Articles: Press Release
Over the Hill Farm Exceptional in Hunter and Jumper Divisions at Blowing
Rock Horse Show, WCHR Southeast Regional Awards
Photo Credit: Martha Hall and Hush, winners of the Junior/Amateur-Owner
Jumper Classic and top money winners of Blowing Rock Horse Show series.
Photo by Catherin Cammett.
Jennifer Wood for Phelps Media Group, Inc.
Mason Phelps, Jr. of Phelps Media Group, Inc. at (561)
753-3389 or at email@example.com
Blowing Rock, NC- August 11- Over the Hill Farm, headed by trainer Bill
Schaub of Sanford, FL, recently finished competition at the Blowing Rock
Horse Show series on July 28-31 and August 3-7 and came away with
multiple honors that encompassed the range of events at the show. In
addition, the annual awards for the World Championship Hunter Rider
Southeast Region were announced, with Over the Hill riders taking home
five top honors.
Although Schaub is known for working with many ponies and hunters, his
farm is not limited to those disciplines. This was evident in the
success of Martha Hall and her horse Hush. Hush and Hall finished
second in the Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic in the first week and
were victorious in week two in the Classic. Their top performances
earned them the "Spend the Night" Trophy, which is given to the highest
money winner over the two week series in the Junior and Amateur-Owner
Top amateur hunter rider Lee Cesery picked up the reserve championship
in the Amateur-Owner 36 & Over division on her bay gelding, What D'Ya
Know. In the Adult Amateur 18-35 Hunter division, Mescalero and Leary
Dixon were also reserve champions. An old name from the past resurfaced
when Ashley Kennedy came back from a 17 year riding hiatus to win an
Amateur-Owner 18-35 Hunter class on her newly purchased horse, Gold
Edition. Kennedy and her sister trained with Schaub years ago and owned
Lyrik, one of the most successful junior hunters in the '80's and '90's.
Katie Hogan of Tampa, FL, won the week one USEF Pony Medal class, but
unfortunately was sick and could not compete in week two. Her sister,
Lauren, won the same class in week two. Lauren guided her own fancy bay
pony, Time To Talk, to the championship in the Large Pony Hunter
Division. They were also awarded the Grand Championship in the Large
Pony division, which covered both weeks. Lauren also rode her little
sister's horse, Blew By You, to third place in the Children's Jumper
Classic. In the Medium Pony Hunter division, Lauren rode J&M King Trust
and Laura King Kaplan's High Fashion to the reserve championship.
Alex Butterworth piloted Hi Lite, owned by Redfield Farm and Bill
Schaub, to a reserve champion ribbon in the Small Pony Hunter division
in week one. Hi Lite was sold to young Lucie Oaken, who rode the
adorable chestnut pony to a reserve championship in the Short Stirrup
Equitation division in week two. Also in the second week, Mary Corbin
Burlingame and Fancy Feet, owned by Bill Schaub and Avera Ventures,
captured the reserve championship in the Small Pony Hunter division. It
was a great win for Burlingame, who just moved up from the Short Stirrup
Although he is new to the hunter/jumper discipline, Jimmy Fletcher
piloted Bill Schaub's Phone Home to the win in the Ariat Adult Medal
The striking grey pony, In A Dream, was formerly owned by Bill Schaub
and is now owned and ridden by Caitlin Porath. Porath trains with Jack
Towell, of Camden, SC. She and In A Dream came away with the tricolor
ribbon in the Green Pony Hunter division both weeks and were awarded the
overall Grand Green Pony and Grand Pony Hunter championships.
The Blowing Rock Horse Show was the last event in the Southeast region
for the World Championship Hunter Rider organization. Awards were
announced, and Over the Hill Farm riders came away with top honors.
Hunt Tosh, who rides many horses for Over the Hill Farm, won the
Professional division, while Lee Cesery won the Amateur-Owner division
and Roberta Previ won the Adult Amateur division. Bethany Klein
finished third in the Children's division and Lauren Hogan, despite only
competing in one WCHR rated show, finished fourth in the Pony division.
These placings give them the opportunity to compete at the Capital
Challenge Horse Show in Upper Marlboro, MD, in early October.
Over the Hill Farm is currently competing at the USEF Pony Finals in
Lexington, KY, on August 10-13. They will also host the Greater Orlando
Hunter Jumper Association horse show on August 26-27.
For more information on Over the Hill Farm, please visit their website
at: www.othfarm.com .