Iheartponies wrote:There were a number of shows and special events going on at the same time as the first SHP show. Stace mentioned the Bend shows. A number of NorCal barns went to San Diego for the Showpark shows and the West Coast Junior Hunter Finals. (Some of the SoCal barns were headed up to SHP after the Junior Hunter Finals to show at the Giant Steps show and the Menlo show.) We had Zone 10 riders at the NAJYRC, which was also running at the same time.
As an aside, the first Showpark show was too well attended. Saturday was the longest horse show day *ever*.
DieLaughing wrote:I think the real question now is, who gives a s*** about the northern California show circuit.
NorCal Hunter Jumper Association Awards NorCal Medal Finals to Sacramento International
West Palms Event Management
February 20, 2018
Sacramento International to Host NorCal Hunter Jumper Medal Finals
Prestigious NorCal Medal Finals to be Held at Newly Improved and Upgraded Murieta Equestrian Center
Sacramento International is proud to announce that the 2018 NorCal Hunter Jumper Association Medal Finals will take place at the Sacramento International Welcome Week horse show held at the Murieta Equestrian Center.
"We are thrilled to introduce the Sacramento International Welcome Week Host of the NorCal Medal Finals," said Dale Harvey, CEO of West Palms Events. "It's an honor to be able to provide the region's best equitation riders with a fitting surrounding as they compete to win these coveted medal championship titles. The NorCal Medal Finals will be a feature event during a week of exceptional horse showing. We look forward to making this event a very special experience for these riders, trainers and their horses."
The NorCal Hunter Jumper Association offers four distinct medal opportunities: the NorCal Junior Medal 3'6, the NorCal Senior Medal 3'6, the NorCal Pony Medal, and the NorCal 3' Medal. All four of these medal final events will take place on Saturday and Sunday during the Sacramento International Welcome Week Host of the Norcal Medal Finals held September 26-30.
"The NorCal Medal Finals is the most prestigious event offered by the NorCal Hunter Jumper Association," said Jennifer Lea Lampton, President. "We could not be more pleased that this year the finals will be hosted by Sacramento International. We wish all our members the best of luck in qualifying for the medal finals this year, and we look forward to seeing all qualified riders at Sacramento International."
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NorCal Hunter Jumper Association members will have access to a special reserved block of hotel rooms at the newly opened Murieta Inn & Spa, located within walking distance of the Murieta Equestrian Center.
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jumpingstyle wrote:Hmmmm... So crazy KMS-FH has indicated that she won't be showing for a bit in NorCal this summer as she wants to see other parts of the USA. Imagine our surprise when we saw her suspension due to Firestone coming up dirty.
Martha S wrote:jumpingstyle wrote:Hmmmm... So crazy KMS-FH has indicated that she won't be showing for a bit in NorCal this summer as she wants to see other parts of the USA. Imagine our surprise when we saw her suspension due to Firestone coming up dirty.
Not surprising.... what did the horse te
pStace wrote:It was Lidocaine and/or derivatives. Sorry, threw out the magazine already, but as I recall, it was not a long suspension. She was showing this week somewhere, won a blue ribbon.
Does one inject Lidocaine!?!? Or is it only topical?
DieLaughing wrote:Say what you will about Adrian Ward, but I will always miss the way he ran that show, even when he and Rudy ran it together. It was something special. The day of the second and last round of the finals was 80% about those classes. Not three other arenas of walk trot and ammy hunters to get thru. Finals, classics, a handful of jumpers and end. Sadly, these finals will get buried in the great machine that is West Palms and will become like every other "finals" out there... just another class to get thru for the back gates so they can get to the grand prix that night and then go home.
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