Emma Pell and Damingo
The Skyland Farm team concluded their 2014 show season with great results at the RMI Raleigh Benefit Horse Show, held November 12-16 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Emma Pell and Damingo earned the Green Pony Hunter championship in a competitive section with all sizes. “Emma rode great,” said trainer Denice Perry. “They are a match made in heaven! Emma also won the USEF Pony Medal class, qualifying her for next year’s USEF Pony Medal Finals in Kentucky. Great job!”
Michele Trufant with Dancing Ollie and Prime Time
Michele Trufant returned to the show ring after taking a hiatus and didn’t miss a beat. With her “boys” Dancing Ollie (reserve champion at his first show in the 2’6″ hunters) and veteran Prime Time, Michele collected a variety of impressive ribbons.
“She rode really well, and Prime Time was great after their break,” said Denice. “Michele was recovering from a pulled muscle, and this was her first show back since July! We’re looking forward to a strong spring with both horses.”
Emma Pell wearing her USEF Pony Medal
The Skyland Farm team traveled to Raleigh, North Carolina, for the Jump For The Children Horse Show, November 4-9. This is always a fun and relaxed show, and this year was no exception. Beautiful ribbons adorned the Skyland tack room after it was all said and done, and lots of memorable moments were made.
Elizabeth Wiley earned the Grand Adult Amateur Championship on Say Again after claiming the Adult Amateur Hunter, 36-49, section. She also earned top ribbons aboard Crescendo for a banner show. “She rode both horses beautifully!” said trainer Denice Perry. ”
In the pony ring, Emma Pell and H.G. Mud Puddles made their show ring debut a winning one. “They had a stellar first performance, winning the Small Pony Hunter Reserve Championship their first time out,” said Perry. “Emma was also super on Carol Eichner’s Damingo in the Small/Medium Green Ponies.”
The pair earned numerous ribbons over fences before Damingo did double duty, carrying Liza Gasiorowski to a blue ribbon in the Leadline class.
Skyland Farm’s talented young mare Chaufante was super and earned two second-placed ribbons in the Schooling Hunters and won both Baby Green over fences classes and the Warm-Up on Wednesday to collect the Reserve Championship.
“We also had a fun with a visit from Alex Tippett and her mom,” said Denice. “We miss having her show, but I know she’s having a wonderful time at college.”
Former student Christina Mangano returned to the show ring after a long hiatus and catch rode a sale horse for trainer Gavin Moylen. “She won numerous ribbons, including two second places over fences, with Chocolate Boy. She rides the hunters as well as she always did,” said Denice with a smile. “I think it was seven or eight hers from her last hunter ride, but she didn’t miss a beat and rode beautifully.”
Emma Pell’s Ribbon Collection
Liza Preparing For Leadline
Elizabeth Wiley Grand Adult Amateur Champion
Emma and H.G. Mud Puddles