The Archway team recently attended the Early Summer Classic Horse Show held in Wilsonville, OR which marked the kick-off for our summer circuit. Spirits run high at this show since it represents the end of the school year for our Junior riders and the start to our horse show travels out of our local area. Hunter Creek Farm, where the horse show is held, is set in the picturesque Willamette Valley surrounded by it’s landscaped rolling hills. It’s always wonderful to meet up with friends and faces we haven’t seen for awhile and go against some good competition.
With the exception of Janet, who came down early with Corey, our rider’s arrived on Thursday evening ready to begin their weekend of showing on Friday. The weather was fair most of the week with off and on rain showers intermittent with beautiful sunny skies. The progressive aisle party on Saturday came with warm sunny weather and an abundance of food and drinks offered by the barns.
Our rider’s represented the team well with many accomplishments:
Golden Cadillac and Tiffany Odgers: Junior Hunters 1st 4th 7th 8th, Equitation 16-17 3rd 4th 4th, USEF Pessoa 7th
Golden Cadillac and Corene Smith Reserve Champion Performance Hunters 3’6
Broderick and Anne Hill: Champion Adult Equitation
Broderick and Corene Smith: 4th USHJA International Derby
Simplicity and Leslie Thornton: Adult Hunter Reserve Champion,Adult Equitation 3rd 6th, Schooling Hunter 1st 2nd
Simplicity and Corene Smith: Champion Large Hunter, 4th USHJA National Derby
Moonlight Sonata and Janet Weaver: Long Stirrup Hunter 4th 5th
Moonlight Sonata and Corene Smith: 1st USHJA National Derby, Reserve Champion Performance Hunter 3’3
Valente and Natalie Medved: Reserve Champion Equitation 13 and under, Children’s Hunter 3rd 8th 8th 6th 4th, Schooling Hunter 2nd 3rd, Taylor Harris 7th.
Valente and Corene Smith: Large Hunter 4th 6th 2nd 3rd
Skyline and Payton Smith: Reserve Champion High Children’s Jumper, 2nd Children’s/Adult Jumper Classic, 5th ASPCA Maclay.
Skyline and Corene Smith: 1st 1.10m Jumper.