2015 PCHA Yearbook

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Pinellas County Hunter Association 2015 Year End Awards Banquet January 9, 2016 Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore Hotel

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Pinellas County Hunter Association 2015 Year End Awards January 9, 2016

6:00pm Cocktails 7:00pm Dinner 7:45pm Awards Presentation Dancing

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Member Appreciation Coffee & Donuts at the first show of the year! Saturday, January 30, 2016 Sponsored by PCHA

There are many benefits to membership!

2016 PCHA Horse Show Dates January 30-31 March 19-20 April 30-May 1 June 4-5 September 17-18 October 22-23

2015 PCHA Officers & Board of Directors President............................Michele Witham Vice President............................Sheri Walsh Secretary.........................Lena Rogachevsky Treasurer...............................Elizabeth Redd Horse Show Secretary......Linda Kratochwill Kristie Dimarakis, Bridget Earl, Jana Grimm Susan McGarry, Linda Nease, Jody Rodriguez, Debbie Bucciero

Above and Beyond Throughout the Year January Show: Donuts and Hot Chocolate sponsored by Repeat Riding Gear May/June Show: Horseless Jumping sponsored by PonyBeds Ice Cream donated by Sammy Capitano Hotdog dinners donated by Kristie Dimarakis September Show: Silent Auction Preview sponsored by Christopher Ligori and Assoc. PCHA Fall Hunter Classic Ribbons donated by Sunshine Ribbons Banquet: Travis Perkins Perpetual Medal Final Saddle Pads donated by Foxwood Saddlery High Point Rider Awards donated by Chelsea Blackie and Sawhorse Tack Trunks PCHA Pony and HorseMedal Scrim Sheets donated by Tenney’s Custom Saddlery

A Special Thank You to: Danny Moore and his wonderful crew, Jim Coones and the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center, Sammy Capitano and The Snack Bar Crew, Woody Speed and Jeff Johnson Much appreciation to our awesome Office Staff, Judges, Trainers, Sponsors, In-gate Managers, Participants and Volunteers! We couldn’t do it without you!

Congratulations to our 2015 Special Class Winners

Travis Perkins Pony Medal Finals Winner

Olivia Iglesias

Trainer Julie Iglesias of Sleepy Oaks Farm

Travis Perkins Horse Medal Finals Winner

Jasmine Walsh

Trainer Sheri Walsh of Oakcrest Hunters

PCHA Hunter Classic Winner

Lindsay Cash and Solid Citizen

Trainer Lauren Wilkins of Ravenwood Farm

Benefitting HOPE Youth Ranch

PCHA Hunter Derby Winner

Laura GriďŹƒn and Cappachino

Trainer Diane Weber of Northstar Farm

Greenridge Farm congratulates

2015 PCHA Riders and welcomes Channing, Sarah, Johanna, Jess, & Vanessa

to our barn family!

Congratulations and Thank You to all of Galaxy’s PCHA 2015 Riders and their Families. Looking forward to a great 2016 together! – Jana Olivia Bonebrake Jackson Carter Addison Diaz Vicki Dillard Nicole Ferrera Jenna Fife Rebecca Holcomb McKenzie Mezrah

McKenzie Morgan Maddie Morgan Morgan Mulcahy Pilar Ojeda Shannon Oldham Nicole Ruder Sarah Shanberg Georgia Schiro

Local & Rated Showing / Galaxy IEA Middle & High School Teams

For our sweet Caitie, Thank you for the generosity you have shown to Emmalyn this PCHA show season by sharing your beloved Show -n- Tell. The kindness you share each horse show last much longer than any division, it last a lifetime. You and Pie are teaching Emmalyn to trust an animal magnitudes her size, hard work has rewards, and even ponies will extend grace. Caitie, you bestow the attributes of all great horse women: love of our great sport and determination. I am pleased that Emmalyn has chosen you to be her role model. It is with my sincerest 'thanks' that we share these photos of you, Emmalyn and Pie. Sincerely, Mandy Ronuckeo

To my cell phone thieving, selfie taking, golf cart riding, puppy holding, horseless jumping, pony loving girls; Ava, Caitie, Emmalyn, Jae, Joie, Maddy, Maeve, Molly, Paige, & Payton. I wish I could be here to celebrate this night with you, know that you are all in my thoughts. You braved through the cold, rain (lots of it) and heat all year like champs with smiles on your faces. Thank you for making 2015 @ PCHA a blast, I couldn't be more proud. Congratulations and best of luck next year. I love you all!!! -Terrie

Ava Polaszek
 Happy Talk Farm

Ava, congratulations on this past show season! It is wonderful to watch you and Jersey Boy grow together as a team! You have worked so hard over this past year and have come so far. Every time you ride, try new jumps, and enter the ring, you show your incredible courage, determination and grit. We are all so proud of you! Always remember, “only those who dare to fail miserably can ever achieve greatly”. We love you, Mom, Dad, Aidan, Omi, Jake, Mitzy, and Jersey Boy

Congratulations Payton & Finn on your fantastically fun and FEARLESS year in cross rails! We are so proud of your tenacity and fun loving spirit. Photo by MPM Photography

Paige, we are so proud of your willingness to help everyone always and your determination to conquer new challenges. Can’t wait to do fun things in 2016!

Congratulations Makaylah and X MJ, your love and passion for horses and riding is always inspiring. We are so proud of the beautiful and kind young lady and talented rider you have become. You truly light up our hearts and fill our world with happiness. Remember....always do what you love, be the best you can be and never give up! X, we are thrilled to have you as a part of our family. Thank you for always being a willing partner and taking such good care of our girl. Mom & Dad

Thank you to all the wonderful trainers and support staff at Foxwood Farms. Your hard work, patience and support is truly appreciated. Jones Family














F o x w o o d Fa r m


would like to thank

GeorgAnn, Ann Louise and Kelly for all you do for us!



















PCHA wishes to thank the following 2015 Division Sponsors for their generous support of this organization (Listed in order of award presentation)

Leadline Walk Walk/Trot A Walk/Trot B Crossrail Hunter A Crossrail Hunter B Crossrail Equitation A Crossrail Equitation B Short Stirrup Hunter A Short Stirrup Hunter B Short Stirrup Equitation A Short Stirrup Equitation B Long Stirrup Hunter Long Stirrup Equitation 2’ Hunter 2’ Low Hunter Intermediate Rider Hunter A Intermediate Rider Hunter B Intermediate Rider Equitation A Intermediate Rider Equitation B Low Hunter Non Thoroughbred Hunter Thoroughbred Hunter

Cheval Show Stables The Ronuckeo Family Bugni Enterprises Galaxy Farms Tenney’s Custom Saddlery Adrianna Melillo Tenney’s Custom Saddlery % -XKO 3KRWRJUDSK\ Ashley Wilson Ravenwood Farm The Zwirn & Brotherton Families Premier Hunters Foxwood Farm Premier Hunters Unlimited Printing Sawhorse Tack Trunks Tenney’s Custom Saddlery Mac Papers Tenney’s Custom Saddlery Ponybeds.com Foxwood Saddlery Cheval Show Stables Jessica June Photography

PCHA wishes to thank the following 2015 Division Sponsors for their generous support of this organization (Listed in order of award presentation)

Pre Adult Hunter Pre Adult Equitation Adult Amateur Hunter Adult Amateur Equitation Pre Children’s Hunter Pre Children‘s Equitation Children’s Hunter Children‘s Equitation Child/Adult Hunter Child/Adult Equitation Pony Hunter Pony Equitation Children’s Pony Hunter Children’s Pony Equitation PCHA Pony Medal PCHA Horse Medal Hopeful Jumper Schooling Jumper Level 1 Jumper Level 2 Jumper Open Jumper Child/Adult Jumper Level 3 Puddle Jumper

Greenridge Farm Greenridge Farm Tenney’s Custom Saddlery Oakcrest Hunters Rice Psychology Group Foxwood Farm Trish Schwarzkopf Repeat Riding Gear Kingsmeade Farm & Galaxy Farm Florida Equine Acupuncture Gabby Incorvaia & Galaxy Farm Happy Talk Farm The Hechtman Family Ridgepoint Farm & Premier Hunters 7KH 5RGULJXH] )DPLOy Lesley Cox Equestrian Morgan Swem Bridget Earl Teragram Equestrian Tarawin Farm The Polaszek Family Lesley Cox Equestrian Von Wilson & Sawgrass Acres

The Dudley L. Hatch Memorial Fund The Dudley L. Hatch Memorial Fund is an award given out of love and remembrance for a man who dedicated many hours to the Pinellas County Hunter Association. Each year the trainer from a dierent barn will choose the student deemed the most deserving and dedicated to receive $500 in horse show credit to any of the six yearly shows in the current show year. It is hoped that this generous gift will inspire young riders to pursue their equestrian ambitions. This is a wonderful gift and honor to receive this award.

High Point Thoroughbred The High Point Thoroughbred award is given to the Thoroughbred Horse who has accumulated the most points throughout the show year in all classes.

KJS equestrian Trainer- Kallie Schafers Congratulations to all our riders and horses on a great show year! Thank you to everyone for all your hard work!

Photo by B. Juhl Photography

Oakcrest Hunters would like to congratulate all of our riders and horses. Thanks for being the best team a trainer could ask for. We also want to thank PCHA for the wonderful job they did all season long. Now onto next season.

When One Journey Ends, Another One Begins….

Congratulations Madison Staiano on all of your success over the years with Mighty Mouse. It has been such a joy to watch you grow and learn so much with “Moose”. We are so excited about the partnership you have already formed with Fashion Scho! We are looking forward to all of the wonderful things to come with you and “Bailey”! Love, Mom & Dad Special thank you to Meredith Gallagher and Marylu Gallagher for being with us every step of the way on our wonderful pony journey! Our Ridge Point family has been such a great foundation in Madison’s riding and development. Can’t wait to see what the future holds!

There are only two emotions that belong in the saddle:one is a sense of humor and the other is patience.-John Lyons Avery, We are so proud of your hard work and dedication, we love you! Mom & Dad

Congratulations Lauren, We love you! Mom & Dad

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Kingsmeade Family Thank you Clair and Ann for everything you do for us at home and in the Show ring.

Gabby and Kuni What a wonderful year for both of you, we are so happy and proud of you. Love you, Mom, Dad, Richie and Shawn

Georgann, Ann Louise & Kelly Thank so much for a great 2015!!! Your friendship, support & guidance mean the world to me!

Greta & Remy


Thank you Charlie, you are the mama bear to all our riders and Thank you to Mrs. Rebecca for being our cheerleader at home and at the Show ring. Love your Kingsmeade Cubs and their Families

Congratulations Lily & Charlotte on a great show season. Mommy and daddy couldn't be more proud!!

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step. Congratulations, Emma and Chippy! Love, Mom and Dad

PCHA Rider Incentive Award The Pinellas County Hunter Association is blessed with having the means to give back some monetary rewards to their members each year. We hope to enhance the prestige of all equestrian events. PCHA offers an extended rider incentive program. It is offered in two age categories for our junior riders. To qualify for this rider incentive, the junior rider must complete an application, date it and turn it in to the show office. Points accrue from the show that the application was submitted and not before. The rider incentive is divided into two age groups: Juniors with the ages 13 - 17 and juniors 12 & under. In their age group, the three high point riders in all PCHA hunter, equitation and jumper classes will receive monetary rewards that we hope will go toward deferring the cost of education on the college level while awarding their achievements in their equestrian endeavors. The first place award in each age group will be $1000; the second and third place awards will be $500 each. No one rider will be eligible to receive rider incentive money more than two times in one or both age categories combined. Good Luck Next Year & Don’t Forget to Fill Out That Application! Congratulations to the 2014 Winners 12 & Under 1st - Ava Smith 2nd - Caitlyn Smith 3rd - Brooke Mendez

13 & Over 1st - Katie Mansour 2nd - Danielle Lanciano 3rd - Lily Burkhead

PCHA GIVES BACK In May, PCHA held a basket raffle and horseless jumping competition. All proceeds went towards funding the Rider Incentive Program. This year, we raised over $3,000! The 2015 PCHA Fall Hunter Classic and Auction raised $4,000 with all proceeds benefitting the H.O.P.E. Youth Ranch, Inc.

PCHA also gave back to the United States Equestrian Federation by donating $1,000 to the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund.

The PCHA Junior Leadership Board offers junior members the opportunity to build leadership skills while donating their time to PCHA. Congratulations to the following members on being selected for the 2016 show year: Addison Diaz, McKenzie Mezrah, Paige Rodriguez, Abigail Smith, Emma Witham, & Charlotte Wiese.