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Washington International Horse Show Tickets Now On Sale

August 17, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

Washington, D.C. – August 15, 2014 – The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is pleased to announce the opening of ticket sales for the 2014 competition scheduled for Oct. 21-26 at Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Verizon Center box office, online at www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. General admission tickets for daytime performances are $15 (plus applicable service charges), Tuesday through Sunday, with children 12 and under admitted for free. VIP section seating is available for evening performances. For more information on ticket pricing and group discounts, military/seniors and students, please call 202-661-5061 or visit www.wihs.org/tickets.

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Riders from around the world take on the toughest course of the week on Saturday night in the $125,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix. Last year’s winner was Kent Farrington aboard the amazing Blue Angel. Photo copyright Shawn McMillen Photography.

The WIHS is the country’s leading metropolitan indoor horse show, and annually produces one week of exciting events and world-class competition in the nation’s capital. Spectators are invited to watch some of the world’s best international show jumping, elite hunter competition, and the top junior riders in the country. VIP hospitality, boutique shopping and a silent auction add to the special experience.

WIHS provides family-friendly entertainment options including the WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase Championships and other exciting equestrian exhibitions, Saturday’s free Kids’ Day, Thursday’s Barn Night, featuring spirit contests, scavenger hunts and Wednesday morning’s Breakfast with the Mounted Police. For further event details visit:http://www.wihs.org/schedule/

Enjoy the fast, furious and fun WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase races on Thursday and Saturday nights! Photo copyright Shawn McMillen Photography.

Enjoy the fast, furious and fun WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase races on
Thursday and Saturday nights! Photo copyright Shawn McMillen Photography.

Highlights of the 2014 WIHS include the $125,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix (a World Cup qualifier) on Saturday, Oct. 25; the $25,000 Puissance (high jump competition) on Friday’s Military Night, presented by The Boeing Company; and the WIHS Equitation Finals, featuring the country’s top junior riders, also on Saturday. More than half a million dollars in prize money and special awards will be presented at the show throughout the week. Learn more about the Washington International Horse Show and the WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Finals at www.wihs.orgjoin us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

 
About the Washington International Horse Show
Established in 1958, the Washington International Horse Show attracts more than 26,000 spectators to the six-day show, which includes Olympic-level competition along with community and charity events. More than 500 top horses and riders come to D.C. from all over the globe to jump for more than a half a million dollars in prize money. In 2014, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the international governing body for all Olympic equestrian disciplines, raised the show’s rating to CSI4*-W to reflect the increase in prize money for international show jumping. Event highlights include the Puissance high jump competition on Military Night (Friday), the $125,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix, a World Cup qualifier (Saturday night) and Kids’ Day (Saturday), a free, fun and educational community event. The Washington International Horse Show Association, Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.

 

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

 

 

Courtney Calcagnini Cleans Up in the Professional Hunter Divisions at Summer in the Rockies IV

July 05, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

Parker, CO – July 3, 2014 – Consistency is crucial for success in the hunter ring, especially when the horses are required to jump several courses over multiple days. In a sea of many capable professional hunters, one particular bay gelding captured the judge’s eye. The powerhouse duo of Courtney Calcagnini and Elementary won all four First Year Green Hunter over fences classes over the past two days of the Summer in the Rockies IV at the Colorado Horse Park, good for a championship finish. Calcagnini’s other mount, Arthur, was also presented with the division tricolor in the Performance 3’6″ Hunter Division.

Courtney Calcagnini and Elementary

Courtney Calcagnini and Elementary

 

Calcagnini and Elementary just could not be beat today in the First Year Green Hunters. They added two blues over fences to their win in yesterday’s over fences and handy hunter classes. Their consistency over the past couple days was rewarded with the division tricolor and the Grand Green Hunter Championship honors. Elementary is owned by Fleur De Lis Farms in Argyle, TX. Taking home reserve was Emma Farber’s entry Triumph, from Encino, CA, with Leslie Steele in the irons.

“Today from yesterday, I thought he was even more relaxed,” commented Calcagnini. “I mean, he was just so easy, so perfect going around. He is a seven year old; we bought him in January from Brandie Holloway. He is just the sweetest, most straightforward horse. He can show in the Juniors and the First Years, he does the derbies. He has a kid, he shows in the Small Junior Hunters on the weekend with Camille Trimble. I don’t like to do too many classes. I like to save him as much as possible.”

Courtney Calcagnini and Elementary

 

When asked what she thought made them stand out this week, Calcagnini explained, “I think his consistency, he just stays on the same canter all the way around the ring and he is so sweet. He never changes. He is just very consistent for a First Year horse.”

Following a successful first day in the Olson Family Main Hunter Ring, Holly Shepherd and LPF Woodford kept their winning streak alive in the High Performance Working Hunter division. Shepard and LPF Woodford, owned by Lone Pine Farm LLC in Ocala, FL, jumped to a first and second place finish over fences today. Added to their back-to-back wins yesterday, they were announced as the division champion. Jessie Lang piloted C. Quito to the reserve honors for owner Margot Snowdon of Wilson, WY.

“He went super, I pretty much expect that from him,” expressed Shepherd. “I think he wowed the judges at the first jump in every class. He shows his talent all the time, whether he is too far away or is cantering too slow to the jump, you still get this amazing jump out of him. I don’t know how it can happen, but he manages to pull it off.

Holly Shepherd and LPF Woodford

 

Shepherd and LPF Woodford also earned scores of 86 and 85 for a total of 171 in the two-round $1,000 Open Hunter Classic, good for the win. 

“I was in the jumper ring all day long so I didn’t get to watch many in the classic,” commented Shepherd. “I saw one of the 3’3″ Performance Hunters go and I thought that they might get us, but not today. Today he got to come back out for a cooler. Hopefully derby day next week will be just like that too.”

In the Performance 3’6″ Working Hunters, it was Calcagnini and Arthur who took home the division championship for owner Brooke Weiss of Frisco, TX. Weiss is a new client and Arthur has only been in the barn for a week. Claiming reserve was Conner Hinckley of Argyle, TX and his own Seamless.

“Arthur is actually new to my barn, this is my first week to ride him,” revealed Calcagnini. “I don’t know him super well but he is very sweet and easy and straightforward. He has a huge stride, so he needs a slow ride. He is a new client’s horse. I actually didn’t even practice on Tuesday, I let the kid have a lesson, so I practiced a couple days during the off week and that’s it. I just tried to do my best.”

Courtney Calcagnini and Arthur

 

Wrapping up the professional hunter action was the Performance 3’3″ Working Hunter division, where Wagner and Kelly Lorek rode away with the champion honors for owner Annabelle Regan of Austin, TX. Craftsman, a Twin Oaks Farm LLC entry from Culpeper, VA, and rider Jessie Lang took reserve.

“I think the course rode nicely today, it was a fantastic course,” noted Lorek. “Everything kind of flowed out of the turns, it was just great. Wagner does the juniors with Annabelle, she does the Older Larges. He is a super guy. He takes a patient ride. We’ve been here before, this is our third year. I like the improvements, it has been wonderful. Great weather, great location, how can you beat it?” 

 

Kelly Lorek and Wagner

Kelly Lorek and Wagner

 
Tomorrow, the equitation riders will get their chance in the spotlight at the Summer in the Rockies Horse Show. The juniors will vie for qualifying points in the ASPCA Maclay, WIHS Hunter and Jumper Phases, and the THIS National Children’s Medal.

Click here to view full results from Thursday. Visit the Colorado Horse Park online and follow them on Facebook and Twitter for updates throughout Summer in the Rockies.

Results: Summer in the Rockies IV – Thursday, July 3

134. First Year Green Hunter O/F
award    entry    horse / owner    rider    prize
1    232    Elementary
Fleur De Lis Farms    Courtney Calcagnini    160.00
2    981    Triumph
Emma Farber    Leslie Steele    110.00
3    2262    Disclosure
Samantha Kramig    Kelli Cruciotti    80.00
3    2262    Disclosure
Kramig LLC    Kelli Cruciotti    80.00
4    967    Argonaut
Elizabeth Hund    Kelley Buringa    60.00
4    967    Argonaut
Elizabeth Hund    Kelley Buringa    60.00
5    894    Flamboyant
Debbie Holland    Holly Shepherd    30.00
6    2428    Zion
Betty Beran    Michael Allen    10.00

135. First Year Green Hunter O/F
award    entry    horse / owner    rider    prize
1    232    Elementary
Fleur De Lis Farms    Courtney Calcagnini    160.00
2    2262    Disclosure
Samantha Kramig    Kelli Cruciotti    110.00
2    2262    Disclosure
Kramig LLC    Kelli Cruciotti    110.00
3    2428    Zion
Betty Beran    Michael Allen    80.00
4    894    Flamboyant
Debbie Holland    Holly Shepherd    60.00
5    981    Triumph
Emma Farber    Leslie Steele    30.00
6    967    Argonaut
Elizabeth Hund    Kelley Buringa    10.00

150. High Perf Working Hunter O/F
award    entry    horse / owner    rider    prize
1    544    C. Quito
Margot Snowdon    Jessie Lang    160.00
2    2419    LPF Woodford
LPF LLC    Holly Shepherd    110.00
3    2430    Exemplar
Stephen Borders    Tommi Clark    80.00
4    533    Chaleon
Crooked Willow Farms    Jami Jensen    60.00
5    2426    Better Days
Kristin Nixon    Kristin Nixon    30.00
6    249    CR Explosive
Katie Crone    Katie Crone    10.00
7    2282    Apandanto
4232 Enterprises LLC    Sabine Cooper    0.00

151. High Perf Working Hunter O/F
award    entry    horse / owner    rider    prize
1    2419    LPF Woodford
LPF LLC    Holly Shepherd    160.00
2    2282    Apandanto
4232 Enterprises LLC    Sabine Cooper    110.00
3    544    C. Quito
Margot Snowdon    Jessie Lang    80.00
4    2426    Better Days
Kristin Nixon    Kristin Nixon    60.00
5    2430    Exemplar
Stephen Borders    Tommi Clark    30.00
6    249    CR Explosive
Katie Crone    Katie Crone    10.00
7    533    Chaleon
Crooked Willow Farms    Jami Jensen    0.00

1006. Performance 3’6 Hunter O/F
award    entry    horse / owner    rider    prize
1    2397    Ultra
True Kershenbaum    D. Sam Pegg    80.00
2    976    Impression
Paige Junker    Paige Junker    55.00
2    976    Impression
Paige Junker    Paige Junker    55.00
3    217    Cinqocento Z
Shayla Tocher    Kendra Best    40.00
4    208    Sir Rio
Chelsea Magness    Stacey Swink    30.00
5    258    Toska
Courtnay Edwards    Courtnay Edwards    15.00
6    917    Cousteaux
Patrice Urban    Dan Urban    5.00
7    962    Snowed In
Holly Scapa    Holly Scapa    0.00
8    510    Leoncito
Lucy Hunsaker    Meredith Houx Remiger    0.00
9    2292    Arthur
Brooke Weiss    Courtney Calcagnini    0.00

1007. Performance 3’6 Hunter O/F
award    entry    horse / owner    rider    prize
1    917    Cousteaux
Patrice Urban    Dan Urban    80.00
2    217    Cinqocento Z
Shayla Tocher    Kendra Best    55.00
3    2397    Ultra
True Kershenbaum    D. Sam Pegg    40.00
4    208    Sir Rio
Chelsea Magness    Stacey Swink    30.00
5    2274    Zafier
Angenita Grande    Kels Annabelle Bonham    15.00
6    476    Seamless
Conner Hinckley    Conner Hinckley    5.00
7    510    Leoncito
Lucy Hunsaker    Meredith Houx Remiger    0.00
8    976    Impression
Paige Junker    Paige Junker    0.00
8    976    Impression
Paige Junker    Paige Junker    0.00
9    962    Snowed In
Holly Scapa    Holly Scapa    0.00

1001. Performance 3’3″ Hunter O/F
award    entry    horse / owner    rider    prize
1    552    Wagner
Annabelle Regan    Kelly Lorek    80.00
2    877    Sagaro
Mindy Hildebrand    Matt Cyphert    55.00
3    936    Craftsman
Twin Oaks Farm LLC    Jessie Lang    40.00
4    2472    Ever So Clever
Shannan Gossman    Shannan Gossman    30.00
5    940    Even So
Amanda Roche    Rachel Lindsey    15.00
6    2489    Prince
Allison Belcher    Allison Belcher    5.00
7    2520    Quite Nice
Susan Winston    Susan Winston    0.00
8    2473    Lyons Creek Bellini
Hays Investment Corp.    Hunter Holloway    0.00
9    2278    Arco D’Argente
Annelise Baumgartner    Kels Annabelle Bonham    0.00

1002. Performance 3’3″ Hunter O/F
award    entry    horse / owner    rider    prize
1    552    Wagner
Annabelle Regan    Kelly Lorek    80.00
2    2473    Lyons Creek Bellini
Hays Investment Corp.    Hunter Holloway    55.00
3    936    Craftsman
Twin Oaks Farm LLC    Jessie Lang    40.00
4    2278    Arco D’Argente
Annelise Baumgartner    Kels Annabelle Bonham    30.00
5    2520    Quite Nice
Susan Winston    Susan Winston    15.00
6    2469    Weimar
Caroline Molther    Caroline Molther    5.00
7    2413    Hip Hop
Erik Johnson    Brianna Davis    0.00
8    2489    Prince
Allison Belcher    Allison Belcher    0.00
9    2472    Ever So Clever
Shannan Gossman    Shannan Gossman    0.00

707. $1,000 Open Hunter Classic
award    entry    horse / owner    rider    prize
1    2419    LPF Woodford
LPF LLC    Holly Shepherd    300.00
2    917    Cousteaux
Patrice Urban    Dan Urban    220.00
3    544    C. Quito
Margot Snowdon    Jessie Lang    150.00
4    2274    Zafier
Angenita Grande    Kels Annabelle Bonham    100.00
5    2426    Better Days
Kristin Nixon    Kristin Nixon    70.00
6    2292    Arthur
Brooke Weiss    Courtney Calcagnini    60.00
7    510    Leoncito
Lucy Hunsaker    Meredith Houx Remiger    50.00
8    2271    Baloubet K
Roderick Kyle Dewar    Kels Annabelle Bonham    50.00
9    259    A Fine Idea
Liz Benton    Philip Dreissigacker    0.00
9    259    A Fine Idea
Liz Benton    Philip Dreissigacker    0.00
9    259    A Fine Idea
Heather Chenault    Philip Dreissigacker    0.00
9    259    A Fine Idea
Heather Chenault    Philip Dreissigacker    0.00
10    2472    Ever So Clever
Shannan Gossman    Shannan Gossman    0.00
11    249    CR Explosive
Katie Crone    Katie Crone    0.00
12    2244    Levioso
Christopher Paris    Hilary Carrel    0.00


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/

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 21th 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!