the M&S Insurance League Finals

Last week we had the pleasure of showing at the M&S Insurance League Finals in Saugerties, NY. We had a number of horses qualify and they rose to the occasion! Laura van Rooyen rode Uruguay owned by Stefano Baruzzo to the win in the Dover Saddlery Adult Medal Final 🥇Laura was so consistent she rode to a score of 88 in both rounds 🤩 The next day Laura’s daughter Grier van Rooyen rode Amore De Tortuga to the Reserve 🥈title in the M&S Children’s Large Pony Medal Finals 🐢 Grier also rode All Inclusive to a second 🥈place finish over fences out of a very competitive Children’s Hunter Medium Pony group. Clair De Lune and Jenn splashed their way to the Reserve Championship in the HITS Working 2’9” division. Thanks to HITS for putting on a great Finals! And as always thanks to everyone on our team. The magic couldn’t happen without you!

Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show

Wow!🤩 We had a wonderful week showing at the Vermont Summer Festival week 2 in Manchester, VT last week!

🏅 Jenn put in beautiful rounds on all the horses earlier in the week. Picking up multiple ribbons including the Reserve Championship on Biarritz in the Performance Hunters.

Our Tri Color shout-out goes to:
🏆 Biarritz and Jenn earning the Reserve title in the Performance Hunters. Ritz continued his winning ways with owner, Laura van Rooyen in the 3’3” A/O Hunters where the pair earned the Championship title.

🏆 Amor De Tortuga and Grier van Rooyen rode to the Reserve Championship in the Schooling Pony Hunter Division. They finished the weekend with the Championship in the Large Children’s Pony Hunter division. This dynamic duo also won the two round Tiny Bit O’ 2’ Hunter Derby! 🤩

🏆 All Inclusive and Grier van Rooyen finished the Medium Pony Hunter division as Reserve Champions.

🏅 High Scores:
Biarritz 87
Rio Java House 87
Amor De Tortuga 86

🥇Blue Ribbon winners:
Clair De Lune
Rio Java House
All Inclusive
Amor De Tortuga
Biarritz
All Inclusive in the Pony Hunter Classic.
Grier van Rooyen in the Pony Medal.

🥈Second place finishers:
Gandalf
Deva
Uruguay
Biarritz in the A/O Classic.
Amor De Tortuga in the Child Pony Hunter Classic.
Rio Java House in the A/A Hunter Classic.

Congratulations to all of our riders! Special thanks to our team who makes the magic happen. And thanks as always to our sponsors and partners:

Middlesex County Horse Show

Grier van Rooyen has been on fire 🔥 at her last few horse shows! And she did not disappoint last weekend at the Middlesex County Horse Show.

🎖️ Grier and Amor de Tortuga were Champion in the Children’s Large Pony Hunters. The pair also won the M&S Children’s Large Pony Medal.


🎖️ Grier and All Inclusive were Reserve Champion in the Children’s Small/Medium Pony Hunters.


Thank you to CJL Inc Horse Shows for putting on a great show. And as always thank you to our amazing team who help us stay successful and having fun!

the Saratoga Classic

We had a great week of competition during the Saratoga Classic WCHR week.

Jenn & Laura Richardson’s Deva ribboned in a large group in the Low Hunters. Laura and Deva went on to achieve ribbons out of 30 in the Low Adult Hunters & Low Adult Equitation in their first show outing with Signature.

Laura van Rooyen and Biarritz had a great week. They had some impressive rounds in good competition, including a handy win with a score of 87.

Jenn and Clair de Lune had some nice rounds in the USHJA 2’9. This young one keeps improving show after show!

Laura van Rooyen and Stefano Baruzzo’s Uruguay were Champion in the Adult 3’ Equitation, with a 2nd place in the Ariat Adult Medal as well.

Grier van Rooyen and All Inclusive were Champion in the Children’s Small / Medium Pony Hunters, and were neck and neck to be named Grand Champion Children’s Hunter of the show.

Grier van Rooyen and Amor de Tortuga were Champion in the Children’s Large Pony Hunters, and just beat out Ali to be Grand Champion Children’s Hunter of the show, of both horses and ponies.

So proud of this crew on a very impressive week among great competition. Thank you to our amazing staff for all you do to make things go smoothly. Thank you to our sponsors for all they do for us, it takes a village!

Devon

Congratulations to Laura van Rooyen and Biarritz on completing their first Devon together! They earned their spot to compete alongside the top 25 in the country. The pair competed in the Amateur Owner 3’3 Hunters and put in respectable rounds, including an 8th in the handy with a score of 82.5. We are so proud of Laura and Ritz on their accomplishments, thank you to our team for helping us prepare for this event and for our wonderful sponsors for aiding us in looking our best!

Princeton Show Jumping

We had a second great week here at Princeton Show Jumping!

Laura van Rooyen and Biarritz jumped to Champion in the 3’3 Amateur Owner Hunters. They also rode to the blue ribbon in the $1000 Amateur Owner 3’3/3’6 Hunter Classic.

Grier van Rooyen and All Inclusive earned Reserve Champion in the Children’s Small/Medium Hunter ponies. They had some beautiful rounds, including 2 blue ribbon trips. And they finished 3rd in the $500 M&S Children’s Pony Hunter Classic out of a competitive 17 ponies.

Laura van Rooyen and Uruguay had a good showing in the Adult Medals. They achieved

  • 3rd M&S Medal 3rd NHS Adult Medal
  • 5th Ariat National Adult Medal

This pair is coming along show after show.

Grier van Rooyen and Amor de Tortuga competed in the Children’s Large Hunter Ponies and rode to good ribbons in a competitive group. They had 2 second place trips, and won the $500 M&S Children’s Pony Hunter Classic out of 17 ponies.

Proud of our riders on a great two weeks at Princeton! Thank you to @princetonshowjumping for putting on a great show as always, our incredible team for keeping us in the best shape to compete, and our sponsors for helping us look our best. Next up, Devon!

Signature Stables had a great week at Princeton!

Signature Stables had a great week at Princeton!

  • Laura van Rooyen and Biarritz jumped to Reserve Champion in the 3’3 Amateur Owner Hunters.
  • Jenn and Biarritz also claimed a blue in the 3’3 Performance Hunters.
  • Grier van Rooyen and All Inclusive earned Reserve Champion in the Children’s Small/Medium Pony Hunter, including a 3rd in the $500 M&S Children’s Pony Hunter Classic.
  • Laura van Rooyen and Stefano Baruzzo’s Uruguay had a clean sweep 🧹
    • 🥇 Ariat National Adult Medal
    • 🥇NHS Adult Medal
    • 🥇M&S Adult Medal
  • Grier van Rooyen and Amor de Tortuga had a great show, achieving Champion in the Children’s Large Hunter Ponies, winning the $500 M&S Children’s Hunter Pony Classic and the M&S Child Pony Medal 🏆

Proud of all our horses and riders on a great week of showing! Thank you to our amazing team for all they do to keep us on our A game.

Ocala Spring Classic III

We just finished up our final week showing here at the Florida Horse Park for the Ocala Spring Classic III.

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  • Laura van Rooyen and Stefano Baruzzo’s Uruguay jumped to
    • 🏆 Reserve Champion in the Adult Amateur Hunters
    • 🥈 2nd in the Ariat Adult Medal
  • Grier van Rooyen and Amor de Tortuga earned
    • 🏆 Champion in the Children’s Large Hunter Pony
    • 🥇1st in the Classic
  • Grier van Rooyen and All Inclusive claimed 🥇 1st in the M&S USEF Pony Medal Qualifying them for Pony Medal Finals in Kentucky
  • Laura van Rooyen and Biarritz had a great show in a competitive group, earning several podium finishes ⭐️
  • Jenn and Clair de Lune finished their season in Florida on a high note with some consistent trips and another under saddle win in the USHJA 2’9 ✨

Overall we are so proud of all of our riders and horses on completing a great season here in Florida. Thank you to our incredible staff for helping us perform our best, our amazing sponsors, clients, and most importantly horses. Truly takes a village and we are more than blessed with our Signature family 💚

the Ocala Spring Classic II

Our team just completed a week of showing at the Florida Horse Park for the Ocala Spring Classic II.

Kicking off our results.

  • 🏆 Grier van Rooyen and All Inclusive achieved Champion in the Medium Pony Hunters with some beautiful rounds and an under saddle win.
  • 🏆 Laura van Rooyen and Biarritz claimed Reserve Champion in the Amateur Owner 3’3 Hunters with consistent trips.
  • 🏆 Jenn Tirrell and Laura van Rooyen’s Clair de Lune had a wonderful week of showing earning Reserve Champion in the USHJA 2’6 Hunters and then again in the USHJA 2’9 Hunters. This young horse has really come into her own this winter through Jenn’s guidance and training and this mare’s got a bright future ⭐️
  • 🥇 Laura van Rooyen and Stefano Baruzzo’s Uruguay won the Ariat Adult Medal. They also gave the Adult Amateur Hunter ring a try and earned a 1st and 3rd.

Thank you to our amazing team for all their hard work to pull off another successful week of riding. On to the next week

HITS Post Time Ocala

We had a fantastic experience at HITS Post Time Ocala! To wrap up our season here, we were honored to have many of our riders earn mid circuit and grand circuit awards for their performances. We are incredibly proud of our horses and riders for all their hard work and successes this winter. Thank you to everyone who made this season successful. Our wonderful grooms: Denis, Norvin, Williams & Jesus, for prepping and having our horses ready to put their best foot forward. To our amazing vets, farriers, and magnawave providers for their hard work in keeping our horses fit and able to compete. Our clients, for the devotion to the sport and most importantly, to our horses. For being the best partners and for giving us their all each time they step into the ring. Grateful for moments like these ✨

Signature Stables is now accepting select few horses and riders to come join our team, please contact Jenn if interested