In the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, Alexis and Kona were 8th. Chamberlain, Splendid and Gatsby were also incredible in their big derby debuts.
Great to be back in the desert. Newbies and lots of great ribbons! Volare and MacArthur were Champion and Reserve in the Baby Green Hunters. Talisker was in the ribbons at his first show. Ceremony won two classes and was Reserve Champion in the Young Hunters 3’3″. Our 7-year-olds Chamberlain and Philosophy jumped to great ribbons in the Green Conformation and Green 3’9″. Gatsby finished Reserve Champion in the Training Hunters. So proud of our riders too! Emma swept the Short Stirrup Hunters. Julia was Champion in the Equitation and Piper had her best rounds ever in her division.
Camille Leblond and Category finished 7th in the WCHR Junior Hunter 3’6″ Challenge! Camille was 2nd with Cayambe in the Large Junior Hunter Stake and 5th (87 score) in a huge Performance 3’6″ class. On Carneros NV, Camille finished 3rd out of 90 in the Open Equitation 3’6″. Alexis and Category placed 2nd in the Green Hunters 3’9″ Handy. Alexis rode an amazing round on Camille Leblond’s Sancho in the WCHR Pro Challenge.
Congratulations to Camille Leblond for placing 4th in the 2017 Region 7 Northwest ASPCA Maclay Regional Finals – and ensuring our fall will last through November! 13-year-old Hanna Meyer rode in her first Maclay Regional, and mastered the course. Both Nicole McNichols and Claire McNichols made so much progress in just one weekend. Sarina Singh and Audrey Hogan competed in their first Derby with such success. Isabella won her 1st blue ribbons! Emma, Alex, and Piper all ended having completed their best rounds yet. Claire knocked it out of the park at her first show in the Pacific Northwest. Alexis and Camille Leblond’s Cayambe won all 4 over fences in the Performance Hunters 3’6″ and Sarina Singh’s Archive brought home the Reserve Championship in the Green Hunters. Jordan Goodall and Audrey Hogan’s Philosophy earned top scores in Performance Hunters 3’3″.
So proud of everyone this weekend! Sarina Singh was 4th overall in the Children’s Regional Championship. Maureen was Champion at her first show! Camille Leblond and Category were Champion int the Junior Hunters, Classic winners and Leading Junior Rider. Camille and her new ride Cambridge were Champions in the 16-17 Eq. Hanna Meyer, Annika Meyer, Sophie Voskuil, Dana Mogensen, and Ryan Mclauchlan had top ribbons and great riding all around! One O’Wonder won the Handy and was Overall Reserve Champion in the International Hunter Derby! Caresso was 4th, F-8 and Cambridge (with Camille Leblond) also in the top 12! Chacco Latte and Alexis were 9th in the $25,000 Grand Prix – with a fast 4 fault finish!