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Karen Healey Stables Lists Success on Two Coasts

Karen Healey Stables Lists Success on Two Coasts at Oaks Summer Classic and North American Junior Young Rider Championships

San Juan Capistrano, CA – August 15, 2006 – Karen Healey Stables has traveled across the country for competitions in the past two weeks and has found success in both locations. On the week of August 1-6, Healey traveled to Lexington, VA, with rider Hannah Selleck and her horse, Bauer, for the North American Junior Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC). The farm went to the California Coast Horse Show in Huntington Beach, CA, and then to the Oaks Summer Classic I Horse Show in San Juan Capistrano on August 9-13.

Selleck, a resident of Thousand Oaks, CA, was a member of the Zone 10 Junior team at NAJYRC. She and Bauer competed and were clear in the first speed class. They returned the next day for the team competition. Bauer and Selleck then helped Zone 10 win the Silver medal in the NAJC Team Final. They finished only one rail behind the Gold medal team. Selleck finished the weekend placed tenth in the individual final, a fabulous finish for her first championships.

At the California Coast Horse Show, Tina Dilandri of La Jolla picked up multiple catch rides. On Small Talk, owned by Saer Coulter, Dilandri rode the talented gelding to the championship in the Large Junior 15 & Under Hunter division and fifth place in the Junior Hunter Classic. She also piloted Miracle Mike for Ringside Farm to first, second, third, and two fifth place ribbons in the Small Junior 15 & Under Hunters. Dilandri took the blue ribbon in the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) Equitation Classic.

The Oaks Summer Classic I Horse Show saw 13 riders place in the equitation, hunter, and jumper disciplines. In the equitation ring, Karen Healey Stables swept the Equitation 14 & Under and 15-17 divisions. Novona Gallegos of Santa Fe, NM, won the under saddle and over fences in the 14 & Under division. Michelle Morris of La Cañada, CA, rode Eventual to the win in the 15-17 over fences class, while Alexandra Conforti, another La Cañada resident, was second, Veronica Tracy of San Juan Capistrano was fourth, and Tiffano Weeda, another SJC resident, was fifth. In the 15-17 flat class, Tracy took the win, Morris was second, and Conforti was fourth.

Dilandri contined her winning streak in the WCE Medal class and the WIHS Equitation Classic. Morris on Eventual was second in the WCE Medal, and Conforti was fourth. Conforti was second in the WIHS and Tracy was fourth. Conforti picked up another win in the USEF Show Jumping Talent Search, and Morris was third.

Michelle Morris piloted another horse, Bergerac, to first place in the CPHA Foundation class and the ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship class. Kristi Siam of Chatsworth, CA, was third in the CPHA Foundation and Gallegos was fourth. Gallegos finished fifth in the ASPCA Maclay class and third in the PCHA 14 & Under class. Siam won another PCHA Adult Medal class and a fourth place ribbon in the CPHA Medal class. Yvette Lang-Einczig of Malibu finished second in the Ariat Adult Medal.

Young Skylar Nelson triumphed on three ponies at the Oaks Summer Classic. In the Small Pony Hunters, she was the reserve champion on Magic Formula after winning two classes and finishing second in the remaining three classes. They were fifth in the Pony Hunter Classic. On Minni Me, she received five third place ribbons and was sixth in the Classic. Nelson moved up to the Medium Pony Hunters on Macy Grey for another reserve championship ribbon. They won a class, two seconds, and two thirds for the tricolor and were fourth in the Pony Hunter Classic.

Dilandri had more wins in the hunter ring at the Oaks. She rode On-Target to the championship in the Low Hunter and Pre-Green Hunter divisions. In the Low Hunters, they were first, second, and second. In the Pre-Greens, they won two classes and were second in the last class.

Kasey Ament, Karen Healey Stables’ assistant trainer and rider, had a great week in the jumper ring. On Lando V owned by Gallegos, she was first and sixth in the 1.10m Jumpers. Gallegos took over the ride and finished fifth. Ament rode Roma M for Fred Bauer to fifth place in the 1.20m Jumpers. With Team Harmony’s Rainbow, she was first and fourth in the 1.25m Jumpers. Yasmine Abdallat of Thousand Oaks and Team Harmony’s More Glory won a class in the 1.25m. Ament and Uniek placed fourth in the 1.45m Jumpers and finished eighth in the $25,000 Summer Classic I Grand Prix.

Gallegos and Lando V competed in the Children’s Jumpers and brought home two second place finishes. Abdallat had the ride on both Team Harmony horses. On More Glor, she was second, sixth, and seventh in the Modified Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers and third in the Classic. On Rainbow, she finished sixth in the same Classic.

Michelle Morris had a new ride on Hampton Court and had a fifth in the same division and fifth in the Classic. Veronica Tracy and her new horse Curious George were fourth in that division. They moved up to the Low Junior-Amateur-Owner Jumpers and finished second behind the winners, Fred Bauer and Roma M.

Karen Healey Stables will show next at the Oaks Summer Classic II on August 16-20, which is the host of the USEF Junior Hunter Championships West Coast on August 15-16.

Photo Credit: Michelle Morris, winner of three equitation classes at the Oaks Blenheim Summer Classic I Horse Show. Photo © 2006 Joshua Walker.


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