Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Some Results from New York

The results are in!!!

Allison Bergmeyer was 6th in the younger large junior hack yesterday at the Finals and Annie Friedman was 10th Overall in the Small Junior Hunters! Way to go ladies!

Also here are some photos thanks to Sheryl Sutherby and one we snagged from Sybil Greene’s Facebook page. Thanks!!
Allison Bergmeyer 

 Allison Bergmeyer & McGwire

 Alyson Gurney & The Golden Compass 


Annie Friedman & Now How Z 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

US Junior Hunter National Championship at Saugerties

Currently, some of the Rolling Acres riders are also competing at the US Junior Hunter National Championships, in Saugerties, NY.  Annie Friedman, Alyson Bergmeyer, Ashley Foster, Alyson Gurney, and Hannah Showell are all competing. What makes the Junior Championships so special, is that this doesn’t run like a typical show format.

In order to be eligible to compete, a horse must win a Championship or Reserve Championship in an "A" Rated Junior Hunter Division between July 2 and July 1 and/or be in the top 10 in their zone in any of the four Junior Hunter sections as of July 1 of the current competition year.
The horse must be recorded with the Federation and registered with USHJA at the time of the win for the Championship or Reserve Championship to count. The owner of record of the horse must be a member in good standing of the Federation, i.e.; horses must be shown in accordance with GR1102 and GR1108 in order to be eligible to qualify.

There are three phases to the competition, Under Saddle, Handy Hunter and a Classic Round.  The Under Saddle phase counts for 20% of their total score. The girls will have to do the following based on the regulations: “To be shown at a walk, trot, and canter both ways of the Ring. Horses are to hand gallop one direction, halt and back. Light contact with the horse's mouth is required. Judged on performance and soundness. Manners and suitability shall be emphasized.”

Next is the Handy Hunter phase which counts for 40% of their total score. Obstacles should simulate those found in trappy hunt country. The course must have at least two changes of direction and at least one combination. Horses are required to trot over one fence on the course, may be asked to lead over one obstacle or open a gate while mounted. Emphasis should be placed on turns and promptness.

Last is the Classic Round which also counts for 40% of their final score. The course must maintain at least ten obstacles, have two changes of direction and have at least one combination. There shall be one single oxer on the course to be ridden at the gallop. Emphasis shall be placed on "brilliance" for this class.

GOOD LUCK LADIES!! More photos and results to follow as we have them!

Ashley and Leena L



Thanks to the wonderful Sheryl Sutherby for the photos!

Monday, July 29, 2013

New Baby and Vermont Results 1

Good Morning Everyone!

Lots of exciting news for this week!!  First off, meet  the latest addition to the Rolling Acres Farm family.  Baby Emily was born Monday, July 22 (same birthday as Prince George!) at 11:00 am.  We’ll have to control Patty or she’ll have her in leadline by next week!  Congratulations to Reynaldo and Noemi for such a beautiful baby girl… Look at all that hair!!! How beautiful!



As you know, the crew is currently competing up north in Vermont. Recently, everyone competed in the Valley Classic Horse Show and did very well! First, here are the Champion and Reserve Champion results:

Champion Low Hunter
Ashley Foster riding  Sin City, owned by Annie Friedman

Reserve Champion Low Hunter
Alyson Gurney riding The Golden Compass

Champion Junior Hunter Large 16-17
Ashley Foster riding Whiskey Blue, owned by Douglas Wheeler

Best Junior Rider on a Horse
Ashley Foster

Winner USET WIHS Jumper Phase
Ashley Foster riding Leena L

Champion Restricted Children's
Kiana Fiore riding Zivago

Champion Novice
Bernie Coyle riding Beyond the Trees

Reserve Champion Older Adult Hunters 50+
Charlotte Williams riding Frontman

Champion Schooling Hunter
Mary Lisa Leffler riding Sienna, owned by Alexis Humenik

Reserve Champion Schooling Hunter
Connie Mcrill riding Sgt. Pepper

Champion Junior Hunter Small Combined
Ashley Foster riding Sin City, owned by Annie Friedman

What a great job with all the Champions and Reserves by the Rolling Acres group!

Now  for the Class, Classics & Division Results:

In the Adult Amateur Hunter 50+ division Kevin Foster riding  Ufonia P  won  3rd in the NAL Classic , and a  1st, 3rd, 8th and  5th in the over fences.
Connie Mcrill riding Sgt. Pepper  won 8th in the NAL Classic, and a 4th, 3rd, 7th in over fences, and a 9th in under saddle.  Awesome job!

Mary Lisa Leffler riding Zivago, owned by Kiana Fiore, won 3rd in the  $5,000 NEHJA Hunter Derby Qualifier, with the highest second round score awarded by the judges! Excellent riding Mary!

Mary Lisa Leffler riding Denicheur van de Donkhoeve, owned by Paulexi, LLC. won a 2nd and a 5th in the
$500 1.20m Jumper division. Nice job!

Mary Lisa Leffler riding Quastor van de Helle Z, also owned by Paulexi, LLC, won 3rd in the
$10,000 Overland Sheepskin Co Welcome Jumper  class. Way to go Mary!

Ashley Foster riding Carlot won 5th in the Junior-Amateur Owner Jumpers Low Table II.2 division and a 6th in the Junior-Amateur Owner Jumpers Low Classic . Excellent riding!


Robin Feldman riding Prestige  won a 2nd and a 3rd in the Modified Adult Hunter division. Super!

Brianna Sims riding Fortissimo , owned by Allyson Quirk,  competed in the Junior Hunter Large 15 & Under  division and won 3rd and 4th  in over fences,  5th in the Handy, 6th in the Classic, and a 6th in Under Saddle. Wonderful job!

Hannah  Showell riding Axtrex  competed in the Junior Hunter Large 16-17 division and won a 4th and a 5th in the Over Fences, an 8th in the Handy a 7th in the Classic and a 4th in Under Saddle.

Annie Friedman riding Abitibi Blues  won 1st in the Children’s Jumper High (1.10-1.15m) II.2.c division!
On  Nerazzurro, Annie won a 7th in the  Children’s Jumper High (1.10-1.15m) II.2.c division and a 10th in the  $1,500 M&S Children’s Jumper Classic 11.2.a. Great riding!

Carly Rosenthal riding Baron Des Sources  competed in the Children’s Hunter Horse 15-17  and finished with a 7th in Over fences. Nice job Carly!

Sahara Reiz riding Chand De Paix  competed in the  New England 0.90m Jumper II.b  and won a 1st and a 2nd!  Awesome job!

Alyson Gurney riding  The Golden Compass showed in the Junior Hunter Large 16-17 division and won a 3rd and a 6th in Over fences, a 3rd in the Classic, a 4th in the Handy and a 3rd in Under Saddle. In the  Low Hunter Over fences division she won a 2nd and a 3rd. Alyson also won a 5th in the $1000 Junior Working Hunter Classic. Way to go!

 Devon Monroe riding Shinkansen won a 5th in the Children’s Jumper High Division, a 9th in the $1,500 M&S Children’s Jumper Classic and a 6th in the $1,500 NAL/WIHS Children’s Jumper Classic. Nice job Devon!
 
Allison Bergmeyer riding McGwire in the Junior Hunter Large 15 & Under  won a  1st, 4th, and  5th  in Over Fences,  a 2nd in the Handy, and a 2nd in Under Saddle. She also rode in the Performance Working Hunter 3’6” and won a 4th and an 8th in Over fences. Way to go!

 Kimberly Saul riding Delphine, owned by Alyson Gurney, won Reserve Champion in the Adult Amateur Hunter Division! Way to go! She also won two 2nds in the Schooling Hunter Over Fences Division.

Peyton Scott, also known as “Pey Pey,” rode in Leadline on Float Your Boat and looked adorable!
Shalyn Scott also rode Float Your Boat in Walk/Walk Trot class and won a 2nd and two 4ths!
McKenna Scott also rode very well and made everyone proud!

So far, the Rolling Acres Crew is doing wonderfully in Vermont and we couldn’t be more proud! Stay tuned for more results as the showing continues!

Allison Bergmeyer & McGwire- Vermont

Bernadette Coyle and Beyond The Trees- Vermont

Charlotte Williams & Frontman- Vermont

Connie Mcrill & Sgt. Pepper- Vermont

Mary Lisa Leffler & Zivago- Vermont

Mary Lisa- Vermont

Pey Pey & Loafy- Vermont

Thanks to Sheryl Sutherby for the great photos!! 

Friday, July 26, 2013

New Outdoor Ring Coming Our Way!!

Happy Friday everyone!

We are enjoying beautiful weather here on the farm, with low humidity and powder puff clouds.  The butterflies are absolutely amazing in the hay fields right now.  I’ve never seen so many!

It looks like the perfect week for us to begin renovations to the outdoor ring.  You may have noticed that we removed all the jumps.  That was step one.  This week will begin the removal of all the material in the ring.  Then, new drainage and sub footing will be installed, followed by new all-weather, low-dust footing. Exciting! Please stay tuned for "before" photos and more updates as we go along.

On a side note, sending congratulations all the way to Vermont to Zivago, owned by Kiana Fiore, and ridden by Mary Lisa Leffler, for their 3rd place finish in the Hunter Derby, which included the highest second round score! Way to go!

Mary Lisa Leffler and Zivago
Thanks to Sheryl Sutherby for this wonderful photo of the pair! 

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Chaos Before the Horse Show! (The Rolling Acres Crew is heading to Vermont!)

Anyone who rides and competes regularly, knows how much preparation goes into getting ready for a horse show. Not only the training and preparation in the saddle, but all the other odds and ends that need to be done outside of riding  in order for a successful trip. Those of you that do this regularly for one or two horses know the amount of work it takes...but what about for over 25 horses? Now that takes an army!!

The Rolling Acres crew is heading to Vermont for three weeks to compete in the Vermont Summer Festival 2013. After the equipment trailer, a five-horse, a golf cart carrier, three cars, 60 bales of hay and TWENTY EIGHT HORSES packed into THREE TRACTOR TRAILERS, oh, and way too many trunks to count, the group was finally ready to leave this morning! 

Some of the tack trunks waiting to be loaded

 One of three tractor trailers full of horses

The equipment trailer is jam-packed!

 Part of the Rolling Acres Caravan

Rolling Acres would like to wish good luck and happy showing to all of our riders competing in Vermont. This show is  bittersweet  for many of our riders, as this is their last competition before heading off to their first year of college. We couldn't be more proud!! Go get em'! 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Eventful Past Two Weekends for Rolling Acres Riders!!

Rolling Acres Show Stables has been keeping busy these last two weekends with horse shows, lots of ribbons, and even a crazy trailer accident! Thankfully, no one was hurt- keep reading below for more details and the amazing show results that followed.

Earlier in July, Rolling Acres competed at HITS Culpepper and did very well. There was a big group who rode and everyone rode wonderfully, representing the farm. Here are the results:

Hannah Showell riding Axtrex, won the MHSA Hunter Seat Equitation Horse class. Way to go Hannah!

Mary Lisa Leffler on Denicheur van de Donkhoeve, owned by Paulexi LLC, finished 2nd
and Ashley Foster riding Indy placed 4th in the $500 Level 5 Farm Vet Jumper – 1.20m
class. Congratulations!

Ashley Foster riding Carlot finished 2nd in the $500 Level 5 Farm Vet Jumper – 1.20m
class and Mary Lisa Leffler on Denicheur van de Donkhoeve, owned by Paulexi LLC, finished in 4th. Nice job!

Mary Lisa Leffler riding Denicheur van de Donkhoeve, owned by Paulexi LLC, were also Reserve Champion of the Level 5 Farm Vet Jumper division. Way to go!

Annie Friedman and Nerazzurro  finished in7th place in the Level 2 Jumper – 1.00m class. Awesome job!

Ashley Foster riding Indy placed  2nd in the $1000 Jr/AO Jumper High – 1.40m class. Congrats!

Mary Lisa Leffler riding Holland, owned by Lyn Bennett,  had a great ride placing 3rd in the Level  0 Jumper – 0.80m class. Nice job!

Sahara Reiz riding Chant De Paix, placed 3rd in the Children’s Jumper Low – 1.00m class. Awesome!

Kevin Foster riding Nikita finished 2nd, while Jillian Clay riding Superieur, owned by Kirsten Pollin, also did well placing 8th in the – Adult Jumper High – 1.10m class. Wonderful riding!

 Annie Friedman riding Abitibi Blues  had a great round and placed 2nd and 3rd in the Children’s Jumper High – 1.10m class. She also won the class riding Nerazzurro. Congratulations Annie!


Ashley Foster riding Leena L in the WIHS Medal-Hunter Phase finished in 2nd.
Brianna Sims on Fortissimo, owned by Allyson Quirk, did well finishing in 4th place and
Hannah Showell riding Axtrex also rode well finishing in 6th in the same class. Nice job ladies!

Ashley Foster riding Sin City, owned by Annie Friedman, was 1st and 3rd in the $300 Small Junior Hunter class. Nice job!

Hannah Showell riding Axtrex were 2nd and Brianna Sims riding Fortissimo, owned by Allyson Quirk,  were 4th in the $300 Large Junior Hunter class. Way to go!

In the Large Junior Hunter division  Ashley Foster riding Whiskey Blue  were 1st, Brianna Sims riding Fortissimo, owned by Allyson Quirk, were 5th and Hannah Showell riding  Axtrex were 6th. Awesome job ladies!

Kevin Foster riding Ufonia P were 1st and 2nd in the Adult Hunter 50 & Over division. Congrats!


Kiana Fiore riding Zivago finished 1st in the Maiden Equitation Fences division! Wonderful Kiana! Also in the Maiden Equitation Fences division,
Carly Rosenthal riding Baron des Sources finished 1st, Kiana Fiore riding Zivago were 2nd,  and Bernadette Coyle riding Beyond the Trees were 5th.  Way to go!

In the Novice Equitation Fences class, Bernadette Coyle riding Beyond the Trees were 2nd  and 5th , Carly Rosenthal riding Baron des Sources were 1st and 4th, and Kiana Fiore riding Zivago were 7th. Wonderful riding!

In the Green Pony Schooling Hunter class, Meredith Clay riding Birtley’s Crowned Jewel finished in 3rd. Nice job!

In the Sm/Med Green Pony Hunter division, Meredith Clay riding Birtley’s Crowned Jewel  finished with a 4th and two 5ths. Awesome!

In the Thoroughbred Hunter 1 class, Bernadette Coyle riding Beyond the Trees finished in 8th.

In the $500 Green Conformation Hunter Division, Mary Lisa Leffler riding Whiskey Blue finished with five 2nd s and a 3rd  to take home the Reserve Champion ribbon! Congratulations!

Annie Friedman riding Now How Z  finished 6th in the Modified Junior/Amateur Hunter class. Way to go!

In the Schooling Hunter class,  Mary Lisa Leffler riding Ufonia placed 8th.

In the HITS Hunter 2 division, Mary Lisa Leffler riding Sienna, owned by Alexis Humenik, were 1st and 3rd. Nice job! They were also  Champion Training Hunter
and Reserve Champion HITS Hunter 2. Wonderful riding!

 Also, congrats to Annie Friedman who placed 1st and 2nd in the Child Jumper Classic, Kevin Foster who was 3rd in the Adult Jumper Classic plus Champion and Classic Winner in Adults , Brianna Sims for being the Large Junior’s Champion , Ashley Foster who was Reserve Champion as well as Champion of the Small Junior Hunters , Carly who was Champion of Maiden and Novice , Hannah who was winner of the MHSA, Kiana and Bernadette who were winners in the Maiden, and Meredith, Sahara and Jill all who had great ribbons!

More recently, the farm traveled for the second week at Culpeper, Cavalier Classic July 10-14th where they continued to make Rolling Acres proud by riding very well and being tough competitors at the show!

Mary Lisa Leffler riding Whiskey Blue, Owned by Douglas Wheeler, were Champion First Year Green Working Hunter.

Mary Lisa Leffler riding Sin City, owned by Annie Friedman, were Champion Performance Working Hunter 3’6”.

Mary Lisa Leffer riding Sienna, owned by Alexis Humenik,  were Reserve Champion Training Hunter.

Mary Lisa Leffler riding Denicheur van de Donkhoeve, owned by Paulexi LLC, were Champion in the Level 5 Farm Vet Jumper.

Annie Friedman riding Abitibi Blues were also Champion in the Children’s Jumper High division. Way to go ladies!

 Mary Lisa Leffler riding Whiskey Blue  in the Hi-Low Hunter finished in 3rd.  In the
$500 First Year Green Working Hunter they were 1st, 1st, 3rd, in the Handy they finished 2nd, and in the Under Saddle were 3rd. Congratulations!

In the $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix Mary Lisa Leffler riding Sin City, owned by Annie Friedman, were 5th. In the  $300 Performance Working Hunter 3’3” division the pair was  1st, 1st, 2nd and  1st in the Handy,  and 3rd in Under Saddle. Wonderful!

Annie Friedman riding Nerazzurro finished 4th in the Level 2 Jumper – 1.00m.
Also, Annie Friedman riding Abitibi Blues  in the Children’s Jumper High – 1.10m finished 1st and 2nd.  Awesome!

Connie Mcrill riding Sgt. Pepper, were 1st and 2nd in the Schooling Hunter division as well as 4th and 7th in the Adult Hunter 50 & Over division. Nice job Connie!

Annie Friedman riding Now How Z  in the $300 Small Junior Hunter were 3rd, 6th, 7th ,  3rd in the Handy, and 6th in Under Saddle. Way to go!

Meredith Clay riding Birtley’s Crowned Jewel  in the $100 Small/Medium Green Pony Hunter - OF division were 1st, 6th , and 7th in  Conformation, 6th in Under Saddle, and 5th in the Green Pony Schooling Hunter. Awesome riding!

Mary Lisa Leffler riding Sienna, owned by Alexis Humenik. came home with two 1sts in the Training Hunter Over Fences division.  Congrats!

 In the HITS Hunter 2 division, Bethany Frick riding Flight 337, were 8th,  8th,  and 8th.

Laurie Hilburg riding Sienna, owned by Alexis Humenik, were  1st and  Bethany Frick riding Flight finished in 8th.
In the Hits Hunter 2 Under Saddle class, Bethany Frick riding Flight 337 finished in 2nd. Amazing job Bethany!
-Bethany & Flight were the ones involved in a horrible accident on the way to the show that we had mentioned earlier. We are so proud of this pair and thankful that God was watching over to make sure they are both okay!


In the Level 0 Jumper – 0.80m division, Elisabeth Lavine riding Lionhearts’AFlippn finished  6th and Mary Lisa Leffler riding Holland, owned by Lyn Bennett, were 9th. Nice job ladies!

Devon Monroe riding Shinkansen  was 3rd, and 4th  in the Children’s Jumper High – 1.10m division.

In the $2,000 M&S/NAL Child Jumper Classic, Devon Monroe riding Shinkansen were 6th and  Annie Friedman  riding Nerazzurro were 9th.

Last but not least, Kevin Foster riding Nikita in the $2,000 M&S/NAL Adult Jumper Classic rode well, placing 12th.

What an eventful two weeks it has been! We are proud of all the Rolling Acres riders for continuing to ride successfully and show the world what Rolling Acres is all about!

Check out these stunning photos from the talented Sheryl Sutherby:









And some of the horrible trailer accident on the way to the show:






Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Congratulations to Buddy Bass & Lisa Kuntz

Rolling Acres Show Stables would like to congratulate Buddy Bass on the purchase of Zee, previously owned by Lisa Kuntz.  Best of luck in the future for this wonderful pair!


Indy Enjoying the Rain in Culpepper!

Here's a quick video for you this Wednesday morning... Ashley's jumper horse, Indy, enjoying the rain! How funny is this?

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