Spring Inaugural Show

Our last post gave an overview of the weather we had during the Kick-Off to our local show season so I will move right into the highlights. The first day our horses were very cold and displayed some of their enthusiasm in the ring, so we  started out a little rough. Thursday things began to look up as our horses settled into the rythmn of the show. Clients arrived on Friday and things really started to roll, our wins were impressive Friday/Saturday and by Sunday the  many Championships were a tribute to all the hard work and dedication of the Archway Team. Following is the list of our major wins and this is all with only nine horses at the show:


Working hunters 2'6"-Silhouette - Corene Smith

Children's Hunter 12 and under - Priceless- Jenna Barker

Medium Pony - Platinum - Payton Smith

Pony Equitation- Payton Smith

Equitation 11 and under - Jenna Barker

Reserve Champions:

Performance Hunter 3'6" - Broderick - Corene Smith

Equitation 16-17- Natalie Hill/Hannah Thornton(tied)

Medal Wins:

USEF Talent Search -Hannah Thornton

USEF/Pessoa Medal - Hannah Thornton

WIHS Hunter Phase - Hannah Thornton

Special Classes:

Hillcrest Equitation Challenge: Pony section -Payton Smith; 14 and under - Mali Kerslake; 15-17- Hannah Thornton;

Overall- Hannah Thornton

$2500 USHJA NAtional Hunter Classic - winner -Black Tie Affair - Corene Smith