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Karen Healey Stables Dominates Menlo Charity and Oaks Blenheim Summer Horse Shows

Thousand Oaks, CA - August 16, 2007 - Last week in California, riders from Karen Healey Stables were able to win at two horse shows in the same week. They attended the Menlo Charity Horse Show and the Oaks Blenheim Summer Classic I from August 8-12, 2007. Riders won 13 blue ribbons in equitation classes and picked up nine tricolor ribbons.

At Menlo, Shelby Wakeman of Westlake Village, CA, was a big winner. She was victorious in the USEF Show Jumping Talent Search as well as both phases for the overall win in the WIHS Equitation Classic. She finished second in the ASPCA Maclay class. With Punker, she finished fifth in the $10,000 Maple Leaf Farm Gary Ryman Memorial Speed Class and was sixth in the $2,000 Larry Mayfield Memorial Gambler's Choice. She piloted My Cap for Archie Cox and finished as reserve champion in the Small Junior 16-17 Hunters.

Tina Dilandri of La Jolla, CA, rode RSVP to consistent ribbons in the equitation. She won the Marshall & Sterling Junior Medal, was second in the USEF Talent Search, second in both phases for second overall in the WIHS Equitation, and third over fences in the Equitation 14-17. With her horse Chanel 292, Dilandri was second in the junior jumpers, third in the $2,000 Gambler's Choice, and eighth in the $10,000 speed class.

Having competed in only a few grand prix competitions in her life, Veronica Tracy is continuing to be a threat. She and Muscadet de la Savienieve finished sixth in the $40,000 Menlo Grand Prix. On her equitation horse Guns N' Roses, Tracy won the ASPCA Maclay and was fourth overall in the WIHS Equitation.

Lindsay Ramar and Puma won the Amateur-Owner Jumpers, finished eighth in the $10,000 Charlebois Farm Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic, and were tenth in the $40,000 Menlo Grand Prix. On Palmira, Ramar picked up third and fourth places in the Amateur-Owner Jumpers.

Navona Gallegos of Santa Fe was victorious in the Pickwick Medal, was third in the Marshall & Sterling Junior Medal, and third in the WIHS Equitation, all on her horse Kendjira. She rode Lando V to second place in the Modified Junior Jumpers.

The reserve championship in the Modified Junior Jumpers went to Jocelyn Neff on Sjapoo. Neff was also first and third in the Equitation 12-14 over fences and second on the flat. Hannah Bibb finished fourth in the Pickwick Medal, fourth in the WCE Medal, and fourth in the Equitation 14-17 under saddle.

At the Oaks Blenheim Summer Classic I, Michelle Morris of La Canada, CA, was highly successful. She rode Eventual to the win in the Equitation 15-17 under saddle, was third over fences, and second in the WIHS Equitation. Her catch-riding skills shined when she guided No Limit for Susie Hutchinson to the championship in the Small Junior 16-17 Hunters. On Mark Purcell's Rio Splash, she was champion in the Large Junior 16-17 Hunters.

Samantha Harrison, another La Canada resident, and Santika won the USEF Show Jumping Talent Search and led the victory gallop in the $2,000 Low Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic. Hannah Selleck of Thousand Oaks, CA, won the WCE Medal and the WIHS Equitation, and finished third in the USEF Talent Search.

Up-and-coming pony rider Skylar Nelson of Burbank, CA, received the reserve championship in the Medium Pony Hunters on Macy Grey. She and the adorable pony also won the Pony Hunter Classic.

Holly Dickinson of Los Angeles was second in the ASPCA Maclay, second in the CPHA Foundation Medal, and third in the Equitation 14 & Under over fences. Haley Harrison was awarded the Children's Hunter 13 & Under reserve championship and was third over fences in the Equitation 14 & Under.

Dickinson's mother Elizabeth brought home her share of prizes as well. She and Bewitched won the championship in the Modified Junior/Amateur Jumper division. Yvette Lang-Einczig of Malibu was first in the USEF Adult Medal and Foxfield Medal, and she was second in the CPHA Adult Medal.

Hailing from Thousand Oaks, Yasmine Abdallat and her new horse, Team Harmony's Lady Lou, finished fourth in the Modified Junior/Amateur Jumpers. On Team Harmony's Rainbow, she was second and fourth in the 1.15m Jumpers.

Tammy Chipko of Agoura Hills won the championship in the Amateur-Owner 36 & Over Hunters on All That. They also finished as reserve champions in the Open Hunter division. She rode Good Time Charlie to second place in the WCE Medal and was third in the USEF Adult Medal.

Karen Healey Stables showed next at the 2007 USEF National Junior Hunter West Coast Championships, presented by Tom and Stacey Siebel, on August 14-15, 2007. They will attend the Oaks Blenheim Summer Classic II on August 15-19, 2007.

Photo Credit: Navona Gallegos and Kendjira, winners in the equitation at the Menlo Charity Horse Show. Photo (C) 2007 Flying Horse Photography. This photo may be used free of charge only in relation to this press release.


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