Congratulations to all of our riders and their horses on a great winter show season in Ocala, FL. We started at WEC and finished at HITS and had a fantastic experience at each venue. We are incredibly proud of our riders and their great riding, hard work and successes this winter. We are looking forward to the spring season ahead. Thank you to everyone who made this winter successful. And thank you to our amazing sponsors for helping us to look and perform our best.
We had a wonderful two weeks at WEC Ocala. This is our first time here and our horses and riders truly rose to the occasion and progressed through out our time here. Maggie Greene’s Rio Java House and Jenn had some notable rounds in a field of 50 in the WEC 3’ Hunter. Laura van Rooyen’s Gandalf and Biarritz were also piloted by Jenn in the 3’6 Performance Hunters. Laura van Rooyen rode Gandalf in the 3’ Adult Eq and finished Reserve Champion. She also rode Biarritz in the $15,000 Jr/Am 3’ Hunter Derby and finished 2nd with a combined total of 174. Thank you to our amazing sponsors and support system for keeping us going, looking forward to the rest of our time here in Florida 🌴🌞🍊
We wrapped up a wonderful finals season with Laura van Rooyen and Biarritz at the National Horse Show in Kentucky. The pair competed in the $10,000 National Horse Show Adult Amateur Hunter Classic where they laid down two beautiful trips of 82.5 and 89, earning them 3rd place in good competition. We are so proud of all this pair has accomplished in a short amount of time and can’t wait to see what the future holds!
As always, thank you to our incredible sponsors we appreciate all you do!
Congratulations to our riders on a great weekend at the National PHA Horse Show!
Grier van Rooyen and Amor de Tortuga had a great last showing in the Short Stirrup division. They were 1st in the medal warmup with a score of 86, and 3rd in the final. The next day they headed into the Short Stirrup hunters and were 1st and 2nd over fences and 1st in the hack, making them the overall champion.
Anastasia Klyashtorny and Fantastique competed in the 3’ Children’s Medal with a 3rd in the warmup and a 4th in the final in good company. This qualified her for the Equitation Challenge where her and Tiki went on to finish 4th as well. These two also had a solid showing in the 3’ Children’s Hunter with an 8th and 3rd over fences and 1st in the under saddle.
We are so proud of both of these riders and excited to see what the future holds for them! Thank you to the Professional Horsemen’s Association and Gardnertown Farms for putting on a great show and our sponsors for all they do for us 🎉🦄🤍
What a week!
We just completed Marshall & Sterling Finals and could not be more proud of how our horses and riders performed.
Laura van Rooyen and her new partner Biarritz were 1st and 4th in the Adult Working Hunter, coming out on top as Adult Working Hunter Champion. Laura also rode to a 9th place finish in the Dover Saddlery Adult Medal in good competition on her mount, Gandalf.
Laura Richardson and Quickstep rode to the blue ribbon in the Adult Working Hunter Under Saddle out of a field of 28. She had some great rides in her Adult Working Hunter over fences and equitation, just falling short of the cut off.
Congratulations to all our riders not just on a great finals, but a wonderful show season! And a massive thank you to all our amazing sponsors for helping us look our very best, especially for moments like these.
Yesterday we wrapped up at the Princeton Summer Classic! Congratulations to all our riders and horses on a job well done this week! There was some great competition and everyone really rose to the occasion. Here are some of the highlights from our week:
Gandalf and Jenn had some great ribbons in the 3’6 Performance Hunters including a 2nd in the hack.
Quickstep and Laura competed in the USHJA 2’9 Hunters and had solid rounds as well as a win in the hack. They also competed in the Adult Amateur Hunters where they rode to ribbons as well.
Rio Java House and Maggie put in some nice trips in the Low Adult Hunters, picking up some good ribbons including a 3rd in a large group.
Gandalf and Laura had some lovely trips in the Adult Equitation medals, including a 4th in the Ariat National Medal.Last but not least, our favorite sassy duo of Amor de Tortuga and Grier strike again with double champion in the Short Stirrup Equitation & Short Stirrup Hunters, with a clean sweep of blues in the Hunters.
Thank you to Princeton Show Jumping for a great show, and as always thank you to our amazing sponsors, we are so grateful for you!
What a week! We attended the Princeton Summer Welcome last week and had some fantastic results.
Jenn and Rio Java House were Champion in the 2’6 USHJA Hunters.
Laura Richardson and Quickstep were also Champion in the 2’9 USHJA Hunters and had great ribbons in the Adult Amateur Hunters including a 2nd in the hack.
Laura van Rooyen and Gandalf had some impressive trips in the adult equitation, including a 3rd in the M&S medal in good company.
Jenn and Gandalf finished 6th in the $2500 USHJA PEL National Hunter Derby and had great ribbons in the 3’6 Performance Hunters. Jenn also piloted Midas around the 3’6 Performances laying down some nice trips with solid competition.
And lastly, our favorite sassy duo Grier van Rooyen and Amor de Tortuga were Champion in the Short Stirrup Hunters and Reserve Champion in the Short Stirrup Equitation.
So proud of all our riders on their accomplishments, next up we return to Princeton at the end of the month for the Summer Classic. Thanks to our incredible sponsors as always for making us look our very best!