Tuesday, April 20, 2010

NH High School Equestrian Teams

Thanks to the good work of John Keller of 3778 Photography, there are some great photos of the Kearsarge team on his website, including these of our own Kearsarge Meadows dressage horse, Piper Warrior and his rider, Eliza.

Well done, Eliza and everyone competing in the New Hampshire High School Equestrian Team events this year!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Piper Goes to High School

This past weekend, the first 2010 New Hampshire High School Equestrian Teams North District competition took place at Wakewood Farm in Plymouth, NH.   There, several NH High School Equestrian Teams competed in a wide range of classes.

One of the Kearsarge Meadows horses, Piper Warrior, made his show debut over fences at this show, representing Kearsarge Regional High School.   He also showed in a couple flat classes.

This was Piper's first competition over fences, something for which he and his teenaged jockey, Eliza, have been training for the past few months.   It was also their first competition together.   So, the goal for the day was to simply go out, give it a try, and keep Piper happy.

Completely blowing that goal out of the water, Eliza and Piper overachieved on the day and placed very well, both over fences and on the flat.   And not only had a very good first outing, they helped the Kearsarge Regional High School Equestrian Team start the year in 2nd place!

Well done to Eliza, Piper, and the whole KRHS Equestrian Team!   We are very proud of you all!