It was a great start for Karen Healey Stables in 2008. Many students showed at the first two weeks of the HITS Thermal Circuit in Thermal, CA, while others competed at the CN Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL.
In the first week of competition in California, Elizabeth Dickinson of Los Angeles swept up a slew of ribbons. She and Corrada were champions in the Modified Amateur-Owner Jumpers with a second and third. Dickinson and Fabius 45 won a Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Class. On Beckham, she was second and third in the Equitation 36-50 division and fourth in the Foxfield Medal.
In her first show as an amateur rider, Hannah Selleck of Thousand Oaks, CA, rode Bella to the win in the Foxfield Medal. In the Equitation 18-35, she finished first, second, and fifth.
Jocelyn Neff of Newport Beach and Golden Flip competed in their first show together and took home the reserve championship in the Low Junior Jumpers after two second place ribbons. Assistant trainer Kasey Ament rode Fred Bauer’s new horse Zico 13 to fourth place in the Level 6 Jumpers.
In the equitation, Karen Healey Stables swept the top ribbons in the Central Equine Medal class. Holly Dickinson got the win, while Katie Hallmark was second and Neff was third. Dickinson finished fourth in the CPHA Junior Medal class. Hallmark also finished first and second in the Limit Equitation division for the reserve championship and was second in the Equitation 14-15 division.
Kristi Siam of Chatsworth, CA, rode Carmelo to a reserve champion tricolor in the Equitation 51 & Over division. She finished first, second, second, and third. Siam got her second reserve championship in the Low Amateur-Owner Hunters with two second place ribbons.
In the second week of competition at HITS, Selleck and Bella returned to capture victory in the USEF Show Jumping Talent Search class. Also placed in the class were Navona Gallegos (fifth) and Jocelyn Neff (seventh). Selleck took the blue ribbon again in the Foxfield Medal and was second in the USEF Adult Medal and CPHA Amateur Medal class.
Holly Dickinson took first place in the USEF Junior Medal class, and Samantha Harrison placed second. Harrison won the CPHA Junior Medal, while Carly Anthony was fourth. Anthony finished third overall in the WIHS Equitation class. Haley Harrison finished second in the Marshall and Sterling Children’s Medal. In the WIHS Equitation class, Gallegos finished second. On her mounts Rembrandt VH Paradijs and Punker, Gallegos was second, fourth, and sixth in the Low Junior Jumpers.
Jocelyn Neff finished as champion in the Equitation 14-15 division, was second in the ASPCA Maclay, and received third and seventh place ribbons in the Low Junior Jumpers with Golden Flip.
A special win for Kristi Siam again in the second week was the championship in the Equitation 51 & Over division. She won all three over fences classes and was second on the flat. Sponsored by the Herd Collection, the champion in the division each week receives a pair of diamond horseshoe earrings. Siam also placed second in the Ariat Adult Medal and was champion in the Low Amateur-Owner Hunters.
Lauren Kay and her horse Chip Chap won the High Amateur-Owner Jumper reserve championship. They finished first and second in the division.
Adult rider Elizabeth Dickinson received the reserve championship in the Equitation 36-50 division. Yvette Lang-Einczig of Malibu won a class in the same division.
In the Central Equine Medal, Demi Steigler took the blue ribbon in the second week, while Katie Hallmark was third. Steigler finished second in the PCHA Medal class. In the Children’s Jumpers, she was second and fifth. She received eighth in the classic, all with Ce Ce Capone.
On the opposite coast, two Karen Healey Stables riders are competing. Shelby Wakeman of Westlake Village, CA, is receiving help from trainer Missy Clark. On Ivy, she finished second in the ASPCA Maclay, fourth in the USEF Show Jumping Talent Search, and fourth in the USEF Medal.
Tina DiLandri of La Jolla, CA, is training with Olympic gold medalist Chris Kappler. She won a highly competitive High Junior Jumper class and was seventh in the classic on her horse Chanel 292. She and RSVP were fifth in the ASPCA Maclay and the WIHS Equitation class.
Karen Healey Stables will compete next at the third week of the HITS Thermal Circuit on Feb. 5-10, 2008.
Reprinted with permission from Phelps Media Group.