CONGRATS to all riders and their noble steeds!!! Hard work and determination pays off!! Hats off to: Olivia Kent; Grand Champion. Chantae Smith; Reserve Champion. Chase Gatchell; Grand Champion. Melanie Bassett Lomaglio; Reserve Champion.
CONGRATS to Olivia Kent on ”Run with Heart” who earned Grand Champion!
CONGRATS to Chantae Smith on ” I Made you Look” who earned Grand Champion in Green Hunter.
CONGRATS to Ella on “My Gucci Money” who earned Reserve Champion in Green Rider.
CONGRATS to Chase Gatchell on “Whiskey” who earned 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place!
CONGRATS to Ella on “14 Karat Gold” who earned a 3rd, 4th, and 5th place at her very first show!
Both Ace and Mickey have made 2 major accomplishments with trailer loading improvements and having riders on their backs in the saddle on the lunge line! What an awesome job these ponies are doing with the amazing training given from a group of the SSF girls! All their hard work and dedication is paying off!!
Both father (“Ace”) & son (“Mickey”) are achieving many new important parts of horsemanship being taught by the group of participating girls of SSF. Both ponies have been put through all types of desensitizing (which helps them gain trust and confidence and to be less fearful of numerous unfamiliar objects and obstacles), going through numerous driving sessions (which in turn will pave the way for them to understand and give into pressure and release once the rider uses reins in the future when in the saddle), and learning weight distribution when a rider is on them, and are in the process of getting saddle broke! Both “Ace” & “Mickey” had major breakthroughs with accepting a rider on top of them, even at a walk! How about a round of applause for all these amazing things the SSF girls are teaching them and for how awesome these once “wild” ponies are now becoming domesticated! STAY TUNED for much more to come!