Venture Farm just got back from two weeks in Wilsonville, and we had a great time! We won countless championships and many top placings in the big classes, and also learned a lot and spent great times together. It was a wonderful show! Check it out!
Rose City Opener
We just got back from a wonderful week in the sun! Results are now posted for the Horse & Hound Classic. Among other successes, Megan and Atlantis placed 5th in their first grand prix together! Check it out here!
Venture Farm attended Spring National Hunter and Jumper week with great success. Natalie Kestle and new mount Au Revoir were Children's Jumper Champion and placed 4th in the Gambler's Choice. Rachel Pekala and Curious George placed second in the Gambler's Choice. We had four horses in the Grand Prix, and all of them were fantastic, with Megan and Top Shelf posting the fastest time in the jump-off for 3rd place! During Hunter week, City Boy and Megan placed 4th in the $2500 USHJA Hunter Derby. Read all about it on the results page: click here for Hunter Week and here for Jumper Week!
Safely back home
Winter Circuit in the Desert
Venture Farm has arrived in Thermal, CA and successfully completed the first week of competition at HITS Thermal. The weather is great and the horses have been fantastic! Check back soon for results!
This just in!
The year end results for the Open System of OHJA have been published, and Venture Farm ended up on top in the jumper divisions from 1.15m to 1.40m!
.85-.90m Jumper: 1st- Jezebel, owned and ridden by Natalie Jacuzzi
1.05-1.10m Jumper: 3rd- Curious George, owned and ridden by Rachel Pekala
1.15-1.20m Jumper: 1st- Footloose, owned and ridden by Lisette Lejnieks; 6th- Quincy, ridden by Mata Evers and owned by Kimber Evers
1.25-1.30m Jumper: 1st- Lolita, ridden by Megan Jordan and owned by Margie Gass; 2nd- Top Shelf, ridden by Megan Jordan and owned by Margie Gass
1.35-1.40m Jumper: 1st- Lolita, ridden by Megan Jordan and owned by Margie Gass; 2nd- Top Shelf, ridden by Megan Jordan and owned by Margie Gass
High Children's Jumper: 3rd- Curious George, owned and ridden by Rachel Pekala; 5th- Quincy, ridden by Mata Evers and owned by Kimber Evers
Jr/AO Jumper: 1st- Footloose, owned and ridden by Lisette Lejnieks; 2nd- Bohemio Z, ridden by Kimber Evers and owned by Erin Evers
Low Children's Jumper: 4th- Curious George, owned and ridden by Rachel Pekala
Modified Jr/AO Jumper: 1st- Quincy, ridden by Mata Evers and owned by Kimber Evers
Young Jumper: 3rd- Princeton, ridden by Megan Jordan and owned by Avery Farley
Congratulations Team Venture!
For Sale Soon!
As we wrap up one year of showing and begin preparing for another, Venture Farm would like to announce the horses that will become available for sale at HITS Thermal 2012.
Carinda WS- 15.3h 2007 hunter mare
Princeton- 17h 2004 jumper gelding
We will also have several other horses for sale there, including:
Go To Europe
Check back often- we will keep adding to this list!
Our trip to California this November was fantastic. We had two weeks of wonderful riding and competition, where everybody ended up placing extremely well in their classes! Read all about it here! Also, Zoe Conlee took her two horses down a week early for the Halloween Show. and had a great week. See how they did!
Congratulations to Lorraine Wilcox for the sale of Remington to Matt Bergeron! They will train with Steve Sanville at Trilogy Farms, and will be competing in the jumper ring next year. Good luck!
Congratulations to everyone at the Northwest Spectacular! Kimber Evers and Bohemio Z had a fantastic week and were named Team NW Circuit Grand Champions in the Jr/AO Jumpers! Megan won the Grand Prix on Lolita and placed 3rd on Top Shelf! Lisette Lejnieks and Footloose were Jr/AO Jumper Champion and won the USHJA Jr/AO Championship! Zoe Conlee and her horses Urian and Alboretto Wonderland had high placings in the Mini Prix as well as the USHJA Jr/AO Championship! Mata Evers and Quincy placed 8th in the Mini Prix and were the Low Jr/AO Jumper Champions! Natalie Kestle and Girls Night Out won the USHJA Low Children's Jumper Championship and were 1.0m Jumper Champions! Rachel Pekala on Curious George and Natalie Jacuzzi on Jezebel placed 5th in the USHJA Children's Jumper Championship and the USHJA Adult Jumper Championship, respectively. In the hunter ring, Megan and City Boy won the USHJA National Hunter Classic, and were Pre-Green Reserve Champion, as well as placing 2nd in the USHJA Pre-Green Hunter Championship! What a week!
We had a wonderful week of showing at the Oregon Summer Classic, placing first in both the $1,500 Mini Prix (Mata Evers on Quincy) and the $10,000 Team NW Classic (Megan on Top Shelf). Kimber Evers on Bohemio Z ended up 3rd, their best placing yet, and Lisette Lejnieks on Footloose made their debut in the $10,000 Team NW Classic. Team Venture Farm was particularly strong all week in the upper level jumpers where we took the 1.20m Jumper (Mata), 1.25m Jr/AO Jumper (Lisette), and 1.30m Jumper (Kimber) Championships, as well as the 1.15m Modified Jr/AO Jumper (Mata) and 1.0m Jumper (Natalie Kestle) Reserve Championships. Congrats to all! See all the details here!
Megan rode Top Shelf to a fantastic 6th place in the $5,000 Open Welcome Classic! Kimber and Bohemio Z showed in the High Jr/AO Jumpers and was Reserve Champion! See more!
Laura Piccard sold Insignia to Janet Hischer in Arizona, where he will do the equitation and jumpers. She purchased a talented young jumper mare named Chantilly. Look for this pair next year in the Amateur jumpers.
We showed this week at Evergreen Classic in Carnation, Washington. It was a successful week for all! Footloose was Champion 1.35m Jumper, Mata showed in the equitation on Insignia, and we had very good runs in the Grand Prix! Check it out!
Grand Prix Day!
Congratulations to Janey Belozer for the purchase of City Boy from Maplewood, Inc. He will show in the Pre-Green division and the Hunter Classics.
Living it up in the High Desert
Congrats to all for a fabulous two weeks in Bend! Megan had three top three placings in the Grand Prix classes. Zoe and Urian placed 4th in the $2500 Mini Prix, and tied for the Modified Jr/Amateur Jumper Championship. We also had a very successful two weeks in the hunter ring as well as the jumper ring, culminating in several championships and a top placing in the USHJA National Hunter Classic! See everything here!
Congrats to Zoe Conlee on the purchase of Alboretto Wonderland, and good luck with him in the jumper ring as you move up through the levels!