Archive for 2014


Sacramento International Welcome Week – September 23 – 28, 2014

The Welcome Week in Sacramento hosted the USHJA Children’s and Adult Amateur Regional Championships. Team members were invited based upon point standings in the Zone, and the championships were held in a Nation’s Cup format. This class is wonderful and valuable exposure to the pressure of team competitions. Zone 9 was represented beautifully by all members, and we’re very proud that both the Children’s and Adult teams earned Silver medals!

Ozlings in the Championships:
LESLIE COX and CASSIUS
KRISTIN COX and MUSKATEER
SUSAN BERNARD and BONGO
MACY MITCHELL and KANTOS

Congratulations to everyone on your hard work getting here, and your awesome job representing Zone 9 

Ribbon winners this week were:
11th – Madison Cameron’s WIBERRA and Jeff in the $25,000 Villas at Rancho Valencia Welcome Grand Prix
2nd – PENNY LANE and owner JILL FOLKESTAD in the Adult Amateur Jumper 1.10m
2nd – E-MAGINE, owned by SUSAN BERNARD and shown by Jeff in the 1.0m Jumper
3rd – VETYVER DU BOIS and owner AISLINN LAMOREAUX in the 1.0m Jumper
4th – URGENT, an entry of SALLY PARKS ridden by ALICIA GADBAN in the $1,000 Modified Jr/Am Classic
4th – ANGELIQUE and Catherine in the 1.20m Jumper
4th – BOLIVIA, owned by STEPHANIE CLARK and shown by Jeff in the 1.30m Jumper
5th – CLASSIC LADY and owner MARY MASTERSON in the Modified Jr/Amatuer 1.20m
5th – CERAFINA, owned by AISLINN LAMOREAUX and shown by Jeff in the 1.20m Jumper
6th – ZALOUBET and owner SAMANTHA ORTMAN in the High Junior/Amateur Jumper 1.40m
6th – VETYVER DU BOIS and owner AISLINN LAMOREAUX in the $1,000 Children’s/Adult Jumper Classic 1.10m
6th – VETYVER DU BOIS, owned by AISLINN LAMOREAUX and shown by Catherine in the 1.10m Jumper

Northwest Autumn Classic – September 10 – 14, 2014

The Northwest Autumn Classic in Monroe, WA housed the Zone 9 Hunter and Hunter Seat Medal Finals as well as the Region 7 Maclay Regionals. The best in the Zone came together this week for some great competition. Firstly, congratulations to Kera McCandless and Katie Mack for finishing 3rd and 6th respectively in the Maclay Regional and earning their spots at Maclay Finals in Lexington! We’re so proud of you both :)

Champions this week were:
NEW ENGLAND, owned by EMILY PERKINS and shown by Shelley in both the First Year Green Working Hunter and the Conformation Hunter divisions;
PLAYLIST, owned by ALEXANDRA ZELL in the Pre Green Working Hunter 3’3” with Shelley and in the Adult Amateur Working Hunter 50 & Over with owner Alexandra.

Reserve Champions:
LE CAVALIER, owned by ROBIN KELLOGG and ridden by Shelley in the High Performance Working Hunter;
CASABLANCA with owner KATELIN MACK in the Junior Working Hunter 15 & Under
CONVICTION, Shelley riding for owner BRITENEY MERCER in the Pre Green Working Hunter 3’
KNIGHTSBRIDGE, owned by ETHAN JOHN and shown by Dustin in the Performance Working Hunter 3’6”
CALLESSANDRO with owner LILIANA KANESHIGE in the Children’s Working Hunter 14 & Under

Additional class winners included:
LUMINOUS with Shelley in the Small Working Hunter
RENDITION with Shelley in the Small Working Hunter
CONVICTION with BRIT MERCER in the Adult Amateur Working Hunter

Other important placings:

$3,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby
2nd – CALLESSANDRO, owned by LILIANA KANESHIGE and shown by Dustin
3rd – NEW ENGLAND, owned by EMILY PERKINS and shown by Shelley

Zone 9 Hunter Seat Medal Ride-Off 3’6”
3rd – KATIE MACK
4th – KERA MCCANDLESS
8th – ETHAN JOHN

Zone 9 Hunter Seat Equitation Finals, 14 & Under 3’
3rd – EMILY PERKINS
7th – LILIANA KANESHIGE

Zone 9 Hunter Seat Equitation Finals 18 & Over 3’
4th – BRITENEY MERCER
5th – STEPHANIE VON GORTLER

Oz’s Briteney Mercer Featured in Chronicle’s “Amateurs Like Us”

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The Chronicle features Le Cavalier’s Derby Win at NW Spectacular 2014

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Stephanie Clark and Pegasus featured in Aug. 11 issue of the Chronicle for Grand Prix win

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Northwest Spectacular – August 27 – 31, 2014

The NW Spectacular was a great end to the 2014 Wilsonville circuit. This week facilitated a number of exciting classes—$2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, $2,000 1.20m Mini Prix, $3,000 Junior/Amateur Jumper Final, $1,000 Child/Adult Jumper Final, $1,000 Low Child/Adult Jumper Final, $20,000 Team NW Jumper Classic, and all respective sections of the OHJA Medal Finals. As always, we were so proud to be represented by a wonderful group of horses and riders. It’s very rewarding to watch everyone develop over the course of a season, and also very rewarding to see hard work recognized in these finals.

Congratulations to all of our champions this week:
LE CAVALIER, owned by ROBIN KELLOGG and shown by Shelley in the Performance Hunters 3’6”;
LANCET, owned by STEPHANIE CLARK and ridden by KARSON PARRY in the Children’s Hunter 13 & Under;
KILKENNY ESQUIRE, an entry of KILKENNY CREST and shown by Shelley in the Baby Green Hunter;
RENDITION, owned by LEXIE FRANKLIN and shown by Shelley in the Small Hunter;
SORCERER, owned by KERA MCCANDLESS and ridden by Shelley in the Conformation Hunter (winning every class!);
SORCERER, owned and ridden by KERA MCCANDLESS in the Equitation 15 & Under;
NEW ENGLAND, an entry owned and shown by EMILY PERKINS in the Junior Hunter 3’3”;
CERAFINA, owned by AISLINN LAMOREAUX and shown by Jeff in the 1.30m Jumper;
VETYVER DU BOIS, owned and ridden by AISLINN LAMOREAUX in the High Children’s Jumper;
LEGATUS with owner ALEXANDRA ULMER in the Junior Hunter 3’6”.

And our Reserve Champions:
FABLE and owner MEGAN GODSBY in the Equitation 15 & Under;
LUMINOUS, an entry of MEG FARINSKY and ridden by GRACE SPIEGEL in the Restricted Equitation 13 & Under;
ANGELIQUE, owned and shown by CATHERINE GREGORY in the 1.30m Jumper
LOCARO Z with owned BRYAN LAYCOE in the Adult Amateur Hunter
SORCERER and owner/rider KERA MCCANDLESS
CASABLANCA and owned KATELIN MACK in the Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper

Special Class winners:
LE CAVALIER and Shelley – $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
CAYMAN and KERA MCCANDLESS – $3,000 Junior/Amateur Jumper Finals
MUSKETEER and KRISTIN COX - $1,000 High Adult Jumper Finals
CERAFINA and Jeff – $2,000 Mini Prix

Other class winners:
CAYMAN and KERA MCCANDLESS in the Low Junior/Amateur Jumper
LEGATUS and ALEXANDRA ULMER in the Pessoa/USEF Hunter Seat Medal
CASABLANCA and KATELIN MACK in the ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Medal
CASABLANCA and KATELIN MACK again in the OHJA Junior/Senior Medal Qualifier
KNIGHTSBRIDGE and ETHAN JOHN in the Junior Hunter 3’6” U/S
INVERNESS and Dustin in two Performance Hunter 3’6” classes
KANTOS and MACY MITCHELL in the Modified Junior/Amateur Jumper
CALLESSANDRO and Dustin in the Green Working Hunter
LOCARO Z and Dustin in the Performance Hunter 3’3”
SORCERER and KERA MCCANDLESS in the Junior Hunter 3’6”
CORNINO and AISLINN LAMOREAUX in the Junior Hunter 3’3” U/S
RENDITION and GRACE SPIEGEL in the Children’s Hunter 13 & Under U/S
CAMELOT LS and KATIE SPUTH in the High Children’s Jumper
BASILIO and Catherine in the 0.95m Jumper
SUNDAY DOUGLAS and ETHAN JOHN in the 0.95m Jumper

Great job, everyone! We’re now looking ahead to the Northwest Autumn Classic in Monroe, home of our Maclay Regionals. Congratulations to Katie and Kera for qualifying!

EmilyRooChamp

Oregon Summer Classic – August 21 – 24, 2014

While the rest of the team was up in Canada, Dustin was holding down the fort in Wilsonville at the Oregon Summer Classic. Awesome job, southern contingency!
The Team NW Medal Finals took place this week. We’d like to offer our huge congratulations to ALEXANDRA ULMER, the big winner in the 3’6” Junior/Amateur section! Way to go, Alexandra 
Champions this week:
LEGATUS and ALEXANDRA ULMER in the Junior Hunters
FABLE and MEGAN GODSBY in the Junior Equitation

Reserve Champions were:
DISCO and KATE WILLIAMS in the Modified Jr/Am Jumpers
LOCARO Z and BRYAN LAYCOE in the Adult Amateur Hunters
GETTYSBURG and EMILY PERKINS in the Junior Hunters
LANCET and Dustin in the Large Working Hunter

Additional class winners:
DISCO and KATE WILLIAMS in the 1.15m Jumper
CERES Z and Dustin in the 0.85m and 0.90m Jumpers
OLIVIA EUROSTAR and JULIET DE LA HUERGA in the Mod Jr/Am Jumper and twice in the 1.25m Jr/Am Jumper
LANCET and KARSON PARRY in the Children’s Hunter and the OHJA Child/Adult Medal

Thunderbird Summer Fort Festival – August 19 – 24, 2014

Back again to Thunderbird! Lovely as always… We had some beautiful weather and some of the horses were able to take advantage of the beautiful trail system on the show grounds. Thank you, Kaylene, for stepping in this week to help everything run smoothly :)

Here are some of our showing highlights:
Champions!
ZALOUBET and SAMANTHA ORTMAN in the 1.40m High Jr/Amateur Jumpers
LUMINOUS and STEPHANIE VON GORTLER in the Adult Amateur Equitation
PLAYLIST and Shelley in the Pre-Green Hunter 3’3”

Reserve Champions:
CONVICTION and BRITENEY MERCER – Adult Amateur Equitation
PLAYLIST and ALEXANDRA ZELL – Adult Amateur Hunter
KILKENNY COLBERT and Jeff – Open Jumper 1.20m

Additional class winners:
CLASSIC LADY and MARY MASTERSON – Adult Amateur Jumper
RENDITION and GRACE SPIEGEL – Children’s Hunter U/S; Children’s Equitation 14 & Under – Flat
CORNINO and AISLINN LAMOREAUX – Junior Hunter 3’3” U/S
INVERNESS and Jeff – Training Jumper 1.15m
CALLESSANDRO and Shelley – First Year Green Hunter
CONVICTION and BRITENEY MERCER – Adult Amateur Hunter
Katie and Jeff course

A Special Congratulations…

Congratulations, Shelley, on qualifying for the Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final in Saugerties, New York! We need to extend a huge thanks to all the owners and horses for making this possible. Shelley will not be attending the Hunter Prix Final, but it is a huge honor to be invited.Cav and Shelley

Evergreen Classic – August 6 – 10, 2014

The Evergreen Classic was held at a new venue in Snohomish this year. We’re excited to see how the property develops in future years, as the owners have exciting visions of what the show park could be.
Champions this week were:
PLAYLIST and owner ALEXANDRA ZELL in the Adult Amateur Hunters
KANTOS and owner MACY MITCHELL in the Children’s Jumpers
MUSKETEER with owner LESLIE COX in the Adult Amateur Jumpers

…and our Reserve Champions:
RENDITION, Shelley with the ride for LEXIE FRANKLIN in the Small Working Hunter
MORRISON, owned by AMY BERMAN and shown by Dustin in the Pre-Green Hunter 3’
CARTIANO Z, Jeff riding for TAMI MAJER in the 1.40m Jumpers
ZADON, an entry of Sally Parks with ALICIA GADBAN riding in the 1.25m Jumpers
CALLESSANDRO, owned by LILIANA KANESHIGE and ridden by Dustin in the 1st Year Green Hunter
NEW ENGLAND and Shelley riding for EMILY PERKINS in the Conformation Hunter

Additional Class Winners:
CASSIUS and LESLIE COX in the Adult Amateur Jumpers
E-MAGINE, an entry of SUSAN BERNARD and piloted by Jeff in the PNW 5 & 6 Year Old Jumper
CONVICTION and Shelley riding for BRITENEY MERCER in the Pre-Green Hunter 3’
LADY MARGARET, owned by ZEIDLER FARM CANADA and shown by Jeff in the PNW 5 & 6 Year Old Jumper
PLAYLIST, Dustin riding for ALEXANDRA ZELL in the Pre-Green 3’3”
LANCET and KARSON PARRY riding for Stephanie Clark in the Children’s Hunter 14 & Under
LANCET and KARSON PARRY also won the Children’s Hunter Classic!
RENDITION, owned by Lexie Franklin and shown by GRACE SPIEGEL in the Children’s Hunter 14 & Under
NEW ENGLAND, Shelley riding for EMILY PERKINS in the 1st Year Green Hunters
KANTOS and owner MACY MITCHELL in the Modified Jr/Am Jumper

$25,000 Evergreen Classic Grand Prix
2nd – CARTIANO Z, TAMI MAJER’s entry with Jeff aboard
5th – PEGASUS, owned and shown by STEPHANIE CLARK

$10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
4th – LE CAVALIER, Shelley riding for ROBIN KELLOGG
6th – CALLESSANDRO, Dustin showing for LILIANA KANESHIGE
11th – SORCERER with owner KERA MCCANDLESS

$2,500 Mini Prix 1.20m
3rd – ZADON and ALICIA GADBAN riding for Sally Parks
4TH – KILKENNY COLBERT, an entry of KILKENNY CREST ridden by Jeff