PBRA Competition Highlights & News: July 25th

Aug 2, 2016 - 2:18 PM
The July Tropical Series is a wrap! Let me express a huge thank you to all supporting clients and their families for helping to make this series a huge success this summer! This July series was the most successful tropical to date. Thank you also to my incredible supporting team Tom Matthews, Kelly Jones, and Lexi DeBello for helping to organize and run the series this year – we could not have done it without you. Lastly, I wish to congratulate all of our PBRA riders old and new who laid down some fantastic trips and rides this weekend. I can’t say enough how proud I am of each and every one of you!
Also, as a friendly reminder about riding on the derby field. Riding on the derby field is strictly forbidden, however you may hack out on the grass field adjacent to the ring. Thank you for your cooperation. Also, if you have not yet resubmitted your credit card authorization forms I need those within the next week before August invoices are sent out, thank you.
Attached is this week’s schedule. Please let me know if you cannot make your scheduled time ASAP so we may do our best to accommodate a different time.
Here is a brief recap of highlights from all of our riders at this week’s July Tropical Series, as always everyone put out a fantastic showing and their list of accomplishments fair exceeds this bulletin:
Victoria Cabezudo & “Clovercroft O’Malley” made their first off lead show ring debut together and did a fantastic job! This pair earned 3rd, 4th, and 5th out of a large group of riders in the Walk/Trot Equitatin division. Can’t wait to see them back in the show ring!
Sydney Schumacher & “Under the Sea” had a great return to the tropical series, earning a blue ribbon in on of  their walk trot equitation rounds. On Sunday this pair returned to the walk trot division and earned top ribbons in a large and competitive field. Congratulations!
Addison Butel & “Sweet Potato Pie” made her show ring debut and went out with a bang! On their first time out this pair was Reserve Champion in BOTH the walk trot equitation and hunter divisions, finishing in the top three for all of her rounds. Way to go!
Katherine Burke & “Billy the Kid” returned to the show ring for the first time in over a year and did a fantastic job despite a last minute horse change! This pair earned  Reserve Champion in the Cross Rails Equitation division and returned Sunday to the Hunter ring earning a second and two thirds. Keep up the great work!
Hannah Glanzberg & “Silvershine” took the short stirrup ring by storm this June series! On Saturday this pair won their short stirrup equitation medal, and continued this streak on Sunday, winning both the classic and earning Champion of the short stirrup Hunter division. So proud of all you have accomplished!
Myca Harris & “Clovercroft’s OMalley” made their show ring debut together as a pair and put in some great trips in the short stirrup equitation division in a very large and competitive field. Highlights include a earning a 3rd the flat and a 3rd place finish overall in the equitation medal. It doesn’t matter what pony Myca is on – she is able to put in consistent and solid rounds. Way to go!
Abby Eidelman & “Eyes on Me” retuned to the short stirrup ring and put in some solid trips! On Saturday this pair won one of their equitation rounds and placed 4th in the medal. This pair returned on Sunday to earn a 2nd and 3rd over fences and 4th overall in the classic. Congratulations keep up the great work!
Marissa Farber & “Cloud Nine” made their show ring debut together and “Cloudy” made his return to the jumping arena after a five year hiatus and proved that he still has what it takes! This pair was champion of the 2′ equitation on Saturday and won the 2’3 classic on Sunday. Huge thank you to Dawn Bates for letting the Academy work with your horse this weekend!
Tess Kruger & “Sweet Potato Pie” returned to the show ring in the Children’s Hunter pony division and outdid their performance from the June series. On Saturday this pair earned champion in the equitation division with a clean sweep of blues and returned to the Hunter ring on Sunday to earn a 6th in the classic and Reserve Champion in the children’s pony Hunter division. Very proud of your progress over these two series!
Francesca Moore & “Coincidence” returned to the 2’3 ring this tropical series and continued to shine winning their equitation medal! Francesca and her pony “No Strings Attached” then put in some good rounds in a large and competitive field, earning 4th in their Equitation medal, 5th in the Classic and 5th in the under saddle. Keep up the great work!
Rachel Eidleman & “Billy the Kid” made their show ring debut together in the 2’3 child/adult hunters. Despite this being Rachel’s first time in the show ring and Billy’s first time showing at this height, this pair went on to earn a 2nd and 4th over fences, a 2nd in the Classic and, 3rd in the USHJA Hunter Challenge. Looking forward to many more shows in the near future. Great job!
Reily Malt & “Tiger” had a stellar weekend in the 2’6 child/adult Hunter division. This pair won the USHJA Hunter Challenge and earned 4th in their classic. On Saturday Reily and Casey Mangini’s “Rushin” also put in some great rides, culminating with a win in the 2’6 equitation medal. So proud of all you have accomplished!
Gianna Garofalo & “Lets Dance” returned to the 2’6 child/adult Hunter ring, and despite the last minute pairing, rode their way to top ribbons in the division out of a large and competitive field. This pair earned a 3rd in the under saddle and a 5th in their Classic and 7th in the USHJA Hunter Challenge. You have come so far in your riding and continue to make me proud. Great job!
Casey Mangini & “Rushin” returned to the 2’6 child/adult Hunter ring after taking a break in the spring. This pair proved they still have what it takes – winning the Hunter Classic and placing 3rd in the USHJA Hunter Challenge. Congratulations, keep up the great work!
Staci Rosner McKesson & “Rather Clever” returned to the show ring for the first time in over a year and did a fantastic job despite a few pre show nerves! Staci and Clever returned to the 3′ equitation and earned two thirds over fences and an 8th on the flat out of 14 riders. I am exceptionally proud that you let me torture you back into the show ring! Looking forward to many more in the future!
Kendall Kelly & Rather Clever” returned to the 3′ hunters and started the division off right and put in her best and most consistent round to date by winning the warmup and then putting in some good consistent rounds just out of the ribbons in the Classic and finishing 8th in the USHJA Hunter Challenge. Great job!
Allison Pearson & “Let’s Dance” made their 3′ debut together on Sunday and rode their way to some top ribbons. This pair earned Reserve Champion in the 3′ hunters, earning 2nd in the hack and 2nd in one of their over fences in a large and competitive field! They then went on to earn a 5th in the Classic and a 5th in the USHJA Hunter Challenge. Very proud of you, keep up the great work!!!
Also, please check tentative PBIEC calendar items!!
SFHJA August Classic: August 12-14
ESP Summer II: August 19-21
ESP Summer III: August 26-28
Please let me know ASAP if you wish to be added to our roster. Aside from away ‘A’ shows we will NOT be braiding until the fall. For ‘A’ shows Manes: $55 -Julie Smith is our braider and expects payment by the Saturday of the horse show. Credit cards are preferred, Checks are ok. Any Braiding cash must be left in our box!
CAMP PBRA 2016 Dates:
Tuesday – Friday; 9:00-2:00 *extended day available upon request*; Ages 5-13; Maximum 10 kids per session, so if you are interested in signs up please do so sooner rather than later – these sessions will be heavily publicized this year! Please also let me know if any junior PBRA riders would be interested in counsellors in training during those weeks!
Camp V: August 2-5
Please let me know if you or any of your friends are interested in signing up!! It is $350 for club PBRA members, $400 for non-members. Extended day available at an extra $25/day.
Jessica Nichols
Palm Beach Riding Academy
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