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Karen Healey Stables' Riders Sweep Equitation and Dominate Jumpers in Two Weeks at Showpark

Del Mar, CA - July 30, 2008 - Karen Healey Stables of Westlake Village, CA, showed the past two weeks at the Del Mar Horse Park and swept many blue ribbons and championships in the equitation and jumpers.

At the Showpark Summer Festival on July 16-20, the Karen Healey riders started with a string of wins in the equitation ring. Shelby Wakeman of Westlake Village, CA, won three classes: the USEF Show Jumping Talent Search, the WIHS Equitation Classic, and the USEF Junior Medal. She was also second in the WCE Medal.

Michelle Morris of La Canada, CA, won the ASPCA Maclay, finished second in the WIHS class, second in the CPHA Foundation class, third in the Talent Search, fourth in the USEF Medal, and fifth in the WCE Medal. She was also fourth in the Equitation 15-17 on the flat. Second place in the Talent Search went to Navona Gallegos, while fourth was Hannah Selleck of Thousand Oaks.

In the WIHS, Holly Dickinson was third, while Gallegos was fourth. Dickinson took the blue ribbon in the WCE Medal, Elizabeth Dickinson was third, and Gallegos was sixth. Dickinson also finished second in the USEF Medal, while Hannah Bibb was fifth and Gallegos was sixth. Bibb also finished fourth in the ASPCA Maclay.

Elizabeth Dickinson also took third in the CPHA Medal, was second in the Foxfield Medal, third in the CPHA Foundation and won the Equitation 18 & Over jumping class, while her daughter Holly won the Equitation 14 & Under over fences. Hannah Bibb took second in the Equitation 15-17 over fences and won the flat class.

In the jumper ring, Navona Gallegos was the star in the High Junior/Amateur Jumpers. She and Acrobat took the championship in the division and were second in the $5,000 High Jr/A-O Jumper Classic. In the same division, Wakeman and Pandoer received the reserve championship and were third in the classic. Pandoer won a 1.40m class with assistant trainer Kasey Ament and with Wakeman, he was sixth in the 1.40m Jumper Classic.

Ament rode Luccio in the 1.35m Jumpers for HMG Farms and won the championship. She also received top ribbons in the 1.30m and 1.25m Jumpers with Action G, Dimero 21, and Lichtenstein 7.

In the Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers, Elizabeth Dickinson and Dimenos 3 were second, and then they finished third in the $2,000 classic. Lauren Kay and Dimero 21 received a fourth place ribbon and were fourth in the classic, while Michelle Morris on Lichtenstein 7 was sixth in the $1,500 Modified Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic.

That same weekend, Karen Healey Stables also had riders showing at the Gold Coast 6 Horse Show. Demi Steigler finished second in the WCE Medal, third in the THIS Children's Medal, and fourth in the USEF Medal. She rode to first, third, and fifth place ribbons in the Equitation 14 & Under division. In the CPHA Medal, Hannah Bibb was second, and Haley Harrison was third. Bibb took fifth in the CPHA Foundation class and Haley Harrison was fourth in the ASPCA Maclay.

At the Showpark Racing Festival on July 23-27, the blue ribbons kept coming to Karen Healey Stables. Tina DiLandri of La Jolla, CA, won the USEF Show Jumping Talent Search and the USEF Junior Medal. Wakeman was second in the Talent Search and won the WIHS Equitation Classic. Michelle Morris took two second places in the WIHS and WCE Medal, while Jocelyn Neff took victory in the WCE and was fifth in the WIHS. Holly Dickinson was fourth in the Talent Search and third in the WCE Medal. Demi Steigler won the blue ribbon in the THIS Children's Medal and was fifth in the USEF Medal.

Elizabeth Dickinson finished third in the USEF Adult Medal and then rode to victory in the CPHA Adult Medal. In the Equitation division over fences, Morris won and Steigler was third. Neff was second in the flat class.

New to the Karen Healey Stables team is Isabelle Gordon. She and her mount Cartier won the $1,000 Adult Amateur Jumper Classic. In the $1,500 Modified Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic, she rode Bewitched to fifth place and a second place in the Adult Amateur Jumpers. Ament rode Cartier in the 1.15m Jumpers and won a class.



For the second week in a row, Ament won the 1.35m Jumper championship, this time on Dimenos 3. Dimenos 3 brought home another tricolor championship with his owner Elizabeth Dickinson in the High Junior/Amateur Jumpers. In the Low Junior/Amateur Jumpers, Lauren Kay and Damiro 21 were fourth and then finished second in the $2,500 classic. Dickinson and Luccio were third in the low classic.

Also this past week, riders competed at the Pebble Beach Horse Show. Tammy Chipko of Westlake Village, CA, won the championship in the Amateur-Owner Over 35 Hunters with All That. They won two classes, received two seconds, and a third. Chipko swept the division when she finished as the reserve champion on her second horse Amnesty, who won three classes in the division. In the Junior/Amateur Hunter Classic, Amnesty led the victory gallop with a blue ribbon, while All That was second. Chipko transitioned to the jumper ring to finish sixth in the High Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic on Lottie.

On July 29 through August 3, Karen Healey and her qualified riders will be competing at the 2008 North American Junior Young Riders Championships. Shelby Wakeman and Pandoer qualified for Zone 10's junior team. On the Zone 10 Young Riders team is Hannah Selleck on Bauer.

Following that exciting show, Karen Healey and Fred Bauer will be traveling to Dublin, Ireland to judge at one of the world's most prestigious horse shows, the Dublin Horse Show, on August 6-10.

For more information on Karen Healey Stables, please visit http://www.karenhealeystables.com or call 805-370-1941.



Photo Credit: Karen Healey has two students at the NAJYRC, and will judge with Fred Bauer at the Dublin Horse Show in August. Photo (C) 2008 Jennifer Wood/PMG. This photo may be used free of charge only in relation to this press release.

 

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