Zionsville, IN-August 7, 2012-Kelley Farmer showed a strong start aboard On Q opening day of the Traders Point Hunt Charity Horse Show Tues., Aug. 7. She placed in the blue ribbons riding the 6-year-old stallion owned by CH Farm in Delano, MN, in the First Year Green Working Hunter,First Year Green Handy Hunter and won a red in the Green Working Hunter Under Saddle Class.
“The stallion was great. We think he is going to be very special,” she bubbled. “We’re very excited about him.”
The day was warm and cloud-free as the riders mounted up surrounded by the green, rolling hills of Wild Air Farm owned by Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Johnson. Striped tents dotted the landscape and spectators and riders alike enjoyed the gleaming horses and blue skies.
Caroline Weeden snagged second place in the Green Working Hunter class with a smooth performance on Lucky Times, owned by Emma Heise of Northfield, IL. The competitors benefitted from the well-maintained and excellent footing of the show and had great rounds. Freddie Vasquez rode Quintero’s Silhouette, owned by Kira Telford of Chicago, to an impressive third.
The Performance Hunter 3’6” class, Erica Quinn rode Chit Chat, owned by Centennial Farm of Palmetto, FL, to a first with smooth, rhythmic paces over the jumps.
“I’m so lucky to have gotten to ride him,” Quinn said while Chit Chat mugged for a treat. “He’s a fabulous horse and I’ve shown him probably seven times this year and we’ve been Champion or Reserve every time.”
Kelley Farmer and Cavalier Forever, owned by Joanna Delman of Greensboro, NC, nabbed second place in the class while Megan Murray piloted Paramount owned by Rebecca Price of Glencoe, IL, to a sweet third.
In the Performance Hunter 3’6” Handy class, Caroline Weeden and The Spy and owned by Ila Lemonis of Lake Forest, IL, came in first with flawless rollbacks and smooth sailing jumps.
Weeden was pleased with their win. “I had a great time today,” she said. “This is actually the horse I’m doing the Derby with. He’s a super horse.” Weeden went on to say that Trader’s Point is one of her favorite shows. “We’ve been coming here for 25 years,” she added. “We love it. It’s an excellent old-time horse show and I love Mrs. Johnson’s farm.”
Also pinning in the class, were Kelley Farmer who was once again in the ribbons with Cavalier Forever, owned by Joanna Delman of Greensboro, NC, and a second place, while Megan Murray handily headed home with a third place ribbon on Paramount.
The Traders Point Hunt Charity Horse Show and Country Fair is held on the beautiful 250-acre grounds of Wild Air Farms in Zionsville, IN. The show offers top prize money with two Grand Prix events and a USHJA International Hunter Derby. Exhibitors at Traders Point enjoy fun family activities and events while participating in a competitive, high-quality show. For more information or a prize list, please visit