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2015 Show Summary

Here at Barton Equine we had a fairly quiet start to the year only doing one show in January with the young horses at Mortlake.  It was a fun weekend and Caramut Riding Club always do a fabulous job.  Greta Hinchen made the trek to Mt Gambier for the Young Rider and Junior Carnival and had a great show being part of the winning Victorian Junior State Team, placing 4th in the 1.20m speed class and 6th in the Young Rider Championship.  Greta and I Reckon also had a successful weekend at Boneo Young Rider Champs winning the 1.20m Young Rider and later in the month placing 6th in the Junior Championship at Boneo World Cup Show.

February was a very quiet month with no shows for our team at all.  Things were still busy around the place over those two months with plenty of the clients still going out and having success at competitions.

The first bigger show for my team was at Mortlake.  The horses had not long been back in so had limited starts.  Alondra and Lamaz both jumped well around the Grand Prix with just one down and Volador jumped clear with Scottie Barclay to finish 6th after a couple down in the jump off.  Greta and I Reckon were 9th in the Mini Prix and 5th in the 1.20m over 40 points and Dom Stevens and Isle of Hinchenbrook 5th and 6th in the 1.20m and 1.20m under 40 points Championship

At Shepparton the horses all jumped well.  We had a hectic weekend with 9 of my horses at the show and 7 of the clients horses but we managed to survive with my super groom Jess doing an amazing job to keep the horses well looked after and always ready on time for their classes.  Results wise we didn’t have a great show but all of the horses jumped well from the 75cm through to the 1.40m.  Lolita Moran and Prince Maverick had a great show placing 4th in the 75cm and Adriana D’agostino riding Chino was 6th also in the 75cm!

Jumping with the stars was next, we only took Volador to this show and I had the lovely Mayfair (owned by Simon and Jessica Tainish) in the 5yo.  She was a bit underdone for this show but jumped around nicely the first day.  Volador jumped well for a win in the second round of the Current Stars.  Greta Hinchen riding I reckon stepped up to the Current Stars class and rode a great round the first day to place 8th against all of the senior riders.

We then headed off to South Australia for the Easter Festival at Mount Gambier and the SA State Titles at the Adelaide Royal Show Grounds.  Alondra and Celso jumped great all weekend at Mt Gambier, Alondra placed 3rd in the 1.40m Speed class and 5th in the 1.40m Grand Prix on Monday.  Celso had his first attempt at the big futurity there just having a very unlucky rail down.  I opted not to start in the second round as I was going to miss my flight home but in hindsight I really should have as the only double clear, Brett Hickey and his lovely Aladdin, won the class.  Well done to Brett on a great win on a very talented and very exciting young horse.

State Titles has to be one of the best shows of the year and its always a privilege to ride on the beautiful Adelaide Royal Showgrounds.  Equestrian SA did a great job running the show and we had a successful weekend with Celso placing 6th in the open 1.25m and taking out the 6yo TIE class on day 1.  Alondra jumped great day 1 also to place 3rd in the strong 1.35m.   Celso capped off a great weekend by placing 2nd in the Future Stars class against a field of much more experienced horses, so that was a nice way for him to finish the run of shows.  Dominique Stevens had a great show finishing 2nd and 6th in the young rider with Isle of HInchenbrook and the Barton Equine bred Carisma respectively.

After arriving home from Adelaide all of my older horses were tipped out and we brought the 4 year olds back in and headed down to Kardella Farm for their “Kardella Classic”.  It was the first time we had made the trip down to Russell Morrison and Amalfi White’s beautiful property and it proved to be well worth it.  The facilities are immaculate and the surface on their massive sand arena is fantastic.  The babies all jumped well around the 75 and 90cm and Lolita Moran and Prince Maverick also jumped some lovely clear rounds.

Last weekend we headed down to Hexham for another great Caramut Riding Club run event.  It is so great to have such good smaller shows to go to, with good courses, gear and footing like Kardella Farm and Caramut Riding Club to give the young horses some exposure and confidence.  Russell Morrison and Tim Haworth over both weekends did a great job to build inviting and confidence building tracks that were not tricky or over complicated for young horses and/or young riders.  Some simple related lines were introduced over true distances to encourage riders to  keep cantering down to the next fence and just allow the horses to do their job.   At Hexham my young horses jumped well stepping out in the 90cm and 1m class over the two days.  It was great to have a 1m height class for a change instead of having the jump from 90cm to 1.05m, which can seem daunting on a green 4yo or any young horse for that matter.  Greta Hinchen brought I Reckon down on the way to be turned out in Warrnambool for winter and started him in the 1.20m for a win and Dom Stevens started her newly acquired Campione GNZ for a 4th in the 1.20m.

We now have a weekend off from jumping shows and will go to the dark side for the weekend at Boneo Park for their Winter Dressage Championships this Saturday with Belcam Coralline, Corduroy and Bronwyn Petitt and her super “Burlesque” before heading back down to Boneo again the following weekend to cross back over to the showjumping arena 🙂

Thank you to all of my wonderful clients, my grooms and of course my family for supporting me throughout the season.  It has been busy but it has been very fun and rewarding for all involved…. and sorry everyone, its not over yet!

Wodonga World Cup and Victorian Shows Update

We have had a busy few months since returning home from the Queensland run with shows and getting the indoor up and running.

We had a very successful show on the weekend with Volador, expertly ridden by Scottie Barclay, winning the coveted Future Stars class at the Wodonga World Cup Show.  Lamaz and Alondra jumped great Thursday to place 3rd and 5th respectively in the 1.40m A2 and Dom Stevens rode two great rounds on Isle of Hinchenbrook to place 6th in the Young Rider Championship.  On Friday Celso jumped great to place 6th in the under 20 points 1.15m.  Lamaz and Alondra again jumped very well in the Len and Betty McVean Memorial Grand Prix.  Alondra finished on 4 faults in the first round and Lamaz jumped clear and 4 to finish 6th.  Congratulations to Billy Raymont riding Tim and Michelle Clark’s very promising Anton for a great win.

Greta Hinchen and her newly acquired “I Reckon” jumped very well in the junior championship qualifying for the jump off.  She also jumped a great clear first round on Queen of Hearts NZPH and had a very fast time in the jump off however an unfortunate 4 faults at the first fence kept her just out of the placings.

Dave Cameron rode two great rounds coming off an exciting win in the Australia Senior Championship to claim victory in the Kevin Bourke Memorial World Cup Qualifier.

We are looking forward to Shepparton WC Show this weekend before having a quiet weekend prior to heading to Sale for their Grand Prix Show.

Some other results from our team over the last few months include:

Tatura Indoor Show 2014

2nd Grand Prix – Lamaz
2nd Young Rider Championship – Dom Stevens & Isle of Hinchenbrook
=3rd Young Rider Championship – Greta Hinchen & Queen of Hearts NZPH
=3rd Young Rider Championship – Dom Stevens & Carisma

Euroa Classic 2014

1st Future Stars – Volador & Scottie Barclay
2nd Mini Prix – Volador & Scottie Barclay
5th Grand Prix – Lamaz
7th Grand Prix – Alondra
3rd 6yo Qualifier – Celso
8th Future Stars – Dom Stevens & Isle of Hinchenbrook

Sale Spring Show 2014

3rd 1.40m – Volador & Scottie Barclay
4th 1.40m GP – Volador & Scottie Barclay

Australian Championships 2014

2nd Future Stars – Volador & Scottie Barclay
8th Mini Prix – Alondra
10th Australian Speed Title – Alondra

Shepparton Spring Show 2014

2nd Grand Prix – Lamaz
5th Grand Prix – Alondra
1st Mini Prix – Volador & Scottie Barclay
2nd 1.20m Championship – Celso
3rd 1.20m Championship – Isle of Hinchenbrook & Dom Stevens

Queensland 2014

We recently returned from a successful trip to QLD.  We showed at Gatton Ag/QLD State Showjumping Championships, Glenhaven Park Grand Prix Show – Kilcoy and then back to Gatton for the World Cup Show.

Results:

QLD State Titles

5th – 1.30m A2 – Alondra – Jess Barton
8th – QLD Senior State Title – Alondra – Jess Barton
3rd – QLD Futurity Championship – Volador – Scottie Barclay

Glenhaven Park Grand Prix

4th – Speed Championship – Lamaz – Jess Barton

Gatton World Cup Show

3rd & 4th – 1.40m World Cup Warm Up – Lamaz & Alondra

 

Thanks to Mum, Scottie Barclay and Jess Mott for all of their help and support during the trip and also well done to Greta Hinchen and Queen of Hearts NZPH who jumped some great rounds during our time in QLD and were a great help and also awesome company on the trip up!

 

Mortlake WDSJC 2014

 

Congratulations to Steven Hill and the super talented, Yalambi’s Bellini Star for a great win in the Grand Prix Yesterday.

Binnie Barclay Memorial Grand Prix Results:

1st Steven Hill – Yalambi’s Bellini Star
2nd Russell Johnstone – Borealis Centurion
3rd Tim Clarke – Caltango
4th Kristy Bruhn – Harbarty
5th Jess Barton – Lamaz
6th Andrew Lamb – CP Argento
7th David Lever – Serena
8th Melissa Robertson – Ameroo VeeBee

The Mini Prix was won by Ingrid Williamson riding the very consistent – I Reckon.

Scottie Barclay did a great job riding Volador to win the 1.20m Under 40 Points Championship.

Many thanks to the Caramut Riding Club for running yet another fantastic event.

 

Mundulla Show 2014

Lamaz Mundulla Grand Prix 2014 IMG_3663We all had a great time at Mundulla Ag Show.  The show grounds are fantastic and the weather was absolutely perfect for show jumping!

Lamaz and Alondra jumped great to place 1st and 4th in the Grand Prix on Sunday.

Celso stepped up to jump around the 1.25m with just one down.

Dom Stevens stepped out on her two new mounts and they both jumped lovely clear rounds around the 1.10m classes.

Greta Hinchen had a great show on her “Queen of Hearts” placing 6th in the Junior Championship.  Congratulations also to Brianna Devine for a great win in the Junior Championship.

Mt Gambier Showjumping Club Easter Festival

Thanks to the Mt Gambier Showjumping Club for running another great show.

Championship Results:

Min 1.40m Championship

1st Caltango – Tim Clarke
2nd Lamaz – Jess Barton
3rd Fieldbrook Corunia – Jeff Evans
4th Jack – Kristy Bruhn
5th Belcam Cosmic – Kristy Bruhn

Blue Lake Stakes

1st Mt Robinsons Qitana Z – Airlie Robinson
2nd Jingella Delta – Kristy Haworth
3rd Cobble Stone – Kristy Haworth
4th Sprite Knight – James Lang
5th Blues My Name – Scottie Barclay
6th Bodyline – Amanda Barclay
7th Play With Paint – Sam Richardson
8th Kirkley Hill Dejavu – Brianna Devine

FULL RESULTS CLICK HERE

Our horses jumped great all weekend.  Alondra was 3rd in the 1.40m Am5 on Saturday and 5th on Sunday in the 1.40m A2.  Lamaz was super all show placing 2nd on Sunday in the 1.30m and 2nd in the 1.40m Championship on Monday.  Volador, Carisma and Celso were great all weekend jumping some good rounds.  Dom Stevens and her very consistent CP Safari were 4th in the 1.10m on Saturday.  Thanks to Sherrie, Barry, Mia and Charlie for their help throughout the weekend and also to my coach Scottie Barclay for all of his good advice and support!   Thanks also to my generous sponsors Bombers Australia and Kentaur Australia!

Western District Showjumping Champs 2013

We all had a great weekend at the Caramut Riding Club’s Western District Showjumping Champs.  The horses jumped great all weekend for some good placings.

Many thanks to the organisers of the show particularly the Haworth family for their tireless work throughout the weekend and in the lead up to the show.

FULL LIST OF RESULTS

Mundulla Show 2013

We all had a great weekend at Mundulla Show with all of the horses jumping great throughout the show. Congratulations to Kristy Bruhn and her very consistent Harbarty for taking out the 1.40m Championship  and to Brianna Devine for a win in the Junior Champ. Mundulla show is one of the best surfaces in the country, it was like carpet all weekend! Looking forward to next year!

Results for our team as follows:

Saturday

2nd – 1.30m Alondra
5th – 1.30m Lamaz
1st – 1.05m CP Safari – Dom Stevens
3rd – 1.05m Chimayo – Amy Kort

Sunday

3rd – 1.40m Championship – Lamaz
4th – Under 16 Points Championship – Carisma
3rd – Young Rider Championship – Chimayo – Amy Kort

 

Shepparton and Barastoc Wrap-up

Barastoc Results 17th February 2013

The girls had a very successful show at Barastoc this year.  In the jumping arena Dom Stevens and CP Safari won both the 90cm AM5 and the 90cm Championship to eventually  be declared 90cm and overall champion for 2013.  Emily Stirling and Heart of England had their first show together and jumped some lovely rounds to finish with a 4th in the 60cm Championship.

Shepparton Results NVSJC Summer Show 23rd-24th February 2013 

Northern Victorian Showjumping Club once again put on a great weekend of showjumping.  Driving into the show we were all awestruck by the bright green oasis that was the surface for arena 1!  We all had a great weekend at the show.

RESULTS: 

Saturday 

1st 60cm – Emily Stirling – Heart of England
4th 75cm – Barry Barton – Coralline
2nd 85cm – Barry Barton – Coralline
3rd 85cm – Dom Stevens – Twins Love Song
5th 85cm – Dom Stevens – CP Safari

Sunday 

1st 1.00m – Dom Stevens – CP Safari
5th A & B Grade Championship – Jess Barton – Lamaz
3rd 65cm – Emily Stirling – Heart of England
5th 75cm – Emily Stirling – Heart of England
5th 90cm – Barry Barton – Coralline

Shepparton Photo Gallery -….. More to come 🙂

Shipwreck Coast 2013 Photo Gallery

Here are some photos of the ponies from Shipwreck Coast – Photo Credit: Derek O’leary

Foal Gallery

Can’t get enough of these cute little boys and girls… Some exciting ponies for the future!

Here are some nice pics of the newest and youngest members of the Barton Equine team just hanging out at the young horse farm.

Shipwreck Coast Showjumping Championships 2013

The Shipwreck Coast Showjumping Championships is a wonderful event run by the Warrnambool Racing Club.  The event is held annually and is run in conjuction with the Koroit Cup meeting on Sunday.  The showjumping is held on the public lawn which is 100-plus year old Kikuyu, making it a brilliant surface to jump on.  Course Designer Doug Bruce did a good job to build friendly inviting courses throughout the weekend which got horses jumping very confidently.

The organizers of the show plan the A & B Grade Championship to take place while the racing program is underway.  This results in about 3-4 horses jumping in between each race.  It is a good way of getting more numbers at the event to support the showjumping as it is a great source of entertainment in between races.

Most years the Restricted D grade class is run on Friday afternoon following freshman’s rounds; however this year due to the extreme weather on Friday the organisers chose to start a little earlier and hold this class Saturday morning. Local rider Jock Goold took out 1st and 2nd place in this event with his two Junior horses Blue Diamond King and Connie.

The next event on the program was the D grade which was won by former Local rider Jess Barton riding her 4yo gelding my Conquistador, Celso.  Second place went to Russell Johnstone with his Isle of Africa and third place went to Rachael Gane with M.P. Amaya.

Greg Smith took out the 1.20m AM5 riding his chestnut TB Higgs Can Fly, with 2nd place once again going to Russell Johnstone with Carlo (x TEP Cloverflush). Jess Barton finished in 3rd place on Lamaz.  The 1.30m AM5 was won by Jess Barton riding Lamaz (x Landcapitol) followed by Russell Johnstone with his talented gelding by Collins, Borealis Centurion.  Tim Clarke was 3rd with his dual 2012 World Cup Qualifier winner Caltango (x Contango II).

The final event on Saturday’s program was the 21yrs and under Championship which was one by talented local rider Kristy Haworth riding former Jumping with the Stars 6yo champion Jingella Delta (x Jubilee Bay).  Melissa Julius and Another Sportsman were 2nd followed by cousin Rachael McGrath with Stavoosky.

Sunday morning started with the D grade Championship which was won by Jess Barton riding Carisma (x Conquistador) followed in 2nd place by Kristy Haworth with the lovely Wondaree Rupert (by a son of AEA Inspiration).  Tim Clarke placed 3rd with Oaks Kosmo, who is also sired by Conquistador.   The C & D Grade Championship was taken out by Melissa Julius with her athletic grey gelding Another Sportsman with Sam Richardson and her delightful little coloured gelding Play with Paint in 2nd.  Jess Barton was third with Volador (x Vivant).

Russell Johnstone cracked a win in the A & B Grade after a weekend full of second placings!  Russ won the class riding his lovely Chestnut gelding Carlo (also a former Jumping with the Stars winner) and was also second with Borealis Centurion.  Jess Barton took 3rd and 4th place with Lamaz and Alondra respectively and Tim Clarke was 5th with the feisty little machine Caltango.

The final class for the weekend was a novelty class, the Rescue Relay.  Melissa Julius and Rachael Gane teamed up to win the class.  In second place were sisters Maureen and Rachel McGrath followed by Jock Goold and Russell Johnstone in 3rd.  Rachael Gane capped off a successful weekend with her Simple Dreams also being crowned Most Successful Thoroughbred of the Championships.

Our Team Results in Summary:

Had a very pleasing weekend at Shipwreck Coast Showjumping Championships.

Saturday Results

4th Maiden D Grade – Celso
1st D Grade AM5 – Celso
4th D Grade AM5 – Volador
5th D Grade AM5 – Carisma
3rd 1.20m AM5 – Lamaz
1st 1.30m AM5 – Lamaz
4th 1.30m AM5 – Alondra

Sunday Results

1st D Grade Championship – Carisma
3rd C & D Grade Championship – Volador
3rd A & B Grade Championship – Lamaz
4th A & B Grade Championship – Alondra

Thanks to the show organisers and sponsors who made the show possible and thank you to my sponsors Kentaur and Bombers Australia for their continued support. Must not forget Mum, Dad, Sarah and Steve for getting me into the competition arena around 25 times over the 2 days.

National Suggestion Survey August 2015 – RESULTS

Thank you to all riders who took the time to complete the NJC suggestion survey.  Over 100 riders completed the survey.

The results from the online poll and the surveys which were emailed to me on the pdf or word document have been carefully collated and are presented below.  Your suggestions and comments were greatly appreciated and I will be using many of your suggestions to form surveys in the future.

If you have any questions or queries please feel free to email me at bartonequine@me.com or leave feedback in the form located at the bottom of the page.

A Rider’s Association meeting as been scheduled to be held at Australian Showjumping Championships on Thursday 17th September.  Please email me any agenda items you might like to add prior to this date.

Thank you again for taking part in the survey and good luck at all of the upcoming shows!

 

SURVEY RESULTS: 

Rule

Article 257 2.4 For all young horse competitions, Junior and all 1.15m and under classes, all hind leg protections must have a maximum interior length of 16 cm. The width of the fastener must be at least 5 cm. Boots with the capacity to be tensioned are not allowed. (Refer to FEI Jumping Stewards’ Manual on the FEI website for diagram).

The following criteria must be respected:

· The inside of the protection must be smooth. The rounded rigid part of the protection must be placed around the inside of the fetlock;

Explanation

This rule has been problematic since its introduction with officials and competitors both confused as to what is legal and what is not.  The photos on the website have also raised discussion.  Officials are often not well placed to view boots on horses prior to rounds commencing.

Question 1)  The NJC are considering removing this stipulation from all classes except for style classes:

  1. I agree with this proposal
  2. I think the current rule should stand

RESULTS:

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Points and Grading

Competitions which count for points 

All EA competitions, 1.05 meters and above with 10 or more horses and which carry a total of $100 or more in prize money and or goods, excluding trophies advertised in the schedule, will count for points with exceptions of Art.283.4

An exception to the above: Competitions with less than 10 athletes. Rider(s) may elect at the time of the presentation to receive the allocated points. The decision to take this option must be made at the competition and be communicated to the judge, who will mark the results sheet that is sent to the EA office so that the office can allocate the correct points to the horse

Riders or owners may elect to take one (1) point if a horse jumps two clear rounds The decision to take this option must be made at the competition and be communicated to the judge, who will mark the performance card with a circled numeral “1” (①)and must initial the entry. The judge should then record this decision on the results sheet that is sent to the EA office so that the office can allocate the correct points to the horse.

 

4. Competitions which do not count for points 

Competitions specifically for Junior or Young Rider Athletes.

Competitions for Amateurs

Competitions for Young Horses

Competitions less than1.05 metre in height;

Competitions with less than $100 in prize money and or goods.

Competitions that involve teams (two or more athletes combining to win a competition) eg, relays, jigsaws, representative teams etc.

Explanation

Question 2a)  The move from Grading A-D to a point system has been made.  Do you think this system is working well?

  1. Yes
  2. No

    RESULTS:

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One suggestion is that the number of competitors be raised to 15 (from the current 10) which will mean that the smaller events with less than 15 competitors will not attract points.  This would mean riders supporting their smaller local shows are not disadvantaged with attracting excess points.

Question 2b)  Would you like to see the number of competitors raised to 15 to qualify for points?

  1. Yes
  2. No

RESULTS:

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National Jumping Survey August 2015

Survey – WORD Doc file
Survey – PDF File

PLEASE FILL OUT THE ABOVE SURVEY AND EMAIL TO: bartonequine@me.com or FILL OUT THE POLL BELOW (and leave any comments in the form at the bottom of this page)

ONCE YOU SELECT AN OPTION FROM THE POLLS BELOW PLEASE SELECT “VOTE” AFTER YOU MAKE EACH SELECTION. 

YOU ONLY NEED TO FILL IN YOUR DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE IF YOU WISH TO LEAVE ANY FURTHER COMMENTS 

NATIONAL JUMPING RIDERS SUGGESTION SURVEY

Outlined below are suggested rule changes that will be addressed and finalised at the upcoming National Jumping Committee meeting being held on the 11th August 2015.

Jumping riders are being given the opportunity to answer questions and give feedback & suggestions on the rule changes which are listed below

QUESTION ONE:

Rule

Article 257 – Saddlery, Point 2.4:

For all young horse competitions, Junior and all 1.15m and under classes, all hind leg protections must have a maximum interior length of 16 cm. The width of the fastener must be at least 5 cm. Boots with the capacity to be tensioned are not allowed. (Refer to FEI Jumping Stewards’ Manual on the FEI website for diagram).

The following criteria must be respected:

– The inside of the protection must be smooth. The rounded rigid part of the protection must be placed around the inside of the fetlock; No additional elements may be used in conjunction with the protection

Rule Explanation:

This rule has caused confusion with both officials and competitors as to what boots are legal and what are not. The photos on the website have also caused misunderstanding. Officials are often not available to review boots prior to commencement of rounds.

QUESTION TWO:
PART 1

Rule

Article 283 – Point System for Jumping Horses, Point 3:

All EA competitions, 1.05 meters and above with 10 or more horses and which carry a total of $100 or more in prize money and or goods, excluding trophies advertised in the schedule, will count for points with exceptions of Art.283.4

An exception to the above: Competitions with less than 10 athletes. Rider(s) may elect at the time of the presentation to receive the allocated points. The decision to take this option must be made at the competition and be communicated to the judge, who will mark the results sheet that is sent to the EA office so that the office can allocate the correct points to the horse

Riders or owners may elect to take one (1) point if a horse jumps two clear rounds The decision to take this option must be made at the competition and be communicated to the judge, who will mark the performance card with a circled numeral “1” ()and must initial the entry. The judge should then record this decision on the results sheet that is sent to the EA office so that the office can allocate the correct points to the horse.

Competitions which do not count for points

– Competitions specifically for Junior or Young Rider Athletes.

– Competitions for Amateurs

– Competitions for Young Horses

– Competitions less than1.05 metre in height;

– Competitions with less than $100 in prize money and or goods.

– Competitions that involve teams (two or more athletes combining to win a competition) eg, relays, jigsaws, representative teams etc.

Suggestion:

One suggestion is that the number of competitors be raised to 15 (from the current 10) which will mean that the smaller events with less than 15 competitors will not attract points. This would mean riders supporting their smaller local shows are not disadvantaged with attracting excess points.

 

Please feel free to contact us via the form below if you have any further questions: 

 

VAS Ltd. Show Horse Championships 2015

Congratulations to long time pupil Vienna Smith for a very successful weekend at Vas Ltd Show Horse Championships last weekend in Bendigo. Vienna took out VAS Ltd Champion Small Hack riding her lovely off the track mare “Hypnotic”. Vienna was also Runner up in the First Season Galloway riding “Oak Park Rock Star” (out of one of Barton Equine’s mares who also produced successful Eventer “Aris Amergio”, so some very versatile blood lines there!)

Photo Credit – Julie Wilson Equestrian Photography