Congrats to CH graduate

Congratulations to CH rider, Kelly Martin, who is graduating from high school this year and going on to study Marine Science at the University of Miami this fall!  Kelly started riding with Beverly at age 13 when she was in the 7th grade.  Kelly has been a working student at the barn and has had great success on her ponies and horses, including “Believable” (pictured below).  Good luck Kelly – we are all so proud of you!!

Emerging Athlete Tylor Nowell

Congratulations to Chestnut Hill rider, Tylor Nowell on qualifying for the Emerging Athletes Program (EAP) I for Zone 10 which took place at the Hansen Dam Equestrian Center May 7 and 8th. The mission of the EAP, which is sponsored by the USHJA, is to develop well rounded horsemen and women by identifying and nurturing young talented riders and giving them support and help to fully achieve their potential.

Tylor and her horse Proverb, are pictured above with clinician Melanie Smith Taylor, who is internationally recognized as a Grandprix rider and trainer.

Congratulations to CH Graduate

Many Chestnut Hill riders will be graduating from high school and heading off to college this fall. Emily Lewis (pictured above) started riding with Beverly in August of ’04, as an 11-year-old.  She bought her current horse, Impromptu (Boone) in September of ’06, and the pair has enjoyed lots of success. This fall, she is heading off to Tufts University!  Congratulations and good luck Emily – we are very proud of you!

Woodside Spring Classic Results

The second week at Woodside was terrific, with riders and their mounts turning in strong performances.  Results include nine tri-color ribbons along with a slew of blues, reds and yellows. Check out a more complete listing by clicking on “Results” in the navigation bar above. Congratulations to everyone who participated and thanks to the entire Chestnut Hill team! Next up? Sonoma Horse Park’s Equestrian Challenge Show May 18 – 22.

Woodside Spring Preview Results

The results from the Woodside Spring Preview horse show are up on the website and the riders and their horses and ponies were terrific. Eleven tri-color ribbons and lots of blues, reds and yellows.  Click on “Results” in the navigation bar to see the entire list.

And, check out this video: Pony Fun for a look at Chestnut Hill rider Hayley’s experience  – her first “A” show.  Girls + friends + braids + pony + smiles =  Fun.

Capitol Hill Sold

Congratulations to trainers Hillary Johnson and Paul Bennett on the purchase of Capitol Hill for their client.  In 2010, “Cappy” was Pre-Green Nor Cal Champion, and fifth place in USEF Zone 10. Just last week at the Woodside Spring Preview, he was Champion in the Pre-Green Hunter and Low Hunter Divisions.  Good luck with this special horse!