Over all we've had a great year so far. Thermal AKA HITS COACHELLA was a big success. Two of our best horses, Baton Rouge and Italian Gold jumped 5 weeks at the circuit with having just 4 faults over all. Tom Darvill and Syd the Kid finished strong in the 1.35 JrAm Classic. Really fun for us as Tom has just started this showjumping business from his background of reining and cutting. We came home with a really cool horse called Cappanaleigh CoCo, bought by Fairway and Samantha Buirs as a really interesting prospect from Lynn Macyk and MCQ eq.
At the end of March 2017, there was a trip to Europe. We got lucky! Nyha Leclerc found Lady Joy 2, a 2005 mare by Landadel, Meredith Ellis found Radihaza Gita a 2010 mare by Casiloc, and Fairway found Stylistin, a 2011 mare by Stylist.
Our last show was the Tbird Season Opener, thankfully the rain held off a bit and we were able to show our horses off in a bit of sunshine!
Italian Gold van de Kruishoeve, our 9 year old Tinkas Boy mare, finished second in the Season Opener Grand Prix and Meredith Ellis with Lasse III finished 8th with a fast 4 faults. What a fun jump off for Italian Gold (Tinka) just missing the win by .2 seconds. This mare is just starting to show her talent with having had 2 foals in Belgium before being imported to Canada.
Tom and Syd the kid brought home a win in the 1.20 jr am. Champ of my life ridden by Kimberly Wallce and Cappanaleigh Coco with Sam finished 1st and 2nd in the 1.20 open on the weekend.
In other news, TOTAL TOUCH aka Nancy had her foal on MAY 2nd! Her baby is by Callboy13 (Clearway x Baldini) who is Meredith Ellis' very competitive stallion. We are all very excited for what this little guy might bring in the future!
All of us here at Fairway are looking forward to the summer show season here and definitely ready for some more sunshine!!