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  • SE Maclay Regionals

    Any updates from FL? How are things going?
    "are you yawning? You don't ride well enough to yawn...I can yawn, because I ride better than you, Meredith Michael Beerbaum can yawn, you, not so much..." George Morris in Camden, SC

  • #2
    I was just about to ask the same thing. I think this is gonna be quite a competitive regional. shawn. chase. molly and amber plus tons more. good luck to all the teens down there!


    • #3
      I should know about the warm-up medal tonight as soon as my friend calls me. I'll let you guys know what I hear. Looks to be a tough group, but not too much tougher than years past. It's about time the SE Regional began to step-up it's game.


      • #4
        88 is currently winning the FL Governor's Medal (aka Warm-up for Regionals - only Regional entrants are eligible for the class).


        • #5
          Last Night's Class Results:
          1. Paulena Johnson
          2. Amber Henter
          3. Shawn Casady
          4. Chelsey Zulia
          5. Molly Braswell
          6. Carolyn Van Houten
          7. Kelley Levine
          8. Catherine Billings
          9. Julianna Fischer
          10. Jaime Steinhaus
          11. Jennifer Delman
          12. Nicole Belissimo


          • #6
            Yeah, Cate!!! She's an awesome rider who works so hard!!! (Catherine Billings)

            How many were competing??
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            • #7
              About 50. Maybe a couple less.


              • #8
                There are 2 that I can think of who are not on that list, but I would think would compete in that regional: Hasbrouck Donovan and Chase Boggio.


                • #9
                  Yes, the results from last night did leave out some of the regulars. Hasbrouck, Chase, Taylor Ann, Morgan, and Taylor Brown (who just won the Zone 3 Finals) could all be top contenders tonight too.

                  But the one thing to remember is they normally take at least 20, if not a few more - my last junior year, they took 26 from a group about the same size as this one - from this region. As nice it would be to get a ribbon, a strong trip O/F and nice flat work will normally get you through, at least here.


                  • Original Poster

                    Yay Kelley Levine! She's one of ours!
                    "are you yawning? You don't ride well enough to yawn...I can yawn, because I ride better than you, Meredith Michael Beerbaum can yawn, you, not so much..." George Morris in Camden, SC


                    • #11
                      Does anyone have final results? Are they over yet? Thanks!!


                      • #12
                        Or does anyone know where to get results?


                        • #13
                          Amber won, Hasbrouk 3rd. Taylor Adams 2nd.
                          Last edited by wesierobb; Sep. 6, 2009, 12:58 AM.
                          .........just call me Nana.


                          • #14
                            Results are posted on www.horseshowsonline.com
                            ~ Unexpected ~


                            • #15
                              ooops...corrected list.

                              1) Kate Billings
                              2) Chelsea Zulia
                              3) Carolyn Van Houten
                              4) Amber Henter
                              5) Chase Boggio
                              6) Taylor Ann Adams
                              7) Taylor Brown
                              8) Caroline Spogli
                              9) Paulina Johnson



                              • #16
                                OMG, Cate won??? Hurray!!! For those who don't know her, she's a darling girl (and my neighbor who also is now riding my horse, Debonair, who she won the Talent Search on last week!!)
                                Her father owns Little Pond Farm in Tallahassee. They (Rob and Cathy Billings) are the most dedicated family.......mother comes after work to do the braiding, aunt comes to take photos, little sister helps groom.
                                Cate gets great grades, yet rides every day!
                                Can you tell I"m thrilled!!! You go girl!!!!!!!!!!!
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                                • #17
                                  Here's the official press release to enjoy!

                                  Catherine Billings is Triumphant at 2009 ASPCA Maclay Region 3 Championship

                                  Green Cove Springs, FL—September 5, 2009—Catherine Billings and trainer-dad Rob Billings shared an emotional weekend by besting 50 top competitors to capture the ASPCA Maclay Regional Championship (Region 3, the Southeast), held during 2009 North Florida Hunter Jumper Association’s Labor Day Horse Show at the Agricultural Center in Green Cove Springs, Fl.

                                  The ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Trophy is the ultimate junior hunter award, presented to one rider age 18 or under who has competed in a series of qualifying classes and earned enough points to participate in a regional contest. A percentage of all regional winners then advance to the year-end National Championships at the Syracuse Invitational Horse Show, the deciding final will be held on October 31st. Region 3-Southeast includes athletes from Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland. This marks the third year the Southeast Regional Final has taken place in Florida.

                                  The 12-fence course designed by Allen Rheinheimer tested both intellect and handiness of riders. One missed or added stride, misgauged speed, or forgotten lead change could dash hopes of making the call back. “It was a challenging ride.” tonight’s winner Catherine Billings confessed.

                                  The 15-year-old rider, who makes her home in Tallahassee, FL., and trains with her father Rob, has been teamed with Figaro just over a year. “He’s got such a brave heart! I just love him, he takes such good care of me.” said Catherine of her mount 9 year-old Figaro. Both daughter and father were clearly emotional over the win, Catherine was still absorbing the moment and Rob simply beamed with pride. “We had her on a horse as a toddler in leadline classes and look at her now!” Rob gushed. When asked about the balance of being dad and trainer he hugged “Cate” and said, “We started when she was still in diapers, drug her around to all the shows-first in leadline and then on to ponies starting with Mighty Mouse. It’s been a lot of fun. I think it’s created a special bond and common interest for us. But reaching this point in time is largely due to the coaching of Bob Brasswell and Christina Schlusemeyer. We so appreciate they’re taking her under their care.” A smiling Catherine nodded in agreement.

                                  Of the 50 contenders in the first round of the Maclay, 36 were called back by judges Timmy Kees and Jimmy Toon to move into the “flat phase.” Broken into three groups of 12, the judges put them through the paces asking for riders to drop their stirrups and proceed from a sitting trot to a rising trot and finally into a canter. As the last group cleared the ring, deliberations began and silence engulfed the arena as riders, trainers, and spectators held their breath. Working their way to the top in reverse order, no one knew if or where they placed until the announcer called a name and when Catherine’s name was called…a roar of excitement rang out, family and friends teared up. The celebration began.

                                  Presenting the awards for this year’s winners was Leo Conroy of the National Horse Show Association and assisted by Susan Rindal representing North Florida Hunter Jumper Association. The top ten would ribbon and be awarded gift certificates for a free full page from EquestrianCollegeRecruiters.com. The Champion and Reserve would be presented with their respective medals and of course our winning horse would enjoy a handsome embroidered cooler.

                                  The 2009 Maclay National Championship for the ASPCA Horsemanship Classes will be held on October 31st at the Syracuse Invitational Horse Show

                                  REGION 3 TOP 10 RESULTS

                                  Catherine Billings Figaro
                                  Chelsey Zulia Convent 8
                                  Carolyn Van Houten El Campeons Danish
                                  Amber Henter Triumph
                                  Chase Boggio Graphiq
                                  Taylor Adams Almost Famous
                                  Taylor Brown Legato
                                  Caroline Spogli Superfly
                                  Paulena Johnson Prosecco 24
                                  Mahala Rummell George Bailey


                                  • #18
                                    Here's the course.
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                                    As is our confidence, so is our capacity. ~W. Hazlitt

                                    Gift Hill Farm


                                    • #19
                                      Congratulations to all who made it through!

                                      I wonder when they will start holding SE regionals somewhere out of Florida, where it has been held for the last several years. The distance was the reason I focused on the Medal and not the Maclay my last junior year and this year it our barn's rider from being able to go. It's a long hike for riders farther north.
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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Renn/aissance View Post
                                        Congratulations to all who made it through!

                                        I wonder when they will start holding SE regionals somewhere out of Florida, where it has been held for the last several years. The distance was the reason I focused on the Medal and not the Maclay my last junior year and this year it our barn's rider from being able to go. It's a long hike for riders farther north.
                                        True, but Jacksonville is still about 8 hours from Wellington- 10+ from other parts of the state as well.