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Summer Showing 2013

July 23, 2013

APR13rainSpring to Summer

The wet Nebraska Spring finally gave way the hot summer sun.  To many of the Quail Run staff and clients, this seemless transformation was more of a blur than anything.  It began with The Beginning of Summer at Quail Run horse show that was held at Quail Run.  During this show trainer Dan Urban had to take a leave of absence to welcome the newest member of the Urban family.  Dylan Jameson Urban, was born on May 30, 2013, right in the middle of the horse show.  

The craziness continued the very next week as Quail Run packed up and traveled to Mason City, IA for the Mid States Horse Shows Summer shows.  Two weeks of continued weather and horseplay made for a crazy Spring to Summer transformation.  During the shows in Mason City, the weather began to turn for the drier in Nebraska, and by the time the team was home it was Summer!

Summer in the Rockies

HannahVenti-Winning-CHP13After a few weeks back at home, several members of the Quail Run team packed up and headed for Parker, CO and the COLORADO HORSE PARKHere several weeks of high quality shows are produced by Pat Boyle and SHOWPLACE PRODUCTIONS.  The two weeks of showing in Colorado saw much success.  Chloe Heng and her new mount "Blue" experienced some excellent bonding time in the beautiful scenery of the Rocky Mountain foothills.  Hannah DeLano saw tremendous success winning the $5,000 Low Jr/AO speed derby the first week, and moving up to the High Jr/AO jumpers for the first time ever the second week.  Trainer Dannee Risler had an excellent show with her mare "ZeZe Money" and ended up Champion in the 1.15m jumpers.

GO Show!

While one part of the the QR crew was tearing it up in CO, another group headed down to Oklahoma City, OK for the GO SHOW! GO stands for "Greater Oklahoma".  This show is managed by Phil DeVita.  Competition during the first week saw a Championship in the Green Working Hunter division by "Cousteaux" and Dan Urban.  Later that week "Cousteaux" and owner/rider Patrice Urban rode to an excellent 2nd place finish in the handy round of a very competitive Amateur Owner division.  Tom Urban's "Astro Boy" also found great success during the week.  With rider Dan Urban, "Astro" placed 4th in the Welcome Stake and thenTom came to the show to lend a helping hand, as well as to hop on "Astro" and end up with a win in the NAL Child/Adult Jumper Classic!


USHJA Central Region Child/Adult Jumper Championships - GO Show!

ushjalogoContinuing on with the second week of competition here in Oklahoma should be very exciting.  Tomorrow (Wed 7/24/13) begins a week of competition that includes a very special inaugural event.  The USHJA has created a Regional Child/Adult Jumper Championships that runs in a Nations Cup format, and the very first event was scheduled for OKC!  This competition is designed to get more competitors exposed to the world of International Show Jumping in a very relatable way.  This could lead to a stronger United States Equestrian Team in the future. 

logoSeveral Quail Run riders are present for this exciting event! 

  • Tom Urban is here with his Holsteiner "Astro Boy".  After coming off of last weeks win, the prospects for Tom and "Astro" are promising.  
  • Susann Berry joins the team with her veteran "Grigsby".  The pair is fearless and fast, and can be a serious competitor. 
  • Grace Mortensen represents Quail Run as well with her brand new mount "Second Wind".  Go get 'em Grace!

Good luck to all those competing this week!  It shall prove to be a very exciting event!  Have fun and Good Luck!

Upcoming Events

After this weeks show in Oklahoma there is LOTS to do!

MLECThe first event is the Two Rivers Summer Festival Premier held at the gorgeous MAFFITT LAKE EQUESTRIAN CENTER in Des Moines, IA.  July 31 - Aug 4, 2013

Competition will continue the following week at MLEC with the Two Rivers Summer Festival I.  August 7-11, 2013. 

Directly following that competition is also another week at MLEC with the Two Rivers Summer Festival II.  August 14-18, 2013.

UEElogoWithWordsThen fast approaching are the two "A" rated shows held at Quail Run!! Hosted by URBAN EQUINE EVENTS!

  • The End of Summer at Quail Run - August 28 - September 1, 2013
  • Indian Summer at Quail Run - September 4-8, 2013

Entries close August 17!  For all the pertinent information regarding this show please CLICK HERE!!  Or visit URBAN EQUINE EVENTS.com!

MasonCityLogoClosing out several weeks of competition will be MID STATES HORSE SHOWS FALL SHOWMid States Fall is held at the NORTH IOWA EVENTS CENTER in Mason City, IA.  September 11-15, 2013.