Horse Shows

Fun Horse Show Points June 2021

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Fun for all ages

Our third Fun Horse Show of the season was lots of fun even though it was incredibly hot! Once again we welcomed some new competition along with our regular riders. I am so grateful for everyone who supports our shows and pitches in each month to help.

Horse showing is so important and probably not for the reasons that first come to mind. Yes, it's great to win a blue ribbon but, to me, that's not the main reason for showing. Taking lessons is important but really learning how to ride well happens when your trainer isn't there. Being able to do something under supervision isn't the same as being able to do it on your own. The confidence of all the riders is improving with each show as they begin to realize how to put into practice what they learn each week.

Fun Horse Show Leader Board for the June 2021 Show

rider horse points place
Kensi Sally 68 1st
Kaleigh White Rose Fandango 48.5 2nd
Kacie Ontopps Aragon 34 3rd
Mary White Rose Solar Eclipse 34 3rd
Paige White Rose Sweet Sierra 26 5th
Sadie White Rose Let's Tango 25 6th

All our Riding Club members worked hard. Some horses excelled while others just weren't feeling it. No matter how hard we try or how much we practice, sometimes our horse might have an off day. Riding teaches us to be humble and persistent.

Fun Horse Show Leader Board Running Totals

rider horse points place
Mary White Rose Solar Eclipse 104 1st
Sadie White Rose Let's Tango 97.5 2nd
Claire White Rose Moonfire 92 3rd
Kaleigh White Rose Fandango 91.5 4th
Kensi Sally 68 5th
Kacie Aragon 65 6th

Our next fun horse show is on July 17th. We look forward to seeing you all again for more fun and learning.

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Fun Horse Show Points May 2021

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Sadie and White Rose Let's Tango

Our second Fun Horse Show of the season is in the bag and the leaderboard positions were shaken about quite a bit. It was a picture-perfect day, sunny but not too hot. We had some new riders join us; it's always fun to meet new people.

I love how all our riders are such great sportspeople. They cheer and encourage each other. I am very proud of each and every one of them. I also love how our horse show moms and dads are willing to help out even if they feel they don't really know what they are doing. There is always such a great family atmosphere at our fun shows.

Fun Horse Show Leader Board for the May 2021 Show

rider horse points place
Ellie Firefly 41 1st
Kendall Maximus 41 1st
Claire Stahler White Rose Moonfire 39.5 3rd
Mary Robinette White Rose Solar Eclipse 38 4th
Sadie Barton White Rose Let's Tango 31.5 5th
Kacie Ontopps Aragon 31 6th

All our Riding Club members work hard throughout the season to accumulate as many points as possible for the end-of-season party. We do, however, emphasize that winning is not the main reason for showing. We want our riders to learn and have fun. A blue-ribbon is an extra bonus. Having said that, I know our riders are eager to see who is in the lead.

Fun Horse Show Leader Board Running Totals

rider horse points place
Sadie Barton White Rose Let's Tango 72.5 1st
Claire Stahler White Rose Moonfire 70.5 2nd
Mary Robinette White Rose Solar Eclipse 70 3rd
Kayleigh Beckemeyer White Rose Fandango 43 4th
Ellie Firefly 41 5th
Kendall Maximus 41 5th

Our next fun horse show is on June 19th. We look forward to seeing you all again for more fun and learning.

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What to Buy your Horse Show Dad for Father's Day

Father's Day is quickly approaching (June 21st, 2020), but there is still time to buy something special for your horse show dad.

Some dads understand that learning to ride is so much more than just learning to ride. They recognize that being around horses and helping at the barn also instills compassion, empathy, teamwork, hard work, coordination, and so much more. These dedicated dads don't mind getting up early or going to bed late so their children can have extra time with their horse. They learned how to tow a trailer and load a horse just so their child can compete in shows. Their dedication and commitment to their equestrian should be recognized regularly but even more so on Father's Day.

What does your horse show dad need?

T-Shirt - Of course no horse show dad would be complete without the obligatory horse show dad t-shirt.
photo album horse show dad Photo Album - These days, most people store their photos on their phones. A great way to memorialize your time spent with your dad is to get him a photo album of your journey together. This self-adhesive photo album makes it easy to present your photos and mementos. Try this link to order prints from your phone.
yeti horse show dad Drink Container - All equestrians know that barn time is not the same as regular time. Especially during long hot days at the barn in summer, it is essential to stay hydrated. Get your dad a 26oz Yeti Rambler. I have one of these and can tell you it keeps my drink cold all day long.
Fitbit - If your dad is a fitness freak or just wants to get fitter, a Fitbit is a great idea. He will be able to track his steps, exercise, and calorie intake. They are fun to use and can be synced to a smartphone.
Overnight Bag - Often, showing requires overnight stays. Your dad should travel in style, just like you and your horse. A versatile overnight bag is an ideal gift and a great way to say thank you.

I'm sure that horse show dads are happy with their role and get immense satisfaction from spending time with and watching their equestrian learn and grow. However, it is still important to show some extra love on Father's Day.

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2018 Fun Show Championship Points

champtionship points2018 seems so far away now and so much has happened since then. We should have had an end of season party and awards ceremony but sadly due to a very sad personal issue in my life, that didn't happen. I am enormously grateful for all our kind, patient, understanding riders and parents. Not one single person complained. Thank you so much.

So, even though we won't be having an award ceremony it is only fair to acknowledge the overall winners of the 2018 show season. Congratulation to everyone.

Riding Club Championship Points for the 2018 show:

Rider POINTS POSITION
 Sophia Eaton / White Rose Rubydoo 221 1
 Abbygale Hamilton / Escapade Fancy Pants 192 2
 Riley Hughes / White Rose Sweet Sierra 149.5 3
 Michayla Belus / White Rose Sweet Sierra 131.5 4
 Kayleigh Beckemeyer / White Rose Moonfire 96.5 5
 Maddie Rominger / White Moonfire 78 6

Anyone who paid a riding club membership fee in 2018 does not need to pay again for the 2020 show season.

We are looking forward to a fun and exciting show season this year and always welcome new riders. Our upcoming shows can be found here.

Come out and show with us!

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Riding Club Points after the June 2018 Show

riding clubWe had another very successful Fun Show here at White Rose Equestrian today. Thank you to all the parents who put trust in us and support our shows. Showing is so much more than winning ribbons. By allowing your kids to show you are giving them an opportunity to put into practice what they learn in lessons. It gives them the change to figure out what works and it greatly improves their riding and confidence.

Riding Club Points for this Show are as Follows:

Rider POINTS POSITION
 Sophia Eaton / White Rose Rubydoo 70 1
 Michayla Belus / White Rose Sweet Sierra 37 2
 Riley Hughes / White Rose Sweet Sierra 36.5 3
 Kayleigh Beckemeyer / White Rose Moonfire 36 4
 Isabella Hendricks / White Rose Sweet Pocket Full of Sunshine 28.5 5
 Lena Davis / White Rose Buttercup 28 6

riding clubWith some of our riders unable to attend the show today, we had a big shake-up of the leaderboard. I don't like to put too much emphasis on the overall points. Our motto at White Rose Equestrian is that showing should be fun but it is also good to be competitive. It makes you strong and determined and those are good traits that will help you throughout your life.

Riding Club Points for the show season so far are as follows:

Rider POINTS POSITION
 Sophia Eaton / White Rose Rubydoo 169 1
 Abbygale Hamilton / Escapade Fancy Pants 154.5 2
 Riley Hughes / White Rose Sweet Sierra 121 3
 Michayla Belus / White Rose Sweet Sierra 104 4
 Kayleigh Beckemeyer / White Rose Moonfire 80 5
 Lena Davis / White Rose Buttercup 72.5 6

We are always welcoming new riders. Our next Fun Show is July 14th.

Come out and show with us!

Riding Club Points after the May 2018 Show

Riding Club PointsOur May show was a great success. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us and brave the extremely hot weather. As always our riders worked hard, competed well, and supported each other.

Once again we had Divine Horse Mobile Tack store here with a large selection of equipment and apparel. We were also lucky to have delicious food at a concession stand provided by the grandma of one of our riders.

Riding Club Points for this Show are as Follows:

Rider POINTS POSITION
 Sophia Eaton / White Rose Rubydoo 63 1
 Abbygale Hamilton / Escapade Fancy Pants 57 2
 Riley Hughes / White Rose Sweet Sierra 33 3
 Kayleigh Beckemeyer / White Rose Moonfire 26.5 4
 Michayla Belus / White Rose Sweet Sierra 26 5
 Maddie Rominger / White Rose Moonfire 19 6

Riding Club PointsAbbygale and Escapade Fancy Pants are still in the lead but Sophia and White Rose Rubydoo are slowly catching up. Don't forget that at the end of the show season we have a party and recognize all our riders.

Riding Club Points for the show season so far are as follows:

Rider POINTS POSITION
 Abbygale Hamilton / Escapade Fancy Pants 154.5 1
 Sophia Eaton / White Rose Rubydoo 99 2
 Riley Hughes / White Rose Sweet Sierra 84.5 3
 Michayla Belus / White Rose Sweet Sierra 67 4
 Maddie Rominger / White Rose Moonfire 52.5 5
 Isabel Mejia / White Rose Rubydoo 46 6

We are always welcoming new riders. Our next Fun Show is June 9th.

Come out and show with us!

Riding Club Points After the April Show

White Rose Fun Show
© Diamond M. Photography

We had a very successful fun show here at White Rose Equestrian yesterday. The weather was perfect and our competitors worked hard. I have to mention that we have a great group of Riding Club Members. They are all so supportive of each other.

We were also lucky to have Montana Canter of Montana Canter Photography taking pictures of our competitors. If you would like to order pictures taken at the show please reach out to her via one of the above links.

We also had a mobile tack store provided by Divine Horse Tack. You can buy from them online or their store that will open this summer on Congress Street in York, SC.

I know you are all eager to see who earned the most points.

Riding Club Points for this Show are as Follows:

Rider POINTS POSITION
 Abbygale Hamilton / Escapade Fancy Pants 63.5 1
 Sophia Eaton / White Rose Rubydoo 36 2
 Michayla Belus / White Rose Sierra  36 2
 Savannah Lewis / Mason 32.5 4
 Maddie Rominger / White Rose Moonfire 23 5
 Riley Hughes / White Rose Sweet Sierra 23 5
White Rose Fun Show
© Diamond M. Photography

This show also shook up the overall leaderboard. Abbygale and Escapade Fancy Pants have a very impressive lead but other riders still have a chance to catch up with her at upcoming shows. The trick is to show as often and in as many classes as possible.

Riding Club Points for the show season so far are as follows:

Rider POINTS POSITION
 Abbygale Hamilton / Escapade Fancy Pants 97.5 1
 Riley Hughes / White Rose Sweet Sierra 51.5 2
 Isabel Mejia / White Rose Rubydoo  46 3
 Michayla Belus / White Rose Sweet Sierra 41 4
 Sophia Eaton / White Rose Rubydoo 36 5
 Maddie Rominger / White Rose Moonfire 33.5 6

We are always welcoming new riders. Our next Fun Show is May 12th.

Come out and show with us!

Riding Club Points After the March Show

20180310_094540We have our first Fun Show of 2018 under our belt and it was a great success as usual. The weather was unseasonably very cold but we still had a very good turnout. Our established riders did well and our new riders learned what it's like to participate in a horse show.

All competitors who join our Riding Club are eligible to collect points at every show throughout the season. These points are tallied at the end of the year and the riders with the most points are recognized.

Riding Club Points for this Show are as Follows:

Rider POINTS POSITION
 Isabel Mejia / White Rose Rubydoo  46  1
 Abbygale Hamilton / Escapade Fancy Pants  34  2
 Macy Schott / White Rose Fandango  29  3
 Riley Hughes / White Rose Sweet Sierra  28.5  4
 Kayleigh Beckemeyer / White Rose Sweet Sierra  24  5
 Isabella Hendricks / White Rose Sweet Sierra  22.5  6

Our next show is April 14th, please join us!

As always I must thank all the volunteers. It takes a great deal of time and effort to pull together, even a small, fun show and I couldn't do it without the help of a small, dedicated army. If you would like to volunteer at any of our events please let us know.

Click here to see more photos of the show.

Riding Club Points as of August 5th, 2017

Fun Horse Show
Photo courtesy of Lola Cichocki

We had another fun, friendly show here today at White Rose Equestrian. Thank you to everyone who came out to help and compete.

I am so pleased with all our riders and the progress they have made over the summer while competing. Showing is an opportunity for them to put into practice what they learn in weekly lessons. It also gives them the freedom to explore their riding abilities and grow as equestrians in ways that lessons alone could never do.

The riding club points for this show are as follows:

Rider POINTS POSITION
 Macy Schott / White Rose Fandango  58.0  1
 Libby Schott / White Rose Desert Wind  44.0  2
 Riley Hughes / White Rose Sweet Seirra  40.0  3
 Isabel Mejia / White Rose Rubydoo  39.5  4
 Maddie Rominger / White Rose Moonfire  36.5  5
 Deana Poteat / White Rose Rubydoo  34.0  6

After today's show, we have a change in the overall leaderboard. Everyone still has time to catch up at our Fall Fun Show on October 28th, 2017.

The overall championship riding club points so far are as follows:

Rider POINTS POSITION
 Macy Schott / White Rose Fandango  173.0  1
 Libby Schott / White Rose Desert Wind  163.0  2
 Riley Hughes / White Rose Sweet Sierra  162.0  3
 Maddie Rominger / White Rose Moonfire  156.0  4
 Allison Guidi / DF Sergio  65.5  5
 Alida Leidy / Maddie  51.5  6

Our Fall Fun show will also have a costume class so start thinking about how you are going to dress up your horse.

 

Why I Host Horse Shows

18221981_10155530340448974_2094783583415863576_nHere at White Rose Equestrian, we host several fun, friendly horse shows a year. Our riders look forward to showing off their skills and winning ribbons. But there is much more to it than that. Our emphasis is on learning and improving and our motto is, "The most important thing about showing is having fun!"

Most of our students are beginner to intermediate riders. They ride once a week and do not own their own horses. They don't have an opportunity to travel to shows.

I know what that feels like.

I was bitten by the horse riding bug many years ago. I can't remember a time when I wasn't obsessed with horses. I read every horse book I could get my hands on, tied a rope to the handlebars of my bicycle and pretended they were reins, and dreamed of owning my own horse one day. But, we weren't well off. We lived in a small apartment above a store with a yard the size of a pocket handkerchief and I knew I wouldn't be getting a horse anytime soon.

I was lucky enough to start riding lessons when I was eleven and used my weekly allowance to pay for them. I would ride the bus there early Saturday morning and stay all day. I did anything and everything the riding school owner asked of me just to be around the horses. And if I was lucky, I could ride William, my favorite, out to his field at the end of the day.

Once a year we would visit Ilkley for the day and sometimes there would be a horse show/gymkhana being held. I was so envious of those girls with their spotless ponies, fancy show clothes, and opportunities I thought I would never have.

My passion continued as I got older and eventually, as an adult, I bought my first horse. Finally, I had the chance to show. I participated, mainly, in jumpers but also did some cross country and dressage events. I also ran a small equestrian facility, Laneside Stables. At Laneside Stables we gave riding lessons, operated a pony club, manufactured show jumps, and ran small horse shows.

Life happened and I ended up in America and that brings us to present day and White Rose Equestrian. We have only been at our location for six months but we hit the ground running and have no intention of slowing down. We have many upgrades and improvements planned but our facility already had all the basics in place for us to grow and expand what we offer.

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A fun horse show at White Rose Equestrian

One of the first things I was determined to do was to host some fun shows. They are hard work and take a great deal of time and effort to organize and pull together but they are so worthwhile. I get so much satisfaction when I see the riders improve and become more independent with each show we host.

There is no pressure on anyone to win, just to learn and have fun.

So why do I host horse shows? I do it because at heart I am still the same horse-mad little girl I always was. The one who never got to show as a child. The one who wanted for a pony more than anything in the world. I host horse shows so that kids can experience opportunities I never had. They are making memories. When they are all grown up they will be able to say, "I used to ride when I was younger. I even went to a few horse shows."

Come and join in the fun with us!