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We had some strange weather for July, but a little rain won't slow us down!
Read on to find out about our young philanthropists raising money for a good cause, Jenny's derby winning streak, horse show highlights (including a few rainy day photos), all the fun had at camp, and the sweet sorrow of sending our first of four off to begin their college education.

Medal Finals are just a few weeks away and there's much to look forward to this fall. Good luck everyone!
Team Cayley and Dulcie participated in the Junior Team Relay at Sonoma Park's Giant Steps Charity Class Horse Show and raised over $5500 for Giant Steps
Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center offers life-changing therapy to people of all ages with a wide range of physical, emotional and developmental challenges. 
Horse Show Highlights
 
Elvenstar:
Maggie & Artie earned two blues in Mini Short Stirrup and 2nd in the SFHJA Futures Medal

Alana & Romeo came in 2nd, 3rd and 4th in Mini Short Stirrup


Gold Coast July:
Nadia & Odie were Champion Children's Hunters 12-14 on the B day, and Reserve Champion Children's Hunters on the A day


Linda & Quincy were 18 & Over Equitation Champion and winners of the LEGIS Cornerstone and CPHA Horsemanship Medals

Maggie & Artie won the LEGIS Mini Medal

Emma & Cairo took a blue in Children's Hunters 12-17

Juliet & Coconut won the CPHA Child-Adult Medal 

Andie & Special were second in both the CPHA and LAHJA Horsemanship Medals

Dulcie & Colin placed 2nd in the SFHJA 17 & Under Medal

Alana & Romeo earned good ribbons in the Short Stirrup division

Camelot:
Linda & Quincy earned two blues in Restricted Child/Adult Hunters

Maggie & Artie earned good ribbons in Short Stirrup

Sonoma Park Charity Horse Show: 
Andie & Special were Beginning Equitation 17 & Under Champion

Noah & Nemo won the Junior Hunter U/S and and are currently leading the WCHR Southwest Region in 3'3" Junior Hunters.

Nina & Dexter won the WCE Medal

Jenny & Nemo were 3'6" Performance Hunter Champion

Jenny & Pui continued their winning streak with 3'3" Pre Green Reserve Champion
Jenny won the derby two weeks in a row at Sonoma Park!
Riding for Mary Morrison, Jenny won the $20,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Presented By Equitex on Nonchalant, owned by Brianna Sukert at the HMI Equestrian Classic Horse Show. 
Riding for Mary Morrison again the following week, Jenny won the $10,000 Equuleus Designs Open Hunter Derby 3'3” at the Giant Steps Charity Classic on Gail Haft's Tip Top.
FWF Summer Camp!

The second three weeks of camp were crazy fun. Other than some unheard of July rain, we were lucky to have mild weather that allowed the campers to have some fun riding bareback in the afternoons. The campers made horse treats and people cookies and even went to the movies on a rained out day. More swimming at Sofie Applegate's in Topanga and a final day party with parents rounded a fantastic summer. The campers even taught their parents the parts of a bridle to show just a little of what they learned. A big thanks to Leslie McNiff for leading the way and Caitlin, Audrey and Emily, the most patient and fun counselors. Also thanks to the riding instructors Lisa, Chris and Kathy for their stupendous lessons.

Summer Camp Slideshow
Good Luck to all our Medal Final Riders!
 
CPHA Junior and Senior Medal: Janet, Cayley, Nina, Hadley
CPHA Foundation Medal: Noah, Cayley, Nina, Lisa J, Sheila, Janet
PCHA 35 & Over Medal: Janet, Sheila
ASPCA Maclay Medal: Nina
USEF Junior Medal: Cayley, Nina
USEF Show Jumping Medal: Hadley, Nina
Foxfield Medal: Janet, Sheila
SFVHSA 12 & Under Medal: Andie
SFVHSA 13 & Over Medal: Linda, Jodie
SFVHSA 17 & Under Medal: Hannah, Emma
SFVHHSA Futures Medal: Maggie
CPHA Horsemanship Medal: Andie, Linda
CPHA Child/Adult Medal: Juliet
WCE Medal: Nina, Cayley
LA Junior & Senior Medals: Janet, Noah, Hannah
LEGIS Cornerstone Medal: Andie, Linda
LEGIS Mini Medal: Maggie, Alana

 

Looking Ahead: 

Aug 12 - 16        Blenheim Summer -- CPHA Jr/Am Medal Finals
Aug 19 - 23        Showpark Summer -- CPHA Foundation Medal Finals
Aug 27 - 30        Gold Coast -- LAHJA Medal Finals
Sept 4 - 6           Portuguese Bend -- PCHA Medal Finals
Sept 9 - 13         Blenheim Fall -- ASPCA Maclay Regionals
Sept 13              Camelot
Sept 16 - 20       International Jumping Festival -- USEF and USET Medal Finals
Sept 23 - 27       Flintridge Autumn -- SFVHJA Challenge Medal Finals 
Sept 27              Camelot
Oct 3                  Foxfield Medal Final
Oct 8 - 11          Camelot Classic -- SFHJA Medal Finals
Oct 14 - 18        Del Mar International Welcome
Oct 15 - 18        Gold Coast October -- CPHA Child/Adult Medal Finals
Oct 21 - 25        Del Mar International
Oct 28 - Nov 1  National Sunshine 1
Nov 4 - 8           National Sunshine 2 -- WCE and Onondarka Medal Finals
Nov 12 - 15       LA Season Finale -- LA Jr & Sr and LAHJA Pony Medal Finals

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