Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Maryland Horse & Pony Show Recap


The RASS crew headed down to the Virginia Horse Center for the Maryland Horse & Pony Show. The weekend finished with our own Patty Foster winning the Jack Stedding Memorial Trophy. This trophy was donated by the Schindler Family to the Maryland Horse and Pony show in his honor to a deserving trainer who exemplifies what Jack Stedding stood for:
- Horsemanship
- Showmanship
- Success in the show ring
- And always working to strengthen the show hunter industry

Now onto the competition results ...
  • Classic & Mary Lisa Leffler: Champions in the Green 3'6" Hunter Division
  • Charming & Dorli Burke: Champions in the A/O 3'6" Division
  • Classic & Dorli Burke: Reserve Champions in the A/O 3'6" Division
  • Sansiro Z & Mary Lisa Leffler: Reserve Champions in the Baby Green Hunter Division
  • Incognito & Kirsten Pollin: Reserve Champions in the A/O 3'3" Older Hunter Division
  • Wyatt & Lily Pollin: 3rd in the Junior Hunter Classic
  • Augustino & Ann Scotton: 3rd in the Pre-Adult Hunter Classic
Sansiro Z & Mary Lisa

  • Alexis Seiden: 5th in the ASPCA Maclay, 2nd in the MHSA Horse Medal, and 7th in the Gittings Medal
  • Skywalker & Hannah Showell: Champions in the Low Jr/AO Jumper Division, and 3rd in the Classic
  • Laddy Boy & Lola Schumpert: Champions in the Low C/A Jumper Division, and 1st in the Classic
  • Stardust & Ashley Foster: 5th in the $5,000 Open Welcome Stake 
  • Roxy de Virton & Reagan Williams: 7th in the Low C/A Jumper Classic
  • Bengt & Lauren Rachuba: 10th in the High C/A Jumper Classic
Classic & Mary Lisa


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Quentin Fall Festival Recap

Incognito & Kirsten

The RASS team was back at Swan Lake for another week of showing, this time for the Quentin Fall Festival. The weather was a mix of hot and humid, and cold and rainy, but everyone adapted and had a great week!

  • I Dottori VD Richter & Mary Lisa Leffler: 1st the $15,000 Quentin Fall Prix, and 9th in the Open Welcome
  • Stardust & Ashley Foster: 2nd in the $15,000 Quentin Fall Prix, and 2nd in the Open Welcome
  • Laddy Boy & Lola Schumpert: 1st in the Low C/A Jumper Classic, and Reserve Champions in the Low Children's Jumper Division
  • Black Friday & Alyson Gurney: 1st in the High Adult Jumper Classic, and Reserve Champions in the High Adult Jumper Division
  • Skywalker & Hannah Showell: 2nd in the Low Jr/Am Jumper Classic, and Reserve Champions in the Low Jr/Am Jumper Division
  • The Winter Soldier & Reagan Williams: 4th in the Low C/A Jumper Classic
  • Contador & Jen Mehalko: 4th in the High Adult Jumper Classic
  • Prince Royal & Katri Hunter: 7th in the High Adult Jumper Classic
  • Captiol II & Bari Friedman: 7th in the Low Jr/Am Jumper Classic
  • Con Sordino & Ari Harris: 8th in the Low C/A Jumper Classic
  • Bengt & Lauren Rachuba: 9th in the High Adult Jumper Classic
Black Friday & Alyson

  • Sienna & Reagan Williams: 1st in the Children's Hunter Classic, and Champions in the Older Children's Hunter Division
  • Incognito & Mary Lisa Leffler: Champions in the 3'3" Performance Hunter Division
  • Back In The Game & Ashley Foster: 2nd in the Pre-Green Incentive, and Champions in the Green 3'3" Hunter Division
  • Incognito & Kirsten Pollin: 4th in the A/O Hunter Classic, and Champions in the A/O 3'3" Hunter Older Division
  • According II You (formerly Tribecca) & Ashley Foster: USHJA 2'3" Hunter Champions
  • Sansiro Z & Charlotte Williams: USHJA 2'3" Hunter Reserve Champions
  • Good Reason & Caitlyn Hill: 9th in the Pony Hunter Classic, and 12th in the Swan Lake 2'6" Hunter Derby
  • Twenty Twenty & Connie McRill: 10th the in the Swan Lake 2'6" Hunter Derby
Skywalker & Hannah



Monday, August 24, 2020

Swan Lake Summer Classic Recap

Ann, Caitlyn & Connie
The RASS team was back in Littlestown, Pennsylvania for the first of two weeks of showing. This week was the Swan Lake Summer Classic, and we had quite a big group competing. Stay tuned for next week's results from the Quentin Fall Classic. 

  • Augustino & Ann Scotton: 1st in the Swan Lake 2'/2'6" Hunter Derby, and Champions in the Pre-Adult Hunter Division
  • Good Reason & Caitlyn Hill: 2nd in the Swan Lake 2'/2'6" Hunter Derby
  • Twenty Twenty & Connie McRill: 4th in the Swan Lake 2'/2'6" Hunter Derby
  • I Dottori VD Richter & Mary Lisa Leffler: 4th in the $7,500 Mini Prix, and 5th in the Open Jumper Stake
  • Skywalker & Hannah Showell: 6th in the $7,500 Mini Prix
  • Capitol II & Bari Friedman: 7th in the $7,500 Mini Prix, and 7th in the Open Jumper Stake
  • Casilla & Mary Lisa Leffler: 2nd in the Open Jumper Stake
  • Prince Royal & Katri Hunter: 3rd in the High C/A Jumper Classic
  • Contador & Jen Mehalko: 4th in the High C/A Jumper Classic
  • C'est Le Vie & Jen Mehalko: 5th in the High C/A Jumper Classic
  • Kilkenny Aragorn & Amy Donahue: 4th in the Low C/A Jumper Classic, and Reserve Champions in the Low Adult Jumpers
  • Maverick & Kayla Mahmood: 5th in the Low C/A Jumper Classic, and Reserve Champions in the Low Children's Jumpers
McGwire & Deeley Middleton

  • Classic & Mary Lisa Leffler: Champions in the Green Hunter Division
  • Classic & Dorli Burke: Champions in the A/O Hunter Division
  • Charming & Dorli Burke: Reserve Champions in the A/O Hunter Division
  • Tribecca & Ashley Foster: Champions in the USHJA 2'3" Hunters
  • Sansiro Z & Mary Lisa Leffler: Champions in the Baby Green Hunter Division
  • Sansiro Z & Charlotte Williams: Reserve Champions in the USHJA 2'3" Hunter Division
  • Pendleton & Georgia Fish: Reserve Champions in the A/A Hunter Younger Division
  • Intrepid & Elle Hogan: 3rd in the Jr Hunter Classic, and Reserve Champions in the Jr. Hunter 3'3" Division
  • Wyatt & Lily Pollin: 4th in the Jr. Hunter Classic
  • Sienna & Reagan Williams: 3rd in the C/A Hunter Classic
  • McGwire & Deeley Middleton: Champions in the Modified Hunter Division

Monday, August 10, 2020

Lexington National Recap and more

Lola & Laddy Boy
Lola & Laddy Boy
 The RASS team drove down to the Virginia Horse Center for the Lexington National Horse show last week. The weather was much cooler than previous weeks, and the horses (and riders) all enjoyed the week in the Virginia mountains.

  • Patty Foster: High Point Trainer thanks to Dorli Burke's Classic 
  • Classic, owned by Dorli Burke: High Point Horse
  • Dorli Burke: Best Amateur Rider
  • Lex Seiden: 3rd in the VHSA Flat Finals, 2nd in the VHSA Hunter Finals, and 2nd in the AYR Finals
  • Stardust & Ashley Foster: 6th in the Open Welcome, and 5th in the $10,000 Open Prix
  • I Dottori VD Richter & Mary Lisa Leffler: 12th in the Open Welcome, and 6th in the $10,000 Open Prix
  • Casilla & Mary Lisa Leffler: 10th in the Open Welcome, and 7th in the $10,000 Open Prix
  • Laddy Boy & Lola Schumpert: Champions in the Low C/A Jumper Division, and 1st in the Low Child Classic
  • Bengt & Lauren Rachuba: Champions in the High C/A Jumper Division, and 1st in the High C/A Jumper Classic
  • Black Friday & Alyson Gurney: Reserve Champions in the High C/A Jumper Division, and 2nd in the High C/A Jumper Classic
  • Skywalker & Hannah Showell: Champions in the Low Jr/Am Jumper Division, and 1st in the Low Jr/Am Jumper Classic
  • Makadi & Lily Pollin: Reserve Champion in the High Children's Division, and 7th in the High C/A Jumper Classic
  • Roxy de Virton & Emmy Middleton: 6th in the Low Adult Classic
  • ConSordino & Ari Harris: 7th in the Low Adult Classic
  • Classic & Dorli Burke: Champions in the A/O Hunter Division
    Lauren & Bengt
  • McGwire & Deeley Middleton: Champions in the Pre-Adult Hunter Division
  • Classic & Mary Lisa Leffler: Reserve Champions in the Green Hunter 3'6"/3'9" Division 
  • Intrepid & Elle Hogan: 3rd in the Jr. Hunter 3'3" Classic
  • Incognito & Kirsten Pollin: Reserve Champion in the A/O 3'3" Older Hunter Division
  • Wyatt & Lily Pollin: 4th in the Jr. Hunter 3'3" Classic
  • Valhora & Hannah Showell: Reserve Champions in the A/A Younger Division
  • Good Reason & Caitlyn Hill: 5th in the Pony Hunter Classic
  • Carlot & Gen Cullen: 3rd in the Children's Hunter Classic, and Reserve Champion in the Children's Hunter Older Division
  • Sienna & Reagan Williams: 6th in the Children's Hunter Classic
  • Sansiro Z & Mary Lisa Leffler: Reserve Champions in the Baby Green Division
  • Lex Seiden: 2nd in the WIHS Overall standings, and 2nd in the Gittings
Ann & Augustino

Deeley & McGwire

Dorli & Classic

Lex Seiden, Mary Lisa Leffler, AC Smith & Contasia

Hanna & Valhora

We also received news that our team received some circuit awards from the Camp Lea Farm Summer Circuit in Venice, Florida earlier this summer ...
  • Back In The Game & Hannah Showell: Champions in the Adult Hunter Division
  • Back In The Game & Ashley Foster: Champions in the Green Hunter 3'3" Division
  • Carlot & Gen Cullen: Champions in the Children's Hunter Division
  • Sienna & Reagan Williams: Reserve Champions in the Children's Hunter Division
  • Augustino & Ann Scotton: 2'6"/2'9" C/A Hunters and the 2'6" C/A Equitation


Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Mason-Dixon Classic Results

We once again headed north to Swan Lake Stables for the Mason-Dixon Classic. Everyone did so well, especially considering the heat! We got home on Sunday evening and are gearing up for our next adventure ... stay tuned!

  • Back In The Game & Ashley Foster: 3rd in the National Hunter Derby
  • Carlot & Mary Lisa Leffler: 5th in the the National Hunter Derby
  • Augustino & Ann Scotton: 9th in the 2'6" Hunter Derby
  • TwentyTwenty & Connie Mcrill: 11th in the 2'6" Hunter Deby
  • Good Reason & Caitlyn Hill: 3rd in the Pony Hunter Classic, and Reserve Champions in the Pony Hunter Division
  • Stardust & Ashley Foster: 2nd in the $15,000 Mini Prix, and 8th in the Open Welcome
  • I Dottori VD Richter & Mary Lisa Leffler: 4th in the $15,000 Mini Prix, and 6th in tthe Open Welcome
  • Cassilla & Mary Lisa Leffler: 12th in the $15,000 Mini Prix, and 4th in the Open Welcome
  • Black Friday & Alyson Guney: 1st in the High C/A Jumper Classic, and Champions in the High Adult Jumper Division
  • Prince Royal & Katri Hunter: 2nd in the High C/A Jumper Classic
  • Penelope & Cate Black: 8th in the High C/A Jumper Classic
  • Bengt & Lauren Rachuba: 3rd in the Low C/A Jumper Classic, and Champions in the Low Adult Jumper Classic
  • Contador & Jen Mehalko: 5th in the Low C/A Jumper Classic
  • Con Sordino & Ari Harris: 8th in the Low C/A Jumper Classic
  • Maverick & Kayla Mahmood: 12th in the Low C/A Jumper Classic
  • Skywalker & Hannah Showell: 2nd in the Low Jr/Am Classic, and Reserve Champions in the Low Jr/Am Division
  • Carlot & Gen Cullen: Champions in the Older Children's Hunter Division
  • Augustino & Ashley Foster: Champions in the Baby Green Division

Monday, July 20, 2020

Mid Summer Stroller Results

Skywalker & Hannah Showell
The team was up at Swan Lake Stables--one of our more local show venues--this past week for their Mid Summer Stroller. It was another hot week, but everyone brought their 'A' game and brought home some super results.
  • Maverick & Kayla Mahmood: 1st in the Low C/A Jumper Classic, and Reserve Champions in the Low C/A Jumpers
  • Roxy du Virton & Emmy Middleton: 7th in the Low C/A Jumper Classic
  • I Dottori VD Richter & Mary Lisa Leffler: 2nd in the Open Welcome, and 1st in the $15,000 Mini Prix
  • Stardust & Ashley Foster: 5th in the $15,000 Mini Prix, and 1st in the Open Welcome
  • Casilla & Mary Lisa Leffler: 8th in the $15,000 Mini Prix
  • Skywalker & Hannah Showell: 1st in the Low Jr/Am Jumper Classic, and Champions in the Low Jr/Am Jumpers
  • Capitol II & Bari Friedman: 2nd in the Low Jr/Am Jumper Classic

Good Reason & Caitlyn Hill
  • Good Reason & Caitlyn Hill: 1st the Pony Hunter Classic, and Champions in the Large Pony Hunters
  • Carlot & Gen Cullen: 2nd in the Children's Hunter Classic, and Champions in the Older Children's Hunters
  • Augustino & Ann Scotton: 3rd in the Bit o Straw Classic
  • Augustino & Ashley Foster: 1st in the Swan Lake 2'/2'6" Hunter Derby, and Champions in the Baby Green Hunter Division
  • Back In The Game & Ashley Foster: 1st in the Pre-Green Incentive, and Champion in the Green 3'3"/3'6" Hunters
  • Back In The Game & Hannah Showell: Champions in the Adult Amateur Younger Division

  • Lex Seiden: 1st in the WIHS Jumper phase, 2nd in the USEF Talent Search, and 2nd in the Gittings Medal
  • Caitlyn Hill: 1st in the MHSA Medal on Ponies
I Dottori VD Richter & Mary Lisa Leffler

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Cavalier Classic Results

Another week at Culpeper has come and gone, this time for the Cavalier Classic. Everyone survived the heat well, and it's nice to get back into the swing of things with our traveling shows.

Classic & Dorli Burke
  • Classic & Mary Lisa Leffler: Reserve Champions in the Performance 3'3"/3'6" Hunters
  • Classic & Dorli Burke: Reserve Champions in the A/O 3'3"/3'6" Hunters
  • Pura Vida & Mary McDaniel: Adult Hunter Younger Reserve Champions
  • Sienna & Regan Williams: Champions in the Older Children's Hunters; and 1st in the Children's Hunter Classic
  • Carlot & Gen Cullen: Reserve Champions in the Older Children's Hunters; and 7th in the Children's Hunter Classic
  • Good Reason & Caitlyn Hill: Schooling Pony Hunter Champions; and 4th in the Pony Hunter Classic
  • Sansiro Z & Mary Lisa Leffler: Reserve Champions in the Training Hunter Division
Roxy du Virton & Emmy Middleton
  • Stardust & Ashley Foster: 3rd in the $20,000 Open Prix; 9th in the $10,000 Open Prix; and 4th in the $5,000 Open
  • Casilla & Mary Lisa Leffler: 5th in the $5,000 Open Welcome
  • Roxy du Virton & Emmy Middleton: 3rd in the C/A Low Jumper Classic
  • Laddy Boy & Lola Schumpert: 5th in the C/A Low Jumper Classic
  • Lex Seiden: 3rd in the WIHS Jumper Phase; 3rd in the Gittings Medal; 5th in the VHSA flat; and 2nd in the MHSA Hunt Seat Medal
Stardust & Ashley Foster
Good Reason & Caitlyn Hill