I went to the USDF convention in Denver, CO and collected Gibraltars
Year End Award for being Champion again in the Prix St.Georg with Debbie
Hill for the International Andalusian and Lusitano Division. I also
attended 3 Days of Kyra Kirklands Symposium, which was just outstanding.
and Caroline Humphries had a great showing at the Regional Championships
at Poplar Place near Columbus, Georgia.
On Friday she showed Gibby in 3rd Level Freestyle and they repeated
his Free Style Championship success for a 3rd year in a Row. Caroline
competed still as a JR/YR rider and defeated 5 other rider/horse competitors.
On Saturday she rode a 4th Level Test and won with a 65.116% in a class
On Sunday they placed 3rd out of 16 in the 3rd Level Championship for
Jr/Yr. Congratulations Caroline and Gibby.
Debbie Hill and River Side Lady had also a successful weekend. On Friday
Morning in a driving Rainstorm and the Ring under 2 inches of Water,
Debbie was first out.
She and River Side Lady were able to win the Reserve Championship in
Training Level Open out of 18 particicpants. On Sunday the pair was
able to secure the Championship in First Level Open with 29 competitors
in the class and the 2nd Rider to go. Congratulations to Debbie and
are proud to announce the Sale of EMC Brocken to Carol Kelly: CONGRATULATIONS
Brocken met Carol Kelly of Chapel Hill, NC during our trip to the CDI
in Raleigh. Carol fell in Love with Brocken and tried her out immediately.
On July 1st, 2008 Carol became the new Owner of Brocken.
We wish her & Brocken lots of fun and great success. Brocken's new
home will be at OVATION FARM in North Carolina, see attached pictures
of proud owner Carol & Brocken.
Gibraltar will also have a new rider, Caroline Humphries. Caroline has
been training with Debbie for many years and they traveled to Memphis,TN
together to give Gibby his first rides with Caroline. They accomplished
their task and received qualifying scores. The pair will try their first
Freestyle at the Ole South competition in August.
Winterwillow and Fabelhaft had extensive Training by Joe Schomburg from
Wellborn Quarterhorses. He teaches the "Buddy" system a la
Parelli and others. They really have matured a lot and should be ready
for "under saddle".
We traveled to Raleigh/Durham to compete in the CDI event on May 30th
through June 1st,2008.
Gibraltar placed 2nd, 4th and 6th in his PSG classes (as many as 17
entrants per class) with his best score of 66.500%.
Brocken placed 2nd in a 3/2 class with a score of 63.846 and also 2nd
in a 4/1 class with a score of 64.884%.
The Highlight of the Show was Debbie's win with River Side Lady on Friday
in the 5 Year Old FEI Test and Sunday they were RESERVE Champion in
the 5 YO Finale Test for the Markel Young Horse Selection Trial.
Congratulations "Berry" and owner Robby Rice.
Brocken is ranked at this time 4th
in the HOY USDF for Third Level Open with a score of 68.0445 and First
with the American Hanoverian Society.
Gibraltar and Brocken showed well at the TRI State shows in Cleveland,Tn.
Gibraltar won his three PSG classes with the best score of 66.5%. Brocken
also received three Blue, one Red Ribbon with the best score of 69.535%
in Third Level Test 3 and also won her Fourth Level Test 1 with 65.118%.
Brocken was also awarded High Point American Hanoverian award for one
Our Alabama contingent traveled to Florida visit
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Classic Spring Challenge
Brocken and Gibby performed well at the Wellington Classic Spring Challenge
February 16 & 17
Gibraltar got his qualifying scores in PSG with 62.750% and 63.0%. There
were 37 Entries in the PSG classes with Top riders like S.Harding, C.
Hickey, Jan Brons etc. He placed 22 out of 37.
Brocken competed in 3rd Level and placed 1st, 3rd and and 7th with at
least 15 to 17 riders in the class. Her scores were from 66.744% to
Fox Lea Farm in Venice, Fl
The next competition was at Fox Lea Farm in Venice,Fl., where we competed
in the Florida Dressage Competition on February 22-24.
continued his consistency in PSG with scores of 62.5% and 62.750% placing
4th and 3rd in his classes. He is now already qualified
for the Regional Championship at Poplar Place, Atlanta, Ga.
Brocken placed First twice with scores of 66.512% to 68.605% in Third
Level Test 3 qualifiers and placed second with 66.512%
in her first 4th Level Test.
I have to mention Debbie's wonderful results with River Side Lady, belonging
to Robbie Rice. In her Training Level Test 4 they achieved the score
of 86.4% and in her F5 FEI Test the score of 8.32. (top in the Nation
at this time).
What a weekend! Not to forget Debbie broke her foot after the event
and we hope she is back in the Saddle soon.
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