The final Charles Owen Technical Merit Awards of the year were presented to two riders at the Full Moon Farm Horse Trials in Finksburg, Maryland on November 9-10, 2019. Sydney Schultz was the recipient of the Junior Award and Jennifer Jacobs received the Adult Amateur award for their safe and effective cross-country riding.
Eventing is making an appearance on the big screen with “Hope’s Legacy,” a film about a young woman navigating her relationship with her fiancé while competing in the sport of eventing. A sequel to the 2016 film “Christmas Ranch”, Taylor Lyons reprises her role as Lizzy Evans, who in “Christmas Ranch” helps to save her grandmother’s farm.
Finishing the season with a positive note, Full Moon Farm was excited to host Area II’s Charles Owen Technical Merit Award. Judged by Stephen Bradley, Elizabeth Welker-Ebling on Santana II and Nicholas D’Amore on Celtic Heritage took home the Charles Owen Technical Merit Awards for their safe effective cross-country rounds.
Full Moon Farm in Finksburg, Maryland (Area II) hosts two USEA recognized horse trials in July and November of each year in addition to two unrecognized events in April and June, offering Introductory through Preliminary/Training level. Full Moon Farm is a boarding and training facility with an active lesson program that caters to both eventers and hunter/jumpers and hosts clinics, schooling shows, and cross-country schooling days throughout the year.
Full Moon Farm has added a second event to the Area II calendar to be hosted at their Finksburg, Md. venue. The one-day event will take place July 24, 2016 to replace the discontinued Kelly’s Ford Horse Trials.
Events are always more fun if you have a friend or two to share them with, right? There’s nothing like receiving your ribbon, taking a victory lap, and hearing your friends cheering you on. There’s also nothing like parting ways with your horse on cross-country and chasing him for 10 minutes, only to return to your stalls to get a hug and a few words of encouragement from your riding buddies.