Blenheim Fall Tournament – September 9-13, 2015

We followed the USHJA Children’s and Adult West Coast Regional Championship to beautiful San Juan Capistrano for the Blenheim Fall Tournament. We were all loving the sunshine, and the whole team even got to make a trip to the beach on Monday to surf (or make your best attempt). We are hoping to come back next year!
Some horse-showing highlights included:
Our Zone IX Adult Amateur Team (comprised of LESLIE COX, KATHERINE WILLIAMS, SAMANTHA CRISTY, and NANCY BUTANO) were team silver medalists with Catherine as chef d’equipe. It was very close at the end, with only one point separating team gold from silver… the suspense! Congratulations, team!
SAMANTHA CRISTY and her BELLA DONNA (the pair trains with Megan Chagnon) were bronze medalists in the Individual Final. Thanks for travelling down here to participate!
MUSKETEER and LESLIE COX, no strangers to success, were champions this week in the Adult Amateur Jumper.
Aislinn Lamoreaux’s CERAFINA jumped in her first Grand Prix this week with Jeff, and was sensational! She finished 9th with an unlucky rail in the first round. We were very, very proud of her 🙂

Some other accomplishments:
1st – CHEVEJO NB and Jeff in the $2,000 1.20m Classic
2nd – SMOOTH CRIMINAL and AVERY WORTHINGTON in the 1.20m Modified Jr/Am Jumper
2nd – NINYA 2 and Jeff in the 1.30m Jumper
5th – SMOOTH CRIMINAL and AVERY WORTHINGTON in the 1.15m Jumper
5th – CASSIUS and LESLIE COX in the USHJA Adult West Coast Regional Individual Final
6th – ZALOUBET and SAMANTHA ORTMAN in the $5,000 Junior/Amateur Owner 1.40m Classic
7th – CASSIEL and DEBORAH PRESO in the 1.10m Jumper
7th – CERAFINA and Jeff in the 1.30m Jumper

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