Summer in the Rockies–Week I

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Summer in the Rockies–Week I was a HUGE success for Snowfield Farm! Coeur de Lion shined at his first horse show, winning the pre-adult classic with owner, Sylvia Kirk and finishing as Reserve Champion of the Baby Green Hunters with Laurie Jueneman. Bronwen Cheney and Sondertanz were right behind them, finishing second in the pre-adult classic and 3rd in a pre-adult over fences class!

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Junior equitation riders were shining stars, with Sarah Kullman finishing as champion in the Children’s Equitation and winning the Sore No More Medal aboard Baseline. Sarah Bowen had great ribbons in the equitation and won the Dorothy Roberts Medal on her horse, Viking Ferro. Ashlyn Hawkinson also had great ribbons in the children’s eq, finishing 4th over fences aboard Cassis IV. Marnina Seller was 2nd in the Washington hunter phase, 4th in the CHJA medal, and had a strong performance in the Maclay.

Curaçao was champion of the combined 3′ – 3’3 pre-green hunter division with Laurie Jueneman, and was 2nd, 2nd, 5th and 5th in the Adult Amateur division with his owner, Liesl Schultz. Samantha Kramig and Little Princz picked up third place ribbons in the 3’3 Amateur Owner and Performance Hunter divisions. Leanne Acuff and Gibson also had a great start to the summer show season, and were undeterred by the thunder and lightening that served as a backdrop for their first classes of the summer. Rounding out the strong work of our adults, Martha Krell and Gwen put in a solid performance after a long break from horse showing! Gwen finished third in a judged warm up with Laurie, and had strong rounds in the schooling hunter division.

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Finally, pony rider Lizzie Simpson was champion of the Pony Equitation, won the CHJA pony medal, and finished 4th in the Pony Hunter Classic.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL SNOWFIELD FARM RIDERS! We are so excited for the next few weeks of Summer in the Rockies!

Snowfield Earned Some Hardware at the CHJA Banquet

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Snowfield Farm riders had a very successful end of year CHJA banquet, with Taylor Dreilich finishing 6th in the Low Children’s Jumper aboard Graf Diamont. Sarah Kullman finished fourth in the Pre-Children’s Hunters with Aviator. Pony rider Lizzie Simpson was Reserve Champion of the Pony Hunters and Pony Equitation with Rollingwoods Q & A. Marnina Seller earned the Grand Junior Hunter Champion with Levitation and also earned a third place finish in the junior equitation 12-14. Marnina also received the Spirit of Excellence award at the CHJA banquet. Lusa Olle and Powder Day were champion of both the high and low Children’s Jumpers, and Laurie Juneneman and Harriet Bunker piloted Splendito to the pre-green hunter Grand Championship and the overall hunter Grand Champion. Congratulations to all Snowfield Farm’s riders on these season end awards!

More Thermal News!

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Congratulations to Jennifer Edgell, who won the first blue ribbon for Snowfield Farm last week aboard her horse, Twice the Blitz. At only her second top-rated show, Jenn earned top ribbons in Long Stirrup Equitation and the Pre-Adult Hunters. In addition, Andrea Mena also showed Twice the Blitz in Long Stirrup and was Reserve Champion! Congratulations to the winning teams!

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A huge congratulations to all our riders and horses competing in California last week! Lusa Olle and Powder Day debuted in the Low Junior Jumpers, winning a class and finishing second in another, earning Reserve Champion of the division. The duo also won the High Children’s Jumper Classic on Sunday! Marnina Seller and Quintano won the THIS medal and had a respectable 7th place finish in the Maclay. Not to be outshined by the juniors, Christen Tuxworth picked up a second place finish in the Amateur Adult Hunters aboard Rio’s Firefly and earned two second place ribbons in the Adult Equitation. Finally, Snowfield’s ultimate cheerleader and videographer Linda Priboth has been in the ribbons on Baseline. Good luck to all the Snowfield Farm riders next week!

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Congratulations to Lusa Olle on her acceptance to the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program

Lusa will be working with clinician Julie Winkel August 4-8, 2014 at the Colorado Horse Park as part of the Emerging Athletes Program. During these extensive four-day training sessions, Lusa will be instructed on flatwork, gymnastics, jumping and course work, as well as an intensive horsemanship curriculum that incorporates proper medical care and grooming, horsemanship skills, and barn management. Lusa will also complete a written test as part of their evaluation for the National Training Session. Congratulations Lusa! We are so proud of you!

Champion Oliver

Leesa and Oliver win the Pre-Adult Classic

Week IV High Prairie Update: Leesa and Oliver won the under saddle and both over fence classes, then topped it off with a Classic win!! They posted impressive scores of 83 and 81 and it was only Oliver’s second big show. They also brought home the Championship in the Pre-Adult Hunters. Congratulations!