This is a combination clinic for eventers or people who want to try eventing. This will benefit the Humane Society of America and help offset the expenses of animal rescue and care in relation to Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Each participant will be able to perform a Ride a test in front of an experienced Dressage professional and either have a private schooling over a show jumping course or a group lesson over a cross country course. The jumping instructors will be Laura Backus (ICP level III, ARIA instructor of the year and producer of many FEI level competitors) and Madeline Backus (numerous national championships BN through Advanced, 4* rider and horse producer). Fee is $75 with ALL fees going directly to the Humane Society fo America. Closing date is Sept 7th


Team PSEC Top 10 Finishes at Rebecca Farm HT

Madeline and Ari proved once again what they can do by finishing 2nd in the CIC*** division
They were also presented with the Rebecca Farm Guinness trophy for the highest placing Young Rider in the 3* classes.

In their first ever Preliminary ride, Cora and Cuervo finished an impressive 10th place.

Emma C. and Denver (returning to eventing after some time off) brought home the 4th place ribbon at Jr. Training.

Sophie and Obie also had a great showing in the Jr. Novice division, finishing 9th.

Madeline and Vinnie had an unlucky rail in the Training 3-day class to keep them out of the top 10, but otherwise had a positive experience in their first ever 3-day event.


Rolex, 2017

Congratulations to Madeline Backus and PS Arianna:</p>
People from all over came to cheer Madeline at Rolex - New York, Maine, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, Colorado and others I have forgotten, and were rewarded with a great performance by her and Arianna and a 20th place finish in their first 4* event ever!</p>
They also received an award for being the Equis Boutique Best Presented Horse Award winner at second jogs at Rolex (thank you Grace Simpson for your contribution as Ari’s Rolex groom) and Madeline has her name engraved on the J.D. Reeves Perpetual Trophy (kept at the Kentucky Horse Park) for being the highest-placing Young Rider (18-21 yrs).</p>
It was quite a memorable weekend.


June 10th PSEC BE & CT

PSEC BE & CT Results & Gratitude

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June Colorado Horse Park Results

Ava and Ruby & Emma C. and Denver showed CHP that eventers can compete in the dressage arena by winning every class except against each other, where they finished 1st and 2nd. 

Meanwhile, on the HT side of CHP, Grace and Rocky finished 3rd in Open Training; Madeline and Vinnie (in his move up to Training) finished 2nd in Training Horse; Cora and Cuervo finished 2nd in Training Rider; Madeline, riding Lynn’s horse Rio in Novice Horse, finished 1st; Sophie and Obie were in Novice Rider and finished 3rd and Chandler and Jayden finished 12th in the Open Beginner Novice class.

Congratulations to all!