Summing Up Saugerties

The Phoenix Team had a great week up at HITS-on-the-Hudson last week.  Every rider won a ribbon and the horses jumped great!  Here is a brief summation of our success at Saugerties Week VII:

Debbie and Roulette soared into 7th in the Level 6/ 1.30 m Jumpers.

Caroline and Diablo (owner/ rider) went around clear, winning 6th in the Low Amateur-Owner Jumpers.

Taylor and Santiago (owner/ rider) sped into 2nd in the Level 1 Jumpers.

Taylor and Sandor (owner/ rider) placed 7th in the High Adult Jumpers.

Samantha and Dexter (owner/ rider) zipped around the jumper ring, placing 3rd and 4th in the High Adult Jumpers.

Jessica and Petunia (owner/ rider) won 2nd, 3rd and 5th in the Level 0 Jumpers, and 2nd and 5th in the Level 1 Jumpers. On Sunday they competed in the Saugerties Children’s Hunters, winning 2nd and 7th over fences.

Caitlin and EF Eline (Edition Farm) placed 3rd, 4th and 6th in the High Adult Jumpers.

Thank you to Debbie for her great coaching and thank you to Sal Pandolfi for these great action shots!

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!

Success at Saugerties

Phoenix is back in New York and having great success from the Grand Prix Stadium to the Hunter & Equitation Rings.

Results from HITS-on-the-Hudson Week V

JUMPERS

Debbie and Zim (Connor & Ebetino) 8th in the Level 7 Jumpers, 11th in the Level 6 Jumpers

Debbie and Crespo (McCarthy Horse Ventures) 4th in the Level 5 Jumpers

Debbie and Roulette (Spencer Lampert) 7th in the Level 6 Jumpers

Debbie and Cassita (Connor & Ebetino and Phoenix) clean in the Level 5 Jumpers

Caroline Carpenter and Diablo (owner/ rider) clean in the Level 5 Jumpers and Low A-O’s

Taylor and HH Sandor (owner/ rider) 3rd and 8th in the High Adult Jumpers

Samantha Pandolfi and Dexter (owner/ rider) clean in the High Adult Jumpers and a single rail in the jump off in the High Adult Classic

Caitlin Malloy Brennan and EF Eline (Edition Farm) 7th in the Level 3 Jumpers and clean in the Adult Jumper High Speed

HUNTER & EQUITATION

Denise Ficano and Big Boy (Michael Kirby) 4th over fences in the 2‘9” Adult Limit Equitation; 3rd and 7th over fences and 6th under saddle in the Saugerties Adult Hunter; and 6th in the HITS Hunter 2 Under Saddle

 

What’s Up in Upperville

The show string arrived at the oldest horse show in the country, Upperville Colt & Horse Show, in Upperville, Va. this past Sunday ready for a full week of showing. Despite the rainy, wet conditions our hunters started out the week with great results!

Fila, owned by Taylor Lampert, jumped with Debbie aboard in the gorgeous tree scattered ring with its original grand stand overlooking their rounds in the 3’3″ High Performance Division. On Tuesday he moved on to the 3’3″ Pre-Green Hunter Division, placing 4th over fences and 4th in the USHJA Pregreen Stake.

Showtimes Sunday – “Jack” (owned by Debbie McCarthy and Peter Connor) competed in the Thoroughbred Hunter Division, winning 8th over fences out of 26 entries.

On the other side of the show grounds our jumpers beat the weather with multiple clean rounds.

Roulette, owned by Spencer and Taylor Lampert, had clear rounds all week, including a 6th place win in the 1.35 m speed class.

In addition, Zim, owned by Connor & Ebetino Jumpers, jumped just as great, also moving up to the 1.35 m with a clean round.

Caroline Carpenter and Diabolo du Domaine Z – “Diablo” – were super stars in the 1.20 m – not one rail down all week!

Bella, owned by McCarthy Horse Ventures, jumped the moon, moving up from 1.20 m to 1.30 m.

EF Eline, owned by Edition Farm and shown by Caitlin Malloy Brennan, won a “clear round blue ribbon” early in the week and were clean and fast in the High Adult Amateurs on Saturday.

Our green jumpers Cassita 10, owned by Connor & Ebetino Jumpers; Jazz, owned by Taylor Lampert; and EF Katniss, owned by Edition Farm, dug in in the mud and continued their training between 1.10 and 1.20 m, each earning a clean round.

 

Great Rounds at HITS Culpeper

The Phoenix Team had a great week at HITS Culpeper!  All of the horses were super stars despite rainy/ muddy conditions.  Every horse won a ribbon and had clean rounds.  We couldn’t be more proud of our hard working quality horses.  Thank you to Thom Hardy, Debbie McCarthy, and to our grooms for keeping our horses fit, happy, healthy, and clean from the barn to the jumps in the ring!

Results are as follows:

Roulette (owned by the Lampert Family) showed by Debbie McCarthy won 3rd in the Level 5’s after almost a full year off.

At only 5 years old, Fila (owned by Taylor Lampert) and Debbie were 7th in the $5k Devoucoux Hunter Prix, and earned two 2nd placings, two 4th placings, 7th and 8th in the 3’3″ Pregreens, as well as 5th in the low hunters.

Uptown Jazz (owned by Taylor Lampert) and Taylor Lampert made their debut in the show ring this week and were 7th in their first High Adult Jumper (1.10 mm) class together.

Diablo (owned by Caroline Carpenter) had two clean rounds with Debbie McCarthy and awaits his owners arrival in Lexington VA to show indoors. 
Crespo (owned by McCarthy Horse Ventures) lived up to his nickname “The Tank” won 8th and 5th in the Level 6’s with Debbie McCarthy.

Bella (owned by McCarthy Horse Ventures) showed by Debbie McCarthy were 2nd in the Level 5’s and 6th in the Level 4’s after four months off!

Zim (owned by Connor & Ebetino Jumpers, LLC) was showed by Debbie McCarthy and won 8th in two Level 6 classes.

Cassita 10 (owned by Connor & Ebetino Jumpers, LLC and Phoenix) was showed by Debbie McCarthy – together they were 5th and 6th in the Level 5’s.

EF Katniss (owned by Edition Farm) and showed by Debbie McCarthy placed in every class they entered, winning 3rd, 5th and 7th in the Level 5’s.

EF Eline (owned by Edition Farm) and Caitlin Malloy Brennan won 4th place in the Level 2’s, 6th in the High Adult Jumpers (1.10 mm) and finished the week winning 11th place in the $2k High Adult Jumper Classic.

Showtimes Sunday – “Jack” (owned by Phoenix) made his debut in the dhow ring with Debbie in the 3′ Thoroughbred Hunter Division and win 4th on the flat and 7th and 8th over fences.

Success at The Ridge

Debbie, Taylor and Caroline are down in New Jersey this week showing in The Asbury Classic at The Ridge. Their string of hunter/ jumpers includes: Zim, Diablo, Fila, Santiago, Bella, Crespo and Happy. Despite Wednesday nights torrential downpours and Thursdays wet start, every horse is ring ready!

The road so far…
Saturday:
Caroline and Diablo were 2nd in Jr/A-O Jumpers
Taylor and Fila were 4th over 3 fence classes and won the hack
Bella 2nd & Crespo 3rd in 1.30 m
Stay tuned for Sundays excitement!!

Friday:
Fila Champion / Hopeful Hunters
Zim 4th and double clean / Open Jumper Welcome
Diablo clean in Jr/A-O Jumpers

Thursday:
Zim 2nd / 1.35 m Jumpers
Bella 1st, Diablo 3rd, Crespo 4th / 1.20 m Jumpers
Happy 4th / High Schooling Jumpers
Santiago 1st and 3rd / Level 1 Jumpers

Congratulations to Debbie, Taylor, Caroline and their fabulous horses.
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Congratulations Ponies and Kids at Gardnertown!

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Congratulations to our students with ponies at Gardnertown this past Sunday!  Devyn Looney and Brooke were a great team winning champion. Reserve Champion went to Bradley Hall and Prince and top ribbons were awarded to Alex Hall and his pony Kiwi.  We could not be more proud of our pony-riding crew!

 

 

News from HITS-on-the-Hudson Week I

Congratulations to Debbie and all of our riders on a successful first week at HITS-on-the-Hudson:

Debbie and Fiona with great ribbons in the Baby Greens (7&8) and Schooling Hunters (5&8).
Debbie and Roulette 6th in the Level 5’s and great trip in the $15k Grand Prix.

Emily and Golden Opportunity Champion in the Adult Amateur Hunters.

Caroline and Diablo 4th in the Low Amateur Owner Classic.

Samantha Pandolfi Reserve Champion in the Take 2 Thoroughbred Hunters.

Taylor and Santiago 4th in the Level 0 and 1 jumpers.

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Emily and Golden Opportunity

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Caroline and Diabolo du Domaine Z

Summer 2013 Horse Shows

Congratulations to Debbie and Carma with two Reserve Champion ribbons in the Second Year Greens and high ribbons in the Hunter Prix, as well as Roulette‘s successful debut in the Grand Prix and 3rd in the 1.40mm.

Additional congratulations to all Phoenix riders and their horses who won, placed and showed in the level 0 through 3 jumpers, M&S Children’s Jumper Classic, M&S Adult Jumper Classic, Low Child/ Adult Jumper, Junior Jumper Low Classic, M&S Adult Medal and Younger Adult Hunters and more!

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