Fancy, the much-loved, 28 year-old Welsh cross who came to Chestnut Hill as Will Twomey’s first pony, died peacefully last Saturday. During his long life he competed in the large pony division, taught numerous kids to ride, and more recently, spent his days freely roaming the farm and stealing lunches from the empty stalls with his partner in crime, Pacheco. He will be missed.
Chestnut Hill riders had fun (pictured above left to right are: Caroline DeMoss, Grace and Gwen McLaughlin and Kelley LaFond) and did well at the Northern Winter Classic II show. Results included championships in First Year Green, Adult Amateur Modified and Small/Medium Pony Hunters as well as Equitation 18+ and Pony Equitation divisions, and reserve championships in Children’s and Training Hunters. Equitation riders brought home blues in the WCE, CPHA, National Children’s and NorCal Pony Medals. Congratulations to all!
Chestnut Hill kicked-off the ’09 show season with a spectacular bang at Rancho Murietta’s Northern Winter Classic I. Competitors brought home six championships, five reserve championships and six medal wins!
Chestnut Hill’s championships were in the First Year Green, Junior, Children’s Pony, and Pre-Adult Hunter divisions, as well as the Pony Equitation and Equitation 36+ divisions. Reserve championships were captured in the Adult Amateur Modified, Low, and Short Stirrup Hunter divisions, as well as the Equitation 15 – 17 and Short Stirrup Equitation divisions. Medal riders brought home blues in the Horse and Hound Junior/Amateur, USEF Pony, National Children’s, PCHA Adult Horsemanship, NorCal Pony and Horse & Hound Pony classes. Red ribbons were awarded in the PCHA Horsemanship 14 & Under, WCE Junior/Amateur and Horse & Hound Pony Medals.
A great start to the show season, and congratulations to all competitors, as well as their horses! For a more complete listing of awards, check out the “Results” button in the navigation bar.