ever on Wednesday when we participated in the July 24th Hunt Cap Horse Show at South Branch Farms in York.
Alexis and Jolynn made their hunter show debuts riding James and Oreo in the Walk Trot Division and were very excited to have won some ribbons in both the equitation and pleasure classes. Melanie showed Delight in the A Bit More Tack Equitation class and had the highest score in the first round, and finished in third place overall in a very competitive class. She also showed in the 2'6” Schooling Hunter Division and the Field Hunter Division. He jumped well and especially enjoyed the outside course, where he happily sailed over coops, logs, stacked rails and the stone wall. I popped on him and had him show off his pretty gaits in the Hunter Pleasure Division, and he won that division
We loved the new, revised prize list, as there was something for everyone, including fun on the beautiful outside course. The classes took place in the sand ring, so it was especially nice to be able to see everyone ride without having to run back and forth between two rings, then the Field Hunter division ran last over the outside course. What a relaxing and enjoyable day! It was great to catch up with many of our friends and their
horses and ponies.
Special props to the girls for doing such a great job looking after the horses throughout the day. They were very diligent about making sure all of them had hay and water. They picked the trailer. They applied fly spray. The horses wanted for nothing the entire day. Good job, girls!
The second Hunt Cap Schooling Show is scheduled for August 7th, and we're looking forward to another enjoyable day of friendly competition. If you'd like to join us, please let us know. You can check out the prize list at www.southbranchfarms.com/hchs.
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