Fall Horse Show & Open House a Success
October 8th was an action-packed day, with many of our Adaptive Riders, their families & friends, and volunteers coming together for a day of competition and fun at the annual Horse Show and fall Open House.
In support of Mane Stream’s Adaptive Riding program, several sponsors and 24 riders raised a total of $5,500. This year there were more competitors than in recent years; many were first-time competitors as well as a some who just started riding this fall. The riders bringing in the largest amounts for Mane Stream were Mary Glaser and Cassie Collins. Once again, dedicated volunteer, Kathy Dermody was the judge for the day. Eight champion and reserve champion ribbons were also distributed to riders of all ages. The day’s competitive events were captured by dedicated volunteer photographer Michelle Geise. A photo booth was set up by Jeanne and Roger Rogalin so that participants, their horses and families had an opportunity to have pictures taken together. (to see all the picts got to the HORSE SHOW GALLERY)
Abby Clay Rutgers Memorial Award – Juan Mantilla
Nancy Penick McGarry Award – Victoria Leone
Champion AM Adult – Elizabeth W.
Reserve Champion AM Adult – Juan Mantilla
Champion AM Junior – Silvia Marchetti
Reserve Champion AM Junior – Chelsea Obermeier
Champion PM Adult – Victoria Leone
Reserve Champion PM Adult – Jon Lega
Champion PM Junior – Julie Lashen
Reserve Champion PM Junior – Matthew Owen
Scheduled for the same day, Mane Stream’s Open House was a great opportunity for visitors to stop by and see what our programs are all about. Guests watched the riders competing in the horse show, toured the facility and learned about the impact and benefits of adaptive riding and equine assisted therapies. The team from Sambulance Safety Squad, which provides safety education for students with special needs, was on hand to offer safety information and show visitors their ambulance and squad car.
Our sincere thanks to everyone who made the day such a success, including our Horse Show sponsors and Nancy Grossweiler, who donated pizza, and decorated with balloons and blue bows to make the farm look more festive.
Horse Show Sponsors
Cynthia Barkman & Ron Caruso
Laura & Hank Brucker
Pamella Fernot – H.A. Fernot Co. Inc.
Karen & Steve Kaufhold
Horse Show Volunteers
Amy Barkman, Deonne Boxer, Lisa Bulger, Brianne Cooper, Alison Crawley,
Erin Cisek, Madison Davis, Debi Delorenzo, Debi Delorenzo, Mary Dickey,
Sandy Dresdner, Michelle Geise, Paul Geyer, Sam Gonzales, Nancy Grossweiler,
Christopher Hatt, Claire Jarvis, Karen Kaufhold, Laura Karg, Lizzie Le-Orlando,
Cate Niemeyer, Tara Pfunke, Francesca Streicher, Emmanuelle Van Vleet, Karen Vogt