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Bits & Bytes Farm Horses in Competition Last Weekend
Three horses from Bits & Bytes Farm attended the May 7th Oxer
Farm Dressage and Three Phase schooling show - Thoroughbreds Joe
Bear and Two Thumbs
Up and boarder Hoopla.
It was the first three phase event for Joe
Bear (ridden by Paula Gunnels) and Two Thumbs
up (ridden by Marie van Roekel). Boarder Hoopla, with mom
Angela Jett, also competed in the dressage only part of the show.
Paula and Joe Bear
were in fine form sitting in second place after the dressage phase
in the Pre-Novice division. The pair went clear on the cross country
course and maintained their spot in second. The stadium course was
tough, with two quick rollbacks that eliminated several riders --
but not Joe Bear and Paula. They made the turns and went clear in
stadium. The pair held on to second place at the end of day.
Joe Bear and Paula also placed second in a dressage only class as
well as in the combined training three-phase event.
Angela and Hoopla earned second place ribbons for their Training
Level dressage tests Three and Four.
Marie and "Thumbs" had a large class for their Amoeba three-phase.
They were in the back of the field after dressage but had a clear
round in cross country.
The pair succeeding in navigating the quick turns in the stadium
jumping phase and finished clean with no faults. It still wasn't enough
to pull them up into the ribbons, but Marie was happy with Two Thumbs
Also competing this weekend were former Bits & Bytes Farm horses
Our Boy Darcy,
RU Ready to Rumble
Our Boy Darcy's
mom, Jessica, called Barry to let him know "Darcy" did very
well bringing home several ribbons (including a blue) from a horse
show last weekend at the Olympic Park in Conyers, GA. Congratulations
Jessica! Send photos, Jessica.
Elisa and Jackson finished third last weekend at Poplar Place Horse
Trails in Hamilton, GA.
Bits & Bytes Farm trainer, Elisa Wallace, competed
last weekend at the Poplar Place Horse Trials with her Thoroughbred,
Jackson. It was the pair's first time competing at the Intermediate
level and they finished a close third! One rail down in the stadium
was all that kept them from winning first place. The scores were close
and less than two points separated them from the winner of the division.
Former Horses for Sale from Bits & Bytes
Farm, RU Ready
to Rumble and Snake
Proof also competed at the Poplar Place Horse Trials
"Ready to Rumble"
finished in sixth place with just four points separating him
from the winner of the Open Training division. Click here
to see the full results.
Congratulations to all!
won Grand Champion
at the April
Ticket to Ride Show for his jumping outstanding jumping ability.
Joe Bear won the
Reserve Champion ribbon.
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Please call us to discuss which horse might be the best match for
you based on riding skill, experience and equine personality. We do
not send out videos because it is important to match the personality
of the horse with the personality of the rider. We are matchmakers,
not horse brokers. We have horses in a wide price range. Call
us to discuss prices or to schedule an appointment.
We'd love to have you come meet all of our horses--we know that it
will be worth your time. Just bring peppermints!