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Champions of the
The Detroit Equestrian Club
Winter Show jumping Series


An open letter from Christopher Ewing,
owner of The Detroit Equestrian Club & president of Detroit Show Jumping League:

"I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone, riders and spectators alike, for attending the horse shows at The Detroit Equestrian Club this past winter.  We began the season with approximately 32 horses at the first horse show in December and had nearly 120 at the April show!  I can't begin to tell you what an undertaking it was to take an old dairy barn and transform it into a show ring, but I am glad that everyone has had a great time showing here and now the facility is moving into Phase II.  Currently, even as you read this, brand new footing is being mixed to go into the International Arena.  The old footing will be hauled out in the next few weeks and the new footing put in.  New footing has already been placed into the 5,500-seat Coliseum, where The DEC will now be doing its day-to-day operation.

"I would also like to say that no show would be a success without the hard work of the entire team, so I would like to take a minute to thank all of my staff who worked
very hard at making these shows such a success for everyone to enjoy:

Scott Alder, Course Designer & Technical Advisor:  Scott, thank you very much for your help and guidance.  Your outstanding experience as a course designer, as well as your knowledge of horse show format, is greatly appreciated.  Many of the riders and trainers told me countless times how great they thought the courses were.

 Mary Alder, Show Secretary:  If there was any one thing that I kept hearing from exhibitors about the show office, it was how polite the show secretary was.  You are the best, Mary.  Thank you, thank you!

Kathryn Lawter & Nancy Feehan, Show Stewards : Ladies, thank you for your guidance in keeping everything on track and running smoothly.  Special thanks to Teresa, too!  

Dan McCarthy, Announcer:  Mr. Mac, you are "The Voice of the Show Ring" when it comes to horse shows in our state.  Thanks for getting all of us to the ring on time
as only you can!

And last, but certainly not least, Derek, Shep, Mike, and Tony (aka "Big Tiny"), the Jump Crew Guys:  I don't think anyone works harder or faster than you guys!  All of you are truly the backbone to having a good show.

Again, thank you to all of the exhibitors who have attend the shows at The DEC this past winter.  The "team" and I look forward to seeing you again at The DEC.
 

 Be sure to mark your calendars!

 Be sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming shows
that are all part of the
Detroit Show Jumping League
where points will be calculated throughout the summer and fall,
with season Championships being awarded to the high point winners!


Below is a current list of the horse shows that have chosen to have
their exhibitor's points count towards Detroit Show Jumping League
season end Championship awards.  Exhibitors at these shows
will have their points tracked and year end Championships and
Reserve Championships will be awarded to the high point winners in their respective divisions and circuits:

Date Show Show Rating
June 12-15 Metamora Horse Show "A"
June 19-22 Win-A-Gin Horse Show "A"
June 26 The Horse Show of Detroit "A"
July 10-13 Stoney Ridge Summer "A"
August 19-20 Stoney Ridge Jr/Am Classic "A"
August 21-24 Stoney Ridge Classic "A"
September 10-14 Detroit Show Jumping Spectacular "A"
October 16-19 DEC Fall Classic I "A"
October 23-26 DEC Fall Classic II "A"
November 14-16 DEC Thanksgiving Classic "B"

Frequently Asked Questions
 

How does the Detroit Show Jumping League differ from the MHJA and HJAM?
The purpose of the DSJL is to award the accomplishments of exhibitors that compete on all of the individual show jumping circuits in the state of Michigan (the "A", "B", "C" and Pony circuits).  The Michigan Hunter Jumper Association and Hunter Jumper Association of Michigan are associations that are connected to those circuits. 

If I show on one circuit level, how will my points be calculated in terms of other circuits?
Year end championships will be awarded to the season High Point winners in each circuit and points will be tracked, circuit by circuit.  If you show on the "A" circuit, your points will be listed with other horses and riders on the "A" circuit.  if you show on the "B" circuit, your points will be listed with other horses and riders on the "B" circuit, and so on.  All year end championships will be award circuit by circuit.

Do I have to be a member of the DSJL in order to have my points count?
No, but you do have to be a member of the circuit that you wish to have your points tracked with, i.e. the Michigan Hunter Jumper Association or the Hunter Jumper Association of Michigan.

I plan on showing at a show that is not listed on the DSJL list of shows.  Will the points I earn at those shows still count towards DSJL championships?
Only shows that are currently listed as participating DSJL shows will count towards year end DSJL points. Any show is welcome to become part of this list, thus, the list of DSJL shows is always growing. 
If there is a show that you plan on attending that is not listed above, please contact the show manager of that show. 

The Detroit Show Jumping League is dedicated to the promotion of equestrian show jumping throughout the state of Michigan, its neighboring states & Canada.
 

 


DEC Spring Classic
Special Award Winners
April 24-27, 2008



Best Child Rider
Emily Van der Walde

Best Adult Rider
Kelsey Ferrucci

Best Beginner Rider
Samantha Fox

Sportsmanship Award (tie)
Kendal Meijer
and
Nicole Douglas

Stylish Rider Award
Rachel Hake

 

Detroit Equestrian Club
Winter Show Jumping Series
Champions

Photos by Nautical Images Photography
www.nauticalimages.net


Low Adult Hunter

Champion


"Al"
Owned and shown by
Andrea Ozrbut

Reserve Champion
"Hearts of Fire"

Owned by Donna Rothman
Shown by Lindsey Kujawa

 


Adult Amateur Hunter

Champion



"Ammathea"
Owned and shown by Kelsey Ferrucci
 

Reserve Champion


"Laslow"

Owned and shown by Kelley Crooks

 


Children's Hunter

Champion

"Montego Bay"

Owned and shown by  Maureen McQuillan

Reserve Champion
"The King & I"


 


Children's Pony Hunter

Champion



"Getter Dun"
Owned and shown by Emily Groesbeck

Reserve Champion
"Golden Ticket"

Owned by Joanne Scheller
Shown by Christie Bagne

 


Children's/Adult Jumper

Champion



"Mr. Nice Guy"
Owned by Rebecca Payne
Shown by Kendall Meijer

Reserve Champion
"Radar"

Owned and shown by Lori Bidwell

 


Crossrail Hunter

Champion

"Warlord's Jubilee"

Owned by Michelle Friedman
Shown by Kelci Henson-Forslund

Reserve Champion
"Death by Chocolate"

Owned by Lisa Howle
Shown by Alyssa Hicks

 


Future Jumper

Champion



"Fabio"
Owned and shown by Ricci Tarockoff

Reserve Champion



"Golden Eye"
Owned by Cortney Vaive
Shown by Karley Wayne

 


Low Children's Hunter

Champion


"Pandour"
Owned and shown by Breanna Duronio

Reserve Champion

"White Tie Affair"
Owned and shown by Antonina Marzano

 


Non-Thoroughbred Hunter

Champion


"Namiro 6"
Owned by Starr Meijer
Shown by Hillary Johnson

Reserve Champion


"Ammathea"
Owned and shown by
Kelsey Ferrucci

 


Baby Green Hunter

Champion


"Bagera"
Owned by Breanna Duronio
Shown by
Rachel Shearing

Reserve Champion

"Future Endeavor"
Owned by Sarah Welch
Shown by Ricci Tarockoff

 


Pre-Green Hunter

Champion


"Pandour"
Owned by Breanna Duronio
Shown by Ricci Tarockoff

Reserve Champion

"Karsun"
Owned by Andrea Obrzut
Shown by Linda Hake

 


Junior Working Hunter

Champion

"Forever"
Owned by Ernesto Ostheimer
Shown by Gabrielle Foxa

Reserve Champion
"Keep It Simple"
Owned & Shown by Emily Abbruzzi
 


Special Hunter

Champion

"Al"

Owned by Andrea Obrzut
Shown by Linda Hake

Reserve Champion

"Adonis"
Owned by Courtney Miller
Shown by Linda Hake

 


Unrestricted
Junior/Adult Hunter

Champion

"Black Tie Affair"

Owned and shown by Christie Bagne

Reserve Champion

"Namiro 6"

Owned and shown by Starr Meijer

 


Schooling Jumper

Champion

"She's Way Cool"
Owned and shown by Frank Bauer

Reserve Champion

"Kola"
Owned by Karen Bales
Shown by Leslie Webb-Janiak

 


The Chris Grahl Memorial Jumper Classic Championship Trophy


Donated by Chris Thiel, in loving memory of her husband, Bob Thiel
 



Winner
"Ripple Effect"
Owned & Shown by Lauren Smillie
Trophy presented by Christine Grahl, daughter of Chris Grahl
 

 

Congratulations to all of the riders in
The Detroit Equestrian Club
Winter Show jumping Series!

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