Samantha Steckel won the Adult Horsemanship on Simon (aka Northern Lights) for the second year in a row. She also won Reserve Champion in Novice Hunter also on Simon. Additionally, she earned High Point Amateur Rider of the year! She walked away with some pretty heavy hardware and ribbons as well. We are all very proud of her hard work with Simon. It was not the easiest road!
Beth Hosier was just as successful winning Champion in Novice Hunter on Cookies and Cream. Beth was also Reserve Champion in the Adult Equitation on Cookie.
Danielle Weingarten took Champion in the Low Hunter Division on Zahlencode (aka Katana). She also got fourth in Pleasure Horse after taking the show by storm in one horse show!
Lest us not forget in a different show series this year, Jessica Benjamin was also a success on her summer project Tiz Now. She earned High Point Rider at the Swan Lake Summer Schooling Series show.
The Northern Light Farm Family and Heather Achen are all very proud of these riders as all their riders and wish Everyone a great and successful show year in 2016!
Left to right: Heather Achen, Samantha Steckel, Danielle Weingarten, Beth Hosier
Jessica Benjamin and Tiz Now
Samantha Steckel and Northern Lights
Samantha Steckel sporting her quarter sheet she won with Northern Lights (aka Simon)
Also all of the horses and animals at Southwind are fine after the blizzard that came through here this past weekend. We got around thirty inches of snow here in Damascus and it's going to be awhile before everything is dug out and clear.