Indoors 2018: Hard Work Pays Off

Fall in the horse world is a busy time; with the changing of the seasons comes a marathon of horse showing indoors. This year, the Fox Lake Farm team helmed by Allison Black took on the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, the Washington International Horse Show, and the National Horse Show.

Abby Beaty tackled multiple disciplines during indoors: she competed in the Large Junior Hunters at PNHS and the National Horse Show, as well as the USEF Hunt Seat Medal Finals and the Maclay Finals aboard Corrado. She also competed in the Children’s Jumper Finals at WIHS and PNHS aboard Via Dolorosa with the help of Ginny Joyner.

Allison and Abby prepped and ready for the Maclay at the National Horse Show!

Allison and Abby prepped and ready for the Maclay at the National Horse Show!

Abby had lovely trips in the hunters and the equitation aboard “Corey.” She and “Vinny” also went clear in the first round of the Children’s Jumper Finals at WIHS. This was a fantastic end to Abby’s junior career; we are certain she’ll be back to indoors again as an amateur!

Hagen Blackwell made the trip to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. as well. In Harrisburg, Hagen took 10th in the Medium Pony Undersaddle aboard Footsteps. In Washington, she piloted Footsteps to 7th in the Medium Pony Handy and 8th in the Undersaddle. She also took 7th aboard Hey Scooby in the Large Pony Handy.

Campbell Swanner made her indoors debut aboard THS Pia Lena; Campbell and “Pia” competed in the Children’s Hunter Finals at both PNHS and WIHS. Campbell laid down nice rounds at both venues. Campbell qualified for both shows in less than a year, having just made the step to the Children’s Hunters at the beginning of 2018.

We are so proud of the accomplishments of these young women and we cannot wait to see what successes 2019 brings!

-Carlyle Brown