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Betsy Carter's horse column
FOR THOSE horse show dads looking for a great place to spend Father's Day, that place is Amber Hill Farm's Horse Show on Sunday.
In addition to the regular schedule of classes, Amber Hill offers a special class for dads on Father's Day. The Annual Father's Day Leadline Class is the best way for horse-showing children to honor their fathers.
For all those dedicated horse show dads who enthusiastically wake up at 0-dark thirty to hitch and load up the horse trailer, this show is dedicated to you. For all those long days spent driving the trailer, hauling water for the pony, cleaning out the horse trailer, and giving everyone a leg up, this class is your chance to be in the spotlight. After hours spent watching and congratulating the winning ( and losing) child and pony in the heat of summer and the cold of winter, this is your opportunity to shine in the winner's circle.
Also featured at this show, the Forrest Linton Memorial Classic division will be held.
NOTE: Sean May of Fredericksburg, has successfully completed certification requirements for the country's original program in equine sport massage therapy. The program offered by Equissage, Inc. prepares May for a career in this increasingly utilized muscle therapy for horses engaged in athletic competition.
Massage therapy commonly used to enhance sports performance in human athletes, has also proven to enhance the performance of equine athletes and assist the horse in reaching its fullest potential. To reach Sean May call (540) 286-2883.Show results
Members of the Stablemates 4-H have recently excelled at several horse shows in May.
At the Touch Point Farm show in Culpeper the following riders and horses won ribbons:
Jessica Terrell riding Curtis Terrell's mule, Just Bubba got a second in the Trail Class.
Christine Shaner riding Carol Shaner's Winya Dance earned a third in Pleasure Horse Senior Rider. Riding Darfield's Virginia Dare Shaner received a second and a fourth in Pony Hunter Over Fences Senior Rider and a first in Training Level Test 3, Dressage.
Alex Soler riding Jessica Soler's Miracle on 34th Street won a fourth in Equitation over fences.
At the Northeast District 4-H show in Hanover, Sarah Bingham riding Jean Lockely's Sage got a fifth in Equitation and a fifth in Trail.
Quad J Farm Hunter Show, June 12