1. Blenheim June Classic III

    We had a great finish to our 3 weeks at Blenheim June Classic!

    • Tessa & Elite Hollywood Smoke were Zone 10 Medium Pony Champion and Zone 10 Pony Finals Grand Reserve Champion
    • Kata made her debut in the 3’6″ Juniors with Fred Astaire with great placings
    • Kata & Lost In Blue were Reserve Champion in the 12-14 Equitation
    • Ann & Fred stepped up to the 2’9″ Low AA Hunters to finish Reserve Champion
    • Tessa & Black Tie Affair earned Reserve Champion in the Large Green Pony Zone 10 Pony Finals
    • Island Time won in the Lows and had great ribbons in the AA’s with Kim
    • Marci and Clementine had super results in the Green Rider

    Thank you everyone for a great 3 weeks of Showing!

  2. Blenheim June Classic II

    Huge Success for the Willow Brook Girls at Blenheim June II!

    • Kata & Lost In Blue were Champion in the  12-14 Equitation
    • Izzy & Alant were Champion in the 15-17 Equitation. Izzy also had top rounds with her hunters, Alley Oop an Breeze
    • Lombelle & Izzy 2nd in the High Child Jumper Classic
    • Kata and Elite Hollywood Smoke were Champion Medium Ponies
    • Kata & Ironman (for sale) were Champion in the 3’3″ Small Junior Hunters
    • Steph & Close Up continued their success in the AA Hunters and Equitation
    • Harriet & Leonetti put down super rounds in the AA’s and had top placings with Juno

  3. Blenheim June Classic I

    A fantastic week of fun and smiles at Blenhiem June Classic!

    • Kata and Lost In Blue were Reserve Champion in the Equitation and in the Juniors.
    • Kata and Ironman earned top ribbons in the Juniors.
    • Tessa picked up the ride on Masterpass to win Reserve Champion in the Low Childrens.
    • Harriet and Leonetti were Reserve Champion in the Low Adult Amateurs with  super ribbons.
    • Kim and Island Time had the winning round in the Adult Amateurs with a score of 86.
    • Jen and First and Goal had great scoring rounds in the Adult Amateurs. 
    • Steph and Close Up earned top prize in the Ariat Medal and had great rounds in the Adult Amateurs. 

  4. Katalina Rickard Featured in California Riding Magazine

    We are thrilled to share that Kata was featured along with 3 other young equestrians in the May issue of California Riding Magazine’s article “Beneath the Hunt Coat.” The article shared their experiences excelling in and out of the ring with Type 1 diabetes.

    Katalina Rickard

    Fourteen year old Katalina Rickard is an eighth-grader at Village Christian School in Sun Valley. She competes mostly in the bigger equitation and hunter classes.

    Even at this young age Katalina has to manage her T1D. “I try to never let T1D affect what I can do in riding and I always try to keep my medicine with me and my levels consistent when I’m showing.  I see myself as familiar to my competitors as any other kid would be. My disease doesn’t have to define me so why would I let it?”

    She, too, has her amazing stories of coping and showing. “While I was showing at the Onondarka Finals, as an 11-year-old, I was about to go into my first round when I realized I wasn’t feeling quite right. I then tested and found my blood sugar level was at 40, which is dangerously low. I was next in the ring and didn’t want to make a fuss about my ‹ability’ to complete. I ate a few mints then entered the ring. Thankfully, I made it through my round then drank near a whole bottle of Gatorade. In hindsight we should have been more prepared but I’m glad that I went through with my round.”

     

    Click Here to Read the Full Story 

    Written by Aimee LaFayette

  5. Del Mar National

    Del Mar National was a huge success!

    • Kata & Harriet’s Juno had winning rounds in the Junior Hunters and earned Reserve Champion in the Classic. Thank you Harriet for sharing Juno with Kata!
    • Steph & Close Up won in the Adult Amateur Hunters with a huge score of 85!
    • Kim & Island Time were Reserve Champion and Classic winners in the Adult Amateur Hunters.
    • Izzy & Alant earned Reserve in the Maclay Medal. Izzy also had top ribbons in the Jumpers and the Hunters.
    • Kata & Lost In Blue claimed victory in the THIS Medal and were Reserve Champions in the Juniors.
    • Kata also picked up a few catch rides in the Ponies and was named Best Pony Rider.

    Congratulations to all of our riders and team for an excellent week! 

  6. Flintrigde 98th Annual Show

    A week of fun and smiles at Flintrigde 98th Annual Show!

    • Tessa & Black Tie Affair were Champion in the Pony Equitation and Pony Hunters, and they won the Classic.
    • Izzy and Breeze were Champion in the Junior Hunters.
    • Izzy and Alant were Champion in the 15-17 Equitation.
    • Izzy & Lombella earned top ribbons in every round in the jumpers.
    • Steph & Close Up won in the Adult Amatuer Hunters.
    • Marci & Clementine had the winning round with a score of 81.
    • Kim & Island Time earned blue in the Adult Amateur Hunters.
    • Ann & Fred had big success in there 1st show together earning top ribbons in every round.
    • Tessa rode a great work off  in the Onondarka Medal with Lost In Blue.

    Next stop Del Mar National! We are so lucky to have such a great Crew!

  7. Blenheim Spring IV

    Team Willowbrook had a great finish to the Blenhiem Spring Shows and WCHR Week!

    • Kata & Lost in Blue were Champions in the 14 & Under Equitation, winners of the the Dover/US Hunter Seat Medal and the THIS Medal.
    • Izzy & Alant were Champion in the 15-17 Equitation and 3rd in the Dover/US Hunter Seat Medal.
    • Izzy & Alley Oop won the NCEA Medal. Tessa and Black Tie Affair were Champion in the Large Ponies.
    • Kata & Harriet’s Juno won the 3’3″ Junior Hunter Classic.
    • Jen earned blue with First & Goal in the Adult Amateur Hunters on the grass.
    • Kata & Bridlewood Fools Gold (for sale) were Reserve Champion in the Medium Ponies.
    • Steph & Close Up continued their success on the grass in the Adult Amateur Hunters.
    • Kata & Hannah’s Ironman had great rounds in the Juniors.

  8. Blenheim Spring Classic III

    What a fun week on the Grass at Blenheim!

    • Kata & Lost In Blue won the Maclay Medal and USHJA Jumping Seat Medal. She also put in great rides on Hannah’s Iroman in the Junior Hunters.
    • Tessa & Elite Hollywood Smoke were Reserve Champions in the Medium Ponies.
    • Harriet had a great winning round with Juno & earned good ribbons with Leonetti.
    • Izzy placed 3rd in the Maclay Medal with Alant.
    • Steph and Close Up made their horse show debut with scores of 82 in the Adult Amatuer Hunters.

    What a wonderful start to Spring!

  9. HITS Coachella VIII & Circuit Results

    What a Way to Finish HITS Coachella! Team Willow Brook rocked it this week!

    • Tessa & Elite Hollywood Smoke were Champion in the Pony Equitation.
    • Kata & Fred Astaire earned Reserve Champion in the Juniors.
    • Island Time was Champion in the Low’s & Wining with Kim in the AA’s.
    • Harriet and Leonetti eared great scores of 84 in the AA’s.
    • Kata and Lost In Blue were Champion in the 12-13 Equitation.
    • Steph won both rounds on her baby Close Up.
    • Izzy and Alant won Champion in 16-17 Equitation.
    • Steph and Harriet’s Juno picking up Reserve Champion in AA’s.
    • Tori and Batman ere Reserve Champion in the AA’s.

     

    Congratulations to the 2019 HITS Grand Circuit Champions!

    • Kata & Lost in Blue were circuit and half circuit champions in the 12-13 Equitation.
    • Kim & Island Time earned full and half circuit champions in the AA’s.
    • Tessa & Elite Hollywood Smoke were half and full circuit champions in both the Mediums & Pony Equitation.
    • Izzy & Alant were half and full circuit champions in the 16-17 Equitation.
    • Tessa & Black Tie Affair earned Green Pony circuit champion.
    • Marci & Clementine were circuit champions in the Pre AA’s.

    What a Fantastic start to our show year! We are so honored to work with such a talented group of horses and riders!

  10. HITS Coachella VII

    Team Willow Brook had another fantastic week of fun at HITS Coachella!

    • Marci & Clementine were Champion in Pre-AA’s.
    • Tessa & Black Tie Affair rode to Reserve Champion in the Green Ponies.
    • Snapshot & Ellie Shatzko took Double Champions in the X- Rails.
    • Kata & Lost In Blue earned top Ribbons in the Big Eq.
    • Tessa & Elite Hollywood Smoke were Champion in the Pony Equitation.
    • Izzy & Dolce Vita were 6th in the High Child Classic.
    • Izzy also won top ribbons in the Big Eq with Alant.
    • Jen & First & Goal were Reserve Champions in the AA’s.

    What a week with this amazing group!

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