Feast of awards @ NorCal Banquet

Chestnut Hill riders received their year-end awards from the NorCal Hunter Jumper Association at its annual banquet yesterday.  Congratulations to all on an outstanding year and good luck in 2010!

For a complete listing of all winners, click on “Results” in the navigation bar.  (Shown above, from left to right: Blaire Kingsley, Kelley LaFond, Caroline DeMoss, Caroline Robbins, Grace McLaughlin, Tylor Nowell, Katharina Coleman, Gwen McLaughlin, Beverly and Chris Jovais.)

Bernie Traurig clinic a big success!

Nearly 20 Chestnut Hill riders and their mounts participated in a fantastic two-day clinic with legendary rider, Bernie Traurig this weekend.  A patient, encouraging, yet meticulous and challenging teacher, Bernie led each class through precise and specific exercises both on the flat, and over fences.  Each participant benefited and is eager for his next clinic!

(Pictured above: Asst. Trainer Katharina Coleman on Grace McLaughlin’s “Olympic,” Grace Lukach on “Angel Smiling,” Assist. Trainer Sarah Trask, Bernie Traurig, Trainer Beverly Jovais, Blaire Kingsley on “Enterprise.”)

(Pictured above: Bernie at work.)