Huge congratulations go out to Samantha Rice on her purchase of Citation, along with the entire team at Holly Hill Stables. This horse is an incredible animal, friend & partner. We wish you the best of luck with him going forward & I know you’ll have amazing success.
Kirkland, WA – October 9, 2015 – The Capital Challenge Horse show was a week to remember for Alexis Taylor Silvernale of Kirkland, Washington, as she picked up two of the biggest victories of her professional career. Silvernale not only competed among the hunter world’s best and brightest to win the WCHR Developing Pro Challenge, she also claimed the WCHR Developing Pro National Championship. Just competing at Capital Challenge was a dream realized for Silvernale. Since turning professional in 2013, after successful junior and amateur owner years on both the East and West coasts, in addition to a business degree from NYU and a career on Wall Street, the WCHR Developing Pro Series was a competition priority. She looked forward to her first time in the show ring at the famed Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. And even with mishaps, it all came together. “As a new professional with a young business, I wanted to prove myself on a national level,” said Silvernale. “Last year I wasn’t able to attend the show but still finished Reserve Champion Developing Pro in the WCHR National standings, which was such an honor. This year I knew I had a shot … Read More
After a more than 2,500-mile trip from the Pacific Northwest to the Mid-Atlantic, Alexis Taylor Silvernale of Bellevue, Washington, made her journey worthwhile as she and Citation, a 2006 Wurttemberger gelding (Cornet Obolensky x Little Lou) owned by student Camille LeBlond were crowned champions of the $2,500 WCHR Developing Pro Challenge presented by Stephanie Ingram and Well Placed Smile. Silvernale and Citation received an 84.50 from the panel for their first over fences round and retuned to score an 87.50 in the second over fences class to seal their win with a final score of 172.00. Entering the division as the leading rider for the WCHR Developing Pro series, Silvernale was ecstatic with the duo’s performance throughout the competitive division and embraced her return to the East Coast with happiness and determination. Riding for a number of talented and prominent names in the industry including Leslie Howard and Timmy Kees during her junior years, Silvernale took a hiatus from the sport for nearly a decade, earning a bachelor’s degree from New York University and continuing on to a successful career on Wall Street before realizing where her true passion was calling her. “My husband Joe and I met training for … Read More
Alexis was WCHR Champion Developing Professional Rider – NW region and Camille Leblond was WCHR Champion Developing Owner – NW region. Emily Hutson and Bleeker Street were Junior Hunter 3’3″ Champions. Camille Leblond and Nicole Schuler competed in their first Maclay Regionals. Both girls have exceeded expectations not just for their riding but for how far they’ve come as individuals. Congratulations Camille on your official acceptance to Maclay Finals! Alexis was also Leading Professional Rider at that show. Congratulations to all!
A great start to the NW Spectacular! Gramercy, Montrachet, Quintero & Bleeker St. were all in the tricolors. We had a 2nd-3rd finish in the 1.40m Welcome class. Carnado, Bien Sur & Montrachet picked up circuit wins as well! Congratulations to Katie Sputh & Camelot on their win in the Mini Prix!! Also a huge congrats to Nicole for placing 2nd in the Maclay and Katherine & Princeton for their Championship in the Junior Hunters. Emily, Hanna, Annika & Camille all rode great receiving ribbons all week long! That’s a wrap Team Northwest, until next year!
A great start to the week at the Evergreen Classic, Amy’s baby Gramercy finished with the Championship in the Baby Greens after winning two rounds! Other Champions included Montrachet in the Pre Green 3’3, Campari was Reserve Champion Pre Green 3’3, Bleeker St was Reserve Champion in the 1st Year Green, Citation took home Reserve Champion of the High Performance & Antonio won the 1.40m Welcome on Bella Donna! An incredible day for all of my girls was capped off by a win in the National Derby for Campari I’m am so blessed to work with such an incredible animal.Finishing off a great week Camille Leblond’s Quintero took the Championship in the International Hunter Derby & Citation finished right behind for the Reserve Championship! Thank you Camille for letting me ride your amazing ponies & thank you to my incredible team – it truly takes a village.
“Admired as the centerpiece of a prestigious equestrian community. Aleron Training Stables is fulfilling the Pacific Northwest’s need doe world-class training and high-quality horse care. Set against tall, lush evergreens and a meticulously manicured landscape, this dreamy facility is home to up-and-coming hunter/jumper rider and trainer Alexis Taylor-Silvernale…” Click here to read full article.
Oregon High Desert Classic I It was a wonderful start to the week in Bend! Archive was Champion Pre Green Hunters 3′, Montrachet was Champion in the Pre Green Hunters 3’3, Campari was 4th in the Pre Green Challenge, Bien Sur took Reserve Champion in the 3’6” Performance Hunters, Citation was Reserve Champion in the High Performance Hunters, A-6 was double clear in the 1.40m & many other class winners and great performances. Beautiful show with great people! Emily’s new boy Bleeker finished 2nd out of 42 in Friday nights National Hunter Derby! Hanna kicked off our Saturday with a double clear round in the Children’s Jumpers and Sarina won all 3 Short Stirrup classes – both girls on new rides!! Congrats! Citation won the Handy round of the International Hunter Derby on Sunday and finished 2nd overall. Camille & Quintero finished 10th overall! I am so proud of all my girls today Audrey, Sarina, Annika, Hanna, Emily, Camille & Nicole. Your dedication to what you love is inspiring every day! Oregon High Desert Classic II Katie & Camelot made the jump off & finished 6th in the 1.25 Jr/Am classic!! In their 2nd week together Emily & Bleeker … Read More
Wednesday – A great day at Country Classic with good friends. Class winners included Quintero, Bien Sur, Carnado, Campari, Montrachet, A-6, Contessa & Lancet! Thursday – Bien Sur was Champion of the 3’6” Performance Hunters, Carnado Champion 3’3” Performance Hunters, Campari took Champion in the Pre Green with Montrachet following as Reserve Champion. Quintero was Reserve Champion in the High Performance Hunters & Lancet was Reserve Champion Large Hunter. Carrera earned a class win in the 1st Year Green Hunters as well. Friday – Such a great day for all Aleron riders! Katherine won a Low Junior Hunter Class, Camille & Emily earned great ribbons in Junior Hunters, Nicole won the Team NW Medal, Camille won OHJA, Audrey won a Pre Child Hunter class, Annika was Champion of the restricted eq with Josie in Reserve, Hanna crushed it in the jumper ring and Annika rode to a 6th place finish in the derby & Campari took 2nd! Great job to such an incredible team that I am so lucky to work with. Sunday – We had such an amazing weekend at the Country Classic with numerous ribbons and Championships across the board. A huge congrats to all my riders: Emily, … Read More
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