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Swan Lake Blues


Chiara Parlagreco, left, with Cirena and Colleen Hahn holding Vasco sport some of their Swan Lake ribbons.

Skyland Farm riders traveled north of the border to Swan Lake Stable’s Mason Dixon Classic in Littlestown, Pennsylvania in late July.

Chiara Parlagreco and Denice Perry shared the ride aboard Cirena in the jumper divisions and both took top honors. Chiara and Cirena topped the competitive NAL/WIHS/M&S Adult Jumper Classic over 19 other competitors. With Denice aboard, Cirena won a class in the 1.20m jumper section and earned the reserve championship tricolor.

HJ Vasco and Colleen Hahn also took blue ribbons home to Virginia from the jumper classes. They placed first and second in the 1.0m jumpers and earned the section reserve championship as well.

In the pony ring, Virginia Bonnie and Prom Queen made their presence known and were the overall winners of the Pony Hunter Classic after winning both rounds! In addition, Virginia guided Tustin Farm’s Wink And Smile to the second- and third-placed spots in the Pony Hunter Classic producing two more great rounds. Both ponies also earned blues and top placings in their respective Small and Medium Pony Hunter sections.

Abbie Taylor and Linda Taylor’s Here ‘Tiz continued their consistent performances in the competitive 3’3″ Amateur-Owner Hunter section, taking nice ribbons throughout the two days of competition.

Super Start to Summer

Skyland Farm riders and horses started the summer show season with fantastic results at the Upperville Colt & Horse Show, the Loudoun Benefit, both held at the Upperville, Virginia show grounds, and the Swan Lake Summer Kick-Off Classic in Pennsylvania.

Abbie Taylor and Linda Taylor’s Here ‘Tiz topped the competitive NAL/WIHS Adult Hunter Classic at Loudoun after claiming the Adult Amateur, 18-35, Reserve Championship. They also jumped to eighth place in the rain during the NAL/WIHS Adult Hunter Classic at Upperville.

Ainsley Treptow’s The Impressionist returned to the show ring after winning last September’s $250,000 HITS Hunter Classic in New York and placed third in the USHJA National Hunter Derby at Loudoun with Chiara Parlagreco in the irons. The pair earned a first-round score of 91 on their way to a notable performance for their first time out in nine months.

Elizabeth Wiley and her flashy chestnut Marvalust continued their top performances in the Adult Amateur and Thoroughbred classes, taking excellent ribbons in both sections during Upperville and Loudoun. Paula Nevins’ Quinn jumped to a seventh-placed ribbon in the USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Stake at Swan Lake with a super performance under Denice Perry.

In the jumper ring, Denice Perry and Cirena took blue ribbons at Upperville and at the Swan Lake Summer Kick-Off Classic in the 1.20m section, while Alex Tippett guided El Cano to two red ribbons at Swan Lake in the 1.0m jumpers.

A special thank-you to Teresa Ramsay for the beautiful photographs.