Fun in Photoshop

The bad news is I still haven’t been able to make my camera work, so I can’t take good pictures of my Breyerfest horses.

But the good news is, I recently downloaded Photoshop, and having not used it since I took a Digital Media class freshman year, I’ve been having all kinds of fun with it lately.

So I started by making stud ads for a couple of my thoroughbreds:

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and Nimbus. Nimbus Ad.jpgSince both of these horses are mid-career, these stud ads will be updated every once in a while. But these two are both at stud!

Then, I decided to take it a bit further: I put a rider and bridle on my hackney pony Petunia for saddleseat…Purplewave Petunia.jpg

I thought that was super cool, so I did one on the horse racing scene with Danzer (complete with OTR silks!)Danzer.jpg

…Annnd finally, I did a dressage scene with Laramora!Laramoradressage.jpg

Here’s everything in thumbnail form if you want to see it up close (click on the thumbnail)

Between working on a repainting commission, riding both my horse and my mountain bike, trying out a new wood-carving machine and getting ready for the school year (school starts in a week!) I have been having a lot of fun with this. I think I will add these last three under my horse’s DoD’s as a bonus photo (because why not?)

In the meantime I will work on getting my camera fixed, and I will look forward to the 2019 major event races on the Board. More to come!

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Fantasies in Action

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So I was busy setting up my new Breyerfest horses for photos, aiming to get them some before completing my Breyerfest Prospect Hunt post, and I was having trouble getting my camera to work. So I spent all morning trying to take photos with different devices. It’s annoying, and I only managed to get a couple photos before I left on a three-day road trip to Pennsylvania. I wanted to have it posted before that happened, but my camera thought otherwise…

Anyway, while I was on the road trip I had a brainstorming session in my sketch book about the AMFH: I had some thoughts about the way the breed’s personality works and the best way to train them.

Here’s a description I wrote down (It’s totally worth reading!):

 

“American Mystic Fantasy Horses are characterized by extreme intelligence and personality. They are 5 times smarter than the average horse.

An AMFH can only be caught and gentled if they allow you to. Even then, a partnership with an AMFH will only work if communication is made properly (using natural horsemanship principles) and on their terms. Just like normal horses, they prefer to be a partner rather than a slave, except they make it clear that it can only work that way. Despite this they are friendly and gentle by nature, and are quite fond of children. 

AMFH consider halters and bridles a violation of freedom, so they are chiefly ridden bridle less, using a simple neck strap. No tack is ever put on their heads. However, this does not make handling any more difficult as he or she will follow you on the ground and sense where you want to go under saddle (they are extremely sensitive to the shifting of weight, which makes them easy to turn with little or no help from the neck strap. Arm and leg signals are also used under saddle to guide them through sharp maneuvers such as barrels and jump courses.) They can also wear breastplates to offer grip to the rider.

They are often viewed as wild and dangerous when in the wrong hands, but with the correct partnership they are extremely loyal and will do literally everything for their rider. The Mystic is a truly magical horse and at OTR it had been made our mission to spread that magic. “

how cool!?

so a couple hours after that (still in the car), I started drawing. These are the two drawings I made on the trip…IMG_4069.jpgJill Hillmore and Scout F enjoying a walk together. There is no need for a halter…SAM_1939

 

IMG_4074.jpgCadere loves to run! He’s one of our 3yo starters for this year. As described in the description above, he has no bridle.

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And after I got home, I played around with the fantasies and took a couple photos with my phone:

Jill Hillmore and Nebula do simple flatwork- Nebula is taking a break from racing this year to have her first baby.IMG_4076.jpgIMG_4079.jpg

…it’s even more fun without the saddle!IMG_4082IMG_4088Antos and Caroline Richardson, trying dressage! Antos seems to be enjoying it so far…

 

So I did have a lot of fun in fantasy-land these past couple days. If you haven’t checked out the Fantasy Horses page, it tells you all about our very own fantasy breed. There are lots of studs and mares to pedigree and/or register your decorator as an AMFH!

It’s time to get back to business and get entries in the ABRB for the 27th (which also happens to be my birthday!) As soon as I figure out this photo situation for my Breyerfest ponies, I will get that post up! I hope you enjoyed!

Third Anniversary

…Well, it’s that time of year again! It’s our third anniversary! Three years already!?

so, I made another tiny edible cake! IMG_4061.jpg

Like last year, there was a little party. Since the crew had just gotten back from Kentucky they had little time to throw it together, but it was a nice day outside, and everyone got a slice!

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…Including our newest rider, Valerie! IMG_4062.JPG

She had just finished grooming Honeysuckle, her QH mare, who she is ready to start under saddle pretty soon! The pair arrived just in time for the party. I don’t know if horses can have cake?

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I recognize this blog as my “best kept habit”, as I am the kind of person that goes in and out of habits as a result of a busy mind… but I have enjoyed writing and improving this blog! OTR has taken huge leaps and bounds in the past year, including adding our very own hunter/jumper series and I can’t thank all of you enough!

what would you like to see in the future? More hunter/jumpers or open shows? Model horse projects or DIY’s? You decide, and let me know in the comments!

Salute to Horse Heroes

On Sunday night, my mom and I pulled into our driveway feeling refreshed and inspired, with plenty of horses in tow. That’s the ideal Breyerfest, right? I can’t go to Kentucky for a weekend without posting anything about it, so enjoy these Breyerfest photos, thoughts and more!

Awesome as Usual

Since I have been to Breyerfest twice before, I knew what to expect. However, the environment of Breyerfest is always exciting whether it’s your first time or your thirtieth! I think the most fun aspect of Breyerfest for me is being surrounded by people who have the same hobby and passion as me.

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I also took part in the Minis On Parade Workshop, which was very fun! There is so much I can add on to this parade scene later, and it makes me very excited! I love a good craft project.IMG_4022.JPG     we started by painting a horse (I think I will repaint this one later and make him into a legitimate custom) and glueing wood together to make barricades for the parade scene,IMG_4025.JPG      and then we began assembling a simple float,IMG_4024.JPG   that went along with the street base that we assembled,IMG_4023.JPG   You can see the finished set here. They also sent us home with a western horse and rider set to complete the scene! How cool!IMG_4030

painting a regal boy at the craft tent. He was getting lots of looks for his marbled zebra booty..

leaving him at the drying table on top of my masterpiece wax paper. He did survive to be picked up by me, even though the wind blew half the horses off the drying table as I walked up! I plan to add more colors to him later.IMG_4039.JPG

Our System- Breyerfest By Bike!

My mom and I chose to go back to the campground this year, which was a great decision! For those of you who don’t know, the Kentucky Horse Park has their own campground located just beside the park. We might have been the only people to go tent camping there (everyone else had RV’s) but the tent and campsite was easy to set up with the two of us, since we have been camping many times before.

This was our second year using this system to get around Breyerfest. As my mom said, if we stayed at a hotel, we would have had to drive out of the park and come back every day, almost as if removing ourselves from the action. With the campground, we were right beside it! Our campsite had shade, which was helpful in keeping horses cool, as well as a fire ring where we had a couple campfires. It also has a nice pool and cool store the you can easily ride your bike or walk to.

and that brings us to bikes! By far the best part about staying in the campground (in my opinion) is the ability to ride a bike just about anywhere in the park! You could also use a golf cart, but bikes work best as far as maneuverability. My mom and I, each morning, were able to ride our bikes out of the back way of the campsite and into the park, past the Rolex arena, and straight into Breyerfest! We then would lock them to a tree or a fencepost until we came back for them in the afternoon. This meant we did not have to pay for a parking pass or wait in the long line at the front of Breyerfest at the beginning of each day. We of course had purchased tickets and had our bracelets on for submission.

And as an added bonus, we were able to see the action going on in the Rolex arena that was entirely separate from Breyerfest. There was a saddle seat show going on, and each morning and evening as we came to and from the campsite, we awed at the unique saddlebreds and hackneys we saw either under saddle or pulling carts. How neat!

Also, when it was time for the Celebration of Horses on Saturday evening, we just took off as usual and rode all the way to the Alltech arena.IMG_4031.JPG   (the Canadian Mounties were just AWESOME)

Anyway, we both thought our campground-bike system was the way to go, and in the future we definitely won’t do it any other way!

the next post will have Breyerfest, or the “Prospect Hunt”, as I mentioned earlier, done in more detail/a role-play setting, from the rider’s point of view, plus some cool and funny photos! Thanks for reading!

 

Time to Get Going

The crew and I are heading out for Breyerfest this morning!IMG_3996.jpg

while Ruby was packing her things, Oscar took an impromptu shopping trip, and came back with a hat.

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Correction: hats for him and Ruby!IMG_3999.jpg

Oscar is unsure if they forgot anything, but at least they have cool hats to wear while horse-shopping. Oscar still thinks he wears it best. It’s up to Kentucky with an empty trailer! (Also known as, an empty bin with plenty of pony pouches. )

Prospect Hunt: OTR Representing at Breyerfest!

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…Also known as, Breyerfest 2019!

So yes, I am going to Breyerfest this year! This year is my Sweet Sixteen, and that’s what I decided to do!

This year, instead of posting a typical travel post, I’m bringing it a step further by calling it a “prospect hunt.” After Lolly and the crew compete at MHF eventing and the June 29th G1’s at the ABRB, they are taking a trip to the Kentucky to find some new horses!

They are mainly looking for ABRB prospects in the form of thoroughbreds and fantasy horses for flat racing, since that is mainly our focus on the ABRB lately.

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Also, our newest venue, Blue Whale Equestrian, is in need of some lesson horses to boost the lesson program.

 

And lastly, (since it’s Breyerfest, and you never know what you’ll find while shopping), I want to bring home some “rescues.” These are horses I have never seen before and look like they could use some love. Maybe out of a body box or in the back of a shop in a dusty box. Like, you never know! This may involve extensive prep work , repairs and customizing but I like a challenge! IMG_2981

Other than that, I am completely open minded about what i’ll bring home! and it’s not all about new models either: i’m going to spend a lot of time meeting and watching some amazing real horses during the festival, as well as chilling in the Collector Club tent (I finally joined!) and searching out and absorbing as much hobby information as I can. On that note, I am taking a Mini’s on Parade workshop, which I am so excited for! It will hopefully provide me with a ton of reference material, and I will come out with some new tiny props. I’ll be sure to write a post on that!

Breyerfest is the most wonderful time of the year for nearly every hobbyist and horse enthusiast who goes, and I will say that it is totally worth it!

 

photos from Breyerfest 2017 (I missed it last year).

So that’s that! I’m going to be there for all three days. If you’re going, I’m all over the place, but l probably will be be wearing a big OTR logo on my t-shirt! I would love to meet you guys if you’re going to be there, send me an email if you’re interested in doing so! And since I’m pretty sure I am the only ABRB member who’s going, i’ll be sure to represent them well and spread the word when I can! I can’t wait!

June 15, 2019 Show Summary

Screen Shot 2019-06-03 at 7.45.48 PMWelcome to the show summary for June 15th! Due to me being on vacation, I have found myself with neither horses nor camera, and therefore an inability to take photos. However, the summary will be just as lively! Enjoy!

Note: the colored art was done by me 🙂


Overview

June 15th was a very special show day- it was designed as the debut for our new branch located in coastal North Carolina- Blue Whale Equestrian! The venue is located just over the dunes from the shoreline and includes a spacious 8-stall barn, a few cabins and three arenas- two outdoor and one indoor.  IMG_3905.jpg

Blue Whale will be used mostly during the spring and summer for shows and to provide a vacation setting for our traveling riders during the summer months. Most OTR horses that go there come back to the main branch after a couple weeks or so. However, a few lesson horses have been relocated there to stay to give year-round lessons to the locals! It serves as the only horse show venue on the Outer Banks (as far as I know).

The location being said, the day was bright blue, hot and humid. An occasional breeze ruffled the manes of the horses, but many fans still had to be rigged up to cool everyone down. The upper level class participants had the luxury of an indoor arena, which was slightly cooler than outside. Many curious tourists showed up to the event, many of which took to the adjacent beach access and then came back to watch the later jumper classes of the day, the most exciting ones taking place in the evening when the poles were set to meter-thirty, then meter-fifty, then meter-sixty for the big Grand Prix.

This show was one of the most exciting ones yet, and we think everyone enjoyed the new venue.


MHF Highlights

We have been privleged to hear some witness stories directly from the MHF’s riders about our show. Enjoy!

Emily Jones and Zarabella- Hunter 2’6 Overall Grand Champions
Never once did I expect for Zarabella to pull an Overall Grand Champion at a show- nonetheless a rated hunter show. Zarabella is on the older side, she is 15, and has tons of talent apparently. She was a rescue from a hoarding situation and she was fortunate to survive. With tons of training and long hours of work, Zari (as she is known around the barn) learned to jump like a pro. Lately, she has felt exceptionally good in her jumping, and apparently, she felt good enough to win. I came out of the ring with tears in my eyes after our first jumping round, as she had gone perfectly. We never expected this little pony to be anything more than a lesson horse, but she is indeed something much more. After the show, I talked with my trainer (and mother!) Chelsea about something important we had been thinking about.
Our success at this show was enough to support my mom and I’s decision about buying Zarabella from the MHF Lesson program and taking her as my personal horse. Zarabella has always been a good horse- but now I know that she’s perfect.
MHF Indian Rocker and Chelsea Jones- 3rd in 1.50m jumpers
Sometimes, it’s hard to keep track of every ride. I have a riding journal sure, but I ride a lot of horses. On any normal day, I’m up to almost 8 horses. And most of them aren’t even mine. But some rides are unforgettable- and even though Indie and I didn’t win, our ride was amazing.
              I looked at my watch and saw that I had to go now. I had 20 minutes until my ride, and I just had my saddle on. I swung my coat on, zipped my dusty boots, and ran to put Indie’s bridle on. I had to get to warmup ASAP. I jumped on and we walked down to the warmup arena as fast as we could. I was on edge, and Indie felt it. He was quite jumpy, but we warmed up with few problems. One round before mine, I felt my hair on my back. My hair! I hadn’t put it up! It was too late- the rider before me was on her 2nd to last fence. Oh well. I would go full Georgina Bloomberg and ride with a ponytail. Oh well! I went into the ring, and I heard the start bell. I took a big breath in and asked Indie for a canter. He obliged. He cantered out from under me, and I pulled him back with a half halt. He felt my nerves. I hadn’t competed him at this height in almost 2 years. We went to our first jump and flew over it, and following it, Indie threw a large buck on the backside of the fence. I fell forward a bit, but wouldn’t let it phase me. I sat back up and rode to the next jump. He chipped into it, and stumbled over it, barely scraping the rail with his back hooves. It was almost a miracle it was still up. I looked back to check on it, and from the arena, my daughter Emily gave me a thumbs up. She knows full well not to do that- but oh well. I finished my course 5 seconds under time, and afterward, a tree rustled and Indie bolted. As he did, I sat up and pulled him back. He continued to gallop about, and after I stopped him, he reared at the gate, and I tumbled off. There was a wall of people at the gate, so Indie couldn’t run back. I got up and grabbed his reins. I wasn’t disqualified as I fell after I came through the finish. I was alright! I smiled and unhooked his running martingale.
       Maybe this ride didn’t seem amazing, but it taught me to just go with the flow. Nobody ended up complaining about my hair.
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lovely drawings by MHF!
note from OTR: I would also like to point out the amazing performance of Ryan and Olivia McDermitt from MHF– Ryan won 1.00 and 1.05 jumpers and came second in jumper 1.10, and Olivia won jumper 1.30, 1.50, and the Grand Prix! Everybody was wowed! And a congrats to Emily on her new pony.

OTR Highlights

Notable horses and riders:

Roma Fade and Lolly Lawson- The barn owner herself is pleased with her newest Warmblood prospect that she owns and rides, Roma Fade. They won the 1.60 Grand Prix and came in 4th in Jumper 1.50. She quotes, “I am so excited about Roma. He’s a very talented, capable horse out of a great sire. He can only go upward from here.”IMG_3879.jpgRoma Fade

Laramora and Kathy Atkins- Shooting Star Stable- Laramora shined during her hunter rounds, and scored high even though there were limited entries. The pair clenched victories in Hunter 1.05 and 1.10, and coming in 2nd in the 1.15 Hunter derby.

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Chelsea Taylor and Aspen Blue- coming out of a rough debut last season, Chelsea Taylor and the spunky quarter pony Aspen Blue have dominated the lower-level jumper standings. Making it their best show yet, they took home victories in 2’6″ and 2’9″ jumpers, and came in fourth in jumper 3′.IMG_3899.jpg

My Little Maya and Margaret “Maggie” Tollison  Maya and Maggie won Champion in 2’3 Hunters by a landslide- winning 1st place in every class in the division. Maya is now considered to have completed her training with Maggie to be a sport pony and is ready to be a winner for her next rider!

Dauphin and Addison Daniels- Gus Stable Dauphin braved his first show with six-year-old Addison Daniels and took Reserve Champion in both 18″ hunter and 2′ hunter. A recent Gus Stable purchase, Dauphin has turned out to be a talented pony!

Other Images (art by OTR)

Dame Marie and Kathy Atkins (Shooting Star Stable)- 3rd in jumper 1.05IMG_3886

Rita Wright takes a lesson by the dunes on Zenyatta. She is one of many new students that have joined the Blue Whale lesson program.IMG_3888


I hope you had just as much fun reading this summary as I had putting it together! The shows are designed to be fun for everyone who wants to participate, and elaborate roleplay is super cool but totally optional- just do whatever makes you happy! Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you guys at the next show!

June 15th, 2019 Results

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Hello everyone! It’s time for the June 15th results! Enjoy!

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LOWER LEVEL HUNTERS

2 rounds over fences, one flat per class. Champions/ Reserve Champions are awarded for each class.

Hunter 18″ 4 entries

Round 1

  1. Pebbles- OTR, rb Opal Wright
  2. Bippity Boppity- OTR, rb Eliza Rogers
  3. Nora’s Snowbird- OTR, rb Ellie Hanover
  4. Dauphin- GS (OTR), rb Addison Daniels

Round 2

  1. Bippity Boppity- OTR, rb Eliza Rogers
  2. Dauphin- GS (OTR), rb Addison Daniels
  3. Nora’s Snowbird- OTR, rb Ellie Hanover
  4. Pebbles- OTR, rb Opal Wright

Flat Class

  1. Dauphin- GS (OTR), rb Addison Daniels
  2. Bippity Boppity- OTR, rb Eliza Rogers
  3. Nora’s Snowbird- OTR, rb Ellie Hanover
  4. Pebbles- OTR, rb Opal Wright

CHAMPION Bippity Boppity, shetland pony gelding, pedigree pending. Owned by OTR Stable, ridden by Eliza Rogers

RESERVE CHAMPION Dauphin, shetland pony gelding, pedigree pending. Owned by Gus Stables (OTR), ridden by Addison Daniels

Hunter 2′ 4 entries

Round 1

  1. Tickled Pink- OTR, o/rb Adele Marshall
  2. Nora’s Snowbird- OTR, rb Ellie Hanover
  3. Dauphin- GS (OTR), rb Addison Daniels
  4. Arco Iris GP- OTR, rb Lily Foster

Round 2

  1. Nora’s Snowbird- OTR, rb Ellie Hanover
  2. Tickled Pink- OTR, o/rb Adele Marshall
  3. Dauphin- GS (OTR), rb Addison Daniels
  4. Arco Iris GP- OTR, rb Lily Foster

Flat Class

  1. Nora’s Snowbird- OTR, rb Ellie Hanover
  2. Dauphin- GS (OTR), rb Addison Daniels
  3. Tickled Pink- OTR, o/rb Adele Marshall
  4. Arco Iris GP- OTR, rb Lily Foster

CHAMPION Nora’s Snowbird, Highland Pony Gelding, pedigree pending. Owned by OTR Stable, ridden by Ellie Hanover

RESERVE CHAMPION Dauphin, Shetland pony gelding, pedigree pending. Owned by Gus Stable (OTR), ridden by Addison Daniels

Hunter 2’3″ 4 entries

Round 1

  1. My Little Maya- OTR, rb Margaret Tollison
  2. Arco Iris GP- OTR, rb Lily Foster
  3. Indy Lou- GS (OTR), rb Gussy W.
  4. Tickled Pink- OTR, o/rb Adele Marshall

Round 2

  1. My Little Maya- OTR, rb Margaret Tollison
  2. Arco Iris GP- OTR, rb Lily Foster
  3. Indy Lou- GS (OTR), rb Gussy W.
  4. Tickled Pink- OTR, o/rb Adele Marshall

Flat Class

  1. My Little Maya- OTR, rb Margaret Tollison
  2. Tickled Pink- OTR, o/rb Adele Marshall
  3. Indy Lou- GS (OTR), rb Gussy W.
  4. Arco Iris GP- OTR, rb Lily Foster

CHAMPION My Little Maya, quarter pony mare, pedigree pending. Owned by OTR Stable, ridden by Margaret “Maggie” Tollison

RESERVE CHAMPION Arco Iris GP, Andalusian Mare, Manchar x Alegria Clodovea. Owned by OTR Stable, ridden by Lily Foster

Hunter 2’6″  3 entries

Round 1

  1. Indy Lou- GS (OTR), rb Gussy W.
  2. MHF Zarabella- MHF, rb Emily Jones
  3. My Little Maya- OTR, rb Margaret Tollison

Round 2

  1. Indy Lou- GS (OTR), rb Gussy W.
  2. MHF Zarabella- MHF, rb Emily Jones
  3. My Little Maya- OTR, rb Margaret Tollison

Flat Class

  1. MHF Zarabella- MHF, rb Emily Jones
  2. My Little Maya- OTR, rb Margaret Tollison
  3. Indy Lou- GS (OTR), rb Gussy W.

There was a tie for champ/reserve so a drawing was made. 

CHAMPION MHF Zarabella, shetland x Connemara mare, pedigree pending. Owned by Mitchell Horse Farm, ridden by Emily Jones

RESERVE CHAMPION Indy Lou, Appendix mare, pedigree pending. Owned by Gus Stable (OTR), ridden by Gussy W.

Hunter 2’9″  3 entries

Round 1

  1. MHF Jigsaw Puzzles- MHF, rb Nadia James
  2. Carolina Gold- OTR, rb Adele Marshall
  3. MHF Magnum’s Pineside Denver- MHF, rb Callie Johnson

Round 2

  1. MHF Magnum’s Pineside Denver- MHF, rb Callie Johnson
  2. MHF Jigsaw Puzzles- MHF, rb Nadia James
  3. Carolina Gold- OTR, rb Adele Marshall

Flat Class

  1. Carolina Gold- OTR, rb Adele Marshall
  2. MHF Magnum’s Pineside Denver- MHF, rb Callie Johnson
  3. MHF Jigsaw Puzzles- MHF, rb Nadia James

All three horses were tied for champ/reserve so a drawing was made. 

CHAMPION Carolina Gold, American Sporthorse Mare, Gold Dust x Legally Blonde. Owned by OTR Stable, ridden by Adele Marshall

RESERVE CHAMPION MHF Jigsaw Puzzles, Welsh/Paint cross mare, pedigree pending. Owned by Mitchell Horse Farm, ridden by Nadia James

Hunter 3′  4 entries

Round 1

  1. MHF Magnum’s Pineside Denver- MHF, rb Callie Johnson
  2. Razzel Dazzel- OTR, rb Jack Hillmore
  3. Soren- SSS(OTR), rb Jeff Williams
  4. Carolina Gold- OTR, rb Adele Marshall

Round 2

  1. Carolina Gold- OTR, rb Adele Marshall
  2. Soren- SSS(OTR), rb Jeff Williams
  3. MHF Magnum’s Pineside Denver- MHF, rb Callie Johnson
  4. Razzel Dazzel- OTR, rb Jack Hillmore

Flat Class

  1. Soren- SSS(OTR), rb Jeff Williams
  2. Razzel Dazzel- OTR, rb Jack Hillmore
  3. Carolina Gold- OTR, rb Adele Marshall
  4. MHF Magnum’s Pineside Denver- MHF, rb Callie Johnson

CHAMPION Soren, Hanoverian Stallion, Aquarius x Silver Charm. Owned by OTR Stable, ridden by Jeff Williams

RESERVE CHAMPION Razzel Dazzel, Quarter Horse gelding, pedigree pending. Owned by OTR Stable, ridden by Jack Hillmore


UPPER LEVEL HUNTERS

There were limited entries in this division, so all rounds are blue-ribbon rounds (one round over fences per class) and no champions/reserve champions are awarded.

Hunter 1.00  2 entries

  1. Razzel Dazzel- OTR, rb Jack Hillmore
  2. Soren- OTR, rb Jeff Williams

Hunter 1.05  2 entries

  1. Laramora- SSS(OTR), rb Kathy Atkins
  2. Tupelo- OTR, rb Ruby Summerfield

Hunter 1.10  3 entries

  1. Laramora- SSS(OTR), rb Kathy Atkins
  2. Frederick- GS(OTR), rb Charlotte Joseph
  3. Tupelo- OTR, rb Ruby Summerfield

Hunter Derby 1.15  2 entries

  1. Frederick- GS(OTR), rb Charlotte Joseph
  2. Laramora- SSS(OTR), rb Kathy Atkins

LOWER LEVEL JUMPERS

one first round, one jump off per class. Horses that go clear in the first round go to the jump off. For horses that advance to the jump-off, add the jump-off placing into your horse’s record, not the placing from the first round.

Classes with two horses or less are blue-ribbon rounds (no jump off).

Jumper 18′  2 entries (no jump-off)

  1. Saltwater Taffy- OTR, rb Eliza Rogers
  2. Nora’s Showbird- OTR, rb Ellie Hanover

Jumper 2′   2 entries (no jump-off)

  1. Ruby’s Folly- OTR, o/rb Jack Hillmore
  2. Zefal- OTR, rb Oscar Lawson

Jumper 2’3″  5 entries 

Round 1

  1. Ruby’s Folly- OTR, o/rb Jack Hillmore
  2. MHF Adrian- MHF, rb Emily Jones
  3. Zefal- OTR, rb Oscar Lawson
  4. MHF Jigsaw Puzzles- MHF, rb Nadia James
  5. Winnie Mae- OTR, o/rb Jill Hillmore

Jump-off

  1. MHF Adrian- MHF, rb Emily Jones
  2. Ruby’s Folly- OTR, o/rb Jack Hillmore

Jumper 2’6″  7 entries

Round 1

  1. MHF Adrian- MHF, rb Emily Jones
  2. Winnie Mae- OTR, o/rb Jill Hillmore
  3. Aspen Blue- OTR, rb Chelsea Taylor
  4. Cocoa Kola- MHF, rb Aubrey Grey
  5. Barnard 33- MHF, rb Olivia McDermitt
  6. MHF Rebel Pride- MHF, rb Nadia James
  7. MHF Tony Stark- MHF, rb Olivia McDermitt

Jump-off

  1. Aspen Blue- OTR, rb Chelsea Taylor
  2. MHF Adrian- MHF, rb Emily Jones
  3. Winnie Mae- OTR, o/rb Jill Hillmore

Jumper 2’9″ 8 entries

Round 1

  1. Takoda Pride- MHF, rb Ana Baker
  2. Snowmane- MHF, rb Aubrey Grey
  3. Aspen Blue- OTR, rb Chelsea Taylor
  4. MHF Tony Stark- MHF, rb Olivia McDermitt
  5. Barnard 33- MHF, rb Olivia McDermitt
  6. MHF Rebel Pride- MHF, rb Nadia James
  7. Cocoa Kola- MHF, rb Aubrey Grey
  8. Carolina Gold- OTR, rb Adele Marshall

Jump-off

  1. Aspen Blue- OTR, rb Chelsea Taylor
  2. Snowmane- MHF, rb Aubrey Grey
  3. Takoda Pride- MHF, rb Ana Baker

Jumper 3′  7 entries

Round 1

  1. Barnard 33- MHF, rb Olivia McDermitt
  2. Travelin Dee- OTR, rb Jack Hillmore
  3. Aspen Blue- OTR, rb Chelsea Taylor
  4. Snowmane- MHF, rb Aubrey Grey
  5. Python- OTR, o/rb Monica Nelson
  6. Takoda Pride- MHF, rb Ana Baker
  7. MHF Running With Scissors- MHF, rb Chelsea Jones

Jump-off

  1. Travelin Dee- OTR, rb Jack Hillmore
  2. Barnard 33- MHF, rb Olivia McDermitt
  3. Snowmane- MHF, rb Aubrey Grey
  4. Aspen Blue- OTR, rb Chelsea Taylor

UPPER LEVEL JUMPERS

Jumper 1.00  6 entries

Round 1

  1. Travelin Dee- OTR, rb Jack Hillmore
  2. Catch Up To Me- MHF, rb Ryan McDermitt
  3. Python- OTR, o/rb Monica Nelson
  4. MHF Running With Scissors- MHF, rb Chelsea Jones
  5. MHF Armed And Dangerous- MHF, rb Aubrey Grey
  6. Snowmane- MHF, rb Aubrey Grey

Jump-off

  1. Catch Up To Me- MHF, rb Ryan McDermitt
  2. Travelin Dee- OTR, rb Jack Hillmore

Jumper 1.05  5 entries  

Round 1

  1. Loki- MHF, rb Ryan McDermitt
  2. Python- OTR, o/rb Monica Nelson
  3. Dame Marie- SSS(OTR), rb Kathy Atkins
  4. Catch Up To Me- MHF, rb Ryan McDermitt
  5. MHF Apollo 11- MHF, rb Chelsea Jones

Jump-off

  1. Loki- MHF, rb Ryan McDermitt
  2. Python- OTR, o/rb Monica Nelson

Jumper 1.10  4 entries

Round 1

  1. MHF Armed and Dangerous- MHF, rb Aubrey Grey
  2. Loki- MHF, rb Ryan McDermitt
  3. August Holland- OTR, o/rb Frida Gowens
  4. MHF Apollo 11- MHF, rb Chelsea Jones

Jump-off

  1. MHF Armed and Dangerous- MHF, rb Aubrey Grey
  2. Loki- MHF, rb Ryan McDermitt

Jumper 1.30  4 entries

Round 1

  1. MHF Traveller- MHF, rb Olivia McDermitt
  2. Laramora- SSS(OTR), rb Kathy Atkins
  3. Pretend Ima Bay- OTR, o/rb Ruby Summerfield
  4. MHF Indian Rocker- MHF, rb Chelsea Jones

Jump-off

  1. MHF Traveller- MHF, rb Olivia McDermitt
  2. Laramora- SSS(OTR), rb Kathy Atkins

Jumper 1.50  4 entries

Round 1

  1. MHF Traveller- MHF, rb Olivia McDermitt
  2. Pretend Ima Bay- OTR, o/rb Ruby Summerfield
  3. MHF Indian Rocker- MHF, rb Chelsea Jones
  4. Roma Fade- OTR, o/rb Lolly Lawson

Jump-off

  1. MHF Traveller- MHF, rb Olivia McDermitt
  2. Pretend Ima Bay- OTR, o/rb Ruby Summerfield

Grand Prix Jumper 1.60  3 entries

Round 1

  1. Roma Fade- OTR, o/rb Lolly Lawson
  2. MHF Sure Shot- MHF, rb Olivia McDermitt
  3. Pretend Ima Bay- OTR, o/rb Ruby Summerfield

Jump-off

  1. MHF Sure Shot- MHF, rb Olivia McDermitt
  2. Pretend Ima Bay- OTR, o/rb Ruby Summerfield

It was just me and MHF entering this time, but the competition was good and we were privledged to witness some very exciting rounds! I will have a summary up soon!

June 15th Show Classlist- Jubilee in June!

SHOW STATUS: open for entries! Submit them before June 15th.


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Hello everyone, and welcome to the 2019 Jubilee in June horse show! Who’s excited!? I have not been able to host hunter/jumper shows in the past couple months because I was feeling very unmotivated to continue doing the shows, and the computer always gives me issues while judging. However, I have gained motivation while competing in my first ever eventing competition to host more shows, and I have been completely restructuring the ways that I carry out judging (Things like what document I do it on, actual judging criteria/methods have not been changed) as well as my horse’s records in recent months, in order to make it less agonizing for me. It takes a long time to judge so many classes!

I am very excited to have this show. The Jubilee in June is a special show that is hosted by OTR, but is located at OTR’s new Outer Banks branch- Blue Whale Equestrian! Our family has a house in the Outer Banks, and I am going to be there during the first half of June (I usually take some horses with me). So I thought it would be cool to establish a new “branch” barn called Blue Whale where the OTR horses can go for special shows and some awesome beachy trail rides by the lighthouse.

So for photos and summaries, think beach! Along with oceanside scenes, there are plenty of shrubby bushes, cacti and other beachy plants on the landscape. The weather is always windy!

If you’re a first time competitor, welcome and thanks for joining us! You can learn more about the rules and how to enter under “Hunter/Jumper guidelines.”

Comment below or email me with your entries before June 15th. Check the guidelines if you are unsure of anything, and feel free to ask me questions! Good luck!


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LOWER LEVEL HUNTERS

Hunter 18″

Hunter 2′

Hunter 2’3″

Hunter 2’6″

Hunter 2’9″

Hunter 3′


UPPER LEVEL HUNTERS

Hunter 1.00

Hunter 1.05

Hunter 1.10

Hunter Derby 1.15


LOWER LEVEL JUMPERS

Jumper 18′

Jumper 2′

Jumper 2’3″

Jumper 2’6″

Jumper 2’9″

Jumper 3′


UPPER LEVEL JUMPERS

Jumper 1.00

Jumper 1.05

Jumper 1.10

Jumper 1.30

Jumper 1.50

Grand Prix Jumper 1.60


I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s horses this June and finally hosting hunter/jumpers again! Thanks everyone for entering!

camppic12

 

Eventing at Mitchell Horse Farm

Hi everyone! Over the past couple weeks, I have been working with Mitchell Horse Farm to get 3-day eventing started in the PA community. I was emailed with the idea a couple weeks back and we developed judging systems to make it as realistic as possible.
I am super excited about this new idea! For those who don’t know, 3-day eventing is an exciting sport where a horse and rider go through three tests over the course of three days: first dressage, then cross-country, then showjumping. A quick google search will give you worlds of information to learn more.
This weekend, MHF posted their first ever event, that I agreed to co-host, called the MHF Premiere 3-day event. I spent the weekend between rides with real horses taking photos of my eventing horses. The summary below is what I sent to MHF to post on their website. you can find it at:
Show Summary
The crew had such a fun trip to Colorado to compete in our first eventing competition! The weather was stormy for the first two days, but it cleared up in time for showjumping. We ended up bringing six horses and starting most of them in beginner novice.
Dressage Phase:
Carolina Gold (Adele Marshall) and Python (Monica Nelson) secured the leading spot during dressage! Our highest scoring round went to Carolina Gold, and Skyline Sensation (Virginia Hollins) had the second-highest scoring round.
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introducing Skyline Sensation! He’s the first horse I have ordered off of my Collector Club membership for this year. He is my grail at the moment.
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Python and Monica Nelson
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Adele Marshall and Carolina Gold

Cross Country Phase:
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Monica Nelson and Python had a good trip during the cross-country phase, with only 3.6 time penalties, keeping the leading spot!
Paleface Jo (Ashton Weathers) jumped from 7th place to 4th during the cross-country phase, with only 0.8 time faults.
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Show Jumping Phase:
Python and Carolina Gold kept their leading positions during showjumping. No one was able to secure a clear round,  but they put in a solid performance!
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Eclipso MD and Ruby Summerfield finished in 5th place, with 6 total jumping faults.
even though Amanda Norwood and Golden Girl Roxy finished in 8th place, they put in a good jumping round with 5 total faults.
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and here is our group picture! (art by OTR). left to right: Monica/Python, winner of Elementary class, Ruby/Eclipso, Amanda/Roxy, Ashton/Josie (Paleface Jo), Lolly, Virginia/Sterling (Skyline Sensation), Adele/Rory (Carolina Gold), winners of Beginner Novice class.
What a cool idea that was! I am looking foward to more eventing competitions, and if you are interested it is definitely worth checking out. In the meantime, I better get hunter/jumpers up and rolling…