As we headed into week two of our season opener the weather was cold and rainy; this remained the weather pattern until Sunday when the sun finally appeared. You will see in the photos our long down coats and scarves used to fend off the penetrating damp cold air. On Saturday and Sunday clients provided us with warm soup and hot sandwiches at a time when comfort food hit the spot, there was a rumor that an adult afternoon wine tasting and good conversation took place in a warm, cozy RV(of course the professionals had work to do). We would like to thank: the Kerslake family, the Porter family and the Thornton-Rumpeltes family for caring enough to provide us with warm, nutritious foods. We appreciate our clients every day! Our wall of ribbons became a display of the talent that runs deep at Archway. We had five of our seven students stepping into a higher division and they worked diligently to improve their skills. We will have many things to work on at home but for now they will bask in pride of their accomplishments. We had three of our younger riders manage (with the help of their Moms) to handle their own grooming for both weeks, Kudos to you, your display of horsemanship was commendable:)
Special thanks goes out to our grooms Victor Gandara and Rafael Ramierez and to Gay Sheridan who has been our braider from the beginning. ".....it takes a Village...."
Performance Hunters 3'3"- Black Tie Affair - Corene Smith
11 and under Equitation- Jenna Barker
Pony Equitation- Payton Smith
Large Hunters- Black Tie Affair- Corene Smith
Performance 3'3"- Simplicity- Corene Smith
Adult Amateur- Sir William- Patty Osberg
Small/Medium Pony - Platinum- Payton Smith
WIHS Hunter phase- Hannah Thornton
WIHS Jumper Phase - Hannah Thornton
WIHS Overall- Hannah Thornton
WSHJA Good Seat & Hands 3'6
CONGRATULATIONS TEAM ARCHWAY!!