The Country Heir Horse Shows, held in June at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, were a blast! Thank you to our amazing customers, and most of all our incredible staff for all your hard work and dedication.
We had many highlights, but one of the best was our girls in the Country Heir USHJA Pony Hunter Derby. Sterling Malnik’s Casino De Luxe took the win with Caroline Nadalin in the irons, earning scores of 86 and 88! Aundrea Hillyard piloted Sterling Malnik’s Sterling to fourth place, and Olivia Murray and her beautiful Small Green Pony Ready To Dance finished 12th. Also, a huge shoutout to Savannah Embly for putting in two very respectable rounds. Thank you Caroline and Aundrea for filling in for Sterling while she’s attending summer camp.
Caroline also piloted Casino De Luxe to victory in the USEF Pony Medal during Country Heir II and earned great ribbons in the Large Pony Hunter section. Casino De Luxe also captured the Large Pony Hunter championship during week 1 with rider Lilly Anthes in the irons.
Shenandoah Coral Reef and Aundrea won the Green Pony Hunter Classic week 2 and earned blue ribbons in the Small/Medium Green Pony section. They were also Green Pony Hunter reserve champions during Week 1 with top ribbons in the Medium Ponies as well as third in the Medium Pony Hunter Classic.
During Country Heir II, Aundrea also captured the championship in the Intermediate Children’s Hunters aboard trainer Bill Schaub’s Fierro. The pair won two of the three over fences classes and placed second in the other.
The Over The Hill Farm green and young horses also made their presence known in Kentucky. During Country Heir 2, Daisy Farish guided Cynthia Chaconas’ Benji to championship honors in the 3’3”/3’6” Young Hunter section with blues in four out of the five classes! Daisy also guided Olivia Woods’ Channing to the reserve championship ribbon during week 2 in the 3’3” Green Hunters with blues over fences and under saddle.
What A Wonder and Steven Gregorio earned ribbons in the 3’3” Performance Hunters out of 78 entries and owner Olivia Woods rode to second of 52 in the 2’6” Non Professionals.
Steven also rode Bill Schaub’s Dominik to ribbons in the Baby Green, Green, USHJA and Young Hunter sections for a great two weeks of mileage!
Great job to everyone at OTHF!
Laura Pfeiffer Murray posted this lovely message on Facebook: “Last, but certainly not least, I'd like to thank William Schaub for helping Olivia Murray with both ponies this past weekend. Your insight, wisdom and input were invaluable. We are grateful for the opportunity for Olivia to learn from "the D. Wayne Lukas of Ponies" (as Scott describes you 😂). A special thanks to everyone at Over The Hill Farm who made Liv feel welcome and gave her support.”