It was a great day for two of Aelin’s students at two separate shows. Sierra and Scotch showed at the Freedom Reigns Charity Show and took Champion in the 2’3″ jumpers and Reserve Champion in the 2’6″ jumpers. They earned a first, 3 seconds, a third, and a fourth place in their individual classes. Super proud of these two as it was just Sierra’s second show pushing Scotch for speed in the jump offs.
Heather and Jax competed at the POA show in Murfreesboro, TN taking 2nd under both judges in Halter, and 1st under both judges in Walk/Trot Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle!
Congratulations to both Heather and Sierra!
The judging was tough at this year’s 4H State Horse Show. Sierra and Smooth as Scotch competed in Senior Ranch, Novice Hunt Seat, and Over Fences; and although they had some beautiful rides they just couldn’t quite capture a win. They rode a beautiful dressage test with a score of 69.2 placing them 4th and then end the show strong by placing 6th out of 20 in both of their over fences classes. I am proud of her for sticking it out and continuing to fight for the 3 day show.
I just need to brag on this young lady. Sierra has been riding with me for five years, training in Western Pleasure, Ranch, Showmanship, Horsemanship, Hunter Under Saddle, Huntwr Equitation, and Over Fences. In January, she was the first person to sit on Astronome and was responsible for putting his first few rides on him. Since then, I have ridden him sporadically over the past four months. Sierra rode him once last week and then this weekend, Sierra guided Astronome through his first show. She did such an incredible job with him and I am incredibly proud of the young horse woman she has become. There are many great years to come!
Congratulations to Jessica, Blake, and Blue for their success in the 2ft jumpers at the Brownland No Frills today. Jessica took 1st and 2nd on her 4 year old Blake, and earned two second place finishes on Blue in classes of 15 riders! Blue is currently for sale. Contact Aelin Herrington at 615-653-9733 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sierra & Smooth as Scotch had a very successful show at the CERV Spectacular in Murfreesboro, TN. They won both of their jumping classes, won their Ranch class, which was their first ranch class having to neck rein, and they won Halter. She placed 2nd in the Jackpot Hunter Under Saddle class of 25 riders, 2nd in Equitation, and 2nd in Hunter Under Saddle. They had a one 3rd place in Showmanship. It was a great show to start the 2017 season!
This is R Pippi Longstocking. She originally came to me 4 years ago to learn more about her job as a riding pony. She then returned to me months later to further her training by learning to jump. Pip had a bit of an up and down training career with various riders, but there were a few of us who believed this pony had huge potential. Roughly 3 years ago a girl named Kendall bought her and began training her for Eventing. They have been a fantastic team. They recently just competed in their first Training Level Event in Florida and finished in 3rd!
It is so amazing and heart warming to see how far this 14.2 buckskin mare has come. It’s even more amazing to see her competing at 3’3″ and placing so well!
This is going to be one fantastic show pony. With just 30 days of training with Aelin she is nearly ready for foe the 2017 show season. Check out her video at https://youtu.be/7smaac_HnEw