As the fall of 2014 begins to wrap up, I find myself amazed at all that Deerfield Farm has accomplished.
After a strong start in the spring to the show season, the summer continued to roll on productively. The Pickering Skills Development continued and was well attended. Throughout the five show circuit, we had many participants including Rose Fitzsimon on Netherfield, Elizabeth Spencer on Picasso, Sue Ling Pham on Kingston, Tia on Lickety Split, Olivia Hajax on Digby, Bre Makarus on Lickety Split, Brooke Makarus on Digby, and Camryn Field on Fizzie Kizzie. Nigel Wain on Instant Replay joined the group for his first horse show. Rose Fitzsimon finished the season as Reserve Champion in the Hack Division and Elizabeth Spencer and Picasso were year-end Champions in the Hi/Lo Hunter Division.
The summer saw trips to Trillium Shows with several students including Sue Ling Pham and Kingston, Elizabeth Spencer and Picasso, Christina and Vymple and Emily and Digby. There were also two trips to Quebec—Blainville with Camryn Field on Fizzie Kizzie participating in her first Gold Show to much success, Mary Lynn Boyle’s Crusader traveling to his first horse show, Elizabeth Spencer and Picasso participating in their first Hunter Classic with a finish in the top half and Baffin and I with solid placings in both the Grand Prix and the Talent Squad class. The next trip to Quebec was Breakyville where Elizabeth Spencer and Picasso continued to develop in the hunter ring and Baffin and I won the Talent Squad class and had a top five finish in the Grand Prix.
Natalie Tourikian and her mounts Amarillo GS and Ultimate Victory competed throughout the summer at Three Day Events with success. Kathryn Martin and Rather Risque also participated in several events improving at each one. Natalie and Ultimate Victory recently returned from Lexington, Kentucky where she and Ultimate Victory participated in their first CCI*.
Baffin and I enjoyed success throughout the summer, competing in both Grand Prixs and the Talent Squad series. Having qualified for the series finale, I am looking forward to showing at the Royal Winter Fair the beginning of November.
The summer also saw changes in the school. Mr has moved onto his new life as an event prospect. Digby has moved on to a new life as a loved mount. Obi has joined the barn and is being part boarded as a jumper.
With recent events, I cannot help but feel deeply grateful for all that I have in my life and all that has been accomplished over the summer. I am looking forward to the winter and all that it brings, except, perhaps, the cold!
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