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Karen Healey Stables Wins Five HITS Desert Circuit Champion Awards

Carly Anthony Wins R.W. "Ronnie" Mutch Equitation Classic

Thermal, CA - March 19, 2008 - Karen Healey Stables finished up their winter show season with huge wins. They took home three HITS Desert Circuit championships and two circuit reserve championships. They also won three championships and one reserve in the second half circuit awards. Carly Anthony of Redmond, WA, rode to victory in the R.W. "Ronnie" Mutch Equitation Classic.

Anthony had a fantastic last week of the winter circuit. She was the second half circuit champion and the overall circuit champion in the Equitation 16-17 division. In addition to her big win in the Ronnie Mutch Equitation Classic, she won the ASPCA Maclay class and was second in the USEF Junior Medal and overall in the WIHS Equitation class.

Second place in the R.W. "Ronnie" Mutch Equitation Classic went to Shelby Wakeman of Westlake Village, CA. Wakeman's mount won Best Equitation Horse and her groom, Luis Cervantes, won the Best Turned Out Horse award. Tina DiLandri of La Jolla, CA, was fourth in the class while Michelle Morris of La Canada, CA, finished fifth on a catch ride. Samantha Harrison of La Canada was eighth and Jocelyn Neff of Newport Beach, CA, was ninth. Hannah Selleck of Thousand Oaks, CA, finished twelfth, but was third after the first round. She could not return to the show for the second round on Sunday due to school commitments.

Selleck took home the overall and second half circuit championship in the Equitation 18-35 division. Kristi Siam was the overall and second half circuit champion in the Equitation 51 & Over. On Carmelo, Siam was the overall circuit reserve champion in the Low Amateur-Owner Hunters.

In addition to her big win in the Ronnie Mutch Equitation Classic, Anthony won the ASPCA Maclay and was second in the USEF Junior Medal and overall WIHS Equitation class.

Neff won her first USET Show Jumping Talent Search class this past week on Allegro, a horse that has just started showing in the equitation classes. In the Talent Search class, Wakeman was second, DiLandri was third, and Harrison was fifth. On her own horse Cavello, Neff also won the USEF Junior Medal and CPHA Junior Medal class. Hannah Bibb took home a second and two fourths in the Equitation 16-17 this week and was fifth in the CPHA Foundation Medal and the CPHA Junior Medal.

Lauren Hester of Rancho Santa Fe, CA, won her first Marshall and Sterling Adult Medal class with her young, up-and-coming equitation horse Denmark. She finished as reserve champion for the week in the Equitation 18-35 division and was second in the Adult Equitation Classic.

In the hunter ring, Tammy Chipko of Westlake Village took home an armful of prizes. This past week, they won all four over fences classes to take the championship in the Amateur-Owner Over 35 Hunters. This helped them win the overall circuit and second half reserve championship in the division after they only showed three weeks in the circuit. They were second in the $5,000 Amateur-Owner Hunter Classic. On her second horse Amnesty, Chipko was second, second, third, and fourth this week in the same division and they were fifth in the classic.

Karen Healey Stables' riders competed in the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Classic. Tina DiLandri and RSVP finished sixth in the hotly contested class, while Samantha Harrison and Triple Lutz were eighth.

Assistant trainer Kasey Ament piloted Zico 13 for owner Fred Bauer to second and seventh place ribbons in the Level 7 Jumpers. They finished tenth in the $10,000 Futures Jumper class. Michelle Morris and Lichtenstein 7 finished as champions in the Low Junior Jumpers. Carol Bird and WC Swing were fourth in the $5,000 Modified Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers, while Alexandra Block and Kool Shoes finished third in the $5,000 Children's Jumper Classic.

For more information on Karen Healey Stables, please call 805-370-1941.

Photo Credit: Hannah Selleck, last year's reserve champion at the Pessoa/USEF Medal Finals, finished as the Overall Grand Champion in the Equitation 18-35 at HITS Desert Circuit. Photo (C) 2007 Randi Muster.


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