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Meet Clarke Kent

Skyland Farm is thrilled to announce the arrival of C’superman, also known as Clarke Kent!

The bay colt was born at 12:01 a.m. on April 19 and welcomed into the world by Denice and Roy Perry, as well as a variety of Skyland Farm clients and friends who watched at the barn and around the world via the “foal cam.”

Clarke is by Copperman and out of Cirena and was carried to term by the Thoroughbred mare KC.

His birth was overseen and assisted by veterinarian Howland Mansfield of Middleburg Equine Clinic. Special kudos also go to Roy, who helped this long-legged colt get his legs underneath him and stand and nurse for the first time!

At 3 days of age, Clarke is already showing off his beauty and athleticism.

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.

Lexington Spring Encore

Skyland Farm riders and horses had a terrific two weeks at the Lexington Spring Horse Shows in Virginia, with an especially bountiful collection of ribbons during the Spring Encore, May 2-5.

Elizabeth Wiley and Marvalust claimed two Reserve Championship ribbons in the Take 2 Thoroughbred Hunter Division and the Thoroughbred Hunter Division. The pair also made their début in the Adult Amateur, 36-49, Division, taking excellent ribbons in the three classes.

After having a foal last year, Cirena is back in action and hitting her stride again. She and trainer Denice Perry won a Modified Jumper 1.10m class and placed in the 1.20m and 1.25m classes as well.

Alex Tippett and El Cano jumped to top ribbons in the Children’s Jumpers, with an impressive second place in one of the 1.0m classes and a sixth-placed finish in the NAL/WIHS Children’s Jumper Classic.



The Impressionist and Chiara Parlagreco on the way to victory in the $250,000 HITS Hunter Prix.

Chiara and The Impressionist did it! They dominated the $250,000 HITS Hunter Prix on the second day, winning both rounds, to take the top check home for Skyland Farm and owner Ainsley Treptow!

This was the richest class in the country for Junior and Amateur riders, and the competition was tough. Even with all the pressure, Chiara held off all contenders and guided “Nemo” to the best overall score and won three of the four rounds outright.

Chiara originally qualified for the Hunter Prix aboard Skyland Farm’s Placido, but when he suffered a minor injury just a day before the competition began, Ainsley Treptow offered her Nemo as a substitute mount. Trainer Denice Perry and her husband Roy drove Nemo up to New York from Virginia on Thursday evening, and Chiara and Nemo started the four-round competition the following morning.

After the first two rounds, Chiara said: “This horse was amazing. He was super quiet, and his cross-country experience came in handy when jumping the bank. At this point, it’s about so much more than the money – I am just really excited to be here.”

With her characteristic focus and smooth style, Chiara guided Nemo to two more beautiful rounds to clinch the victory on Sunday, September 9.

“She rode beautifully. She didn’t make a mistake,” said Denice. “Roy and I were so nervous watching her walk into the ring for the final round, but they just went in and put in another gorgeous trip. He’s such a great horse. He just loves his job and is such an incredible jumper that it just makes the perfect picture as they go around.”

Roy and Denice Perry with Chiara Parlagreco and The Impressionist.

Great Meadow Win

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!


Wonderful Warrenton

Ainsley Treptow and Brighton at the Warrenton Horse Show.

Skyland Farm riders spent a portion of their Labor Day weekend attending the annual Warrenton Horse Show in Warrenton, Virginia. This show, established in 1899, is one of the country’s oldest competitions, and its one-ring format is now a unique trait that creates an old-world feel as spectators sit in the covered grandstand or under the shade trees planted on the berm.

Elizabeth Wiley congratulates Marvalust for her stellar performance at Warrenton.
Lauren Giannini Photo

Elizabeth Wiley and her Thoroughbred gelding Marvalust began the Skyland Farm ribbon collection with their second-placed finish in the Back From The Track Hack as well as top ribbons in the Modified Children’s Adult Hunter division.

Ainsley Treptow and The Impressionist captured third place in the $5,000 Miller Toyota Warrenton Hunter Classic Saturday night.

In the Adult Amateur Hunters on Friday, Ainsley Treptow made her final appearance in the show ring before she relocates to London, England, for the next year. Her top performances included third-placed ribbons with Brighton and The Impressionist in the younger section, and she topped off her weekend with beautiful rounds aboard The Impressionist in the $5,000 Miller Toyota Hunter Classic where she picked up third place again and was the Best Amateur Rider.

Denice Perry and Mary Lea Treptow at Warrenton.

Welcome Escada


Skyland Farm congratulates David Bradley on his purchase of Escada, a 6-year-old Holsteiner-Hanoverian cross.

Escada enjoys a treat from Cameron.

A special thank-you to trainer Chad Keenum for this lovely mare!

Welcome Ironman


Denice and Roy Perry welcomed the bay Holsteiner colt Ironman to their stable on May 1. Ironman is by the Holsteiner stallion Copperman (Contender—Chanell) and out of the Holsteiner mare Cirena (Chamonix—Hella VII).

Denice and Roy own the sire and the dam, who both compete in the jumper sections with Denice. Copperman had successful outings in the 1.40m jumper sections this winter on the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival circuit in Florida, and Denice looks forward to their grand prix début later this spring.