Last month we enjoyed two clinics with Missy Ransehausen along with clinics with both Kim Walnes and Melissa Hunsberger. Two of our young riders, Anna and Hunter, participated in their first horse show, competing at the Cross Road Hunter Show at the Quentin Riding Club. We wrapped up the month with our annual Ladies' Night Picnic at the barn, and then went Cross Country Schooling on Sunday of Labor Day weekend.
Anna and Delight were positively adorable in the Leadline Division and came away with the Championship ribbon, some silver cups and a perpetual trophy that is almost as big as Anna. She'll get to keep the trophy for a year and have it engraved with her name and Delight's.
Melanie and Delight had a good day together, as well, winning the Schooling Field Hunter Class, and taking Reserve Champion in the Open Field Hunter Division. They also won the 2'6" XC class and placed third in the Handy Hunter class.
Alexis and James and Meg and Crumpet each brought home blue ribbons in the Future Hilltoppers Division. Crumpet had a lovely round over fences, and James won the hack. Meg and Crumpet won Reserve Champion honors in that division. The girls also took the opportunity to go around the XC course.
Anne and Romie won blue for their trip around the XC course on the flat. She and Alexis placed eighth in the XC pairs on the flat. Romie was a little sassy and thoroughly enjoyed the outing.
Jaime and Mya got out and about for the first time in ages and had a great time jumping around the outside course, and also competing in the arena. They brought home a second place ribbon for one of their trips in the Field Hunter Prospect Division...Mya loves jumping in the field, and was rewarded for her enthusiasm.
We have lots in store for the fall at HVS, so keep checking the website. In the meantime, mark your calendar for the Beaufort Junior Hunt, Sunday, October 13th!