PBRA Competition Highlights & News: Nov. 7th

Nov 9, 2016 - 4:24 PM

ESP Fall Finale is a wrap! Congratulations to all riders for a job well done this weekend and thank you to all parents and staff for your continued support too keep us running like a well oiled machine. We would also like to welcome IEA rider Ansley Wright’s pony, along with Meg Banks’ horse, to the PBRA family for season! Congratulations and best of luck to Amelie Bertrand de Balanda on her half lease of PBRA’s “Under the Sea”.

I would like to thank those riders and parents who have made note of our policies outlined in our weekly emails, however, I would like to call a MANDATORY meeting for all PBRA families this upcoming Wednesday, 11/9 after lessons at 6:30 pm to go over certain safety procedures and guidelines for the Academy as we head into season. As many of you know, the grounds not only become much busier during season, but our presence in the community is very much in the spotlight, requiring us to maintain a set of standards and procedures that need to be upheld. We thank you all in advance for your cooperation.

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. As you can see our schedule is starting to fill up, therefore we need to be informed of any scheduling conflicts in advance. We will do our best to accommodate as many of the missed lessons due to the storm last week over the next few weeks, schedule permitting. Thank you for your understanding.

Congratulations to the following horses and riders for a job well done at ESP Fall Finale. Here is a recap of some of their top performances:

Kendall Kelly & PBRAs “Hope to be Royalty” made their jumper ring debut together after the Academy’s recent purchase. On Saturday, this pair went clear in their first round, with a rail keeping them out of the top in their jump off. This pair then went out and put in their best clear round on Sunday. Congratulations on a job well done, can’t wait to see this pair continue to progress together.

Myca Harris & “Sandro Reuben” returned to the Modified Hunter division with yet again great results, even with a move up on Sunday! This pair earned a first and second over fences in the 2′ on Saturday. On Sunday this pair moved up into the 2’6 and earned a first in the under saddle, and a first over fences, earning Champion of the division. Very proud of your accomplishments, can’t wait to see this pair in Low Children’s during season!

Casey Mangini & “Rushin'” returned to the Low Children’s Hunters ring and had a very successful weekend amongst a large and competitive field! This pair earned a first and two seconds over fences and fourth under saddle, just three points shy of Reserve Champion for the weekend. Congratulations on a job well done!

Francesca Moore & “Rather Clever” earned top honors in the 12-14 Equitation on Saturday, earning two seconds over fences and second on the flat for a Reserve Championship win for the weekend! In the Low Children’s Hunters this pair put in some of their most consistent trips to date, improving every time they went into the ring. Great job, keep up the good work.

Gianna Garofalo & PBRAs “Cruise” returned to both the Equitation and Low Children’s Hunter ring and put in consistent trips over the weekend. In the Equitation this pair earned a third and fourth over fences and third on the flat. On Sunday this pair put in three very consistent and positive trips in the low children’s, earning top ribbons in a large and competitive field. Good job this weekend, your hard work and dedication will make you go far.

Reily Malt & “Eye if the Tiger” put out some of their most consistent trips this weekend, this pairs first time showing over at PBIEC. Despite some rain, this pair earned first place honors in their 12-14 Equitation on the flat, followed by a 3rd and fourth over fences. In the low children’s hunters this pair continued to learn the ropes together and with continued mileage in the show ring will be very successful in the 3′ come season.

Also, please check tentative PBIEC calendar items below:

ESP November: November 12 -13
Hannah, Lauren, Kendall, Amelie, Abby

AHS IEA to Plantation November 19

** SFHJA Charity Show: November 25 -27 ** with auction Friday the 25th. Tax Deductible donations and proceeds go to 5 local Charities. Braiding will commence at this show.
Hannah, Abby

AHS to Sunshine Meadows: December 3-4th

AHS to Tally Ho to COHOST December 10th

ESP AWARDS DINNER: Tent. Friday December 9th @ the International Club

SFHJA AWARDS DINNER: Friday December 16th @ The Wanderers Club

Please let me know ASAP if you wish to be added to our roster. Braiding will resume at the SFHJA Charity Show and continue through Spring. 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!

Jessica Nichols
Palm Beach Riding Academy

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