Just got pictures back from the Eno Valley Pony club clinic held at VHF on March 22nd. Elizabeth had a good time with a nice group of students, horses, parents and organizers.
Genuine Gem earned the Horse of the year in the NCDCTA Open 4th level division with Elizabeth. He also made his debut at the Prix St. George level during the Pinehurst schooling dressage show series, earning a 66% in February. She is fine tuning his performance a bit more in hopes of being able to compete at that level and the Intermediare I level at recognized competitions later this season.
We had fun at the NCDCTA championships! Everyone had some “best” moments; Elizabeth‘s horse Genuine Gem came home with the Reserve Championship in the Open 4th level division. MacKenna Shook broke the 80% barrier with her horse Dunvegan in the Training equitation rider class.Elizabeth‘s large pony Zee Cloud got his 2nd qualifying score of 71% for the GAIG’s in the 1st level Open division. Diane Doub and her horse Prestige finished 7th in the AA 2nd level division with scores of 63% and 62%, with this being only her 3rd recognized show at that level. Many thanks to everyone who came out to the show to help us!
Congratulations to Lisa Kim and Sue Hall, pictured here with their brand-new beautiful black horses Toblerone and Tango RS. The pairings had a very successful first outing to the Cattolica dressage show with each scoring 70%+ on the Intro C and Training 3 tests respectively. VHF wishes them lots of future success together, and we may even have to take to calling them “the T and T team” or “TNT” for short!
Congratulations to Katie Kim and VHF’s Ladybug on their successful first dressage show outing to Antares Dressage show, where they earned a 65+% in both Intro A and B, good for a first and second place. We expect great things from this pair in the future.
Congratulations to Cindy Roberts on her purchase of Brandywynn aka Brandy from Kristina Gibbons, after Kris’s successful first outing at the Novice level of eventing at the Carolina Horse Park where they placed fifth with both clean stadium and cross country rides. Cindy plans to compete at the Beginner novice level as well as in Training level dressage and trail riding with Brandy.
Congratulations to Barbara Jacobs of Katy, TX. on her purchase of Bariton from Alison Coyle of Apex, N.C. Barbara is a lifelong equestrian who owns her own stable, Blue Ribbon Meadows, near Houston. She says she has already ridden Bari successfully in some clinics and plans to compete him and continue his training at the F.E.I. levels.
Congratulations to Glenna White of Charlotte, N.C. on her purchase of Baltic Valentine aka “Lukas” from Becky Skahill of Greenville, N.C. She trains and stables Lukas with dressage trainer Joan Baron in Waxhaw, N.C., and says he has settled in quite well there. Victory Hill Farm wishes them lots of continued training success.
“Job well done” to Emily Lanier and “Sam I Am,” who were Jr. 2nd Level champions at the NCDCTA championship Harvest Moon show. They also won the reserve championship for the Musical Freestyle division.
Congratulations go to Melissa Johnson and her horse “Salsa Roja”in their first season of dressage competition. They earned both their qualifying scores for the Adult Amateur division of the Training Level Region One finals, and they won one of their divisions of Training test 3 at the Rise and Shine dressage show with a 68.8%. The pair also scored a 63.4% their second time ever riding First level test 1, placing them 4th in that division.