Archive for October, 2011


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