Woodstock, VT: Also on the weekend of July 18, Region 1 of the ACPS held their annual show, their 49th! Deborah Howell of Middleburg VA judged the show in rain and shine. The in hand division was sizeable with two big mare classes. In hand Champion was Wintervale Mayblossom (Morning Glory's Ilyushin X Wintervale Calliope [by Chiltern Colm]), owned and shown by Caroline Nesbitt. Young Stock Champion was Dry Brooks Winifred (Bailey's Irish Dream X Lasrachai's Blue Oaks Dunlaith [by Lasrachi]), owned and shown by Emily Shields.
The Versatility Award, Junior Championship and Grand Championship were all awarded to Trout Ranch Whimsey (Trout Ranch Malarkey X Elphin Kookaburra [by Maplehurst Michael Macdaire]) at the ripe old age of four, and her dynamite young rider/trainer Julia Latham. Whimsey was bred by Linda and Scott McGuffin of Trout Ranch Farm in NH. High point dressage Senior went to Sue Perry on Bantry Bay's Erin, and high point Dressage Junior went to Cailey Fay and Windy Hollow Modern Millie. The show was well run and enjoyed by all, many thanks to Amy Plavin and her corps of volunteers. More info to follow in the American Connemara magazine.
Trout Ranch Whimsey
Wintervale Mayblossom by Morning Glory's Ilyushin x Wintervale Calliope (Chiltern Colm) was Grand Champion Connemara in hand at Region 1. Mayblossom was bred and shown by Caroline Nesbit.