Gem Stone Farm had a wonderful time showing at HITS Ocala this year. Sadly it was cut short as we were not about to risk being exposed to the EHV-1 that had shown up. But our time there was well spent.
Aloft and Chrissa were outstanding as they began their progression towards the Children's Hunter. They received many great ribbons in the Modified Children's Hunter, and kicked butt in the Novice Children's Hunter. We can't wait to see them again in St. Louis! Mattie and Learning to Fly also received many great ribbons in their Children's Hunter including a 5th place in a large under saddle group.
Natalie and Lagonda brought in all kinds of ribbons in their Children's Hunters including many 3rds and also winning a class! They also got many great ribbons in their age group equitation and brought home a 3rd in the SmartPak medal and THIS medal. They also received a 7th in the M&S Classic. Natalie and Avicii are getting to know each other and making great progress. They picked up many ribbons and also got a 2nd in the M&S junior medal.
Michelle and Catalina also made their horse show debut! Catalina is Michelle's baby jumper prospect who has only been under saddle for a few months, and was a rock star in the 2' Hunters picking up a bunch of ribbons.
While we were in Florida, Cameron and Million Dollar Baby were cleaning up at Fields and Fences picking up the Champion ribbon in the Modified Children's Hunter and a 5th in the Bit 'O Straw Hunter Classis.
Great job to everyone!