Local riders place at Marshall and Sterling League Finals

Lila Ouelette

Lila Ouelette

Riders from Charlotte’s Steeple Ridge Farm were very successful at the 2013 Marshall and Sterling League Finals in Saugerties, N.Y. on Sept. 11-15. Riders from all over the United States work hard all season to qualify for these finals. Qualifying is a huge accomplishment; therefore, attendance at the National Finals is an honor. Seven riders from Steeple Ridge, trained by Mindy Hinsdale and Johanna Hyyppa, qualified and competed in the National Marshall and Sterling Finals including Adelaide Toensing on Carakter from Charlotte, Sierra Wulfson on Dew Berry from Weybridge, Merle Beach on Cosa Nostra from Panton, Caroline Carrara on Sweet Treat from Cornwall, Sofia Carbone on Rain Date from Waterbury, Lily Toensing on Wit’s End Daydream from Charlotte, and Lila Ouellette on Pentimento Bay from Shelburne.

The results are as follows:
Adelaide Toensing on Carakter won the Jr./Adult Horsemanship Final and was 7th in the Hudson Children’s Equitation Classic
Lily Toensing on Wit’s End Daydream was 2nd and 5th in the Children’s Hunter Pony Finals and 6th in the Children’s Pony Medal Final
Lila Ouellette on Pentimento Bay was 1st in the Hudson Children’s Pony Equitation Classic
Caroline Cararra was 4th in the Large Pony Children’s Pony Medal Final. She had the highest score in the first round ~ 88
Sofia Carbone was 12th in the Large Pony Children’s Pony Medal Final
Sierra Wulfson was 7th in the Jr./Adult Horsemanship Final

Owned by Mindy Hinsdale, Steeple Ridge Farm is located at 1379 Hinesburg Road in Charlotte. The Vermont Hunter Jumper Association Equitation Finals will be held at Steeple Ridge on Oct. 5 and 6.

For more information, contact Mindy Hinsdale at 922-3529.

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