December 2015 - February 2016 We ended the 2015 Show Season with a great HCS turnout at the MTHJA Awards Banquet. We brought home numerous ribbons and awards - so proud of our HCS horses and riders! Our big winners: Astro Boy and Alyssa Kontos - Champion Low Adult Jumper; High Life and Dani Grice - Reserve Champion Green Working Hunter; High Life and Allison Reichenbach - Reserve Champion Younger Adult Amateur Hunter; Boysterous and Dani Grice - Reserve Champion High Jumper; Mr. Papageorgio and Alexis Weitzner - Reserve Champion High Adult Jumper; Cashmore and Conner Durocher Champion Pre-Childrens Hunter and Reserve Champion Baby Green Hunter.
December was also the beginning of the 2016 show season and the one year anniversary for Dani Grice being our Head Trainer/Rider! Dani, Allison Reichenbach, and Janelle Harcus traveled to Lake St. Louis, MO for John McQueen's December show, returning home with many ribbons - just in time for the HCS Holiday Party at the Farm.
In January-February 2016, we headed north to Roberts Arena in Wilmington, OH for 2 weeks at Country Heir Horse show where Dani rode Allison Reichenbach's High Life (Doobie to us at the barn) to the win in the USHJA National Hunter Derby! You can watch her winning rounds HERE and read about it in The Chronicle of the Horse article. Katie Fullerton and Sea Willow had great ribbons in Limit Rider and Allison Reichenbach was Champion in Younger Adult Amateur on High Life. Conner Durocher had great rounds in Older Childrens Hunter and Saffron was Champion Baby Green Hunter! You can watch one of her winning rounds HERE! Zorba made his comeback in the Jumper ring - winning his 1.10m class!!! Look for him to keep moving up with Dani!!
March 2016 - May 2016 Brownland Spring brought another Derby win for Dani Grice and Allison Reichenbach's High Life aka Doobie! Allison rode her other mount Sally Carrera to a 10th place finish!! Astro Boy and Alyssa Kontos won the High Adult Jumper Classic. Memphis in May II brought another Derby win for the HCS team - this time Sally Carrera and Allison Reichebach! Dani Grice rode Conner Durocher's Cashmore to a 3rd place finish and Allison's High Life brought home a 5th! Sea Willow and Katie Fullerton were Champion Long Stirrup Hunter at Brownland.
At home we had a fun successful schooling show at the farm on May 23! Our students rode great!!
June 2016-July 2016 June saw another 2 weeks at Brownland Summer and Midsouth Classic. High Life was top 10 in the Derbies again - 5th week 1 and 9th week 2. Allison was Adult Amateur 18-35 Champion on High Life and all our horses and riders earned top ribbons.
June was also bittersweet as we said goodbye to our Barn Manager Victoria Willock and Head Groom Manuel Arreguin as they went on to seek other opportunities.
From Brownland Dani and HCS team traveled to Tryon. First time at this horse proved to be quite successful!! Dani Grice and High Life won both rounds of the $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby!! (Read article HERE) Astro Boy and Alyssa Kontos were 3rd in a vey competitive High Adult Jumper Classic and Sea Willow and Katie Fullerton had great ribbons in the Long Stirrup Division. Boysterous and Dani Grice are back in action - 2nd in the 1.30.....
At home another successful HCS schooling show...despite the heat...thanks to all who came out to support us...
August 2017 - December 2016. We had a great group of riders and horses attend the Brownland No Frills in August. Some first time horse showing! A great 2 days for everyone and much improvement for all. Loved all the friends and family who showed up to support us! We had a great horse show at the farm in September and in October Allison Reichenbach's High Life and Dani Grice ended the show season 2nd in the $25,000 Brownland Hunter Derby Finals with scores of 87 and 91. Click HERE to see his Handy Round.