1. Menlo Charity Classic

    It was a week of fun and winning for the Willow Brook Girls at Menlo Charity Horse Show!

    • Kata was double Champion in the 3’3″ Junior Hunters with Fred Astaire & Lost In Blue
    • Kata also picked up the win in the THIS with Lost In Blue
    • Tessa was Grand Pony Champion with Elite Hollywood Smoke and Reserve Champion with Black Tie Affair in the Large Pony
    • Jen and First and Goal were Reserve Champion in the AA Hunters
    • Kim and Island Time had several blue ribbons in the AA Hunters
    • Steph and Close Up had top placing in the AA Hunters and a great finish in the Classic

  2. Giant Steps Charity Classic

    What a week at the Giant Steps Charity Classic! I am so proud of our team and all they have accomplished last week!

    • Kata and Fred Astaire were Champion in the Large Junior Hunters
    • Kata and Lost In Blue were Reserve Champion in the Junior Equitation 14 & under
    • Tessa and Black Tie Affair had their best week ever winning Champion Large Pony, Equitation and winning the Pony Classic
    • Tessa and Elite Hollywood Smoke earend Reserve Champion in the Medium Pony division
    • Tessa and Masterpass were Reserve in the Children’s Hunter Classic
    • Kim and Island Time won Champion in the Low AA Hunters
    • Harriet’s Juno wa Champion in the Low Hunter’s
    • Harriet had top rounds with Leonetti & Juno in the AA Hunters
    • Izzy stepped up to the 1.20m with Lombelle to finish 2nd
    • Izzy also earned top ribbons in the Large Junior Hunters with Alley Oop & Breeze
    • Steph & Close Up won top prizes in the AA Hunters with all rounds scoring in the 80’s

  3. HMI Equestrian Classic

    We had a super week up in Sonoma at the HMI Equestrian Classic!

    • Izzy & Alant were Reserve Champion in the 15 – 17 3′ Junior Equitation
    • Izzy also had top ribbons with Breeze in the 3’6″ Large Juniors
    • Tessa earned Reserve Champion on the Children’s 3′ Hunters with Masterpass
    • Tessa was also Reserve Champion with Elite Hollywood Smoke in the Small/Medium Pony Hunters. The pair won the Equitation and the Handy
    • Kata & Lost In Blue took the Blue in the THIS Medal
    • Kata was Reserve Champion in the Pony Equitation
    • Kata also had top ribbons with Fred Astaire in the 3’3″ Large Junior Hunters
    • Harriet’s Juno had a great winning round in the Low Hunters
    • Harriet also had some great rounds with Leonetti & Juno in the AA’s

  4. USEF Junior Hunter Finals 2019

    Congratulations to Kata & Izzy on a great USEF Junior Hunter National Championship 2019!

    • Kata & Lost In Blue were the winners of the Small Junior Handy  3’3″. The pair rode fantastic they were 6th over all!
    • Izzy & Breeze had top rounds and earned top ribbons to finish 9th over all in the 3’6″ Large Junior Hunters.
    • Kata & Fred Astaire also top ribbons 3’3″ Large Junior Hunters.

    We are so proud of the girls and there horses!

  5. 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!

  6. 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

  7. 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. 

  8. 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

  9. 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! 

  10. 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!

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