While Desert Circuit I was unseasonably warm, Desert Circuit II was unseasonably cold. Shelley complained about the cold all week long and even took Betsy up on her offer to give her the vest off of Betsy’s back. Sunday was sunny and we hope for warmer weather this week.
Kohala was a good boy again. He was Reserve Champion in the Green Conformation.
Madison Cameron was Reserve Champion in the 16-17 Equitation Division, 4th in the USEF Talent Search Medal, 7th in the ASPCA Maclay and 9th in the WIHS. Good consistency Madison!
Maggie Dennis was very consistent all week too, finishing 1st in the 16-17 Equitation Over Fences and 6th in the ASPCA Maclay. Maggie was also 2nd, 2nd, 3rd and 6th in the Large Junior Hunters riding Greyscale.
Diane Laycoe and Final Act had a fantastic week. She was Reserve Champion in the Adult Equitation 46 and Over and was 1st and 2nd in the AA Hunters 56 & over. Bryan Laycoe and Locaro Z have been terrific and were second in the Adult Hunters.
Alexandra Ulmer has officially jumped 3’6″ at a horse show. She was 2nd in the THIS Children’s Medal and 4th and 5th in the very competitive 14-15 Equitation Division. Her jumper rounds are more ‘smooth’ than ‘fast’, but Shelley and Jeff love smooth at this stage.
Jane Hood has been improving at an exponential rate. We all gave her the honorary MIC Award (Most Improved Client).
Legatus and Jeff were Champions in the Level 3 Jumpers. Zenon and Jeff were Reserve Champions in the Level 4 Jumpers and Red Legend and Jeff had very consistent results in the Level 5 Jumper Division.
Lea Snyder and Hakuna Matata had a great week with consistent results. The Junior Amateur Medium Classic had 49 starters and Lea finished 12th with a very fast 4 four faults in the jump off.
Colleen Biemer began showing this week and was 8th in the ASPCA Maclay and 7th in the WIHS Hunter Phase.