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Summer in the Rockies III Wrap-Up: June 18-22 at the Colorado Horse Park

June 25, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

 

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Carly Coles and Contessa, owned by Claire Parr $1,500 Marshall & Sterling Children's Jumper Classic Winners Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

Carly Coles and Contessa, owned by Claire Parr
$1,500 Marshall & Sterling Children’s Jumper Classic Winners
Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

Carly Coles: “I’m leasing Contessa for the summer from Claire Parr in Matt Cyphert’s barn. The first day I showed her, I had no idea what I was doing. After that, she’s been really fun, probably one of the most fun horses I’ve ever ridden. I’m excited to show her and get to know her.”

“We just moved out to Colorado last summer from Wellington, FL, where I lived my whole life before this. We’ve been coming out here every year since I was 4. I have friends here I’ve known since I was 4. The weather is pretty nice, especially when we lived in Florida. That’s what we looked forward to – Colorado for the summer!”

Rylee Shufelt and her own Camelot $2,500 Colorado Horse Park Pony Hunter Derby Winners Small/Large Pony Hunter Champions  Photo by Flying Horse Photography

Rylee Shufelt and her own Camelot
$2,500 Colorado Horse Park Pony Hunter Derby Winners
Small/Large Pony Hunter Champions
Photo by Flying Horse Photography

Rylee Shufelt: “Camelot was awesome in the hunter derby this year. I’m very proud of him. He’s a really good pony, and he’s changed a lot over the two years I’ve had him. He moved up to another level. I’m now getting used to my junior hunter, Rock Star (Junior Hunter 3’3″ champion this week), and my eq horse, Capiche, is teaching me how to do the equitation.”

 

Emily Ecclestone: “This was our first big show and first big class at the 3′. It worked out really well! I was very nervous – we did the Non Thoroughbred Hunters at the beginning of the week and had some little kinks to work out. But the hunter derby went really well, so I was happy about that!”

 

“This is my second time competing at Summer in the Rockies, and I really like it. I used to live in Florida and ride there and go up to Kentucky, and it’s a similar environment. It’s fun, and I get to know different people and new faces every time.”

Taylor Cowles and her own Dante Z $1,500 Marshall & Sterling Adult Jumper Classic Winners Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

Taylor Cowles and her own Dante Z
$1,500 Marshall & Sterling Adult Jumper Classic Winners
Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

Taylor Cowles: “I got her two years ago, but I had a bad back, so I just got back into it with her about a year ago. very earnest and competitive. She’s kind of long and fast and you have to put her together, which I’m just learning how to do. I’m from Virginia and this is my second time here. It’s beautiful scenery, the people are friendly and the courses have been great.”

Hannah Rohrbach and Ultimo DHD, owned by NTM Enterprises Green Pony Hunter Champions Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

Hannah Rohrbach and Ultimo DHD, owned by NTM Enterprises
Green Pony Hunter Champions
Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

Hannah Rohrbach: “He’s a very good boy and he jumps really well. I just have to make him go up the lines or he’s going to slow down and not get the right strides. This is a really nice show – I like everything about it! I’m very excited to watch my dad (Paul Rohrbach) whenever he rides in the grand prix. Let’s go, Daddy!”
Natalia De Vencenty and Golden Opportunity $1,000 North American League Children's Hunter Classic Winners Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

Natalia De Vencenty and Golden Opportunity
$1,000 North American League Children’s Hunter Classic Winners
Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

Natalia De Vencenty: “I got ‘Charles’ a year ago and this is our second show season. He has a prince-like personality, and he thinks he’s so cool. He is really fun to ride – he’s just fabulous. When he goes in the show ring, his ears go forward. He’s very happy to do his job. I also have quarter horses and I do the all-around with them. I plan to keep competing in both western and English.”
“The Colorado Horse Park is awesome. It is a really fun environment, it has nice arenas, and it’s a great place to show, with big numbers in the classes.”
Katie Crooks and Topper $2,500 North American League Children's Jumper Classic Winners Photo by Lauren Buettner

Katie Crooks and Topper
$2,500 North American League Children’s Jumper Classic Winners
Photo by Lauren Buettner

Kristina Matthews and Neolisto Van Het Mierenhof $2,500 North American League Adult Jumper Classic Winners Photo by Lauren Buettner

Kristina Matthews and Neolisto Van Het Mierenhof
$2,500 North American League Adult Jumper Classic Winners
Photo by Lauren Buettner

An enthusiastic participant in the stick horse race Photo by Lauren Buettner

An enthusiastic participant in the stick horse race
Photo by Lauren Buettner

A stick horse race kicked off Saturday’s $30,000 McElvain Energy Grand Prix. Following the Grand Prix, the Colorado Horse Park hosted a competitors’ party featuring an authentic chuckwagon supper provided by Kit Haddock. Live music by The Country Music Project and a mechanical bull completed the western theme.

The party was one of many fun events enjoyed by Summer in the Rockies competitors. On Thursday, the Colorado Horse Park hosted a free guided trail ride over its extensive trail system with beautiful mountain views. The Wild West Ranch provided horses for the popular trail ride, which was led by CHP’s own Carole Kenney.

The Westernaires, a mounted precision drill organization composed of Jefferson County, Colorado, youth from 9 to 19 years of age, gave an exhibition on Friday afternoon featuring a large, highly coordinated drill team as well as stunt riders.

Kit Haddock's team serves up an authentic chuckwagon supper Photo by Lauren Buettner

Kit Haddock’s team serves up an authentic chuckwagon supper
Photo by Lauren Buettner

The Westernaires Youth Drill Team Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

The Westernaires Youth Drill Team
Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

A stunt rider performs as part of the Westernaires exhibition Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

A stunt rider performs as part of the Westernaires exhibition
Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

Fun and friends at Summer in the Rockies Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

Fun and friends at Summer in the Rockies
Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

Click here for full results from Summer in the Rockies III. Visit the Colorado Horse Park’s website and follow them on Facebook and Twitter for updates throughout Summer in the Rockies. 

 

The Colorado Horse Park is now set up to accept online entries for all three remaining weeks of Summer in the Rockies! Visit entries.showmanagementsystem.com to set up your account and follow the tutorial to enter. If you need stalls for Weeks IV or V, please contact Pat Boyle at (847) 274-6834 or Geoff Combs at (720) 318-5968 for availability, as those weeks are nearly sold out. 

 

The Colorado Horse Park Summer in the Rockies Fast Facts

 

What: Summer in the Rockies AA-Rated Hunter Jumper Show Series

 

Event Dates:

June 4-8 Summer in the Rockies I

June 11-15 Summer in the Rockies II

June 18-22 Summer in the Rockies III*

July 2-6 Summer in the Rockies IV

July 9-13 Summer in the Rockies V*

July 16-20 Summer in the Rockies VI

     *WCHR Member Events

 

 

Hunter Highlights:

$5,000 National Hunter Derby – Week III

$15,000 International Hunter Derby sponsored by Winsome Farm – Week III

$10,000 National Hunter Derby – Week V

$40,000 International Hunter Derby sponsored by Serenity Farm – Week V

Jumper Highlights:

$25,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix sponsored by Holiday Inn of Parker Grand Prix – Week I

$25,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix sponsored by Littleton Equine Medical and Platinum Performance – Week II

$30,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix sponsored by McElvain Energy – Week III

$30,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix sponsored by Front Range Kubota – Week IV

$50,000 Kathy and Brad Coors Family Grand Prix – Week V

$50,000 Griffis Residential Grand Prix – Week VI

$10,000 High Junior/Amateur Owner Classic sponsored by The Kathy and Brad Coors Family

$20,000 High Junior/Amateur Owner Classic sponsored by The Kathy and Brad Coors Family

 

 

 

Plus:

$10,000 July Grand Prix Rider Bonus for the Leading Grand Prix Rider sponsored by The Kathy and Brad Coors Family – Weeks IV – VI

Prize List:

Click here for an online version of the prize list.

For a hard copy of the prize list, please e-mail prizelist@cohorsepark.com with your name, address and phone number and specify which prize list you would like (spring/fall or summer).

 

 

Entries:

Mail to The Colorado Horse Park, 7522 South Pinery Drive, Parker, CO 80134 or fax to (303) 841-7879. Entries close 30 days before each show.

Contact Information:

Pat Boyle, Show Manager                     (847) 274-6834

Brian Curry, Show Manager                   (303) 918-2908

Colorado Horse Park Main Office           (303) 841-5550

Colorado Horse Park Main Office Fax    (303) 841-7879

Show Office                                             (303) 841-7461

Show Office Fax (during show only)       (303) 841-1419

Show Grounds Address:

7375 E Bayou Gulch Rd, Parker, CO 80134

 

Directions:

From North: I-25S exit Ridgegate Parkway – go east under the freeway.  Ridgegate Parkway to S. Chambers Road, approx 3 miles (Traffic light) – turn right/south onto Chambers Road. At end of Chambers Road turn left/east onto Hess Road.  Hess Road to Parker Road/Hwy 83 – turn right/south onto Hwy 83 approx 4 miles to Bayou Gulch Road. (Traffic light). Follow signs to Colorado Horse Park.

From South: I-25N, exit Founder’s Parkway.  Founder’s Parkway to Highway 86, approx 4 miles (traffic light). Turn east/left onto Hwy. 86 to Franktown/Hwy 83. At Franktown go north on 83 approx. 7 mi. to Bayou Gulch Rd. (Traffic light), turn right/east onto Bayou Gulch Rd. Follow signs to Colorado Horse Park.

 

 

About the Colorado Horse Park:

Celebrating its 21st Anniversary, the Colorado Horse Park was founded by visionary Helen Krieble who acknowledged the need for a high-volume horse show and horse boarding facility to serve Colorado.  The Colorado Horse Park welcomes more than 35,000 visitors per year and hosts over 40 competitions annually.  CHP features a derby arena designed by Olympic-designer Linda Allen and a cross-country course designed by Olympic Gold Medalist David O’Connor and eventing super-star James Atkinson. There are 300 permanent stalls with capacity for more than 1,000 stalls.

The picturesque property, located only minutes from the town of Parker, hosts international equestrian events in multiple disciplines. Visitors enjoy the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountain surroundings and access to miles of trails and open space.  The Colorado Horse Park is committed to supporting equestrian education and amateur athletics, preserving open space, fundraising for local charities and supporting the community.

 

 

Visit CHP at:

http://coloradohorsepark.com/ 

To access the schedule: http://coloradohorsepark.com/events