June 2022 Newsletter

Hello!

Well, we made it through another school year!  Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate our high school graduate, Elisabeth Marek.  We wish her the best in this new phase of her life. 

A big welcome back to Lina Monty who is back for the summer.  Lina just finished her Freshman year at TCU.  I don’t know about Lina, but Petunia gained the Freshman fifteen!

A big welcome to Dana Malin and her horse Happier Than Ever aka Eli. 

Also, a big welcome to Hannah Cai and her pony Paddington aka Paddy.

If you have not already done so, please let us know what your camp/travel plans are for the summer.  It is important with the heat that your horse or pony is on an exercise program.  Unfit horses are more likely to stop sweating.  It is also important that they are not over fed in relation to their work schedule, especially during the heat of the summer.

If your child is planning on attending Pony Camp, please send them with drinks and a small snack. Remember drop off is at 7:45 am and pick up is at noon.  If you want your child to attend, but have not yet told us, just send us an e-mail to office@memorialparkhunters.com.

If your child is going to sleep-away camp and you would like them to get a letter/e-mail from the barn, send an e-mail to office@memorialparkhunters.com.  Tell us when your child will be attending camp, which camp they will be attending, and when.  Be sure to include the email address where the letter/e-mail should be sent.

We spent the first two weeks of May in Katy, Texas showing at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center. Here are the highlights.

Round Up:

Champions

18-inch Opportunity,  Major and MJ Maesta

Hopeful Hunter, RVF Hudson aka Hudson owned by Lauren Harrison and ridden by Caroline Molther

Short Stirrup Hunter, Tallulah aka Lulu and  Elle Wuertz

USHJA 2’-9” Hunters. Kasperato aka Kasper owned by Mary Elizabeth Sand and ridden by Caroline Molther

X-Rails, Major and MJ Maesta

Reserve Champions

Hopeful Hunters, Charmed aka Charm, owned by Lauren Harrison and ridden by Caroline Molther

USHJA 2’-6” Hunters, Cordoba Z aka Cinco owned by Julia Sand and ridden by Caroline Molther

Blue Ribbon Rounds

Adult Warm Up over Fences, Cordoba Z aka Blue owned by Julia Sand and ridden by Emma Roberts 

Children’s Hunter Pony over fences, Emmy Canterbury and Bada Bing Bada Blue aka Blue

Low Adult Hunter over fences, R Scho Stopper aka Flirty owned by Mindy Hildebrand and ridden by Jordan Fama

Low Children’s Hunter over fences, Eddison and Julia Sand.  It was two blues for Julia and Eddison as they also won the Low Children’s warm up.  Caroline Molther and Eddison also picked up a blue in the 2’-6” warm up.

Walk/Trot Poles, Eazy-E aka Eazy and Amelie Schaeffer

Younger Children’s Hunters over fences, Highmark aka Koko and Liston Johnson 

3’3” Performance,  Highmark owned by Liston Johnson and ridden by Caroline Molther

Notables

Liston Johnson and Caroline Molther both scored 85’s on Highmark aka Koko.  Liston’s 85 was in the Younger Children’s Hunters over fences.  Caroline’s 85 was in the 3’-3” Performance Hunters over fences

This was MJ Maestas and Major’s first time doing the X-rails and 18-inch opportunity.  They came away Champion in both divisions.

This was Elle Wuertz first time showing a horse.   Elle and Tallulah aka Lulu came away Champion, winning two of the four over fences and the under saddle.

Fiesta Classic:

Champions

Hopeful Hunter, RVF Hudson aka Hudson owned by Lauren Harrison and ridden by Caroline Molther

Low Adult Hunter, R Scho Stopper aka Flirty and Jordan Fama

USHJA 2’-9” Hunters,  Kasperato  aka Kasper owned by Mary Elizabeth Sand and ridden by Caroline Molther

Reserve Champion

18-inch Opportunity, Margot Evans and Buenos

Children’s Pony Hunter, Divide’s Freedom Spirit aka Spirit and Laura Carter

Low Adult Hunter, Charmed aka Charm and Lauren Harrison

Walk/Trot, Elizabeth Carter and Cool’s Candy Apple aka Candy

Blue Ribbons

A/O Hunter under Saddle, Amber Tribble and Folklore aka Archie

Children’s Hunter over Fences, Liston Johnson and Highmark

Children’s Pony Hunter over Fences, Bada Bling Bada Blue and Emmy Canterbury

Hopeful Hunter over Fences, Eddison owned by Julia Sand and ridden by Caroline Molther

Low Children’s Warm Up, Jumping Jack and Ellie Tapp

USHJA 2’ Hunter,  Friday Tellepsen Ring warm up, Major owned by MJ Maestas and ridden by Caroline Molther

Walk/Trot, Charon and Brittney Tribble

Notables

Did anyone notice that the Carter girl’s each came away with Reserve Champions in their perspective divisions?

MPH took the Low Adult Hunter Division by storm winning all four over fences classes.  Jordan Fama and R Scho Stopper aka Flirty won three of the four.  Lauren Harrison and Charmed aka Charm won the fourth class.  Nicely done ladies!

Liston Johnson and Highmark aka Koko won both Younger Children’s Hunter over Fences classes on Sunday.

How about the mother and daughter team of Brittany and Amber Tribble?  They each scored a win! 

MJ Maestas and Major moved out of the Opportunity ring into the Short Stirrup where they got a ribbon in every class.

If you want to go to any out-of-state shows this summer and you are not signed up, please call Patty asap to try and secure a stall for the shows you wish to attend.

As summer progresses, please remember to bring water to all your lessons.  The flip side of that is to remember to take your water bottles home with you or dispose of them in a trash can. 

Even with the hot weather, we expect you to dress neat.  Please make sure your shirt is tucked in and fits appropriately.  If your pants have belt loops you should be wearing a belt.  Hair should be neat and tied back.  ABSOLUTELY no bare mid drifts or sports bras.  

Have a safe and fun filled summer!

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