Thursday, May 17, 2007
Friday, May 4, 2007
We now have complete results from Team Evergreen for the BRAHA (Blue Ridge Arabian Horse Association) Spring Show on April 14, 2007 in Bel Air, MD. Evergreen Farm was well represented by seven horses and nine riders/handlers, and came home with more than 50 ribbons - a very successful outing. For many riders, this was their first show, and the group represented good sportsmanship, good horsemanship, and most of all - FUN!
In addition to the results already posted below (see post from April 22), Megan Santmeyer, Alana, Nikki, Heather and McKenna participated in the full range of classes.
Megan Santmeyer on EC Wayne
- 2nd Place, Hunter Hack 12" fences
- 2nd Place, English/Hunter Jr. Rider
- 4th place, Open Sport Horse in Hand
- 5th Place, Walk-Trot Barrels
- 5th Place, Walk, Trot Plug
Alana Nappi on Chloe
- 2nd Place, Beginner Hunter O/F 18"
- 3rd Place, Open Sport Horse in Hand
- 4th Place, Beginner Hunter O/F 18"
- 4th Place, Walk-Trot Barrels
- 6th Place, English Pleasure, Go as You Please
- 6th Place, Open Walk-Trot English/Hunter Jr. Rider
Nikki Zuleger on Bucephalus
- 2nd Place, Open Sport Horse in Hand (This is especially sweet because Cephie is our 24 year old foundation broodmare!)
- 4th Place, Halter Handling
- 4th Place, Walk-Trot, Maiden Horse and/or Rider
Heather Webb on Chloe
- 1st Place, Hunter Walk Race, 12 and under
- 2nd Place, English/hunter walk
- 3rd Place, Hunter Hack O/F 12"
- 6th Place, Walk-Trot barrels
McKenna Hayes on EF Senor Rojos
- 1st Place, Hunter Walk Race, 12 under
- 3rd Place, English/hunter walk
McKenna Hayes on Chloe
- 4th Place, Walk-Trot plug
- 5th Place, Walk-Trot barrels
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Beauty and Prince both competed in the Novice and Junior Sport Horse Under Saddle classes on Saturday. The competition was stiff, and with 19 horses in the Novice class, the Coliseum was full. Considering their youth, Beauty and Prince were both very well behaved and acquitted themselves well against much more seasoned horses. In the Junior class, with nine horses, Beauty and Prince really let their talent shine, garnering a third place for Prince and a fifth for Beauty. Heather Richards, one of our boarders who rode Prince for his owner (Katie Winters), was so happy with his behavior and performance, she literally cried.
On Saturday afternoon, it was off with the saddles and into the sport horse in hand ring. Prince and Beauty both showed in large, competitive classes, and Beauty came home with a 4th place in her Purebred Mares 3-5 year old Open class.
Sunday was dressage day. Beauty and Prince both tackled Training 1 and 2 tests, and again, really showed their true potential. Despite some youthful misbehavior (both of them were certain the judge was going to eat them), they both managed to put in one great test. Beauty pulled a 59.357 in Training 2, which while not enough to place in a very large class, thrilled us to pieces. In Training 1, Junior Horse, Prince managed a 59.137, which again thrilled Katie and Heather. It was also good enough for second place out of eleven horses.