Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Blue Hill Farm Welcomes Jessica Pye to Our Team!!

We are very excited to welcome Jessica Pye to the BHF Team!  Jess, who hails from Texas, joined us in September and has had quite a successful competition career and training background before heading east.

NAME: Jessica Pye
With BHF Since September 2015
Discipline - Eventing
Horse - DeeJay
(Owned by Dr. Jo Ellen Krueger of Dallas, TX)

Jess joined us in the fall of 2015 and we're thrilled to have her on board. She has a very broad background, having trained Under Mike Huber for 13 years, Captain Mark Phillips and Karen and David O'Connor.

She has over a decade of experience Training/Coaching various ages & skill levels in Eventing, Hunter/Jumpers, Equitation and Dressage and Schooling Green/Young Horses. She also won Individual Gold in Eventing at the NAJYR in 2005!

She will be working in a variety of capacities while at BHF and completing her Masters Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology while juggling her equestrian pursuits!  Welcome Jess!!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Looking Back On Fair Hill International!

This past weekend at Fair Hill International was such a great reflection on the team work that always falls into place at Blue Hill Farm.  In the recent week the barn has been a hub of activity, with Devon coming into town with her to young horses and everyone pitching in to get she and Madeline ready for FHI.

There's so much that goes into getting our horses and riders ready for Fair Hill, from the fitness and training plans in the recent few weeks to the final set of approving eyes from our great farrier and vet team.  We simply couldn't choreograph a successful year end event without the help of everyone in the barn, including Stacey Kent DVM and Chester County Farrier Associates!

Devon and Her Boys :)
Missy and Jessica are so proud of both Devon and Madeline for their successes at Fair Hill this past weekend.  Fabian and Salty were so consistent throughout the event, and Madeline impressed everyone with two super clear rounds over tough XC and stadium courses.  Fair Hill is never one for the faint of heart and these two girls proved their mettle!

Madeline with her Mom Laura, Ari  & Maya
Sara Benton & her son Jack
Devon got a little PR love from EN and Madeline was also pleasantly surprised to get called back up to the awards presentation for her 2015 USEF Your Rider Reserve Championship!!  With this award and her fabulous completion of Fair Hill International, she now has her 2* qualifications for next season's NAJYR in Kentucky!!

Thank you to everyone at Blue Hill Farm, our sponsors and to all the great supporters and families behind our riding program.  We couldn't get our riders to this point without a huge group effort from all of you!!

Check out the Blue Hill Photos on Facebook
Photo credits Lisa Thomas, Mid-Atlantic Equestrian

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Thank You Equus International Film Festival!!

The EIFF (Equus International Film Festival), held from Sept 18-20 in Missoula, MT, was an inspiring reminder of the inherent beauty and kindness of horses. Janet Rose organized this celebration of the partnership between man and horse across cultures and continents. 

Gigi with Shari Montana, artist/creator of official EIFF poster!
During the three day festival, Gigi met several authors and film makers who had submissions in the festival:  Mitchell Bornstein, author of "The Last Chance Mustang", Louise Johnson,  former working student of Sharon White and the winner of the Student film award for her moving portrayal of horseman Randy Reiman, Jodi Packer, Producer of Untrammeled and Dennis Aig, Producer of Best of Festival, Unbranded.

Please check out some of the movie trailers at this link:

Thanks to our Producer Cindy Connors and our 
Cinematographer Brian Troy, Fork in the Road won an award for Equine Heroine!

List of All Award Recipients and Categories.

Gigi also wishes to thank Janet Rose, Shari Montana, Carolyn Kooker of Winnie's Cookies and our hostess and host for the week, Chris Graden and Mike Henry.  What a great experience!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Missy & Ronja Win Their 4 Year Old & Older Class at DAD!

Missy and Ronja were fortunate the have their classes at Dressage at Devon on Wednesday before the great washout, and they had a hugely successful day!  Many thanks go out to Lynn Seeburger for choosing Blue Hill Farm for the training on this lovely young mare.

Missy and Ronja had a very successful showing at Dressage at Devon;  Winning the 4 Year Old & Older Mare class, pinning 3rd in the Suitable to become a 5 Year Dressage Horse and finishing the day with a 5th place in the USEF Materiale 5 Year Old class!

Many thanks to Lynn and Pari for such a successful day at Devon.