OAHC Spooktacular Oct 25th-26th
Great show at the OAHC Spooktacular Horseshow this weekend. Wonderful fun, terrific judges, great prizes and great friends and competitors. Highpoint awards were won by all of the GWT crew:
High point Training level won by the lovely Al-Marah Create Abet with a 75+% High point First level won by AM Suwannee Adriana. Both of these lovely horses are owned by Al-Marah Arabians.
High point Second level ATR won by RR Rockstarr despite a few naughty moments and scores ranging from 3s to 9s.
High point FEI won by Khashflow, owned by Margaret Wilkinson, with super tests at PSG and I-1.
Also in the winner's circle were student and friend, Molly Cobb Smith, and her talented gelding LJR Onthewildside who were reserve High Point in 4th level and also earned the first score towards Molly's USDF silver medal. This was Molly's first Arabian show and we hope to see her at lots more in the future.
Cheryl Tobey and Godiva FF also won a High Point award at First level ATR.
Liana Bloodworth and her horse, Czar, spent their time in the
sport horse ring very productively, winning all 6 under saddle and
show hack classes that they entered. We are happy to see her back
at the shows and looking forward to more in the future.
USDF Medals abound:
Several GWT students have recently achieved the last scores necessary to achieve a USDF performance medal
Congratulations to assistant trainer Jackie Finlayson on earning her USDF silver medal for scores at Fourth level and Prix St. Georges.
Congratulations to Bonnie Kraft on achieving her USDF Bronze medals for scores at First, Second & Third levels.
Congratulations to Molly Cobb-Smith on achieving her USDF Bronze medals for scores at First, Second & Third levels.
Magnolia Show - August 2014- Perry, GA
Greta Wrigley and assistant Jackie Finlayson took the Al Marah contingent (Al Marah Create Abet, AM Suwannee Adriana and RS Sea Raider) up to Perry for this wonderful show.
It was an Al Marah sweep in the sport horse ring with Al Marah Create Abet winning in hand mares Dressage type and Hunter type and AM Suwannee Adriana winning the geldings in hand Dressage type and Hunter type, followed by RS Sea Raider for 2nd and 3rd place in the geldings class.
Al Marah Create Abet was also Champion Junior Horse Under Saddle with the open Under Saddle Championship belonging to barn mate RS Sea Raider.
Although tired, the Al Marah trio worked hard in the dressage ring with scores in the mid 60's-70's for both Al Marah Create Abet and AM Suwannee Adriana at training and first level and simular scores at first and second levels for RS Sea Raider.
This show was our last with RS Sea Raider who went on to his new home in Virginia with Marie Taylor. We wish him all the success in the world with his new owners.
AHA Region 12 Championships - May 2014 Perry, GA.
Team GWT has a super Regionals with lots of beautiful ribbons earned and fun times had.
Al Marah Create Abet:
Champion Training Level Junior Horse
Champion Junior Horse Under Saddle
Top 5 Sport Horse in hand Dressage type and Hunter type
AM Suwannee Adriana:
Top 5 Training level Junior Horse
Top 5 Geldings in hand Dressage type and Hunter type.
Champion Sport Horse Under Saddle
Champion Geldings in hand Dressage type
Top 5 Second level Dressage
Top 5 Third level Dressage
Top 5 Geldings in hand Hunter type.
Top 5 Second level ATR
Champion Fourth level ATR
Champion Prix St. Georges ATR
Reserve Champion Fourth level Open
Reserve Champion Prix St. Georges Open
Top 5 Sport Horse Show Hack ATR
Top 5 Sport Horse Show Hack Open
Reserve Champion Intermediare 1
Top 5 Prix St. Georges Open
Top 5 Sport Horse Show Hack Open
Top 5 Geldings in hand Hunter type Open & ATH
Champion Prix St. Georges Open
Top 5 Fourth level Open
Top 5 Training level Select Rider
Top 5 English Trail ATR
Both with owner, Cheryl Tobey
KC Final Tribute:
Top 5 Training level ATR with owner, Martha Scott
Jubilee of Breeds – February 8-9, 2014:
The weather was challenging, but the horses and riders of GWT persevered and succeeded.
Again this show, the brightest star was the remarkable young mare, Al-Marah Create Abet, winning all but one of her classes and the Highpoint championship for dressage and Championships in sport horse under saddle Open and Junior horse. We are very excited about the future of this lovely mare.
Also shining bright was Godiva FF owned & ridden by Cheryl Tobey. Godiva proved that sometimes, old girls rule – this remarkable 24 year old mare was Champion in sport horse under saddle AOTR, and second in the English trail class. She also rocked it in the dressage ring.
Newcomers Mooie Zwaan (owned by Bonnie Roof) and Nia Haynes both made their rated show debuts this weekend and were Champions in the half Arabian sport horse under saddle ATR and also had great scores and placing in the dressage ring. We are looking forward to seeing much more of this pair.
Spartan Storm and owner/rider Liana Bloodworth were again a huge threat in the sport horse and dressage rings, winning the half Arabian sport horse under saddle AOTR championship and the half Arabian show hack with dressage scores in the 60s their first time out at second level.
Al Marah entry RS Sea Raider was solid competitor with good scores and placing in both the dressage ring and the sport horse ring.
AM Suwannee Adrianna continues to gain confidence and we have great expectations for this young horse at the Region 12 Championships in May
Old friends Linda Ziegler and KT Tommy Guns were back in action with great results at this show and Linda’s new horse RWF Lionheart made his show ring debut and will be someone to look out for in the future.
Canterbury "Show your Horse" Jan 11th, 2014
Al-Marah Create Abet led the way with show High Point scores to win Training 2 & 3.
RR Rockstarr made his 2nd level debut with scores in the 60s to win the 2-1 ATR & a close 3rd in 2-1 Open.
RS Sea Raider was very solid for 2nds in 1-2 & 1-3.
AM Suwanee Adriana still needs miles to meet his potential but had some beautiful moments.
On the other side of the show grounds, the handsome LJR Toadal Profection was perfection with blue ribbons from both judges in all 3 of his HA Hunter classes.
Happy with all the horses & thankful to show management & judge Judy Downer for juggling the schedule to keep us ahead of the weather.
AHAF Thanksgiving Show Nov 2013
Great first day with lots of new horses & horse – rider combinations. LJR Toadal Profection one the HA sport horse under saddle with Sarah White, and was second in the HA sport horse show hat with Bonnie Womack.
The three-year-olds from Al Marah Arabians 3 year olds also were solid with Create Abet being third in the mares in hand and the junior horse under saddle, and Suwanee Adriano being fifth the geldings in hand in a large class. RS Sea Raider comes back to the ring after a seven year breeding break, to place 5th in the open sport horse under saddle in a very large and competitive class.
Tswannee Tsultan returns to AHAF show after a 1 year recuperation feeling a little bit too good and performing some airs above the ground. Hopefully he will channel this energy more constructively in dressage
Day 2 led by two championships for LJR Toadal Profection with 2 different amateur riders - Sarah White in the under saddle and Bonnie Womack in the show hack. This talented horse is for sale and put smiles on the faces of both these amateur riders! Come check him out!
Also good showings by RS Sea Raider for 5th in a large open under saddle class & Al Marah Create Abet in the Very challenging Junior horse class. Dressage starts in the morning with a full slate of classes. Heather warmed up for this by riding the mechanical bull. She is now feeling ready for any of Buster's moves. Happy Thanksgiving all!!!
Day 3 - great day! Started out with Jackie Finlayson riding Aabracadabra winning their first ever PSG with a 65+%, Heather & Buster won the 4th level with a 65% despite a few freestyle moments. LJR Toadal Profection won the 2-2 with Greta up and the 2-1 with Sarah White up. RS Sea Raider put in 2 solid tests at 1st level for mid 60s scores for good ribbons in competitive classes. We are very proud of the youngsters who were super today: 3 yoAl Marah Create Abet put in 2 solid tests at training level with 70+% and Heather's 4 yo RR Rockstarr lived up to his name scoring 70+% to win the 1-2 ATR and 2nd in the 1-2 Open. 3yo AM Suwannee Adriana was a bit distracted by the atmosphere, but settled in for a 62+% in Training level test 2. Having a wonderful steak dinner & preparing for the championships tomorrow!
Championship day ended with lovely championship ribbons for Tswannee Tsultan in 3rd & 4th level dressage with scores of 66 & 70. RR Rockstarr won the 1st level ATR & the Charlie Stuart memorial trophy. Jackie Finlayson & Aabracadabra rocked the PSG again for a 68% to be FEI HighPoint for the show and although tired were able to come back for a 62% and reserve championship in 4th level. So very proud of Jackie on her first trip out at FEI on a challenging horse. RS Sea Raider was a trouper at his first show in 7 years earning a 69% for 4th in the 1st level championship and a 5th place in a very deep Training level championship. Al Marah Create Abet put in a super effort to be just out of the ribbons. LJR Toadal Profection performed well for a 3rd place in the 2nd level championships with Sarah White and a 4th place with a 62% at 3rd level for his first time out @ this level.
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