Charlotte Greatwood, won Reserve Champion in the USDF Region 7 Championships in JR/YR Training Level Division on her halfbred Connemara/Trakhener mare Black Dog's Top of the Morning(Mia) on 9/19/15; and also got 5th place in the same Division on her halfbred Connie/Welsh mare 13h pony Gateway Night Light(Tinkerbelle). Their standings in California Dressage Society Horse of the Year were 4th on Mia and 7th on Tinkerbelle in the JR/YR Training Division.
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Lexington, VA: On the weekend of August 22, Region III of the ACPS held its 29th annual show. For most of those 29 years the show was held at Glenwood Park in Middleburg, Va, but for the past three years it has been at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, a venue that has received rave reviews. The weather, as in the past two years, was beautiful. There were the usual in hand and performance classes for Connemaras and Mountain and Moorland Ponies, as well as a trail class that took place at the highest point of the horse center, offering beautiful views in addition to a variety of natural and unnatural obstacles to navigate. There was also a costume class, games classes, and for the third year in a row, the 6-membered Balmullo Farm Quadrille doing their dressage test.
The ACPS Junior Scholarship Committee has just gotten word that our ACPS Junior Scholarships will be greatly enhanced by a grant from USEF! This is exciting news and allows us to increase both the number of scholarships offered and the monetary amounts. The committee has agreed to extend the deadline for applications untilSeptember 15, 2015.
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Lexington, VA: This photo is Kim Harrison and her pony in the costume class at the Region III Connemara show this weekend.
Saugerties, NY: Erin Meadows Oke Doke and Jovanna Stepan won the East Coast Dressage Riders Cup at HITS Saugerties riding Intermediare II last weekend.
Cazenovia, NY: Rebecca Shields and DryBrook Bailey's Irish Cream, known as "Bailey", recently took the Youth Driving Championship at the prestigious Lorenzo Driving Competition, a two day driving competition with a 39 year history, which was held in July in Cazenovia.
Oct. 1-4, 2015 | Host Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn, Allentown/Bethlehem PA
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St. Louis, MO: The annual Midwest Connemara Breeders’ show was held the weekend of July 18 at the National Equestrian Center just outside of St. Louis. On Saturday, in-hand classes, as well as dressage and hunter-jumper classes were held, while on Sunday, there were driving and trail classes, followed by Connemara Inspections. Sarah Jane Martin of Montgomery, TX was the in-hand judge.
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.
Warrenton, VA: Just three weeks after winning the major awards at the Upperville Colt and Horse Show, Oakfields Farms took home the top prizes in Virginia’s second A-rated show of the Summer, The Warrenton Pony Show. Oakfields Peridot (*Hearnesbrook Dunoon X *Templebready Ruby) with rider, Jennifer Daly, took the Championship while the Reserve went to Oakfields Jameson (*Hearnesbrook Dunoon X *Castle Janet ) and Chanda Boylen. Also much admired was Thurman Sienna (Rattle-n-Snap- Laddie Boy X Thurman Raven) who was the winner of the Older Mares Class.
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