Horse Show Review
We took eight horses to the
Southern States Regional Championship Morgan Horse Show
in Raleigh, NC, and came home with four championships,
three reserve championships and seven blue ribbons. We
also enjoyed the show’s well known southern hospitality.
In less than 24 hours after arriving home from Raleigh, we put five different horses on the van and headed to the 121st Devon Horse Show and Country Fair in Devon, PA. This historic show is the longest running and the largest all-breed outdoor show in the country. We took four Morgans and one Saddlebred, and came home with two championships, and one blue ribbon.
Linda Brewer realized a dream with Centaurus Rising when they won the Open Pleasure Driving Championship. “After being a spectator for years,” Linda said, “I wanted to be an exhibitor so I could have a photograph of me showing in the Dixon Oval. And I ended up getting my photograph taken in the winner’s circle.
Linda Brewer's outfit
was almost as big of a hit as her geldings' performance
at Devon. Combining team work, they captured the Open
Pleasure Driving Championship. (Photo by Doug Shiflet)
Linda Brewer's outfit was almost as big of a hit as her geldings' performance at Devon. Combining team work, they captured the Open Pleasure Driving Championship. (Photo by Doug Shiflet)
“Showing both nights under the lights, with a cool breeze, ‘Fuzz’ was full of himself in front of the large crowd. Their cheering was so loud I couldn’t even hear Dwayne and Mike when I drove by them. It was such a gratifying experience.”
Mike gave MIZ Saturn Star an
incredible ride to win the Open English Pleasure
Championship. In an interview with press as he rode back
to the barn, Mike said, “"Miz Saturn Star is 14. She's
gone to our world championships for eight years and
she's won a qualifier for a world championship every
year for eight years. This is her last year. She's going
to be bred this year and retire.”
MIZ Saturn Star won the
Open English Pleasure Championship, ridden by Mike
Goebig for owner Kim Germ-Cramer.
MIZ Saturn Star won the Open English Pleasure Championship, ridden by Mike Goebig for owner Kim Germ-Cramer.
(Photo courtesy of
Saddle Horse Report)
(Photo courtesy of Saddle Horse Report)
Mike went on to tell about the last time he showed at Devon, “"I showed here in 1954 in lead line, and this is my first time back in the ring since then. I've put amateurs in the ring and our Morgans won last year here, but this is the first time that I've gotten to compete with them here. We had three here tonight. It's a great win - very big."
Allyson Wandtke was in the winner’s circle of the Dixon Oval on her mother’s mare, CN Timeless Masterpiece. ‘Surprise’ won the Ladies Open English Pleasure class.
Whenever at Devon, we all enjoy the country fair food and shopping. It’s also fun to watch many of the top competitors in the country show in other divisions.
Sharon Picus captured this candid of Allyson Wandtke with Mike and Dwayne and Kim Germ-Cramer at Devon.
Congratulations to one of our equine therapists, Andrea Campbell Allen and her husband Greg, on the birth of their daughter, Layla Leigh Allen. She was born on June 4th and weighed 6.3 oz, and was 18 ½ inches long.
Holly Johnson welcomed a bay filly by Astronomicallee and out of her Ladies Classic Pleasure Saddle Champion Prada. She has given the filly the barn name of Tory.
Cindy Nord has two foals at MeadowRidge Farm. Love Her Madly had a brown colt by CBMF Restless, and her first daughter, CN Timeless Masterpiece, also had a brown colt, but he is by The Master’s Touch.
Rebecca Rodlin, Equine Manager at Bill Haines’ Ledyard Farms, shared information about this year’s foal crop.
Astronomicallee sired a bay colt out of Mendon Belle Amie and a bay filly out of Rare Piece; Graycliff Tony sired three bay fillies whose dams are Ledyard’s Tiger Lilly, LPS Endless Love and LPS Out of Bonds; and Man In Black sired two bay fillies, one bay colt, one black colt and one chestnut colt, and they are out of Ledyard Unique Monique, CBMF Immortal Belle, CBMF Who’s That Girl, Crying Out Loud and Dutch-Mor’s Joy.
News from the Broadmoor Gang
Congratulations to Dwayne upon receiving his 20-year licensed official pin from USEF.
During this month’s Jane Bennett Boot Camp, we celebrated Pat Dills’ birthday on Friday night at Curious Goods at the Bake Oven Inn. Chef Mark outdid himself with a scrumptious birthday cake. In between lessons, there was lots of discussion about upcoming shows.
Whenever Mike Goebig and Jane Bennett get together to watch a live feed from a horse show, you can always count on an animated discussion.
(Photo by Dwayne Knowles)
During the Jane Bennett Boot Camp, we celebrated Pat Dills' birthday. (Photo by Sharon Picus)
This weekend we’re off to the Syracuse International Horse Show in Syracuse, NY, with 12. Hope to see you there.
2017 Show Schedule
June 29-July 2 Syracuse International-Syracuse, NY
July 26-30 New England-Northampton, MA