WELL DONE VHF COMPETITION TEAM! 2014
Fiddler's Green Bronze Show
Bella/Carter, Ellie/Mica, Sanela/Sparky & Saffie/Shy did well at the first ever Bronze level Pony Jumper. Carter brought home the firsts, Sparky the seconds and Ellie and Mica in their very first show brought home the thirds. Saffie and Shy schooled and practiced but the jumps were a bit big that day. Since then the show organization in the Ottawa region have changed the Pony Jumper courses, rules, and heights of jumps, upon Head Trainer Lorraine's 8 point recommendation list!
Ashland Bronze Show
Lauryn & Troy brought home 2 firsts and a third from the June Ashland Show. Saffie and Shy were right behind and won Reserve Champion with three seconds and a fourth.
June Park Horse Trials/Event
Among other accomplishments at the event by VHF riders was first place in Sr Pretraining and high score of the day with the best dressage score and double clean. Sanela and Sparky placed an impressive 4th in the Jr Pre-Entry. Lauryn was second after dressage and stadium but decided to go slow XC so she and Ellie/Mica, Bella/Dash, all took it easy and got some time faults XC so were out of the ribbons despite beautiful clear stadiums and XC's. Kelsi and Antek's lovely mare Allegria were champs at their first ever event and competition together, but also had time XC despite their clean rounds. Allegria was particularly interested in the outhouse's banging door beside the dressage ring! Congrats to all! And we thank the organizers for the appropriate stadium course this year which was a great improvement over last year's.
Merry & Lex in Wisconsin
We all miss Merry terribly but are proud of Lex and Merry doing so well in the USA!!
Palgrave, Pepiniere & St Lazare Horse Shows
Rae and Grace burned up the tracks consistently in Toronto and Montreal placing in the 1.20m jumpers including the prestigious Speed Derby feature class at Pepiniere. As usual jumping 1.50m over everything, hang on Rae-Rae!! Special thanks to Camille Bonneau for the fine photographs.
Rae and Princess Grace
March 9/10 - Aiken SC USA:
March Madness Show Wk 2:
1.05m - 1st - Princess Grace
1.15m - 2nd - Princess Grace
1.05m - 3rd - Tyne Be Merry
February 17 - Toronto:
Joker's Hill Trillium Show:
Rae & Princess Grace 1.10m Champion
Rae & Enchantae 1st, 4th, 6th
Clare and Utah II
February 17 - Ocala
FL Horse Trials II:
Training (first time) 9th Double Clear
Rae and Merry
Rae and Merry secured their Quebec and Canadian Junior Team membership to compete in the North American Young Rider Championships in Lexington KY, in July 2013. This pair follow in the footsteps of VHF alumni Emily Daigneault and Sophie Laframboise, both top placed Canadians at the championships on different occassions, with Sophie taking home a team Bronze.
Rae and Merry started their Eventing career together this past summer, running off with a 3rd at Willow-wind, winning at Wood-end Horse Trials in Toronto, 5th at the arduous Millbrook Horse Trails in NY, 3rd at King Oak in MA, and completed both Plantation and Hagyard international level events in 7th and 6th respectively.
Korah and Hollywood Slick
Korah and Hollywood Slick had several podium performances this year in the US, winning the Morven Park Horse Trails and successfully completing the Hagyard CCI* in Lexington KY.
Clare and Utah II
Clare and her mare Utah II and gelding Decorated, are heading to Kyle & Jen Carter's Five Ring Stables for a 3 month stay in Ocala Florida to continue their amazing successes in Eventing & Jumper-Equitation.
Erin and Misty Vale Bacardi
A newcomer to Eventing, Erin Woodley on Emily Daigneault's Misty Vale Bacardi, won two events regionally this summer and placed 5th at the famous Morven Park Horse Trials in Leesburg Virgina.