Competition Photos/News

WELL DONE VHF COMPETITION TEAM!  2014

 

SPRING 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!

Ellie & Mica Fiddlers Jumpers

Ellie & RibbonsSanela and Bella

 

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.

Lauryn & Troy at Ashland, June 2014

Saffie & Reserve Champ Shy Anne

Saffie's Dashboard

 

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

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 & Grace 2nd 1.20m St Lazare

Rae & Grace Speed Derby Pepiniere 7th 1.20m

Rae & Grace 4th 1.20m Pepiniere

 


 

PAST ACHIEVEMENTS

Rae and Princess Grace

Princess Grace and Rae

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

 

 

 

 

 

Princess Grace and Rae

 

Clare and Utah II

Utah II and Clare

February 17 - Ocala

FL Horse Trials II:
Training (first time) 9th Double Clear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rae and Merry

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.

 

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Rae and Merryk

Rae and Merry

 

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.

Korah and Hollywood Slick

Korah and Hollywood Slick

 

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.

Clare and Utah II

Clare and Utah II

 

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.

Erin and Misty Vale BacardiErin and Misty Vale Bacardi