by winning both jumping classes.
The victory marked the second year that Williamson has won the championship. Last year he guided Get It Straight, owned by NESW Inc., to victory. This year, Get It Straight will perform in the First Year Green Hunter class Sunday.
"This was her (One Martini's) fifth or sixth show. She jumped really good," said Williamson. "Last week was the first time the mare won a championship."
In the A section of the Local Hunter Division, Mike Elmore, 26, of Middleburg, was also a double winner, taking the championship and earning six points riding Ronnie Sakell's 6-year-old brown gelding, The Night Fox, in defeating 51 horses.
Last year, Elmore rode Nina Straight's Fools End to victory.
"This horse (The Night Fox) was very smooth and even today," said Elmore. "He has an elegant way of going and is a pleasure to ride."
Elmore is the local hero at the show since winning the hunter classic in 1977 on Stage Hand and placing second last year. He is scheduled to ride Stage Hand again this year.