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“Sir Sebastian” wins Grand Champion at 2013 NEDA Fall Festival Breed Show

September 30, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Morris, CT — September 30, 2013 — Alix Szepesi’s three-year-old young horse “Sir Sebastian” was Grand Champion at the New England Dressage Association (NEDA) Fall Festival Breed Show in Saugerties, New York last week. Sir Sebastian was also awarded Young Horse Champion and Colt/Gelding Champion. “I couldn’t be more happy with Sir Sebastian” Alix said. “I wanted him to experience a big show and he behaved perfectly. It’s a great competition and I look forward to returning next year.”

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Alix bought Sir Sebastian as a four-month-old in Germany. “I vividly remember picking him out of a group of foals in a field in Germany” said Alix. “He handled himself so well in the group, and I could see the distinctive lift in his stride as well as his quality gaits.” Sir Sebastian is a German Oldenburg Verband (GOV) registered horse by Sir Gregory-Rubinstein-Almeo. His mother is NeaState III. Alix decided to leave him in Germany for his early years, and imported him to the U.S. in June 2013.

Sir Sebastian, pictured above, an Oldenburg gelding by Sir Gregory, was Grand Champion of the breed show at the New England Dressage Association (NEDA) Fall Festival on September 19-20, 2013 in Saugerties, NY.  He is owned by Alix Szepesi and was shown by Robert Murray.  (Photo: Gregor McQueen)

Sir Sebastian, pictured above, an Oldenburg gelding by Sir Gregory, was Grand Champion of the breed show at the New England Dressage Association (NEDA) Fall Festival on September 19-20, 2013 in Saugerties, NY. He is owned by Alix Szepesi and was shown by Robert Murray. (Photo: Gregor McQueen)

Alix Szepesi (pronounced ‘a-leeks’ ‘sep-a-she’) is the trainer at “North Shore Dressage” and is based at Far Meadow Farm in Morris, CT. In addition to training and showing in New England, she also competes with other professional riders at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, FL each winter. Alix provides positive and diverse cross training to produce results for riders and equine athletes of all levels and breeds. Alix is a nine-time USDF Region 8 champion, including Intermediare 1 and Intermediare 1 Freestyle. She has over 25 years dressage experience and has trained many horses to FEI levels. She received her “Bereiter” certification in an intensive program at the International Academy for Equestrian Studies (IAES) in Warendorf, Germany.

 

Alix uses classical dressage training methods emphasizing the importance of the underlying basics along with cross training to give the horse diversity. She merges this with posture and body mechanics analysis for the rider to explain the signals your body gives to your horse. “Most importantly, the horse and rider need to have lots of fun together!” says Alix.

 

For information, please visit Alix’s website: www.NorthShoreDressage.com

 

The 2013 Capital Challenge Horse Show Starts This Saturday!

September 25, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

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Upper Marlboro, MD – September 24, 2013 – The 2013 Capital Challenge Horse Show (CCHS) presented by The Gochman Family is just days away, kicking off on Saturday, September 28, at Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD. The show begins with its Equitation Weekend presented by Bigeq.com, and the fantastic competition continues through October 6 with top USEF “AA” rated events. The management team at Capital Challenge looks forward to welcoming many of the nation’s top horses and riders for its 20th year of exceptional equestrian sport.

 

Equitation Weekend Welcomes the Nation’s Top Young Riders

 

One of the highlights at Capital Challenge is the Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) National Children’s Medal Finals, which will be held during Equitation Weekend on Sunday, September 29. Following a year-long qualification process, the nation’s top children’s riders will compete through two rounds in an attempt to take the national title. Fifteen-year-old Avery Hinson of New Albany, OH, sits third in the standings coming into this weekend’s competition and looks forward to the opportunity to show.

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This is Hinson’s third and final year competing in the children’s medal classes and her first year qualifying for the finals. Hinson rides with Angela Moore at Stealaway Farm in Dublin, OH, and will show Elaine (shown at left, with Hinson), an 11-year-old Warmblood mare that she recently leased.

 

“It is quite surreal to finally be going to the THIS Finals and I’m so excited to have this opportunity,” Hinson noted. “Last year I was in the top 40, but was knocked out in the final week, so it is a relief that I made it this year! Even though it is my third year competing in the THIS medal classes, they didn’t get any easier.”

 

Hinson is happy to be sitting third in the country coming into the finals and explained that she tried to be as consistent as possible at every show this year.

 

“The THIS Finals are very hard to qualify for because you have to place well in almost every class you show in to stay in the top 40,” she detailed. “Because the barn I ride with tends to travel to the larger equestrian destinations, I have had the opportunity to compete at the Winter Equestrian Festival, all the way up to the Lake Placid Horse Show in New York where I have gained a lot of experience, which I think will help me greatly. I look forward to the Finals this year and can’t wait to see what it has in store for all of us. I also can’t wait to reunite with my friends that live all over the country that will be there.”

 

New Artwork by Michael Tang Revealed for 2013 Show Program and Official Poster

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Every year, the Capital Challenge Horse Show’s program and official poster feature new artwork by artist Michael Tang. This year’s cover art is a beautiful painting of 2012 World Championship Hunter Rider champion Scott Stewart and one of his top mounts, Dedication, owned by Dr. Betsee Parker.

 

The process that goes into creating the cover art each year is a great challenge for artist Michael Tang, and he is meticulous in his research and planning.

 

“Each year, as I begin to think about rendering the painting for the Capital Challenge poster, there is anxiety,” Tang expressed. “Will I be able to find a suitable photo to use as inspiration; one that flatters both horse and rider? In the last eighteen years or so that I’ve created the painting for the poster, there have been only one or two times that I’ve found a photograph that I can utilize straightaway.”

 

Tang explained, “As one might imagine, there is never one photo that is perfect. There might be good shot of the rider in which his equitation is exemplary, but then he or she is riding a different horse. Little by little, answers are found and forms take shape and there is always relief when the end is in sight, in other words, when I know instinctively how to finish the final painting.”

 

Father Michael Tang is a professor, priest and an artist who paints large watercolors reflecting his interest in religious subjects, his life in California, and of course his love of horses. Tang received his bachelor’s degree in studio arts from Loyola Marymount University in 1981, as well as a Masters of Fine Art in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1983. He earned two other master degrees in theology and divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California.

He is a Professor of Art and Art History at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. The award-winning artist specializes in brilliant watercolors and his sporting art has appeared on the covers of The Chronicle of the Horse, Horse Show, The New York Times Magazine, and Dressage Today, as well as many other publications. When not teaching or painting, Tang enjoys bringing along young show hunters.

 

Posters will be available for sale at the souvenir stand located on the concourse of the Show Place Arena at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center.

 

About Capital Challenge

In its 20th year, the Capital Challenge Horse Show sets itself apart with a distinct and unique focus on preeminent hunter competition. Held each autumn at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD, this year’s show will take place on September 28-October 6.

 

Top competitions include the ARIAT National Adult Medal Finals and the THIS National Children’s Medal Finals, along with the Capital Challenge Equitation Weekend, presented by Bigeq.com. In addition to these prestigious equitation events, the Capital Challenge Horse Show will once again host the World Champion Hunter Rider Finals and will assemble the country’s best horses and riders to compete in junior, amateur, and professional hunter classes.

 

For more information, please visit www.capitalchallenge.org or visit the Capital Challenge Horse Show page on Facebook!

 

Top Photo: © Shawn McMillen Photography – www.shawnmcmillenphotography.com. These photos may only be used in relation to this press release and with full photo credit.

 

Ashley Foster and Leena L In Perfect Form to Capture the ASPCA Maclay Regional Finals at Southeast Medal Finals

September 23, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Jacksonville, FL – September 22, 2013 –  The highly-anticipated ASPCA Maclay Regionals were held on the final day of the  2013 Southeast Medal Finals at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center. Ashley Foster of Brookeville, MD executed Allen Rheinheimer’s course flawlessly aboard Leena L, owned by KMW Ponies LLC, to take home the coveted prize out of a total of 39 riders. Her life-long friend, Haley Waters earned the second place prize with an impressive performance with Quito, owned by Chuck and Dana Waters. Barbara Ann Merryman, who won the Phelps Media Group Junior Medal on Saturday, came in third aboard Don Stewart’s Fernway Park.

Barbara Ann Merryman, Ashley Foster and Haley Waters. Photo by Randi Muster

Barbara Ann Merryman, Ashley Foster and Haley Waters. Photo by Randi Muster

Rheinheimer built a challenging course that asked many questions of the junior riders. The first line was an oxer to an oxer going away from the in gate. A tricky forward triple bar to a natural vertical then a quieter five to a natural oxer challenged some, while fence 8, a natural vertical then an immediate rollback to fence 9 had a number of riders cutting it too close.

Ashley Foster and Leena L  Photo by Randi Muster

Ashley Foster and Leena L
Photo by Randi Muster

“I think it was an excellent course,” said show organizer James Lala.  “I think it is about precision and pace. The two things we talk about the most in riding and teaching are pace and line. I think it was the foundation of negotiating this course correctly. Having the knowledge and the experience, to know what to do and how to fix it when plan A doesn’t work, is what separates the exceptional riders from the good riders.”

Allen Rheinheimer's Course

Allen Rheinheimer’s Course

“The errors occurred at different places in the course, not all in one spot,” continued Lala. “To me, that is the sign of a great course designer. I think he asked many important questions in this course. HIs use of oxers, natural hunter-type jumps, jumper-style jumps, the fill, the flowers, the turns and the use of the islands is brilliant. Allen is a master course designer. He asks the right questions, at the right level.”

Ashley Foster and Leena L Photo by Randi Muster

Ashley Foster and Leena L
Photo by Randi Muster

 

“It was difficult,” said Foster about the course.  “My horse rides more like a jumper and this was more like a jumper course, which played to my advantage. I know her and I knew she would jump the triple bar really big so I stayed out and I did the six to the five and it made the five easier.” From fence 8 to fence 9 Foster also stayed out and did it in seven instead of six.

Foster’s mother, Patty Foster is a trainer and runs Rolling Acres Farm in Brookeville, MD with her sister, Mary Lisa Leffler who also rides and trains. She rides with Bobby Braswell and Courtney de Hechavarria for equitation.

“I had a pretty good week. We came here last year and we came back. I’m glad it went well. I’m glad I made it to Kentucky.”

 

Watch an interview with ASPCA Regionals Winner Ashely Foster, Patty Foster, and Dana Waters! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAPeN4rG94s&list=HL1379906627&feature=mh_lolz

“I had a different plan going in than what happened,” said Waters, the daughter of Dana and Chuck Waters of Waterworks Farm in Ocala, FL. “I had to make some adjustments. But he (Quito) went great. There was the forward five and I ended up staying out and doing six and he was really good. It rode a lot smoother in six. I’m excited. I did better than last year. I’m happy.  I like to thank my parents and my trainer, Daniel Damen”
Haley Waters and Quito Photo by Randi Muster

Haley Waters and Quito Photo by Randi Muster

Foster and Waters have known each other all their lives, “They have been together since they were a year old at the horse shows,” said Dana Waters, about the top two finishers. “ Same babysitters, same birthday parties together now it is really fun.”

 

Watch and interview with ASPCA Maclay Regional Second Place winner, Haley Walters! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqV3VJEB-1w&list=HL1379906627

 

Earlier in the day, Gallant, owned and ridden by Millie Russell won the SEMF Adult Hunter Classic  with smooth and rhythmical performance over the beautiful hunter course in the indoor arena.  The pair also won the Adult Amateur 36+ Hunter Stake. Don Perignon, owned by Castlewood Farm and ridden by Barri Plant earned the second place prize. The pair had a great show, also winning the Adult Amateur Hunter 18-35 Stake.

Millie Russell and Gallant Photo by Randi Muster

Millie Russell and Gallant
Photo by Randi Muster

The win of the SEMF Children’s Hunter Classic went to Carriage Hill Farm’s Lavish, ridden by Jia Meininger. The pair also won the Taylor Harris Medal and the Children’s Hunter Stake 14 and under. Bismark, owned by Harriet Schiele and ridden by Marissa Damone earned the red ribbon. The pair also won the Children’s Hunter 15-17 Handy and the Under Saddle.

Barbara Ann Merryman and Fernway Park were  third in the ASPCA Maclay Regionals. Photo by Randi Muster

Lavish and Jia Meininger Photo by Randi Muster

The Southeast Medal Finals was a huge success with increased entries and interesting new classes and divisions. Lala and Bob Bell and his Classic Company experienced 100 percent growth in its second year.

“We plan on tweaking a few things,” said Bell. “But, the core of the show is really going in the right direction. We want to thank all our competitors, parents, trainers and sponsors for another great Southeast Medal Finals. We look forward to next year!”

“I have been asked why we don’t make it a 3’ medal and not allow the 3’6” kids to go in Phelps Media Group Junior Medal,” said  Lala. “A novice rider that rides the same course as perhaps, the winner of the Maclay Regionals, is not only watching the more experienced rider, but they are executing the same course, the same track,  at the same height.  They get to see the difference in the smoothness and the intricacies in the same course they ride. When they get to watch all different levels and it starts to click.”

“We would love to see the Adult divisions grow,” continued Lala.  ‘I have some ideas, such as higher jumps, so when you’re done with your junior equitation horse you don’t necessarily have to get rid of him. The last junior year is not the end of riding. There is so much more to learn.”

Barbara Ann Merryman and Fernway Park were  third in the ASPCA Maclay Regionals. Photo by Randi Muster

Barbara Ann Merryman and Fernway Park were
third in the ASPCA Maclay Regionals. Photo by Randi Muster

The dates for next year’s Southeast Medal Finals are: Sept. 18-21, 2014.

RESULTS

ASPCA MACLAY REGIONAL CHAPIONSHIPS

470/1/0.00/0.00/$0.00/LEENA L/KMW PONIES LLC, ./FOSTER, ASHLEY/FOSTER, PATTY/3104/

519/2/0.00/0.00/$0.00/QUITO/WATERS, MR. & MRS. CHUCK/WATERS, HAYLEY/WATERS, CHUCK/3104/

405/3/0.00/0.00/$0.00/FERNWAY PARK/STEWART, DONALD/MERRYMAN, BARBARA ANN/HILL, BIBBY/3104/

536/4/0.00/0.00/$0.00/URCO/STEWART, DONALD/ALEXANDER, ASHTON/HILL, BIBBY/3104/

411/5/0.00/0.00/$0.00/THRIFT SHOP/FAIRFIELD FARMS LLC, ./FLANAGAN, MEGHAN/HILL, BIBBY/3104/

455/6/0.00/0.00/$0.00/PAPER GANGSTER/BUTEHORN, MADISON/BUTEHORN, MADISON/KOROTKIN, ALAN/3104/

460/7/0.00/0.00/$0.00/WARRAN/ECKERT, BRUCE/BILLUPS, CLAUDIA/KOROTKIN, ALAN/3104/

479/8/0.00/0.00/$0.00/LIGHTNING/SCNC INVESTMENTS INC., ./CARR, NIKKI/CORNACCHIO-MORRISSEY, TIFFANY/3104/

358/9/0.00/0.00/$0.00/COOPER/KIMMELL, ELLIE/KIMMELL, ELLIE/BEJARANO, SHANON/3104/

476/10/0.00/0.00/$0.00/ALCHEMY/RITTENBERG, ADAM/RITTENBERG, ADAM/CORNACCHIO-MORRISSEY, TIFFANY/3104/

357/11/0.00/0.00/$0.00/REO FOXPAW/WALSTAD, KIMBERLY/WELLER, MACKENZIE/GREER, HEATHER/3104/

540/12/0.00/0.00/$0.00/LYSCO H/SHRYOC, ALLYSON/DINAPOLI, MOLLY/HILL, BIBBY/3104/

 

SEMF ADULT HUNTER CLASSIC

432/1/0.00/0.00/$300.00/GALLANT/RUSSELL, MILLIE/RUSSELL, MILLIE/RUSSELL, MILLIE/3000/

452/2/0.00/0.00/$220.00/DON PERIGNON/CASTLEWOOD FARM, INC., ./PLATT, BARRI/KOROTKIN, ALAN/3000/

508/3/0.00/0.00/$150.00/THOUGHTFUL/WASSERMAN, LAURA/JONES, EMILY/MILLER, JENNY/3000/

339/4/0.00/0.00/$75.00/EQUANIMITY/BLACK ANKLE, LLC, /JOHNSON, ANSLEY/GOLDSTEIN, COURTNEY/3000/

475/5/0.00/0.00/$50.00/CALERO/ROSE, SUSANNAH/ROSE, SUSANNAH/CORNACCHIO-MORRISSEY, TIFFANY/3000/

481/6/0.00/0.00/$45.00/SASTUNE/BURKEFIELD FARM, ./BURKE BERG, COVENTRY/MILLER, JENNY/3000/

436/7/0.00/0.00/$35.00/ENTREPRENEUR/FULLER, PEGGY/FULLER, PEGGY/FULLER, PEGGY/3000/

439/8/0.00/0.00/$35.00/GIBRALTER/FOSHEE, LAINE/NEWMAN, ALEXIS/FOSHEE, LAINE/3000/

547/9/0.00/0.00/$25.00/FOREVER CLEVER/WESTWOOD FARMS LLC, /EDMONDS, CHERYL/HAWKINS, STEVEN/3000/

349/10/0.00/0.00/$25.00/SAM SPADE/MOORE, LINDA/ROSS, MEREDITH/MARCINKOSKI, LAUREN/3000/

440/11/0.00/0.00/$20.00/ROULETTE/DUNN, ALICE/DUNN, ALICE/YOUNG, KATIE/3000/

 

SEMF CHILDREN’S HUNTER CLASSIC

43/1/0.00/0.00/$300.00/LAVISH/CARRIAGE HILL FARM, ./MEININGER, JIA/FENNESSY, JANE/3000/

368/2/0.00/0.00/$220.00/BISMARCK/SCHIELE, HARRIET/DAMONE, MARISSA/JONES, SEAN/3000/

554/3/0.00/0.00/$150.00/AFFIDAVIT/ATTAWA ENTERPRISES, ./TENNISON, BRETTE/MARCINKOSKI, LAUREN/3000/

552/4/0.00/0.00/$75.00/COUTURE/OSMOND, BRITTANY/KUIPERS, BROOKLIN/MARCINKOSKI, LAUREN/3000/

359/5/0.00/0.00/$50.00/QUINTOS Z/SHINN, SAMANTHA/SHINN, SAMANTHA/BEJARANO, SHANON/3000/

558/6/0.00/0.00/$45.00/LOUIS VUITTON/PARKER, MADDY/PARKER, MADDY/YOUNG, GARY/3000/

341/7/0.00/0.00/$35.00/CHOCOLATIER/BARN RAT LLC, ./JAKOBSON, ERIKA/FENNESSY, JANE/3000/

360/8/0.00/0.00/$35.00/LETAVICE/DEAN, RACHAEL/DEAN, RACHAEL/BEJARANO, SHANON/3000/

421/9/0.00/0.00/$25.00/RIO DE ROSA/BENTZ, HANNAH/BENTZ, HANNAH/LENGYEL, STEPHEN/3000/

420/10/0.00/0.00/$25.00/JAZZ MAN/WALL STREET FARM, ./RAGAN, REBECCA/LENGYEL, STEPHEN/3000/

356/11/0.00/0.00/$20.00/AVANT GARDE/VINCENT, ABIGAIL/VINCENT, ABIGAIL/STAINTHORPE, BROOK/3000/

473/12/0.00/0.00/$20.00/CASSIS/GIACIN, BROOKE/GIACIN, BROOKE/CORNACCHIO-MORRISSEY, TIFFANY/3000/

Southeast Medal Finals Fast Facts:

WHAT: The Southeast Medal Finals is a USEF A-Rated indoor and outdoor hunter, jumper and equitation horse show. USEF Rated Jumper Level 3

WEBSITE: www.southeastmedalfinals.com

WHEN: September 19-22, 2013

WHERE: The Jacksonville Equestrian Center, Jacksonville, FL, featuring a large indoor coliseum with 3,000 seats, two outdoor rings and 500 permanent stalls.

13611 Normandy Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32221

FEATURES:
Phelps Media Group Southeast Junior Medal Finals
Southeast Adult Medal Finals
ASPCA Maclay Regionals
$25,000 Land Rover Jacksonville Grand Prix
$5,000 Welcome Stake
$7,500 Child/Adult Jumper Finals
New European Style Developing Sport Horse Division sponsored by Team Rakowsky
New Southeast Children’s Hunter Final sponsored by Jerry Parks Insurance
New Southeast Adult Hunter Final sponsored by Jerry Parks Insurance
New EMO Cup Championship
Click here for the prize list, entry forms, schedules and more.

RESULTS: HorseShowsOnline.com

HUNTER & EQUITATION JUDGES: Linda Andrisani & Molly Flaherty (Hunter, Maclay & SEMF), Tony Sgarlatta (Hunter, Equitation & SEMF), Jennifer Drahan (SEMF)

JUMPER JUDGES: Allen Rheinheimer & Fred Brown

STEWARD: Janet McCarroll

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Susan Rindal (904) 655-5497 – rindal@bellsouth.net

Bob Bell (843) 768-5503 – bbell@earthlink.net

James Lala (561) 906-6668- jdlala@aol.com

SPONSORS:

Maker’s Mark
http://www.makersmark.com

Land Rover Jacksonville
www.landroverjacksonville.net

Cedar Street Advisors
http://www.bmo.com/cedarstreetadvisors

Jerry Parks Insurance Group
http://www.jerryparksinsurance.com/

Phelps Media Group International
http://phelpsmediagroup.com/

Bruce Duchossios HND Stables, Inc.

John Deere
http://www.deere.com/wps/dcom/en_US/regional_home.page

Jacksonville Tourist Development Council
http://www.visitjacksonville.com/about-us/TDC

Horse Shows Online
http://horseshowsonline.com

Classic Company
www.classiccompany.com

Geddaway Farm
http://geddawayfarm.com

Bridlewood Equestrian Center
www.bridlewoodequestrian.org

Mandarin Equine / Adequan
www.Mandarinequine.com

James Lala’s Wellington Quarantine, LLC
www.JamesLalaQuarantine.com

Equestrianstylist.com
http://www.equestrianstylist.com

Barbara Ann Merryman Pilots El Paso to Victory in the Phelps Media Group Southeast Junior Medal

September 22, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Jacksonville, FL – September 21, 2013 – The third day of the 2013 Southeast Medal Finals was another booming day at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center. Highlights of the day were the Children’s Adult Jumper Championship, the Phelps Media Group Junior Medal with an astounding number of entries in its second year- over 60 entries, and the Southeast Adult Medal Final.

Barbara Ann Merryman and El Paso  Photo by Randi Muster

Barbara Ann Merryman and El Paso Photo by Randi Muster

For the second year in a row, Dr. Juan Gamboa and his incredible horse, Partizan, captured the lead of the World Cup format competition. Gamboa had much to celebrate as it was also the anniversary of his wedding day to his wife, Jennifer.

Gamboa bested the tough competition by carrying only 2.5 faults throughout the three rounds. Round three was open to the top 15 riders in rounds one and two and included two trips around the course. Faults were added throughout the rounds. Barri Platt and Vicky were second with only 3.5 points out of the three rounds and Meghan Flanagan and Revelation were third, carrying only 5 points over the course of the three rounds.

“He’s a magician, he’s unbelievable,” said Gamboa. “He’s 23, he’s the oldest horse here and I am the oldest rider! He liked it, he enjoyed himself.”

Juan Gamboa and Partizan Photo by Randi Muster

Juan Gamboa and Partizan Photo by Randi Muster

To keep Partizan sound and happy Gamboa says he gives him lots a love, good food and three months off in the summer. “Last time I showed him was in June. He was ready to come here. He knows his job. He wants to go clean and he wants to go fast. He’s a good boy.”

Gamboa trains with Daniel Geitner in Aiken, SC and Derek Peterson is schooling him here at Southeast Medal Finals. “I have a lot support. I cannot believe I beat all these kids!

For the Southeast Adult Medal Finals, and the Phelps Media Group Junior Medal Finals, there was a panel of four judges which included Tony Sgarlatti, Linda Andrisani, Jennifer Drahan and Molly Flaherty. The four judges scores were averaged for each round, then the two round scores were averaged to determine the final score.

For both classes, Allen Rheinheimer built a course that provided many options for the horse and rider pairs. There were opportunities to take an inside track and make tight rollbacks or to go around and for easier approaches. A forward five going away from the in gate kicked off the first round of both classes and required that a good pace be established to begin the course.

Emily Jones and Califernia Photo by Randi Muster

Emily Jones and Califernia Photo by Randi Muster

Ten riders competed in the Southeast Adult Medal first round. Four were asked to return for a second round. Lindsay Tomeu aboard Siboney Ranch’s Take Note, earned an average score of 76.99, which landed the pair in second place. Samantha Senft and Whisper VDL, owned by Pursuit Farms LLC, scored a 69.16 for fourth place. Audrey Gallagher and Alexander Worthington’s Romina 58 were third with a score of 75.66. Emily Jones piloted Califernia, owned by Donald Stewart, around the course, putting in a smooth and flawless performance earning them an average score of 78.33 and the victory gallop.

“I grew up with Jen (Miller) riding as a junior,” said Jones. “After I graduated college, I kind of stopped riding a little bit and have just been riding every now and then. I hadn’t ridden in six months until this week. We called Don (Stewart) and we said, ‘Don, we want to go to this horse show.’ So he said, ‘Sure, take this horse, he’s awesome. I rode him, took him, I’ve been practicing all week. Showed up and he has been amazing, to say the least. He is a good, good horse. He has taken good care of me and I have had a blast. I’m going to keep riding and showing as much as possible. Hopefully, one day I’ll get back to more consistently riding and showing.”

Watch an interview with Emily Jones! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZQSWoKozRw

Bob Bell and James Lala, added a new class that provided some good fun and comedic relief in between rounds of the Southeast Medal Finals – the Parent Lead Line Class.

Junior riders were encouraged to have a little fun and embarrass their parents for a good cause. All proceeds from the entry fees went to the show charity partner, Unbridled Warriors, equine assisted programs for military and first-responders.

Parent Lead Line- "Most resembles Bob Bell" - Abbi Bendz  Photo by Randi Muster

Parent Lead Line- “Most resembles Bob Bell” – Abbi Bendz
Photo by Randi Muster

“A member of our PR team, Mary Adelaide Brakenridge came up with the concept,” said Lala. “We all loved the idea and ran with it. Everyone gathered around to watch the class. We laughed so hard we cried, especially when it came to awarding the creative categories. Don Stewart is such a great sport and his sense of humor is infectious!”

Parent Lead Line - "Most embarrassing to their family and barn"- Don Stewart Photo by Randi Muster

Parent Lead Line – “Most embarrassing to their family and barn”- Don Stewart
Photo by Randi Muster

The Phelps Media Group SEMF Junior Medal had 63 entries, a significant increase over last year Rheinheimer’s course provided the riders with options to showcase their strengths. . Twelve juniors horse and rider combinations were asked back for the second round.

Meghan Flanagan and Thrift Shop  Photo by Randi Muster

Meghan Flanagan and Thrift Shop Photo by Randi Muster

Meghan Flanagan, riding Fairfield Farm’s Thrift Shop, was the first rider to break the 80 mark in the second round, with an average score of 82.56. Her score would stand as the leader until Brett Burlington and Sunman had their second to last round. The pair scored an average score of 82.68 for their two rounds.

Brett Burlington and Sunman Photo by Randi Muster

Brett Burlington and Sunman Photo by Randi Muster

Then, last to go, Barbara Ann Merryman and Don Stewart’s El Paso edged Burlington out of the top spot with an average score of 85.68.

Barbara Ann Merryman and El Paso  Photo by Randi Muster

Barbara Ann Merryman and El Paso Photo by Randi Muster

Merryman who is studying at Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, lives in the Baltimore area and trains with Kimberly Stewart. They contacted Don Stewart (no relation) to help them find a horse to ride in the Regionals on Sunday. They tried two horses.

“I rode El Paso and he was fabulous,” said Merryman.

“He’s young but he’s nice, he never looks at anything,” added Stewart. “He just goes right around. I thought the courses were awesome. You had options but he has a big stride so we had a lot of choices we could make. Thank you to Don because he’s been a huge supporter with equitation horses.

Barbara Ann Merryman and El Paso Photo by Randi Muster

Barbara Ann Merryman and El Paso Photo by Randi Muster

“And congratulations to Don for his win in the Lead Lines,” joked Merryman.

On Sunday the Southeast Medal Finals continues at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center with Children’s Hunters, Adult Hunters the SEMF Adult Hunter Classic and the highlight of the day, the highly-anticipated ASPCA Maclay Regionals.

Watch an interview with Barbara Ann Merryman! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHdD34_kJRE

RESULTS

Phelps Media Group SEMF Junior Medal

397/1/0.00/0.00/$0.00/EL PASO/STEWART, DONALD/MERRYMAN, BARBARA ANN/HILL, BIBBY/3104/

486/2/0.00/0.00/$0.00/SUNMAN/SWEET OAK FARM, /BURLINGTON, BRETT/SWEETNAM, ALLISON/3104/

411/3/0.00/0.00/$0.00/THRIFT SHOP/FAIRFIELD FARMS LLC, ./FLANAGAN, MEGHAN/HILL, BIBBY/3104/

533/4/0.00/0.00/$0.00/WIZ KHALIFA/STEWART, DONALD/HOFT, VICTORIA/HILL, BIBBY/3104/

536/5/0.00/0.00/$0.00/URCO/STEWART, DONALD/ALEXANDER, ASHTON/HILL, BIBBY/3104/

394/6/0.00/0.00/$0.00/C’ASSINO/GONZALEZ-PEROTTI, FIAMMA/GONZALEZ-PEROTTI, FIAMMA/FLYNN, KAREN/3104/

455/7/0.00/0.00/$0.00/PAPER GANGSTER/BUTEHORN, MADISON/BUTEHORN, MADISON/KOROTKIN, ALAN/3104/

358/8/0.00/0.00/$0.00/COOPER/KIMMELL, ELLIE/KIMMELL, ELLIE/BEJARANO, SHANON/3104/

328/9/0.00/0.00/$0.00/QUI MARO/POSTIER, ALLISON/POSTIER, ALLISON/BARTH, LAUREN/3104/

463/10/0.00/0.00/$0.00/TIGGER/KOROTKIN, ALAN/QUALLS, MORGANE/KOROTKIN, ALAN/3104/

476/11/0.00/0.00/$0.00/ALCHEMY/RITTENBERG, ADAM/RITTENBERG, ADAM/CORNACCHIO-MORRISSEY, TIFFANY/3104/

Southeast Medal Finals Adult Medal

83/1/0.00/0.00/$100.00/BORIS/YOUNG, KAREN/YOUNG, ELLE/BRASWELL, ROBERT/2410/

472/2/0.00/0.00/$70.00/WHISKEY BLUE/WHEELER, DOUGLAS/FOSTER, ASHLEY/FOSTER, PATTY/2410/

387/3/0.00/0.00/$50.00/CHROMEO/WIGHT, MELISSA/WIGHT, SAMANTHA/SWEETNAM, ALLISON/2410/

407/4/0.00/0.00/$30.00/VICTOR VDL/STEIN, SUSAN/ALEXANDER, ASHTON/HILL, BIBBY/2410/

402/5/0.00/0.00/$30.00/CR MOET/MILLIREN, SARAH/FLANAGAN, MEGHAN/HILL, BIBBY/2410/

390/6/0.00/0.00/$20.00/NOBILITY/WIGHT, MELISSA/WIGHT, SAMANTHA/SWEETNAM, ALLISON/2410/

496/7/0.00/0.00/$0.00/TOMMY/MAYFIELD, CATHERINE/MARTIN, ALYSSIA/DUFFY, ANDREA/2410/

408/8/0.00/0.00/$0.00/O’ RYAN/FAIRFIELD FARMS LLC, ./FLANAGAN, MEGHAN/HILL, BIBBY/2410/

Children’s /Adult Jumper Championships

05/1/0.00/0.00/$1,800.00/PARTIZAN/GAMBOA, JUAN/GAMBOA, JUAN/GAMBOA, JUAN/3500/

453/2/0.00/0.00/$1,320.00/VICKY/OAKLAND VENTURES LLC, ./PLATT, BARRI/KOROTKIN, ALAN/3500/

409/3/0.00/0.00/$900.00/REVELATION/FAIRFIELD FARMS LLC, ./FLANAGAN, MEGHAN/HILL, BIBBY/3500/

417/4/0.00/0.00/$540.00/VERONIKE/ZAVODNEY, LAUREN/ZAVODNEY, LAUREN/WILLS, KATIE/3500/

515/4/0.00/0.00/$540.00/OFRENDA/BOLLING, ANNIE/BOLLING, ANNIE/GRICE, DANIELLE/3500/

437/6/0.00/0.00/$300.00/POPSTAR/COMBS, AMY/COMBS, AMY/YOUNG, KATIE/3500/

447/7/0.00/0.00/$300.00/MILORD DE KERGANE/HARNCH, DALTON/HARNCH, DALTON/KOROTKIN, ALAN/3500/

401/8/0.00/0.00/$300.00/CHEPETTO/STEWART, DONALD/ALEXANDER, ASHTON/HILL, BIBBY/3500/

448/9/0.00/0.00/$0.00/REFLEX Z/HARNCH, KENDRA/HARNCH, KENDRA/KOROTKIN, ALAN/3500/

331/10/0.00/0.00/$0.00/CASTLEBAY/DREYER, GRACE/DREYER, GRACE/CAWLEY, JANET/3500/

431/11/0.00/0.00/$0.00/FLORESTANO/CESERY, CHRISTIE/CESERY, CHRISTIE/CESERY, LEE/3500/

441/12/0.00/0.00/$0.00/RIGAL D’ARSOUILLES/QUIET HILL FARM, /SMITH, CALLIE/YOUNG, KATIE/3500/

Special thanks to Dressage Collection with fine handbags and accessories for sponsoring the Southeast Medal Final. Each piece from Dressage Collection is meticulously hand made in Italy and uniquely designed to incorporate classic equestrian style. Please visit them online at http://www.DressageCollection.com.

Southeast Medal Finals Fast Facts:

WHAT: The Southeast Medal Finals is a USEF A-Rated indoor and outdoor hunter, jumper and equitation horse show. USEF Rated Jumper Level 3

WEBSITE: www.southeastmedalfinals.com

WHEN: September 19-22, 2013

WHERE: The Jacksonville Equestrian Center, Jacksonville, FL, featuring a large indoor coliseum with 3,000 seats, two outdoor rings and 500 permanent stalls.

13611 Normandy Blvd.

Jacksonville, FL 32221

FEATURES:

Phelps Media Group Southeast Junior Medal Finals

Southeast Adult Medal Finals

ASPCA Maclay Regionals

$25,000 Land Rover Jacksonville Grand Prix

$5,000 Welcome Stake

$7,500 Child/Adult Jumper Finals

New European Style Developing Sport Horse Division sponsored by Team Rakowsky

New Southeast Children’s Hunter Final sponsored by Jerry Parks Insurance

New Southeast Adult Hunter Final sponsored by Jerry Parks Insurance

New EMO Cup Championship

Click here for the prize list, entry forms, schedules and more.

HUNTER & EQUITATION JUDGES: Linda Andrisani & Molly Flaherty (Hunter, Maclay & SEMF), Tony Sgarlatta (Hunter, Equitation & SEMF), Jennifer Drahan (SEMF)

JUMPER JUDGES: Allen Rheinheimer & Fred Brown

STEWARD: Janet McCarroll

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Susan Rindal (904) 655-5497 – rindal@bellsouth.net

Bob Bell (843) 768-5503 – bbell@earthlink.net

James Lala (561) 906-6668- jdlala@aol.com

HUNTER & EQUITATION JUDGES: Linda Andrisani & Molly Flaherty (Hunter, Maclay & SEMF), Tony Sgarlatta (Hunter, Equitation & SEMF), Jennifer Drahan (SEMF)

JUMPER JUDGES: Allen Rheinheimer & Fred Brown

STEWARD: Janet McCarroll

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Susan Rindal (904) 655-5497 – rindal@bellsouth.net

Bob Bell (843) 768-5503 – bbell@earthlink.net

James Lala (561) 906-6668- jdlala@aol.com

SPONSORS:

Maker’s Mark
http://www.makersmark.com

Land Rover Jacksonville
www.landroverjacksonville.net

Cedar Street Advisors
http://www.bmo.com/cedarstreetadvisors

Jerry Parks Insurance Group
http://www.jerryparksinsurance.com/

Phelps Media Group International
http://phelpsmediagroup.com/

Bruce Duchossios HND Stables, Inc.

John Deere
http://www.deere.com/wps/dcom/en_US/regional_home.page

Jacksonville Tourist Development Council
http://www.visitjacksonville.com/about-us/TDC

Horse Shows Online
http://horseshowsonline.com

Classic Company
www.classiccompany.com

Geddaway Farm
http://geddawayfarm.com

Bridlewood Equestrian Center
www.bridlewoodequestrian.org

Mandarin Equine / Adequan
www.Mandarinequine.com

James Lala’s Wellington Quarantine, LLC
www.JamesLalaQuarantine.com

Equestrianstylist.com
http://www.equestrianstylist.com

DIRECTIONS: For map and address information click here:www.southeastmedalfinals.com/Location.aspx

 

ASPCA Maclay Regionals Features Top Young Juniors Riders Across the Country

September 20, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Lexington, KY – Sepetmber 20, 2013 – It was an exciting weekend for the top equitation riders as they competed in numerous ASPCA Maclay Regionals to vie for a spot in the coveted Finals at the Alltech National Horse Show.  The competition was stiff as the top junior riders went head-to-head in a battle of the best and the chance to take it all. In Region 2 the winning honors went to Michael Hughes, while Hunter Holloway took the Region 5 title. Kelli Cruciotti was presented with the Region 6 Championship, while Haley Stradling piloted her mount to the Region 7 top honors. Olivia Champ rode to the top of the ranks for Region 8.

Region 2 Winner Michael Hughes

Region 2 Winner Michael Hughes

The ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship class has been held since 1933, and it is one of the most prestigious competitions for junior riders in the United States. Its winners are some of the biggest names in the equestrian sport. Previous winners include: William Steinkraus in 1941, Frank Chapot (1948), George Morris (1952), Leslie Burr Howard (1972), and Nicole Shahinian Simpson in 1992. The 2011 ASPCA winner was Sarah Milliren and Jacob Pope took the title during last year’s 2012 Alltech National Horse Show.

The top 61 competitors from Region 2 gathered at Old Salem Farm during the at 2013 American Gold Cup CSI4*-W to showcase their skills and qualify for the ASPCA Maclay Championships at the Alltech National Horse Show. After an over fences phase, a flat phase, and a test of the top four, it was Michael Hughes of Allendale, NJ, earning the win. Lillie Keenan was awarded the second place honors, while Victoria Colvin captured the third place position.

Region 5 Winner Hunter Holloway

Region 5 Winner Hunter Holloway

The Region 5 Maclay Regionals were held last weekend during the St. Louis National Charity Horse Show in Lake Saint Louis, MO. It was Hunter Holloway who rode to the top of the class, earning the top score, and catching the judges’ scrutinizing eye for the second year in a row. Caroline Mcleese took the second place honors, while Taylor Sutton rode to the third place award.

The Colorado Spring Fall Classic welcomed competitors to Colorado Springs, CO, with a challenging equitation course and a contest that proved fierce for Region 6.  Kelli Cruciotti came out on top, rising to the challenge and leaving nothing to chance. Ruth Foley was awarded the red ribbon, while Alessandra Sozzi finished in third.

Region 6 Winner Kelli Cruciotti

Region 6 Winner Kelli Cruciotti

Haley Stradling piloted her mount to the Region 7 Championship during the Northwest Autumn Classic in Monroe, WA. She posted a fantastic round, securing the top spot. Kendall Pedigo was presented with the second place ribbon for her efforts, while last year’s victor Sara Nordstrom took the third place honors.

The West Coast 2013 ASPCA Maclay Regionals took center stage in the Blenheim Indoor at the Oaks Fall Classic held in San Juan Capistrano, CA. Thirty-four riders qualified for the event, but it was Olivia Champ who rode to the top of the ranks. Morgan Dickerson took the reserve championship, while third place was awarded to Shelby Drazan for her beautiful efforts throughout the class.

Region 8 Winner Olivia Champ

Region 8 Winner Olivia Champ

It was a fantastic start to the ASPCA Maclay Regionals. This upcoming weekend will see Regions 1, 3 and 4 getting underway. Region 1 will compete on Sunday, September 22, at the Fairfield Hunt Club and the Southeast Medal Finals will host Region 3. On Saturday, September 21, the Kentucky National tests the nation’s best from Region 4. The top qualified riders from each region will travel to the 130th Alltech National Horse Show held at the picturesque Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, for the ASPCA Maclay National Championships in November. The anticipation is high as the riders and their talented mounts compete for the coveted title.

Jordan Coyne and Lazaro Carve Speedy Turns to Win the Southeast Medal Finals $5,000 Welcome Stake

September 20, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Jacksonville, FL – September 19, 2013 – Southeast Medal Finals got underway with entries doubled over last year’s attendance. The Jacksonville Equestrian Center was abuzz with activity, with equitation and jumper classes featured in the indoor arena.

 

For the Southeast Medal Finals $5,000 Welcome Stake, 26 horse and rider combinations tried their hand at course designer, Allen Rheinheimer’s course. Ten would complete the course with faultless rounds to return for the jump-off round.

 

Jordan Coyne and Lazaro  Photo by Randi Muster

Jordan Coyne and Lazaro
Photo by Randi Muster

 

First in the order, Daniel Damen and Quintus 66, owned by Chuck Waters had a clear opening round and progressed to the short course. He finished clean with a time of 30.659, establishing the time to beat. Then, Kaely Tomeu and Kalle, owned by Siboney Ranch, also left all the rails in their cups in the jump-off round and broke the beam at 30.858. Their effort would eventually earn the pair fifth place.

 

Jordan Coyne and her own Lazaro produced the next faultless first round. Coyne and her big Belgian Warmblood Lazaro sped through the short track, made tidy inside turns and saved time throughout the course, laying down a time of 27.692.

 

Silvio Mazzoni and Terra Honero, owned by Jessie Mazzoni were the next to progress to the jump-off round. The pair successfully performed inside turns, were fast, but not fast enough to beat Coyne and Lazaro. Mazzoni completed the jump-off in 27.94.

 

Liza Finsness and her second mount in the class, Ormsby Hill and Christy Israel and Cracky Z both were double clear but posted jump off times of 32.674 and 34.134 respectively, eventually earning them sixth and seventh place.

 

Coyne returned on a second mount, Cordovo, and attempted to beat her own time. The duo was clean, but came in at 28.898 putting them behind Mazzoni in third.

 

Coyne and Lazaro’s time would stand as the speediest and the pair would capture the win.

 

“Lazaro is 13, I’ve had him for six years and he is the best horse I could ever ask for,” said Coyne, a 22-year-old from New Port Richey, FL, who has trained with Derek Peterson since she was about 15. “He wants to win. He knows his job and he knows when he goes in the ring that it’s time to work and he’s all business. It doesn’t matter if you’re in an indoor or out in a big field, he jumps the same every time.”

 

“I think this is a great show,” she said. “I rode in this ring several years ago. I think this is a great facility and I’m really excited that there’s a show here because it is close to home.”

 

The Developing Sport Horse division, presented by Team Rakowsky, kicked off today. The first class of 4 and 5 year-olds competed over a 1.10m and 1.15m course. The division was inspired by European-style classes in which young jumpers are judged on their athletic potential. Horses are judged on style, presentation, rideability and their potential to represent the United States in future international competitions.

 

Alan Korotkin and students on a course walk Photo by Randi Muster

Alan Korotkin and students on a course walk
Photo by Randi Muster

 

For scoring, all horses start with 60 points. The judges and course designer determined the course’s optimal time with a time allowance of 8 seconds below and above the optimal time.

 

Then, the judges awarded 1-10 points for style- jumping technique, presentation – fitness, condition and expression, rideability – smoothness, leads and appropriate striding.

 

Then points are taken away for faults: 5 points per knock down, 20 points for a refusal and 2 points for each second above and below the time allotment.

 

In the first leg of the division, Little Zegg, a Dutch Warmblood mare owned by Jessie Mazzoni and ridden by Silvio Mazzoni, were awarded 88 points from the judges to win the class.

 

“She belongs to my wife, but I am riding her,” said Silvio Mazzoni whose wife, Jessie Mazzoni is pregnant. The Mazzonis hail from Reddick, FL. “We owned her mother, Zegg who was by Indoctro and this mare’s sire is Coconut Grove. I think the Developing Sport Horse division is a really good idea. I don’t want to ride my young horses in a speed class. This is so much better for bringing them along.”

 

Additional horse and rider pairs had the opportunity to qualify for the Phelps Media Group Junior Medal Finals and the Southeast Adult Medal Finals. Molly Dinapoli earned the blue ribbon aboard Vasco, owned by Michael Kirby. Meghan Flanagan and Fairfield Farm’s Let’s Dance were second and Bailey Brasington was third aboard William, owned by Donald Stewart. All three train with Bibby Hill and Don Stewart. Emily Jones and Don Stewart’s Califernia and Megan Sullivan and Tanks a Million were first and second in the Adult qualifier.

 

Little Zegg and Silvio Mazzoni  Photo by Randi Muster

Little Zegg and Silvio Mazzoni
Photo by Randi Muster

 

Southeast Medal Finals returns on Friday with more show jumping action including the final two classes of the Developing Sport Horse division in the morning, jumper and equitation classes in the indoor arena and hunters in Ring 1. The not-to-be-missed highlight Friday evening will be the $25,000 Land Rover Jacksonville Grand Prix.

 

Molly Dinapoli and Vasco  Photo by Randi Muster

Molly Dinapoli and Vasco
Photo by Randi Muster

 

To learn more about Southeast Medal Finals visit www.southeastmedalfinals.com.

 

431 – $5,000 WELCOME STAKE

 

527/1/0.00/0.00/$1,250.00/LAZARO/COYNE, JORDAN/COYNE, JORDAN/PETERSEN, DEREK/3800/

 

305/2/0.00/0.00/$950.00/TERRA HORNERO/MAZZONI, JESSIE/MAZZONI, SILVIO/MAZZONI, JESSIE/3800/

 

528/3/0.00/0.00/$750.00/CORDOVO/COYNE, JORDAN/COYNE, JORDAN/PETERSEN, DEREK/3800/

 

522/4/0.00/0.00/$500.00/QUINTUS 66/WATERS, MR. & MRS. CHUCK/DAMEN, DANIEL/WATERS, CHUCK/3800/

 

388/5/0.00/0.00/$450.00/KALLE/SIBONEY RANCH, /TOMEU, KAELY/SWEETNAM, ALLISON/3800/

 

449/6/0.00/0.00/$400.00/ORMSBY HILL/FINSNESS, LIZA/FINSNESS, LIZA/KOROTKIN, ALAN/3800/

 

494/7/0.00/0.00/$350.00/CRACKY Z/ISRAEL, CHRISTI/ISRAEL, CHRISTI/ISRAEL, CHRISTI/3800/

 

458/8/0.00/0.00/$350.00/STAR WATCH/TREASURE COAST STABLES, ./SENFT, SAMANTHA/KOROTKIN, ALAN/3800/

 

504/9/0.00/0.00/$0.00/CORSO/MADEJ, ANNE/KENNY, DARRAGH/KOROTKIN, ALAN/3800/

 

493/10/0.00/0.00/$0.00/BULL RUN’S ZINO PLATINUM/ISRAEL, CHRISTI/ISRAEL, CHRISTI/ISRAEL, CHRISTI/3800/

 

529/11/0.00/0.00/$0.00/TITUS 2:11/PETERSEN, DEREK/PETERSEN, JARED/PETERSEN, DEREK/3800/

 

302/12/0.00/0.00/$0.00/RAPID REWARDS/PATTERSON, LORETTA/GRICE, DANIELLE/GRICE, DANIELLE/38/

 

 

225 – PHELPS MEDIA GROUP SEMF WILD CARD JR QUALIFIER

 

412/1/0.00/0.00/$0.00/VASCO/KIRBY, MICHAEL/DINAPOLI, MOLLY/HILL, BIBBY/3104/

 

398/2/0.00/0.00/$0.00/LET’S DANCE/FAIRFIELD FARMS LLC, ./FLANAGAN, MEGHAN/HILL, BIBBY/3104/

 

535/3/0.00/0.00/$0.00/WILL.I.AM/STEWART, DONALD/BRASINGTON, BAILEY/HILL, BIBBY/3104/

 

338/4/0.00/0.00/$0.00/RUE ROYALE/STEWART, DONALD/MYERS, SAVANNAH/GOLDSTEIN, COURTNEY/3104/

 

424/5/0.00/0.00/$0.00/ARIES/VP HORSE SALES INC., /MAGALDI, VICTORIA/ROUKIS, J P/3104/

 

485/6/0.00/0.00/$0.00/CISCO KID/VIDA, GRETCHEN/FREEMAN, CAROLINE/BARTH, LAUREN/3104/

 

371/7/0.00/0.00/$0.00/REHNY B/KAY, CAROLINE/KAY, CAROLINE/O’TOOLE, ALEXANDRA/3104/

 

474/8/0.00/0.00/$0.00/CAIRO/BLUE HILL FARM, LLC, /EAGLETON, KATE/CORNACCHIO-MORRISSEY, TIFFANY/3104/

 

226 – SEMF WILD CARD ADULT QUALIFIER

 

509/1/0.00/0.00/$0.00/CALIFERNIA/STEWART, DONALD/JONES, EMILY/MILLER, JENNY/3104/

 

422/2/0.00/0.00/$0.00/TANKS A MILLION/SULLIVAN, MEGAN/SULLIVAN, MEGAN/ROUKIS, J P/3104

 

211- PLATINUM PERFORMANCE/USEF SHOW JUMPING TALENT SEARCH

 

407/1/0.00/0.00/$0.00/VICTOR VDL/STEIN, SUSAN/ALEXANDER, ASHTON/HILL, BIBBY/6110/

 

540/2/0.00/0.00/$0.00/LYSCO H/SHRYOC, ALLYSON/DINAPOLI, MOLLY/HILL, BIBBY/6110/

 

470/3/0.00/0.00/$0.00/LEENA L/KMW PONIES LLC, ./FOSTER, ASHLEY/FOSTER, PATTY/6110/

 

476/4/0.00/0.00/$0.00/ALCHEMY/RITTENBERG, ADAM/RITTENBERG, ADAM/CORNACCHIO-MORRISSEY, TIFFANY/6110/

 

411/5/0.00/0.00/$0.00/THRIFT SHOP/FAIRFIELD FARMS LLC, ./FLANAGAN, MEGHAN/HILL, BIBBY/6110/

 

478/6/0.00/0.00/$0.00/DEXTER/HUYGENS, MAARTEN/KATZ, JORDYN/CORNACCHIO-MORRISSEY, TIFFANY/6110/

 

519/7/0.00/0.00/$0.00/QUITO/WATERS, MR. & MRS. CHUCK/WATERS, HAYLEY/WATERS, CHUCK/6110/

 

423/8/0.00/0.00/$0.00/T-REX/PINKLEY, KAYLEE/PINKLEY, KAYLEE/ROUKIS, J P/6110/

 

 

 

214 – WIHS JUMPER PHASE

 

516/1/0.00/0.00/$0.00/SOLOMON/HUNTINGTON, HANNAH/WATERS, HAYLEY/WATERS, CHUCK/3104/

 

446/2/0.00/0.00/$0.00/VANQUISH/HARNCH, KENDRA/HARNCH, KENDRA/KOROTKIN, ALAN/3104/

 

535/3/0.00/0.00/$0.00/WILL.I.AM/STEWART, DONALD/BRASINGTON, BAILEY/HILL, BIBBY/3104/

 

456/4/0.00/0.00/$0.00/WHISPER VDL/PURSUIT FARMS LLC, ./ANDERSON, CRAWFORD/KOROTKIN, ALAN/3104/

 

451/5/0.00/0.00/$0.00/MONTEGO/DORMAN, MICHAEL/TOMASSETTI, MARISA/KOROTKIN, ALAN/3104/

 

464/6/0.00/0.00/$0.00/UPGRADE/SIM, ROGER/QUALLS, MORGANE/KOROTKIN, ALAN/3104/

 

465/7/0.00/0.00/$0.00/PATRON/ENTEEN, SHARON/SHIREY, TAYLOR/KOROTKIN, ALAN/3104/

 

405/8/0.00/0.00/$0.00/FERNWAY PARK/STEWART, DONALD/MCLEESE, CAROLINE/HILL, BIBBY/3104/

 

010857

 

 

Southeast Medal Finals Fast Facts:

 

WHAT: The Southeast Medal Finals is a USEF A-Rated indoor and outdoor hunter, jumper and equitation horse show. USEF Rated Jumper Level 3

 

WEBSITE: www.southeastmedalfinals.com

 

WHEN: September 19-22, 2013

 

WHERE: The Jacksonville Equestrian Center, Jacksonville, FL, featuring a large indoor coliseum with 3,000 seats, two outdoor rings and 500 permanent stalls.

 

13611 Normandy Blvd.

Jacksonville, FL 32221

 

FEATURES:

Phelps Media Group Southeast Junior Medal Finals

Southeast Adult Medal Finals

ASPCA Maclay Regionals

$25,000 Land Rover Jacksonville Grand Prix

$5,000 Welcome Stake

$7,500 Child/Adult Jumper Finals

New European Style Developing Sport Horse Division sponsored by Team Rakowsky

New Southeast Children’s Hunter Final sponsored by Jerry Parks Insurance

New Southeast Adult Hunter Final sponsored by Jerry Parks Insurance

New EMO Cup Championship

Click here for the prize list, entry forms, schedules and more.

 

HUNTER & EQUITATION JUDGES: Linda Andrisani & Molly Flaherty (Hunter, Maclay & SEMF), Tony Sgarlatta (Hunter, Equitation & SEMF), Jennifer Drahan (SEMF)

 

JUMPER JUDGES: Allen Rheinheimer & Fred Brown

 

STEWARD: Janet McCarroll

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Susan Rindal (904) 655-5497 – rindal@bellsouth.net

Bob Bell (843) 768-5503 – bbell@earthlink.net

James Lala (561) 906-6668- jdlala@aol.com

 

SPONSORS:

 

Maker’s Mark

http://www.makersmark.com

 

Land Rover Jacksonville

www.landroverjacksonville.net

 

Cedar Street Advisors

http://www.bmo.com/cedarstreetadvisors

 

Jerry Parks Insurance Group

http://www.jerryparksinsurance.com/

 

Phelps Media Group International

http://phelpsmediagroup.com/

 

Bruce Duchossios HND Stables, Inc.

 

John Deere

http://www.deere.com/wps/dcom/en_US/regional_home.page

 

Jacksonville Tourist Development Council

http://www.visitjacksonville.com/about-us/TDC

 

Horse Shows Online

http://horseshowsonline.com

 

Classic Company

www.classiccompany.com

 

Geddaway Farm

http://geddawayfarm.com

 

Bridlewood Equestrian Center

www.bridlewoodequestrian.org

 

Mandarin Equine / Adequan

www.Mandarinequine.com

 

James Lala’s Wellington Quarantine, LLC

www.JamesLalaQuarantine.com

 

Equestrianstylist.com

http://www.equestrianstylist.com

 

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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

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Jacksonville, FL 32221

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Jacksonville, FL 32221

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Friday Is Barns’ Night Out at the Alltech National Horse Show

September 20, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Horse-crazy kids will put the horses out to pasture and pull on their party boots for Alltech’s Barn Night in the Bluegrass, presented by Group C, at the Alltech National Horse Show. During this barn bazaar on Friday, Nov. 1, youth from around the region are invited to meet with all-star equestrians and show true “barn spirit” for a chance to win prizes in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Open to young riders, equestrian groups and kids who simply love horses, Barn Night in the Bluegrass encourages youth to make banners, dress in horse gear and wear their barn’s logo to participate in spirit competitions held during the evening’s events. Spirit prizes awarded to Barn Night participants throughout the night will include year-long subscriptions to Sidelines magazine, official merchandise of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy, a year’s supply of LIFEFORCE Elite™ natural digestive supplement and a Lyons Farm™ barn grill-out package sponsored by Alltech. The most spirited barn or equestrian group will win a golf cart for their facility. One super-spirited Barn Night participant will win a trip for four to attend the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy, France.
Jacob Pope (pictured with Uno) of Columbia, MD, won the 2012 ASPCA Maclay National Championships.

Jacob Pope (pictured with Uno) of Columbia, MD, won the 2012 ASPCA Maclay National Championships.

Barn Night in the Bluegrass participants will be grouped in a premier seating section of the Alltech Arena while world-class equestrians aim for record heights during Friday’s LIFEFORCE Elite™ Puissance competition. All Barn Night participants will receive a complimentary gift bag supported by Sidelines magazine and the Kentucky Horse Council. When the class has ended, youth will be invited into the ring for autographs and pictures with elite equestrians competing at the Alltech National Horse Show.
In addition to the equestrian action, Barn Night youth and their families can enjoy activities that are part of Alltech’s first-everKentucky Gathering, including novelty shopping venues, a showcase of local foods and craft brews, and a photo opportunity with the new Alltech National Horse Show mascot. Local band Girls Guns and Glory will amp up the spirit with live music throughout Barn Night.
Alltech’s Barn Night in the Bluegrass is presented by Group C with support from Sidelines magazine and the Kentucky Horse Council. In the weeks leading up to the Alltech National Horse Show, Alltech representatives will visit local equestrian groups to drop off a “Barn Bucket” containing a set of free tickets to Friday night of the Alltech National Horse Show. If your equestrian group or facility would like to request a “Barn Bucket,” please contact Chelsea Magee at cmagee@alltech.com.
Registration for Barn Night is free and required for participants to be eligible for prizes. To register, e-mail the names of participants and their equestrian facility of affiliation, if applicable, to Chelsea Magee atcmagee@alltech.com. Registration is also available at www.alltechnationalhorseshow.com/event-information/barn-night-in-the-bluegrass/.
Kentuckians will gather this fall to celebrate three proud traditions deeply rooted in the Bluegrass state – horses, heritage and hops. Alltech will host the first-ever Kentucky Gathering, Oct. 29-Nov.3, at the Alltech Arena on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park. This week-long festival includes the world-class equestrian sport of theAlltech National Horse Show, the Biggest Loser 5k RunWalk, a Taste Kentucky showcase featuring locally crafted brews and foods, and many other fun-filled activities for the entire family.
An American equestrian tradition, the Alltech National Horse Show, Oct. 29-Nov.3, has reached its stride in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. Reserved for the year’s top talent on the North American show circuit, the Alltech National Horse Show opens the ring to a variety of equestrian classes and disciplines, with events including the $250,000 Alltech Grand Prix, the $50,000 LIFEFORCE Elite™ Puissance and the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals for youth competitors. For more information, visit www.alltechnationalhorseshow.com.
The 2013 Alltech National Horse Show takes center stage on October 29 – November 3, 2013, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. In addition to the top rated hunters and the ASPCA Maclay National Championship, the show features world-class international, open, junior and amateur-owner jumpers competing for the biggest prize money on the United States indoor tour.
Founded in 1883 at the original Madison Square Garden, the National Horse Show is America’s oldest indoor horse show, firmly established as a major fixture on the national and international sports and social event calendars. The National Horse Show Association’s primary activity is the annual production of the National Horse Show and all ancillary events. Over the years, the National Horse Show has provided financial aid to many worthwhile charities.
For more information on the National Horse Show Association of America, Limited, please visit www.nhs.org.
ABOUT ALLTECH:
Founded in 1980 by Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech improves the health and performance of animals, plants and people through natural nutrition and scientific innovation. With more than 3000 employees in 128 countries, the company has developed a strong regional presence in Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle-East, Africa and Asia. For further information, visit www.alltech.com . For media assets, visit www.alltech.com/press.
Alltech is the proud title sponsor of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy. For more information about these prestigious global championships, visit www.alltechfeiweg2014-normandy.com .
2013 Alltech National Horse Show Fast Facts
What:
The Alltech National Horse Show is a weeklong championship event featuring “AA”-rated hunters, open jumpers, junior/amateur jumpers, and the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals. The event will run October 29 – November 3, 2013,indoors in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™.
Tickets:
20% off on tickets as compared to night of event purchase! Available now at Ticketleap.comhttp://alltechnationalhorseshow.ticketleap.com/anhs2013/ 
Parking:
The Kentucky Horse Park has waived the normal parking fee during the Alltech National Horse Show. Parking is free. While dogs are permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park on a leash, no dogs are allowed in the Alltech Arena during the ANHS

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Directions:
The Kentucky Horse Park is located at 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. The KHP is 8 miles northeast of Lexington at Exit 120 on Interstate 75.

Information:
Carolyn Vincent
National Horse Show
PO Box 386
Greenvale, NY 11548

Telephone:
Phone: (516) 484-1865
Fax: (516) 484-1982

Email:  

NationalHS@aol.com 

Website: 

www.AlltechNationalHorseShow.com

Shopping:
Vendors offering equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry and home furnishings are located in the Alltech Arena.Additional Contacts:
Vendors  – Matt Morrissey at Mmorri4398@aol.com or call 941 915-3457
VIP Table Sales – Karen Lucca at kll@phelpsmediagroup.com or call 561-753-3389
Corporate Sponsorships – Christian Palmer at christian@phelpsmediagroup.com or call 612-618-8216

Sponsorship – Mason Phelps at mpjr@phelpsmediagroup.com or 561-753-3389 or
Individual Sponsorships – Susie Webb at webb_susie@yahoo.com or 301-520-6162
Program Advertising – Deborah Darwin at dd@phelpsmediagroup.com or 561-313-0384
Hotels:

HILTON – DOWNTOWN – 859-231-9000 – Approximately 6 miles

CLARION HOTEL (formerly Holiday Inn North) – 859 – 233-0512 – Approximately 4 miles
FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES BY MARRIOTT – 859 -977-5870 – Approximately 4 miles
FOUR POINTS SHERATON – 859-259-1311 – Approximately 4 miles
LA QUINTA – 859-231-7551 – Approximately 4 miles
KNIGHTS INN – 859-231-0232 – Approximately 4 miles
EMBASSY SUITES – 859-455-5000 – Approximately 4 miles
MARRIOT GRIFFIN GATE – 859-231-5100 – Approximately 4 miles
RESIDENCE INN – 859-231-6191 – Approximately 5 miles
COURTYARD BY MARRIOT – 859-253-4646 – Approximately 5 miles
HOLIDAY INN GEORGETOWN – 502-570-0220 – Approximately 6 miles
RAMADA INN – 859-299-1261 – Approximately 6 miles
RED ROOF INN – 859-293-2626 – Approximately 6 miles
HAMPTON INN – 502-867-4888 – Approximately 6 miles
SUPER EIGHT – 502-863-4888 – Approximately 6 miles
MICROTEL INN & SUITES – 502-868-8000 – Approximately 6 miles
For further information on housing in the Lexington area, we invite you to visit:
www.visitlex.com and www.georgetownky.comManagement:
Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC
P. O. Box 11428
Lexington, KY 40575-1428
859-233-0492 (phone)
859-233-0495 (fax)
email: hakshows@earthlink.net
website: www.kentuckyhorseshows.com 

 
Horse Show Secretary:
Cindy Bozan
859-233-0492
ALLTECH MEDIA CONTACT:
Elizabeth Adams
North America PR, Alltech
Alltech Corporate Headquarters
3031 Catnip Hill Pike
Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356

eadams@alltech.com
(859) 401-2964

 
ALLTECH NATIONAL HORSE SHOW MEDIA CONTACT:
Re: News and Information:
Phelps Media Group, Inc.
12012 South Shore Blvd.
Suite 105
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)

www.phelpsmediagroup.comRe: Media Credentialing:

Classic Communications
38 Mechanic Street – Suite 101
Foxboro, MA 02035
508-698-6810 (phone)
508-698-6811 (fax)

info@classic-communications.com
www.classic-communications.com

Check Out PSdressage.com for Coverage of Saugerties CDI-W and Dressage at Devon

September 20, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Saugerties, NY – September 19, 2013 – The best dressage riders in North America are facing off in two highly-regarded competitions, and PSdressage.com is on hand to give you an inside look. The action begins this weekend in Saugerties, NY, and moves to Devon, PA, for Dressage at Devon the following week.

 

Saugerties is home to the New England Dressage Association’s Fall Festival of Dressage. The Fall Festival is comprised of four competitions: the Saugerties CDI-W Y/J, an FEI-recognized competition giving riders the opportunity to pick up qualifying scores for international events; the Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 8 Championships; a National Competition; and the Sport Horse Breed Show.

 

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Kimberly Herslow and Rosmarin 

 

Coverage at  PSdressage.com will include daily wrap-ups of the major classes, interviews with top riders and photographs from around the showgrounds.

 

Visit http://www.psdressage.com/viewarticle.php?id=641 to find out how today’s FEI horse inspection went and hear from some of the competitors in the small and large tour events. Stay tuned for daily updates from the show.

 

Visit our photo gallery of today’s jog at http://psdressage.com/gallery/Saugerties2013Jog/.

 

Stay tuned for daily updates from the show at PSdressage.com.

 

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Tom Dvorak and Viva’s Salieri W received one of two best-dressed awards, sponsored by Show Chic and Equiline, at the FEI Horse Inspection

 

Aiken Fall Festival Series Wrap Up

September 20, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

September 18th, 2013- The 2013 Aiken Fall Festival horse show series came to a close this past Sunday.  The two week hunter/jumper show ran from September 5-8 and 12- 15 at Highfields Event Center in Aiken, SC and was managed by Equus Events and show organizer JP Godard.

 

Gold sponsors of this year’s event included:

The Willcox, The Barn Book, Sidelines Magazine, The Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill,

Fenwick Equestrian, Dietrich and Company Equine Insurance

The Mark Lexton Collection, DFG Stables, Gamboa Veterinary Services, EquiFit, Inc., One K Helmets, Holley Tractor, Integrity Fine Equestrian Linens

Silver Sponsors-

Aiken Yoga, CrossFit Aiken, Equine Divine, Finally Farm, Oak Manor Saddlery,

Sandra Thomas, The Aiken Horse

Hospitality Sponsors-

Allison Mills, Beaver River Farm, Booth Parker, Brick Church Farm, Bridlewood Farm, Christison Stables, DFG Stables, Gagne International, Hot To Trot Boutique, Liz Tarumianz, The Willcox, The Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill

A special thanks to  title sponsors; Holley Tractor for sponsoring the National Hunter Derby Friday, September 6th, The Willcox for sponsoring the $15,000 Jumper Classic on Saturday, September 14th, and The Tack Room for sponsoring Zone 4 Horse of the Year Finals.

Friday evening featured the 2nd annual Bridles and Birdies Relay Challenge which took place out on the grass field.  The event combines two of Aiken’s greatest passions, horses and golf.  11 teams composed of professional and amateur riders along with 5 local celebrities all competed in a unique relay that combined a jumping course and a golf related course consisting of several golf challenges.  “I’m super excited by the turnout this year, it’s awesome,” said Megan Godard, Equus Events. “I want to thank everyone for their participation and believing in this event.  I think it’s turned into something special and I think it will continue to grow.  I want to thank our Equus Events staff, First Tee members, committee members, and volunteers that have worked tirelessly all year to put this thing together as well as riders that donated their time to do this. We really appreciate it.”  A free cocktail hour took place prior to the event sponsored by Robyn Reilly and Cissy Sullivan’s Aiken Fine Properties as well as a new addition the ”Pony Up” for First Tee headed up by Charlie Herrick which gave attendees a chance to place their bids on the winning team for their own chance to win prizes.

The Galloping Golfers, a team composed of rider Susie Clarke, Carole Pincavage, Mary Shultz, Chris Wingeier, Karen Vijuk, and Kenny Evenson, claimed the trophy, completing the course in 140.6, a more than 26 second margin advantage over runner-up, the Aiken Department of Public Safety team, anchored by professional rider Casey Mason.  The First Tee of Aiken team placed third.  “I’m speechless at the outpouring of support from our community,” said Elizabeth Smith, First Tee of Aiken executive director. “It’s amazing to watch these two groups of people come together to rally and have fun to benefit 12,000 young people.”  Following the relay dinner and dancing took place under the VIP tent.  For more information on The First Tee of Aiken please go to www.firstteeaiken.org  or call 803-226-0053.

The culmination of the Aiken Fall series came Saturday night with the $15,000 Aiken Fall Festival Jumper Classic sponsored by The Willcox of Aiken, SC.  An exhibitor’s party also took place under the VIP tent catered by The Willcox and sponsored by DFG Stables, Liz Tarumianz, Allison Mills, and Booth Parker.   In the jump off it came down to the final horse in order S-Acorda Donaldson and rider Angel Karolyi to challenge the time to beat put in by Mario Garcia and Pacha de Nantuel.  In an exciting finish Karoyli crossed the timers in just .146 seconds faster than Garcia to claim the victory.  “It was a very good round for us,” remarked Karolyi of his winning ride.  “The jump-off was tough since the lines were set so you couldn’t really do anything but the correct number of strides.  We had to find other places to cut time.  I knew I was really going to have to push to get the victory, and she really rose to the occasion.”

Complete results are as follows:

$15,000 OPEN JUMPER CLASSIC SPONSORED BY THE WILLCOX

Place

Horse Owner Rider Trainer USEF Sect. EC Class
1 S-ACORDA DONALDSON HOLLOW CREEK FARM KAROLYI, ANGEL KING, ANDREA 3800  
2 PACHA DE NANTUEL MISTLETOE FARMS LLC GARCIA, MARIO SALAS, EDUARDO 3800  
3 KASARR MCGUIRE, ERIN MCGUIRE, ERIN TOWELL, JACK 3800  
4 HONFLEUR HUITT, MARY-MEGHANN HUITT, MARY-MEGHANN HUITT, ROBIN 3800  
5 ROMEO THE ROMEO GROUP SEGOVIA, VICTOR KING, ANDREA 3800  
6 CORONA DU DOMAINE Z MISTLETOE FARMS LLC GARCIA, MARIO SALAS, EDUARDO 3800  
7 UNDERCOVER HOLLOW CREEK FARM KAROLYI, ANGEL KING, ANDREA 3800  
8 HARLEY’S HEAVEN KVARTEK, RENEE GARCIA, GONZALO GARCIA, GONZALO 3800  
9 RUMOURS MC GRATH, SHANNON MC GRATH, SHANNON SMITH, CORY 3800  
10 U-TURN SJOBERG, MAGGIE SJOBERG, ABBY SJOBERG, ABBY 3800  
11 DONNATELLO HIGHRIDGE FARM, LLC, FRIED, SUSAN FRIED, SUSAN 3800  
12 TAMINO JASON, CHRISTINA JASON, CHRISTINA JASON, CHRISTINA 3800

Sunday, the final day of the series, featured the many of the shows circuit grand champions being awarded.  Points were totaled throughout the two week series in many of the hunter and jumper divisions to crown the grand champions. Earlier in the week the At A Glance Grand Hunter Grand Championship went to Blue Moon owned by Susan Ross and ridden by Elizabeth Boyd.   Courtash Kalidascope and owner rider Whitney McKinley were awarded the Good Golly Miss Molly Perpetual Trophy for Grand Pony presented by the Cram Family.  The Junior Hunter Grand Champion and Joyce Lineburger Memorial Perpetual Trophy donated by Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Tarumianz was presented to Cool Music and Megan Rosenthal.

Other Grand Champions include:

The Daddy’s Girl Memorial Perpetual Trophy for Grand Amateur Owner Hunter- Divine and Tiffany Brie

Grand Adult Hunter- Springsteen and Alexis Reece

Grand Children’s Hunter- Regalo and Emma Wilson

Grand Children’s/Adult Jumper- Tie- Partizan and Juan Gamboa and Pico Bello and Rebecca Warth

 

Equus Events continues its fall series with the Harvest Classic in Fairburn, GA October 11-13 and the November Classic in Aiken, SC November 22-24.  For complete horse show results and complete Zone 4 Finals results please log on to www.equusevents.com or call 803-643-5698

 

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Laurence Blais Tetreault Named Dressage Canada Red Scarf Equestrian Athlete of the Month for August

September 16, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

OTTAWA, ON, Sept.16 2013 — Laurence Blais Tetreault of Montreal, QC has been named the Dressage Canada Red Scarf Equestrian Athlete of the Month for August.

 

Blais Tetreault received this award for outstanding results achieved representing the Province of Quebec and Canada at the 2013 Adequan FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships, presented by Gotham North, held July 16-21, 2013 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.

 

Blais Tetreault of Montreal, QC, and Lowelas, her 13-year-old Trakehner gelding sired by Hockey 41, earned two gold medals. A golden first place finish for their 71.525% performance in the FEI Junior Freestyle, and for the FEI Junior team test, a score of 68.378% helped secure gold for Junior Team Quebec and a second place overall finish for Blais Tetreault. It’s the second year in a row that Blais Tetreault, as part of Junior Team Quebec, has won gold in the FEI junior team division at NAJYRC.

 

“It’s an honor for me to have been named Athlete of the Month by Dressage Canada. I am extremely happy that my hard work allowed me to receive this title. I would like to thank my horse, my teammates at the championships, my family, my wonderful coach and Red Scarf equestrian for sponsoring this award!” commented Blais Tetreault.

 

The Dressage Canada Red Scarf Equestrian Athlete of the Month is a recognition program that celebrates the achievements of Canadian dressage riders who represent Canada in international competition in the FEI Pony, Children, Junior, Young Rider, Advanced, Grand Prix and Young Horse classes.

 

 

Photo -- Laurence Blais Tetreault-NAJYRC Gold Medallist Photo Credit -- SusanJStickle.com

Photo — Laurence Blais Tetreault-NAJYRC Gold Medallist
Photo Credit — SusanJStickle.com

 

Red Scarf Equestrian is the generous sponsor of Dressage Canada Athlete of the Month. Red Scarf Equestrian will be providing Blais Tetreault with a generous gift certificate that can be used towards the purchase of elegant equestrian luggage, travel bags and accessories that are all made in Canada. For more information about Red Scarf Equestrian, please visit www.RedScarfEquestrian.ca.

 

About Dressage Canada

Dressage Canada, as a committee of Equine Canada, is the national governing body for dressage in Canada. Dressage Canada’s objective is to foster the growth of dressage and the pursuit of excellence in the sport at the local, national and international levels. Dressage Canada provides support and guidance to both amateur and professional through the following programs: coaching education and programs, officials’ education and programs, rules and qualifying criteria, sport development, and publications and awards. For more information about Dressage Canada, please visit the Dressage section of the Equine Canada site or connect with us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/dressagecanada or Facebook at http://tinyurl.com/lp8cnd.

 

About Red Scarf Equestrian

Red Scarf Equestrian is proud to offer a line of equestrian luggage and travel bags that deliver exceptional quality and extraordinary value. This line is a refreshing change as it speaks of elegance and simplicity. It works to protect your expensive and valuable apparel, boots and accessories. In a world of clutter, you can’t afford not to buy quality. Red Scarf Equestrian is proudly made in Canada. For more information about Red Scarf Equestrian, please visit www.RedScarfEquestrian.ca.