Horse Show Review
We took 13 horses to Southern States in Raleigh, NC, and came home with 12 championships, one reserve championship and ten first place ribbons. Tony Lee and CBMF Uprising made an award-winning debut in the Roadster to Bike division. Linda Brewer was back in the saddle on Centaurus Rising for the first time in two years, and they won the Classic Pleasure Saddle Championship. The last session of the show, we saw Allyson Wandtke achieve an amazing hat trick, winning three championship classes. The first was with Newmont’s Get Real, who she co-owns with her mother, Cindy Nord. They won the Amateur Park Saddle class. Then, aboard What’s Up, she won the Amateur English Pleasure Championship. And, in the last class of the show, she had an exciting ride on her new mare, the two-time World Park Saddle Champion Carol Dawson, and won the Open Park Saddle Championship.
One afternoon, several went to the Village Deli & Grill, and enjoyed good food in a rustic atmosphere. They also enjoyed shopping in the Cameron Village center in Raleigh.
Mike and Dwayne’s mare, Visual Addiction, had a bay filly by Ingate’s Eye of the Tiger. This upbeat bay is called Cat around the barn. She is a half-sister to Circus Boy CH and Super Moon.
News From the Broadmoor Gang
Another Jane Bennett Boot Camp was held before the packing started for Southern States. They sat on the porch for Friday night’s dinner with take out from Curious Goods at the Bake Oven Inn. Saturday, they took a break during the work schedule to celebrate Pedro’s birthday, and they enjoyed cake. Saturday night, Mike was back in the kitchen creating another delicious dinner. He prepared a Caesar salad, stuffed peppers and spinach cannelloni. For dessert, he served apple pie with vanilla ice cream.
A few days before we left for Southern States, we welcomed Grant Hoofer as our summer intern. Grant had just completed his freshman year at William Woods, and rides at Wichita Riding Academy.
The Charon family had lots to celebrated this month. Spencer graduated from Allentown Central Catholic High School. In August, he will be attending Cabrini University in Radnor, PA, majoring in Business and IT. Isabella graduated from junior high school with high honors and the Presidential Award for Academic Excellence. She will be attending Parkland High School.
Dwayne, Mike, John Velardi and Grant Hoofer attended the 193rd Philadelphia Flower Show. It was held, for the first time, outdoors at the 15-acre FDR Park. This year’s theme “Habitat: Nature’s Masterpiece” attracted more than 75 unique installations. They had dinner at the Buddakan, one of Dwayne and Mike’s favorite restaurants with an Asian theme.
The following evening, the foursome went into Kutztown to see the Zambini Family Circus. Then they had dinner at the Kutztown Airport Diner.
And in the blink of an eye, we’ll be shipping horses to the Saugerties Summer Showcase. It will be held at the HITS facility in Saugerties, NY.