SUPER SUCCESSFUL day at the Wellsville English Affaire Hunter Series Schooling Show! Early this morning we loaded up two ponies and a horse and headed off to Wellsville, Pa for a fun-filled show day!
Emily Springer started our day off with her 2' Childrens Hunter division. Emily was riding a pony named, Wind in the Willows (Whinny). Whinny belongs to Ella, another Green Gate Equine Services student! Whinny is a 9 year old, 13.1 hand, Welsh/Chincoteague cross, and cute as can be with white socks up past his knees! Emily had only ridden Whinny once just the other day for 15 minutes in a quick jump school at home. Considering that fact and the fact that Whinny hasn't jumped a full 2' course at a show before, Emily and Whinny did great and brought home three 5th place ribbons!
Next to go in for their division was Brook Euler (Ella's mom) and her ex-jumper mare, TChaska, for the 2'6 Open Hunter division. Chaska put in a gorgeous soft first round which earned them a blue ribbon, then two second place ribbons followed in the second jump course and the hack which landed them as the Reserve Champion!
After an unexpected pony change due to a lovesick Whinny, Ella decided to take Severn Storm Cloud (Scooter) in the walk/trot division that she had planned to take her own pony in! This was Scooter's first show with Green Gate Equine Services and it really was a test to see what he would do, plus it was only Ella's second time on him! She walk trotted him yesterday at home just for fun for about five minutes, then today went in for a whole division! Not only that...Ella and Scooter placed 4th, 3rd, and 1st in each of their classes! Then...Ella surprised us all and asked if she could try the walk/trot/canter division with Scooter! Nervous mother (me!) standing by hoping that my pony wouldn't be bad, watched on as Ella rode Scooter flawlessly and Scooter behaved like a perfect seasoned pony in the ring! They placed 1st in all three classes, absolutely cleaning up and getting Champion!
Congrats to all the Green Gate Equine horses, ponies and riders that went today! So proud to have everyone as part of the team! Looking forward to the next show! :)