Photo courtesy of Susan Salter Hydinger.
Mountain Brook girls compete in prestigious horse show
Claudia Styslinger, Salter Hydinger and Stella Styslinger.
During the week of May 24, three Mountain Brook girls competed in the most prestigious horse show in the country. The Devon Horse Show began in 1896 and is held in Devon, Penn. Claudia Styslinger (16), Stella Styslinger (13) and Salter Hydinger (10) were invited to compete at Devon, along with the finest horses and riders in the nation. Only the top 20 horses and riders in the nation qualify. Claudia rode her small junior hunter Eloise, who is currently ranked number one in the nation, to two seconds and a tenth in her division. Stella rode her small junior hunter, Cabana Boy, and Salter was on her small pony, Gayfield’s Magic Me. Claudia, Stella and Salter are trained under the direction of Allison Majerik Black, Mark Tompkins and Timothy Maddrix of Fox Lake Farm located on Valleydale Road. Claudia and Stella are the children of Mark and Jennifer Styslinger, and Salter is the daughter of Steven and Susan Hydinger.