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Shiloh Roseboom and Heavenly Patch of Blue are Grand Champions in West Coast Pony Challenge, Presented by USHJA Zone 10

Shiloh Roseboom and Heavenly Patch of Blue

San Juan Capistrano, CA - After two full days of model, under saddle, and over fences classes, Shiloh Roseboom and Enchantment Farm LLC's Heavenly Patch Of Blue won four out of five classes. Their success earned the pair the most points in the small, medium, and large sections to claim the Overall Grand Championship title in the West Coast Pony Challenge, presented by USHJA Zone 10. Along with the title, Roseboom's name will be added to The Perpetual Trophy, donated by Willow Brook Stables. With the impressive collection of blue ribbons, nine-year-old Roseboom wrapped up the Small Pony Hunter division with 39 points, picking up the division championship in addition to the overall grand honors.

Shiloh Roseboom and Heavenly Patch of Blue with Jamie Taylor, Melissa Brandes and Kate Considine

Katalina Rickard rode Micaela Kennedy's Elite Hollywood Smoke in the Medium Pony Hunters and accumulated a total of 26.75 points throughout the two days of competition. Rickard was recognized as the Overall Reserve Grand Champion, as well as the champion of the Medium division. Augusta Iwasaki and Isabella Griffin's Happily Ever After earned the reserve championship in the Mediums, coming in second to Rickard by just a quarter of a point.

Katalina Rickard and Elite Hollywood Smoke with Melissa Brandes and Kate Considine

In the Large Pony Hunter division, Iwasaki & Reilly's Small Soldier, also ridden by Iwasaki, was crowned champion with a 24 point total. Stella Wasserman and Benetton picked up the reserve champion title for their 22.5 point total.

Leading Test Scorers Earn Emerson Burr Horsemanship Grants
Pony riders gathered to take the Emerson Burr Horsemanship Quiz as part of the pony palooza happening throughout the Blenheim June Series. Competitors of all ages and from any pony division, from hunters to medals to jumpers, were eligible to take the written horsemanship quiz and a hands-on test. The top scorer from each of the four age groups will win a $100 grant from the Emerson Burr Horsemanship Fund.

Devin Roseboom emerged as the high scorer of the 8 & Under age group. Shiloh Roseboom topped the 9-11 section, further enhancing her already standout week. Elsa Batalden was the winner of the 12-14 group, and Grace Tuton earned the top score in the 15-17 section.

"I have always felt horsemanship is extremely important if you are going to be involved in this sport, so to win the grant that was designed around that is exciting! I am glad this program exists and is educating young riders on proper horsemanship," the eldest division winner Grace Tuton noted.

Post test taking, everyone was invited to enjoy the Pony Challenge Cupcake Party, sponsored by Willow Brook Stables. A festive event with great comradery, the sweet treats were just a part of several fun parties planned for pony riders throughout the weekend.

Sharing with a pony; Shiloh Roseboom, Hannah Rohrbach and Sadie Anderson

The West Coast Pony Challenge, presented by USHJA Zone 10, will continue through the weekend with Green Pony Hunter divisions. As pony palooza continues, the Blenheim June Classic III will also feature a USHJA Pony Hunter Derby, the third in the series of four which will conclude next week with a special sponsorship by Markel Insurance and exciting circuit awards presented by Makoto Farm.

West Coast Pony Challenge, presented by USHJA Zone 10

Place - Entry Number - Horse - Rider - Owner - Overall Score

Overall Grand Champion - 538 - Heavenly Patch of Blue - Shiloh Roseboom - Enchantment Farm, LLC - 39
Overall Reserve Grand Champion - 410 - Elite Hollywood Smoke - Katalina Rickard - Micaela Kennedy - 26.75

Small Pony Hunter
- 538 - Heavenly Patch Of Blue - Shiloh Roseboom - Enchantment Farm LLC - 39
Reserve - 775 - Sir Lukas - Evelyn Walker - Evelyn Walker - 23

Medium Pony Hunter
- 410 - Elite Hollywood Smoke - Katalina Rickard - Micaela Kennedy - 26.75
Reserve - 589 - Happily Ever After - Augusta Iwasaki - Isabella Griffin - 26.5

Large Pony Hunter
- 244 Small Soldier - August Iwasaki - Iwasaki & Reilly - 24
Reserve - 715 - Benetton - Stella Wasserman - Stella Wasserman - 22.5

Photos by McCool



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