Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Catching Up With Five Star Riders

The last few months have been busy for Five Star sponsored riders!

Both Kristin Schmolze and Sara Mittleider finished inside the top twenty at April's Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event with both having clear cross country rounds over the massive four star course. Kristin is prepping for her trip to Montana for the Event at Rebecca Farms which is a World Cup Qualifier!

Amanda Flint was just third in the Ox Ridge Grand Prix, Darien, CT riding Kathleen Kamine's Texas Hold'Em and fifth with Kathleen Kamine's Will of Iron. She was also third in the Swan Lake Grand Prix, PA with Will of Iron and fifth with Texas Hold' Em. The young horses in her barn have also had their share of top placings including a win in the Five Year Old class at The Devon Horse Show riding Kathleen Kamine's LaDonna.

Willie Tynan and the handsome Cartier had a win in the meter forty jumper class at the recent Showplace Spring Spectacular in Chicago. They were also second in the Welcome Stakes! Victoriano also received high ribbons and is now owned by one of Five Star rider Shannon Slyfield's students. Hope he likes the Texas heat!

Finally, Doug Payne has been cleaning up in both the jumpers and eventing! Horses ridden by Doug had great results at the recent HITS Saugherties, NY horse show and Hunter Farms in Princeton, NJ as well as Seneca, MD and Plantation Fields, PA horse trials. Doug is also on the cover of the new Dover Saddlery Eventing Edition catalog. He is pictured riding Running Order. That makes two covers in the last few months as they were on the May cover of Practical Horseman! Doug is headed to the Stuart Horse Trials next week.

While I don't have a horse to compete, I am enjoying taking Five Star Tack on the road! I can watch horses competing all day and I also enjoy talking to everyone about their horses. It's like a mini vacation for me and isn't it the best job when you can say working is like taking a vacation!

The rest of the summer road schedule for Five Star Tack is: Stuart Horse Trials, Victor, NY July 15 - 18. Millbrook Advanced Horse Trials, Millbrook, NY, August 5 - 8th and the AETA Trade Show August 15 - 18th.

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and as always, let us know your suggestions/comments for Five Star Tack!