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!!!

2014: Woodside Summer Classics

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What a fantastic two weeks in Woodside…super weather and great riding! Here is your update:

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Kiera Hennigan and Chivas had a fabulous two weeks!!! WINNER of the Onondarka and WINNER of the Hudson & Co Medal…2nd in the CPHA, 3rd PCHA and 2nd in the Cloverleaf. Great riding Kiera!!!

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Rouie Shue and Winslow also had an amazing week together! This team jumped to the next Level…1.10m Children’s Jumpers…CHAMPION first time in the Grand Prix ring…LOVE IT!!!

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Frances Park-Steskal and Prime Time had high-fives all around! Frances WON two classes…and ended the week CHAMPION…awesome!!!

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Elizabeth Delpouys and Cupcake debuted in their first rated show…and they received a variety of ribbons…THIRD, a couple FOURTHS, SIXTH and SEVENTH out of a boatload of Cross Railers! Nice riding Elizabeth:-)

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Gracie Hong and Honeymoon looked amazing and they had beautiful courses and also received some colorful ribbons, including a SECOND out of 18 riders!!! Keep up the hard work Gracie!!!

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Syann Cadogen and Saffier also had a fantastic week! Syann was playing the Violin in Carnegie Hall the week before showing in Woodside and ended her week RESERVE CHAMPION in the Limit Equitation with several great ribbons in the Modified Children’s Hunters…out of 18 riders! Super week Syann!!!

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Alexis Cristiano and Stoneridge are back in the show ring…yeah!!! Alexis had a busy two weeks!!! Over the two weeks, Alexis received many SECONDS, THIRDS and FOURTHS…and FOURTH in the Children’s Classic out of 15 riders! On top of that, Alexis rode Sensei in the 1.10m Children’s Jumpers…her 1st time doing jumpers…1st time in the 1.10m’s…and 1st time in the Grand Prix ring…they looked great! Congrats Alexis…a couple THIRDS and a FOURTH in the competitive Children’s Jumpers!!!

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Zoe Marshall and her horse, No Shame, also had a fun week! This team got RIBBONS in all their Children’s Hunters and was SECOND and FOURTH in the Equitation. Nice week Zoe!!!

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Taylor Beasley and Miss Holly’s week just got better and better!!! I have to say…Taylor gets the ‘Best Sport’ Award…you rock Taylor!!! Taylor ended her week with lots of GREAT RIBBONS in a very competitive division…nice riding Taylor!!!!

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Party Hat…Baby Green CHAMPION! Good baby:-)

Lastly, welcome back Steve Colbert and Jack to the Jumper ring! You two looked great!!! AND thanks to Karen for making her most amazing chocolate cake…yummy:-)

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Bows bows everywhere…

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Boot Polish training…

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Pony time is fun time…

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WINSLOW IS READY TO ROCK…

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We never forget Pizza Chicago…

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Winner of ‘Best Mane’…

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Winner 1st time riding in the 1.10m’s!

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FINALLY, a horse that makes my butt look small!!!

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KMT Team PONY…

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Fun times all around! What a great group of riders and horses! And lastly, thanks to Jillian Reise for her assistance and to all the parents for their continued support.
Team KMT