Spring and Summer Splendor!
Spring has proved to be the best ever! After wrapping up this cold winter with our fun schooling shows,
ECSJ shows started locally
and we have taken to the road and traveled a lot this Spring to some bigger shows.
Some of the horse show highlights include…….
FOUR SEASONS at DUNCRAVEN
Sabotage Z and Danielle finished qualifying for the fall finals for the USEF National Medal and the ASPCA Regional Maclay with double points.
Imaroan and Tabitha were Reserve Champions in Pre Children’s Ponies.
Harvey Davidson with Kathleen and Emma earned great ribbons in Pre Children’s Ponies and Short Stirrup. Firefly and Issy received great ribbons in the children’s pony division and were 2nd in the medal.
Osprey Lane with Christina, and Wilhelm with Cristyn won classes in their divisions.
STIRRUP CUP QUALIFIERS at MONMOUTH in April and May and June
Congratulations to all the tri colors!
Firefly and Issy: Champion in the Children’s Ponies. 2nd in Medal.
Tiny Tunes and Robbie: Reserve Champion in Children’s Ponies. Classic Winner. 2nd in Medal
Jelly Bean and Emma: Reserve Champion in Children’s Ponies.
LaVie’s Legacy and Caitie: Champion in Pre Child Hunters
Ospray Lane and Christina: Champion in Pre Child Hunters
Best in Blue and Kelsey: Reserve Champion in Pre Child Hunters
Imaroan and Tabitha: Reserve Champion in Pre Child Pony Hunters
Glencoe Charter Party and Elise: Champion in Children’s Ponies
Gingersnap and Emma: Reserve Champion in Children’s Hunter Ponies
Alexander’s Moonwalk and Emma: Medal Winner
A magical weekend
Wilhelm and Cristyn qualified for Junior Hunter Finals with a reserve champion in the 3’3 Junior Hunters and then placed 3rd in the $1500 Hunter Prix on their first leg of qualifying for the $250,000 Final in September!
Jelly Bean and Emma qualified for the Large Green Pony Finals by earning the championship ribbon. This pair were also Reserve Champion in the schooling pony hunters.
LaVie’s Legacy and Caitie were Champion in the TB Hunters, Reserve Champion in the Culpeper Children’s Hunters, and winners of the Bit O’ Straw Classic.
Fortissimo and Faith were Champion in the Novice Equitation.
Fortissimo and Kendall were 1st and 2nd in the Adult Equitation.
Sabotage Z and Danielle were winners in the Jr/Amateur Horsemanship Class and 4th in the Equitation Classic held in the Grand Prix Ring.
Osprey Lane and Christina were class winners in the Novice Eq On the flat and received other ribbons throughout the weekend.
Alexander’s Moonwalk won a class in the Children’s Ponies and received a 5th in the Classic.
Elevation 1147 and Kendall were ribbon winners in the Adult Jumpers.
Great weather makes Garden State great and it was Great this year!
Fortissimo was Champion in the Adult Equitation Division and winner of the Ariat Medal with Kendall. He also got strong ribbons in the 3’3 Performance Hunters with Chrissy.
Wilhelm was Champion in the 3’3 Junior Hunters with Cristyn.
Jelly Bean was Reserve Champion with Emma in the Large Green Pony Hunters.
Elevation 1147 won the Trooper Derby Qualifier Class on Friday and was the fastest four faulter in Sunday’s Classic picking up the 3rd place ribbon with Kendall.
LaVie’s Legacy ribboned in the TB Derby and then continued to get great ribbons all weekend in really large classes with Caitie.
Osprey Lane proved versatile earning great ribbons in the hunters and equitation with Christina out of many competitors.
Firefly and Issy had a great weekend in the Children’s Hunter Ponies earning ribbons.
Harvey Davidson was excited to go to such a big event with Emma and Kathleen and rocked the Pre Child Pony Hunters and Short Stirrup Divisions.
Glencoe Charter Party won the medium Pony Hunter Hack and ribboned in her division with Elise.
Fortissimo and Kendall won the Ariat again! Fortissimo also did the USHJA Hunter Derby with Chrissy just missing the cut off for the second round. SO Fun!
Elevation 1147 and Kendall were 3rd in the Adult Jumper Classic with a really fast double clear round.
Wilhelm and Cristyn were Reserve Champions in the 3’3 Junior Hunter Olders and 2nd in the Junior Hunter Classic put of all the Junior Hunter Sections!
Alexander’s Moonwalk and Emma had a great weekend in the Medium Green Ponies earning great ribbons with really strong rounds both days.
DEVON HORSE SHOW
“Where Champions Meet”
Sabotage Z and Danielle had a great Devon again this year. Very proud! Position is beautiful and Sabotage’s form is pretty fine as well!
Elevation 1147 and Kendall! The weekend dreams come true…..
Not only did you qualify to be there, you rode against the top 20 adult jumpers in the country, you ribboned in every class, you WON the first class, and you earned the reserve Champion ribbon. So proud and happy for this huge accomplishment!!
HITS SAUGERTIES WEEK 2
LaVie’s Legacy and Caitie earned the Reserve Champion ribbon in the Modified Children’s Hunters and were 4th in the Bit O’ Straw Classic. They can show rain or shine!
Osprey Lane and Christina were Reserve Champion in the Novice Equitation and 9th in the Bit O Straw Classic.
Alexander’s Moonwalk and Jelly Bean ribboned in the pony hunter divisions with Emma, and Jelly Bean won his hack class on Friday.
Elevation 1147 was 3rd on Saturday and just out of the ribbons in Sunday’s Classic with the fastest four faults with Kendall.
Tiny Tunes and Robbie picked up a ribbon in the M&S Medal and jumped in great form all weekend.
Firefly and Issy ribboned both days in the Children’s pony and medal classes with a smile.
Wilhelm and Cristyn won both of their equitation classes on Saturday and received the 11th place ribbon in the Hunter Prix on Sunday.
Congratulations to our new teams!
La Vie’s Legacy and Caitie are having a great start to the new show season. We are so happy that the girls have found each other and are developing into such a great team!
Imaroan and Tabitha are a perfect match! These two are continuing to enjoy every minute they spend with each other!
Countdown and Faith are very anxious to start showing together! They are already best of friends and we all look forward to what the future holds for this special pair!
IN THE NEWS!
Check out Danielle’s article in the Ocean City Sentinel about signing to University to Georgia and riding on the NCAA Equestrain Team. Everyone wishes her the best of luck this fall as she attends college! Go to OC Sentinel and search Danielle Walawender to read the article posted May 21.
Go to www.phelpsmediagroup.com and read all about Kendall’s Ariat win on Pembrook Farm’s Fortissimo at Blue Rock Horse Show from May 16.
Summer Camp is right around the corner, only 4 weeks this year! We are going to have ECSJ sanctioned dressage shows this summer at the farm and of course the jumps will be up in the field to jump, jump, jump! The rest of the time will be spent horsing around at some of the best horse shows in the Northeast! Good Luck to our riders with their horses and ponies as we head to Middlesex County, Lake Placid, Brandywine, and HITS. Then its off to Stirrup Cup Finals and Marshall and Sterling Finals to wrap up the summer.
Special congratulations to Wil and Cristyn for qualifying for the Junior Hunter Finals and to Danielle and Sabotage Z for qualifying for the Hunterdon Cup to be held at the conclusion of the Brandywine Horse Show at the Devon Show Grounds. We are so proud of these two special teams and look forward to an exciting final! Way to Go!
Woohoo! Jelly Bean and Alexander’s Moonwalk with Emma, are heading to Kentucky for the US National Pony Finals in August to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park. Good Luck and Enjoy Every Minute! Its going to be a great pony party!
Now hopefully the summer won’t go by so fast! Here’s to sunny horse shows and enjoying the time we spend with our horses and ponies.