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Karen Healey Riders Earn Championship Honors at Blenheim June Classic III

San Juan Capistrano, CA - June 24, 2009 - The riders of Karen Healey Stables showed at Blenheim Equisports June Classic III this past week, June 17-21, 2009 and were awarded multiple blue ribbons and championship tricolors.

Jocelyn Neff of Newport Beach, CA, showed in the hunters, jumpers, and equitation this week and placed well in all three disciplines. Neff rode Blue Shot Baco to a first place finish in the High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic after having the only clear trip of the class. In the equitation Neff showed her horse Allegro, placing first overall in the WIHS Equitation Classic, second in the Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search, third in the Pessoa/USEF National Hunter Seat Medal, and fourth in the WCE Medal. Neff also showed in the hunters for trainer Archie Cox, riding Holy Cow to the reserve championship in the Large Junior Hunter 16-17.

Tammy Chipko of Thousand Oaks, CA, had a good week showing in the jumpers. Chipko rode Quinolli to a second place finish in the $5,000 Open Jumper Classic and won the Six-Year-Old Young Jumper Classic with Wonderfull. Chipko also showed Lisone, coming in second in the Seven & Eight-Year-Old Young Jumper Classic and placing fifth in the 1.25m Jumper Classic.

Mackensie Baker won the division championship in the Equitation 16-17 this week riding Tolstoy. Baker showed in the jumpers as well, placing third in the Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic and third in the 1.25m Jumpers riding Kona.

Kristi Siam of Chatsworth, CA, showed her horse Krosus in the hunters and equitation at the Blenheim June Classic III competition. Siam and Krosus won the championship tricolor in the Low Amateur-Owner Hunters, and then went on to win the Ariat National Adult Medal, the USEF Adult Medal, and the PCHA Adult Medal equitation classes.

Mambo had a very good week showing with Carol Bird in the irons. Bird and Mambo won the championship award in the Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper division, winning both individual classes and placing fifth in the Classic. Bird also showed W.C. Swing in the Low Classic and placed second.

Karen Healey student Elizabeth Dickinson showed Bailey's VH Muelenhof in the jumpers as well. Together, the pair placed second in the Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers, fourth in the High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers, and fourth in the High Classic. Dickinson also showed Akkro to the reserve championship in the High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper division.

Alexandra Block stuck to the hunter ring this week, showing her horses Cadillac Jack and All That. Block and Cadillac Jack placed first and second in the Large Junior Hunter 16-17, and riding All That in the same division, Block was awarded two second place ribbons and two fourth place ribbons. The pair also won two second place ribbons in the High Modified Hunters.

Another top rider for the week was Yvette Lang-Einczig, who showed Landino in the equitation classes. The pair placed second in the Foxfield Medal, third in the USEF Adult Medal, and second in the Ariat National Adult Medal.

Karen Healey Stables will compete next at the Blenheim Equisports Red, White and Blue Horse Show, which will be held June 24-28, 2009. For more information please visit http://www.karenhealeystables.com.

Mackensie Baker and Kona

Photo: Mackensie Baker was among the many riders of Karen Healey Stables to do well at last week's Blenheim June Classic III. Photo 2009 Jennifer Muncy. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.


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