Chestnut Hill Conquers Chases and Classics @ Pebble Beach

Chestnut Hill teams dominated the Hunter Chases and Hunter Classics at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Classic I show.  The winners were: Kat Taylor and Maximus in the $2,500 Adult Amateur Hunter Chase, Sarina Kernberg and Atticus in the $2,500 Children’s Hunter Chase, Blaire Kingsley and Grasshopper in the $1,000 Junior Hunter Classic (Grace McLaughin was third on Santo and fifth on Olympic), Tylor Nowell and Otteridge Black Hawk in the $1,000 Pony Hunter Classic (Kaylin Faidi and Lakeview Minuet were fifth), and Blaire Kingsley and Grasshopper in the $500 Junior Modified Hunter Classic.

Congratulations to all and look for complete show results soon.

Pebble Beach Equestrian Classic

Chestnut Hill riders continued to shine at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Classic show.  Ashley Delgado and Posh were Champions in their Medium Pony division.  Tylor Nowell and Otteridge Black Hawk dominated the Large Pony division, and went on to win the USEF and NorCal Pony medals, and were Reserve Champions in the Pony Equitation division.  Tylor won the Onondarka Medal with Capito.

Bridget Twomey and Thoughtful brought home a Championship ribbon in the Pre-Adult Amateur Equitation division, and the stunning bay gelding was Champion in the Pre-Green and Low Hunter divisions with Assistant Trainer Katharina Coleman aboard. Bridget and her mare Iridescent captured a Championship in the Adult Amateur Hunter division.  Katharina bested the Pre-Green division with Kat Taylor’s Kingsford as well.

Sarina Kernberg and her flashy chestnut gelding, Atticus, were Reserve Champions in the Children’s Hunter 14 – 17 division.

Blaire Kingsley rode her mount, Grasshopper to a Reserve Championship in the Junior Hunter 15 & Under division, and a Championship in the Junior Modified Hunters.  She and Gran Turismo won the THIS National Children’s Medal.

Caroline DeMoss and Lucky Mushroom (pictured above) were champions in the Junior Equitation 13 – 14 age division, won the PCHA medal and captured red ribbons in the Horse and Hound, and Cloverleaf Equitation Classic.

Congratulations to all horses and riders!

Guanciale Clinic a Big Success

East Coast rider and trainer, Ben Guanciale came to Chestnut Hill for a two-day clinic that was a big success.  Winner of numerous Zone and National year-end awards, Guanciale proved why he is not only an outstanding rider, but a talented teacher and trainer as well.   Working to improve each team’s presentation and success, Guanciale asked riders to think for themselves over basic as well as challenging exercises. (Pictured above, left to right: Trainer Beverly Jovais; Blaire Kingsley on Gran Turismo; Assistant Trainer, Katharina Coleman; Caroline DeMoss with Lucky Mushroom; Assistant Trainer Sarah Trask; India Graham on Chlarissa and clinician Ben Guanciale.)

New horse – “Stuart”

Congratulations to Marguerite Burbank on her purchase of “Stuart,” a 16.2 hand, 6-year-old warmblood gelding.  Look for Stuart in the Pre-Green and Adult Amateur hunter divisions.  Thank you to John Bragg and Jenny Davis for this lovely youngster!