After two amazing weeks at the World Equestrian Center in Ohio, the SBS Farms team traveled south to Wellington, Florida, to soak up some sun on the Winter Equestrian Festival. The winning momentum traveled along with them during WEF Weeks 8 and 9, February 26-March 10.
During Week 8, Emma guided BTRC’s Crisp and SBS Farms’ Stardust to consistent ribbons in the 3’3” Junior Hunter, 16-17, section, with many primary colors. During Week 9, Emma improved upon her performances with both horses, earning championship honors with Crisp.
“I think Emma and Crisp have a real connection, which is so nice to see,” said trainer Susie Schoellkopf. “And what Emma’s done with the gray horse, Stardust, has been phenomenal.
“He’s tough on the ground but great in the ring,” added Schoellkopf about the 8-year-old gray Holsteiner gelding (Cachas—No Time). “Emma and Randi have done a great job with him, and everywhere we go people talk about him.”
Emma has now qualified both Crisp and Stardust for the USEF Junior Hunter National Championships to be held this summer!
Susie also credited Emma for her dedication and commitment to improving and working toward her future. “She graduates from high school in May and is planning to stay here at SBS,” she said. “Emma is really coming into her own, and I look forward to seeing where her talent takes her.”
Emma also posted her thoughts on Facebook: "Team SBS had a great end to our WEF trip! Crisp won the handy and had top ribbons today to end up Champion, and Stardust had great rounds today to end up 2nd and 4th out of 17 horses! Thank you Jet Show Stable for training and making our trip one to remember. ⭐️🥇 @ Palm Beach International Equestrian Center”