16 Riders from the C.A. Equestrian Center competed well at the August 22 Kellys Ford Show in the Fredericksburg Area. Many of our rider competed in the Jumper Ring, several in the Hunter/Equitation Ring. Jumpers- Grace Neicewander and McKenzie Grunden Shared “Island Time” for the day. Grace pinned 2- 4ths, McKenzie 2nd and 6th. Megan Bergen and Libby Helman shared PJ. Megan was Reserve Champion of Novice Rider Jumpers pinning 1st, 2nd and 4th in her classes. Natalie Shires and Kate Strohm shared “Rose” Natalie Pinned 2nd and 4th, Kate pinned a 4th. Katie Bonnes and “Gidgette” and Ammie Adams and “Ariel” both rode the A/C Jumpers – Katie pinned 2nd,6th, 6th – Ammie pinned 2nd, 3rd, 3rd. Eli Hankins and his “Twister” pinned Reserve Champion in Puddle Jumpers with a 1st and 6th. Parker Mills Debut on her “Conner” went well with a Reserve Champion in the TB division pinning 2nd, 2nd, 2nd and 4th and 5th in the Puddle Jumpers. Alanna Ballard and her “Cameo” pinned 5th, 5th and 5th in Novice Horse.
Scoring in the Hunter Ring we had Libby Helman on PJ. They were Champions in the Short Stirrup Equitation and Reserve Champions in the Short Stirrup Hunters pinning 1st, 1st and 2nd and then 2nd, 2nd and 3rd. Savannah Cheatham and “Stormy” pinned 4th, 4th and 4th in short stirrup hunter. Amber Adams and “Stormy” pinned 3rd, 4th and 4th in Student Equitation. Cindy Charboneau and “On Eagles Wings” won Reserve Champion in the Low Hunter division pinning 2nd, 3rd and 3rd. Also, they pinned 6th and 4th in Maiden Hunter. Jessica Christian and “Tenn Stitch” pinned 4th and 5th in C/A amateur Hunter.
Heather Nackerman helped me out and rode “Eagala” in the warm up introducing him to elements he had never seen before. His experience was very successful, although we learned he was not trustful of going down an embankment – so trail riding is in his future!!