HITS Ocala 2016

It’s been a busy fall and winter for Phoenix! With our new location just under 3 miles from the HITS show grounds in Ocala, the Phoenix show string has taken root in the Florida sunshine (and rain), jumping better and higher right from the start.

OCALA Week I & II Results

Head Trainer Debbie McCarthy Connor has been moving two horses along from the 1.20 m to the 1.30 m Jumpers in anticipation of upcoming HITS Ocala Prix. Crespo (owned by McCarthy Horse Ventures) has continued to jump better and better making it to the jump off in both the 1.20 m and 1.30 m levels. EF Eline (owned by Edition Farm) has been double clean every round, winning 8th in the 1.20 m jumpers and making it to the jump off round both days in the 1.30 m jumpers during week 2. Click here to watch their jump off round in the 1.30 m jumpers. 

Matthias Hollberg of Hollberg Equestrian, LLC has been jockey for two Phoenix Horse Farm horses. Working alongside Debbie as her shoulder continues to heal and Thom Hardy, Matt has been riding Cassita 10 (owned by Connor & Ebetino Jumpers) in the 1.20 m and 1.30 m jumpers with double clean rounds. His other ride EF Katniss (owned by Edition Farm) continues to bloom in the 1.20 m gaining confidence and stamina with her lofty jump, winning 8th the first week. Watch Kat’s round in the Grand Prix Stadium. 

Caroline and Diabolo du Domaine Z (owner/ rider) made a quick rise to the 1.30 m jumpers in just 3 days the first week of Ocala. We anticipate Caroline and Diablo’s continued progress in the Amateur Owner Jumpers in the upcoming weeks when she flys down from her full time college commitment at Quinnipiac University. Click here to watch a great ride by Caroline in the 1.30 m Jumpers! 

Taylor and Dreamcatcher (owner/ rider) swept the 0.65 mm jumpers and have earned the top spot as Champion for week 1. They continue their winning streak into week 2 making a name for themselves in Jumper Ring 1. 

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Holiday Horsemanship Camp

12046924_677335132366165_7528838211448226731_nGive the gift of Horsemanship Camp this holiday season!

Join us over your winter break for a Holiday Horsemanship Camp.  Learn about the parts of the horse, how to groom and tack up and simply enjoy making holiday crafts and horse treats this winter.
WHEN: Monday, December 28 – Wednesday, December 30
Please sign up by Sunday, December 18
TIME: 9 am – 1 pm
please inquire about early drop off/ late pick up
WHO: children and teens ages 5 through 15
ACTIVIES: Horseback riding, grooming, tacking and untacking horses, equine related games and crafts. Please bring a snack or lunch Monday and Tuesday; pizza will be provided Wednesday.
ATTIRE: Campers must wear jeans or britches and paddock boots or shoes with a small heel (no sneakers). Hardhats must be worn while riding – we can provide helmets as needed.
Please make sure your child(ren) are dressed warmly.
COST: $375.00 per camper
SIGN UP: Download our Winter Camp Sign Up Sheet and return to Caitlin in the office with a check or cash.

 

 

OPEN HOUSE

Join us this Sunday, September 20th from 10 am until 2 pm, for a day of Riding and Lesson Demonstrations with Head Trainer Debbie McCarthy Connor.  We will have guided tours, pony rides, information about our lesson program and most of all, FUN, mingling with fellow riders from Phoenix and the Westchester/ Putnam County area.

AGENDA
Jumper Riding Demonstration |  11:00 am
Hunter Riding Demonstration  |  12:00 pm
Lesson Demonstration  |  1:00 pm
Pony Rides  |  11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Guided Tours  |  10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm
Horsemanship & Riding Program Information
Refreshments

Winning at PJA

Great results from PJA this past Labor Day Weekend

Congratulations to:

Spencer Lampert and Debbie McCarthy Connor on Roulette’s WIN in the big classic at PJA this past Sunday! Roulette jumped like a super star – we are so proud! In addition she won 7th in a 1.25 m Jumper class.

Debbie and Crespo (McCarthy Horse Ventures) with their 4th place win in the 1.25 m Jumpers.

Connor & Ebetino Jumpers’s horse Cassita 10 won 3rd, 6th and 7th in the 1.20 m Jumpers.

Samantha Pandolfi Bedard and her horse, Dexter, were 7th, 10th and 10th in the Adult Amateur Jumpers.

Taylor Lampert and HH Sandor (owner/ rider) were 9th in the Adult Amateur Jumpers.  Taylor was also 3rd in Schooling and 6th in Low Schooling Jumpers.

Caitlin Malloy Brennan and EF Eline (Edition Farm) were 8th in the Adult Amateur Jumpers.

 

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

 

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:

JUMPERS
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.

HUNTERS
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

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.