Caby and Rachel Close 2011 with Championships

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In a short four month show season and only six months in training over fences, Quailhurst’s 2005 gelding Caby (Caletin0 x Tjinja) is off to a stunning career in the hunter/jumper arena with owner Rachel Van Allen.

Caby and Rachel’s final show of the year was the Northwest Spectacular in Wilsonville, Oregon (also the OHJA year-end show), and the two were stars in every arena they entered.

In addition to earning show Champion in the Equitation 14-17 and show Champion in the .95 Jumpers, Rachel and Caby navigated a tough course to place 3rd in the Zone 9 Low Children’s Jumper Championship. Venturing into the hunter ring, they also finished in the  Top 12 in the USHJA National Hunter Classic. According to Rachel:

Lastly, we competed in the 3′ Hunter Derby – a first for both of us! Some of the jumps were a little spooky, but he jumped them all like they were no big deal! The top 12 then got called back for a second round and we were in the top 12!! The second course was a handy round so we had to trot a brush jump. He marched right up there so confidently! My trainer let us do some option jumps (3’5″ jumps) and of course it was a piece of cake for him 🙂 We ended up 10th or 11th out of 22 horses!

I cannot put into words how happy/excited/proud I am! I have the best horse ever!

Caby and Rachel in the jumper ring

Read about the rest of Rachel and Caby’s first show season:

Caby’s first show

Caby’s first jumper class

Caby at the Oregon Summer Classic

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