The Skyland Farm team began their 2020 Winter Equestrian Festival circuit with success, fun and lasting memories, earning top ribbons and making new strides in Wellington, Florida.
Highlights included Doman and Leslie Kopp rocking it in the Adult Amateur Masters section, including two beautifully ridden clears during WEF 2. With those rounds, Leslie earned a blue ribbon in the 1.10m Table II class and placed fourth in the 1.15m $10,000 Adult Amateur Masters Classic.
“Leslie is riding great!” said trainer Denice Perry.
Meghan Finlay had a strong start upon her arrival during WEF 2, placing third in the High Children’s Jumper speed and riding all of her classes really well on Sofia Car. Additionally, she was first and second on Olaf in the SFHJA Medal and the THIS Children’s 15-17 Medal, respectively.
Emma Pell is just knocking on the door with Don Stewart’s Catano 29 in the Medium Junior Jumpers after starting their partnership this season. Emma is also moving up to the Mediums with Santos.
“Emma is riding so well and is just a pole away from some top ribbons,” said Denice.
Emma and Ari 55 started their WEF circuit during Week 2 in the Modified Children’s Jumpers (1.15m) with ribbons, and Ari also braided up nicely to carry Emma to some 15-17 Equitation ribbons, as well.
“We’re just getting started, but we’ve had two very encouraging and fun weeks,” said Denice, who is also planning to show on the Turf Tour as well. “Also, I want to give a big shout-out to Mosie Pennington on her Small Pony championship on Dreamscape in Lexington, Virginia this weekend! The Skyland team racked up some impressive performances up and down the East Coast!”
Special thanks to Katie Pohlman and Kristi Pell for providing photos!