The Fox Lake Farm team returned on Sunday from two weeks of horse showing at one of our favorite venues, Brownland Farm in Franklin, TN.
Two riders stepped into the ring with new partners: Julia McAdam and Hide Away in the Pre-Children’s Hunters and Julia King and Champlain Grey in the Children’s Pony Hunters. Julia McAdam and “Turtle” had good trips and a fantastic learning experience during both weeks!
Julia King and “Otis” stepped up to the plate and took home Reserve Champion during week II! We cannot wait to see what these girls accomplish with their adorable new mounts.
Many of our riders had much success during week I. Annie LaRussa and Escalido took home Reserve Champion in the 3’3 Juniors; Campbell Swanner and THS Pia-Lena claimed Champion in the Children’s Hunters as well as a win in the NAL/WIHS Classic; Hagen Blackwell piloted Hey Scooby to Large Pony Hunter Reserve Champion. Mimi Colette Frei and Divide’s Freedom Spirit were right on Hagen’s heels, getting great ribbons in the Large Ponies as well.
During week II, Romney Velazquez and A Timely Affair made the move up into the Adult Amateur Hunters. The pair put down beautiful rounds resulting in great ribbons out of a competitive group. “Heidi” also took 2nd in the $5000 Brownland Farm Hunter Derby with Erin Clayton in the irons.
Abby Beaty had great trips on her mounts Corrado and Via Dolorosa with wins in the Junior Hunters aboard “Cori” and 5th in the High Children’s Jumper Classic on “Vinny.”
Sarah Carson Hill and Benlea Rain Dancer also enjoyed their trip to Brownland during week II with high placings in the Children’s Ponies. Hagen Blackwell kept up her winning ways from week I, taking Reserve Champion aboard Footsteps in the Medium Pony Hunters.
The Fox Lake team will be headed back to Brownland for two weeks in October while some of our riders head north to tackle both the Washington International Horse Show and the Pennsylvania National Horse Show! We’re looking forward to our busy fall of horse showing!