Fox Lake Farm is back from two weeks at Brownland Farm’s April horse shows. We saw several new partnerships succeed in the show ring. Lauren Velazquez piloted her new mount Balladeer to Reserve Champion honors in the 14 & Under Children’s Hunters. Lauren and “Captain” put down lovely rounds that also earned them a 5th place in the NAL/WIHS Children’s Hunter Classic. Kyle Muckler and Balladeer also took 5th in the $5,000 Brownland Farm Hunter Derby out of a field of 30 entries.
Sydney Velazquez and Caredan Z tackled the Pre-Children’s Hunters and received ribbons in nearly every round of a huge class of 17 riders. Julia King partnered up with new mount Beckford and the pair took Reserve Champion honors in the Pre-Children’s Hunters together.
In week II Emma Grace Early and Supreme Challenge bested a field of 10 in the USHJA 2’6 Hunter Handy course for the win. The pair also received ribbons in every class of the division.
Campbell Swanner moved up to the 3’3 Junior Hunter division during week II after a successful week I in the Children’s Hunters with Luxe. Campbell and “Logan” had a great first outing in their new division. Hagen Blackwell and At Last also moved up a division, from the 3’3 Juniors to the 3’6 Junior division. Hagen and “Shaq” made easy work of the change, taking ribbons in nearly every class. Hagen was also Reserve Champion both weeks in the Large Pony Hunter division aboard Hey Scooby. Hagen and “Scooby” also won the NAL/WIHS Large Pony Classic during week II.
Mimi Colette Frei and Hillcrest Songbird also found success together in the Large Pony Hunters, taking the win in the Large Pony Classic during week I.
In the Adult Hunters during week II, Romney Velazquez and A Timely Affair took Champion honors. Romney and “Heidi” won two of their over fences classes and took 2nd in the NAL/WIHS Adult Hunter Classic. Kyle Muckler also piloted the mare to a 10th place finish in the $5,000 Brownland Farm Hunter Derby.
Over in the jumper ring, Clayton Mullis and Tower Lux put down good, clear rounds in the High Children’s Jumpers which earned them top placings including an 8th in the NAL/WIHS Child/Adult Jumper Classic. Jessica Dallow and Zoffany were very successful during their two weeks of showing as well, taking 3rd in the Classic during both weeks of showing.
Katie Habeeb and Alto Aviador had many clear rounds together in the .90 Child/Adult Jumpers resulting in good ribbons, including a 2nd and a 4th place finish.
Ginny Joyner piloted A.J. Salch’s Cambridge to good ribbons in the 2’9 USHJA Hunters during week I as well. Carlyle Brown rode her own Nu ID in the 3ft Green Hunters during week II; the pair received ribbons out of large classes of 20 and 16.