Emma Pell and Ari 55 at the Pennsylvania National
The Skyland Farm team enjoyed a successful and fun East Coast Fall Indoor show season in October, with top ribbons from the Capital Challenge in Maryland to the Washington International in downtown D.C.
Emma Pell and Ari 55 made their presence known in the Children’s Jumpers throughout the circuit. A highlight was their fantastic double-clear performance and third-placed finish in the $10,000 NAL Children’s Jumper Final at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show.
Because Harrisburg and the USHJA Zone 3/WIHS Regional Horse Show in Maryland ran concurrently, trainer Denice Perry and assistant Chiara Carney had to split up training duties. While Denice was anxiously watching the live stream in Maryland, Chiara helped Emma take to the show ring in Harrisburg, where she and Ari were just one of four competitors to jump two perfect rounds.
Emma Pell and Ari 55
“Emma is a ‘Rock Star’ for sure,” said Leslie Kopp. “I watched her rounds live with Denice in Upper Marlboro at the WIHS show. Denice was coming out of her seat in excitement! We had a crowd cheering Emma on!! During the jump-off, when it was coming down to the wire and Emma was still in the lead, Denice could hardly watch. So much team work with the Skyland farm family. Congrats to Emma, her fabulous horse Ari and assistant trainer Chiara!”
Emma and Ari then traveled to the Washington International, where they once again jumped a clear first round to place fifth in the $10,000 WIHS Children’s Jumper Championship.
Mosie Pennington took two tricolors at the WIHS Regional Horse Show when she guided Yours Truly and Oh Good Night to the championship and reserve championship in the Short Stirrup Hunter section.
Mosie Pennington at the WIHS Regional Horse Show
Congratulations also to Leslie Kopp for earning great ribbons in the WIHS and Zone Adult Hunters and Jumpers aboard Griffin, Gone Country and Dolce Vita.
Skyland Farm riders and horses enjoyed a successful fall indoor show season in October, with a variety of accolades brought home to Middleburg, Virginia.
Emma Pell and Damingo
During the Washington International Horse Show Regional Horse Show and USHJA Zone 3 Finals, Skyland Farm earned three impressive tricolors in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
Emma Pell and Damingo starred in the Pre-Children’s Hunter Pony section, winning the championship with blue ribbons in both over fences classes and second place in the under saddle.
Joann Dana and The Impressionist impressed over fences in the Low Children’s/Adult Hunter section, taking a blue and the reserve championship.
Trainer Denice Perry guided her own young mare Chaufante to the reserve championship in the Baby Green Hunter section, with a blue over fences and second under saddle.
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!