We had a great two weeks at Thunderbird for the Summer Fort Classic and the Summer Fort Festival. Congratulations of all of our riders on great rounds and top ribbons! Summer Fort Classic: Category, owned by Camille LeBlond, was Champion in the High Performance Conformation Hunters and Champion in the AO Hunters. Mia had several great wins throughout the week. She won the ASPCA Maclay Medal with Catendro and qualified for Regionals! The duo were also Champion in the 14&U Equitation. Lastly, the pair placed 7th in the $2,500 USHJA National Jr/Am Hunter Derby. Philine and Calypso Z won Reserve Champion in the 1.10m Children’s Jumpers. Siena and Kona were Champion in the Pre Children’s Hunters out of a huge group. Sarina and Archive were Champion in the Children’s Hunters and won the Classic. Gabby and Campari had a great 2nd place round (scoring an 84!) in the Children’s Hunters and won the U/S. Philosophy finished 7th and Wellington finished 10th in the USHJA International Hunter Derby. Jake had several top rounds and was Champion in the 3’3″ Performance Working hunter with Catendro. He also finished 6th with Campari in the $7,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby. Summer Fort Festival Truly … Read More
Our riders had a great show at the Giant Steps Charity Classic! A huge thank you to our new assistant trainer, Jake Wasson, and to all of our clients for making this a fun and successful week! Jake and Archive finished 2nd in the National Hunter Derby with a handy round score of 97. Jake was also 5th on Grande Impression and 10th on Campari! Jake and One O’Wonder won the Talent Search with a score of 90! One O’Wonder is currently offered for sale. Sarina and Grande Impression won the PCHA Horsemanship Medal Gabby and Campari won the first round in the Children’s Hunters with an 84 Nicole and Tomcat finished 10th in the Low Child Adult Classic Taylor and Sealed With a Kiss earned 2nd in the Short Stirrup Equitation
We had such an exciting and busy week at the Sonoma Horse Park for the HMI Equestrian Classic! Our horses and riders had great rounds throughout the week! Congratulations to everyone and a huge thank you to our incredible team! Lizzy and Lordie were Reserve Champion in the Low Children’s Hunters Nicole and Tomcat were Champion in the Low Adult Jumpers Philine and Fincent were Reserve Champion in the Modified Children’s Jumpers and placed 8th in the classic out of a huge group! Jake and Archive finished 3rd in the $10,000 National Hunter Derby Jake and One O’Wonder placed 2nd in the USET with a score of 91! And 8th out of 70 entries in the Open Equitation Challenge. Category won both rounds of high Performance Conformation Hunters on Wednesday. Later in the week Camile and Category scored an 85 to win the A/O Hunters and were 3rd in the classic Gabby and Campari win the 13 and under Children’s Under Saddle Sarina and Archive took the win in the 14-17 Children’s Hunter Under Saddle Claire and Segway finished 8th in the Modified Child/Adult Derby and were 2nd in the Modified Children’s Under Saddle Benedict & Camille finished 5th in … Read More
Team Aleron had a fantastic 2 weeks at Thunderbird! A huge thank you to all of our clients who made this a great series. West Coast Classic Nostalgic won in the $10,000 Open 3’6 Cobblestone Farm ‘Hunt & Handy’ Derby and had two winning rounds in the High Performance Hunters. One O Wonder finished 7th in the Cobblestone Farm ‘Hunt & Handy’ Derby Archive and Jake Wasson were Champion in the 3’3 Performance Hunters. The pair won 4/5 classes in the division, including the Handy Archive and Sarina were Champion in the Older Children’s Hunters and the winners of the Classic Emma Lorimer’s Wellington claimed Reserve Champion in the Large Hunters. The pair placed 2nd out of 19 in the Children’s Equitation Flat and put in some beautiful rounds in the Children’s Hunters Notorious won the 3’ Green under saddle Mia and Castille, a catch ride, were second in the NCEA medal. Sarina was 7th on Grande Impression. The weekend ended on a great note with Sarina 2nd, Mia 4th, and Emma 5th in the THIS Medal Western Family Nostalgic was Champion and Colmantino was Reserve in the Performance Hunters Notorious was Champion in the 3’ Green Hunters Camille & … Read More
We had an excellent time at the Early Summer Classic in Wilsonville, Oregon! Congratulations to all of our riders on a great rounds and all of your accomplishments this week! Category earns Champion in the High Performance Conformation Hunters and Nostalgic was Reserve Cayambe was Champion 3’6″ Performance Hunters Lady Grey was Champion & Callisto was Reserve in the Baby Green Hunters. Notorious won in the under saddle Alexis Apostol and Quintero were Champion in the 18-39 Adult Equitation Category wins both AO Hunter rounds with scores of 87 and 88 and earns Champion in the division Jake Wasson and Archive first and third in the 3’3 performance with scores of 87 and 85 Lizzy and Bloom County won the Pre Childrens Hunter Under Saddle Macie and Callisto win the first round of Short Stirrup Hunters Alexis wins the Ariat Medal and the AA hunters on Quintero Lizzy and Opus win the Modified Child Under Saddle Nostalgic and Alexis finish 6th in the International Derby Gabrielle and Lady Grey finish up with a clean sweep in the Pre Adult Equitation
Blenheim June Classic I Our riders had great trips and earned several tricolors to wrap up the week. Mac Arthur, owned by Emily Ann Hubbard received Champion in the USHJA 2’6’. Camille Leblond & Fin Chin Fravanca finish 2nd in the High Jr/AO Jumpers with the fastest jump off time with only 1 down. Mia Burlington takes home 3rd place in the Taylor Harris Medal on Graffito, owned by Camille Leblond. Nicole Mcnichols and Tomcat win Champion in the Low Adult Jumpers. Skylar Wireman and Nicole Mcnichols’ Calypso were Reserve Champion in the Medium Pony Hunters. Blenheim June Classic II Claire McNichols’s Calypso and Mia Burlington take 2nd in the Pony Derby & Reserve Champion in the Medium Pony Division Gabriella Moline & Campari win the Children’s Hunter U/S Claire McNichols and Segway win in the Short Stirrup U/S Mia Burlington and Graffito finish up with a win in the 12-14 Equitation Flat
Thank you to all of my amazing clients, horses, staff, sponsors, friends & family who made our week Thunderbird Canadian Premier so wonderful! I am beyond grateful to be able to do this job and proud of your accomplishments. Cayambe started off the week as Champion in the 3’6″ Performance Working Hunters. Category and Camille Leblond were Champion in the 3’6 AO Hunters. Piper and Follow My Lead took home Reserve Champion in the Pre Child Equitation. Tomcat and Nicole McNichols won the Pacific Jm/Am Jumper Stake. Mia and Cayambe had top ribbons in the 3’3″ Junior Hunters. Callisto and Macie had great trips and earned top ribbons in the Green Rider Hunter. Sarina and Archive placed 3rd in the Taylor Harris Medal 6th in the CET Mini Medal. Claire McNichols and Calpyso won the Medium Pony Hunter U/S. Philine and Fiorella EVS earned 2nd in a tough Children’s Jumper division. We are looking forward to getting out of the PNW for a couple of weeks, California here we come!
Team Aleron headed to Evergreen State Equestrian Park for the 2019 PNW Hunter Jumper Show and had an exceptional week! Category, owned by Camille Leblond, brought home Champion in the High Performance Conformation Hunters. Camille’s Cayambe was Champion in the Performance 3’6” Hunters. Emily Hubbard and MacArthur took home Reserve Champion in 2’ hunters. Sealed With A Kiss, owned by Kim Smith, won Reserve Champion in the USHJA 2’3”. Siena Kitch’s Kona was Champion in the USHJA 2’6” & Reserve Champion in the Low Children’s Hunters. Callisto, owned by Macie Nordberg, was Champion and Lady Grey, owned by Gabrielle Fuller, was Reserve Champion in the Baby Green Hunters. Sarina Singh’s Archive won Champion in the Large Hunters. Philosophy, owned by Audrey Hogan, won in the High Performance Hunters. Mia Burlington and Graffito earned blue in the Jr Hunter 3’3” handy round. Sarina Singh and Grande Impression had the winning ride in the Hamel Foundation Medal. Gabrielle Moline had her first win in the Children’s Hunters with Campari. Claire Mcnichols rode her first Pony Hunter Derby and placed 4th with Calypso. Claire and Calypso also took 2nd in the Pony Under Saddle. Macie and Callisto took 2nd in the opportunity. Piper … Read More
Our riders had an exceptional week at Thunderbird Showpark ! Camille Leblond was champion in the A/Os aboard Category, Reserve Champion on Cayambe; Champ 1.40m jr/am on Fin Chin Fravanca and did her first Grand Prix on Fin with only 8 faults. She was also 4th in the mini prix with her young jumper Benedict! Mia Burlington won the THIS Medal, finished High Point Equitation Rider in her age group, won the 24 & under section of the Carl Green Equitation Challenge finishing 2nd overall. She also took 8th in the Derby on her new ride Graffito. Philine Weisbeek took her 4 yr old jumper El Capitan to his first show in the US and rode to 4th out of 30 in the 1.0m open. Alex Masone completed her first show on Sunliner with many top ribbons in the children’s hunters. Emma Lorimer continued to make huge progress with One O’Wonder. The week was filled with so many highlights and so many smiles. We can’t wait to come back in May
Team Aleron had a great time at the WSHJA Spring National! We are so lucky to work with the best horses and the best clients! Sealed With A Kiss was Champion in the UHSJA 2’3”. Camille Leblond’s Category was Champion in the High Performance Conformation, and won Saturday’s Ride of the Day. Carnado had a clean sweep in the High Performance! This pair also had Ride of the day on Wednesday. A double congratulations to Cayambe on taking home champion in the Performance 3’6” and scoring 88 to have Ride Of The Day on Wednesday! Callisto took home reserve champion at his first horse show in the USA in the Baby Greens. And Alexis Apostol had a great day back in the show ring placing 3rd in the Ariat Medal on Quintero. Emily Hubbard’s MacArthur finished 1st & 2nd in the 3′ Greens. We wrapped up the weekend by taking home the Brad Laird Memorial Trophy for Leading Hunter Rider for the 4th year in a row. A huge thank you to my entire team for your incredible support.
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