Skyland Farm had a wonderful fall championship season, with victories and top placings at some of the country’s top horse shows. Congratulations to all of our clients and horses for a fabulous year together, and we look forward to doing it all again in 2013!
A special thanks to Shawn McMillen Photography for the wonderful images.
Alex Tippett and El Cano, United States Hunter Jumper Association Zone 3 Children’s Jumper Champions.
Skyland trainer Denice Perry and Michele Tippett share in the celebration as Alex Tippett and El Cano receive their awards for the USHJA Zone 3 Children’s Jumper Championship.
Chiara Parlagreco and Belle Grey Farm’s Chacca Blue in action at the Washington International Horse Show.
Chiara Parlagreco and Chacca Blue.
Chiara Parlagreco and Chacca Blue.
Chiara Parlagreco and Chacca Blue captured fourth place in the $10,000 WIHS Adult Jumper Championship.
Alex Tippett and El Cano in action at the Washington International Horse Show.
Alex Tippett and El Cano took eighth place in the $10,000 WIHS Children’s Jumper Championship.
Skyland Farm congratulates Chiara Parlagreco and Alex Tippett for their stellar performances at the Washington International Horse Show, held October 23-28 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
Alex started out the Skyland success on Wednesday afternoon, October 24, when she jumped to eighth place in the $10,000 WIHS Children’s Jumper Championship aboard Ainsley Treptow’s El Cano in a competitive class of 32 riders from all over the country.
Chiara followed suit that night, with an impressive fourth-placed performance in a class of 27 during the $10,000 WIHS Adult Amateur Jumper Championship, riding Belle Grey Farm LLC’s Chacca Blue.
Great job to all!
Chiara Parlagreco and Chacca Blue leading the victory gallop.
A special thanks to photographer Callie Broaddus for sending us these lovely images of Belle Grey Farm LLC’s Chacca Blue and Chiara Parlagreco winning the $500 Children’s/Adult Jumper Classic during the Great Meadow Twilight Jumper competition last Friday night!
Chiara Parlagreco and Chacca Blue earn blue during the Great Meadow Twilight Jumper Event.
Chiara Parlagreco and Belle Grey Farm LLC’s Chacca Blue stole the show on Friday night, August 31, during the Twilight Jumper Competition at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia. Their clean and fast jump-off performance couldn’t be matched, and they earned the lion’s share of the $500 purse in the Children’s/Adult Jumper classic.
This was the pair’s second major victory of the week, as they also topped the $1,500 NAL/WIHS/M&S/ Children’s Adult Jumper Classic at the Swan Lake Finale in Littlestown, Pennsylvania on August 26. Way to go!
Adela, Lucy, Karla and Denice enjoyed the evening at Twilight Jumpers!
Chiara Parlagreco and Placido
$1,500 HITS 3’ Hunter Prix
Adult rider Chiara Parlagreco, of Warrenton, Virginia, earned top honors aboard Placido,owned by Skyland Farm, LLC, during the $1,500 HITS 3’ Hunter Prix this weekend at the Winston National Horse Show in Culpeper, Virginia. For Parlagreco, Saturday’s triumph was her second trip to the winner’s circle aboard Placido this year with a total score of 165. She is now one qualifier away from being eligible for the HITS $250,000 Hunter Prix Final that will take place during Championship Weekend at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York September 7-9.
Chiara also guided Belle Grey Farm LLC’s Chacca Blue to Championship honors in the High Adult Jumper division after winning two out of the three classes. The pair also placed third in the $2,000 Marshall & Sterling/NAL Children’s/Adult Jumper Classic on Sunday to round out their successful weekend.
Alex Tippett and Placido
Placido also did double duty over the weekend, carrying Alex Tippett to a blue-ribbon performance in a Children’s Hunter, 15-17, over fences class in a very competitive division. Congratulations!