09 Dec

December CFHJA

The Waters Edge team braved the cold last weekend to start the 2021 Show season with great success! Waters Edge would like to congratulate all of our riders. Quality horses produce quality results.

Lily Spafford & Cherrybrooks Just Blue In- Champion of the Medium Pony; Winners of the Pony Hunter Classic with scores of 84 & 86; Winner of the WIHS Pony EQ Medal

Lily Spafford & Clovermeade Windsurfer- Reserve Champion Small Pony

Frida Cifra-Hallberg & Spin Art-  Champions of the Cross rail Hunter, at Frida’s First ever horse show!

Lola Dishman & Edorable- Reserve Champions of the Sm/Med green pony

Hannah Hilal & Caymus- Champions of the Low Childrens Jumper; Top ribbon in the Low Ch/Ad classic

Amy Hughes & Ernesto M- 2nd in the .95m Mini Prix

Aimee Holtzapple & Billabong- Double clear with top ribbons in the Low Childrens Jumpers

Larah Darden & Emy- Top ribbons in the High Childrens Jumpers

Jessica Cross & Aldanari- Top ribbons in the 1.10M

Jessica Cross & Paradise Island- Champion of the Baby Green Hunters at his first horse show ever!

Dorian Cieslak & Fellow Vant’t Polderhof- Top ribbons in the Adult Equitation

Dorian Cieslak & Varina- Top ribbons in the Adult Hunters and Adult Hunter Classic

Madeline Wonsick & Annabella- Champion of the Adult Hunters; Winner of the Adult Hunter Classic

Gabby Savettiere & Imagine That- Winner of the Non- TB; Top ribbon in the Adult Hunter Classic


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!


18 Dec

2019 CFHJA Awards Banquet

Wrapping up the 2019 show season with a beautiful, fun and 1920’s themed year end banquet for the CFHJA curcuit, the Waters Edge crew came home with loads of ribbons we have worked towards all season along with memories and fun times we will never forget!!

Lily Spafford- Champion in the Short Stirrup pony Equitation

Hannah Hilal & Mahoney- Champion of the Children’s Hunter 15-17

Hannah Hilal- Champion of the 15-17 Equitation

Lola Dishman- Champion of the Crossrail Equitation

Gabrielle Savettiere & Queen of Hearts- Champion of the Low Hunter Non Pro

Lily Spafford- Reserve Champion of the Children’s Pony Equitation

Gabrielle Savettiere & Queen of Hearts- Reserve Champion of the Adult Hunter 2’6

Lily Spafford & Cherrybrooks Just Blue In- Reserve Champion Sm/Med Children’s Pony

Lily Spafford & Midnight Moon- Reserve Champion of the Short Stirrup Pony Hunter

Dorian Cieslak & Varina- Reserve Champion 3’3 Performance Hunter

Dorian Cieslak & Varina- Reserve Champion of the Adult Amateur Hunter 18-35

Gabrielle Savettiere- 3rd in the 2’6 Adult Equitation

Lily Spafford & Cherrybrooks Just Blue in- 3rd in the Medium Pony Hunter

Lily Spafford- 3rd in the 11 & under

Lola Dishman & Picturesque Knick Knack- 3rd in the Crossrail Hunter

Percy Macmillian & Casanova- 4th in the Low Hunter

Ashley Dishman & London T- 4th in the Adult Amateur Hunter 36 and over

Hannah Hilal & Mahoney- 5th in the Modified Child/Adult Hunter

Gabrielle Soloman & Chandler HMS- 6th in the TB Hunter

Emily Deverona & Leo Augusto- 6th in the Beginner Equitation

At the end of a long show season, we would like to take a moment to acknowledge all parties who make a successful season fall into place, from the parents cheering us on, our trainers who put in countless hours to be sure both our horses and riders are prepared for every class, our team of guys who keep our horses in tip top condition, and lastly to our horses who are the reason we all love this sport so much.

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!



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