Schooling Show Series

2017 Dates

May 7
June 4
July 2
August 6
October 1

2016 Champions

Hilltopper Grand Champion: Shannon Oliver and Dusty
Reserve Grand Champion: Desiree McFadden and Aspen
Student Hunter Grand Champion: Maddy Winnicky and Pumpkin Spice
Reserve Grand Champion: Leah Hull and Touchdown
Baby Green/Novice Hunter Grand Champion: Suzanna Noppenberger and Kiwi
Reserve Grand Champion: Lesley Forcino and Flower
Low Hunter Grand Champion: Jessy Burke and Brody
Reserve Grand Champion: Laura Rosenwald and Wickery
Equitation Grand Champion: Jessy Burke
Reserve Grand Champion: Catherine Bartgis
Field Hunter Grand Champion: Laura Rosenwald and Cover Girl
Reserve Grand Champion: Lizzie Hummel and Milton
Pleasure Hunter Grand Champion: Laura Rosenwald and Cover Girl
Reserve Grand Champion: Lizzie Hummel and Milton

About the North Fork Schooling Show series

Our schooling shows have something for everyone! Come out and school your young horses, give riders who are new to the sport a great introduction to showing, and compete for our year end trophies! Nothing beats our calm atmosphere and excellent organization! We have classes in our 200' x 300' outdoor sand arena with inviting jumps in divisions ranging from 12" to 3'. We also have an excellent field hunter division on our beautuful rolling hills for those of you who want to tackle our outdoor courses!

Ribbons will be awarded through sixth place. There will be a Champion and Reserve in each division. A Grand Championship and Reserve will be awarded at the October show to the horses or ponies acquiring the most points in each division throughout the series. Horse and rider must show in at least two shows to be eligible for year-end awards. Winners retain the trophies for one year and return them during the next season.

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  • The Highland Cricket Memorial Challenge Trophy-Awarded to the pony accumulating the most points in any one division throughout the Show Series. Trophy donated by Margaret Feister.
  • The Kathryn E. Spivey Memorial Challenge Trophy-Awarded to the horse accumulating the most points in any one division throughout the Show Series.
  • The Jeffrey Challenge Bowl-Awarded to the rider accumulating the most points in Equitation.
  • The Beacon Charm Memorial Trophy-Awarded to the horse/pony accumulating the most points in the Student Hunter Division.
  • The James Carolan Memorial Trophy-Awarded to the horse/pony accumulating the most points in the Baby Green / Novice Hunter Division. Trophy donated by Maddy Carolan.
  • The Highpoint Trophy-Awarded to the North Fork rider accumulating the most points throughout the season. Trophy donated by Doris Williams.
  • The Falling Rain Memorial Trophy-Awarded to the horse/pony aquiring the most points in the Hilltopper division. Trophy donated by Nicole Paez-Jenkins and Full Circle Farm.
  • Bailey's Irish Creme Memorial Trophy -Awarded to the horse/pony accumulating the most points in the Field Hunter division. Donated by Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Rohr.
Division Specifications

Hilltopper - Open to adult and junior riders in their first year of showing, who have not competed in classes with group canters. Entrants are not eligible for any other division in the show. Martingales are permitted in all classes. Judged on hands, seat and general control of rider and suitability and manners of mount. Unsuitable mounts will be penalized. Jumps at 12"

Student Hunter - Open to adult and junior riders who feel the need for more experience and who have competed in fewer than 6 shows at the beginning of the season. Martingales permitted in all classes. Judged on hands, seat and general control of rider and suitability and manners of mount. Jumps at 18". May enter other classes but cannot jump higher that 18".

Baby Green/Novice Hunter - Open to horses, ponies and /or riders who have never won three blue ribbons over fences in open classes. Course may be trotted or cantered. Judged on manners, performance and way of going. Jumps at 18" or 2'. Martingales not permitted in the under saddle class.

Low Hunter - Open to all. Jumps at 2'or 2'6". Martingales not permitted in the under saddle class.

Field Hunter - Open to all. Outside course, low panels are approximately 2'3", and the high panels are approximately 2'9". Riders may mix panels. Judged on pace, way of going, and manners, with emphasis placed on manners. If footing in field is bad, division will be judged in the ring. Martingales permitted in the under saddle class

Schooling Hunter - Open to all. Jumps at 2'6" or 3'. Martingales not permitted in the under saddle class.

Pleasure Hunter - Open to all. 2 small jumps (class 24). Martingales not permitted.