Archive for April, 2011


Spring National Jumper 2011

Hoping everyone had a happy Easter! It was great for our family, perhaps especially Blake who gratefully discovered that the Easter Bunny knew he was in Monroe. 

Oz had plenty of excellent results to add to the successes of our hunters from the previous week. Special Awards included:

Hillcrest High Point Equitation Rider – Madison Cameron

Leading Amateur Jumper Rider - Samantha Ortman

Leading Professional Jumper Rider – Jeff Campf

The first day of the show was a windfall for Jeff.  He won the 1.0 m jumpers on Greyscale, the 1.10 m jumpers on Musketeer, the 1.15 m jumpers on Contendra, and both7&8 year old jumpers on Apache Joe. He won every class he rode in except for the 1.40m jumper where he finished 2nd by 3/1000thof a second. The next day, Idillio won the 5 & 6 year old jumper class.

Kantos was Champion 1.0m Jumper with both Jeff and Kimberly Bruce contributing to the win.  Kimberly and Kantos were also Reserve Champion 1.0m Adult Jumper. Tara Niculescu and Hakuna Matata were Champion 1.20 m Jumper.  Madison Cameron won the Medal, the Maclay, the  WIHS Hunter Phase and the WIHS Overall. Maggie Dennis won the WIHS Jumper Phase (with Finn!) and was 2nd in the WIHS Overall. Contendra won a 1.20 m Amateur class with Samantha Ortman and Musketeer won a 1.15 m class with Kaylee Cox.

Seems like we had scads of highlights this week,some of which weren’t the wins, but the achievements. Oz riders made a good showing in th 1.20m Futures Class. Rob and Kimberly Bruce generously offered Madison Cameron the ride on her old partner Kantos – the pair finished 7thwith a nice double clean round. Both Kaylee Cox riding Musketeer and Samantha Ortman riding Contendra jumped clear, but each had an unlucky rail in the jump off.  In the Adult Jumper 1.0 m Classic, Kimberly was 2nd and Leslie Cox was 6th.  In the Children’s Jumper Classic, Avery Worthington rode Gavi de Gavi fantastically to a fourth place finish in a very fast class. In the Modified Classic, Kaylee Cox and Musketeer won and were awarded a lovely cooler. In the Low Junior Amateur Classic, Sam and Contendra finished 2nd  while Maggie Dennis and her new jumper, Hologram, finished 6th. Madison Cameron made her debut with Wiberra and the pair finished the weekend witha second place finish in the Junior/Amateur 1.25m Classic.   Looks like it will be a fun summer with Oz Jumpers.

Congratulations to everyone.

Spring National Hunter 2011 – Monroe, Washington

The Spring National Hunter show in Monroe Washington is one of the major, prestigious competitions in the Pacific NW. Oz horses and riders were brilliant!

Here are the highlights:

Lexie Grant was the Leading Children’s Hunter Rider and is leading the NW Standings for the World Champion Hunter Rider Children’s division.

Madison Cameron was the Leading Junior Hunter Rider and is leading the NW Standings for the World Champion Hunter Rider Junior division.

Tara Niculescu is leading the NW Standings for the World Champion Hunter Rider Emerging Professional division.

Shelley Campf  is leading the NW Standings for the World Champion Hunter Rider Professional division.

The horses were great too:

Kohala, owned by Stephanie Haralabatos and ridden by Shelley Campf were Champion Green Conformation and Reserve Champion Small Hunter

Greyscale, owned by Maggie Dennis and ridden by Shelley Campf were Reserve Champion Green Conformation

Night Song, owned by Erica Hass and ridden by Tara Niculescu swept the division to be named Champion Pre-Green 3’3. Night Song also won the Adult 18 -39  under saddle.

Legatus, owned by Merlin and Associates and ridden by Madison Cameron swept the division to be named  Champion Junior Hunter 16 – 17. Madison was also Champion Equitation 16 – 17 equitation, won the USEF Medal and the USEF Talent Search. The duo also topped the field in the WCHR Handy Hunter Challenge! Madison and ‘Davey’ won every class they were entered in except for the ASPCA Maclay where she placed 2nd.  What a show!! Congratulations Madison.

Rendition, owned and ridden by Lexie Grant, were  Champion Children’s  Hunter 15 – 17 and also won the THIS Medal.

Great results Team Oz!

Shelley Campf is Qualified for the $500,000 Diamond Mills Hunter Prix

Early in the competition year, Shelley Campf is qualified to compete in the $500,000 Diamond Mills Hunter Prix Final held in Saugerties, NY on September 10, 2011.

Team NW Spring Hunter Jumper Show 2010

The Team NW Equestrian Sports Spring Hunter Jumper Show was attended by only a few Oz horses and riders but nevertheless, we had a great show.

Toutle River Stable’s new horse Swagger was the star of the show.  Tara Niculescu piloted him to wins in the Performance Hunter 3′6″ as well as taking home the Championship for the Green Working Hunter division. Vivian Keller rode Swagger to the Championship in the Junior Hunter Division and rode him for her equitation classes as well.  Vivian was Champion Junior/Amateur Equitation 3′3″ and won the prestigious USEF Medal.

Erica Hass’ horse, Night Song, was Champion Pre Green Hunter with Tara Niculescu in the tack. He also made his debut with Erica in the Adult Hunter division.  This is a promising pair.

Kimberly Bruce had never competed in the jumper ring before, but made a stellar debut on her horse Kantos. She was awesome and astoundingly consistent.   The pair finished with a Championship in the 0.75m and a Reserve Championship in the Low Adult Jumpers. This competitive pair is a force to be reckoned with.

Maggie Dennis’ new horse, Hologram, came to the show for a few days. Jeff Campf rode him to victory in the 1.30 m class while Maggie finished 2nd in the USEF medal to her stablemate Vivian Keller.