Archive for 2011

National Horse Show – Lexington, Kentucky

The Oz crowd was present and accounted for at the 2011 Alltech National Horse Show in Lexington, Kentucky.

This was the 128th year of the National Horse Show.  Historically, the show was held in Manhattan at Madison Square Garden.  Starting in 1990, the event found difficulty finding  a home that suited it and made sense.  It had become too expensive to host it at the Garden.  It moved to the Meadowlands in New Jersey, back to the Garden, to Washington DC, to the Piers on the west side of NYC and then finally to Syracuse (with some events held in Wellington, Florida).  So…… you can imagine how pleased we are that the National Horse Show seems to have found a new home.  All the exhibitors loved it and the organizing committee was pleased as well.

Paige Hamilton and Madison Cameron competed in the 2011 ASPCA Maclay National Championships and Bailey Smith joined us to cheer them on.  We ate like queens!  Here we are at Bellini’s, a fabulous Italian restaurant in Lexington.

Maclay Finals dinner 2011 Paige, Madison and Bailey

Capital Challenge Horse Show

Only two Oz horses,  Exposure and Greyscale, made the flight to The Capital Challenge in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.  The entire Oz Team consisted of Shelley, Maggie, Zizi, Diane and Betsy.  We all had a great experience and lots of laughs.

Although Shelley and Maggie both rode well and had solid rounds at Capital Challenge, it was clear that Alexandra Zell and Exposurewere the star Ozlings of the week. The pair laid down a spectacular second round in the Adult Amateur 51 and Over Hunters, earning them a score of 87, the class win and clinching the Reserve Championshipfor the division. This was an impressive feat; The Capital Challenge brings together the top flight groups from each region to compete and this particular division was no exception with a field of 31 horses and riders. Congratulations Zizi!

The Capital Challenge also hosts the WCHR National Finals for the  World Champion Hunter Rider Program.  Alexandra Zell won the Adult Amateur National WCHR Owner award. Madison Cameron was named Reserve National Champion Handy Hunter Rider, while Maggie Dennis earned third. Shelley Campf finished second in the National  Handy Hunter Trainer standings and Erica Hass was fourth in the WCHR National Emerging Professional Owner category. Congratulations to everyone.  These are outstanding results!

NW Autumn Classic and WCHR Regional Awards

The NW Autumn Classic in Monroe, Washington wraps up the show season for the majority of Oz riders. The shows highlights include WCHR Regional Awards Presentations, ASPCA Maclay Regional Finals and the USHJA Zone Finals for hunters and the USHJA Zone 9 Medal Ride Off.

Madison Maclay win photo

Congratulations Madison Cameron on her win of the ASPCA Maclay Regional Finals. Congratulations also goes out to  Paige Hamilton and Vivian Keller who also qualifyed for ASPCA Maclay National Finals!  Madison won on Legatus , Paige and Pendleton were 7th and Vivian and Swagger finished 9th.

Paige USEF Zone Finals win photo

Paige Hamilton won the USEF  Zone 9 Hunter Seat Medal Finals. Madison was second, Vivian earned 3rd and Maggie finished5th.

World Champion Hunter Rider Regional Results and National Standings as of September 30th:

Shelley Campf:  1st Professional Trainer, Emerging Professional Trainer, Adult Amateur Trainer, Junior Trainer and Children’s Trainer, 2nd Professional (8th Nationally), 3rd Handy Hunter.

Tara Niculescu: 2nd Emerging Professional (10th Nationally)

Alexandra Zell: 1st Adult Amateur (11th Nationally), 1st Adult Amateur Owner, 3rd Professional Owner

Erica Hass: 1st Emerging Professional Owner, 3rd Adult Amateur, 3rd Adult Amateur Owner

Lexie Grant: 1st Children’s, 1st Children’s Owner, 5th Professional Owner

Madison Cameron- 3rd Junior, 1st Junior Owner, 1st Handy Hunter (1st Nationally)

Maggie Dennis- 4th Junior, 2nd Handy Hunter (2nd Nationally), 4th Professional Owner

Paige Hamilton- 5th Junior

Championships at the show went to Exposure and Shelley in the First Year Green Hunter and Lenamore Cavalier and Leslie Cox in the Low Child/ Adult Jumper division.

Greyscale and Shelley were Reserve Champions in the Second year Green Hunter, Alexandra Zell rode Exposure to the Reserve Championship in the Adult Amateur Hunter division and Apache Joe and Jeff tied for Reserve Champion in the 1.15m Jumpers.

Individual class winners were Legatus and Shelley in the High Performance Working Hunter, Legatus and Madison in the Junior Hunter 16-17 Handy, Kaylee Cox and Musketeer in the 1.20m Jumper and Hologram and Maggie in the Modified Junior/Amateur Jumper.

NW Spectacular, Zone 9 Championships and Team NW Grand Champions

The Team NW show season went out with a bang at NW Spectacular where Oz dominated the premier classes of the horse show as well as the Circuit Awards.

The week started out strongly with Jeff winning the 1.40m Open Welcome class on Cartiano Z and placing 3rd on Wiberra. In the NW Spectacular Grand Prix, Cartiano earned 4th, Wiberra placed 6th and Apache Joe finished in 7th.

The biggest win came with Legatus and Shelley in the USHJA International Hunter Derby. Although scores were close at the end of the first round, the pair secured the top spot with a 99 in the handy round. Exposure and Shelley placed 3rd in the class. Greyscale and Maggie Dennis were 4th. Tara and Pendleton finished in 5th. Swagger and Vivian Keller ended up 6th. Encore and Shelley received 10th and Avery Worthington and Hakuna Matata came in 12th.

In Mini Prix, Kantos and Jeff placed 2nd and Contendra and Samantha Ortman finished 5th.

Shelley rode Black Pearl to a 3rd place finish in the National Hunter Classic and Alexandra Ulmer and Wembley received 8th.

Congratulations Jeff and Shelley for winning the Team NW Golf Cart Challenge for both the Mini Prix and the National Hunter Classic!

Oz horses and riders were also very successful in the USHJA Zone 9 Championship Classes:

Young Jumper Championship: Apache Joe and Jeff- 1st, Wiberra and Jeff- 3rd.

Junior/ Amateur Owner Championship: Musketeer and Kaylee Cox- 3rd.

Pre Green Championship: Mon Avis and Shelley – 1st, Perseverance and Shelley- 3rd, Night Song and Tara- 4th.

Performance 3’6 Championship: Wembley and Shelley- 4th.

Performance 3’6 Championship: Encore and Shelley- 1st, Legatus and Shelley- 3rd, Hakuna Matata and Shelley- 5th.

Green Working Hunter Championship: Greyscale and Shelley- 1st, Exposure and Shelley- 2nd, Swagger and Tara- 3rd.

Adult Amateur Hunter Championship: Exposure and Alexandra Zell- 2nd, Locaro Z and Bryan Laycoe- 3rd, Night Song and Erica Hass- 7th.

Junior Working Hunter Championship: Legatus and Madison Cameron- 3rd, Greyscale and Maggie Dennis- 4th, Swagger and Vivian Keller- 5th, Pendleton and Paige Hamilton- 8th.

Children’s Hunter Championship: Wembley and Alexandra Ulmer- 1st, Rendition and Lexie Grant- 5th.

Oz’s consistent results throughout the summer became clear when the Team NW circuit championships were announced.

Circuit Grand Champions:

-       Perseverance and Shelley- Baby Green Hunter

-       Exposure and Shelley- Green Working Hunter

-       Night Song and Tara- Pre Green Hunter

-       Snow Patrol and Shelley- Large Hunter

-       Perseverance and Diane Laycoe- Pre-Adult Hunter

-       Madison Cameron- Junior Equitation

-       Greyscale and Maggie Dennis- Junior Hunter

-       Chanel and Alexandra Majer- Children’s Jumper

-       Kantos and Kimberly Bruce- Low Child/ Adult Jumper

Reserve Circuit Champions:

-       Swagger and Tara- Green Hunter

-       Exposure and Alexandra Zell- Adult Amateur Hunter

-       Korina Winkler- Short/ Long Stirrup Equitation

-       Wiberra and Madison Cameron- Junior/ Amateur Owner Jumper

It was a successful week in the hunter ring: Perseverance was Champion with Shelley in the Baby Green Hunters and Reserve Champion with Diane in the Pre Adult Hunter. Exposure was Champion both in the Adult Hunter 50 and Over with Alexandra Zell and in the Green Hunter division with Shelley. Madison Cameron and Legatus earned the tri colors in the Junior Hunter 16-17 and Maggie Dennis and Greyscale took home Reserve. The Championship in the Equitation 16-17 went to Vivian Keller and Reserve Champion went to Madision Cameron. Wembley and Shelley were Reserve Champion in the Performance Working Hunter 3’3 and last but not least Lexie Grant rode Rendition to the Reserve Championship in the Children’s Hunters.

Jumpers also had a good week: Jeff and Cartiano Z were Champion in the Open Jumper division. Hologram and Maggie Dennis tied for the Championship in the Medium Junior/AO Jumpers. Musketeer and Kaylee Cox were Reserve Champion in the Low Junior Jumpers and Leslie Cox and Lenamore Cavalier earned Reserve Champion in the Low Adult Jumper.

Individual Class Winners Included:

Kantos and Jeff- 1.10m jumper

Contendra and Samantha Ortman- 1.15m Jumper

Contendra and Jeff- 1.20m Jumper

Wiberra and Jeff- 7&8 year old Young Jumper

Encore and Shelley- Green Hunter Undersaddle

Korina Winkler and Black Pearl- Long Stirrup Hunter

Diane Laycoe and Encore- Pre Adult Undersaddle

Oregon Summer & the Hillcrest and OHJA Finals

The Oregon Summer Show was the first of the two final Team NW Equestrian Sports shows of the season. Oz horses and riders dominated in their respective divisions as well as the special classes and finals that took place.
Oz had a fantastic week in the hunters and equitation:

Perhaps the biggest winners of the week were Maggie Dennis and Alexandra Ulmer. Maggie and her horse Greyscale won both the OHJA Junior& Senior Medal Final as well as the Hillcrest Medal Final. In addition, the pair was Reserve Champion in the 16-17 Equitation division. Alexandra  too, bested her peer group winning the OHJA Children’s  Medal Final and Hillcrest Children’s Medal Final on Wembley. This pair won in the Children’s Hunter division also. Great domination girls!

Perseverance had a really successful week and was Champion in both the Baby Green Hunters with Shelley and in the Pre-Adult Hunters with Diane Laycoe.

Encore was Champion with Shelley in the Green Working Hunter and also showed in the Pre-Adult Hunters with Diane.

Rendition and Shelley were Reserve Champion in the Green Working Hunter.

Exposure and Alexandra Zell were Reserve Champion in the Adult Amateur Hunter.

Kate Williams rode Adam 12 to the Championship in the Adult Amateur Equitation.

Korina Winkler won the Long Stirrup Equitation on the flat class.

Pendleton and Paige Hamiliton won the Junior/AO hunter under saddle. Paige was also Champion in the 16-17 Equitation, won the OHJA qualifying Medal, placed 9th in the OHJA Junior/Senior Medal Final and received 8th in the Hillcrest Medal Final.

Swagger won the Green Working Hunter handy with Tara Niculescu. Vivian Keller also rode Swagger to a 4th place finish in the OHJA Junior/Senior Medal Final and a 6th place finish in the Hillcrest Final.

Shelley and Legatus were Reserve Champion in the Performance Working Hunter 3’6 division. Madison Cameron and Legatus also layed down an amazing first round of the OHJA Medal Final and ultimately finished 6th.

Oz dominated the USHJA National Hunter Classic. Encore and Shelley won this prestigious class, Exposure and Shelley were second, Legatus and Shelley took home fourth, Pendleton and Tara received 6th and Greyscale and Maggie placed 8th.

The Oz Jumpers  were great too:

The $10,000 Team NW Jumper Classic had good finishes for the Oz team. Jeff and Wiberra were 2nd, Hologram and Maggie Dennis were 5th, Apache Joe and Jeff were 6th, and Cartiano Z and Jeff finished in 7th.

Leslie Cox rode Lenamore Cavalier to the Championship in the Low Adult Jumpers.

Kantos and Kimberly Bruce were Reserve Champions in both the 1.10m and in the Low Adult Jumper divisions.

Wiberra and Jeff were Reserve Champion in the 1.30m Jumpers.

Apache Joe and Jeff won in the 1.30m.

Chanel and Alexandra Majer won in the High Children’s Jumpers and,

Hologram and Maggie Dennis won in the Junior Jumpers.

Thunderbird Showpark – Ft Langley Classic

We had a small group at the Thunderbird Showpark Ft. Langley Classic but had a lovely time. The weather was uncharacteristically spectacular with temperatures in the mid 80s, bright sun, clear skies and no wind.

What we lacked in a tack room set up, we made up for in ribbons.

Alexandra Zell and Exposure were Champions in the Adult Hunters and Shelley rode her to the Reserve Championship in the Green Conformation as well.

Exposure and Zizi Thunderbird 2011

Perseverance and Shelley were Champions in the Baby Green Hunters and Diane Laycoe had winning rides in addition.

Greyscale was Champion in the Conformation with Shelley and Reserve Champion in the Large Junior Hunters 15-17 with Maggie Dennis.

Encore and Shelley Campf were Reserve Champions in the Green Hunter Division and had a 7th place finish in the $15,000 International Hunter Derby.

Hugo Derby Jump #2Hugo Derby Oxer

Evergreen Classic 2011 Results -Carnation, WA

Zizi and Exposure- Evergreen 2011

The Evergreen Classic was a really successful show for Oz and Remlinger Farm offered a great change of scenery.

Jeff Campf was Leading Professional Jumper Rider,

Shelley Campf was Leading Professional Hunter Rider, and

Legatus was the Leading Hunter!

Encore was Champion in the Performance 3′6″-3′9″ Working Hunter with Shelley.

Perseverance and Shelley earned the tri colors in the 4 and 5 year old Hunters and Reserve Champion in the Baby Green Hunter.

Exposure and Alexandra Zell won the Championship in the Adult Amateur 50 and Over division.

Legatus was Reserve Champion in the High Performance Working Hunter division with Shelley.

Greyscale was Reserve Champion in the 2nd year Green Working Hunter with Shelley and won in the Large Junior Hunters with Maggie Dennis later in the week.

Kate Willams rode Adam 12 to the Reserve Championship in the Adult Amateur Hunters 31-39.

Rendition was Reserve Champion in the Childrens Hunters 15-17 with Lexie Grant winning the Childrens Hunter 15-17 Stake class.

Trick and Avery Worthington were Reserve Champions in the Small Junior Hunters.

Adrianna and Jane Hood won the Long Stirrup Hunter under saddle.

Pendleton placed 7th in the USHJA International Hunter Derby with Tara and won the Large Junior Hunter under saddle with Paige Hamilton.

Apache Joe was Champion in the 1.20m Jumper with Jeff.

Cartiano Z was Reserve Champion in the 1.30m Jumpers and placed 2nd in the USHJA International Hunter Derby with Jeff.

Kantos and Jeff were 3rd in the Mini Prix and were also Champions in the 1.15m Jumpers.

Jeff rode Wiberra to a 2nd place finish in the Open Jumper Welcome Class.

Chanel and Alexandra Majer won in the High Childrens Jumper 15-17 and also won the Childrens/Adult Jumper Classic.

Good Job Ozlings! Oz Domination!!

Oregon High Desert Classic #1 – Bend, Oregon

Oz attended the first week of the Oregon High Desert Classic in Bend and had a lot of success against some tough competition.

Championships went to Snow Patrol and Shelley in the Non- Thoroughbred Working Hunters, Greyscale and Shelley in the Conformation Hunters, Pendleton and Paige Hamilton in the Large Junior Hunter 16-17 and Alexandra Zell in the Adult Equitation 50 and Over. On the jumper side of the field, Kantos earned the tri-colors with both Jeff in the 1.10m Jumpers and Kimberly Bruce in the .90m Adult Amateur Jumpers.

Rendition and Lexie Grant were Reserve Champions in the Childrens Hunter 15-17 and Shelley rode Exposure to the Reserve Championship in the Conformation Hunters. Lastly, Madison Cameron and Wiberra were Reserve Champion in the AO/ Junior Jumpers.

Cartiano Z won a 1.25m class as well as the YJC seven and eight year old qualifying class with Jeff. Alexandra Majer and Chanel placed 3rd in the Childrens Jumper Classic and Paige Hamilton received 3rd in the USEF/Pessoa medal.

After a challenging handy round in the International Hunter Derby, Legatus and Shelley finnished 5th and Greyscale and Maggie Dennis placed 10th.

Unfortunately Madison Cameron broke her ankle on Friday morning but will not require surgery.

Congratulations to everyone for a great week.

Country Classic 2011 Results!

Leslie and Jeff - broken hands

After a successful showing at the Country Classic Preview, Oz remained consistent at the Country Classic, with the barn receiving multiple championships and awards – so consistent, in fact, that Jeff and Leslie shared the same injury.  They both broke their left hand on the same jump. Statistically not very likely.  They should have bought lottery tickets.

 Champions in the jumper divisions included Wiberra and Madison Cameron in the Medium Junior Amateur, as well as Kantos and Kimberly Bruce in the Low Adult. Chanel and Ali Majer were Reserve Champions in the High Children’s Jumper.  

 Oz domination was fully shown in the hunters and equitation. Shelley Campf was Champion in both the Baby Green and 4&5 Year Old with Perseverance, and Reserve Champion in the same divisions on Mon Avis. Rendition and Lexie Grant were Champions in the Children’s Hunter, while Legatus and Madison Cameron won the tri-color in the Equitation 16-17. The championships continued with Perseverance and Diane Laycoe in the Pre-Adult, Night Song and Tara Niculescu in the Pre-Green 3’3”, Mon Avis and Shelley Campf in the Pre-Green 3’, and Adriana and Tara Niculescu in the Training Hunter 2’6”. Oz swept the Junior Hunter 16-17, with Greyscale and Maggie Dennis winning the Championship and Pendleton and Paige Hamilton taking home Reserve.

 Individual class winners were also abundant at the Country Classic. Shelley Campf won a First Year Green class on both Rendition and Encore, while Jeff Campf received the blue in the First Year Green under saddle aboard Exposure. Legatus and Madison Cameron were first in a Junior Working Hunter class, and Voila and Avery Worthington won the division’s under saddle class. Adriana and Jane Hood won the Long Stirrup under saddle, and Adriana and Tara Niculescu also won the Schooling Hunter 3’.

 Legatus and Madison Cameron won yet another USET, and Hologram and Maggie Dennis took home 6th in the class. Paige Hamilton was 3rdin the Pessoa, while Avery Worthington received 4th. Avery Worthington and Trick also won the OHJA Junior/Senior Medal.  Madison Cameron and Legatus won top billing in the $1,000 Hunter Handy Classic, followed by Greyscale and Maggie Dennis in 3rd, Exposure and Shelley Campf in 5th, and Pendleton and Tara Niculescu in 7th. Shelley Campf took home 4th on Black Pearl and 7thon Snow Patrol in the $2,500 National Hunter Derby. Despite the POURING rain on Sunday, and suffering from a broken hand, Kantos and Jeff Campf were 4thin the Mini Prix, followed by Musketeer and Kaylee Cox in 6th.

 Madison Cameron was awarded the Best Child Rider award. This award is awarded to the junior rider that the judges subjectively choose to be the most consistently successful junior rider at the show.

 What a great week of competing. Congratulations to all of the Ozlings!

 Submitted by, Correspondent: Kaylee Cox

Country Classic Preview – Results

Zizi, Bryan and Kate

The Country Classic Preview was very low key and really fun. We are pleased to say that Oz horses and riders were showing their typical winning ways.  

In the hunter ring, Championships were awarded to Exposure in the First Year Green, Perseverance in the Baby Green and Greyscale with Maggie Dennis in the Junior/AO Hunters.  Reserve Champions included Encore in the First Year Green, Voila in the Performance Working Hunter 3’6 and Adriana in the Training Hunter 2’6.  Diane Laycoe and Perseverance won the under saddle and an over fence class in the Pre Adult division on her new horse.  Shelley won two Pre Green classes – one on Mon Avis and one on Perseverance and Tara won a Performance Hunter 3’6” class on Pendleton.

 In the USHJA National Hunter Classic, Madison and Legatus Finished 4th, Black Pearl and Shelley 5th, and Maggie and Greyscale came in 6th. In the first ever Local Hunter Derby, Kimberley Bruce rode Black Pearl to a second place finish with a sensational handy round.

Oz rose to the top of the equitation divisions with Korina Winkler receiving the tri-colors in the Long Stirrup Equitation, Madison Cameron earning the Championship  in the 16-17 Equitation and Maggie Dennis finishing as the Reserve Champion 16-17. The battle of the girls reversed itself in the OHJA medal where Maggie came out victorious and Madison placed second.

The Jumper side of the field never lets us down.  Lenamore Cavalier was Champion in the .85m and Musketeer and Kaylee Cox were Champions in the Modified Junior/ Amateurs. Chanel and Ali Majer were Reserve Champion in the High Children’s Jumpers, Kantos and Kimberley Bruce were Reserve Champions in the Low Adult Jumpers and Tami Majer’s entry, Cartiano Z, was Reserve Champion in the Young Jumper division with Jeff. Kantos and Kimberley also won in the .95m and Apache Joe won a class in the 1.20m.

Jeff and Kantos topped the field in the Team NW 1.15m Mini Prix  and are leading the standings to win the golf cart.  The $10,000 Team NW Jumper Classic was a great class with Jeff and Apache Joe finishing second and Madison and Wiberra finishing third.

Congratulations to everyone – we are proud to have you on our team!!