FHC July 30 Jumper Show

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Jumper/Equitation Show

Saturday, July 30th 2016 at Schelford Farm

Mr. Stephen Bickers, Judge

Well initially it looked like the hunt club was going to have a banner jumper show at Schelford on Saturday. Then the rain, the thunder and the lightning came. After an initial postponement after class #9, we decided to cancel the rest of the show for the safety of all. Fortunately high entries in the morning made for a successful show. I'd like to thank all those that exhibited and especially those that came, only to have their classes cancelled. A big thank you to all our hardworking volunteers: Stephen Bickers (Judge), Stephanie Guerlain, Linda Haschart, Kay Barquin, Lynn Stockton, Sandy Kendall, Shelly Thompson, Sally Powers, Carter McNeely, Ann Horner, Paula Campbell, Stacy Stinchfield, Nancy Howell, BJ Korol, Becky Barlow, Daniela Lee, the Schelford Crew of Jimmy Coffindaffer, Matthew Williams and Shannon Haffner, and all the exhibitors that stepped in and helped the jump crew. And of course a big thank you to MaryScott and JB for hosting the show! -Robin

Puddle Jumper

Table II2b 1. Foxlair Woodstock; 2. Daffodil, Katie Shiplett for Heather Will; 3. Well Played, Katie Shiplett 4. Tully McVei, Robin Ellis; 5. Pixelated, Jenny Rosner; 6. Oakfield's Sienna Sparrow, Chanda Boylen for Susan McConnell

Power & Speed 1. Foxlair Woodstock; 2. Daffodil, Taylor Dunthorn for Millington Stables 3. Tully McVei; 4. Farina, Katie Shiplett for Heather Will; 5. Dixie, Amanda Sager for Robin Ellis; 6. Slew of Lucky Stars, Catie Howard for Jenn Daly

Novice Children's/Adult Jumper:

Table II2b 1. Talk of the Town, Emma Hale; 2. Desiree, Taylor Overman for Jebb Cuthbert; 3T. Dezy, Grace Hale; 3T. Cricket, Acree McDowell for Jenn Daly; 3T. Buggsy, Nicole Hill for Sarah Wynn

Power & Speed1. Talk of the Town; 2. Tully McVei; 3. Dezy; 4. Cricket; 5T. Daffodil; 5T Buggsy

Novice Jumper:

Table II2b1. Oakfields Ennis, Chanda Boylen for Susan McConnell; 2. Breezeway John Henry, Isabella Karr for Carol Sherwood; 3. Pixelated; 4. Lily, Kaitlyn Schmitt for Jebb Cuthbert, 5. Tarragon, Kaitlyn Schmitt for Jebb Cuthbert; 6. Just Jasper, Kiki Osborne for Shelly Thompson

Power & Speed1. Pixelated; 2. Lily; 3. Buggsy; 4. Breezeway John Henry; 5. Magic Mike, Lara Morris for The Pony Academy; 6. Scarlet, Helen Snyder for The Pony Academy

Training Jumper:

Table II2b1. Indigo Sky, Chris Perot; 2. Oakfields Peridot, Jenn Daly for Susan McConnell; 3. Descant, Mary Harp; 4. Wyatt, Kate Samuels for the Equine Welfare Society, 5. Tennessee Whiskey, Andra Simons; 6. Secret Soldier, Sommers Olinger for Brookhill Farm

Power & Speed1. Oakfields Jameson, Jenn Daly for Susan McConnell; 2. Piper, Toni Durham; 3. Indigo Sky; 4. Belladona Lily Emily Sears for Amy Lamb; 5. Tennessee Whiskey; 6. Thunder in Saratoga, Tiffany Snell

VHSA Associate Children's/Adult Equitation 1. Katie Define, 2. Summer Smith; 3. Chris Perot, 4. Rachel Dalkin; 5. Emily Sears; 6. Amanda Watson


Photos from July 30 2016 Summer Jumper Show at Schelford Farm are up in the FHC Galleries

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FHC Aug 13 Hunter Pace at Miller School

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Miller School Hunter Pace

FHC held its first hunter pace at Miller School August 13th and experienced a great turn out of 54 riders in the August heat! There was lots of positive feedback from the participants who enjoyed the shady trails, diversity and beauty of the countryside, and the inviting coops.

There are many people to thank whose efforts made this hunter pace the success that it was. There is no event without our landowners. Thank you Miller School and Hadens!

Matthew, Tommy and Grady installed a new hunting gate at Haden’s, as well as new coops at Miller School. One more time they heaved up  “the big tent” for another FHC event. They also gave our “Timers” their own tent to escape the brutal sun. Thank you!

Our “Parking Attendants” Jim Wray, Brian Barquin, Shawnee Baker and Chris Middleton did an amazing job of organizing all the incoming trailers and cars! Whew!

Thanks to our Secretaries Dale Dealtrey, Marilee Lindbeck and Mary Buford for their efficiency and for keeping it “fun”. Thanks to Nancy Howell and Stephanie Guerlain for doing the pre-entries.

Becky Barlow and Howard Miller kept things moving as our official “Timers.”

Michele Fultano and Brian Barquin kept the cows at bay and the riders moving smoothly through the two pasture gates at Haden’s. Brian also manned the watering hole, offering thirsty riders welcomed refreshments, and hot horses a moment to catch their breath in the shade. Great job! Shawnee Baker rounded up volunteers to bring side salads and desserts to complement the sub sandwiches. We had a wonderful variety of great dishes on tables decorated with flowers donated by Dale and Mary Buford. Thanks to everyone who contributed food! The riders loved it. Thanks to Margaret Nash for picking up the sandwiches and staying on to help with food prep. And we can’t forget all the drink fairies, April Fletcher, Carroll Robertson, Priscilla Friedberg, Tiffany Snell, and Carter McNeely who donated beverages on such a hot day. Many thanks to Dale for the ice to keep them all chilled! There is nothing like the focus and adrenalin leading up to an event. But eventually the last trailer disappears down the road and the clean up begins. I am very grateful to Mary Buford, Michele Fultano, Dale Dealtrey, Shawnee Baker, Cathy Robb (who returned to help after riding!) and Becky Barlow who all defied the heat and got the job done!

A special thanks to Gene Gartner, our liaison with Miller School! His enthusiasm and “can do” attitude made this event possible. He put in many hours chain sawing and trail blazing! Thank you for accompanying me on numerous rides to get the course “just right.”

Photos available here:


Miller School Hunter Pace Results

Hunter Division:

1 - Stephany Helbig and Courtney Hyer

2 - Jennifer Daly and Chanda Boylen

3 - Jeanette Fellows and Mary Kalergis

4 - Mark and Shelly Thompson

Junior Division:

1 - Annabelle Aron, Mary Harp, Faith Johnson, Tiffany Snell

2 - Juliana and Tina Mallia

3 - Pippa and Julie Cook, John Elliott

4 - Emma Bittle and Carter McNeely

Pleasure Division:

1 - Barbara Barrell and Emily Taylor

2 - a two-way tie with teams:  Jeni & Katie Galvin;  and  Diane Hawkins, Lara Morris & Judy Fortineaux

3 - a two-way tie with teams: Alexandra Austin & Anna Shields;   and Megan Custer & Becky Birnbaum

4 - Jane Andrews and Susan Migliore

Congratulations to all!

*First place ribbon winners will receive their ribbons in the mail along with a free FHC capping certificate.  All other ribbon winners may contact Deborah Wray if they wish to have their ribbon mailed to them.

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July 20, 2016 Fun Show at Millington Stables

Report and results by Stephanie Guerlain, for more photos visit FHC Facebook Page

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Summer Fun Horse Show & Evening Social

Wednesday, July 20th 2016 at Millington Stables

Ms. Stephanie Guerlain, Judge

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Photo by K. Karr

The annual summer fun show at Millington was fun for riders and spectators alike. New this year were three big hits: the Obstacle classes, Musical Poles (kind of like musical chairs) and Pole Bending! We had tons of help getting ready for and running the show. Thanks to so many people, I'm sure I've missed some of you but here goes: the whole Kittrell family (and friends!), Baily Dent, Liz King, Mary Buford Hitz, Elizabeth Uffelman, the Buss Family, Mary Minor and Will Henderson, Lynne Allen, Linda Haschart, Carolyn Brandt, Jennifer Sulzberger, Kay Barquin, Sheryl Hopper, Stephen Bickers, Karen Bull, Michelle Fultano, the Brann family, Jeanne Marie Faulconer, Dale Dealtrey, Kristina Karr, and Debbie Heymann.

Low Hunter: Champion: Warbux, Ali King; Reserve Champion: Foxlair Woodstock, Isabella Karr for Jocelyn McDonald

A: 1. Foxlair Woodstock; 2. Warbux; 3. Duck, Arri for Spring Mountain Farm 4. Desiree, Taylor Overman for Jebb Cuthbert; 5. Magic Mike, Lara Morris for The Pony Academy; 6. Kill Devil's Hill, Arri for Spring Mountain Farm

B: 1. Warbux 2. Scarlet, Helen Snyder for The Pony Academy 3. Foxlair Woodstock; 4. Duck; 5. Breezeway Moonflower, Isabella Karr for Jenny Furlow; 6. Magic Mike

U/S: 1. Desiree; 2. Foxlair Woodstock; 3. Warbux; 4. Saba, Ann Horner; 5. Magic Mike; 6. Scarlet

Working Hunter: Champion: Warbux, Ali King; Reserve Champion: Runaway Dame, Joy Crompton

A: 1. Runaway Dame; 2. Zeus, Karen Bull; 3. Warbux

B: 1. Warbux

U/S: 1. Warbux; 2. Runaway Dame; 3. Zeus

Pleasure W/T: 1. Blue Clear Sky, Alyssa Connor for Bethany Wood; 2. From a Distance, Laura Miller for Bethany Wood; 3. Blue Paris, Delaney Jones for Bethany Wood; 4. Beau, Pippa Cook; 5. Jaden, Hannah Buss

Pleasure W/T/C: 1. From a Distance; 2. Beau 3. Blue Clear Sky; 4. Jaden

Equitation 1: 1. Jeanette Fellows, 2. Isabella Karr, 3. Taylor Overman

Equitation 2: 1. Jeanette Fellows, 2. Isabella Karr

Obstacles 1: 1. Laura Miller; 2. Micheala Van Clief; 3. Alyssa Connor; 4. Pippa Cook; 5. Hannah Buss; 6. Delaney Jones

Obstacles 2: 1. Delaney Jones; 2. Alyssa Connor; 3. Laura Miller, 4. Pippa Cook

Maiden Hunter A: 1. Beau; 2. Jaden

Maiden Hunter B: 1. Jaden; 2. Beau

Egg & Spoon: 1. Southern Belle, Joy McGill for Lois McGill; 2. Foxlair Woodstock; 3. Dixie, Robin Ellis; 4. Dublin, Lainey Butler; 5. Jimmy, Maggie Kittrell for Millington Stables; 6. Desiree

Musical Poles: 1. Southern Belle, 2. Dublin; 3. Beau; 4. Lilly, Shawnee Baker for Jebb Cuthbert; 5. Foxlair Woodstock;; 6. Dixie

Ribbon Pairs: 1. Lilly and Desiree; 2. Southern Belle and Belladonna Lily, Emily Sears for Amy Lamb; 3. Foxlair Woodstock and Dublin; 4. High Five, Jebb Cuthbert and Jimmy

Sit-A-Buck 1. Robin Ellis; 2. Emily Sears; 3. Taylor Overman; 4. Lainey Butler; 5. Isabella Karr, 6. Maggie Kittrell

Keyhole Race: 1. Southern Belle; 2. Belladonna Lily; 3. High Five; 4. Foxlair Woodstock; 5. Dixie; 6. Dublin

Barrel Race: 1. Southern Belle; 2. High Five 3. Belladonna Lily; 4. Dublin; 5. Foxlair Woodstock

Pole Bending: 1. Belladonna Lily; 2. High Five; 3. Foxlair Woodstock; 4. Southern Belle; 5. Dublin

2016 Hunter Pace- June 11

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Fabulous Hunter Pace at Mint Meadows June 11,2016

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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

Event report:


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.
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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.
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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.
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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

Junior Division:

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!!

Happy Trails!!

Nancy L. Howell





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