2014: Wine Country Classic

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It was a super successful week had by all our KMT riders at the Wine Country Classic! It was a fun week spent with the juniors.

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Kiera Hennigan and Chivas had an amazing week! Kiera rode in her first Hunter Derby…THIRD out of almost 40 riders! Kiera also WON the Onondarka…WON her PCHA…and WON one of her Modified Jr Hunter classes. Congrats Kiera…a great week!

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Clementine Kidson and Lola also had a fabulous week! This team not only came home with FOUR BLUES…they were also Division RESERVE CHAMPION!!! Nice work Clem:-)

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Syann Codagan and Saffier had a super week too! The BLUES kept coming…TWO BLUES in the Hunters and WINNER of the Almaden Medal!!! Awesome riding Syann!

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Aya Clear and Panzer just reunited after Aya’s return from showing her pony at Lake Placid. We threw Aya into the 3′ Ring and these two worked hard together and looked great! Aya came home SECOND in the Onondarka…SECONDS and THIRDS in all their Hunters and Equitation. Congrats Aya!!!

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Gracie Hong and the little Honeymoon moved up to the 2′ Short Stirrups…nice! Gracie worked very hard this week and came home with a BLUE and RED ribbon in that Division! Great job Gracie…you rock!!!

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Such a great group of juniors!

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Home Depot stop with my helper, Aya…

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Watching the show…studying!

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A proud trainer:-)

A big THANKS goes out to all the parents that came and cheered our riders on! It was a fantastic week:-)
Congrats to all!!!
Team KMT

2014: Bend, Oregon High Desert Classics

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This was Team KMT’s 1st trip up to the Oregon High Desert Classics…and we all gave it 2 thumbs up!!! Not only were the show grounds full of grass and easy to get around…Bend has so much to offer! Yep, these shows will remain on our regular schedule. So, on to the highlights!!!

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Alexis Cristiano and Stoneridge rocked Oregon both weeks! They were CHAMPION in their Hunter Division one week and RESERVE CHAMPION the next…and to top it off, they WON their Classic! It is always fun to watch Alexis ride….even more when schooling a leaping pony…thanks for the catch ride Jill! Great job Alexis!!!

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Chris Herauf and La Pera Moon came to Oregon after a year off from showing…and yep…CHAMPION in their Equitation Division…WINNING all 3 classes!!! Not only does Chris ride, but she spent lots of time on some amazing golf courses! Congrats Chris:-)

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Abby Pratt and L’Ondine also had a great couple of weeks! They came home with a BLUE, REDS and YELLOWS…and THIRD in their Classic! You and London looked beautiful together! Congrats on a successful couple of weeks!!!

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Emily Johnson and Tapatio got their groove on! Emily was sporting a fancy new huntcoat…and the looked lovely:-) Emily and Tio not only WON one of their hunter rounds, but also WON an Eq round and was THIRD in the Ariat Medal. It was a great 2 weeks Em!!!

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Are we there yet???

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This is what happens when you don’t get to see a lot of grass!

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Time to relax…

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Beautiful courses!!!

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And we had a visitor…thanks for cheering us on Matilda!!!

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We rafted down a lazy river…

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…and down a crazy river!

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Team KMT friends rock!

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Team KMT horses rock too!

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We enjoyed beautiful sunsets…

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…and time with our horses!

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A well deserved drink after picking up a pretty BLUE ribbon:-)

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Thank you Jillian for all your help…and to Sally for hosting the juniors house…THANK YOU!!!

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A BIG thank you to Emily and Abby for letting me ride your horses in the USHJA Hunter Derby, where both made it into the Top 12…out of 49 entries. I had a blast!!!

Such an amazing couple of weeks…and I can’t wait until next year!!!
Congrats to everyone!!!