17 Dec

Fox Lea Farm Zone 4 HOTY November 14-17th

We Wrapped up the 2019 Horse Show Season at Fox Lea Farm in Venice this past weekend at Zone 4 Finals. All of our riders have worked so hard this year to achieve so many goals and milestones, and we are so very happy to have been here with our barn family every step of the way!

Hannah Hilal & Mahoney- Zone Champion Childrens Hunters; Reserve Zone Champion 15-17 Equitation; Top ribbons in the Childrens Hunter Classic

Aimee Holtzapple & Billabong- Zone Champion Low CH/AD Jumpers; Winners of the Low CH/AD Jumper Classic

Marlee Altizer & Archer- Winners of the High CH/AD jumper J/O class; Top ribbons in the 1.20m jumpers

Emily DeVarona & Leo Augusto- Zone Champion USHJA 2’6 Hunter; Zone Champion Starfish Hunter

Dorian Cieslak & Fellow Van’t Polderhof- Reserve Zone Champion Adult Equitation; Winners of the USEF Adult Medal & THIS adult Medal

Dorian Cieslak & Varina- Zone Champion Adult Hunter; Top ribbon USHJA National Hunter Derby

Larah Darden & Johnny Dublin- Zone Champion of the 1.00m Jumpers; 6th overall Zone placing Low CH/AD Jumper


20 Nov

CFHJA Nov. 7-10th

The Watersedge crew headed out to Tampa for the last CFHJA show of the season last week! As usual, our horses and riders never disappoint, coming home with countless champion and reserve champions ribbons and of course all the smiles, lessons and memories that come along with an amazing show weekend!!

Dorian Cieslak & Varina- 2nd in the USHJA Hunter Derby also earning High Point JR/AM rider of the evening; 2nd in the Adult Hunter classic

Jessica Cross & Varina- Reserve Champion of the 3’3 Performance Hunters

Dorian Cieslak & Fellow Van’t Polderhof- Reserve Champion Adult Equitation; Winners of the Ariat Adult Medal

Gabby Saviettere & Queen of Hearts- Champion on the Pre-Adult; Champion Low Hunter Non-Pro; Winners on the M&S Adult Medal

Gabby Soloman & HMS Chandler- Reserve Champion TB Hunters; Top ribbons in the Adult Hunter Classic

Hannah Hilal & Mahoney- Champion of the 15-17 Equitation; Champion Childrens Hunters; Winners of the Childrens Hunter Classic

Jessica Cross & Stitch- Winners of the 1.25m jumpers; Top ribbons in the Welcome Stake

Aimee Holtzapple & Billabong- Winners of the Low CH/AD Jumper speed class; Top ribbons in the Low CH/AD Jumper Classic

Lola Dishman & Marantha Pizzazz- Champion of the Short Stirrup Equitation; Reserve Champion Short Stirrup Pony Hunter

Lily Spafford & Cherrybrooks Just Blue In- Champion Childrens Pony Hunter; Champion of the 11 & under; Winners of the Pony Hunter Classic

Lily Spafford & Blackout- Reserve Champion Childrens Pony Equitation; Top Ribbons in the Pony Hunter Classic




24 Oct

Southeast Medal Finals

Team Waters Edge brought their A Game to Southeast Medal Finals, coming home with countless blue ribbons and memories to last a lifetime!

Dorian Cieslak & Fellow Van’t Polderhof: Winners of the SEMF Adult Hunter Division

Larah Darden & Johnny Dublin: Winners of the SEMF Low Childrens Jumper Division

Marlee Altizer & Pegas De Thurgis: Winners of the SEMF High Child/Adult Jumper Division

Hannah Hilal & Mahoney: Winners of the SEMF Childrens Hunter Division

Gabby Savettiere & Queen of Hearts: Winners of the SEMF Low Adult Hunter Classic

Jessica Cross & Varina: Champion of the 3’3 Performance Hunter Division

Lola Dishman & Maranatha Pizzazz: Top ribbons in the SEMF Short Stirrup Equitation

Dorian Cieslak & Varina: Top ribbons in the SEMF Adult Hunters Division

Aimee Hotzapple & Billabong: Top ribbons in the SEMF Low Childrens Jumper Division

Lily Spafford had wonderful rides, moving up to the Childrens Pony Division on both of her new ponies!

Also, A huge congratulations to Dorian Cieslak and her own Fellow Van’t Polderhof for being awarded SEMF 2019 Best Horse award & recipients of the Bling Bling Memorial Trophy!

05 Mar

HITS Weeks 5 and 6

HITS weeks 5 and 6 were full of successful rides and fun times for the whole Waters Edge team!

Week One

  • Midnight Moon & Lily- Champion Short Stirrup equitation
  • Billabong & Aimee- 1st place Low Childrens Jumpers, 5th Low Childerens Jumper classic
  • HMS Chandler & Gabby Soloman- 2nd place .85m jumpers out of 40+
  • Queen of Hearts & Gabby Savettiere- 2nd & 5th out of 40 in the Modified Hunters, 4th Bit of Straw Modified Hunter Classic
  • Mahoney & Hannah- Top ribbons in both the 14-15 Eq & the Childrens Hunters
  • Broadway Joe & Alicia- 7th in the Bit of Straw Classic & ribbons in HITS 2 Hunter

Week Two

  • Queen of Hearts & Gabby Savettiere- 1st M&S Medal, top ribbons HITS 2 Hunter
  • HMS Chandler & Gabby Soloman- 2nd & 3rd .85m jumper out of 40+
  • Mahoney & Hannah- Top ribbons in Childrens Hunters & 9th Platinum Performance Hunter Prix
  • Cantankerous & Jessica- 8th 1.15m out of 40+
07 Feb

VET Week One

Congratulations to our VET I riders on a great first week of showing!

Champion: Marlee & Pegasus De Thurgus- 1.05m & High Ch/Ad jumpers
Champion: Hannah & Mahoney- Children’s Hunters
Champion: Lily & Midnight Moon- Short Stirrup
Reserve Champion: Lola & Picturesque Knick Knack- Short Stirrup
Reserve Champion: Larah & Smartie- Low Children’s Jumpers
Aimee & Billabong- Top three ribbons in the Low Children’s Jumpers & 4th in the classic
Jessica & Varina- Top ribbons in the USHJA 3ft Hunter

So proud of all our students progress and the fun we have had making it along the way! Exited for another successful and fun filled week!



18 Sep

Waters Edge at PCHA

Lola and Knick Knack did amazing at their first show, the 2018 PCHA at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center in Tampa. Starting walk/trot/poles their hard work paid off; they placed in all their classes and earned Grand Champion for their group.

PCHA at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center in Tampa was the very first show for Lola and the first show in 30 years for her mom Ashley. Horseback Riding is such a fun sport for the whole family. Mom got grand champion too!

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23 Jul

Charleston Handy Hunter Challenge

Lara and Kuni aka Snowday brought a little sunshine to a rainy show day in the 2018 Charleston Summer Classics. The amazing combination won the  Zone 4 Handy Hunter Challenge with a score of 83!! This class was open for all – even horses! Such an amazing accomplishment!

22 Jul

Charleston Reserve and Grand Champion!

Marlee and Smartie represented Waters Edge Stables at the 2018 Charleston Summer Classics the spectacular team won reserve champion the first week and grand champion the second week. Way to go! We are so proud of you!

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