25 Jun

Aiken Summer Classic

The Waters Edge crew is so exited to be back horse showing after a long Hiatus! After lots of practice the last few months at home, our horses and riders were not only prepared but also ecstatic to be back in the show ring!

Hannah Hilal & Casanova- Champions of the 3ft Children’s Hunters; Highest score of the day being 87 to win the 3ft Children’s classic

Lily Spafford & Cherrybrooks Just Blue In- Champions of the Children’s Pony

Hannah Hilal & Mahoney- Reserve Champions of the 3’3 Junior Hunters

Lily Spafford & Clovermeade Windsurfer- Scoring Top ribbons their first time in the Small Pony Division

Gabby Savettiere & Bohemian Rhapsody- Winning a class in the Low Adults; successfully moved up to the 2’9

Alicia Szymezak & Broadway Joe- Winning trips in the 2’6 Special hunter after a long hiatus from showing together

Emily DeVarona & New Shepard- 2nd in the Classic Company 2’6 Children’s Classic; Top ribbons in the Low Childrens Hunters

Amy Yoder & Cascaval Z- Top ribbon in the High Ch/Ad classic

Amy Yoder & Incandesance- Blue ribbon rounds in the .95m & 1.00m, for their debut in the jumper ring

Jessica Yoder & Fawanda- Blue ribbon rounds in the .95m Jumpers

Emily Yoder & Paparazzi- Top ribbons in the 3’3 A/O hunters

Amy Hughes & Ernesto M- Multiple Double clear rounds in the Low ch/ad jumpers

Jessica Cross & Casanova- Top ribbon in the M&S Hunter Derby

A huge thank you goes out to Bob Bell and all the horse show staff that has worked so hard to get us back to horse showing safely during these trying times. Finally, our biggest thank yous go out to our incredibly dedicated clients, who have put in so much hard work these past few months and the results are undoubtedly showing in the ring!

 

27 Feb

HITS Ocala Weeks 5 & 6

Team Waters Edge Closed out week 5 & 6 with great success and so much fun!!!

Emily Devarona & Leo Augusto- Closed out their lease being Mid-Circuit Champions of the Pre-Children’s Hunters

Lily Spafford & Cherrybrooks Just Blue In- Mid-Circuit Champions of the Children’s Pony Hunter

Aimee Holtzapple & Billabong- Mid-Circuit Champions of the 1.00m Jumpers; Champions of the 1.00m Jumpers week 6

Amy Yoder & Cascaval Z- Mid-Circuit Reserve Champions of the High Ch/Ad Jumpers

Jessica Cross & Bohemian Rhapsody- Top Ribbons in the Baby Green Hunter

Gabrielle Saviettere & Bohemian Rhapsody- First time in the ring together, with beautiful trips and great ribbons in the Post Time Hunters

Jessica Cross & Casanova- Top ribbons in the Adequan Hunters both weeks

Dorian Cieslak & Fellow Van’t Polderhof- Reserve Champions of the Adult Equitation; 2nd in the Ariat Adult Medal

Larah Darden & Emy- Reserve Champion of the 1.00m Jumpers their first show together!

Hannah Hilal & Mahoney- Top ribbons in the Jr Hunters; 7th in the Platinum Performance Hunter Prix

Marlee Altizer & Archer- Consistent Rounds in the Low Jr Jumpers

Brandy Varner & Filou- Earned Top Ribbons in the Post time Hunters

Gabby Soloman & HMS Chandler- After a long career in the hunters, have switched sides and earned their first double clear round as a team in the jumpers!

We are so proud of all our horses and riders success these past two weeks! Team Waters Edge cant wait to be back in two weeks to take on HITS 9 & 10 to close out the circuit!

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+
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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