Training Ideas

How do you train your horse? Do you go for the dominance school which suggests that the most effective method of training horses is to be the “alpha” of the herd and “lets them know who’s the boss” or do you approach training differently, from a personality of warmth?

If you are like me, you’ve probably had trainers who ran the spectrum of both methodologies. You’ve also, maybe, been exposed to horses that only respond one way or another (much like people, one might argue). Yet, new research seems to indicate that the dominance school is not the approach to take and that a horse doesn’t view people as part of the “herd” so thinking you have to be the “alpha” horse is actually counterintuitive to getting the best from your horse. You can read the article here: “Dominance in Human-Horse Relationships.”

What do you think? What works best for you?

September Show Date Set – September 19th

Mark your calendars! Our September show date is September 19th at the Bucks County Horse Park (our usual show venue) and this year we will be trying to raise funds for Turning for Home Racehorse Retirement Project. You can find out more about this program from the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association on their web site. If you have any suggestions for improving the show or things you would like to see added, please let us know. We try to make improvements every time we do one of these. And, please, also remember we are essentially volunteers who put this on; our goal is to turn this into a successful non-profit providing show opportunities for newly rehomed thoroughbreds or thoroughbreds new to English riding, jumping, hunt seat equitation, or dressage. Your support is very welcome and we look forward to hearing from you.

UPDATE! Don’t forget to register by Saturday for dressage!

The prize list is now up as are the updated rules and regulations! Thanks for your patience and we can’t wait to see you on September 13th! DON’T FORGET! If you are planning to do dressage, your entry must be postmarked by THIS SATURDAY, September 6th so we can get the schedule straight and give you a good approximate time for your test.

Mark Your Calendars! Our Next Show is September 13, 2014

Hi Everyone! We are super excited to announce our next show on September 13, 2014 at the Bucks County Horse Park. If you are like us, you can’t wait for this weather to get back into training in a serious way. With the winter we had, we thought it best to give everyone a bit more time to prepare and if there is a new horse in your life, our show is “new horse” friendly! Hope to see you there!September 13 Show Ad

Results from the September Show

At long last, here are the results by ring for the September show.

Ring 1 – Hunter Ring

THOROUGHBRED CROSS RAIL DIVISION – Part of the Jockey Club T.I.P $25.00 champion. May trot. Schooling attire permitted.

Champion – #151 Jessica Stewart riding Rainbow Sprinkles

Reserve Champion – #74 Felecia Kelly riding Truth

12) Thoroughbred Cross Rail Walk/trot/canter

1. #151 Jessica Stewart riding Rainbow Sprinkles

2. #74 Felecia Kelly riding Truth

3. #79 Elizabeth Parker riding Trés

4. #73 Liz Robinson riding King of Cowboy Hearts

13) Thoroughbred Cross Rail over fences

1. #84 Kat Lehman riding Joe Snuck In

2. #74 Felecia Kelly riding Truth

3. #79 Elizabeth Parker riding Trés

4. #73 Liz Robinson riding King of Cowboy Hearts

5. #151 Jessica Stewart riding Rainbow Sprinkles

14) Thoroughbred Cross Rail over fences

1. #151 Jessica Stewart riding Rainbow Sprinkles

2. #74 Felecia Kelly riding Truth

3. #79 Elizabeth Parker riding Trés

4. #84 Kat Lehman riding Joe Snuck In

5. #73 Liz Robinson riding King of Cowboy Hearts

OPEN CROSS RAIL DIVISION – Open to both TB’s and Non TB’s. May trot. Schooling attire permitted.

16) Open Cross Rail over fences

1. #79 Elizabeth Parker riding Trés

17) Open Cross Rail over fences

1. #80 Robert Shettsline riding Trés Brien/Mr. Jolie Cat

THOROUGHBRED SCHOOLING HUNTER DIVISION – Open to TB’s only. May trot in corners. Sponsored by JOHN & DAWN CONWAY/RACER X STABLES

Champion – #86 Madeline Anderson riding Limelight

Reserve Champion – #156 Jessica Melvin riding Pinky

18) Thoroughbred Schooling Hunter over fences 18” to 2’

1. #156 Jessica Melvin riding Pinky

2. #86 Madeline Anderson riding Limelight

3. #84 Kat Lehman riding Joe Snuck In

19) Thoroughbred Schooling Hunter over fences 18” to 2’

1. #86 Madeline Anderson riding Limelight

2. #84 Kat Lehman riding Joe Snuck In

20) Thoroughbred Schooling Hunter flat

1. #86 Madeline Anderson riding Limelight

2. #156 Jessica Melvin riding Pinky

OPEN EQUITATION – To be shown over a 2’ to 2’3” course. Open to both TB’s and Non TB’s. Division sponsored by SMARTY JONES, winner of the 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness

Champion – #89 Logan Boyle riding Big Chief

Reserve Champion – #90 Tate Serletti riding Comarchisky

24) Open Equitation Over Fences 2’ to 2’3”

1. #91 Megan Loughnane riding Bruno Mars

2. #89 Logan Boyle riding Big Chief

3. #401 Joy Walter riding Taylor

4. #90 Tate Serletti riding Comarchisky

25) Open Equitation Over Fences 2’ to 2’3”

1. #91 Megan Loughnane riding Bruno Mars

2. #401 Joy Walter riding Taylor

3. #90 Tate Serletti riding Comarchisky

4. #89 Logan Boyle riding Big Chief

26) Open Equitation flat

1. #89 Logan Boyle riding Big Chief

2. #90 Tate Serletti riding Comarchisky

3. #401 Joy Walter riding Taylor

4. #91 Megan Loughnane riding Bruno Mars

OPEN HOPEFUL HUNTER DIVISION – Open to both TB’s and Non TB’s. May trot in corners.

Champion – #89 Logan Boyle riding Big Chief

Reserve Champion – #97 Jennifer Thompson riding Storm

27) Open Hopeful Hunter over fences 2’ to 2’3”

1. #89 Logan Boyle riding Big Chief

28) Open Hopeful Hunter over fences 2’ to 2’3”

1. #97 Jennifer Thompson riding Storm

2. #89 Logan Boyle riding Big Chief

29) Open Hopeful Hunter flat

1. #97 Jennifer Thompson riding Storm

2. #89 Logan Boyle riding Big Chief

THOROUGHBRED HOPEFUL HUNTER DIVISION – Open to TB’s only. May trot in corners.

Champion – #91 Megan Loughnane riding Bruno Mars

Reserve Champion – #86 Madeline Anderson riding Limelight

30) Thoroughbred Hopeful Hunter over fences 2’ to 2’3”

1. #91 Megan Loughnane riding Bruno Mars

2. #86 Madeline Anderson riding Limelight

31) Thoroughbred Hopeful Hunter over fences 2’ to 2’3”

1. #91 Megan Loughnane riding Bruno Mars

2. #156 Jessica Melvin riding Pinky

3. #86 Madeline Anderson riding Limelight

32) Thoroughbred Hopeful Hunter flat

1. #156 Jessica Melvin riding Pinky

2. #91 Megan Loughnane riding Bruno Mars

3. #86 Madeline Anderson riding Limelight

THOROUGHBRED LOW HUNTER DIVISION – Part of the Jockey Club T.I.P. $25.00 champion. Schooling attire permitted

Champion – #90 Tate Serletti riding Comarchisky

Reserve Champion – #93 Cassidy Himmelberger riding Priceless Mischief

33) Thoroughbred Low Hunter over fences 2’3” to 2’6”

1. #90 Tate Serletti riding Comarchisky

2. #93 Cassidy Himmelberger riding Priceless Mischief

3. #156 Jessica Melvin riding Pinky

34) Thoroughbred Low Hunter over fences 2’3” to 2’6”

1. #93 Cassidy Himmelberger riding Priceless Mischief

2. #90 Tate Serletti riding Comarchisky

35) Thoroughbred Low Hunter flat

1. #90 Tate Serletti riding Comarchisky

2. #93 Cassidy Himmelberger riding Priceless Mischief

OPEN LOW HUNTER DIVISION – Open to both TB’s and Non TB’s. Schooling attire permitted

36) Open Low Hunter over fences 2’3” to 2’6”

1. #92 Sarah Katznelson riding King Louie

37) Open Low Hunter over fences 2’3” to 2’6”

1. #92 Sarah Katznelson riding King Louie

Ring 2 – Jumper Ring

IN-HAND DIVISION – Shown in bridle, in-hand walk/trot, judged 75% confirmation, quality, substance, 25% manners, way of going, disposition. Healed track injuries not to count. Braiding optional. No stallion may be handled by a junior. Champion and Reserve Champion sponsored by SMD LIMITED RACING STABLES

3) Gelding/stallion – OTTB- Part of the Jockey Club T.I.P, $12.50 champion

1. #71 Lynn Norton showing Copski

2. #70 Alison Norton showing Cosmopolitan

4) Open Adoption/Rescue – must have proof of adoption papers/letter from organization. Open to both TB’s and non TB’s.

1. #60 Susan Kinney showing Indy Knight

THOROUGHBRED ENGLISH PLEASURE W/T

5) Thoroughbred Pleasure W/T – Part of the Jockey Club T.I.P $25.00 champion. Schooling attire permitted.

1. #81 Kimberly Nevitt riding Knight in Baye/Stan By Me

2. #76 George Burgess riding Shampagne on Ice

3. #78 Courtney Turocy riding Ka-Pow

4. #79 Elizabeth Parker riding Trés

5. #80 Robert Shettsline riding Trés Brien/Mr. Jolie Cat

THOROUGHBRED ENGLISH PLEASURE W/T/C DIVISION – Part of the Jockey Club T.I.P $25.00 champion. Schooling attire permitted

Champion – #81 Kimberly Nevitt riding Knight in Baye/Stan By Me

Reserve Champion – #80 Robert Shettsline riding Trés Brien/Mr. Jolie Cat

6) Thoroughbred English Pleasure Walk/trot, to include simple test

1. #78 Courtney Turocy riding Ka-Pow

2. #81 Kimberly Nevitt riding Knight in Baye/Stan By Me

3. #76 George Burgess riding Shampagne on Ice

4. #80 Robert Shettsline riding Trés Brien/Mr. Jolie Cat

7) Thoroughbred English Pleasure Walk/Trot/Canter

1. #81 Kimberly Nevitt riding Knight in Baye/Stan By Me

2. #64 Ashley Malm riding Dark and Stormy

3. #80 Robert Shettsline riding Trés Brien/Mr. Jolie Cat

4. #76 George Burgess riding Shampagne on Ice

8) Thoroughbred English Pleasure Walk/Trot/Canter, to include simple test

1. #81 Kimberly Nevitt riding Knight in Baye/Stan By Me

2. #76 George Burgess riding Shampagne on Ice

3. #80 Robert Shettsline riding Trés Brien/Mr. Jolie Cat

THOROUGHBRED ITTY BITTY JUMPER DIVISION

Gift cards to championships given by DOVER SADDLERY

45) Thoroughbred Itty Bitty Jumper – 2’ to 2’3” – Table IV, Section 1

1. #78 Courtney Turocy riding Ka-Pow

2. #64 Ashley Malm riding Dark and Stormy

46) Thoroughbred Itty Bitty Jumper – 2’ to 2’3” – Table II, Section 2(a)

1. #78 Courtney Turocy riding Ka-Pow

OPEN ITTY BITTY JUMPER DIVISION – Open to both TB’s and Non TB’s.

Gift cards to championships given by DOVER SADDLERY

48) Open Itty Bitty Jumper – 2’ to 2’3” – Table IV, Section 1

1. #88 Emmi Lewis riding Nadia

OPEN LEAD LINE – Open to both TB’s and Probably a TB. Approximately 12:00 PM Open to 1 to 8 year-old riders. Schooling attire permitted. Champion and Reserve Champion sponsored by SWAMPS AUTO and gift card from pucciManuli

Champion – #77 Anna Mullan riding Shampagne on Ice

54) Lead Line – walk

1. #77 Anna Mullan riding Shampagne on Ice

55) Lead Line – walk/trot

1. #77 Anna Mullan riding Shampagne on Ice

THOROUGHBRED HOPEFUL JUMPER DIVISION

Gift cards to championships given by DOVER SADDLERY

Champion – #67 Tony Mayo riding Profit

51) Thoroughbred Hopeful Jumper – 2’3” to 2’6” – Table IV, Section 1

1. #67 Tony Mayo riding Profit

52) Thoroughbred Hopeful Jumper – 2’3” to 2’6” – Table II, Section 2(a)

1. #67 Tony Mayo riding Profit

53) Thoroughbred Hopeful Jumper – 2’3” to 2’6” – Table II, Section 2(b)

1. #67 Tony Mayo riding Profit

2. #94 Rebecca Greene riding My Miraculous Phoenix/Gboy

THOROUGHBRED SCHOOLING JUMPER DIVISION
Champion and Reserve Champion sponsored by INFORM RACING/JOHN SERVIS

Champion – #157 Shawna Moore riding Girl with the Gold Hoof

Reserve Champion – #95 Taylor Ricks riding It’s a Kodak Moment

59) Thoroughbred Schooling Jumper – 2’6” to 2’9” – Table IV, Section 1

1. #95 Taylor Ricks riding It’s a Kodak Moment

2. #157 Shawna Moore riding Girl with the Gold Hoof

3. #94 Rebecca Greene riding My Miraculous Phoenix/Gboy

4. #96 Gina Besz riding Highway 20 Ride

5. #88 Emmi Lewis riding Nadia

60) Thoroughbred Schooling Jumper – 2’6” to 2’9” – Table II, Section 2(a)

1. #157 Shawna Moore riding Girl with the Gold Hoof

2. #96 Gina Besz riding Highway 20 Ride

3. #88 Emmi Lewis riding Nadia

4. #95 Taylor Ricks riding It’s a Kodak Moment

5. #94 Rebecca Greene riding My Miraculous Phoenix/Gboy

61) Thoroughbred Schooling Jumper – 2’6” to 2’9” – Table II, Section 2(b)

1. #157 Shawna Moore riding Girl with the Gold Hoof

2. #88 Emmi Lewis riding Nadia

3. #95 Taylor Ricks riding It’s a Kodak Moment

4. #94 Rebecca Greene riding My Miraculous Phoenix/Gboy

Ring 3 – Dressage

DRESSAGE SCHOOLING SHOW – USEF/USDF rules apply. Schooling attire permitted. Gift cards to championships through Level 1 given by DOVER SADDLERY

65) Thoroughbred Introductory Test A

1. #75 Stephanie Zaharuk riding Freight Forward

66) Thoroughbred Introductory Test B

1. #85 Katherine Cliver riding Tall, Dark, and Handsome

2. #75 Stephanie Zaharuk riding Freight Forward

67) Thoroughbred Introductory Test C

1. #83 Laura Zachary riding Poppy

2. #75 Stephanie Zaharuk riding Freight Forward

68) Open Introductory Test A

1. #403 Katrina Zwaaf riding Tiger

69) Open Introductory Test B

1. #82 Laura Zachary riding Tiger

2. #85 Katherine Cliver riding Tall, Dark, and Handsome

3. #403 Katrina Zwaaf riding Tiger

71) Thoroughbred Training Level Test 1

1. #68 Brenna McGuire riding Patient Reign

72) Thoroughbred Training Level Test 2

1. #64 Ashley Malm riding Dark and Stormy

2. #70 Allison Norton riding Cosmopolitan

3. #68 Brenna McGuire riding Patient Reign

73) Thoroughbred Training Level Test 3

1. #64 Ashley Malm riding Dark and Stormy

The Big Day is Almost Here!

Tomorrow’s the BIG DAY!!! If you know of anyone who has horses who are NOT thoroughbreds, please let them know they are welcome too in our open classes.

DRESSAGE RIDERS: Nancy emailed you your times so if you haven’t received them, please contact us and we will get that info to you directly.

Show Information: NEW! TIME SCHEDULE posted under Prize List Tab

Round 2 Thoroughbred Horse Show

September 21, 2013 at 8:00 AM (all three rings)

Bucks County Horse Park, 8934 Easton Road, Ottsville, PA 18942 (use this address for GPS directions)

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Part of Jockey Club T.I.P. (Thoroughbred Incentive Program)

Featuring:

3 RINGS
BEGINNER HUNTERS – CROSS RAILS TO 2’9’’
BEGINNER JUMPER – 2’ TO 3’
IN-HAND CLASSES
DRESSAGE Please note that you must pre-register for all dressage classes.

Judges: Diane Rodich, Dressage; Gretchen Randolph, Hunters & In-Hand; and Kate Palm, Jumpers

Please bring food and pet food donations for local food bank distribution.

Thoroughbreds: Proof of TB registration required (lip tattoo, copy of registration, Jockey Club papers, adoption agreement) and negative coggins.

T.I.P. Classes: T.I.P. class registrants MUST have a T.I.P. number from The Jockey Club prior to entering the T.I.P. classes. You can find more information about T.I.P. here: www.tjctip.com

This show will also have OPEN classes for non-thoroughbreds as well.

For information:
email: round2tbhorseshow@gmail.com
phone: 484-547-1253.

Entry forms are now available under the Entry Info tab at the top. The prize list has also been updated with all classes. The show will start at 8:00 A.M. in all three rings. Schooling will be permitted in the Hunter Ring prior to classes starting.

The Bucks County Horse Park, established in 1991, is a tax exempt, nonprofit corporation under Sec. 501 (c)(3) dedicated to preserving open space and promoting amateur equestrian activities. For further information or membership or events, please call (610) 847-8597.