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January 18, 2011

WEF Week I was Action Packed for Callan Solem Show Stables

Callan Solem competed with VDL Wizard during the first week of the Winter Equestrian Festival. Photo By: Laura Whitlow.

Wellington, FL -January 18, 2011 - It was an action packed first week at WEF!  Callan Solem sped from ring to ring and client upon client on her trusty motorbike, as her students competed across the breadth of the expansive Wellington show grounds!This is Solem's first year showing at the prestigious event, and this week she, and her clients, were busy in the jumper, hunter, and equitation classes.
 
Solem went into the jumper ring at the beginning of the week with two new mounts in the jumper divisions. First, on Bronziet in the Five-Year-Old Young Jumper class, she scored a second and a third place ribbon after completing two clear efforts.  Solem also showed VDL Wizard, who was imported for her as a prospect, in the 1.30m classes where the duo made two fault-free efforts.
 
"Bronziet was really good; I think he's one of the nicest young horses that I have ever started," commented Solem. "He's hilarious and he loves showing. It was also exciting to get in the ring with Wizard because that is a new partnership for me and it looks very promising."
 
Solem also competed in the hunter ring aboard Balladeer, a grandson of Baloubet du Rouet, during the Baby Green Hunter divisions. After earning a second place ribbon, a third place ribbon, and a fourth place ribbon the pair will compete in the Pre-Green Hunter division during Week III of WEF.
 
Later in the week, Rose Borzillo won the blue ribbon after she competed with Flying Dutchman in the $1,500 Equine Tack/Nutritionals Childrens' Jumper 14-17 class. The pair bested a field of 22 other horse and rider combinations to earn the title. "Rose was great in the Child Jumpers and that horse is such a winner," noted Solem. "They are a fun pair because every time they go in the ring you know they have a good chance to win because they are super competitive; makes it really fun to watch."
 
Elle Turner also took the first place ribbon this weekend in the THIS National Children's Medal 15-17 with her horse, Ultimo. Solem explained, "Elle's win was really special because she had a couple of non-riding injuries in the summer and fall so she hasn't been able to do as much practicing as she would like. I was really excited for her because really rode very well and the horses were glad to have her back."
 
Callan Solem Show Stables hopes to have continued success throughout WEF. During Week II Solem plans to show top mounts VDL Torlando and Magic Cruise in the International Ring for the first time.
 
While Callan Solem is competing in Wellington, trainer Martha Redman heads the Chester Springs, PA operation training students all winter and showing at local shows in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Callan Solem Show Stables is a hunter/jumper/equitation operation based in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, headed by international grand prix rider Callan Solem For more information about Callan Solem and Callan Solem Show Stables, please call 610-827-9003 or visit www.callansolem.com/

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