|Kerrigan Baird & Mister Remington - Novice Champions|
So enough about the weather, on to the competition. There were 131 entries (which is about the most we can comfortable handle) hailing from KY, IN, MI, PA, NY, WV and of course OH. Many of the competitors who came for the championship divisions had never been to Stone Gate before. We hope they enjoyed themselves and will come back again even when we're not hosting the Championships.
|New Sail Boats - by Laura & Kevin|
|View of the Water jump from the Announcer's tower|
|View of the Show Jumping area and the back side of the Cross Country Course|
The biggest winner of the weekend undoubtedly was Sue Hines who won on three of her four horses and second on the fourth; finishing on her dressage score on all four horses! She won the Beginner Novice on
Jana Tuckerman's Taconite Mike, was second in Training B on Brigette Colloca's Shoshone. But the most impressive win(s) were in the Preliminary division when she tied for first with both Corporate Crash & Flying Four Shoes. Talk about being consistent ...not only did they have the same dressage score and clean jumping rounds but they had exactly the same time on both Cross Country AND Show Jumping!!! Unbelievable...good thing I had extra awards ;) Full results can be found at Start Box.
|Kyle keeping track of horses on course and the HAM Radio operators|
I hope you have enjoyed this report and if you have any pictures or stories to share we would love to hear from you. As always we just want people to come and enjoy our farm (we think it's kind of pretty) and all of our hard work. If we have done that, and no one gets hurt, we consider that a successful event. Many thanks to all of the volunteers and to the competitors who chose to come to SGF and of course to the horses who allow us to pursue such a fabulous sport!