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FHC Annual Spring Horse Show

Brook Hill farm, June 2, 2018

report by Stephen Bickers, Show manager

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Joy Crompton, FHC MFH photo courtesy Liz King

To say that we dodged a bullet would be such an understatement given the recent weather and the dire forecast for show day. More like dodging a really big bomb. Against all odds the 2018 Farmington Spring Horse Show went off pretty much without a hitch. No lightning, only a light rain shower on the last division, and we ran from 8:30 to 5:30 pretty much without any hold ups.

Let me start by thanking Lynne and Mark Gebhard for once again letting us use their fabulous facility. Only somewhere like that with EXCELLENT footing would we even have had a chance. They made us all feel very welcome and it is a huge blessing to me that they are willing to put up with us. Thanks to all our sponsors! It makes it much easier to sleep at night knowing the horse show is in the black when we start. Thanks especially to Mr and Mrs Magruder Dent III for sponsoring the Leading Trainer award. It is a special thing to be able to go show and come home with some loot other than a ribbon. Thanks to Drew Perkins not only for supporting me (with growing enthusiasm each year I might add) but also by supporting the show by donating the prize money and coolers we were able to award thanks to his Bearwood Consulting, LLC. He also manned the secretary booth from start to finish, with a smile!

Huge thanks to all my volunteers. Liz King for capably getting everyone parked correctly, my secretarial help, Ann Horner and Anne Riley, my very capable ring crew of Kay Barquin and Shelly Thompson, and last but certainly not least my trusty side kicks who served as starters, jump crew and all around support, Mary Harp and Robin Lundgren. We make a pretty good team! Thanks to Chef Greg for keeping us all fed.

And my heartfelt thanks to the approximately 50 exhibitors who braved the weather leading up to the show and were so supportive to come out and show. The profits from this year's show were over $3600 and within 4 dollars of what we made last year! The fun we all had makes the work more than worth it!

Thanks again!

FARMINGTON HUNT CLUB SPRING HORSE SHOW Results
June 2, 2018
Judge: Ms. Davera Ackenbom
Schooling Hunter Champion: Miss Coconut, Lynne Gebhard
Res: Zensational, Baily Hale Dent
Green Hunter Champion: Miss Coconut, Lynne Gebhard
Res: C’mon Carmen, Stephanie Guerlain
Working Hunter Champion: Ludvig, Rebecca Duffield
Res: Medal of Honor, Lynne Gebhard
Children’s Hunter: Ludvig, Rebecca Duffield
Res: Medal of Honor, Lynne Gebhard (Summer Smith)
Adult Hunter: P L Diamond Lace, Carly Cowherd
Res: Indigo Sky, Christine Perot
VHSA Thoroughbred Hunter Champion: Lead Belly, Kamerra Brown-Allen
Res: Forest, Robin Ellis
Pre Short Stirrup Champion: Madeline Harp
Res: Franchesca Rojas
Short Stirrup Hunter Champion: Skipping to the Lark, Kelly Schott (Kate Voelmle)
Res: Excalibur, Caroline Dougherty
Pleasure Champion: Lead Belly, Kamerra Brown-Allen (Jennifer Wright)
Res: Just One Kiss, Susan White (Ava Durovey)
Low Hunter Champion: Above & Beyond, Lynne Gebhard (Rena Morse)
Res: Just One Kiss, Susan White (Ava Durovey)
Pony Hunter Champion: Chinook, Isabella Karr
Res: Stuart Little, Paula McConnell (Josie Galvin)
Grand Hunter Champion: Miss Coconut, Lynne Gebhard
Leading Hunter Rider: Lynne Gebhard
Best Child Rider: Summer Smith
Leading Equitation Trainer: Jenn Daly
Summaries:
Schooling Hunters: 1. Miss Coconut; 2. Fincastle, Kip Holloway; 3. Zensational; 4. Finn, Tara Reddy (Amanda Watson).
Schooling Hunters: 1. Zensational; 2. Finn; 3. Fincastle; 4. Miss Coconut.
Schooling Hunters under saddle: 1. Miss Coconut; 2. Zensational; 3. Finn; 4. Fincastle.
Green Hunters: 1. Miss Coconut; 2. Monte Cristo SCF Bridgewater College (Kamerra Brown-Allen; 3. Popourri, Rebecca Smith (Jen Daly); 4. Zensational; 5. Pickles, David & Katie Rowlan (Lauren Kirby); 6. C’mon Carmen.
Green Hunters: 1. Miss Coconut; 2. C'Mon Carmen; 3. Zensational; 4. Popourri; 5. Pickles; 6. Monte Cristo SCF.
Green Hunters under saddle: 1. C’mon Carmen; 2. Miss Coconut; 3. Zensational; 4. Monte Cristo SCF; 5. Popourri; 6. Pickles.
Working Hunters: 1. Medal of Honor; 2. Ludvig; 3. Turtle, Ashleigh Glorioso (Stephanie Guerlain); 4. East of Eden, Rebecca Smith, (Jenn Daly); 5. Monte Cristo SCF.
Working Hunters Stake: 1. Ludvig; 2. Turtle; 3. Medal of Honor; 4. East of Eden; 5. Monte Cristo SCF.
Working Hunters under saddle: 1. Ludvig; 2. Monte Cristo SCF; 3. Medal of Honor; 4. Turtle; 5. East of Eden.
VHSA Equitation on the flat (14 and under): 1. Isabella Karr; 2. Lainey Butler; 3. Violet Wiley; 4. Maggie Kittrell; 5. Julianna Mallia; 6. Annabelle Aron.
VHSA Equitation on the flat (15-17): 1. Katie Define; 2. Ava Durovey; 3. Summer Smith.
VHSA Equitation on the flat (Adult): 1. Carly Cowherd; 2. Rena Morse; 3. Jennifer Wright; 4. Chris Perot; 5. Toni Durham.
VHSA Associate Children's Equitation (Black Cat Farm Trophy): 1. Summer Smith; 2. Katie Define; 3. Maggie Kittrell; 4. Violet Wiley; 5. Julianna Mallia; 6. Annabelle Aron.
VHSA Associate Adult Equitation: 1. Chris Perot; 2. Toni Durham; 3. Rachel Morris; 4 . Lauren Record.
VHSA Children's Medal: 1. Katie Define; 2. Summer Smith; 3. Annabelle Aron.
Children's Hunters: 1. Ludvig; 2. Medal of Honor; 3. Sirrocoo, Liz King (Julianna Mallia); 4. Lyon’s Creek Absolut, Janice Aron & Lynne Gebhard (Annabelle Aron).
Children's Hunters: 1. Ludvig; 2. Medal of Honor; 3. Lyon’s Creek Absolut; 4. Sirrocco.
Children's Hunters under saddle: 1. Ludvig; 2. Medal of Honor; 3. Lyon’s Creek Absolut; 4. Sirrocco.
Adult Hunters: 1. Delilah, Sherry Nedzbala; 2. P L Diamond Lace; 3. Believe & Receive, Lynne Gebhard (Toni Durham); 4. Indigo Sky; 5. Finn, Tara Reddy (Lauren Record).
Adult Hunters: 1. Indigo Sky; 2. P L Diamond Lace; 3. Delilah; 4. Finn; 5. Believe & Receive.
Adult Hunters under saddle: 1. P L Diamond Lace; 2. Finn; 3. Indigo Sky; 4. Believe & Receive.
VHSA Thoroughbred Hunters: 1. Forest; 2. Elusive Breeze; 3. Waiting for a Hero, Maggie Kittrell; 4. Lead Belly; 5. Tour Guide, Darlene Murphy; 6. Wendell, Jen Daly (Lainey Butler).
VHSA Thoroughbred Hunters: 1. Sunday Petition, Mary Kalergis (Stephanie Guerlain); 2. Lead Belly; 3. Forest; 4. Waiting for a Hero; 5. Tour Guide; 6. Elusive Breeze.
VHSA Thoroughbred Hunters under saddle: 1. Lead Belly; 2. Elusive Breeze; 3. Tour Guide; 4. Forest; 5. Wendell; 6. Waiting for a Hero.
Leadline: 1. Hannah Harp.
Pre Short Stirrup Walk: 1. Franchesca Rojas; 2. Madeline Harp.
Pre Short Stirrup Walk, Trot: 1. Madeline Harp; 2. Franchesca Rojas.
Pre Short Stirrup Walk, Trot, Tests: 1. Madeline Harp; 2. Franchesca Rojas.
Short Stirrup Hunters: 1. Skipping to the Lark; 2. Barley Smith, Lynne Gebhard (Lillian Byrd); 3. Excalibur.
Short Stirrup Hunters: 1. Skipping to the Lark; 2. Excalibur; 3. Barley Smith.
Short Stirrup Hunters under saddle: 1. Excalibur; 2. Barley Smith; 3. Skipping to the Lark.
Pleasure - Walk, Trot: 1. Lead Belly; 2. Fred Flintstone, Nicole Parra; 3. Just One Kiss; 4. Belle Isle, Paige Anderson; 5. Excalibur; 6. Elation, Rebecca Smith (Jen Daly).
Pleasure - Go As You Please: 1. Lead Belly; 2. Belle Isle; 3. Just One Kiss; 4. Fred Flintstone; 5. Excalibur; 6. Slew of Lucky Stars.
Pleasure: 1. Lead Belly; 2. Excalibur; 3. Just One Kiss; 4. Slew of Lucky Stars; 5. Sunny Delight, Anna Bourke; 6. Elation.
Low Hunters: 1. Above & Beyond; 2. Just One Kiss.
Low Hunters: 1. East of Eden; 2. Above & Beyond; 3. Just One Kiss.
Low Hunters under saddle: 1. Above & Beyond; 2. Just One Kiss; 3. East of Eden.
Pony Hunters: 1. Chinook; 2. Stuart Little; 3. April Breeze, Toni Massie (Violet Wiley); 4. Leap of Faith Anne Grachus (Nicole Hill); 5. Sunny Delight; 6. Twizzler, Anne Grachus (Nicole Hill).
Pony Hunters Stake: 1. Chinook; 2. Stuart Little; 3. Twizzler; 4. April Breeze; 5. Sunny Delight; 6. Leap of Faith.
Pony Hunters under saddle: 1. Leap of Faith; 2. Chinook; 3. April Breeze; 4. Sunny Delight; 5. Twizzler; 6. Stuart Little.

 

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