June 2018 - Rosé in May
Written by CRM
Thursday, 31 May 2018 19:41
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Competitors, horses and fans take in the fun at the Paso Robles Horse Park’s first USEF-rated show.

Just after celebrating their third anniversary, the Paso Robles Horse Park Foundation (the Park) team was thrilled to open its gates to competitors of Rosé in May, the first Park-managed United States Equestrian Federation rated show. Held May 17-20, this boutique show sold out early and even expanded to offer a few more competitors the opportunity to join the excitement.

Since opening in 2015, the Park has hosted an annual Schooling Show Series that promotes an approachable and affordable outlet for competitors and horses to gain experience at a world-class facility. To date, more than 1,500 entries have ridden at these schooling shows. As the Park looked to 2018 and what the future held, it became clear that it was time to offer riders access to USEF-rated shows hosted and managed by the Park.

Park Owner, Linda Starkman giving Cheers to Hunter Classic winner Tarrone Seaton

The Rosé in May schedule featured a unique “pick-your-line” Hunter Classic presented by Asunción Valley Farm on Friday evening, aptly paired with a Rosé tasting featuring local wineries and delectable appetizers from Cahoots Catering. In this class, riders were challenged to put their skills and knowledge to the test taking elements from the first-round course to create a handy round that would demonstrate their horse’s strengths. In the end, it was Disaronno ridden by Tarrone Seaton of Pheasant Grove Sales and Training, that offered the eloquent round demonstrating both the grace and handiness of the horse to take home the blue ribbon.

Gracelynd Hill Champions

Saturday evening cranked up the pace and the thrill with the Speed Stake class in the L.D. Hayes Grand Prix Arena. Course designer, Chris Collman, put riders to the test with a technical course offering a range of options to pursue their need for speed. With music bumping, crowd clapping, and competitors racing, it was Brenna McGovern on Bonita that laid down the fastest round to win the class.

Speed Stake Winner Brenna McGovern

Sunday brought a day packed full of championships and classics offering prize money at every level. As the Park team wrapped up their first rated show, they are thrilled with the fun and enjoyment had by competitors at all levels, and they look forward to the next USEF-rated Turkey Trot & Jump Horse Show, to be held November 22-25, 2018, and even more shows to come in 2019.

The Paso Robles Horse Park is a premier equestrian competition facility, located on the California Central Coast in picturesque Paso Robles. The Park Foundation is dedicated to creating opportunity within the community to support relevance of the horse in today’s world an its unique ability to enhance education, health, and quality of life, particularly for the handicapped and underprivileged. Through events at the Park and work advanced by the Paso Robles Horse Park Foundation, they strive to support the local community and promote programming that makes equestrian sports accessible to all.

Report provided by the Paso Robles Horse Park Foundation. For a full list of upcoming events, please visit www.PasoRoblesHorsePark.com.