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Caitlin Boyle and Emma Willsky Take Charge in the Small and Large Junior Hunters at Summer in the Rockies VI

RELEASE: July 20, 2013
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Mary Adelaide Brakenridge for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International

Caitlin Boyle and Finders Keepers (Phelps Media Group)
Caitlin Boyle and Finders Keepers (Phelps Media Group)
Parker, CO
- Emma Willsky and Simply Said scored a hat trick in the Large Junior Hunters and Caitlin Boyle and Finders Keepers collected two wins in the Small Junior Hunters as the Junior Hunter divisions got underway at Summer in the Rockies VI.

Boyle and Finders Keepers demonstrated how far their partnership has come, cruising through relaxed, confident rounds that showcased the horse's flashy jumping style. Boyle has had Finders Keepers for about a year and a half and has enjoyed seeing him develop into the horse he is today.

"We've made many, many improvements with him," she said. "When we got him, he'd probably never jumped over 3'. So it's nice to see how much he can do. He's actually really athletic. We improved his smoothness, jumping form, lead changes and strength. He's so simple now. It's really nice."

While Finders Keepers is for sale, Boyle is happy to keep showing him until he finds the right home. "We really love him - he's a great horse," she said. "So we'll just keep showing him until someone wishes to have him. He's a funny little guy, and he has a really cute personality."

Boyle and Finders Keepers were 10th in the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby on Sunday at Summer in the Rockies V. "I'm so proud because that was his first derby, and he just walked in there and jumped right around, like he didn't care about anything," she said. "He was amazing."

Boyle also rode her equitation mount, Loredo, to a first place finish in the Washington Hunter and Jumper Phases, securing the overall win with scores in the upper 80s throughout. She and Loredo are shooting for top finishes at the big equitation finals this fall, and they have placed well in the equitation throughout their three weeks at Summer in the Rockies.

"He was really good," Boyle said after her win on Loredo, whom she leases from Micaela Kennedy. "He was nice and quiet. He has a giant stride and the lines walked nice and easy today. I just needed to stay on one rhythm and have everything look the same."

"We were 17th at Harrisburg (in the Pessoa/US Hunter Seat Equitation MedalFinals) last year," she added. "Now I know him a little better and hopefully we can do better this year. He's just an awesome horse - you can do anything with him."

Willsky and Simply Said had excellent rounds over fences and in the handy to score the wins in both classes in the Large Junior Hunters, and they stood out in the hack as well, earning another blue ribbon to complete the hat trick. Willsky said the horse shines in the hunter rounds, but came through in the handy as well to best the competition.

"He's definitely my favorite horse to ride," Willsky said. "He's the only reason I still do the hunters - I've mostly switched over to the jumpers, but he always keeps it exciting. He's very scopey."

Willsky trains with Ashley Keeler, who has also achieved success with Simply Said at Summer in the Rockies. Keeler and Simply Said started off the week by winning the reserve championship in the 3'6" Performance Working Hunters. Willsky began riding with Keeler after Keiri Kaneps, her previous trainer and the previous rider of Simply Said, passed away.

"I really like her as a trainer," Willsky said of Keeler. "She's done a really good job with him. He's definitely learned a lot since he's been with her."

Willsky is headed to Vanderbilt University in the fall, where she plans to study economics. She will bring her jumper to school with her and hopes to bring Simply Said as well.

She recently rode Simply Said in the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at Summer in the Rockies V. "I'm aging out (of the juniors) this year, and I want to turn him into a derby horse," she explained. "He'll do 4' easily. It's what we're working towards."

Kai DeVoglaer and Colleen McKenzie's Castello also performed well in the Large Junior Hunters, collecting two second places over fences as well as a third in the hack.

Camila Trejo, like Boyle, has her sights set on the big equitation finals, and she took another step toward that goal with a win in the ASPCA Maclay aboard Don Stewart's Scarto. "I'm very happy with my ride," Trejo said. "He was responding to my leg well and he's jumping really well right now."

Trejo, who lives in Dallas, TX, and trains with Jim and Joan Hensen, is competing at the Colorado Horse Park for the first time. "It's a really nice horse park," she said. "The footing's great and so far the show's been really good."

She is qualified for the Pessoa/US Hunter Seat Medal Finals and the ASPCA Maclay Regional Finals. "My goal is to qualify for Maclay Finals and then do well at Medal Finals," she said.

The Junior Hunter divisions return Saturday in the Olson Family Hunter Arena. The 3'6" and 3'3" Amateur Owner Hunters will also square off as Summer in the Rockies enters its final weekend.

Results: Summer in the Rockies VI - Friday, July 19, 2013
(Number/Horse/Owner/Rider)

230. Large Junior Hunter - 3'6"
1. 1295/Simply Said/Emma Willsky/Emma Willsky
2. 1433/Castello/Colleen Mc Kenzie/Kai DeVoglaer
3. 1554/Del Mar/Sophie Wilson/Sophie Wilson
4. 1476/Levitation/Marnina Seller/Marnina Seller
5. 1546/Genuine Article/Emily Savage/Emily Savage
6. 1287/Brunello/Megan Engel/Megan Engel
7. 1553/Landego 35/Ashland Farms/Kira Telford
8. 1745/Estes Park/Arden Mc Reynolds/Arden Mc Reynolds

231. Large Junior Hunter - 3'6"
1. 1295/Simply Said/Emma Willsky/Emma Willsky
2. 1433/Castello/Colleen Mc Kenzie/Kai DeVoglaer
3. 1498/Summer Place/Pony Lane Farm/Madeline Thatcher
4. 1466/Frank The Tank/McKenzie Booker/McKenzie Booker
5. 1546/Genuine Article/Emily Savage/Emily Savage
6. 1554/Del Mar/Sophie Wilson/Sophie Wilson
7. 1553/Landego 35/Ashland Farms/Kira Telford
8. 1745/Estes Park/Arden Mc Reynolds/Arden Mc Reynolds

234. Large Junior Hunter U/S
1. 1295/Simply Said/Emma Willsky/Emma Willsky
2. 1466/Frank The Tank/McKenzie Booker/McKenzie Booker
3. 1433/Castello/Colleen Mc Kenzie/Kai DeVoglaer
4. 1308/R'Mani/Samantha Seiler/Samantha Seiler
5. 1745/Estes Park/Arden Mc Reynolds/Arden Mc Reynolds
6. 1287/Brunello/Megan Engel/Megan Engel
7. 1546/Genuine Article/Emily Savage/Emily Savage
8. 1498/Summer Place/Pony Lane Farm/Madeline Thatcher

220. Small Junior Hunter - 3'6"
1. 1543/Finders Keepers/Caitlin Boyle/Caitlin Boyle
2. 1394/Schoe N' Tell/Eva Coringrato/Eva Coringrato
3. 1632/Newman/Hailey Livingston/Hailey Livingston
4. 1500/Stuck On You/Pony Lane Farm/Madeline Thatcher
5. 1517/Maverick/Kara Kahn/Kara Kahn
6. 1681/Toska/Courtnay Edwards/Courtnay Edwards

221. Small Junior Hunter - 3'6"
1. 1543/Finders Keepers/Caitlin Boyle/Caitlin Boyle
2. 1517/Maverick/Kara Kahn/Kara Kahn
3. 1417/Calido's Son/Amanda Hauser/Amanda Hauser
4. 1681/Toska/Courtnay Edwards/Courtnay Edwards
5. 1500/Stuck On You/Pony Lane Farm/Madeline Thatcher
6. 1632/Newman/Hailey Livingston/Hailey Livingston
7. 1394/Schoe N' Tell/Eva Coringrato/Eva Coringrato

224. Small Junior Hunter U/S
1. 1500/Stuck On You/Pony Lane Farm/Madeline Thatcher
2. 1543/Finders Keepers/Caitlin Boyle/Caitlin Boyle
3. 1417/Calido's Son/Amanda Hauser/Amanda Hauser
4. 1394/Schoe N' Tell/Eva Coringrato/Eva Coringrato
5. 1681/Toska/Courtnay Edwards/Courtnay Edwards
6. 1632/Newman/Hailey Livingston/Hailey Livingston
7. 1517/Maverick/Kara Kahn/Kara Kahn

402. ASPCA Maclay
1. 1463/Scarto/Donald Stewart/Camila Trejo
2. 1302/Zygo/Alessandra Sozzi/Alessandra Sozzi
3. 1274/Romanee Conti/Katie Sputh/Katie Sputh
4. 1273/Zwelgje/Lauren Myers/Lauren Myers
5. 1557/O'Hern/Kevin Babington/Sophie Wilson
6. 1694/Samsonite/Katya Schwab/Karianna Knezevich
7. 1476/Levitation/Marnina Seller/Marnina Seller
8. 1629/Asante/Hyla Palermo/Hyla Palermo

404. Washington Hunter Phase
1. 1544/Loredo/Micaela Kennedy/Caitlin Boyle
2. 1310/Monterrey/Kelli Cruciotti/Kelli Cruciotti
3. 1302/Zygo/Alessandra Sozzi/Alessandra Sozzi
4. 1644/No Excuses/Melvin Pitts/Katherine Pitts
5. 1513/War Eagle/Donald Stewart/Kai DeVoglaer
6. 1287/Brunello/Megan Engel/Megan Engel
7. 1270/Wodan/Emily Hilton/Emily Hilton
8. 1694/Samsonite/Katya Schwab/Karianna Knezevich

405. Washington Jumper Phase
1. 1544/Loredo/Micaela Kennedy/Caitlin Boyle
2. 1513/War Eagle/Donald Stewart/Kai DeVoglaer
3. 1310/Monterrey/Kelli Cruciotti/Kelli Cruciotti
4. 1694/Samsonite/Katya Schwab/Karianna Knezevich
5. 1463/Scarto/Donald Stewart/Camila Trejo
6. 1270/Wodan/Emily Hilton/Emily Hilton
7. 1644/No Excuses/Melvin Pitts/Katherine Pitts
8. 1302/Zygo/Alessandra Sozzi/Alessandra Sozzi

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