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Emma Pell Shines at Maryland Horse & Pony Show


Emma Pell continued her banner fall show season during the Maryland Horse & Pony Show, held September 14-18 at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro.

Emma topped the MHSA Hunt Seat Finals – Ponies and earned the Small Pony Hunter Championship with Forget Me Not, won top ribbons aboard her Medium Pony Checkmate, and was ultimately named Best Child Rider on a Pony.

Emma also won some great ribbons on ARi 55 and Amelie in the Low Children’s Jumpers to add to her excellent hunter results, including the reserve championship in the section aboard Amelie.


Chiara Carney and First Year Green Hunter Reserve Champion Gone Country

Earlier in the week, Leslie Kopp’s new mount Gone Country was reserve champion in the First Year Green Hunters with Chiara Carney aboard. Country and Leslie also received some excellent placings in the 3’3″ Amateur-Owner section, including a blue in the under saddle class.

Leslie’s Fenwick also earned a tricolor, taking the reserve championship in the 3’6″ Performance Working Hunter section with Chiara aboard before Leslie earned ribbons with him in the 3’3″ Amateur-Owners.


Emma Pell and Small Pony Hunter Champion Forget Me Not

“Overall, it was a super show for the Skyland team,” said trainer Denice Perry. “Additionally, we would like to recognize and thank the Maryland Horse and Pony show managers and staff for an outstanding effort with their prize presentations and ribbons. The trophies, gifts, ribbons and presentations were exceptional and appreciated by all!”

Year-End Champions

Skyland Farm wishes to congratulate Emma Pell and Forget Me Not for their excellent performances in 2015! Their consistency and winning efforts in the Small Pony Hunters resulted in the Small Pony Hunter year-end titles in both the Virginia and Maryland Horse Shows Associations! They also placed third in the highly competitive USHJA Zone 3.

Great job and best wishes for a wonderful 2016 show season!

Capital Challenge Fun


Elizabeth Wiley and Crescendo

Skyland Farm’s ribbon collection sported a variety of beautiful colors after the Capital Challenge Horse Show, held September 27-October 5 in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

After Skyland riders contested the United States Hunter Jumper Association’s World Championship Hunter Rider classes during the year, it was time to take the Challenge!

Elizabeth Wiley finished the year fifth in the WCHR Mid-Atlantic Regional Adult Amateur standings, which qualified her for the Adult Amateur Challenge. She chose to ride Crescendo, and the pair jumped to seventh place in a competitive field of the country’s best Adult riders.

Likewise, Amanda Tran placed fifth in her section of the WCHR standings, and she qualified for the WCHR Children’s Challenge. She piloted Three Rivers to an excellent score of 82 in the Challenge class to claim sixth and a place in the victory gallop.

Virginia Bonnie qualified for the WCHR Pony Challenge after finishing fourth in the Mid-Atlantic standings. She rode Wink And Smile to a solid performance on Saturday afternoon.