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QRCampers1July 23, 2012

QUAIL RUN SUMMER CAMP

While part of the Quail Run team was off in Colorado at competition, the facility at home remained a very busy place!  Trainer/Instructor Kelly Parisi remained home to 'hold down the fort' and to continue providing Quail Run's services.  Amidst the stifling heat, there were still horses to be ridden and lessons to be taught.  The barn was certainly not lacking excitement and activity during the mornings of July 16-20, 2012.  Each morning several young ladies were dropped off at Quail Run to participate in our 2nd Quail Run Summer Camp!

Kelly, and her small army of volunteers, were on hand to command control of the 9 young campers and steer them in the right direction.  The volunteers included Emily Adams, Gita Deonarain, Kelsey Jordan, and Mikayla Schmidt.  The enthusiastic campers were divided into two groups, so that everyone would get a chance to ride and perform other equine activities.  Each day started with several of the campers grooming and tacking their horses in preparation for their riding lesson.  The remaining CampersontheRailEllyScram2girls did activities that taught necessary barn skills such as feeding, bathing, cleaning stalls, cleaning tack, horse breeds, and veterinary care.  When the first set of riders finished their lesson, the two groups would switch activities. During the beginning of the week, more of the time was spent getting to know the new mounts, but by the end of the week the hour lessons were in full swing.  After lunch the campers had an extensive arts/crafts period where all sorts of things were constructed.  Each camper got to make their own T-shirts, model fences, and if the author is correct, even some Equestrian Princess Tiaras! All the activities covered a wide range of skill and knowledge levels so that each camper's time was well occupied.

On a special note, little miss Kyla DeLuca, who had to miss a majority of the camp due to some MillieCamper1SashaToby3medical complications, was well enough to come join her fellow Quail friends for a day at the camp!  We were happy to see you Kyla!!

The final day of camp included a small competition very similar to a match race.  A mirrored image course was built and the campers each had to complete the course while riding with another camper.  This not only showed off the girl's newly learned skills, but also provided some great entertainment.  The schedule on the final day also included relay races in hilarious costumes, and balancing eggs on a spoon while riding (or walking) around.  Highly entertaining! 

All in all, the camp was a huge success and all the girls appeared to have a wonderful time!

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ANOTHER SUMMER CAMP

Quail Run plans to host one more Summer Camp this year.  This one will be taking place August 6-10, 2012.  The camp will run from 9am - 1pm daily, and the cost is $300.  This camp is intended for new students to Quail Run, so if you or anyone you know might have interest, please contact Kelly Parisi at (501) 952-3502 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ASAP!

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YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE SUMMER CAMP FLYER HERE

DJU

 
Start of Summer at Quail Run is a HUGE SUCCESS!!

June 19, 2012

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The Start of Summer at Quail Run was a HUGE success!!  Thank you to all the exhibitors, staff, volunteers, and everyone else who helped us get our show off the ground!  We were very pleased with the result and we are excited to get underway with the improvements for the future.

Stabling1It was amazing to witness the transformation of the property from its normal state, into a fully functioning horse show facility.  The fruits of hours upon hours of preparation and planning really started taking shape on Memorial Day May 28, 2012.  The tent had arrived and was erected.  It was followed shortly by the stalls, which were provided by Janine Weatherby and PHOENIX EQUESTRIAN CENTER.  Thank you Janine. Numerous volunteers were on hand to help out with the finishing touches, which included: power washing and cleaning the jumps,organizing the jumps, painting the schooling standards, cleaning the facility, setting up the office, setting up the food stand, and several other equally important tasks.  The show certainly would not have been the same without all your help.  A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE VOLUNTEERS!

On Tuesday morning the air was filled with the sounds of heavy machinery as the dump trucks and front end loaders delivered and leveled the SchoolingArena2footing for the schooling rings in the driveway.  A new road was constructed to help with traffic flow and the drastic change in the traffic patterns.  While the preparations continued outdoors, the Quail Run trainers were busy inside schooling and prepping all the horses and clients for the upcoming week of competition.  The arena was open Tuesday to all exhibitors for schooling, and beginning in the morning the horse trailers started rolling in.  Quail Run was well on its way to looking like a horse show. 

Competition began in the morning of May 30, 2012 with the jumpers.  Throughout the week the courses, designed by Jim Urban, were challenging, but rideable, and gave everyone a fair shot at a clean round.  The hunter courses as well were creative and all the fences looked excellent in the ring.  The top notch ring crew helped to keep the show running smoothly and looking professional.  We certainly want to give a BIG THANK YOU InGate6to Mikey Urban and Chris Rathfon, our Professional Equine Obstacle Technicians. 

Highlights from the week of competition include:

  • Cousteaux as Champion in the Performance Hunter Division. 
  • Patrice Urban and Cousteaux were Champion of the Amateur/Owner division. 
  • Chloe Heng laid down some excellent rounds in the High Child/Adult Jumpers. 
  • Susann Berry also rode very nicely in the High Child/Adult Jumpers. 
  • Gita Deonarain did an excellent job both with piloting Wish Me Well around the course and the youngster Desmond owned by Janine Weatherby. 
  • Mikayla Schmidt did an excellent job with the young gelding Chamz. 
  • Hannah DeLano came away with a win in the ASPCA Maclay. 
  • Katie DeLano piloting her own Ioupi des Cerisy with success over the tracks set by Jim Urban. 
  • Beth DeLano put downs some good Hunter rounds aboard Millie on Air.
  • Elaine Wilwerding rocked it in both the Hunters and the Jumpers
  • Sally Peyton was amazing in the .85m Jumpers

Of course who could forget the highlight of the whole show!!  The Opportunity Classes as well as the Leadline!  Check out the following pictures:

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Overall we at Quail Run felt the whole show was a huge success!! 

A special thanks to Theresa Heye for her work in the show office!!

A very special thanks to Jim Urban, Mike Urban, and Tom Urban for all the hard work done getting the facility prepped for the show!!  Your hard work paid off!

We would love to see you back at Quail Run for:

The End of Summer at Quail Run

August 29 - September 2, 2012

See you there!

DJU

 
Quail Run Horse Show!!

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The Quail Run Horse Centre, Inc. is proud to present:

THE START OF SUMMER AT QUAIL RUN

May 30 - June 3, 2012

Come on out and join us at Quail Run, as we kick off our inaugural horse show!  Beginning Wednesday May 30th, and running through Sunday June 3rd, the Quail Run Horse Centre will play host to it's first of two shows during the calendar year.  The START OF SUMMER AT QUAIL RUN will be a USEF "A" rated horse show with a USEF Jumper Rating of "1". 

The horse show manager will be Jim Urban. 

Joining us from Wisconsin will be Hunter/Jumper/Equitation Judge Steve Wahl. 

Representing the UNITED STATES EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION, and acting as horse show steward is Kim Houlding of Iowa. 

The course designer for the week will Jim Urban.

Jacques_jump1The horse show is offering:

Hunter Divisions:

$500 Green Working Hunter Divisions
$750 High Performance Working Hunter
$500 Performance Hunter Divisions. 3'3" & 3'6"
$500 Amateur/Owner Hunter Divisions. 3'3" & 3'6"
$500 Junior Hunter Divisions
$400 Pony Hunter Divisions
$250 Pre-Green Hunter Divisions. 3' & 3'3"

Jumper Divisions:

$400 High Child/Adult Jumper Division
$475 Low Junior/Amateur Jumper Division
$700 Medium Junior/Amateur Jumper Division
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Equitation:

INHJA Medal
INHJA Mini-Medal
Washington Hunter Medal
Washington Jumper Medal
ASPCA Horsemanship
Pessoa USEF Medal
USEF Talent Search
USEF Pony Medal

This first show at Quail Run promises to be an exciting beginning to a bright future of horse shows at the Quail Run Horse Centre.  We intend for this first show to be a small scale show; a chance to host some good classes, give the local and regional community a nice venue, and to get our 'feet wet' hosting a show.  After the first show's inevitable success, we plan to host a second, larger show in September.

The End of Summer at Quail Run will take place August 29 - September 2, 2012. 

We hope to see you at both shows!

You can locate all the pertinent info for the BEGINNING OF SUMMER AT QUAIL RUN below:

PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE PRIZE LIST HERE

PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE FRONT PAGE OF THE ENTRY BLANK HERE

PLEASE DOWNLOAD THEH BACK PAGE OF THE ENTRY BLANK HERE

ENTRIES CLOSE MAY 23, 2012.

DJU

 
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