Edited by Rob Potter
SULLIVAN COUNTY December 27, 2002 The evening of November 23 was a very special night for local equestrians as Stone Wall Farms of Jeffersonville hosted its annual holiday banquet and awards presentation at Kings in Livingston Manor. Over 100 family and friends attended the gala event that included a lovely buffet and DJ entertainment.
Awards sponsored by many local businesses were presented in several divisions. Points were accumulated from a horse show series that takes place at Stone Wall Farms on Callicoon Center Road in Jeffersonville. There were four horse shows this year, one of which benefits the Jeffersonville Lions Club. In each division where there were qualified entrants, a beautiful championship ribbon and a championship trophy were awarded to the horse and rider that accrued the most points. A reserve ribbon was awarded to the runner-up.
In addition, the LOL Perpetual Trophy which is sponsored by the William V. Diehl family of Callicoon was awarded to the horse and rider that earned the most points in the open western, English and hunter divisions.
This years recipients were:
Rider & Horse Awards
Nicole Blanton & Half Splash, Walk/Trot Reserve Champion
Ann Christiansen & Chips Too Cool, Open Western Reserve Champion, Open English Reserve Champion
Carrie Endriss & King of Hearts, Schooling Hunter Reserve Champion
Jenny Green & Prince Showboy, Junior Western Reserve Champion
Emery Lyon & Thunder Grey Echo, Schooling Hunter Champion, Short Stirrup Champion
Ashley Meadow & Hilands Nugget Gold, Short Stirrup Reserve Champion
Ethan Meadow & Hilands Nugget Gold, Pee Wee Champion
Jessica Moodey & Billy, Walk Jog Reserve Champion
Danielle Myers & Billy, Leadline Champion
Hannah Nadeau, Leadline Reserve Champion
Emily Nebzydoski & Two Timing Texan, Junior English Champion, Junior Western Champion, High Point Youth Equitation Rider
Allison Ross & Bart Show Bars, Walk Jog Champion, Walk Trot Champion
Katherine Truesdell & Dreams Come True, Junior English Reserve Champion
Kirsten Wood & Little Caan Artist, Pee Wee Reserve Champion
John Litz & Little Caan Artist, Open Western Champion, Open English Champion, High Point Showmanship, High Point Pleasure Horse, High Point Trail Horse, High Point Adult Equitation Rider, LOL Versatility Award.
The 2003 show dates, all on Sundays, have been tentatively scheduled for May 4, June 8, July 20, Aug. 3 and Oct. 5. The show committee is again planning to host the New York State Horse Councils Millennium Horse Medallion classes. These classes are used to qualify for special classes at the New York State Fair in Syracuse. For more information about this horse show series and other upcoming equestrian activities, please call 482-5302.