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JUMPIN’ IN PENSACOLA WEEK II ARENUS JR./AMATEUR OWNER JUMPER CLASSIC RESULTS ELITE EQUINE SPORT HORSE MEDICINE CHILD/ADULT JUMPER CLASSIC RESULTS

January 26, 2017 By: maryhaley Category: General

For Immediate Release:  January 25, 2017

Pensacola, Florida

Madison Akins and Chasm Z won the Jr./AO Arenus Jumper Classic on Sunday

Week II of the Gulf Coast Pensacola Winter Classics wrapped up on Sunday and crowned the victors of the Jr./Amateur Owner Arenus Jumper Classic.

Chasm Z, owned and ridden by Madison Akins of Bogart, Georgia took the blue ribbon in Sunday’s feature class.

Sara Dee of Chatom, Alabama, riding her own Clearwater S was the first horse and rider team to turn in a clear first round in a time of 61.849 seconds, well within the 74 seconds time allowed. She held the lead throughout the class and then followed with another clear first round in the irons of her own Rico S posting a time of 57.594. However, their second round in a time of 35.385 seconds resulted in a rail with a four fault jump penalty. Dee sat in first and second place until Madison Akins and her own Chasm Z entered the ring as the last to go. The pair turned in a clear first round in a time of 59.111 seconds and followed with a 36.318 second round, winning the class and moving Dee and Chatom to second place and Rico S to third.

Phoenix, owned and ridden by Heather Zuber of Zionsville, Indiana placed fourth overall with their four fault first round in a time of 67.000 seconds. Fifth was awarded to Capua, owned and ridden by Ashley Shaw of Ellisville, Missouri for their eight fault first round in a time of 67.257 seconds and Zuber returned for sixth place with her own Firebird. For complete results, visit horseshowsonline.com.

 

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Michele Dugas and Skyfall won the @2500 Elite Equine Sport Horse Medicine and Lameness Child/Adult Jumper Classic on Sunday

The $2,500 Elite Equine Sport Horse Medicine and Lameness Child Adult Jumper Classic took place on Sunday and Caroline Michele Dugas of Vestavia, Alabama, piloted Helene Jones’ Skyfall to the win after posting double clear rounds in times of 55.058 seconds and 32.078 seconds, respectively.

First to go clear in the class, Mary Elise Nolen of Leeds, Alabama in the irons of her own Celebes Robusta, set the second round time to beat at 34.556 seconds which would see them finish in second place.

Katri Hunter of Washington, DC and her own Addison, went clear in the first round as well as their second. However, their time of 39.22 seconds would see them finish in sixth place overall.

Sawyer Evans of Canton, Georgia and her own Contendra followed with double clear rounds and their second round time of 34.647 seconds found them with a third place ribbon. Dugas and Skyfall were next and took the lead and set the new time to beat.

Emily Liens of McClean, Virginia and Equinimity, LLC’s Quiloa went clear in the first round, but their fault free second round in a time of 35.616 seconds would find them finishing in fifth place overall. Abigail Beaty of Indian Springs, Alabama and her own Vin Dulorosa finished in fourth place after a clear second round in a time of 35.336 seconds. Seventh was awarded to Haley Cassidy of Mystic, Connecticut and her own Remy Martin and Hannah Showell of Ocean City, Maryland and HNS LLC’s Nashville placed eighth. For more information, please visit horseshowsonline.com.
Elite Equine Sport Horse Medicine and Lameness is the title sponsor of the Children’s/Adult Jumper Classics at the Pensacola Winter Circuit. Dr. Shayne Wilcox is onsite to handle all of your equine veterinary needs.

From emergency calls to prepurchase exams, Dr. Wilcox and the Elite Equine Sport Horse Medicine and Lameness team is always on call to help your horses perform at an elite level. Contact Dr. Wilcox at 940.595,3980 or email him at drshaynewilcox@gmail.com.

 

NINE WEEKS AND ONE CIRCUIT=A PERFECT GULF COAST TEN!

This year marks the Gulf Coast Winter Classic Pensacola Circuit‘s sixth anniversary on the scenic west coast of Florida and everyone agrees, Pensacola is Perfect! What’s on deck?

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The Gulf Coast Classic Pensacola Circuit is absolutely the best place to get a leg up on winter competition in a friendly, inviting environment complete with great prize money, permanent barns and user friendly facility. The Escambia Equestrian Center offers RV sites, indoor wash racks, covered arena and excellent footing in all competition rings. The Gulf Coast Classic Company provides a show schedule that features everything from Lead Line to Grand Prix.

Join us on the Emerald Coast and enter today for the Pensacola Winter Circuit! There are few stalls available, so if you haven’t sent your entries in yet, call the office at 843.768.5503 or email jonathan@classiccompany.com to reserve your stalls now!  Then enter online at horseshowsonline.com and remove the hassle from filling out entries!

The Gulf Coast Winter Classics are on deck! Have you entered and ordered your stalls? There’s still some time so don’t delay! Click here to enter and here to order your stalls!

Exhibitor Information

2017 Pensacola Prize List

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USHJA International Hunter Derby
USHJA National Hunter Derby Classes
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 The Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Companies‘ philosophy is to offer an event for every level of rider and horse.  From Lead Line to Olympic level Grand Prix competition, from seasoned veteran horse and rider team to a first time horse show experience, the Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Companies offer competition that provides the competitor substantial prize money, award-winning facilities and courses, quality competition and the best customer service in the industry.

Service is what sets the Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Company apart from other horse show companies.   Consistently awarded the USHJA‘s Member Choice Award for providing excellent customer-friendly competitions, the Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Companies provide champion service from in-gates to show office at all its venues.  Top competition with an emphasis on southern hospitality is their hallmark and the reason thousands prefer to compete at Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Company produced events each year.

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A Look Back at the 2015 Royal Winter Fair in Toronto

December 21, 2015 By: janwest Category: General

By Kim MacMillan

All Photos by Shelley Higgins, Sarah Miller and Kim MacMillan, Copyright MacMillan Photography, No reproduction of photos without permission

The 2015 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair ended a month ago, but it’s not too early to plan for a visit to Toronto next November to enjoy the fair! I always consider the Royal a gateway to the holiday season.

It’s a fun place to be a spectator or exhibitor. There are many entertainment options at the Royal and a wide array of tempting foods to try. Then there’s the shopping! Bring your Christmas list and get all of your gifts in one place.

The Royal Horse Show the last stop for the year on the prestigious East Coast indoor circuit for the hunters and jumpers before everyone takes a bit of downtime to celebrate with family and friends and then move south for the winter circuit. Each day there are classes for sport horses, draft horses, Hackneys, Welsh Ponies and Cobs, Road Horses and Roadster Ponies and antique coaches. Every year the Royal features at least two different equestrian entertainment acts.

Next year’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair takes place November 4 – 13, 2016. For more information go to www.royalfair.org.

As a holiday gift from MacMillan Photography and Sidelinesnews.com please enjoy this photo gallery from this year’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. (Photos may not be reproduced, to purchase photos please contact us at photo@looncreekenterprises.com.)

Photo 1 – International jumper star McLain Ward, Brewster, New York, lists the Royal Horse Show as one of his favorite events all year. He was named the Best International Jumper Rider at the 2015 Royal after winning four classes including the World Cup class with HH Azur, owned by Double H Farms in Florida.Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 1 – International jumper star McLain Ward, Brewster, New York, lists the Royal Horse Show as one of his favorite events all year. He was named the Best International Jumper Rider at the 2015 Royal after winning four classes including the World Cup class with HH Azur, owned by Double H Farms in Florida. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 2 – U.S. Olympic rider McLain Ward walking the course for the $75,000 Big Ben Challenge jumper class sponsored by Hudson’s Bay Company. He rode HH Azur owned by Double H Farms to win the class. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 2 – U.S. Olympic rider McLain Ward walking the course for the $75,000 Big Ben Challenge jumper class sponsored by Hudson’s Bay Company. He rode HH Azur owned by Double H Farms to win the class. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 3 – McLain Ward with his Leading International Rider sash and trophy at the 2015 Royal Horse Show Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Photo 3 – McLain Ward with his Leading International Rider sash and trophy at the 2015 Royal Horse Show Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Photo 4 – Nicola Philippaerts and H&M Harley VD Bisschop in action in the Canadian Weston Open Jumper class on the second Friday of the Royal. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 4 – Nicola Philippaerts and H&M Harley VD Bisschop in action in the Canadian Weston Open Jumper class on the second Friday of the Royal. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 5 - Belgian rider Nicola Philippaerts won the Canadian Weston Open Jumper class with the lovely grey gelding H&M Harley VD Bisschop on the final Friday of the 2015 Royal Horse Show. Nicola’s twin brother Olivier also competed in the jumper classes at the Royal.Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 5 – Belgian rider Nicola Philippaerts won the Canadian Weston Open Jumper class with the lovely grey gelding H&M Harley VD Bisschop on the final Friday of the 2015 Royal Horse Show. Nicola’s twin brother Olivier also competed in the jumper classes at the Royal. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 6 – Jonathon Millar and Star Power owned by Team Works powered around the course in the $75,000 Big Ben Challenge sponsored by Hudson’s Bay Company on the second Saturday of the 2015 Royal Winter Fair. The class was named for Jonathan’s father Ian’s famous jumping partner Big Ben with whom he won more than 40 Grand Prix classes. Jonathon and Star Power finished sixth in the 2015 Big Ben Challenge and he was named Best Canadian Rider of the 2015 Royal Winter Fair. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 6 – Jonathon Millar and Star Power owned by Team Works powered around the course in the $75,000 Big Ben Challenge sponsored by Hudson’s Bay Company on the second Saturday of the 2015 Royal Winter Fair. The class was named for Jonathan’s father Ian’s famous jumping partner Big Ben with whom he won more than 40 Grand Prix classes. Jonathon and Star Power finished sixth in the 2015 Big Ben Challenge and he was named Best Canadian Rider of the 2015 Royal Winter Fair. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 7 – The Royal Winter Fair Leading Canadian Rider was Jonathan Millar shown here on Baranus in the $15,000 Canine/Equine Challenge Class where they placed fifth. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 7 – The Royal Winter Fair Leading Canadian Rider was Jonathan Millar shown here on Baranus in the $15,000 Canine/Equine Challenge Class where they placed fifth. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 8 – Georgina Bloomberg walking the course for the $75,000 Big Ben Challenge at the 2015 Royal Horse Show in Toronto in November. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 8 – Georgina Bloomberg walking the course for the $75,000 Big Ben Challenge at the 2015 Royal Horse Show in Toronto in November. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 9 – Canadian jumper rider stars Ian Millar (foreground) and Chris Sorenson on their course walk before the $75,000 Big Ben Challenge at the 2015 Royal Winter Fair. Millar is known affectionately as “Captain Canada” having ridden in ten Olympic Games representing Canada thus far.Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 9 – Canadian jumper rider stars Ian Millar (foreground) and Chris Sorenson on their course walk before the $75,000 Big Ben Challenge at the 2015 Royal Winter Fair. Millar is known affectionately as “Captain Canada” having ridden in ten Olympic Games representing Canada thus far. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 10 - Jill Henselwood, Oxford Mills, ON, and Farfelu du Printemps, 10-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding owned by John and Julie Madigan, were victorious in the $100,000 Greenhawk Canadian Show Jumping Championships held on Friday and Saturday nights during the first weekend of the Royal.Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Photo 10 – Jill Henselwood, Oxford Mills, ON, and Farfelu du Printemps, 10-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding owned by John and Julie Madigan, were victorious in the $100,000 Greenhawk Canadian Show Jumping Championships held on Friday and Saturday nights during the first weekend of the Royal. Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Photo 11 - American rider Buck Davidson rode Wundermaske to two clear rounds to finish second in the $20,000 2015 Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge at the Royal. Canadian rider Waylon Roberts finished first on the mare West River; it was his eighth consecutive Royal Indoor Eventing Challenge win. Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Photo 11 – American rider Buck Davidson rode Wundermaske to two clear rounds to finish second in the $20,000 2015 Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge at the Royal. Canadian rider Waylon Roberts finished first on the mare West River; it was his eighth consecutive Royal Indoor Eventing Challenge win. Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Photo 12- Belinda Trussell and Anton performing a flying change on their way to a 77% score to take the Royal Dressage Invitational. Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Photo 12- Belinda Trussell and Anton performing a flying change on their way to a 77% score to take the Royal Dressage Invitational. Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Photo 13 – Leah Wilkins on Maria Wilson’s Fabian J.S. finished second in the 2015 Royal Dressage Invitational.Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Photo 13 – Leah Wilkins on Maria Wilson’s Fabian J.S. finished second in the 2015 Royal Dressage Invitational. Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Photo 14 – Canadian Olympian Jacqueline Brooks and her gelding D Niro were third in the 2015 Royal Dressage Invitational.Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Photo 14 – Canadian Olympian Jacqueline Brooks and her gelding D Niro were third in the 2015 Royal Dressage Invitational. Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Photo 15-Evi Strasser on her Renaissance Tyme showing their collected work in the 2015 Royal Dressage InvitationalPhoto by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Photo 15-Evi Strasser on her Renaissance Tyme showing their collected work in the 2015 Royal Dressage Invitational Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Photo 16 – Welsh Ponies and Cobs were part of the action at the 2015 Royal Winter Fair Horse Show with breed classes and under saddle and driving competition. This lovely black Welsh Cob and his driver were participants it the Welsh Pleasure Driving class.Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 16 – Welsh Ponies and Cobs were part of the action at the 2015 Royal Winter Fair Horse Show with breed classes and under saddle and driving competition. This lovely black Welsh Cob and his driver were participants it the Welsh Pleasure Driving class. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 17 - Jean McLean guided her Welsh gelding Bet-Lar Royal Thomas to the Welsh Pleasure Junior/Amateur/Ladies class win during the 2015 Royal Horse Show. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 17 – Jean McLean guided her Welsh gelding Bet-Lar Royal Thomas to the Welsh Pleasure Junior/Amateur/Ladies class win during the 2015 Royal Horse Show. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 18 - Kreme Dela Kreme and Kathy D’ Auria took the coveted red first place ribbon in the Arabian Native Costume class on Saturday evening at the Royal. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 18 – Kreme Dela Kreme and Kathy D’ Auria took the coveted red first place ribbon in the Arabian Native Costume class on Saturday evening at the Royal. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 19 – The beautiful Arabian Native Costume classes at the 2015 Royal Winter Fair added color and flair to the show. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 19 – The beautiful Arabian Native Costume classes at the 2015 Royal Winter Fair added color and flair to the show. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 20 – Racing the wind...Arabians in the native costume class at the 2015 Royal Horse Show. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 20 – Racing the wind…Arabians in the native costume class at the 2015 Royal Horse Show. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 21 – Pretty enough to be a Breyer model or an illustration in a Marguerite Henry book – an entry in the 2015 Royal Winter Fair Arabian Native Costume class. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 21 – Pretty enough to be a Breyer model or an illustration in a Marguerite Henry book – an entry in the 2015 Royal Winter Fair Arabian Native Costume class. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 22 – Driver Ross Honsberger and the All Star Percheron Six-Horse Hitch won the Six-Horse Hitch Championship at the 2015 Royal Horse Show in Toronto. The All Star Percherons six-horse hitch was made up of all mares, listed from the driver's perspective (position in hitch, name and age): right wheel horse, Kate, 9; left wheel horse, Mitsy, 9; right swing horse, Candy, 5; left swing horse, Xena, 5; right lead horse, Tory, 5, and left lead horse, Queen, 9. The All Star wagon was made in 2006 by the Hanson Wheel Wagon Works and they purchased it from Creelman Percherons in Nova Scotia. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 22 – Driver Ross Honsberger and the All Star Percheron Six-Horse Hitch won the Six-Horse Hitch Championship at the 2015 Royal Horse Show in Toronto. The All Star Percherons six-horse hitch was made up of all mares, listed from the driver’s perspective (position in hitch, name and age): right wheel horse, Kate, 9; left wheel horse, Mitsy, 9; right swing horse, Candy, 5; left swing horse, Xena, 5; right lead horse, Tory, 5, and left lead horse, Queen, 9. The All Star wagon was made in 2006 by the Hanson Wheel Wagon Works and they purchased it from Creelman Percherons in Nova Scotia. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 23 - Photo 4 – The trusty lead horses, Tory and Queen, of the champion All Star Percheron hitch at the 2015 Royal Winter Fair in TorontoPhoto by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 23 – Photo 4 – The trusty lead horses, Tory and Queen, of the champion All Star Percheron hitch at the 2015 Royal Winter Fair in Toronto Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 24 - The Spiderman driven by Rodney Hicks and owned by Edward Ochsenschlager took the top place in the Royal Horse Show Hackney Pony Canadian Championship Stake class. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 24 – The Spiderman driven by Rodney Hicks and owned by Edward Ochsenschlager took the top place in the Royal Horse Show Hackney Pony Canadian Championship Stake class. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 25 – Winners of the $3000 OHHA Green Roadster Classic to Bike Finals Presented by Little Rascals Daycare was Girl Crush owned by Jim McKague and driven by Jan McKague-Weishar. Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Photo 25 – Winners of the $3000 OHHA Green Roadster Classic to Bike Finals Presented by Little Rascals Daycare was Girl Crush owned by Jim McKague and driven by Jan McKague-Weishar. Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Photo 26 - Veteran handler Ronnie Davidson showed Sandra Laprise’s sport horse mare Secret Ambition to take the prestigious Governor General’s Cup class for three-year-old sport horses at this year’s Royal. Secret Ambition also won the Lieutenant Governor’s Cup which is an under saddle class for three-year-old sport horses. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 26 – Veteran handler Ronnie Davidson showed Sandra Laprise’s sport horse mare Secret Ambition to take the prestigious Governor General’s Cup class for three-year-old sport horses at this year’s Royal. Secret Ambition also won the Lieutenant Governor’s Cup which is an under saddle class for three-year-old sport horses. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 27 – Nineteen weanlings competed in the $5,000 Canadian Sport Horse President's Cup - Colt, Gelding or Filly 2015 class in the Horse Palace ring on the final Saturday of the 2015 Royal Horse Show. The winner was BF Lennyx owned and shown by Garry Roque. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 27 – Nineteen weanlings competed in the $5,000 Canadian Sport Horse President’s Cup – Colt, Gelding or Filly 2015 class in the Horse Palace ring on the final Saturday of the 2015 Royal Horse Show. The winner was BF Lennyx owned and shown by Garry Roque. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 28 - The antique coach and team of Dutch harness horses owned by Hillcroft Farm and James and Misdee Miller of Paris, Kentucky, won the Green Meadow Four-In-Hand Appointments class on the final Friday of the Royal. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 28 – The antique coach and team of Dutch harness horses owned by Hillcroft Farm and James and Misdee Miller of Paris, Kentucky, won the Green Meadow Four-In-Hand Appointments class on the final Friday of the Royal. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 29 – The Royal Horse Show coaching classes sponsored by Green Meadow are popular with the fans. The antique coaches, such as this black and yellow road coach used in Great Britain, pulled by a team of four horses are a breathtaking sight. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 29 – The Royal Horse Show coaching classes sponsored by Green Meadow are popular with the fans. The antique coaches, such as this black and yellow road coach used in Great Britain, pulled by a team of four horses are a breathtaking sight. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 30 - The Cavallo equestrian arts troop from Florida made their first Canadian appearance at the 2015 Royal Winter Fair.Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 30 – The Cavallo equestrian arts troop from Florida made their first Canadian appearance at the 2015 Royal Winter Fair. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 31 – A Cavallo performer gets amazingly high off the back of a Haflinger during their performance at the 2015 Royal Horse Show.Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 31 – A Cavallo performer gets amazingly high off the back of a Haflinger during their performance at the 2015 Royal Horse Show. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 32 - The Cavallo troop member and his horses take a jump. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 32 – The Cavallo troop member and his horses take a jump. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 33 - The Lieutenant Governor of the province of Ontario, Elizabeth Dodeswell, made an appearance at the Royal Horse Show. She was escorted in by her official mounted guard unit shown here. One of the two lead horses in the guard was a mare over 30 years old! Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 33 – The Lieutenant Governor of the province of Ontario, Elizabeth Dodeswell, made an appearance at the Royal Horse Show. She was escorted in by her official mounted guard unit shown here. One of the two lead horses in the guard was a mare over 30 years old! Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 34 - The President’s Choice Super Dogs are a perennial favorite in the Animal Theater at the Royal. On the final Saturday of the Royal the Super Dogs are also each paired with a jumper horse and rider for the $15,000 Equine/Canine Challenge class where the horse and rider and dog and handler are timed on how long they take to compete their respective courses and the fastest combined time wining the challenge.Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 34 – The President’s Choice Super Dogs are a perennial favorite in the Animal Theater at the Royal. On the final Saturday of the Royal the Super Dogs are also each paired with a jumper horse and rider for the $15,000 Equine/Canine Challenge class where the horse and rider and dog and handler are timed on how long they take to compete their respective courses and the fastest combined time wining the challenge. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 35 - One of the top two attractions in the Presidents’ Choice Animal Theater was the 4-H Rabbit Hopping (also called bunny jumping or rabbit agility) which attracted a standing-room-only crowd each session. For the rabbit hopping project the 4-Hers teach their rabbits to walk on a leash and to navigate a course similar to dog agility. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 35 – One of the top two attractions in the Presidents’ Choice Animal Theater was the 4-H Rabbit Hopping (also called bunny jumping or rabbit agility) which attracted a standing-room-only crowd each session. For the rabbit hopping project the 4-Hers teach their rabbits to walk on a leash and to navigate a course similar to dog agility. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 36 - The Royal butter sculpture competition is very popular with spectators. This year’s second-place entry (in Canada a blue ribbon is second place) was called “Totes-Ma-Goats” by Vincenzina Care. Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Photo 36 – The Royal butter sculpture competition is very popular with spectators. This year’s second-place entry (in Canada a blue ribbon is second place) was called “Totes-Ma-Goats” by Vincenzina Care. Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Photo 37 – Baby chicks were the stars of an educational exhibit about eggs and poultry presented the 2015 Royal by Burnbrae Farms. Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Photo 37 – Baby chicks were the stars of an educational exhibit about eggs and poultry presented the 2015 Royal by Burnbrae Farms. Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Photo 38 – This cute and friendly alpaca was part of an educational exhibit at the 2015 Royal Winter Fair. There was also wool spun from alpaca mohair and alpaca mohair clothing for sale at the Royal.Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 38 – This cute and friendly alpaca was part of an educational exhibit at the 2015 Royal Winter Fair. There was also wool spun from alpaca mohair and alpaca mohair clothing for sale at the Royal. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 39 – Young Royal Fair attendees were fascinated by the pig on display in the Royal livestock barns. A 4-H Hog Show is part of the action each year at the Royal.Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 39 – Young Royal Fair attendees were fascinated by the pig on display in the Royal livestock barns. A 4-H Hog Show is part of the action each year at the Royal. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 40 – The sleepy sheep in the barn at the Royal seems to be smiling at the camera. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 40 – The sleepy sheep in the barn at the Royal seems to be smiling at the camera. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 41 – A young Ayrshire heifer in the barn at the 2015 Royal Winter Fair. Four Canadian national dairy shows are part of the action during the second half of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Canada: the National Ayrshire Show, the National Black and White Holstein Show, the National Red and White Holstein Show and the National Jersey Show as well as a youth show. The first part of the Royal featured a beef cattle show with classes for Angus, Charolais, Hereford, Shorthorn, Limousin and Simmental breeding and market animals and a young exhibitor beef show.Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 41 – A young Ayrshire heifer in the barn at the 2015 Royal Winter Fair. Four Canadian national dairy shows are part of the action during the second half of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Canada: the National Ayrshire Show, the National Black and White Holstein Show, the National Red and White Holstein Show and the National Jersey Show as well as a youth show. The first part of the Royal featured a beef cattle show with classes for Angus, Charolais, Hereford, Shorthorn, Limousin and Simmental breeding and market animals and a young exhibitor beef show. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 42 – This ewe seems to have a lot to say as she stands on the grooming platform at the barn at 2015 Royal Winter Fair. Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Photo 42 – This ewe seems to have a lot to say as she stands on the grooming platform at the barn at 2015 Royal Winter Fair. Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Photo 43 – A Holstein dairy cow in the 2015 Royal Dairy Show Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Photo 43 – A Holstein dairy cow in the 2015 Royal Dairy Show Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Photo 44 - The Royal Vegetable Show was an open-class competition and included categories for the best of various garden produce, the largest root vegetable and biggest pumpkin and the oddest shaped vegetables as well as the best artistic display using vegetables. There was also a Royal apple competition. Shown here are entries in the largest pumpkin contest.Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 44 – The Royal Vegetable Show was an open-class competition and included categories for the best of various garden produce, the largest root vegetable and biggest pumpkin and the oddest shaped vegetables as well as the best artistic display using vegetables. There was also a Royal apple competition. Shown here are entries in the largest pumpkin contest. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 45 – Contestants in the Canadian National Jersey Cattle Show at the 2015 Royal Winter FairPhoto by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Photo 45 – Contestants in the Canadian National Jersey Cattle Show at the 2015 Royal Winter Fair Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Photo 46 – The Royal Vegetable Show had classes for the largest vegetables. The rutabaga in the foreground entered by Chris Lyons was the Royal champion and a world record at 53.4 pounds. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 46 – The Royal Vegetable Show had classes for the largest vegetables. The rutabaga in the foreground entered by Chris Lyons was the Royal champion and a world record at 53.4 pounds. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 47 – The Equimania educational booth presented at the Royal by the University of Guelph in Ontario offered many children’s activities including complimentary paper horse crowns for young Royal spectators. There was also a large Royal “Agri-tivity” area with many fun things for kids to do including a petting zoo, face painting, puzzles and toy tractors to drive.Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 47 – The Equimania educational booth presented at the Royal by the University of Guelph in Ontario offered many children’s activities including complimentary paper horse crowns for young Royal spectators. There was also a large Royal “Agri-tivity” area with many fun things for kids to do including a petting zoo, face painting, puzzles and toy tractors to drive. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 48 – One of the crowd-pleasing delights at the Royal are the apple dumplings made in front of the crowd. The Royal trade fair and food court offered a wide variety of epicurean delights including a wide variety of ethnic foods, maple ice cream, butter tarts, poutine and their version of Canadian bacon called peameal bacon which is more like thinly sliced pork tenderloin. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 48 – One of the crowd-pleasing delights at the Royal are the apple dumplings made in front of the crowd. The Royal trade fair and food court offered a wide variety of epicurean delights including a wide variety of ethnic foods, maple ice cream, butter tarts, poutine and their version of Canadian bacon called peameal bacon which is more like thinly sliced pork tenderloin. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 49 – Both poutine (a concoction of French fries covered with gravy and cheese curds that was invented in Quebec) and perogies (a mashed potato and cheese filled pasta) are popular northern dishes. One Royal food court vendor combined them into one dish. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 49 – Both poutine (a concoction of French fries covered with gravy and cheese curds that was invented in Quebec) and perogies (a mashed potato and cheese filled pasta) are popular northern dishes. One Royal food court vendor combined them into one dish. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 50 – A vendor at the Royal offered many bakery goodies including maple-bacon flavored cookies and traditional Canadian butter tarts. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 50 – A vendor at the Royal offered many bakery goodies including maple-bacon flavored cookies and traditional Canadian butter tarts. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 51 – Canadian grown nuts were offered by Jewels Under the Kilt, a vendor in the Royal trade fair. They always seemed to have a line of people anxious to try the roasted walnuts, pecans and heart nuts. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 51 – Canadian grown nuts were offered by Jewels Under the Kilt, a vendor in the Royal trade fair. They always seemed to have a line of people anxious to try the roasted walnuts, pecans and heart nuts. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 52 – The Royal Winter Fair shopping opportunities are seemingly endless. This booth featuring Canadian Mountie nutcrackers that seem to smile as people walk by.Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 52 – The Royal Winter Fair shopping opportunities are seemingly endless. This booth featuring Canadian Mountie nutcrackers that seem to smile as people walk by. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 53 – A number of saddle makers were present in the Royal shopping area. Here the saddle maker from Antarés shows a visitor his work. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 53 – A number of saddle makers were present in the Royal shopping area. Here the saddle maker from Antarés shows a visitor his work. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 54 – Bridles were among the wares offered by a number of tack shops in the Royal merchants’ area. This one features a lovely brown gem and crystal brow band.Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 54 – Bridles were among the wares offered by a number of tack shops in the Royal merchants’ area. This one features a lovely brown gem and crystal brow band. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 55 – A beautiful boot bag on display in the Hansen Equestrian booth (www.hansenequestrian.ca). Owner/designer Sarah Hansen came up with the idea to use beautiful yet durable fabrics to make stable essentials such as saddle covers, boot bags, saddle bags and quarter sheets while still at university. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 55 – A beautiful boot bag on display in the Hansen Equestrian booth (www.hansenequestrian.ca). Owner/designer Sarah Hansen came up with the idea to use beautiful yet durable fabrics to make stable essentials such as saddle covers, boot bags, saddle bags and quarter sheets while still at university. Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 56 - ManeJane spur straps (www.ManeJane.com) with cute little ladybugs were featured in the Greenhawk tack booth at the Royal. ManeJane makes designer belts (leather with stirrup buckles in many colors and patterns) and spur straps (offered in a variety of solid colors or plaid and decorated with fancy buckles or charms: lady bugs, flowers, crowns, wine glasses, pirates, monkeys, cows, bears, stars, frogs, horse shoes, artist’s palates and surfer dudes).Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 56 – ManeJane spur straps (www.ManeJane.com) with cute little ladybugs were featured in the Greenhawk tack booth at the Royal. ManeJane makes designer belts (leather with stirrup buckles in many colors and patterns) and spur straps (offered in a variety of solid colors or plaid and decorated with fancy buckles or charms: lady bugs, flowers, crowns, wine glasses, pirates, monkeys, cows, bears, stars, frogs, horse shoes, artist’s palates and surfer dudes). Photo by Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

Photo 57 – CWD saddles are also for sale in the Royal trade fair. Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Photo 57 – CWD saddles are also for sale in the Royal trade fair. Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Photo 58 – Sheepskin and color coordinated bell boots in a tack shop booth at the Royal. You could buy tack, riding apparel and stable equipment in a wide variety of colors and styles at the Royal. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 58 – Sheepskin and color coordinated bell boots in a tack shop booth at the Royal. You could buy tack, riding apparel and stable equipment in a wide variety of colors and styles at the Royal. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 59 - Trailers made by the Böckmann company (www.boeckmann.com are lightweight enough to be pulled by a car or small truck, but still offered a fairly roomy horse compartment purportedly for up to a 17-hand horse and a small tack compartment. One of the fun things about owning one of these trailers would be decorating the outside by choosing one of 18 decal designs created by artist Jan Künster. The trailers are available in Canada through Maple Lane Trailers (www.maplelanetrailers.com), Smith Falls, Ontario.Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

Photo 59 – Trailers made by the Böckmann company (www.boeckmann.com are lightweight enough to be pulled by a car or small truck, but still offered a fairly roomy horse compartment purportedly for up to a 17-hand horse and a small tack compartment. One of the fun things about owning one of these trailers would be decorating the outside by choosing one of 18 decal designs created by artist Jan Künster. The trailers are available in Canada through Maple Lane Trailers (www.maplelanetrailers.com), Smith Falls, Ontario. Photo by Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography

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It’s Royal Winter Fair Time!

November 11, 2015 By: janwest Category: General

By Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography & Media Services

All photos by Shelley Higgins/Copyright MacMillan Photography

November in Toronto is synonymous with the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. In its 93rd renewal in 2015, the grand, expansive event fills the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition with the sights and sounds of a state fair and an international horse show all rolled into one. Livestock, fair food, cooking demonstrations, a convention center filled with shopping, and horses ranging from diminutive Welsh Ponies, hunters and jumpers, dressage and carriage horses to enormous draft breeds are all part of the excitement.

The “Royal” is one of the largest indoor agricultural exhibitions in the world and, in my mind anyway, is one of the top two Canadian horse shows, sharing the honor only with Spruce Meadows. The first weekend of the Royal Horse Show included the crowning of the $100,000 Greenhawk Canadian Show Jumping Champion and the fast-paced indoor eventing competition which is always a crowd favorite.

To win the Greenhawk Canadian Jumper Championship Jill Henselwood, Oxford Mills, ON,  and Farfelu du Printemps jumped clear in the two initial rounds, then bested the others in a six-way jump-off to take the title. They took down only one rail in the jump-off but were fastest around the track to top the division.

Farfelu du Printemps is a 10-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding (Action Breaker x Volume vd Gasthoeve) owned by John and Julie Madigan. Henselwood said she found in him in Switzerland earlier this year for her student Julia Madigan. Madigan has handed the ride to Henselwood while she focuses on her studies at Queen’s University. He’s smart, clever, knows where the jumps are, and is naturally fast. As soon as we started to jump he could sense from me that it was serious. He gave good efforts,” said Henselwood. “For this horse to get this title really means something in his resume, and starts to identify him as a top horse for Canada.”

The jumper course designer for this year’s Royal is Richard Jeffery of Bournemouth, Dorset, Great Britain. Reserve in the Greenhawk Canadian Championships went to veteran rider Mac Cone, 63, King City, ON, riding Gasper van den Doorn for owner Chadburn Holdings, Inc. and third went to Lisa Carlsen, 50, of Okotoks, AB, aboard Worlds Judgement for owners WJ Partners.

Also in the Royal jumper arena last weekend, two athletes from Quebec finished first and second in the Jump Canada National Talent Squad Championships presented by Uplands Charitable Foundation. Isabelle Lapierre, Breakeyville, QC, and Cescha M, an eight-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare (Diamant de Semilly x Hera XXIV) owned by Ecuries de la Chaudiere, topped both phases of competition over a starting field of 16. Lapierre, 36, has been riding Cescha M for the three years. Finishing in the reserve spot in the Jump Canada Talent Squad division was Billie Derouet, Bromont, QC, aboard her own Bonaparte VP Wisebecq.

“She will try every time. Even when I make a mistake, she’s there, and if she makes a mistake, she knows I’ll be there. We’re a good team. She’s a young horse. They need mileage in the ring before doing the big classes. This is a good class for young riders and also for riders like me trying to produce young horses,” said Lapierre of her mare.

In the $20,000 Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge, Waylon Roberts, 27, Port Perry, ON, won his eighth straight Royal title. This year his partner over the simulated cross-country fences was a mare named West River. The pair was foot perfect over the two nights of competition, jumping the course designed by Captain Mark Phillips of Great Britain.

Roberts, who represented Canada on their 2015 Pan American Games team, is the son of Advanced level event rider Ian Roberts and Kelly Plitz. He commented on the choice of riding West River in the Indoor Challenge class, “It takes a handy horse, one that’s going to be really obedient for the tight turns and the quick speed. That’s exactly what West River is. She’s not too big and she’s really handy.”

Finishing second in the Horseware Indoor Challenge was U.S. rider Buck Davidson riding Wundermaske. Davidson, who was riding at his first Royal Winter Fair, and Wundermaske were also clear around both courses, but had a slightly slower time to take the reserve spot.

Meanwhile other equestrian events going on the first four days of the Royal included hunter classes and a hunter derby, draft horse breed and hitch classes, Standardbred and Hackney Horse and Pony classes, Welsh Pony and Roadster Pony classes and a rodeo. Wednesday night the Royal hosts a Longines World Cup Jumper class and Thursday is the Royal Dressage Invitational Dressage Cup.

Coming up next weekend at the Royal are the Thoroughbred and Canadian Sport Horse breed show, the Governor General and Lieutenant Governor Cup classes for three-year-old sport horses, Arabian native costume classes, the Green Meadows antique coaching classes, the  Weston Open Canadian International Jumper class and the Big Ben Jumper Challenge. Stay tuned for more photos and news from the Royal Winter Fair. Find the results at http://royal.showmanagementsystem.com/.

For more information on the Royal Horse Show visit http://www.royalfair.org/horse-show.

- Jill Henselwood, Oxford Mills, ON, and Farfelu du Printemps, 10-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding owned by John and Julie Madigan, were victorious in the $100,000 Greenhawk Canadian Show Jumping Championships held on Friday and Saturday nights during the first weekend of the Royal.Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Jill Henselwood, Oxford Mills, ON, and Farfelu du Printemps, 10-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding owned by John and Julie Madigan, were victorious in the $100,000 Greenhawk Canadian Show Jumping Championships held on Friday and Saturday nights during the first weekend of the Royal. Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farfelu du Printemps Jill Henselwood and Farfelu du Printemps jumped clear in the two initial rounds, then took only one rail in the jump-off but finished with the fastest time for the win. Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Jill Henselwood and Farfelu du Printemps jumped clear in the two initial rounds, then took only one rail in the jump-off but finished with the fastest time for the win. Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veteran Canadian Rider Mac Cone, 63 King City, ON rode Gasper van den Doorn for owner Chadburn Holdings, Inc. to finish in the reserve champion spot in the $t00,000 Greenhawk Canadian Show Jumping Championships.   Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Veteran Canadian Rider Mac Cone, 63 King City, ON rode Gasper van den Doorn for owner Chadburn Holdings, Inc. to finish in the reserve champion spot in the $t00,000 Greenhawk Canadian Show Jumping Championships. Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Canadian Pan Am Eventing Team member Waylon Roberts of Port Perry, ON, guided the speedy and handy mare West River to two clear rounds to win his eighth consecutive Royal Indoor Eventing Challenge.

2015 Canadian Pan Am Eventing Team member Waylon Roberts of Port Perry, ON, guided the speedy and handy mare West River to two clear rounds to win his eighth consecutive Royal Indoor Eventing Challenge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waylon Roberts and West River power through the keyhole jump on their way to winning the $20,000 Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge at the 2015 Royal Winter Fair Horse Show in Toronto. Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

Waylon Roberts and West River power through the keyhole jump on their way to winning the $20,000 Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge at the 2015 Royal Winter Fair Horse Show in Toronto. Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American rider Buck Davidson rode Wundermaske to two clear rounds to finish second in the 2015 Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge at the Royal. Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

American rider Buck Davidson rode Wundermaske to two clear rounds to finish second in the 2015 Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge at the Royal. Photo by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Fe Summer Series Official Program Advertising Opportunity – There is Still Time!

May 27, 2015 By: janwest Category: General

Santa Fe Summer Series official program advertising opportunity — there is still time! (Photo courtesy of Equicenter de Santa Fe)

Santa Fe Summer Series official program advertising opportunity — there is still time!
(Photo courtesy of Equicenter de Santa Fe)

Would you like to reach several thousand loyal consumers in Santa Fe this summer? Exposure in our program offers a unique marketing opportunity to a demographic that enjoys travel, art and dining, along with equestrian pursuits. Advertisers in the Santa Fe Summer Series Official Souvenir Program reach patrons who are passionate and devoted to the products and services that are supportive of the equestrian lifestyle. Reserve your advertising space today in the Santa Fe Summer Series Horse Show Official Souvenir Program!

The Santa Fe Summer Series Program is a keepsake, magazine-style guide for sponsors, guests and clients who will be attending the Summer Series events during the horse show’s three-week summer run — during the height of tourist season in Santa Fe. Our patrons and sponsors will be spending a great deal of time in Santa Fe this summer, and for many summers in future years.

Advertising art is due June 10, 2015 — so don’t wait to take advantage of this marketing opportunity!

Who attends the Summer Series?

  • Equestrians from Texas, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, California and even Canada and Mexico, who travel to Santa Fe to compete and often stay for the entire three weeks
  • More than 1,200 trainers, vendors and families who stay in local hotels, dine in restaurants and shop locally
  • Spectators — up to 1,000 each weekend — who love the excitement of high-level equestrian sport
  • Sponsors and horse enthusiasts, who showcase their participation in this prestigious equestrian event by placing the program in their offices and businesses

The event program will feature articles about our exhibitors, a guide to the sport of show-jumping and hunter/jumper competition, profiles of our charitable beneficiaries and the story of the rebirth of the Equicenter de Santa Fe.

The Summer Series Event Program runs July 22–August 5, at Equicenter de Santa Fe, a 137-acre, full service equestrian facility, providing the very best in competition for the hunter/jumper community. A world-class equestrian venue in the beautiful Land of Enchantment, the Equicenter is conveniently located in historic Santa Fe. For more information about the facility or the horse shows, please visit us at: www.equicenterdesantafe.com

Our Event Program Advertising Rates and Specifications can be accessed by CLICKING HERE. Please contact Phyllis Gonzales at phyllis@equicenterdesantafe.com, or call 505-470-3952, for more information about our 2015 Santa Fe Summer Series Event Program.

The Santa Fe Summer Series runs for three weeks:

Santa Fe Welcome Week – July 22–26, 2015
Santa Fe Fiesta – July 29–August 2, 2015
Grand Prix de Santa Fe – August 5–9, 2015

 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD & PRINT PREMIUM

Competitions include Hunters, Jumpers, Derby and Grand Prix classes. For exhibitor information, please contact Janet Hischer at janet@equicenterdesantefe.com or call 602-463-3223.

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Official Accommodations Partners Announced for the Santa Fe Summer Series 2015

May 25, 2015 By: janwest Category: General

Traveling to a destination horse show has never been more inviting! Santa Fe, known as “The City Different,” offers an array of lodging options showcasing it’s unique old world charm. Whether you are looking for quaint bed and breakfast, luxury hotel, a cozy, authentic casita or a posh, amenity-filled private home, Santa Fe has something for you.

When arranging your visit for the Santa Fe Summer Series, please consider staying with one of our preferred lodging facilities. Please use the links and codes provided and mention the Equicenter’s Santa Fe Summer Series to receive the best rates.

Santa Fe Summer Series 2015 Preferred Lodging:

Santa Fe Summer Series 2015 Preferred Lodging (Photo courtesy of Equicenter de Santa Fe)

Santa Fe Summer Series 2015 Preferred Lodging (Photo courtesy of Equicenter de Santa Fe)

Casas de Guadalupe offers unique Santa Fe Vacation Rentals: fully-equipped, pet friendly, and inviting extended stay lodging just two blocks from Santa Fe Plaza and 25 minutes from the Equicenter. Select one of 12 authentic adobe casita rentals and experience why Santa Fe is known as “The City Different.”

Casas de Guadalupe
232 N. Guadalupe St.
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
505-235-2085
http://santafe-vacationrentals.com/

Santa Fe Summer Series 2015 Preferred Lodging (Photo courtesy of Equicenter de Santa Fe)

Santa Fe Summer Series 2015 Preferred Lodging
(Photo courtesy of Equicenter de Santa Fe)

Courtyard Santa Fe – Marriot is a 15 minutes drive from The Equicenter and is offering a special group rate for Santa Fe Summer Series clients. At the Courtyard by Marriott Santa Fe, early Native American culture blends with modern luxury for a unique lodging experience. Just minutes away from the Santa Fe Airport and numerous Santa Fe attractions, including the Loretto Chapel, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and the Canyon Road Gallery District, it is an ideal location for the those traveling to Santa Fe for the Summer Series.  Use the links below for each week to book:

Santa Fe Summer Series Welcome Week

Santa Fe Summer Series Fiesta Week

Grand Prix de Santa Fe Week

Courtyard Santa Fe – Marriot
3347 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507 USA
505-473-2800

Santa Fe Summer Series 2015 Preferred Lodging (Photo courtesy of Equicenter de Santa Fe)

Santa Fe Summer Series 2015 Preferred Lodging
(Photo courtesy of Equicenter de Santa Fe)

The Lodge at Santa Fe is 20 minutes to the Equicenter de Santa Fe and offers impeccable Southwestern accommodations with great amenities and friendly, professional service. Perched on a hilltop overlooking downtown Santa Fe, with views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Lodge at Santa Fe is a boutique New Mexico hotel with a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy convenient amenities, such as complimentary shuttle service to historic Santa Fe Plaza that is only five minutes away and an outdoor pool and hot tub with poolside food and beverage service.

To make a reservation at The Lodge please call 505-992-5858 and ask for the Grand Prix de Santa Fe or reference the Group Codes below for each set of room nights at the Lodge. All reservations must be secured with a credit card and are subject to a 72 hour cancellation policy. All reservations for The Lodge must be received no later than June 22, 2015. Rates from $119–$169 per suite.

Santa Fe Summer Series Welcome Week:  July 21–July 27, use CODE BO1815
Santa Fe Summer Series Fiesta Week: July 29–Aug. 3, use  CODE BO1915
Grand Prix de Santa Fe Week: Aug. 4–Aug. 10 use CODE BO1B15

Airport Proximity:
The Equicenter de Santa Fe is located just 6 miles from downtown Santa Fe, 53 miles from Albuquerque. The Santa Fe Airport (SAF), which serves Dallas and Denver with nonstop flights, is within 1 mile of The Equicenter de Santa Fe. The Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ), has flight connections to all major US airports. There is regular shuttle service between the Sunport and Santa Fe.

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Carey is Grand at Horse Shows by the Bay

July 11, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

Traverse City, MI – July 10, 2014 –  When Kim Carey traveled to Europe to look for a new horse for client Michelle Carroll, they went with high hopes. But after a long and fruitless search, they faced a trip home horseless. Then, the night before they were to leave, Carey heard about one more prospect.

Kim Carey and Legato

Kim Carey and Legato

“The people we were with said, ‘Oh, you don’t want to go see that horse.’ A couple of good trainers had looked at it and didn’t like it. I said, ‘I don’t care what anyone else thinks until I see it.’ So, I went and said, ‘I don’t know what they’re looking at, but we’ll take him!” recalled Carey.

That horse was Legato, and today he collected the Wrenwood Farms Grand Green Hunter Championship and the First Year Green Hunter Championship during Horse Shows by the Bay Series II. The 8-year-old Hanoverian (by Stakkato) also tied for the Hillside Farm High-Score Green Hunter Award with a score of 87.

“He’s the nicest horse I’ve ever had in my barn,” said Carey. “I’m lucky and privileged to ride him. Michelle does the 3’ adult amateurs on him, and he taught her to do the 2’6″ adults last year. This horse is incredibly versatile and is the best-minded animal. I feel super lucky.”

Carey, of Huntington Ridge Farm in Holly, Michigan, has been showing at Horse Shows by the Bay since the early years and enjoys July in Traverse City.

“Alex [Rheinheimer] has done a great job from the get-go. And making it what it is today is impressive,” said Carey. “She’s really drawing all of the right names and riders and horses. It’s putting Michigan on the map, which is nice. Kudos to Alex for that.”

Carey was grateful to step into center ring for a bounty of awards, ribbons and coolers, and she thanked Carroll for allowing her to show Legato in the professional sections.

“I don’t get to win all that often, so when it happens it feels great,” she said. “I don’t mind not winning all of the time, really, but when I have one like this I can only hope I can rise to his occasion. He’s the winner, and when I don’t win on him it’s me. When I can be good on him, he deserves to win, and I’m lucky to be able to ride him and have him.”

Greg Crolick and Aeroplane

Greg Crolick and Aeroplane

Greg Crolick, another Michigan-based trainer, added to his blue-ribbon collection today with a variety of horses. He topped the Second Year Green/High Performance Hunter section, earning the championship and reserve championship with Zack RVR and Aeroplane, respectively. Crolick also collected the Hillside Farm High-Score Award with Aeroplane with a score of 89, and he tied for the Hillside Farm High-Score Award in the First Year Green section with Revival, who earned the reserve championship.

Crolick, of Top Call LLC in Auburn Hills, Michigan, celebrated his one-year anniversary with Orchard Lake Farm LLC’s Revival, having purchased him at Horse Shows by the Bay last year.

“He was a really green horse and had just shown maybe once, and he was trying to be jumper but needed to be a hunter,” said Crolick. “He really started coming into his own here. I moved him into the 3’6” at HITS Ocala [Florida] knowing he was green for it, and now he’s starting to mature, and I’m so happy with him.

“It’s exciting and wonderful to come to a horse show where there are so many prizes for riders, and it’s up for grabs to anybody,” he continued. “Especially for myself and the clients who own the horses, they want to see their horses out there getting their pictures taken. It’s a beautiful day in Traverse City, and two beautiful days for me. Hopefully, we’ll keep the luck going!”

Amanda Derbyshire finished her first full open hunter section aboard David Gochman’s Fredrick with the Wrenwood Farms Grand Conformation Hunter Championship, the Regular Conformation Hunter Championship and the Hillside Farm High-Score Hunter Award for their mark of 88 in the Handy Round.

John and Stephanie Ingram’s Sizzle and Hayley Barnhill claimed the Green Conformation Hunter Championship, sponsored by Lisa A.H. Cudahy.

The Pre-Green horses vied for championship honors today in addition to the $1,000 USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Program Stake money. And it was Lynn Walsh’s Hollywood Park who collected dual honors, taking top call in the Stake and the 3’3″ Pre-Green Hunter Championship with Peter Pletcher in the irons.

Peter Pletcher and Hollywood Park

Peter Pletcher and Hollywood Park

Walsh, of Magnolia, Texas, purchased “Woody,” a 7-year-old warmblood gelding (by For Champion), two months ago from Lourdes de Guardiola and Michael Morrissey who had just imported him from Europe. The flashy chestnut has quickly made his mark in the show ring, earning three tricolors in three shows and two PGIP stake victories with Pletcher.

“He’s nice and super straightforward with a great brain,” said Pletcher. “He really started out level headed, and there’s a little hunter changeover, but he’s really coming along. We’re very excited to have a new ‘Park’ for Lynn.”

Walsh, who stood ringside with the PJP Farm cheering section during Woody’s performances, is thrilled with her newest equine family member.

“Actually, it’s almost unbelievable,” she said with a smile. “I thought he was a good horse, but you never know until they get out there and compete. He’s so sweet. I ride him all around the farm, and he doesn’t care. That’s what’s important. Peter gets him for a while until he learns to pull to the chip or go to the ‘Yaha’ distance, and then I’ll get him.”

Fly Boy and Penny Lombardo also impressed judges Bill Ellis and James Toon in the Pre-Greens, winning the 3′ Pre-Green Hunter Championship and placing fifth in the Pre-Green Incentive Stake.

Owned by Jenny Sutton, Fly Boy is a stylish hunter that trainer Kelli MacDonald and Lombardo have brought along meticulously for the past two years with the USHJA

Pre-Green Incentive Program as a goal.

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Jenny Sutton, Penny Lombardo and  Kelli MacDonald with Fly Boy

Jenny Sutton, Penny Lombardo and
Kelli MacDonald with Fly Boy

MacDonald found Fly Boy, a 6-year-old Westphalian (Light On–Carexa), in Europe after he’d won the stallion performance testing. They imported him two years ago, and he’s worked his way up in the hunter sections since then, showing lightly. He spends his winters on the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival circuit, travels to Minnesota in June to trail ride and then spends July at Horse Shows by the Bay.

“This is maybe his fifth or sixth show as a Pre-Green horse,” said Lombardo. “He’swonderful, scopey and has a great feel. He really wants to be slow in the air. He’s been that way from Day 1 and is so much fun to ride.”

Sutton’s Wrenwood Farms in Naples, Florida, hosted one of the first stand-alone USHJA International Hunter Derby events in 2008, and MacDonald noted that they really enjoy supporting the USHJA programs.

“We found him right after they announced the Pre-Green Incentive, so that’s one of the reasons we went ahead and bought him,” she said. “Penny rides for Jenny, and she’s been the only one jumping him. She rides him fantastically.”

Over in the Grand Prix Ring, Shawn Casady also had a fantastic performance. Despite some antics from his mount Lucilla before his go in the $2,500 1.40m Speed Class, sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Bertram R. Firestone, Casady was the consummate professional. He settled the mare and made it through the start timers with barely a moment to spare.

They scorched around the Guilherme Jorge-designed course, claiming the blue ribbon by 4.35 seconds over Michael Dorman and Valinski S, the class winners during Series I.

Shawn Casady and Lucilla

Shawn Casady and Lucilla

“She knew I was going to turn tight to it [the triple combination], so she wanted me to be on my toes,” he joked.

Casady, 20, who rides for Ashland Farms, described Cory Olson’s Lucilla as fast across the ground.

“She’s not super huge, so I can stay on a good gallop and she’ll put one [extra stride] in if I need it,” he said. “She’s a very straightforward horse to ride. You don’t need to set her up for the first jump; you just gallop and go.”

Casady praised the courses in the Grand Prix Ring and has enjoyed his first trip to Horse Shows by the Bay from his home base in Wellington, Florida.

“I was curious my first day out here and wondering how the designers would use the space,” he said. “The ring feels a little different because you’re kind of down in a bowl, but it’s a blast to ride. The footing rides fast, and the horses like it. They’re not slipping. They’re confident on it.”

Casady chose inside turns and dropped strides on his way to victory. “[Jorge] leaves you options and places where you can make a decision to take the fast round or the conservative,” he said. “There are places where you can make it up and ride quick, and it’s not just a flat-out race.”

Lucilla, an 11-year-old Swedish Warmblood (by Non Stop R) is now finished showing for the week. “I’m out of here this week,” said Casady. “She didn’t show a ton this summer and these two weeks she got good ribbons, so that’s a good class to end on.”

Horse Shows by the Bay Series II is also a United States Hunter Jumper Association/World Championship Hunter Rider member event, so hunter riders earn points toward WCHR regional and national year-end awards.

Amanda Derbyshire, Scott Stewart and Fredrick

Amanda Derbyshire, Scott Stewart and Fredrick

 

In addition, this week features the Hillside Farm High-Score Hunter Awards, given to the highest-scoring horse/rider combinations from the U.S. Equestrian Federation rated hunter sections, including the Green Working, Conformation, Performance, Junior, Amateur-Owner, Pony, Children’s Pony, Children’s Horse and Adult Amateur.

 Other Featured Winners Today Included:

  • Performance Hunter 3’6″ Championship, sponsored by Team Rakowsky Equestrian – Fonteyn, owned by John and Stephanie Ingram and ridden by Hayley Barnhill
  • Hillside Farm High-Score Performance Hunter – Fonteyn (score of 91)
  • Performance Hunter 3’3″ Championship, sponsored by Baxter Hill – Thanks For The Gold, owned by Rancho De Los Arboles LLC and ridden by Peter Pletcher
  • TAKE2 Thoroughbred Hunter Championship, sponsored by TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program – Westchester, owned by Sarah J. Scuri and ridden by Jennifer Nadalin
  • TAKE2 Thoroughbred Jumper, sponsored by TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program – Just A Dream, owned and ridden by Anika Pirkle

Horse Shows by the Bay Fast Facts
Horse Shows by the Bay is a United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Premier (AA) Hunter and Level 4 Jumper competition.

 Dates

Series I: July 2-6

Series II: July 9-13 (USHJA/WCHR Member Event)

Series III: July 16-20 ($25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby)

Series IV: July 23-27 (HJAM Equitation Medal Finals)

  • Weekly $40,000 Grand Prix
  • Weekly $10,000 Open Jumper Welcome Prix
  • Weekly $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby
  • Weekly $1,000 USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Program Stake Classes
  • Weekly TAKE2 Thoroughbred Hunter/Jumper Classes
  • Weekly Charity Fundraisers & Special Spectator Days

Featured events for Horse Shows by the Bay Series II – July 9-13:

  • USHJA/World Championship Hunter Rider Week
  • Hillside Farm High-Score Hunter Awards
  • $10,000 Postive Step Farm Open Jumper Welcome Prix – Friday, July 11
  • $10,000 SJHOF High Jr/AO Jumper Prix – Saturday, July 12
  • $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, presented by Walgreens – Sunday, July 13
  • $2,500 NAL/WIHS Children’s Jumper Classic – Sunday, July 13
  • $2,500 NAL/WIHS Adult Jumper Classic – Sunday, July 13
  • $7,500 NAL Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic – Sunday, July 13
  • $40,000 Grand Traverse Bay Grand Prix – Sunday, July 13
Hayley Barnhill and Sizzle

Hayley Barnhill and Sizzle

Special Exhibitor functions during Series II include: a Pin Oak Pizza Exhibitor Party on Saturday; a weekend ice cream social sponsored by the Gochman Family; and the Morgan Stanley VIP/Sponsor Luncheon on Sunday during the Grand Prix.

Spectators are encouraged to attend this Saturday July 12 for Rescue Day. All gate proceeds will go directly to Danny & Ron’s Rescue 501(c)(3). Fun activities include a Rescue Doggie Costume Parade right before the first horse on course for the $10,000 SJHOF Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic. A Silent Auction will also be held over the weekend, with additional donations being accepted!

Contact Information:

Alex Rheinheimer, Show Manager (561) 723-6287

Julie Agar, Show Office/Entries (248) 892-6806

Ben Fairclough, Feed & Stabling (231) 267-3700

MSU College of Vet Medicine, Show Veterinarian (517) 214-9369

Tricia Booker, Media Relations (703) 431-7103

 

Horse by the bay

The 2014 Prize List and weekly Time Schedules are available online. For full show results, please visitwww.horseshowing.com.

The Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival is located 10 miles east of downtown Traverse City, Michigan. Nearby tourist destinations include the famed Torch Lake Sandbar, which was recently named the clearest lake in the continental United States by Weather.com and the Sleeping Bear Dunes, which was voted by “Good Morning America” viewers as the Most Beautiful Place in America.

For daily updates and photos, please visit the Horse Shows by the Bay Facebook Page.

For high-resolution photographs, please email: camerongreenmedia@mac.com.

For more information, schedules and directions, please visit www.horseshowsbythebay.com.

Horse Shows by the Bay – Flintfields Horse Park – 6535 Bates Road – Williamsburg, MI 49690

 

 

Hannah Holik and Cupido de Laubry Clear Winners of 1.40m Open Jumpers at Summer in the Rockies III

June 19, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

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Parker, CO – June 18, 2014 – Hannah Holik and Czech Mate LLC’s Cupido de Laubry were on fire as Summer in the Rockies III kicked off today. They raced through a speedy jump-off round and earned first place in the $2,500 Open Jumper 1.40m. Not only were they the only ones to go double clear in the class of 15, but they were two seconds ahead of the next fastest pair in the jump-off. “I always go in, especially with him, hoping and thinking that we could win,” Holik, of Jackson Hole, WY, said. “I know he has the scope and the speed and the stamina to win every class – it’s really up to me and how well I ride him that day.”

Hannah Holik and Cupido de Laubry

Hannah Holik and Cupido de Laubry

Guilherme Jorge built an inviting course to get the week started in the Kathy and Brad Coors Family Grand Prix Arena, with straightforward lines and two double combinations. Riders were able to give their horses confident, forward rides in preparation for the days to come. Rails were scattered around the course, with the first double combination (fences 6ab) tripping up a number of horses. For the jump-off, riders began over the same line as the first round course, an oxer to a vertical, and then had a tight rollback turn to the right to fence 13, a tall red-and-white vertical that horses were seeing for the first time. From there, they headed to the in-and-out, fences 8ab, and then made a rollback to the left to reach an oxer. They executed another right-hand rollback to the Holiday Inn/Hampton Inn vertical and finished over the last red-and-white vertical. The first two to go, Matt Cyphert on Carat V and John Pearce on Chantico, both moved on to the jump-off but had a rail each there, with Cyphert’s time of 39.754 seconds giving him the early lead over Pearce’s 41.167 seconds. Holik and Cupido de Laubry quickly stole that lead away with their fast double clear in 35.378 seconds.

Matt Cyphert and Carat V

Matt Cyphert and Carat V

None of the next eight riders were able to join the fray in the jump-off, many dropping just a single rail to prevent them from moving on. Bjorn Ikast and Iz’s Viva La Vida broke that streak with a clear first round, but had fences 13 and 11 down in the jump-off for eight jumping faults in a time of 37.640 seconds. Janet Hischer and Livia Z followed suit, incurring faults for rails at fences 8a and 11 and coming home in 39.406 seconds. Ikast and Hischer took fourth and fifth place respectively behind Holik, Cyphert, and Pearce. Holik said the distances in the jump-off rode well, and she focused on a few fences in particular to ensure a clear round. “I wanted to make sure he cleared the beige rails (of fence 2, the Parker Adventist Hospital vertical) since we’ve had trouble with that one in the past,” she said. “It was a tight rollback to the candy stripe vertical (fence 13), and I just wanted to be efficient there in the least amount of strides. After the in-and-out, I wanted to make sure he got his eye on the oxer soon enough and cleared the back side. He was perfect – he knew it was coming.”

Hannah Holik and Cupido de Laubry

Hannah Holik and Cupido de Laubry

Holik has fine-tuned the warm-up routine for “Cupi” so that he has the right energy level when he enters the ring. “When we first got him, we did harder flat lessons in the morning,” she explained. “But he’s slowly transformed. He can do a light workout in the morning and then a harder workout before we go in to jump, and he seems to be happy with that. We sometimes go on trail rides before the class or take it easy in the morning, and then we gear him up for the class later in the day.” She takes advantage of the Colorado Horse Park’s extensive trail system to keep her horses fresh during the show. “Here, where they have great trails, we take them for a nice trail ride on Tuesdays just so they can relax,” she said. Holik is keeping busy with schooling and competing her horses at Summer in the Rockies, but she fit in some time for a college visit as well, touring the University of Denver. The rising senior at Jackson Hole Community School is hoping to attend a large university and keep riding and competing at a high level on the side. $2,500 Open Jumper 1.30m John McConnell and new mount La Bella Soiree may be just getting to know each other, but their partnership was strong enough today to claim the winner’s check in the $2,500 Open Jumper 1.30m. This is the first horse show for La Bella Soiree, a 9-year-old Hanoverian mare owned by Molly Precourt, since she was imported from Germany about three months ago. She competed at the 1.40m level in Germany, and McConnell’s goal is to step her up to the grand prix. While she didn’t fare as well as hoped in the last week’s $25,000 Littleton Equine Medical Center/Platinum Performance Grand Prix, she showed she is back in the game today, and McConnell plans to give Thursday’s $15,000 Open Welcome Stake a try.

John McConnell and La Bella Soiree

John McConnell and La Bella Soiree

“We’re trying to move up to do the big courses,” McConnell explained. “We stepped up last week and weren’t so fortunate, but we’ll do the Welcome again tomorrow and see where we’re at.” “She’s got a great attitude and a really sweet disposition, and she’s great in the barn,” he added. “She can be a little strong in the bridle sometimes, but goes in a loose ring snaffle. She’s really a nice horse.” Thirteen horse and rider combinations gave Jorge’s first round course a try, and seven of those advanced to the jump-off. Delaney Flynn and Quite Quick posted the first double clear midway through the class, finishing in 39.346 seconds. McConnell was next to reach the jump-off and took a neat, efficient track, making the best of opportunities to save ground and leave out strides. He and La Bella Soiree clocked in at 38.639 seconds, moving into the lead. The three pairs immediately following them were all double clear, but none managed as quick a time, leaving McConnell and La Bella Soiree to take home the top prize. McConnell said the course rode well and was a perfect way to start out Summer in the Rockies III. “Guilherme (Jorge) is a great course designer,” he said. “Everything is set to make the horses get better as the week goes on. There are no traps out there. Everything is set to make them jump, and he’ll build as the week goes on.” Jumper competition returns Thursday with the $15,000 Open Welcome Stake. The week’s feature is Saturday’s $30,000 McElvain Energy Grand Prix. Click here for full results from Wednesday. Visit the Colorado Horse Park’s website and follow them on Facebook andTwitter for updates throughout Summer in the Rockies.

John McConnell and La Bella Soiree

John McConnell and La Bella Soiree

Results: Summer in the Rockies III – Wednesday, June 18

(Number/Horse/Owner/Rider/Prize Money)

 

$2,500 Open Jumper 1.40m

1. 280/Cupido de Laubry/Czech Mate, LLC/Hannah Holik/730.00

2. 199/Carat V/Claire Hyde/Matt Cyphert/482.50

3. 402/Chantico/Forest View Farm & Karen Ball/John Pearce/357.50

4. 310/Iz’s Viva La Vida/Bjorn Ikast/Bjorn Ikast/230.00

5. 283/Livia Z/Sharon Granberg/Janet Hischer/175.00

6. 312/Royal Flush/Bjorn Ikast/Bjorn Ikast/175.00

7. 450/Akkato/Wells Bridge Farm Inc/Paul Rohrbach/175.00

8. 495/Super Bad/Blair Cudmore/Brooke Cudmore/175.00

 

$2,500 Open Jumper 1.30m

1. 369/La Bella Soiree/Molly Precourt/John Mc Connell/730.00

2. 306/Quite Quick/Irish Rose Stables/Delaney Flynn/482.50

3. 367/Leon D’Or/James Mc Connell/Amanda Mc Connell/357.50

4. 241/Quickie/Natascha Gates/Natascha Gates/230.00

5. 256/Girl Scout/High Standard Equestrian, LLC/Megan Ghere/175.00

6. 293/Cutler/Twisted Tree Farm/Janet Hischer/175.00

7. 257/Renoir Du Buisson/Jed Cogan/Megan Ghere/175.00

8. 452/Celina/Jacqueline Toomey/Jacqueline Toomey/175.00

 

$500 1.25m Jumper

1. 137/Barlando/Farfetched Farm/Kristen Blomstrom/150.00

2. 257/Renoir Du Buisson/Jed Cogan/Megan Ghere/110.00

3. 323/GSCO Excello/Michelle Ebert/Megan Jordan/80.00

4. 113/Livorno/Molly Precourt/Karen Banister/60.00

5. 261/Cici’s Angel/Palmer Divide Ranch/Haley Griffis/50.00

6. 103/Diamond/Anastasia Stewart/Colleen Acosta/50.00

7. 540/Conjure/Taylor Ross/Suzanne Suttles/0.00

8. 557/Tea Party/Treesdale Farms/Bethany Bolen/0.00

 

Young Jumper 6/7/8 Year Old

1. 471/J.E.S. Quito/Nicki Wilcox/Nicki Wilcox

2. 352/Mabel/Brita Wallace/Rachel Lindsey

3. 395/Vanessa/Ceinwen Muma/Ceinwen Muma

4. 315/Supernatural/Bjorn Ikast/Bjorn Ikast

5. 277/Saveur de B’Neville/MHJ Sales, LLC/Armando Hassey

6. 426/Catoctin/Kathryn Kantes/Mickie Sage

7. 289/Collin/Paige Waslewski/Samantha Waslewski

8. 276/Cassino/Armando Hassey/Armando Hassey

 

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 Griffis Residential – Week IV

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

$50,000 Parker Adventist Hospital 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-mailprizelist@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

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  

Parent Lead Line Class Returns to Southeast Medal Finals

June 17, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

Jacksonville, FL – June 16, 2014 – Last year’s Southeast Medal Finals, launched the Parent Lead Line Class, a fun new class and an opportunity for parents to have their moment in the spotlight in the coliseum at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center. The tongue-in-cheek class returns this year to Southeast Medal Finals, which runs from Sept. 18-21.

Riders are encouraged to enter their parents, with or without their knowledge,  to vie for top honors as well as additional awards in fun categories such as, the Most Confident, Most Likely to Turn Professional, Best Outfit, Most Terrified and Most Medicated.

Don Stewart participated in the Parent Lead Line class at the 2013 Southeast Medal Finals.  Photo by Carrie Wirth

Don Stewart participated in the Parent Lead Line class at the 2013 Southeast Medal Finals.
Photo by Carrie Wirth

 

“This class was truly one of the highlights last year,” said James Lala, from Lala Land Productions, who will manage the 2014 show alongside Stadium Jumping, Inc. “We couldn’t stop laughing. The parents really got into the spirit and came up with some really hilarious costumes.”

Parent Lead Line is open to parents of exhibitors.  Competitors must lead their parent on horseback. Parents must wear an approved helmet and suitable shoes. Creativity is encouraged.  All proceeds generated from this class will be donated to a soon-to-be-named charity.

Southeast Medal Finals Parent Lead Line Class will be held on Saturday, September 20, following the completion of round one of the Phelps Media Group Southeast Medal Finals.

In addition to the Parent Lead Line Class, highlights of the Southeast Medal Finals line-up include the $25,000 Jacksonville Grand Prix the Phelps Media Group Southeast Junior Medal and the ASPCA Maclay Regionals.

Southeast Medal Finals Fast Facts:

 

WHAT:

The Southeast Medal Finals is an A-rated indoor and outdoor hunter, jumper, and equitation horse show attracting top riders.

 

WEBSITE:

http://www.southeastmedalfinals.com/

 

WHEN:

September 18-21, 2014

 

WHERE:

The Jacksonville Equestrian Center, Jacksonville, FL, featuring a large indoor coliseum with over 3,000 seats, two outdoor rings and a turf arena plus schooling rings and 500 permanent stalls. Located at: 13611 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32221

 

FEATURES

4-Day Premier “A”/Jumper Level 3 USEF-Rated Horse Show

The Phelps Media Group Southeast Junior Medal Finals

Southeast Adult Medal Finals

$25,000 Jacksonville Grand Prix & $5,000 Welcome

Region 3 ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay

$3,500 WIHS / NAL Child / Adult Jumper Classic

Southeast Medal Finals Children & Adult 3′ Hunter Finals

Southeast Medal Finals Children & Adult 2’6″ Hunter Finals

Southeast Children/Adult 2’6” Medal Finals

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

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

Michael Morrissey (941) 915-3449
michael.morrrissey@stadiumjumping.com

 

Secretary:
Susie Morrissey (941) 527-6602
susiemorr@aol.com

Sponsorship and Advertising:
Christian Palmer (612) 618-8216
clpalmer287@gmail.com

Media and Public Relations:

Carrie Wirth, Phelps Media Group (561) 753-3389
cw@phelpsmediagroup.com

Castlewood Farm Concludes Successful Country Heir I USEF Premier Show

June 13, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

Lexington, KY – June 12, 2014- The summer show season has begun and Castlewood Farm has hit the road running. Their first stop of the summer was the Country Heir I Hunter Jumper Show at the Kentucky Horse Park, where they are off to a fantastic start. Among the riders, Samantha Senft was second in the $10,000 Welcome Stake, Liza Finsness won dual Reserve Championship ribbons and Tanner Korotkin was third in the Low Child/Adult Classic.

Coming off of a successful winter season, Senft was not going to let her streak end on the road. With quick clean rounds, Early Morning and Senft won the second place ribbon in the $10,000 Welcome Stake out of 52.

“It went really well and she was unbelievable. One of the girls that used to ride Early won and she was uncontrollably fast, so Allen said to just focus on the Grand Prix in a few days and have fun. For us, going and having fun, was going fast and being second,” laughed Senft.

Samantha Senft and Early Morning sped to a second place ribbon in the $10,000 Welcome Stake. Photo by Anne Gittins Photography.

 

In addition to their second place win in the Welcome Stake, Senft and ‘Early’ took home the eighth place ribbon in the $50,000 Grand Prix. Out of 33 horses entered, only nine had clean rounds in the jump-off, proving the difficulty of the course.

“Everyone in the jump-off was overwhelmingly fast and I was the last one to go. Walking in, Allen said go for it and I’ve never been told that, so I did and Early was amazing. We were eighth and it was my first ribbon ever in a Prix so I was happy. It was a great experience to be in Kentucky, in the stadium under the lights and competing with the top people the country,”said Senft. “Early is my pride and joy I love her more than anything on the planet. This is a dream come true– I never thought in a million years I’d have a horse that I could walk in and do the Prix and travel all over the country showing in major classes. I’m so thankful I have a horse like her.”

Senft has been riding with Allan Korotkin and Castlewood Farm since she was four-years-old.  Another rider who has been at Castlewood since her pony days, is Liza Finsness.

Just ending her freshman year at the University of Georgia, Finsness started the summer show season off with a bang. She claimed dual Reserve Championships on her mounts Shiver and Vera Z, in the High AO’s and Low AO’s, respectively.

“There were four classes in each division and we only did two for each, but the horses were absolutely perfect,” said Finsness. “We changed Shiver’s bit to a gag and he’s a completely different horse, jumping so much better and he was clear every round this week. With Vera, it is just getting her consistent and she only had one rail down. I was very happy with them.”

Throughout the week Castlewood riders continued to bring ribbons back to the barn. Tanner Korotkin and Rocketman were third out of 63 in the Low Child/Adult Classic; Madison Butehorn won the Children’s 15-17 Over Fences; Sophia Burvenich was third in the THIS medal; and Beth Craven was second in the Ariat.

Other Castlewood riders also claimed ribbons during the Country Heir show. Carson Cavalline, ribboned in her first big Equitation class back in the saddle after school; Kay Finsness ribboned in the Intermediate Adult; and Valeri Sheilds had ribbons in the Low Adult Jumpers.

Castlewood Farm hopes to continue their streak this week at Country Heir II.  Next week, they travel to Atlanta, GA. for the second week of the Atlanta Classic. Then they go to Fox Lea in Venice, FL to finish up the summer.

About Castlewood Farm, Inc.
Castlewood Farm, Inc. is a full service riding, training and sales facility located on ten acres in the heart of Wellington, FL. Alan Korotkin and his team, including exceptional trainers Susan Tuccinardi, Samantha Senft and Katie Brown, cater to the serious equestrian, offering instruction for the beginner, the medal finals veteran, the grand prix specialist and everything in between.

Castlewood Farm, Inc. presents a vast selection of horses for sale or lease, suitable for all divisions and in every price range. The farm also offers leasing packages, including a WEF lease specifically catered to the winter circuit competitor.

For more information visit www.castlewoodfarmsales.com. Find Castlewood on Facebook here!

COLLEGE PREPARATORY INVITATIONAL (CPI) MARKS FOURTH YEAR WITH TREMENDOUS SUCCESS AND HIGH MARKS AT THE JIM BRANDON EQUESTRIAN CENTER IN PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

April 11, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

Over $7,000 in scholarships & awarded thanks to
Charles Owen & Co., FootingFirst, LLC, and the CPI Junior Ambassadors — 

Scholarship Award Recipients with Olympian, Peter Wylde

Scholarship Award Recipients with Olympian, Peter Wylde

WELLINGTON, FL – March 31, 2014 – The nation’s premiere equestrian college recruiting event, the 2014 College Preparatory Invitational (CPI), concluded yesterday, Sunday, March 30, 2014, at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in Palm Beach, Florida.

The 2014 College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) marked its fourth year with 150 student riders and nearly 30 participating colleges/universities from all over the nation.  More than 30 states, including Hawaii, were represented by the diverse roster of participants who attended the three-day event designed to provide scholarships and educate student riders about the different formats of college equestrian competitions while providing riders with resources to help them create their own individualized college equestrian experience.

CPI High Point Equitation Champion & Scholarship Winner, Kristin Konopnicki with Roy Burek, Managing Director, Charles Owen

CPI High Point Equitation Champion & Scholarship Winner, Kristin Konopnicki
with Roy Burek, Managing Director, Charles Owen

At the conclusion of all competition and speaker presentations, the CPI recognized its top performing student riders in various categories and awarded 11 scholarships awards.

Each of the following student riders received a $500 scholarship award from Karen Leeming, Partner of FootingFirst, LLC:
•  CPI Advanced Equitation Division High Point Rider:
   Elizabeth Ekberg (Graduation Year: 2017), Washington, D.C.
•  CPI Open Equitation Division High Point Rider:
   Caroline Kornegay (Graduation Year:  2016), Raleigh, NC
•  CPI Limit Equitation Division High Point Rider:
Nathalie Fargo (Graduation Year:  2015), Whitestone, NY
•  CPI Intermediate Equitation Division High Point Rider:
   Olivia Moriarty (Graduation Year:  2017), Long Beach, NY
•  CPI Novice Equitation Division High Point Rider:
   Kirsten Konopnicki (Graduation Year:  2015), Arlington, VA

Additionally, several special scholarships and awards partially subsidized by the CPI Junior Ambassadors were presented by Roy Burek, President of Charles Owen & Co.:
•  CPI Written Horsemanship Test Award ($500 scholarship/$500 Der Dau boot gift certificate):  Haleigh Townsend (Graduation Year:  2015), Chandler, AZ
•  CPI Champion of Service Award ($1,000 scholarship):
   Cassie Crotty (Graduation Year:  2015), Coral Gables, FL
•  CPI Service Award Rnner-Up ($300 scholarship)
   Caitlyn Scagliarini (Graduation Year 2015), Milford, CT
•  CPI  Essay Contest Award ($1,000 scholarship):
   Isabel Pickett (Graduation Year:  2015), Hoover, AL
•  CPI Essay Contest Runner-up Award ($300):
   Cassie Crotty (Graduation Year:  2015), Holly Springs, NC

One (1) of two (2) student riders to receive double scholarship awards, Kirsten Konopnicki, of Arlington, VA, concluded the ceremony by picking up the Highest Point Hunt Seat Equitation Division Award, sponsored by FootingFirst, LLC for accumulating the highest score of the five (5) divisions, Kirsten received an additional $500 scholarship.

“It has been an honor to devote my entire family’s enthusiasm, dedication and relentless effort to our mutual ‘quest’ to provide support to young riders in their mission to continue riding at the collegiate level,”  stated Jeanne Rouco Conesa, President, 2014 CPI. “As a highlight to this year’s widely successful event, we were extremely fortunate to capture the attention of Gold Medal Olympian and world-class show jumping rider, Peter Wylde. At our awards ceremony yesterday, in his keynote address, Peter shared insights into his roadmap in equestrian sports – from a young boy, to an ASPCA Maclay winner at 16 years of age, to a young horse professional, and finally to an Olympic Gold Medalist.”

“But what resonated most with the young student riders, was Peter’s advice to those — who envision a future life with horses in some capacity — to pursue a higher level education, and couple that education with a college/university that offers an equestrian program.  With both prerequisites met, Peter’s message was: you can succeed,” summarized Ms. Rouco-Conesa.

“And, most importantly, thanks and accolades to our 2014 ‘marquis’ sponsors, that without their generous support, the CPI would not be possible,” continued Rouco Conesa.  “The CPI has earned the prestigious support of so many nationally recognized brands and  educational institutions in the form of sponsorship.  Our thanks and appreciation are extended to Charles Owen & Co., FootingFirst, LLC, Purina, Dover Saddlery,Practical Horseman magazine, Randolph College, Mississippi College, The Clothes Horse , MGE Architects and USHJA Foundation.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
The 2015 College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) dates were announced at yesterday’s Awards Ceremony:
•       Dates: January 9-11, 2015
 •       Location: Jim Brandon Equestrian Center, Palm Beach, FL. 7500 Forest Hill Boulevard, Palm Beach, Florida.

About the College Preparatory Invitational
The mission of the CPI is to prepare and educate student riders in grades 9 – 12 about the format of college equestrian competition, encourage academics and horsemanship, and to provide the riders with resources to create their desired college equestrian experience.

The show is specifically geared to promote college recruitment of equestrians by providing the opportunity for coaches and potential students to meet. The College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show is rooted in the belief that equestrian talent, not finances, should dictate a rider’s opportunity to be a part of a collegiate team. Given the fact that the CPI provides all the horses and necessary tack for the show, riders do not incur the expense of transporting horses to the show.

The College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show is based on the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) and the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) hunt seat equitation classification, where horses are assigned by a random draw on the day of competition.
Along with the competition, the CPI offers seminars and question & answer sessions during the show.  Riders and their families hear about the college equestrian experience and familiarize themselves with the different associations that govern collegiate riding.  There is also a College Expo where Colleges and Universities are present at the CPI to distribute literature and introduce the academic and equestrian opportunities, including scholarships offered at their institution.

The College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show Scholarship Fund is designed to reward riders that exhibit excellence in social conduct, academics, and competitive success. This in turn acknowledges and fosters the growth of college bound riders which will formulate the body of future leaders of the equestrian business and sport.

The CPI offers various types of scholarships to the student riders. Please visit the CPI website’s Scholarship Page for detailed information regarding the CPI Scholarships.

More news and announcements will follow in the coming months as the 2015 CPI draws closer. For more information, please visit www.collegeprepinvitational.com or visit the CPI Facebook page.