GLEF Congratulates 2017 Circuit Champions!

Roger Turner and Aviator (Photo: Diana Hadsall Photography)

Roger Turner and Aviator (Photo: Diana Hadsall Photography)

Traverse City, Mich. – Aug. 17, 2017 – The Great Lakes Equestrian Festival (GLEF) wrapped up a successful 2017 season on Sunday after six weeks of competition held from July 5–Aug. 13 at the Flintfields Horse Park in Traverse City, Michigan. Hunter, jumper and equitation circuit champions and leading rider awards were announced at the conclusion of the final week.

ROMFH Leading Rider Awards:

  • Leading Professional Hunter Rider: Hillary Johnson
  • Leading Junior Hunter Rider: Emma Wujek
  • Leading Amateur-Owner Hunter Rider: John Ingram
  • Leading Adult Hunter Rider: Susannah Rose
  • Leading Children’s Hunter Rider: Natalie Groulx
  • Leading Pony Hunter Rider: Tessa Downey
  • Leading Equitation Rider: Paige Matthies
  • Leading Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Rider: Paige Matthies
  • Leading High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Rider: Erika Jakobson
  • Leading Children’s Jumper Rider: Grace Klein
  • Leading Adult Jumper Rider: Lindsey Tomeu
  • Leading Open Jumper Rider: Santiago Lambre
  • Leading Overall Trainer: Heather Irvine

Other special awards were also presented throughout the circuit including the Gochman Family ‘Rafael’ Sportsmanship Perpetual Memorial Trophy, which was awarded to Philippa Ammann during Week Four. The Karin Flint Perpetual Trophy was awarded to Hillside Farm’s Heather Irvine on Sunday, Aug. 13, during the final week of GLEF. Irvine was recognized for her outstanding horsemanship and achievements throughout the 2017 GLEF circuit and also won the Leading Overall Trainer title.

The 2017 Great Lakes Equestrian Festival circuit champions are as follows:

Division
Horse
Rider
Owner
Treesdale Farm Green 3′ Hunter
SnowdayVictoria ColvinJohn and Stephanie Ingram, LLC
Green 3’3″ HunterFlint
Redding Ridge
Victoria Colvin
Will Roberts
John and Stephanie Ingram, LLC
Teriann Miller
Green 3’6″ HunterWorld AffairWinn AldenSouthern Arches, LLC
Green 3’9″ HunterCassanoHillary JohnsonHeather Joseph
Sugar Run Farm High Performance Working HunterCassiusCaitlyn ShielsMichelle Durpetti
Performance 3’6″ HunterMoonwalkHillary JohnsonCopper Fox LLC
Performance 3’3″ HunterCaptivateTamara ProvostJessica Stone
Wrenwood Farm Conformation HunterSubject To ChangeMaria RasmussenCorporate Way LLC
Take 2 ThoroughbredMondelloJennifer MurrayKatherine Deyoung
Boggs Hill Farm Amateur-Owner 3’6″KoalaJohn IngramJohn Ingram
Cherry Capital Airport Amateur-Owner 3’3″Just For NowLori MathewsLori Mathews
Adult 50+ HunterCafe’ NoirTerri IrrerDebra Gross
Adult 18–35 HunterSutherlandJef LauwersPeter Pletcher
Adult 35–49 HunterCaleroSusannah RoseSusannah Rose
Large Junior Hunter*
Justified
Paige Matthies
Dudley B. Smith
Memorial Park Small Junior Hunter
EmilioEmma WujekErika Luter
Junior 3’3″ HunterCzech MateEmmanuelle GreenbergPumpkin’s Patch Farms, LLC
Pinecone Farm Children’s 14 and Under HunterEnticerNatalie GroulxNatalie Groulx
Children’s 15–17 HunterWagner ParkChristina RogalnyPopish Farms, LLC
Children’s Small/Medium PonyBumble BeeCarolyn ColterCarolyn Colter
Children’s Large PonyWhat-A-BeanLola HeadLola Head
Small PonyBringing Home BlueTessa DowneyTessa Downey
Medium PonyMagical DiamondSaylor SheaStrawberry Hill LLC
Large PonyAnthemBrynn KuhnellBrynn Kuhnell
Large Green PonyD’ArtagnanGraciela RobertGraciela Robert
Small/Medium Green PonyHot WheelsCaroline NadalinSarah Guidice
Short StirrupHoudiniEmma ShookEmma Shook
Cross RailMiracle On 34thCharlotte ColterTicket To Ride LLC
GLEF Open 3’3″SorrentoKendall MeijerCopper Fox LLC
GLEF Open 3′AviatorRoger TurnerDenise Short
GLEF Low 2’9″WesterosJennifer NadalinKatie Jordan
GLEF Low 2’6″Stone TownTommy BrawleyPinecone Farm, LLC
GLEF Low 2’3″AviatorDenise ShortDenise Short
Intermediate Children’s 2′ HunterLast Boy ScoutIsabell RuffnerIsabell Ruffner
Intermediate Adult 2′ Hunter
LansharkLaura ZinggLaura Zingg
Low Adult HunterPersistenceDenise ShortDenise Short
Low Children’s HunterRed SkyAlice NeildAshleen Lee
Quasar Industries Baby GreenLillyLisa JacquinFlintwoode Farms LLC
Pony EquitationCasino De LuxeLilly AnthesMichelle Anthes
Equitation 11 and UnderIllumination
Lasino Boy
Ellen Schmidt
Caroline Nadalin
Ellen Schmidt
Carri D’Angelo
Equitation 12–14RF TypecastEliza KimballRaylyn Farms
Barbara and Dudley Smith Equitation 15–17Conto BluePaige MatthiesDudley B. Smith
Low Children’s EquitationMatch PointJosie WardTara Golaszewski
Low Adult EquitationChloeLisa BergerEast Wind Farm, LLC
Tribute Equine Nutrition Adult EquitationWanderprinzSara BallingerSara Ballinger
1.40m JumperDietaWilhelm GennTaylor Reid
1.35m JumperPoshPatrick GennVictoria Watters
1.30m JumperDouweAdam PrudentOlivia Chowdry
1.20m JumperFalco Van De NoordhoekTommy BrawleyPinecone Farm, LLC
6-Year-Old JumperMy Pride ZKristen VanderveenMelissa Hirt
7-Year-Old JumperFalco VTaylor LandPinetree Farms Inc.
Competitive Equestrian Low Adult JumperCyber SpaceMolly AtheyMolly Athey
Low Children’s JumperPippaNoa DienerDeborah Perkins
High Adult JumperVodka CruiserDoris NeyraCastlewood Farm, Inc.
High Junior/Amateur-Owner JumperUp To Date DodvilleErika JakobsonBarn Rat LLC
Johnson Horse Transportation Low Junior/Amateur-Owner JumperByolgaEmily RederEmily Reder
Plaid Horse Modified Children’s/Adult JumperAmalia Van De ZeilhoekPaige MatthiesMelissa Hirt
East Wind Farm Children’s Jumper
Piper
Pippa
Grace Klein
Noa Diener
Grace Klein
Deborah Perkins

*The Large 15 and Under Junior Hunter division was generously sponsored by French Road Cellars and the Matthies family, while the Large 16–17 Junior Hunter division was sponsored by Hillside Farm.

The Great Lakes Equestrian Festival congratulates all exhibitors on a great 2017 circuit!