On March 24th, Guerry and Carlyle made the trip to Westminster Farm in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for the University of Alabama Equestrian Team AHJA Show. Nine horse and rider combos competed that Saturday for Fox Lake Farm, and seven of them brought home tri-color honors!
To start off the morning right, Camille Coco and Whispering Hill had nearly a clean sweep in the Walk/Trot 8 & Under division. Camille and "Casey" won every class except one; they also took home the champion ribbon--Camille's first!
Following Camille was Bates Moody aboard Elliott for the Crosspole division. Bates had some good learning moments which translated to two blue ribbons and reserve champion honors!
Hannah Banks kept up the winning ways of the day with Capito in Short Stirrup. Hannah put down some very solid trips which earned her the champion ribbon. Westminster also hosted a classic in each division which benefited the ALSPCA; Hannah and "Otto" took second in the Short Stirrup section of the ALSPCA Classic.
In the Schooling Hunter and Pre-Child/Adult divisions, the Fox Lake Farm girls brought their A-game! Between Emma Grace Early, Lauren Velazquez, Sydney Velazquez, and Lillian Reynolds our girls won nearly every class in both divisions. In the Schooling Hunter undersaddle class, our riders took places 1st-4th!
Lauren Velazquez had a stellar weekend aboard her own Caredan Z. Lauren and "Z" won two classes in the Schooling Hunter division, which secured them champion honors. They also won the Pre-Child/Adult equitation over fences and the Pre-Child/Adult section of the ALSPCA Classic!
Sydney Velazquez and Double Dutch were also hard to beat, taking reserve champion in the Pre-Child/Adult Hunters and 2nd in the ALSPCA Classic! Emma Grace Early and Wonderland laid down some very solid trips which put them out on top, earning them reserve honors in the Schooling Hunters and champion in the Pre-Child/Adults! Lillian Reynolds and Gabriel were also very competitive in the same divisions, earning 2nd place in several classes including the Pre-Child/Adult equitation on the flat.
Our last riders of the day, Sarah Carson Hill and Julia McAdam, were both very competitive in the Children's Pony Hunter division. Julia and Cup of Joe took 2nd place in both a hunter over fences class and the equitation on the flat. They also placed 4th in their section of the ALSPCA Classic. Sarah Carson and Benlea Rain Dancer won the ALSPCA Classic; they also won the equitation on the flat and one of the hunter over fences classes. Their performance clinched them reserve champion honors!
We are thrilled with the performance of all the Fox Lake Farm riders and are excited to head back to Westminster this weekend for the Vintage Creek Farm show! While our Fox Lake girls here were bringing home the blues from the AHJA show, Allison and Michael had a crew of six horses at the Winter Equestrian Festival. Stay tuned for updates and photos from their two weeks showing in sunny Florida.