Stonehouse Stables held its 2016 Winter Show Series Awards Banquet on March 19th at the Colonial Heritage Club. In addition to Division winters, special awards for the season went to Christopher Snyder (My Pal Al Sportsmanship Award), Farnley Good Samaritan (Surf-N-Sands Perpetual Horsemanship Award), Rachael Siegel (Most Improved Child Rider), Jennifer Cohen (Most Improved Adult Rider), as well as Diane Marcotte (Most Supportive Parent) and Buddy Janovsky (Horse Show Dad of the Year). Equitation Divisions and Classes are judged on the performance of the rider. Winners in these divisions were: Pre-Short Stirrup Equitation - Ainsley Lang Champion, Emerson Davis Reserve Champion, Abbi Worley 3rd and Victoria Janovsky 4th; Short Stirrup Equitation - Maggie Watson Champion, Margaret Henderson Reserve Champion, Isabella Janovsky 3rd, Emily Francis 4th; Beginner Equitation - Hailee Roberts Champion, Bonnie Kimrey Reserve Champion, Audrey Snyder 3rd, Kayla Crawley 4th; Stonehouse Stables Equitation - Logan Bishop Champion, Ashley Roberson Reserve Champion, Alyson Haynes-Traver 3rd, Abigail Best 4th; Stonehouse Stables Equitation on the Flat - Abigail Best Champion, Olivia Batten Reserve Champion, Allie Marcotte 3rd, Alyson Haynes-Traver 4th; Novice Equitation - Gwyneth Martin Champion, Kate Keller Reserve Champion, Olivia Batten 3rd, Haley Roberts 4th; and Student Equitation - Stacey Schneider Champion, Mya Manns Reserve Champion, Le Ann Marsh 3rd, Abigail Brown 4th. Hunter Divisions are judged on the performance of the horse. Winners in these divisions (riding School horses unless otherwise specified) were: Beginner Hunter Pleasure - Dru Hanson Champion, Emily Francis Reserve Champion, Olivia Lappas 3rd, Mandalay Bay (owned and ridden by Laura Rodriguez) 4th; Novice Hunter Pleasure - Be My Romeo, owned and ridden by Audrey Snyder Champion, Hailee Roberts Reserve Champion, Junior Goodbar, owned by Margie Cunningham and ridden by Kayla Crawley 3rd, Trip Peters 4th; Working Hunter - Cactus Pete (owned by LuAnn Homza and ridden by Karen Hogue) Champion, Hangtime (ridden by Logan Bishop) Reserve Champion, In My Pocket (owned by Abigail Best and ridden by Olivia Batten) 3rd, Milestone (owned by Stacey Schneider and ridden by Tara Best) 4th; Stonehouse Stables Hunter Pleasure - The Happy Camper (owned and ridden by Allie Marcotte) Champion, In My Pocket (owned by Abigail Best and ridden by Oliva Batten) Reserve Champion, Cactus Pete (owned and ridden by LuAnn Homza) 3rd, Milestone (owned and ridden by Stacey Schneider) 4th; Children's/Adult Amateur Hunter - Nordic Blast (owned and ridden by Jennifer Cohen) Champion, Cactus Pete (owned and ridden by LuAnn Homza) Reserve Champion, In My Pocket (owned by Abigail Best and ridden by Oliva Batten) 3rd, and Ashgrove (owned and ridden by Kate Keller) 4th. The Stonehouse Stables Winter Series is designed to acclimate riders and horses to showing at very beginner to advanced levels and to prepare more experienced riders and horses for the regular horse show season of competition from local to national levels.
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