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.