Monday, July 6, 2020

Culpeper Week #1

It was a hot first week at the Showday National Horse Show in Culpeper, Virginia! We're staying there for another week, so stay tuned for more results.
  • Charming & Dorli Burke: Champions in the 3'3" A/O Hunters
  • Chloe Fagan: Champion in the Maiden Equitation, and Reserve Champion in the Novice Equitation
  • Black Friday & Alyson Gurney: 1st in the High Adult Jumper Classic
  • Prince Royal & Katri Hunter: 7th in the High Adult Jumper Classic
  • The Winter Soldier & Mary McDaniel: 6th in the Low Adult Jumper Classic

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Last week in Venice!

Name the faces behind the masks!
The team is on their way home from Florida as we speak, so we wanted to share the results from this last week in Venice while everyone was still on the road. Next up is two weeks at Culpeper!

  • Laddy Boy & Lola Schumpert: 1st in the Low C/A Jumper Classic, and Reserve Champions in the Low C/A Jumper Division
  • Maverick & Kayla Mahmood: 2nd in the Low C/A Jumper Classic
  • I Dottori VD Richter & Mary Lisa Leffler: 2nd in the $5000 Jumper Challenge
  • Casilla & Mary Lisa Leffler: 3rd in the $5000 Jumper Challenge, and 3rd in the $25000 Grand Prix
  • Skywalker & Hannah Showell: 1st in the High C/A Jumper Classic, and Reserve Champions in the C/A Jumper Division
  • Makadi & Lily Pollin: 2nd in the High C/A Jumper Classic
  • Stardust & Ashley Foster: 2nd in the $5000 1.25M Prix
  • Carlot & Gen Cullen: 1st in the C/A Hunter Classic, and Champion in the Children's Hunter Division
  • Sienna & Reagan Williams: 2nd in the C/A Hunter Classic
  • Back in The Game & Ashley Foster: 1st in the Pre-Green Incentive, and Champion in the Green Hunter Division
  • Back in The Game & Hannah Showell: Champion in the Adult Amateur Hunter Division
  • Good Reason & Caitlyn Hill: 3rd in the Pony Hunter Derby
  • Incognito & Kirsten Pollin: Champion in the 3'3" A/O Hunter Division
  • Wyatt & Lily Pollin: Champion in the Junior Hunter Division
  • Augustino & Ann Scotton: Champion in the 2'6"/2'9" C/A Hunters, USHJA 2'9"/3' Hunters, and C/A Eq
  • Lex Seiden: 1st in the USEF Dover Medal, and 1st in the overall WIHS Medal
  • Caitlyn Hill: 3rd in the WIHS Pony Medal

Monday, June 22, 2020

Another week in Venice

The team is still in Venice for another week at the Camp Fox Lea Summer Show Series ... and the great results keep flowing in!

  • Back In The Game and Hannah Showell: Adult Amateur Hunter Champions
  • Laddy Boy and Lola Schumpert: Low C/A Jumper Champions
  • Skywalker and Hannah Showell: High C/A Jumper Champions
  • Maverick and Kayla Mahmood: 0.95M Jumper Reserve Champions
  • Carlot and Gen Cullen: Children's Equitation Champions, and 1st in the C/A Hunter Classic
  • Sienna and Reagan Williams: 3rd in the C/A Hunter Classic
  • Back In The Game and Ashley Foster: 2nd in the Pre-Green Incentive
  • Good Reason and Caitlyn Hill: 1st in the Pony Hunter Derby
  • Lex Seiden: 2nd in the USEF Medal, and 3rd in the USEF Medal
  • Caitlyn Hill: 3rd in the USEF Pony Medal
  • Stardust and Ashley Foster: 3rd in the Fox Lea Jumper Challenge, and 3rd in the $10,000 Jumper Stake
  • Casilla and Mary Lisa Leffler: 4th in the $10,000 Jumper Stake
  • I Dottori VD Richter and Mary Lisa Leffler: 7th in the $10,000 Jumper Stake
  • D.A. Vittoria and Lauren Rachuba: 8th in the C/A Jumper Classic
  • Maverick and Kayla Mahmood: 3rd in the Low C/A Jumper Classic
  • Laffan and Ari Harris: 5th in the Low C/A Jumper Classic
  • Roxy de Virton and Emmy Middleton: 6th in the Low C/A Jumper Classic
  • Laddy Boy and Lola Schumpert: 8th in the Low C/A Jumper Classic

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Results from Venice, Florida!

We're checking in with you from the Camp Fox Lea Summer Show Series in Venice, Florida where the team is taking advantage of some time in the sun and sand!


  • Back In The Game with Ashley Foster: Champion in the Green Hunter Division, and 1st in the Pre-Green Hunter Incentive
  • Back In The Game with Hannah Showell: Champion in the Adult Younger Division
  • Incognito with Kirsten Pollin: Champion in the A/O 3'3" Hunters, and 4th in the Jr/AO Hunter Classic
  • Augustino with Ashley Foster: Champion in the USHJA 2'9" Hunters 
  • Augustino with Ann Scotton: Reserve Champion in the 2'6" C/A Eq and 2'9" C/A Hunters
  • Stardust with Ashley Foster: Champion in the 1.25m Jumpers
  • Axtrex and Blair Miran: Champion in the Adult Equitation
  • Maverick and Kayla Mahmood: Reserve Champions in the .95m Jumpers
  • Wyatt and Lily Pollin: Reserve Champion in the Junior Hunter Division, and 2nd in the Jr/AO Hunter Classic
  • Skywalker and Hannah Showell: Reserve Champions in the High C/A Jumpers
  • Carlot and Gen Cullen: 2nd in the C/A Hunter Classic
  • Good Reason and Caitlyn Hill: 4th in the Pony Hunter Derby
  • Sienna and Reagan Williams: 4th in the C/A Hunter Classic
  • Makadi and Mary Lisa Leffler: 1st in the $1,000 Back to the Beach Welcome
  • Laddy Boy with Lola Pellicia: 2nd in the Low C/A Classic
  • Caitlyn Hill: 2nd in the WIHS Pony Equitation
  • Lex Seiden: 1st in the ASPCA Maclay, and 5th in the USEF Hunt Seat  Medal
  • Idottori VD Richter and Mary Lisa Leffler: 3rd in the $25,000 Grand Prix, 8th in the $5,000 Open Welcome
  • Casilla and Mary Lisa Leffler: 5th $25,000 Grand Prix

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Calling All Serious H/J Competitors And Their Horses!

If you are an ambitious hunter/jumper rider looking for a new place to achieve your riding goals and compete at some of the top shows along the east coast, Rolling Acres might be for you! Rolling Acres has a team of riders who regularly compete at rated shows from Vermont to Florida. Located in Brookeville, Maryland Rolling Acres has a few select openings for active competitors looking to take their riding to the next level and have fun while doing it!

Learn more about the team and the farm at: http://www.rollacresshowstables.com

Monday, May 18, 2020

Rolling Acres Show Stables Spotlight Series: Ashley

We are continuing our weekly spotlight series of our staff so everyone can get to know Team RASS! Today we are talking about the newest member of the team who has actually been here her entire life...Ashley Foster!
Ashley and Mizzentop

Ashley has ridden since she could walk but her earliest riding memory was competing her small pony Spongebob. She recalls making the decision to leave a stride out in a line and falling and breaking her collar bone. Ouch! That was obviously not a deterrent since she went on to win numerous championships in the pony, junior hunter, equitation, and jumper divisions throughout her junior years.  When asked what she felt her greatest accomplishment was as a junior rider she named two: winning her first Grand Prix on Indy and being Champion Junior Hunter at Capital Challenge, Washington, and the National show on Charade (both when she was only 16-years-old!). Although Ashley rode several horses and ponies throughout her junior career she has a soft spot for Charade. As a junior rider, Ashley was nervous just as most riders are. She explained that the best way for her to combat the nerves was to listen to music and carry that with her as she rode. (No particular song or genre of music, just whatever struck her that day).
Ashley and Nikita

After finishing her college career at Auburn University, Ashley graduated with a major in horticulture. While there, Ashley competed on the equestrian team for Auburn. A few of her NCEA accolades are: winning one National Title, one SEC title, and being All-American, MOP, and NCEA rider of the month several times! Ashley credits her team experience at Auburn with many life lessons learned.  As a junior rider, she explains that you are really just riding for yourself, but as a team rider you not only ride for your point but you help others on the team win their points too by maintaining motivation, support and friendship throughout.
After finishing college the most logical next step in life was to become an equestrian professional, but Ashley decided to compete as an amateur for a year so she could learn more about the business before making that decision.
Ashley and Sam Adams
As an adult rider, Daliante M has been her most trusted mount--Ashley says that she felt like she could jump anything on her! We asked Ashley what she thought she might do if she weren't a professional equestrian. She told us that she would probably work for a feed company or some sort of company that directly deals with horses...she can't imagine her life without horses!
Ashley and Daliante M

For her future plans Ashley strives to continue as a professional equestrian while learning all that she can. She has amazing mentors in her mom (Patty Foster) and Aunt (Mary Lisa Leffler). She told us that she wants to learn the best of both of them as a trainer, hunter, and jumper rider.

A couple of quick facts about Ashley you might not know:

  • Her favorite color is sky blue
  • Her favorite food is Mac & Cheese
  • She loves any music by Luke Combs
  • Her pet peeve is riders not working to their full potential and utilizing opportunities they have with the great animals they are riding.
  • Another cool fact...Ashley has jumped out of a plane before!!
We are so happy to have Ashley on team RASS as she continues her career and follows in her mom and aunt's footsteps!

Ashley and Gerona 92