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09/22/2009

 

 

2009 HIgh Prairie Fall Classic


Audrey Carlson
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Audrey Carlson had quite a week with three major victories. The senior at Fairview High School in Boulder, Colorado, won not only the Maclay Regional but the USEF Zone 8 Medal Final and the Colorado National Junior Medal Final. “It was the weekend of a lifetime,” Carlson said.

Of her wins, Carlson was most happy about topping the Maclay final. She found the courses set well but still challenging. Confident in her ride, she remained in the ring for the final work-off with three other riders. “It was a very competitive class so the work-off was tough. We hand-galloped an oxer then did a roll-back turn followed by a counter-canter to a vertical,” she said. “Then we trotted a jump, cantered a skinny vertical and finally had to demonstrate lead changes down a line. It was a real test but I felt I rode it well.”

Winning the Maclay Regional means that Carlson is now qualified for the National Horse Show in Syracuse (NY). But before that, she will head to Culpepper (VA) and use those shows as a warm-up for the indoor circuit. “I just want to thank my trainer Michael Dennehy for helping me all these years,” Carlson said. “I couldn’t have done it without him.”

Other Medal Finals winners include Rachel Boggus (Libby Copeland, trainer) who was champion in both the USEF Zone 8 Adult Medal Final and the Colorado National Amateur Medal Final, Kelli Cruciotti (Cindy Cruciotti, trainer) who won the Colorado National Childrens Medal Final, Jennifer Wallen (Cindy Cruciotti, trainer) who claimed the top spot in the Colorado National Adult Medal Final, and Arden McReynolds (Lorelei Cudney, trainer) who topped the Colorado National Pony Medal Final.

Of course there was more action all over the show grounds. In the $7,500 Variable Mini-Prix, Jami Jensen steered Crooked Willow Farms’ Hanky Panky to the class win, topping a class of 13 entries. Natascha Gates was second on Plum Creek Hollow’s Coriso and Jensen came in third on Karibik, also owned by Crooked Willow Farms. The $1,500 Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic was won by Susan Griffis on Udine (Palmer Divide Ranch). Helen Pierson rode her Laton to second and Katharin Albrecht was third on Castalano (Sandwillow Farm)..

Over in the hunter rings Emily Schmitt and The Flying Huntsman were champions in the Short Stirrup division with Marigny Strauss and Whatta Sport finishing as reserve champions. It was a fairly close championship race for the youngsters. Schmitt, who rides with Lorelei Cudney, was first in three of the seven classes while Strauss, who rides with Miranda Culbertson, won two of the seven.

In the main hunter rings, Kay Beard piloted Oddly Enough (Woodrun Farms) to the win in the Pre-Green Hunter section. In the younger section of the Amateur Owner Hunters, the champion was Call the Cops ridden by Elizabeth Boles (Laurie Jueneman, trainer). In the older section, Briscoe and Gretchen Walker (Michael Dennehy, trainer) were awarded the tri-color.

But perhaps the biggest winner of the week wasn’t even in the show arena. Trainer Tracye Ferguson came away with the win in Langer Equestrian Group’s exclusive Trainer Incentive Program meaning that in addition to a $1,000 bonus, Ferguson is headed to Hawaii this coming December. “Getting to go to Hawaii in December when it can be cold and icky here in Colorado is great,” Ferguson said. “And it’s a nice break before the holidays.”

This is the second time Ferguson has won the Trainer Incentive Program. Langer Equestrian Group’s Trainer Incentive Program is a great idea according to Ferguson. “It really encourages trainers to be well-rounded with horses and riders in all rings. The kids love it and are checking out the standings week after week. I think they want to ride well in order to help their trainers out.”

“I want to thank all my riders for their continued support and loyalty,” she continued. “They have ridden so well this season, really consistently throughout. It’s been a pleasure working with them.” Four other trainers comprising the top five received $1,000 bonuses including Randy Henry, Michael Dennehy, Keiri Kaneps and Laurie Jueneman.

Horse showing will resume at the Colorado Horse Park in May 2010. Complete results for this show as well as the 2010 show schedule are online at: www.langershows.com.







 
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