Chestnut Hill Posts OutstandingYear-End Results

Chestnut Hill riders and their horses earned terrific ’08 year-end awards from USEF, PCHA and Nor Cal. At the recent NorCal banquet, riders (from left to right in photo above) Gwen McLaughlin brought home a Championship in the Small/Medium Pony hunter division with Mercury, pro Katharina Coleman collected a Reserve Championship in the Pre-Green division with Kat Taylor’s horse – Kingsford, Kelley LaFond hold a Championship ribbon for the Equitation 18 – 35 division with her horse Sporting United, and Grace McLaughlin displays her Reserve Championship in the Childrens Hunter division with Olympic. Check out all the year-end results by clicking on the “Results” button in the navigation bar above. Congratulations to all!

Legendary Bernie Traurig Returns to Chestnut Hill

Cited by Victor Hugo-Vidal as “one of Littauer’s last well-known pupils,” Bernie Traurig returned to Chestnut Hill for a two-day clinic. Traurig – the only rider to have competed on all three United States Equestrian Team squads – challenged the small groups of riders to expand the limits of their knowledge and ability through work over a variety of flat and jumping exercises. Traurig continually sought to provide riders a “visual” of what he wanted done by offering ground as well as mounted demonstrations. His instruction was tough, technical and exacting as well as fun and encouraging.

New Horse – Emerald City

Congratulations to Dina Smith on the purchase of Emerald City, a 9 year-old 16.2 hand warmblood. “Toto” has been at Chestnut Hill since August and is adored by everyone, including his recent lessee, Ligeia Polidora. Look for Dina and this lovely horse in the Long Stirrup and Low Adult divisions.