Team Harvest View had a really good day at the LAPS Benefit Show at the Lebanon Fairgrounds on Sunday. Emily and Sarah rode Rigbie and Griffin in the Shortest Stirrup and Short/Long Stirrup Divisions and brought home some nice ribbons. Tammy and Rigbie did a lovely job in the Adult Rider division, as well as Modified Hunters. Bry and Patrick were Low Hunter Champions and Handy Hunter Reserve Champions, and Bry won the Medal Class. (Go, Bry!) Kayley and Griffin also did very well in their first outing together, winning the Schooling Hunter Division Championship, and reserve in the Junior Equitation Division, along with placing third in the Medal Class.
Great job, everyone, including the very tired ponies who earned a day off on Monday.
Meanwhile, as the girls were getting ready for the LAPS show, Alexis and Domino were practicing for this weekend's competition at Burgundy Hollow. We went to Stonewood Farms, where she popped over some fences in the ring before heading out to the cross-country course. Here they are jumping Alexis's favorite fence, the bench.
Good luck to Alexis, Wende, Gabi and Alexa, as they head to Burgundy Hollow this Sunday! Stay tuned for photos and a recap next week!
A fun-filled weekend for HVS
It's time to spruce up the HVS jumps! We'll be doing some minor triage work, and repainting many of the fences to give them a new look. Please bring any extra paint you have sitting around, along with a snack to share, and prepare to have some fun. We'll be grilling burgers and dogs and will have plenty of brushes and paint. Come for the entire time, or just stop by and help out where you can. We'll get started around three o'clock and wrap up around nine.
Harvest View Stables has some great new cross country jumps thanks to all of our friends who took up a collection for my birthday gift. I love that everyone will be able to enjoy the jumps, as we have options that are tiny, right up to larger efforts. Thank you so much to all who contributed to my birthday fund that allowed us to purchase the jumps from our friends at Knight's Landing and to Gale for coordinating. I am looking forward to teaching lessons in the field and taking photos of everyone having a great time jumping around!
Cindy Gilbert is the owner/manager and head riding instructor at Harvest View Stables.