Ava Finds a Prince!

There may have been a Royal Wedding across the pond today, but we have a Prince right in our own barn! Congratulations to Ava on her lease of Parat, aka Prince! Thanks to all who put this partnership together, we can’t wait to see this pair in the Jumper and Eq. rings!

Another IEA Show in the Books for HCF!

We wrapped another weekend of IEA horse shows! Coach Kathie reports, “What would we all do without great teams like LYSS, Empress, Bookmark and West Licking hosting great shows & supplying great horses for us all to ride!  Another weekend under our belts and once again our riders displayed sportsmanship and pluck with their efforts.  Logan, the youngest member of our team, successfully qualified with a 2nd and 3rd in her point classes!  Claudia picked up a 4th on the flat.  Ella had a good weekend with two 3rds on the flat and one 3rd over fences.  Ava scored a 1st and 2nd on the flat and two 5ths jumping.  Ashley continues to improve in her first year of IEA, with a 6th over fences and a 5th on the flat.  Natalie succeeded with a 2nd on the flat and two 4ths over fences. And Elsa added to her collection with a 2nd and a 5th in her point classes.  A hot weekend for October but a wonderful show all in all.  And once again, I can’t thank our parents enough for their continued patience and support!  Congrats Team!”

HCF Has A Blue Ribbon Weekend at Split Rock!

It was a blue ribbon weekend for all of our riders at the Split Rock Jumping Tour at Brave Horse Ohio! Avie and Captain Sparrow won the .85m final and was second in her speed round! Addie and Himalayan Oolong won the Child/Adult 1.10M speed round and was third in the final! Raquel and Artiflex R won the Low Junior/AO speed round and was third in their final! Congratulations to all our horses and riders and thank you to Nicole and all our friends and family for your support!

HCF Jumper Riders Rock the SRJT!

Congratulations to our jumper riders who took on the Split Rock Jumping Tour this past weekend at Brave Horse Ohio! Raquel and Artiflex R won the Low Junior/AO Speed Round and were 5th in the Final! Addie and Himalayan Oolong were 5th in the 1.10M Child/Adult Jump Off and Avie and Captain Sparrow were 4th and 5th in the .85M Speed and Final respectively! We’re heading back again this weekend, good luck to our trio of riders!

HCF IEA Team Brings the Heat!

Our HCF IEA – Interscholastic Equestrian Association team had another weekend of horse showing! Coach Kathie said, “One more IEA show under our belt! Many thanks to Nancy Arledge and her entire Paddock staff for putting on a great show. With a chill in the air Claudia led off with a great effort in her over fences and snagged a 2nd place finish! She finished the day with a 3rd in her varsity intermediate flat class. Congrats to Claudia! Kendall pulled in a 6th over fences and a 4th in her flat class, exhibiting her usual enthusiasm for her riding and fellow team members. Our Future team then went in to action, with Ashley giving a brave performance in her x-rails class to finish with a 3rd place ribbon. Logan showed true grit and pulled out a 5th in her walk/trot and 4th in her point class. Elsa worked hard to finish 2nd in her walk/trot and 5th in her point class. Natalie stayed committed and pulled out a 6th in her flat class.

Thanks to all our parents who came out and showed their support. And congrats to a great group of kids that make my day quite enjoyable!”

HCF’s First IEA Show of the Season is a Win!

Our Hunters Court IEA – Interscholastic Equestrian Association Team completed its first competition of the year this weekend at Bookmark Farms. Coach Kathie says, “We want to thank them for providing wonderful horses and a well run show. Our High School Team was first up on Saturday, starting with great success in the Varsity Intermediate over fences, Ava placing 1st, Kendall finishing 2nd and Ella with a third place finish. Claudia performed well and learned a lot to carry forward to our next competition. The flat class had Ava 2nd and Ella 6th. Consequently Ava, with her 1st & 2nd place finishes, ended up tied for high point rider!

Sunday our Middle School Team got under way with Natalie and Ashley competing in the Future Novice over fences, finishing 2nd and 4th respectively. Additionally they finished 3rd and 5th in their flat class. And our beginners did well also, with returning rider Elsa finishing 4th in her walk/trot and 5th in her walk/trot/canter point class. And Logan, performing at her first show ever, finished 4th in her walk/trot warm-up and WON her walk/trot/canter point class!

Congratulations and thank you to everyone, especially the parents who dedicated their weekend to their daughters’ horse show and continually exhibit wonderful camaraderie and sportsmanship!”

HCF Wraps Up the Brave Horse Ohio Summer Series

Congratulations are in order for our horses and riders who wrapped up the Brave Horse Ohio show series this weekend! Addie and Himalayan Oolong made their 1.20M Junior/AO Jumper debut with 3rds in both the speed round and the classic, prepping them for the Split Rock Jumping Tour at the end of the month. We also have to congratulate Addie on her purchase of “Olexa” and thank Jody for letting her ride such a special mare! We can’t wait to see these two continue their partnership. Natalie and All In Perspective we’re Reserve Champion in the outreach crossrails! “Olli” pulled double duty with Nina and ribboned in both the AA Eq and Hunters! Ella and Woodford Reserve once again dabbled in all three rings and qualified for Medal finals in November and were third in the Ohio Cup 2’6” Derby! Finally, Jessica and Bonaducci had top ribbons in the Future Hunters, we’re excited for this pair to make their Baby Green debut this winter! Thanks to all the friends and family who came out to support us, and thanks to Nicole and Jessica for the excellent training!

Congratulations Collier!

Congratulations Collier on your purchase of Special Dark! We will miss “Diva” in the barn, but can’t wait to hear how you two do in the pony jumpers down South!

HCF Riders Dig in to Win at KY

Huge classes didn’t keep HCF out of the ribbons this week at Kentucky! Congratulations to our horses and riders who faced tough competition and still had lots of success, learning and fun! In one of the most exciting classes of the week, Addie and Himalayan Oolong were fourth out of more than 40 in the Children’s Jumper Classic, with only 0.293 seconds separating the top four spots. Raquel and Bellagia HH were Champion in the Adult Jumpers and she and Artiflex R were 7th out of 40 in the Low A/O Jumpers! Abbie and Callatos took home blue ribbons in the Intermediate Children’s Hunters! Kim and Corduroy took home a 3rd place in the Intermediate Adult Hunters! Avie moved up to the Low Children’s Jumpers with Captain Sparrow and Lexi and Robin Hood made an adorable pair in the Children’s Hunters. Thanks to everyone who came out to support and to Leah and Ella for helping break down at the end of a long two weeks of showing!

HCF Riders and Horses Had a Great Week at Brave Horse IV!

We took a large group of horses and riders to Brave Horse Ohio IV and had lots of fun, learning experiences and success! Congratulations to all, and thank you to our trainers, grooms, friends and family who braved the weather and provided support and camaraderie for our barn!

Congratulations to:
Bonaducci, who was Reserve Champion in the Future Hunters with Jessica, winning his under saddle and an over fences class!

Addie and Himalayan Oolong, who were Reserve Champion in the 1.10M Children’s/Adult Jumpers! Addie also pulled double duty with Bellagia HH in the 1.0M Low Child/Adult Jumpers, earning 2nds out of 17 entries!

Ella and Woodford Reserve once again competed in all three rings and earned excellent Eq ribbons including a 2nd in the OHJA Medal, and great ribbons in the Intermediate Children’s/Adult Jumpers. The pair won the 2’6″ Ohio Derby Cup as well!

Jessica F. and her new equine partner Renoir WF made their horse show debut in the 1.0M Medium Schooling Jumpers and the 1.0M Low Child/Adult Jumpers, with lovely trips and placings. We can’t wait to see this pair progress!

Abbie celebrated her birthday weekend with great ribbons and rounds in the Intermediate Children’s Equitation and Hunters, and was third out of 15 in the 2’6″ Ohio Derby Cup on Callatos!

Dolora and Speaking Softly had top placings in the Intermediate Adult Eq. and Hunters, including 5th in the classic out of 21 entries!

Sara and Claudia shared Annie Rooney and had excellent trips and ribbons in the crossrails and 2′ divisions, respectively.

Natalie and All in Perspective were third and fourth in the crossrails, out of 12 entries!

Collier and Special Dark were an adorable pair in the crossrails at their second show ever with HCF.

Grace had a wonderful show with The Phantom, placing in the Low Schooling Jumpers and Novice Children’s/Adult Jumpers!

Last but not least, Avie and Captain Sparrow also dabbled in all three rings placing in the Low Hunters, Children’s Eq, THIS and OHJA Medals and the Low Children’s/Adult Jumpers!