Lanzelot Eventing riders arrived in a convoy of 8 horse trailers on Thursday afternoon - the large crew had riders in every division. It was a wet, muddy weekend - it rained, and rained some more, then just when we packed up to leave - it rained again. Most of the paddocks had tents strapped to them and every tack up included a game-time decision of whether or not to screw in studs.
The Holmes-Smiths and Rowans were excellent hosts – with socials and campfires and a beautifully run event. There were constantly fixing the footing on the cross-country course to keep it safe and the free wine and beer (and someone brought ‘schnapps’ too) helped keep us all warm. It was a fantastic start to the 2016 show season!
With the great success in 2015 for Lanzleot Stables, the 2016 schedule sets the stage for bold opportunities and rewarding goals. With over 24 competitions potentially starting as early as February at Galway Downs and including eyes on Brazil for the Olympics in August, we can look forward to an amazing adventure together!
The complete schedule is in progress and will be posted shortly. The schedule will morph and expand as the year progresses to include several lectures and clinics at our home, Lanzelot Stables in Kamloops, BC.
We would also like to take a moment to introduce a valued member of our support team, Tiffany Burns from Performance Equine Therapy. Tiffany Burns is a certified Equine Sport Therapist with Performance Equine Therapy located in Kamloops, BC. Equine Sport Therapy is the therapeutic application of hands-on massage techniques for the purpose of increasing circulation, relaxing muscle spasms, relieving tension, enhancing muscle tone, and increasing range of motion in performance horses. In addition to these techniques, Tiffany also offers saddle fitting sessions and custom herb blends to help your horse achieve their optimum comfort and performance.
"Her thoughtful process has given me valuable information about how Femika's training is going." - Sara Sellmer
Thank you to Tiffany Burns for her dedication and ongoing professional services. For more information on Tiffany and Performance Equine Therapy please visit www.performanceequinetherapy.org
As for 2015, all the hard work and perseverance paid off. Awards were presented in Harrison Hot Springs at the HTBC award ceremony in November. Congratulations to all competitors!
HTBC Year End Awards 2015
HI POINT RIDER TROPHY - Recipient was Sara Sellmer at 135.5 pts
Awarded to the rider - Senior or Young Rider that has earned the most year end points, all divisions, all horses ridden in B.C. competition and for intermediate or 2 star level riders all recognized intermediate or 2 star level competitions competed at out of province in the current competition year.
OPEN INTERMEDIATE DIVISION
2nd Place Recipient was Sara Sellmer with TF Kreisler
Awarded in recognition of HTBC riders who have achieved success in International Competition at the Intermediate or 2 star level.
PRELIMINARY SENIOR DIVISION
4th Sara Sellmer with Good Times
TRAINING YOUNG RIDERS DIVISION
1st Allisa Taylor with Good Times
3rd Madeleine Scott with Mini Cooper
4th Madeleine Scott with Maxcima
PRETRAINING SENIOR DIVISION
4th Sara Sellmer with Midnight Tango II
2016 - GAME ON!