Well, the first week of Pensacola is in the books, and what a start it was! It was supposed to be warmer weather (at least, that’s what they tell me) but the “Arctic Vortex” had other ideas! Heavy coats and toe warmers were quickly unpacked and used. The horses, who hadn’t been out in days because of the bad weather at home, thought they would show their rodeo moves-they felt really good! Sheryl had plenty of blankets to keep the horses toasty in their “slightly” chilly southern stalls and everyone settled in quiet nicely.
The beginning of the show week was cancelled because of the cold weather. The footing, not to mention the pipes, were not used to single digits! I guess they were wondering how much further south they needed to go to be warm! (In this case, a long way) Everyone stayed bundled up and waited out the weather. Then, just to show her ultimate power, Mother Nature decided to throw in a Monsoon for good measure. And the show was again delayed while sheets of rain poured down. Finally, clear skies shown again and the competition was able to start for real this time.
This is Mary on the first day in Pensacola. They called her “Gnome”.
The results from the Pensacola Winter Series, which takes place at the Escambia County Equestrian Center, are in and the Rolling Acres Show group started off this winter season with a bang!
Allison Bergemeyer did very well riding Dolce, owned by Marion Lowry, placing 1st in the Non-Pro 2’9 Jumping class, 2nd in the Performance Hunter Under Saddle class, and a 5th and 7th in the Junior Hunter division. Riding Atrex, owned by Paulexi, LLC, she won 2nd in the Open Hunter class, 2nd and 3rd in the Junior Hunter division, 3rd in the Performance Hunter Confirmation Under Saddle Class, and 3rd in the USEF Pessoa Hunt Seat Medal class.Way to go Allison!
Kiana Fiore, riding Zivago, placed 2nd and 4th in the Child Hunter 14 and Under division making her Reserve Champion. Nice job Kiana!
Alyson Gurney on The Golden Compass, owned by Heathfield Hunters, LLC, finished with two 1sts in the Junior Hunter division and 3rd in the Performance Hunter 3’6 Under Saddle class which earned them Champion!! She also competed Nikita for the first time together, and won a 1st in the 0.95 meter II jumper class, 3rd and 4th in the Child Adult 1.10 meter jumper division, and 5th in the Child Adult 1.0 meter jumper class. Awesome riding Alyson!
Addie Jabin competed her horse Luigi in the 0.95 meter jumper division and won a 1st place! Nice riding Addie!
Emmy Middleton competed her horse Delphine in the Child Hunter 15-17 division and won two 3rds! She also competed in the Taylor Harris Insurance Services Childrens Medal class and placed with a 2nd. Great job Emmy!
Devon Monroe rode Quastor Van De Helle Z, owned by Paulexi, LLC, in the Junior A/O 1.25 meter jumper division and won a 2nd and a 5th. She also rode in the Non Restricted Child Adult 1.0 meter jumper division and placed 3rd. In the National Junior Amateur 1.25 meter jumper class they pair placed 5th. Nice job Devon!
Blaire Miran riding Lariat, owned by Lauren Moyer, won two 1sts and a 2nd in the Child 15-17 Hunter division! Awesome job Blaire!
Alexis Mozeleski competed Little Star in the Child 15-17 Hunter division and won two 5th places! Excellent job Alexis!
Bernadette Coyle competed her own Lorca de Caryan in the Child 15-17 Hunter division and won a 1st and a 2nd place making her Champion! She also won the Taylor Harris Insurance Services Childrens Medal class. Great riding Bernadette!!
Charlotte Williams rode Frontman, owned by Kasperon, LLC, in the Adult Amateur Hunter division and won a 3rd and a 4th place. Nice job Charlotte!
Kevin Foster competed Quintessential in the Amateur Owner Hunter 3’6 division and won a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th giving him Reserve Champion! He also placed 6th in the Amateur Owner Handy 3’6 and a 7th in the Amateur Owner Hunter Classic. Wonderful riding Kevin!
Marylisa Leffler competed a large string of horses, doing very well! She rode The Golden Compass in the Performance Hunter division and won two 2nds and two 3rds. Riding Dolce, owned by Marion Lowry, Mary won a 3rd and a 4th in the Performance Hunter 3’6 division.
Competing Quintessential in the Performance Hunter 3’3 division, Mary won two 1sts, a 2nd, a 3rd and two 5ths. Riding Axtrex, owned by Paulexi, LLC, in the Performance Hunter 3’3 divison, Mary won a 2nd, a 4th, two 5ths and a 6th. Riding Soxappeal, owned by Winsome Farms, in the Pre Green Hunter division the pair won two 1sts and three 2nds making them Champion of the division!
Competing Just Enjoy, owned by Connie Mcrill, in the Baby Green Hunter division, Mary won a 1st and four 2nd places earning them Reserve Champion. Riding Lariat, owned by Lauren Moyer, Mary won 1st in the Non Pro 2’9 class, as well as two 1sts in the Schooling Hunter 2’9 division! Mary rode Frontman, owned by Kasperon LLC, in the Schooling Hunter 2’9 division as well and two 1sts!
Marylisa won a 1st on Delphine, owned by Emmy Middleton in the Schooling Hunter 2’9 division. Riding Zivago, owned by Kiana Fiore, Mary won two 1sts in the Schooling Hunter 3’0 division! She also won a 1st in the Schooling Hunter 3’0 division on Bernadette Coyle’s Lorca De Caryan. Competing Denicheur Van De Donkhoeve, owned by Paulexi, LLC, Mary won two 2nds in the Open Jumper 1.20 meter division.
Riding Carlot in the same division, Mary placed 3rd. Also riding Indy in that division Mary finished in 4th. Competing Quastor Van De Helle Z in the Open Jumper 1.30 meter division, Mary won 1st place!
We are very proud of Marylisa and all of the Rolling Acres riders for such a great start to the 2014 show season!
This is Alexis Mozeleski and Little Star at their first show together. She just started riding him. They make a great pair, don’t they!
Allison Bergemeyer and Dolce
Charlotte Williams and Frontman
Kevin Foster and Quintessential riding for their Reserve Champion!
All photos thanks to Sheryl Sutherby!!