The horses at OZ are enjoying a few days of turnout while we get the laundry done from the last two weeks of competing in Wilsonville. I want to thank all of you who act as such outstanding ambassadors of OZ, for your assistance in so many capacities during these events, and for representing Oregon with class. Thanks to Shelley, Hunter Creek had a major facelift this season with an inspired new layout. There were also fantastic displays and awards, compliments of Tara, as well as a host of improvements from the beautiful new jumps to the new and immensely popular hunter derbies.
I would like to make mention of the Champions and Reserve Champions from the Oregon Trail:
Jumper Champions included Musketeer in the 1.10 m and Carter in the 1.15m, while Jumper Reserve Championship honors went to Sam Ortman and Contendra in the 1.20m and to Ali Majer and Chanel in the High Children’s. Oz also dominated the Mini Prix with a big win for me and Kantos! Kaylee Cox and Musketeer were second and Mary Masterson and Glory were third. Carter and I also made our ‘Big Class’ debut and had an excellent clean first round. We ultimately finished 6th.
In the equitation, Oz made a CLEAN SWEEP of the divisions. Zizi Zell was Champion in the Adult Equitation, Alexandra Ulmer was Champion in the 15 & Under division, Maggie Dennis was Champion 16-17 Equitation, and Madison Cameron was Reserve Champion 16-17 Equitation. Great riding ladies.
The hunters were not to be denied either. Exposure was Champion in the First Year Green, Swagger was Reserve, and Snow Patrol was Champion in the Large Hunters. Greyscale and Maggie Dennis were Champion in the Junior Hunters 16-17 and Exposure and Alexandra Zell were Champion in the Adult Hunters. Shelley rode Mike and Mollie Gallaway’s Wait and See to the Reserve Championship in the Baby Green Hunters. The National Hunter Classic was great. Pendleton and Swagger were second and third respectively with Tara, and Exposure finished fourth with Shelley.
Individual class winners included Page Hamilton and Pendleton in the junior hunters, Leslie Cox and Lenamore Cavalier in the .95m jumpers and Madison Cameron continues her dominance in the USET. You can find all of the results on www.horsehowtime.com.