2015 Wrap Up for Royal Oak Stables

2015 Wrap Up for Royal Oak Stables

Royal Oak Stables finished out 2015 with new horses & new members adding to our show team, an ultra fun Game Day, & a very successful Jingle Bell Horse Show.

We would first like to congratulate the following riders on their new purchases or leases: Liz Seltzer & Nelson, Faith DiMaria & Flynn, Isabelle Khoury & Dolly, Heather Weckel & Boo, Sadie Debin & Boss, Tiffany Swanson & Jewel, Mayannah Crevoiserat & Cody, and Grace Miller & Paris. We look forward to the new bonds and wish you all much success in the upcoming 2016 show year!

In November, Royal Oak students and staff got to let loose with a Game Day Fun Show. There were prizes for a wide variety of races and challenges for all skill levels. Highlights included a No-Stirrup High Jump, Ride & Run, Musical Buckets, Bean Bag Race, and many, many more fun & hilarious games!

In December, the show team braved the rain & mud and found success at the annual Jingle Bell Horse Show at Del Mar Horsepark. Every rider looked confident in either a new division or on their new mount. And every rider returned home with a ribbon won! A fantastic start to the 2016 show season. We are very much looking forward to what 2016 has in store!

Holiday Bling Fest: Nov. 14, 12pm-4:30pm

Holiday Bling Fest: Nov. 14, 12pm-4:30pm

Join us on Saturday, November 14th, 2015 at 12pm at the Rancho Riding Club for A Holiday Bling Fest (presented by Renee Poulson Designs).

What: A Holiday Bling Fest presented by Renee Poulson Designs (Jewelry Designer)

Where: Rancho Riding Club Clubhouse (16924 Rambla de las Flores, Rancho Santa Fe, CA)

When: Saturday, November 14, 2015, 12pm – 4:30pm

Ho Ho Ho!  The More the Merrier@!

Royal Oak Stables Wins Big at the GSDHJA Championships

Royal Oak Stables Wins Big at the GSDHJA Championships

Royal Oak Stables just finished a extremely successful week at the GSDHJA Championships at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. They brought 12 horses & ponies with very high expectations & did not disappoint, returning with 8 Champions & 11 Reserves & 99 ribbons in total. All 12 riders were at least in the top 4, with many earning a Champion or Reserve, despite extremely large class sizes & very stiff competition. 

Highlights included Juliana Sapp winning her second Mini Prix aboard Whisper. Julia Ventura & Bella won Reserve in the Mod Jr/Am Jumpers in only their 3rd time in the division. Madison Drum & Archie were clean & fast in every round, which earned them consistent top ribbons. Faith DiMaria & Boss were Champions of the Low Children’s Hunters. Peyten Seltzer & Lovey were stellar all week, winning a Champion & 6 Reserves in the Crossrails & Short Stirrup. Isabelle Khoury rode great & won 2 Champions & 2 Reserves on Charming in the Crossrails. And our 5 new Walk Trotters Heather Weckel, Carly Rodriguez, Mayannah Crevoiserat Tiffany Swanson, & Victoria Bou were fantastic. They ribboned in every class & even earned 3 champions!

We are so proud of all of our riders & their accomplishments throughout the show year!!

Great News from Logan Hill

Great News from Logan Hill

Tanya Levorchick and Logan Hill just returned from a successful two weeks at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, BC, with Chester Meadows two horses Baloubina and Zanzibar.

Baloubina won all of her classes except one, in which she placed second.  For her spectacular efforts she was awarded Champion week 1, and Reserve Champion week 2.

Zanzibar jumped well in just his second outing at 1.60m, and placed 10th in the first Longines World Cup Qualifier of the year.

Tanya and Zanzibar will continue their quest to qualify for the 2016 World Cup Finals in Gothenburg, SWE at the next qualifier in Sacramento, CA Sept. 21-27.

October starts off with one of the most prestigious and glamorous shows in the world, the Longines Los Angeles Masters, Oct. 1-4.  Zanzibar will be there along with Chester Meadows newest acquisition, Coco D’Eclipse, a 10 year old Belgium warmblood stallion.  Coco will be flying  to Los Angeles with all of the European horses, where they will be kept in a secure quarantine area while showing.  At the conclusion of the show, he will head to Oregon to finish the remainder of his quarantine period before joining the rest of the team at Rancho Riding Club.

October 27th & 28th: Joe Wolter Horsemanship Clinic (Hosted by Debbie Rocha)

October 27th & 28th: Joe Wolter Horsemanship Clinic (Hosted by Debbie Rocha)

Joe’s list of achievements is too long to mention. He has earned the highest regard of respect from his peers. Is considered an exceptional teacher and master horseman.

Before the legendary Ray Hunt passed away, I asked him who to turn to for a teacher to continue learning the things Ray had started me on. Rays response was without hesitation when he said, “Joe Wolter and Bryan Neubert”.  

It is an exceptional opportunity for horsemen and women in the area to come and learn from one of the industry’s best. Don’t be fooled by the clothes. Joe also has experience riding Hunters and mentors some of the best dressage riders in the country.

The clinic will begin at 8am. There will be a one hour break for lunch where folks can visit with Joe. Things will then continue until 5:00. Joe will be working with riders one on one.

Spectators are encouraged to bring a chair, lunch and beverage. The cost is $25/day to spectate.

Testing the New Versatility Trail Course

Testing the New Versatility Trail Course

Debbie Rocha has designed a Versatility Trail Course that was presented to the Trails Committee.

The Association now is ironing out the details and there are hopes that this course will be built in the near future in the area commonly known as the “Butterfly Trail”. The course will consist of log obstacles as well as a teeter bridge. It will be a fun and challenging course that will offer something for everyone!

Summer News from Royal Oak Stables

Summer News from Royal Oak Stables

The summer has flown by for Royal Oak Stables. Summer camps were a huge success this year! We had fun games, trails, prizes, pony painting, & even some popular dress up days! 

Royal Oak also had a great summer of horse showing! We started with a show at the fair that included an exciting victory in the MiniPrix for Juliana Sapp & Whisper. At the annual August Rancho Riding Club horse show, Royal Oak had 21 competitors earn nearly 100 ribbons in a single day. Way to go! Royal Oak also welcomed 4 new additions to its show team in walk trot: Tiffany Swanson, Heather Weckel, Mayannah Crevoiserat, & Victoria Bou. We wish them and the rest of our show team the best of luck at the upcoming Championship Show in Del Mar Sept. 28-Oct 3. 

Lastly, Royal Oak recently added a new mascot Cody to its team. Wanda & Cody have been learning how to jump in hand, wear a saddle, & hike the RSF trails. If you haven’t met Cody yet, stop by to see how adorable this mini is!