The Finally Farm team enjoyed two successful and fun weeks during WEF 7 and 8 and attended the Deeridge Derby in Wellington, Florida.
Highlights included during Week 7 included Kelly Maloney’s impressive championship in the Don Little Masters Adult Amateur Jumpers with Condero 3.
Kelly purchased Condero through Hardin Towell and trains with Hardin and his father, Jack Towell.
The new partnership of Gigi Manigault and Major Key made their debut together with great success, earning fantastic ribbons in the 3’3” Junior Hunter, 16-17, section and the reserve championship.
Ellen Addison and El Tindo put in gorgeous rounds in the older Adult Amateur Hunters, receiving excellent ribbons both days.
Bridget Hallman’s hunters shined during Week 7, with Who’s It taking the 3’6” Green Hunter reserve championship with Liza in the irons. The pair won two over fences classes on the way to the tricolor.
Bridget then took Who’s It’s reins and also captured a blue in the middle section of the Adult Amateur Hunters, for an excellent finish to their week. After earning ribbons in the Conformation Hunter section with Liza, Halston carried Bridget to two second places in the competitive Adult Amateur Hunter classes.
Cassanto and Maggie Hill added yet another championship to their collection, taking the 3’6” Large Junior, 16-17, title.
During the Deeridge Derby, Liza Boyd and Maggie Hill traveled over to nearby Deeridge Farm to compete on their gorgeous grass field. Maggie and O’Ryan started out strongly, placing eighth in the $2,500 USHJA International Welcome Stake.
In the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, held on Saturday and Sunday, Liza and Maggie both qualified to compete in the Handy Round the following day. Liza and Maggie’s Tradition stood third going into the Handy Round, but an unfortunate rail kept them out of the overall ribbons. Maggie and O’Ryan also ticked a rail in the Handy Round but otherwise had a stellar round.
During WEF 8, Vistano and Libbie Gordon earned great ribbons in the 3’6” Small Junior, 15 and under. In addition, Vistano captured the reserve championship in the 3’6” Performance Hunters with Liza.
Maggie continues to solidify her partnership with new equitation mount Eclipse, and the pair placed second in the WIHS overall out of 63 competitors.
Libbie Gordon topped the Medium/Large Green Pony Hunter section with Haribo, taking two firsts and two seconds.
Please enjoy our fun photo gallery from WEF and Deeridge!