Articles: Horse News
Callan Solem Pilots Two Mounts to Top Twelve Placings in $50,000 Ring Power
Grand Prix at HITS Ocala
Callan Solem showed Magic Cruise to an eighth place finish in the $50,000
Ring Power Grand Prix at HITS Ocala. Photo By: Alyson Sanderford/PMG
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Wellington FL - March 8, 2011 - Aiming for the HITS Million Dollar event in
Saugerties, NY, Callan Solem finished in the top twelve with her two mounts,
during Sunday's difficult $50,000 Ring Power Grand Prix at HITS Ocala, Week
IV. Showing in her first ever Sunday Grand Prix, Magic Cruise had a great
inaugural round, guided by Solem!
The rider also competed aboard her more experienced partner VDL
Torlando. Placing in the top twelve was no easy task during the event, with
only two horses advancing to the jump-off.
Callan and Magic Cruise finished in eighth place, after earning a fast four
fault score, while VDL Torlando took home the ribbon for eleventh, after
incurring four faults as well.
"Magic Cruise was so good," commented Solem. "I love her! She is such a good
girl! She really likes the ring in Ocala and she really enjoyed herself. I
am excited for having taken that step forward with her and also really
excited about the rest of the year!"
Solem added, "VDL Torlando is so fit and he is so ready to show. That horse
loves showing more than any horse I have ever met. He feels like King Kong!
It's like he can jump anything."
In Wellington, Rose Borzillo also represented Callan Solem Show Stables well
this weekend. She won the championship in the Children's 14-17 Jumper
division during Week VIII of the Winter Equestrian Festival. Assistant
trainer Martha Redman, down from Pennsylvania, coached Borzillo and her
veteran mount, Flying Dutchman, owned by Virginia McNeil. Together, Borzillo
and Flying Dutchman were victorious in both of the division's classes,
besting nearly 30 competitors.
"I am a huge fan of Rose's," smiled Solem. "She is super competitive, which
I like, because I am too. It's always fun to help her because you have a
shot to win. The same thing with that horse, he is such a wonder; we
literally win a class at almost every horse show. I really enjoy watching
Callan Solem Show Stables will continue showing at the Winter Equestrian
Festival through Week 12, before gearing up for the spring show season.
While Callan Solem is competing and coaching in Wellington, trainer Martha
Redman heads the Chester Springs, PA operation training students through the
winter and showing at local shows in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Callan
Solem Show Stables is a hunter/jumper/equitation operation based in Chester
Springs, Pennsylvania, headed by international grand prix rider Callan Solem
For more information about Callan Solem and Callan Solem Show Stables,
please call 610-827-9003 or visit www.callansolem.com/