Articles: Press Release
Over the Hill Farm Victorious in Multiple Divisions at Biltmore Estate
Jennifer Wood of Phelps Media Group, Inc. at (561)
753-3389 or at email@example.com
Asheville, NC- July 18- Over the Hill Farm and trainer Bill Schaub
traveled to the mountains of North Carolina and the beautiful grounds of
the Biltmore Estate for the Summer Classic horse show on July 13-17.
While Schaub's ponies and riders have been gaining notice this year for
their incredible success- and this week was no different- the larger
horses won their fair share this week under the shadow of the Biltmore
In the First Year Green division, Hunt Tosh guided Roberta Previ's
Reveille to the championship. The pair were second in four of the
classes and won the remaining class. Over the Hill Farm assistant
trainer Molly Sewell rode Love Letter to the tricolor in the Hopeful
Hunter division for owners Lee Avera and Avera Ventures.
The adult riders of Over the Hill Farm also bested their competitors.
Lee Cesery and Toblerone were champions in the 3'3" Children's/Adult
Hunter division and won their hunter classic. Michele Allison picked up
the ride on Paige Wiese's Phone Home and finished with the reserve
championship in the Amateur Adult Hunter 18-35 division. Allison and
Phone Home also placed second in the Adult Hunter Classic.
Caroline Cramer was one of the top young equitation riders of the week.
On Honor Role, she won both Equitation 12-14 classes and finished second
in the State Line Medal class. She and Honor Role also won a class in
the competitive Large Junior 15 & Under Hunter division.
Pony riders from Over the Hill Farm were successful in almost every pony
division offered at the Biltmore Estate Summer Classic. Hi Lite, owned
by Redfield Farm and Bill Schaub, was the Small Pony Hunter champion
this week. Rider Kelcie Brophy piloted the adorable chestnut pony to
three wins and three second places in the division and won the Small
Pony Hunter Classic. Brophy's main competition in the Classic was
herself, as she finished second on Fancy Feet, owned by Avera Ventures
and Bill Schaub.
In the Medium Pony Hunter division, one of the top pony riders in the
country picked up the ride on High Fashion for owners Laura King Kaplan
and J&M King Trust. Lauren Hogan, of Tampa, FL, rode the striking pony
to first, second, sixth, and two third place ribbons. Hogan also won
the Medium Pony Hunter Classic.
On her own pony, Time to Talk, Lauren Hogan captured the Large Pony
Hunter tricolor and the win in the Large Pony Hunter Classic. The pair
won three out of six classes and recorded two second place finishes in
the division. Lauren also branched out into the Pony Jumper division on
Thunder Jam and won the $500 Pony Jumper Stake class. The pair picked
up the reserve champion ribbon in the division and Lauren was awarded
the Pony Jumper Rider Style Award.
Not to be outdone, Lauren's younger sister, Katie Hogan, had her fair
share of winning at Biltmore. She rode her own Hint of Blue to the
reserve championship in the Children's Pony division. Hint of Blue and
catch rider Megan Massaro competed in the Large Pony Hunter division and
won two blue ribbons, while big sister Katie rode him to second place in
the Large Pony Hunter classic.
Katie Hogan also competes in the Pony Jumper division and finished
second to Lauren in the Pony Jumper Stake class on Just For Fun, and won
another Pony Jumper class.
Last, but not least, young Rachel Lanham won the Short Stirrup Classic
on Bill Schaub's Houdini.
Known for producing top pony hunters, Schaub is pleased to report that
In A Dream and new owner/rider Kaitlin Porath were reserve champions in
the Large Green Pony Hunter division. With trainer Jack Towell, Porath
and In A Dream competed in their first show together and won the Large
Green Pony Hunter Classic with two high scores of 88. It is only In A
Dream's second lifetime competition.
Over the Hill Farm and Bill Schaub will show again at the Biltmore
Estate Summer Classic II on July 20-24 and are sure to be the ones to
beat, no matter what size the horse or pony.