Fabulous Hunter Pace at Mint Meadows June 11,2016
Carol Ham pictured here with Hillary, Will Henderson and Miss Mattie who placed first with teammate Liz King in the Pleasure Division! Photo by Nancy Howell, event manager, see more event Photos: Rick Stillings Photography
"Farmington Hunter Pace was super popular and great fun! Turn out was over the top and the heat was never an issue thanks to my trail guru Liz King who kept us in the shade and provided two river crossings for our four legged comrades." Nancy Howell, 6/12/2016
IT WAS A HOT ONE!!!
The Summer Fun Hunter Pace of 2016 was a great success! We did an earlier start this year which was just the ticket to beat the impending heat! We had 104 riders in 39 teams so I want to thank all the riders who came out despite the heat.
I want to thank JB and Mary Scott Birdsall for letting us host this event at their beautiful Mint Meadows. They had the fields in perfect condition for our event and they are always so generous and kind to the FHC every year. We were able to proceed through Alesandro Valmarana and the McNeely property (thank you!) in order to meander through beautiful country to meet with Sally Garland’s picturesque Laurel Ridge Farm which was a fun ride up to Ridge Road. Once on the other side of Ridge Road we were on Anita Vere Nicoll, JB Birdsall’s property again thru Alesandro’s and then home to Mint Meadows. It was a wonderful trail ride and Liz King did a great job keeping the ride interesting with open fields and then shaded woods.
A big thank you to Matthew, Julie and Tommy for putting up that darn tent and then taking it down again! It is a lot of work and I thank you so much for helping us out. The tent was placed up on the hill where the breeze was constant all day. It was a perfect spot for a hot day, thank you.
I want to thank Robin Ellis for gathering up the goodies for the fabulous lunch that she and her volunteers provided. The gorgeous flowers on the tables were provided by Katie Sears and added some color to our bounty of food.
Karen Bull once again came through with drinks, coolers and ice which were greatly appreciated on such a hot day. My water man, Brian Barquin and his dogs Jesse and Ruby, were very much appreciated, and entertaining, at the halfway water station. Thank you, Brian for pitching in on a hot Saturday.
My secretaries were Mary Minor Henderson, Bobbie Wells and Trina Player. Trina Player and Michelle Fultano were incredible with helping me clean-up. They just wouldn’t go until I was ready to go! Michelle Fultano just showed up to help out. I really am grateful for their friendship and support.
Jim Finn and Lynne Taylor were my dedicated timers. They were stuck out there all day long sending riders out and then recording riders as they came in. They said they had a blast but, really, it was pretty miserable out there in the heat. I send them a big thank you to them for handling the heat and getting those riders out quickly.
Now for the results!!! All first place winners will receive a certificate for one free cap at a hunt meet or one free pass to a Walk and Talk trail ride with Farmington Hunt Club.
1st Place: Susie Matheson, Matilda Matheson, Percy Mascotte, Carter Mascotte
2nd Place: Deborah Wray, Dale Dealtrey
3rd Place: Helen Hilliard, Charlotte Delany
4th Place: BJ Korol, April Fletcher
1st Place: Liz King, Will Henderson, Carol Ham
2nd Place: Robin Lundgren, Shannon Haffner
3rd Place: Nicole Parra, Bethany Wood
4th Place: Jennifer Campbell, Grace Culley
1st Place: Martha Drum, Liz Wilson, Bryna Straley
2nd Place: Carolyn Chapman, Pippa Cook, Julie Cook
3rd Place: Josie Galvin, Jeni Galvin, Emily Sears, Katie Sears
I will be sending out certificates and first place ribbons in the mail! If you want your 2nd, 3rd or 4th place ribbons please email me and I will be happy to send them to you!
Thank you for all who participated! I hope to see you again at our Miller School Hunter Pace August 13th 2016!!
Nancy L. Howell
Spring FHC Horse Show Report and Results, by Steve Bickers, Show manager
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Brookhill Farm, Charlottesville, VA.
What a difference a year makes! Let me start by thanking Lynne and Mark Gebhard. When we ran into difficulties last year, they immediately stepped up and made their beautiful farm available. In the weeks leading up to the show, they both repeatedly emphasized that they really wanted the show to succeed, and they did not just say it, they meant it. Also, even though I usually leave "Bah Humbug" Drew Perkins to my last but not least thank you, he moves way up in the list because months ago he told me he was all in, and would do anything he could to help me succeed in a new place, and he also meant it. Don't tell him that I leaked this secret, but he said he is looking forward to next year because he wants to build more jumps, and I know he wants to drive Mark's tractor again. Thanks to all the sponsors, when the first horse walked in the ring we were already making a profit!!!! So hats off to you. Thanks to all the Lucky Duck donors, including Crozet Tack and Saddle, Dover Saddlery, Baily Dent, Evie Cowles, Mary and Greg Harp, FHC Hunt Club, and if I've forgotten someone, please blame my old age. Thanks to the volunteers that made it happen, Robin Lundgren and BJ Korol as secretary assistants, Evie Cowles and Lynne Allen as announcers, Ann Horner, Sandy Kendall and Nancy Howell as ring crew and helpers, Chris Middleton and Ed Herring as parking gurus, and of course Drew Perkins and Mary Harp for sticking with me all day!
Thanks SO much to all the cheerful, hopefully happy exhibitors who came close to setting a record turnout for my show. We handed out 73 numbers this year, I remember one year at Stony Point when we handed out 75.....
Thanks to Father Time for making me feel like I was dragged behind a semi, then beaten with a stick on Sunday morning.
Thanks to Tootie and her crew for keeping everyone fed.
Thanks to Phyllis Jones and Robin Mellen for pointing me in the direction of perfect brush box cedars at Ringwood.
And last but not least this year, thanks for great weather. After a painfully dry spring with drought conditions all across the state, we were blessed with a few pleasant gentle Spring showers in the days leading up to the show. Just enough to settle the dust.
Thanks and lets do it again next year!
Thank you to all the volunteers!
Photos by Drew Perkins
Above:Stephen Bickers, Show manager presents championship trophy and cooler to Lynne Gebhard, Brookhill Farm
Stephen Bickers and Lynne Gebhard
Leadline entries included Madeline and Hannah Harp,Virginia Lesko, Sylvia Rady and Flora Wiley
Stephen Bickers with winning pony entry
The fun and successful show ran into the evening as Steve Bickers presented Lynne Gebhard with the trophy for Leading Hunter Rider
FARMINGTON HUNT CLUB SPRING HORSE SHOW RESULTS:
June 4, 2016
Judge: Mrs. Emily Guyer
Schooling Hunter Champion: Wayra, Toni Massie (Lynne Gebhard)
Res: Grateful Exit, Kamerra Brown
Green Hunter Champion: Mesmerize, Equinox Farm, (Becky Reid)
Res: Bring it on VT, Aileen Ryalls, (Rachel Weaver)
Working Hunter Champion: Medal of Honor, Lynne Gebhard
Res: What the Flip, Luanne Johnson
Childrens Hunter Champion: Lexus, Suzanne Christian (Sarah White)
Res: Above and Beyond, Lynne Gebhard (Catie Jones)
Adult Hunter Champion: Sincerely Yours, Alexandra Matheny
Res: Barley Malt, Lynne Gebhard, (Emily Geyer)
VHSA Thoroughbred Hunter Champion: Ted, Tom Timmerman, (Lynne Gebhard)
Res: Pixar, Equinox Farm, (Becky Reid)
Pre Short Stirrup Equitation Champion: (Tie) Henry Lesko, Olana Gratz
Short Stirrup Hunter Champion: A-May-Zing, Ann Wicks, (Evalina Carrucio)
Res: Bart Simpson, Peter Wiley, (Violet Wiley)
Pony Pleasure Champion: Two to Tango, Paula McConnell, (Isabella Karr)
Res: Point 'N' Shoot, Lily Lynch
Horse Pleasure Champion: C'Mon Carmen, Stephanie Guerlain
Res: Shimmer, Maggie Saunders
Low Hunter Champion: Brooklyn VT, Madeline Maciel
Res: Two to Tango, Paula McConnell (Isabella Karr)
Grand Champion Pleasure: C'Mon Carmen, Stephanie Guerlain
Grand Hunter Champion: Above and Beyond, Lynne Gebhard
Leading Hunter Rider: Lynne Gebhard
Best Child Rider: Sarah White
Schooling Hunters:!. Wayra;2. East of Eden, Rebecca Derwin;3. Grateful Exit;4. Hula,Frankie Brittain,(Jenn Daly)5.Full Count,Darlene Murphy,(Jess Ropelewski);6.Dream Come True,Reba Layman,(Sydney Carver).
Schooling Hunters: 1. Wayra; 2. Hula; 3. Hakuna Matata, Sommer Powell; 4. Dream Come True; 5. Grateful Exit; 6. Sincerely Yours.
Schooling Hunters under saddle:1.Full Count;2.Sinatra, Jackie Arends,(Jennifer Tirrell);3.Hakuna Matata; 4. Grateful Exit; 5. Sincerely Yours;6. Mahalo,Zach Parks, (Ada Haensel).
Green Hunters: 1. Mesmerize; 2. Bring it on VT; 3. Thunder in Saratoga, Tiffany Snell.
Green Hunters: 1. Mesmerize; 2. Bring it on VT; 3. Thunder in Saratoga.
Green Hunters under saddle: 1. Mesmerize; 2. Thunder in Saratoga; 3. Bring it on VT.
Working Hunters: 1. Above and Beyond; 2. What the Flip; 3. Medal of Honor; 4. What Luck, Jenn Daly; 5. Grateful Exit; 6. Local Color, Jenn Daly.
Working Hunters: 1. Medal of Honor; 2. Above and Beyond; 3. What Luck; 4. Local Color; 5. What the Flip.
Working Hunters under saddle: 1. Grateful Exit; 2. Medal of Honor; 3. What the Flip; 4. What Luck; 5. Local Color.
VHSA Equitation on the flat (14 and under): 1. Sarah White; 2. Emily Sears; 3. Summer Smith; 4. Maggie Morris.
VHSA Equitation on the flat (15-17): 1. Anesia Estes; 2. Catie Jones; 3. Acree McDowell .
VHSA Equitation on the flat (Adult): 1. Toni Durham; 2. Tiffany Snell; 3. Shannon Critzer; 4. Emily Geyer; 5. Caterina Anger; 6. Helen Stone.
VHSA Associate Children's Equitation (Black Cat Farm Trophy): 1. Katie Define; 2. Sarah White; 3. Catie Jones; 4. Anesia Estes; 5. Summer Smith; 6. Maggie Morris.
VHSA Associate Adult Equitation: 1. Shannon Critzer; 2. Toni Durham; 3. Emily Geyer; 4. Tiffany Snell.
VHSA Adult Medal: 1. Randi Byrd; 2. Charlotte Delaney; 3. Ada Haensel.
Children's Hunters: 1. Medal of Honor; 2. Belladonna Lily, Amy Lamb, (Emily Sears); 3. Lexus; 4. Above and Beyond; 5. Sophia, Lynne Gebhard, (Anesia Estes); 6. Sebastian, Maggie Morris.
Children's Hunters: 1. Prize, Jenn Daly (Katie Define); 2. Above and Beyond; 3. Sebastian; 4. Sophia; 5. Lexus; 6. Cash 'N Carry, Rachel Campbell.
Children's Hunters under saddle: 1. Lexus; 2. Above and Beyond; 3. Prize; 4. Medal of Honor; 5. Belladonna Lily; 6. Sebastian.
Adult Hunters: 1. Brooklyn, Stephanie Guerlain, (Charlotte Delaney); 2. Pixar; 3. Way to Go, Shannon Critzer; 4. Barley Malt; 5. Sincerely Yours; 6. East of Eden.
Adult Hunters: 1. Sincerely Yours; 2. Piper, Toni Durham; 3. East of Eden; 4. Pixar; 5. Mahalo; 6. Barley Malt.
Adult Hunters under saddle: 1. Piper; 2. Sincerely Yours; 3. Brooklyn; 4. Way to Go;5. Barley Malt.
VHSA Thoroughbred Hunters: 1.Ted; 2. Pixar;3. Cricket, Jenn Daly, (Acree McDowell);4.Hakuna Matata;5. Enchantment,Chloe Kholer,(Rachel McMahan);6. Runaway Dame,Joy Crompton.
VHSA Thoroughbred Hunters: 1. Ted; 2. Pixar; 3. Enchantment; 4. Hakuna Matata; 5. Cricket; 6. Runaway Dame.
VHSA Thoroughbred Hunters under saddle: 1. Ted; 2. Enchantment; 3. Runaway Dame; 4. Pixar; 5. Hakuna Matata.
Leadline: 1. Hannah Harp; 1. Madeline Harp; 1. Virginia Lesko; 1. Sylvia Rady; 1. Flora Wiley.
Pre Short Stirrup Equitation, Walk: 1. Hannah Buss; 2. Henry Lesko; 3. Olona Gratz; 4. Lillian Bird.
Pre Short Stirrup Equitation, Walk, Trot: 1. Olona Gratz; 2. Henry Lesko; 3. Hanna Buss; 4. Lillian Bird.
Pre Short Stirrup Equitation over obstacles: 1. Lillian Bird; 2. Henry Lesko; 3. Olona Gratz; 4. Hannah Buss.
Short Stirrup Hunters: 1. Bart Simpson; 2. A-May-Zing.
Short Stirrup Hunters: 1. A-May-Zing.
Short Stirrup Hunters under saddle: 1. A-May-Zing; 2. Bart Simpson.
Pony Pleasure - Walk, Trot: 1. Two to Tango; 2. Point 'N' Shoot; 3. Covenant Treasure Hunt, Susan Shotwell, (Hannah Buss); 4. Penny Annie, Maggie Morris; 5. Clever Endeavour, The Barracks, (Cheyenne Parks).
Pony Pleasure - Go As You Please: 1. Two to Tango; 2. Point 'N' Shoot; 3. Covenant Treasure Hunt; 4. Clever Endeavour; 5. Penny Annie.
Pony Pleasure: 1. Point 'N' Shoot; 2. Two to Tango; 3. Penny Annie; 4. Clever Endeavour.
Horse Pleasure - Walk, Trot: 1. C'Mon Carmen; 2. Shimmer, Maggie Saunders; 3. Syrah, Mason Fogg, (Helen Flor); 4. April Eclipse, Helen Stone; 5. Finneus, Tara Reddy, (Emily Fivek); 6. Brooklyn VT, Madeline Maciel, (Caterina Anger).
Horse Pleasure - Go As You Please: 1. C'Mon Carmen; 2. Shimmer; 3. Finneus; 4. Syrah; 5. Brooklyn VT.
Horse Pleasure: 1. April Eclipse; 2. C'Mon Carmen; 3. Syrah; 4. Brooklyn VT; 5. Shimmer; 6. Finneus.
Low Hunters: 1. Brooklyn VT; 2. Arnold, Rachael Van Clief; 3. Syrah; 4. Point 'N' Shoot; 5. Breezeway John Henry, Carol Sherwood, (Isabella Karr); 6. EKF Simply Elegant, Elizabeth Bailey.
Low Hunters: 1. Two to Tango; 2. Point 'N' Shoot; 3. EKF Simply Elegant; 4. Magic Trix, Barbara Barrell, (Emily Taylor); 5. Breezeway John Henry; 6. Arnold.
Low Hunters under saddle: 1. EKF Simply Elegant; 2. Breezeway John Henry; 3. Syrah; 4. Point 'N' Shoot; 5. Brooklyn VT; 6. Finneus.
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