March 2022 Newsletter

Hard to believe that in less than two weeks spring break will begin!  Please let us know when you will be out of town so we can keep your horses and ponies fit and healthy while you are on vacation.

I want to thank everyone for making the Winter Series in Katy, Texas so successful.  MPH could not have been so successful without our clients working as a team both at home and at the competition.  A big thank you to Caroline and Katherine for keeping the show and home front running so smoothly.  Last, but certainly not least, thank you to Al and his guys who keep our horses happy and healthy even when it is freezing!

 Here are some of the highlights of the Winter Series.

Week 1:

Champions

Cordoba Z and Julia Sand, Low Children’s Hunters  Julia and Cinco also won the Modified Children’s Equitation on the Flat

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

Tallula aka Luluh and Marisol Hess, Limit Hunter Champion Lulu and Marisol won six out of their seven classes this weekend

Reserve Champions

Bada Bing Bada Blue and Emmy Canterbury, Children’s Hunter Pony.  Did you notice we were Champion and Reserve in the Children’s Pony Hunters?

Chrisma and Cheryl Lawrence, Walk/Trot

Grafton and Caroline Molther, 3’ USHJA Hunter.  Grafton is owned by Liston Johnson.

Pinto Bean and Emma Roberts, 1.20-/1.30-meter JR/AM Jumper.  Spot and Emma were also second in their Classic.

RVF Hudson and Caroline Molther, 3’-3” Performance Hunter.  Hudson was also fifth in the Junior Hunter Classic with his owner, Sloane Wallace.

UpCountry Bettie and Sloane Wallace, Weekend Jumper.  This was the first time Sloane did the jumpers!

Classic Winner

Liston Johnson was first on her mom’s Brazos and second on Courtney Baggett’s Highmark aka Koko in the Children’s Hunter Classic.  This was Liston’s first time in the Children’s!

Blue Ribbon Winners

Brazos and Liston Johnson, Children’s Equitation over Fence.

Buenos and Margot Evans, X-rails

Dressed Up and Julia Sands, Weekend Hunter under Saddle.  Julia won all three of her flat classes this weekend.

Lille Lynn and Emory Wuertz, Opportunity Walk

Week 2:

Champions

Chrisma and Cheryl Lawrence, Walk.

Fiddlesticks aka Pogo and MJ Maestas, Walk.  The pair also won two pole classes.

Lillie Lynn aka Lillie and Emory Wuertz, Walk/Trot.

Reserve Champion

Last Man aka Kash and Elisabeth Marek, Junior Equitation 14-17.  The duo also won the 3’-3” Jumping Seat Medal.

Blue Ribbon Winners

Buenos and Margot Evans, X-Rail.

Charmed aka Charm and Lauren Johnson, Low  Adult Hunter under Saddle.

Grafton (owner Liston Johnson) and Caroline Molther, 3’-3” Schooling Hunter

Week 3:

Champion

RVF Hudson aka Hudson and Sloane Wallace, 3’-3” Younger Large Junior Hunter.

Brazos and Liston Johnson, Younger Children’s Hunters. They won both over fences classes on Saturday.

Reserve Champion

Highmark aka Koko and Liston Johnson, Younger Children Hunter.  Koko and Liston won both their over fences classes on Sunday.  Did anyone notice that Liston won all the over fences classes in her division between Brazos and Koko?!

Last Man aka Kash and Elisabeth Marek, 15-17 Junior Equitation.  They also won the WIHS Hunter phase with a score of 84.

Blue Ribbon Winners

Jumping Jack aka JJ and Ellie Tapp won the Limit Equitation over Fences and on the Flat along with a Limit Hunter over Fences.

Eddison and Julia Sands won the ESI Friday Warm Up.  This was Julia’s first time showing Eddison.

Week 4:

Champion

Eddison (owned by Julia Sand) and Caroline Molther, 2’-6” USHJA Hunter.

Reserve

Cordoba Z aka Cinco (owned by Julia Sand) and Caroline Molther, 2’-6” USHJA Hunter.  Cinco and Eddison also had a one-two finish in the under saddle with Cinco taking the win and Eddison coming in second.

Blue Ribbons

Banana Split (owed by Annabel Grefe) and Sky Bandini-Gondron, 2’-3” USHJA Hunter.

Brazos (owned by Victoria Johnson) and Caroline Molther, 2’-9” USHJA Hunter.

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

Highmark aka Koko (owned by Courtney Baggett) and Caroline Molther, 2’-9” USHJA Hunter.

Kasperato (owned by Mary Elisabeth Sand) and Caroline Molther, 3’ USHJA Hunter over fences.

Last Man and Elisabeth Marek, NHS/Hamel 3’-3” Medal.

Along with horse showing, we did a bit of shopping while in Katy.  Congratulations to our clients and their new partners!

Congratulations to Sloane Wallace on the purchase of Bouvier Trinity aka Bo.  Look for Sloane in the jumper ring!

Congratulations to Marisol Hess on the purchase of Sambha aka Lego. 

Congratulations to MJ Maestas on the purchase of Major Sassafras!

Congratulations to Julia Sand on the purchase of Eddison!

Congratulations are also in order for the new pairing of Ellie Tapp and Jumping Jack aka JJ.

We also did some selling in Katy!

Congratulations to Liston Johnson on the sale of Grafton.

Congratulations to  Julia Sand on the sale of Dressed Up aka Bella.

Next up is the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show.  If you have not told us of your intention to show at Pin Oak, please do so asap.  This show sells out of stalls early.  If you are interested in getting a table or sponsorship in support of Texas Children’s, please contact me.

Please start thinking about your summer plans.  We will be showing in Kentucky for two weeks in June.  In July and the first week of August, we will be showing in Michigan. If you need more information, please contact me.

Dr Emory, our chiropractor, will be working on our horses March 28 and 29.  No lessons should be affected by his visit.

Here are two interesting facts about me!   First, March is my birthday month. Second, I am an avid reader.  Why bring this up?  Well, I have bought the barn a present in honor of my birthday!  Look for our new Lending Library!  Please feel free to leave new and gently used books in our new library.  They can be hard cover or paperbacks, fiction or non-fiction, children’s, young adult, or adult books.  Let’s share our reading fun!

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