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GSVH Juniors & Rising Horsemen Newsletter
 April 2018
CarolFenwishGrandNational2018 Yet Another busy weekend for our junior riders with action on Saturday and Sunday-
Saturday marked the 116th running of the Grand National Steeplechase.  The Grand National is the only sanctioned race meet to host junior events. Theo Shushko (RH) won the large pony division on  Betty McCue's  Bailey and Tommy Fenwick was 2nd on his own fox hunter -Modernly Millie. Abby Murphy won the medium division on Roger That trained-by Mimi Schmitz and Teddy Davies (RH)
was a good second on Betty McCue's Count Chocula. Scarlet Davies (RH) was a competitive second on Hickory in the small Pony division. The JFM horse division had a few issues but the final result was: 
1 It's Nothing     Skylar McKenna Move Up Stable & Sally Reed Katherine Neilson  
2 Molten Man     Colin Smith (RH) Mimi Schmitz / Gerry Brewster Mimi Schmitz  
3 The Gold Identity     Alma Nicholson(RH) Alma Nicholson Kerry Morton  
DQ Rocky's Affair     Theo Sushko(RH) Theo Sushko Betty McCue  
LR Ben     Austin Tamberino Mimi Schmitz Mimi Schmitz  
PU Galon Hapus     Samantha English Lauren Schock Lauren Schock  
PU Decoy Daddy (Ire)     Tommy Fenwick(RH) Irvin S. Naylor Amy Fenwick  
PU Catch The Echo     Chloe Hannum Emily J. Hannum Chloe Hannum  
PU Guts For Garters (Ire)     Parker Hendriks(RH) Stewart Strawbridge Sanna P. Neilson
      
 On  Sunday, Abby Murphy finished 3rd at Blue Ridge in the final Young Rider Restricted Flat race series and won the participation title - Charles Owens helmet as the prize - Theo Shushko finished 4th in the same 6 horse field.
The Rising Horsemen will have their 8th annual school over  the Grand National course this week weather permitting - spectators are welcome. 
The Junior Hunt Cup runs on Sunday and the card is full - come out and support the juniors  
 
 

March 2018 

Green Spring is blessed with an enthusiastic group of juniors, parents, and landowners. The spring is chocked full of events, and the Junior Committee wants the general membership to be aware of the Rising Horsemen's activity.

 
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Riding with an Aintree Winning Jockey
 
This past Monday, Peter and Amy Fenwick hosted the Rising Horsemen for a school over hurdles with 2017 Aintree Grand National winning rider Derek Fox. A treat for all ages. After the schooling session, Derek spoke to the group about the campaign leading up to his win on One for Arthur. This was a terrific opportunity to learn and dream. The attached link provides a good overview of the difficulties Derek faced just 30 days before the prestigious race:
 
 
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Old Fashioned Showcases the Next Generation
 
On Tuesday, GSVH held its Old Fashioned through our Home country. Many thanks to the landowners for their support. This year's field was larger than recent history. Of the 13 starters, 8 were under 21 years!
Green Spring was well represented by very capable junior riders: Daisy Fenwick, Tommy Fenwick, Alex Fulton, Abby Murphy, Alma Nicholson and Hal Westerlund.
In addition to GSVH Juniors, Rising Horsemen Teddy and Scarlet Davies from EHHC were very competitive.
Race viewers were given the rare opportunity to watch 2017 Maryland Hunt Cup winner Derwins Prospector run over GSVH country with his trainer, Joe Davies in the irons. This was an historic training routine for the conditioner.
 
Fair Hill Point to Point
This weekend many Rising Horsemen are entered in various races at the Fair Hill Point to Point. If you are able to attend, be sure to give each some encouragement. This is a great group of capable young people and the future of our Club.
 
Gratitude
Many thanks to Amy Fenwick who is the focal point of the Rising Horseman program. Her energy and creativity are endless. The RH program continues to develop top equestrians who will be stewards of the future.