SVS congratulates Helen McEvoy on the purchase of Franklin, a 10 yr. old Hanoverian gelding. Franklin has been showing under the name Nairobi and has been champion on the east coast in the Junior hunters with trainer Peg Seals and student Shelby Goodman. Look for Helen to make her Junior hunter debut with him this fall. Thank you to Holly Hugo-Vidal.
SVS congratulates Madison Bradshaw on the purchase of Lottie. Lottie is a 12 yr. old Irish mare who has had a successful grand prix career in California and Arizona with former owner Tammi Chipko. Lottie will carry Madison through the jumper ranks; they were already reserve champion at their first show.
SVS congratulates Sarah Draxton on her new horse High Resolution. "Wolke" is a 9 yr. old Hanoverian gelding who has been an eventing horse with owner/trainer Gabrielle Goin. Thank you to Gillian Pearson. Wolke will be a great 3' hunter and equitation horse for Sarah, and they were champion at their first show!
What a day for SVS! Hope and Helen McEvoy are all smiles after Helen was named Best Child Rider and Grand Champion Children's Hunter Champion with her horse Worth the Wait. Also having a stellar day was Andrea Oneto, on Craig 2, who was Grand Adult Amateur Hunter Champion and Champion A/A Hunters 18 - 35.
The USHJA clinic with Sport Psychology Consultant Tonya Johnston was a hit; we had 14 people participate on May 17 & 18, 2008. Clinic participant Sabrina Hellman commented that the clinic centered on “using a positive focus to select and concentrate on the things you can control, and not getting stuck on the things outside of your control.” Tonya works to improve riders' ability to reflect on their performance in a positive light and improve their mental preparedness for practice and competition.