In 2008, a small, but select group showed through July, then the numbers dropped off because life tends to get in the way sometimes.
Leslie Hazard and her horse Take a Gander (Goose) started out in the baby green hunters and in just two months moved to the working hunter division. But work and school called her, and she had to put showing on hold for the rest of the year (well, almost as you will see on the 2008 show results tab). Even with the very short show season for the pair, Leslie won the first and second qualifying classes for the new adult amateur medal. And Goose ended up third for the year end award! A very exciting end of the year event for Leslie was to borrow Abbie, a horse she had ridden only a few times, to win the Adult Amateur Medal Finals. She also hopped up to win the huge Jeanie McGuinnes Equitation Challenge with over 50 riders, including professionals. This is really remarkable as Leslie had only ridden about ten times since July. Way to go Les!
Cheryl Erpelding and Riding Magazine's Hot off the Press. Year End Champion Adult Amateur Hunter, Champion Low Adult Amateur Hunter. ECHO series champion, Sweetwater series champion. Cheryl also received the 2008 Sportsmanship award from the Greater San Diego Hunter Jumper Association.
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Great start for our first show of the year! Cheryl and Abbie (Riding Magazine's Hot Off The Press) were champion adult amateur with three first and one second. I am very proud of Cheryl as due to other commitments, I was unable to attend, she took herself to the show and won BOTH her classes!
Leslie Hazard and Goose (Take a Gander) got their first taste in the jumper ring and were second in every class. Next time we go to higher divisions so the "rabbits" can't catch us!
Ronnett Leja (nee Bowman) on my horse, Just Jim, won their very class together! Jim has a wonderful mind and I am very thrilled for Ronnett as this formally nationally ranked junior rider had not stepped in the ring in twenty years.
Many thanks to Lily Garth for picking up the catch ride on my pony Opening Day, in the pony classes. "Odie" is a work in progress, but is coming along nicely.
Newest rider, Katie Garbani, really learned tons in the two weeks she was with us. Tied for Champion in the low children /a.a division. Great work, Katie!
Cheryl Erpelding and Abbie were champion in the adult amateur.
Just Jim and Ronnett Lejue won EVERY class to be Baby Green Champion.
Great job, everyone!
Riding Magazine's Hot Off The Press (Abbie) and Cheryl Erpelding - OVER 40 blue ribbons, 9 Championships, 10 Reserves. Series Champion at the Sweetwater Series and ECHO.
Year End Champion Low Adult Amateur Hunter, Champion Amateur Hunter.
Leslie Hazard and Take a Gander - 5 Championships, 3rd place Baby Green Hunter. Championship Show, winner Jean McGinnis Equitation Challenge. Winner Adult Amateur Equitation Medal Finals.
Emilie Waickwicz and JP - In just a few shows, a Championship and several blues.
Beth Showers and Hamilton - Champion at ECHO.
Rebecca Sparenberg - Champion at ECHO.
Way to go girls!
Beth Showers (Hamilton)
Reserve Champion in Low Children’s at the 2007 GSDHJA Championship Show
Reserve High Point Rider at ECHO Show Series 2007
ECHO 2’6” division Champion 2007
Maiden Equitation Over Fences 18 & Over - Second Chance (4th: 2007 Championship Show)
Maiden Equitation Flat 18 & Over - A Dangerous Affair (6th: 2007 Championship Show)
In 2007, our showing "fell off" due to weddings and other activities. We will do LOTS MORE in 2008!
Nancy Reed's students have won the Greater San Diego Medal Finals twice. And in 2006 AND 2008, Leslie Hazard won the Jean McGinnis Open Equitation Challenge against all of the professionals, juniors, and amateurs.