It was a weekend of firsts for Ella at Frankie’s Country Heir September show! First show with new equine partner Woodford Reserve, first time in the jumper ring and first time jumping 2’6″! We’re excited to see this dynamic duo in action at more shows! Congratulations to Raquel and Bellagia HH on their wins this weekend as they prep for Split Rock, and also to Avie and Callatos on their success in both the Hunter and Eq rings. Thank you to Jessica for all your help! Next up, we’ll head to the New Albany Classic to watch as a barn family and then head to Split Rock to wrap up the season!
That’s a wrap on the Brave Horse Ohio show series! Thank you to the Harris family, Nicole and Jessica, all our grooms, riders, family and friends – and especially our horses- who made this summer a great one! Congratulations to Lexi and her pony Corduroy for winning the 2′ Hunter Derby to benefit those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, with a spectacular handy round score of 88! The pair also had great ribbons in the 2’6″ Children’s Pony Hunters and were Champion in the 11 and under Eq! Ava and Bavarian Motor Works were 6th in the 2’6″ benefit Hunter Derby out of 19! They also had lovely rounds in the Intermediate Children’s Hunter including a 4th in the Classic!
Hunters Court Farm is pleased to announce Mary Wright has joined the team as Assistant Trainer! Mary will oversee the public lesson program as well as help school horses and assist Jessica and Nicole in the day-to-day operations of the farm. She is a recent graduate of Otterbein University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Equine Business. Born and raised in Johnstown, Ohio, Mary began riding at five years old, training with Joel Potter. She was active in both IEA and IHSA and the local A circuit. Mary owns two horses, an OTTB and an Oldenburg. In her free time she enjoys playing polo.
She’s here! Charlie Mae Crandell was born 7/27 and is 7 lbs 13 oz and 20 1/2 inches long! Mom and baby are doing great and proud poppa says, ” A strong name, Charlie Mae will need to be a strong woman to live up to her name, but with the unbelievable role model in her mom, we do not have a doubt!”
Congratulations Nicole and Brian!
It wouldn’t be Brave Horse Ohio without crazy weather, but the rain didn’t dampen the barn spirits this weekend! The fourth show of the series saw lots of moving up, lessons learned and great riding. Congratulations to our horses and riders! We were also able to celebrate Abbie’s 13th birthday with a BBQ and cake, which was a lot of fun. Now on to the results! Cassidy and Woodford Reserve moved up to the .90/Novice Children Adult jumpers with great success, earning a 5th, 6th and 7th at the new height. This was also Cassidy’s final show for the summer as she heads back to college- good luck in school and we will miss you! Addie and Primetime also moved up to the 1.0M jumpers with top ribbons and won the USHJA jumper seat medal! Great practice for Kentucky! Raquel and Bellagia HH were Reserve Champion in the Low Junior/Amateur Jumpers and Grace and The Phantom were Champion in the Novice Children/Adult Jumpers, winning two classes on Saturday! Avie and Callatos put in beautiful Hunter rounds and won the OHJA 3′ Medal! Lexi Manly rode her pony Corduroy against the pros in the Special Hunters and took 4th, as well as 3rd out of 13 in the OHJA 2’3″-2’6″ Medal! She also had lovely trips in the Children’s Pony Hunters and her age group Eq. Kim and her horse Corduroy were champion in the Non-Pro and look to move up to the 2’6″ in the near future! Corduroy also had lovely trips with Jessica in the Special Hunters. Maddie and Jack Frost earned blue ribbons in the Short Stirrup and top ribbons with Claudia in the cross rails! Sarah was Reserve Champion in the crossrails with Luxor and Kendall rode in her first show with HCF with Luxor and earned great ribbons in the Limit Hunter. Liz was Reserve Champion in the Intermediate Hunters with Lando 253 and Ava Rode Bavarian Motor Works to Reserve Champion in the Intermediate Children’s Hunter and the equitation 12-14! Ava and Beamer also won their Classic with scores of 85 and 82. Last but not least, birthday girl Abbie and Erickson had lovely trips and great ribbons in the Children’s Pony Hunters. It was a hot, muggy rainy weekend and we have to thank Nicole and Jessica for all their hard work plus Nina and Raquel for keeping the back of the show barn moving like clockwork. And of course all of our barn family that came out to support the riders! We’re off to Kentucky in a couple weeks, and we’re ready! See more photos and videos on our Facebook page! #ridebrave
Kim and Lucky find a break in the rain to hand graze.
We had a great weekend at Brave Horse Ohio III this past weekend. Despite the weather Friday, the rest of the weekend could not have been better. Congratulations to all of our riders and horses! Addie and Primetime were Champion in the Novice Children/Adult Jumpers! Primetime was also Reserve Champion in the Schooling Jumpers with Jessica. Bellagia HH and Raquel were clear in their 1.25M speed round for the blue and took Champion in their division as well! Cassidy and Woodford Reserve had great rounds and top placings in the Jumpers and were Reserve Champion in the Non-Pro Hunters. Grace and The Phantom had one of their best rides to date with a second place in the Novice Children/Adult Jumpers. We had two new additions to the HCF show team- congratulations RaeAnn and Formal Attire for your top placings in the 1.0M jumpers, and Claudia and Jack Frost who were Champion in the cross rails! Jack Frost pulled double duty this weekend and was Champion with Maddie in the 2′ division as well. Sarah and Hudson brought home a blue ribbon and Nina and All in Perspective and Kate with Lando 253 had great rounds and ribbons in the Intermediate Adult Hunters. Corduroy was Reserve Champion with Jessica in the Special Hunters and had great ribbons with Kim in the 2’3″ division, we are excited to watch this pair gel. Abbie and Erickson were Reserve Champion in their 2’6″ Children’s Pony Hunter debut and Avie and Callatos had lovely rounds in the Childrens Hunters, Taylor Harris Insurance Services Medal and Low Hunters. We are taking a break but will return to Brave Horse at the end of July. Thank you to all the parents and barn family who came out to support us, and especially to Nicole and Jessica, for all of your hard work and dedication training us! #ridebrave