THOUGHTFUL is a striking, beautiful 17.0 hand, 7-year-old Hanoverian gelding. He is the Pre-Green Hunter Champion for NorCal, Reserve Champion USEF Zone 10. Winner of the $1,000 NorCal Pre-Green Stake and 2nd in the $3,500 NorCal Hunter Challenge at the NorCal Medal Finals. Winner of countless big hack classes. Gifted with an incredible jump, this horse is ready to win in the 2010 First Year Green Hunter division. Also suitable for the Amateur Owner or Junior Hunter divisions.
Welcome to Donna Boyajian and her retired horse, Shasta! Shasta, a registered Appaloosa, is at Chestnut Hill for a short stay while Donna and her husband upgrade the barn and paddock on their farm in Petaluma. Upon completion of the construction, Shasta will move to into his permanent digs. In the meantime, he is putting on weight, getting shiny and enjoying hanging out with his old friend Tommy, the Chestnut Hill lesson horse.
Chestnut Hill’s Halloween Horse Show was a great day of easy-going fun, creativity and laughter. Blaire Kingsley and Grasshopper won the egg & spoon class, Kelly Martin and Santo won the ride-a-buck class, India Graham and Chlarissa along with Caroline DeMoss and Lucky Mushroom won the pairs class, and pony Bridgette (as Princess Leia), Will Twomey (as a Stormtrooper) and Madeline Twomey (as Darth Vader) were grand champions of the costume class. Shown below: judge Carli Hamilton awarding Pacheco and Alexandra Polidora with a ribbons and prizes for their costumes. Check out the Chestnut Hill LLC page on Facebook for more photos!
Trainer Beverly Jovais served as judge for the hunter, equitation and jumper classes at the sixth and final show of the Mark West Stables 2009 series on October 31 and November 1. Riders who accumulated the most points over the series were awarded lovely tack trunks. The Final Class of the season was a 5-Bar Class that went to 4′ and was fun or participants and spectators alike.