Local Residents Receive Top Ribbons at Connecticut Horse Shows Association Finals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 26, 2010

Contact: Elyse Dunbar (edunbar@hotmail.com, 413/626-8974)

Local Residents Receive Top Ribbons at Connecticut Horse Shows Association Finals

Three students from Shallowbrook Equestrian Center of Somers, CT competed in the Connecticut Horse Shows Association (CHSA) Finals in August of 2010.

The CHSA Finals provide a year-end showcase to encourage and promote interest in the beginner and intermediate classes and/or divisions for the members of CHSA.  Top riders qualify by accumulating the highest level of points within their division(s) throughout the year.

Julie Costello of Wilbraham, MA rode Logan Allison’s The Original and received Champion in the Adult English Pleasure division as well as fourth place in the CHSA English Pleasure division and seventh place in the Hunter Pleasure division.

Hannah Kenny of Wilbraham, MA rode Shallowbrook’s Cute Cousin Andy and received ninth place in the Children’s Pleasure Pony division and tenth place in the CHSA English Pleasure division.

Allyson Quirk of Longmeadow, MA rode Shallowbrook’s Cute Cousin Andy and received Reserve Champion in the 11 & Over Walk Trot Equitation division and fourth place in the 11 & Over Walk Trot Pleasure division.

“We are so proud of our riders.  Their dedication and love for the sport is admirable and inspiring.  Each rider enjoyed many personal victories that weekend with the ribbons to prove it.” Logan Allison, trainer at Shallowbrook Equestrian Center

These competitors as well as several other Shallowbrook students will continue to compete in the remaining horse shows of the 2010 show season to receive awards at the Annual Awards Banquet held in March of 2011.

Shallowbrook Equestrian Center will host home shows on Saturday October 30th, Sunday Novermber 14th and Sunday November 21st.  The public is welcome watch with no admission fee.  For more information visit www.shallowbrook.com.

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Photo’s Attached

  1. Julie Costello and The Original
  2. Hannah Kenny and Cute Cousin Andy
  3. Allyson Quirk and Cute Cousin Andy
  4. Winners Circle: Julie Costello, Allyson Quirk, Hannah Kenny (front, left to right); Trainers: Logan Allison and Stephanie Vita (back, left to right); Horses: The Original and Cute Cousin Andy (left to right)

Shallowbrook Equestrian Center, Inc

Located in Somers, CT, Shallowbrook has been family-owned and operated since 1962.  Shallowbrook offers beginner to advanced hunt seat and polo lessons to ages 3+, birthday parties, boarding, and property rental.  Shallowbrook’s mission is to provide a riding experience on the foundation of a school-focused environment for the casual enthusiast to competitive equestrian.  Shallowbrook believes in a full approach to riding, teaching students not only the theory and discipline of riding but the importance of horse care and personal growth.  (shallowbrook.com, 860/749-0749)

Connecticut Horse Shows Association, Inc.

CHSA was established in 1928 to encourage and promote the interest of Connecticut horse shows which include most popular breeds, hunters, jumpers, dressage, driving, English and Western Pleasure and all equitation seats.

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