Corinthian Equestrian Center’s first horse show of the 2018 season got underway on Saturday and Sunday, March 17th to 18th. This schooling show was part of the Hudson Valley Horse Shows (HVHS) series coordinated by Deb Core of Old Field Farms in Goshen, New York. The Course Design was by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Judge and Trainer, Ken Okken. An experienced horseman, Ken also does course design for the Garden State Horse Show in New Jersey.
Hunter, Jumper, and Equitation Riders earned double points for the Marshall & Sterling Insurance League and the Princeton Equestrian League. Riders at the show earned points to qualify for Marshall & Sterling’s national finals at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York and Princeton Equestrian League’s national finals at Princeton Show Jumping in Skillman, New Jersey.
The show had a great turn out with 66 Riders and 50 Horses participating. The next HVHS show will be on April 22nd at Saddle Ridge Riding Center in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.
To see full-size images of the show, head on over to the Events Gallery!
Corinthian’s Armani and his owner, Lee Dillon had a number of fantastic rides at the Garden State Preview Horse Show on Sunday, April 30th. Armani and Lee were the Champion team in the Puddle Jumper (2’6″) Division!
The Garden State Preview is only their second jumper show together. Lee has been working with Armani for a number of months now and more recently with CEC’s resident hunter/jumper trainer, Ken Okken.
Armani is responsive and very fast (he’s a speed demon), particularly in the power speed round, working the first eight fences clean and quick before hitting fence number nine where his fast button goes to supersonic!
Check out the video of their power speed round below.
Team Corinthian had a fabulous time participating in the Hunter Pace at the Windy Hollow Hunt on Sunday, April 23rd!
A Hunter Pace is a low-key cross-country riding competition evolved from Fox Hunting. The Hunter Pace simulates the Fox Hunt with a set course throughout the countryside and participants have the opportunity to enjoy open fields and woodlands, often on private properties, throughout the day.
Corinthian’s Hunter Pace Team of Kelly Hamling riding Corinthian’s Wildcard (Carder), Julia Roy MacDonald riding Corinthian’s Crimson Hunt (Handsome), and Lee Dillon riding Corinthian’s Armani took first place in the Novice Division.
The next Windy Hollow Hunt, Hunter Pace is scheduled for Sunday, May 14th to start at Corinthian’s Jessup Road Farm. More information about the Pace can be found at Windy Hollow Hunt.
The next upcoming event is the Garden State Preview Horse Show, April 29th to 30th at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, New Jersey. Ken Okken, Corinthian’s resident Hunter and Jumper Trainer is the assistant manager for the show and has designed all of the courses. Lee Dillon, CEC’s owner will be riding Handsome in the hunter division on Saturday and Armani in the jumper division on Sunday. Come spend the weekend at the show!