October Day Shows

Phoenix has been busy supporting our local shows this October.  We’ve had a lot of success taking the skills learned over the summer and applying them to the show ring. Read below for a list of results and some great snapshots from Karen Bulzacchelli.

October 3, 2015 | STEPPING STONE FARM

Samatha, Nicole and Emily with Little Prince, our fan favorite, super star pony!

Our leadline and walk trotters practiced their skills at Stepping Stone Farm in Ridgefield with our fan favorite pony, Little Prince! Congratulations to both girls for their Champion ribbons in their classes.

Emily Delaney won the Walk Trot Pleasure classes and brought home the Champion Ribbon, as well as a few other prizes.  It was her very first show!

Samantha Granger won the heart of the judge with her great horse knowledge and even rode a little bit off-lead to impress him even further. A big CONGRATS and blue ribbons for her as well.

October 9 & 10, 2015 | HUDSON VALLEY SHOW JUMPING @ Crosswinds

Christina and Renee jumping two fast, clear rounds in the crossrail jumpers

Christina and Renee jumping two fast, clear rounds with their horses in the crossrail jumpers

Our jumper riders headed to Crosswinds in LaGrangeville, NY for an indoor jumper show.  The impressive jumps and multiple level classes were perfect for our riders and their horses.  We spent two days jumping fast and clear.

Congratulations to Renee McAndrew and her horse, Bouazizi on their first ever jumper competition together! They were fast and clear in both rounds winning a blue ribbon.

Christina Prescott-Walker and her horse, Ocean also made their debut in the jumper ring, winning a clear round blue ribbon.  We are so proud of both of them doing two speed rounds!

Jessica Gamby and her horse, Kohana “Petunia” won two classes, one in the 2’6″ jumpers and another in the 3″ jumpers.

Taylor Lampert and HH Sandor (owner/ rider) were 2nd in the 3′ jumpers.

Zoe Reinus stepped back into the jumper ring with Ocean (owned by Christina Prescott-Walker) and were 4th in the 2’6″ jumpers.

In addition, Pam Sorkin showed Ocean in the 2′ jumpers and was fast and clean.  It was her first horse show competition ever!

Ellie Waugh brought Santiago (owned by Taylor Lampert) and were 5th and 6th in the 2’6″ jumpers in their very first show together!

October 25, 2015 | OLD SALEM FARM

Debbie took the crew to Old Salem Farm this past Sunday.  Eight horses were loaded into the Connor & Ebetino tractor trailer and taken to the North Salem farm.  Three hunters showed inside, while five jumpers competed outside. Congratulations to all of our great horses and riders:

Denise Ficano and Big Boy (owned by Phoenix) earned a 5th place ribbon with their gorgeous jumping trip in the Modified Adult Hunter and were 8th in the hack.

Emily Cooley and her horse, Golden Opportunity “Trigger” jumped around beautifully indoors and hacked into 4th place.

Nicole Bulzacchelli competed in the Adult Amateur Hunter with her horse, Semper Fidelis “Bentley”.  They were awarded two 7th placings, a 4th and won a long pink ribbon (5th place) in the Marshall & Sterling Adult Hunter Classic.

Isabelle Fischer Garcia and her horse, Corsica NL were fast and clear in both of their rounds in the 2’6″ jumpers.

Taylor Lampert and her cow-pony Dreamcatcher “Dreamer” won their first 2’6″ class and were 4th in the next trip.

Jessica Gamby and her horse, Kohana “Petunia” won two consecutive 3rd placings in the 2’6″ division and were 6th in the 3′ jumpers.

Ellie Waugh and Santiago (owned by Taylor Lampert) were 8th in a 2’6″ class, as well as 8th in a 3′ jumper round.

Caitlin Malloy Brennan and EF Eline (owned by Edition Farm) were 7th and 8th in their two 3′ jumper rounds.




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.


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


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


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


Wrapping up Culpeper


Our HITS Culpeper Circuit was a great success.  Every horse and rider won a ribbon.

Click here for results from Showday National week.

The following results are from the Cavalier Classic:

Roulette (Spencer Lampert) and Debbie McCarthy won 6th in the $5k Open Welcome.

Crespo (McCarthy Horse Ventures) and Debbie were 3rd and 6th in level 6 jumpers.

Cassita 10 (Connor & Ebetino Jumper and Phoenix) and Debbie won the Level 5 jumpers and were Reserve Champion the week before.

Zim (Connor & Ebetino Jumpers) and Debbie were 5th in Open Speed.

Diabolo du Domaine Z and Caroline Carpenter (owner/ rider) were 5th in the Low Amateur Owner Jumper Classic, as well as  5th in a Low AO qualifying class and 8th in the Level 5 jumpers.

Corsica NL and Isabelle Fischer Garcia (owner/ rider) were 7th in 2ft jumper.

Sandor and Taylor Lampert (owner/ rider) were 2nd in the Level 2 jumpers.

EF Eline (Edition Farm) and Caitlin Malloy Brennan were 8th in the High Adult Jumper Classic and 4th in the Level 2 jumpers.

Fiona (Martin Hall) and Caroline Carpenter were 7th in the 3′ pre-green hunters.

Fila (Taylor Lampert) and Debbie were 5th and 6th in the 3’3″ pre-green hunters.

Check out photos and videos on our Facebook Page

Camp PHOENIX Update

Camp PHOENIX is in full swing!  We have a great group of campers learning everything from the parts of the horse and horse care, to tack up and untacking their horse.  They’re learning how to ride and how to be a knowledgeable equestrian.  In addition our campers are participating in horse games and crafts, such as painting horse shoes and water bottles.

Learn more about Camp PHOENIX and sign up today!

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.