Learning How to Leadline

On Saturday, August 15, three of our CAMP Phoenix riders, Kennedy, Taylor and Samantha, dressed up in their tan britches, white collared show shirts and matching braids and bows for a very special Leadline class.  The leadline class simulated a rated horse show format.  There were three separate classes judged individually by our Assistant Trainer, Sue Paganelli.  Each competitor was judged on their riding ability, as well as their knowledge of horsemanship and equipment.  Sue asked them to demonstrate their jumping position, steering on a circle and serpentine, and walking over poles.  At the end of each section she quizzed them on Horsemanship Trivia, such as “What color is your horse?” or “Can you show me where the mane is on your horse?”

Each of our CAMP Phoenix students were great and received blue ribbons and peppermints for their ponies.  We are so proud of all of them and their hard work at the barn!

Thank you to Sue, Nicole, Zoe and Caitlin for organizing the class.  Thank you to Karen Bulzacchelli for taking photos.  Click here for more shots from the show!

Week VI at HITS

The Phoenix Family won ribbons in every ring during Week VI of HITS-on-the-Hudson.  We are so proud of our team of new and veteran clients.

Results:

Zim (Connor & Ebetino Jumpers) and Debbie jumped the biggest tracks since re-uniting at the end of last year, jumping into 8th place in the $5k 1.40 m Speed and 11th in the $15k Saturday Prix.

Roulette (Spencer Lampert) and Debbie continue to their road to the Grand Prix jumping clear in the Level 6 – 1.30 m jumpers.

Cassita 10 (Connor & Ebetino Jumpers) and Debbie were 8th in the Level 5 – 1.20 m jumpers.

Crespo (McCarthy Horse Ventures) and Debbie won 6th and 8th in the Level 5 – 1.20 m jumpers.

HH Sandor and Taylor Lampert (owner/ rider) won the Level 3 – 1.10 m jumpers and were Champion in the division.  This recently paired duo also placed 4th in the High Adult (1.10 m) Jumpers.

Dexter and Samantha Pandolfi (owner/ rider) were 8th in the High Adult (1.10 m) Jumpers, and won 11th in their $2,500 High Adult Classic on Sunday.

EF Eline (Edition Farm) and Caitlin Malloy Brennan were clean and 9th in the High Adult (1.10m) Jumpers.

Corsical NL and Isabelle Garcia Fischer (owner/rider) stepped up to the Level 1 Jumpers (.90 m) winning two 7th place ribbons.  They also took on the Equitation ring, winning 4th in the Mini Medal on Sunday.

Kohana (aka Petunia) and owner, Jessica Gamby, moved up two levels in just 4 days of showing, winning 3rd in the 2’ Jumpers, 4th in the Level 0 (.80 m), and 3rd in the Level 1 (.90 m) Jumpers.  The pair finished up with two great medal rounds on Sunday.

Golden Opportunity and Emily Cooley (owner/ rider) made a comeback this week after a year off from showing in the Hunter ring, winning 4th, 6th and 7th in the Saugerties Adult Hunter Division, and 6th over fences in the Pre-Adult Hunters.

Big Boy and Zoe Reinus’s first show together was a great success! They showed in three different rings and won 5th and 8th place in HITS Hunter 2 and 6th in Adult Limit Equitation over fences.

Semper Fidelis (aka Bentley) and owner, Nicole Bulzacchelli, were great in the 3’ Thoroughbred Division, winning 2nd, 3rd and two 4th place ribbons over fences and 3rd on the flat.  They also placed 2nd, 4th and 4th over fences in Adult Limit and 7th under saddle.  In addition, Bentley toted Samantha Granger around in the Leadline Division, where she won three 1st place blue ribbons!

THANK YOU to our grooms for their hard work the last two weeks and to Karen Bulzacchelli for great photos from the show! And most of all THANK YOU to Peter and Debbie for making this show a great success!