2019 Cascade Circuit Cup Champions Named

We are excited to announce our Cascade Circuit Cup award winners for 2019.  The Cascade Circuit Cup is bestowed upon the horses accumulating the most points in each of five categories in rated competition through the Cascade show season, culminating in our Cascade Finals show in September.

Each winner receives a crystal trophy commemorating their achievement, $100 Olson’s Tack Shop giftcard, a Horseware stable sheet presented by The Absolute Horse, plus $100 in show credit to use at any 2020 Cascade show (and of course, glory, pride and accomplishment!).

And the winners are:

Cascade Circuit Cup - USHJA HUNTER DERBY

Presented by Brick Road Farms

Trained by Shannon Hendrickson at SIGNATURE WEST FARMS

Shannon Hendrickson and Aloha (with owner Christy Larson and sponsor Carol Hinckley) celebrate victory in the USHJA National Hunter Derby presented by Brick Road Farms at the 2019 Cascade Finals

Cascade hunter derbies challenge both horse and rider to demonstrate brightness and pace in the hunt field, and this year’s winner did all that and more. Aloha, the 8-year-old Hanoverian/Thoroughbred mare ridden by Shannon Hendrickson and owned by Christy Larson, became our first 2-time champion by winning the USHJA National Hunter Derby at both the Pacific Crest Open and Cascade Finals. Deserved and happy tears flowed freely as this was a crowning achievement of the partnership between Shannon and Aloha.

Thank you Carol Hinckley of Brick Road Farms for sponsoring this wonderful year-end award.

Congratulations again Christy Larson & Shannon Hendrickson on Aloha’s win!


Cascade Circuit Cup -HUNTER 3' AND UP

Trained by Quinn Partridge at THUMBS UP FARM

Emma Robins and Bambeco, owned by Robin Landry, after receiving the Cascade Circuit Cup champion’s trophy at the Cascade Finals.

To win this award requires an impressive showing in a variety of classes, demonstrating beautiful hunter form over fences. Bambeco, the 7-year-old bay Warmblood gelding ridden by Emma Robins and owned by Robin Landry, did just that, placing top 3 at the Pacific Crest Open in Green Hunter 3’-3’3 & Children’s Hunter 3’, first in Children’s/Adult Hunter Classic, and winning Champion in the Children’s Hunter 3’ in the 17 & under. Bambeco also placed 5th in the USHJA National Hunter Derby and dominated the Adult Amateur/Children’s Hunter division at the Cascade Finals.

Thank you to our extraordinary sponsors who made this award possible: Jamie Kosele of PNW Stubben Saddles, Shelly Kerron of Legacy Hunters & Jumpers, Carol Hinckley of Brick Road Farms, Mike Akers with Olson’s Tack Shop.

Congratulations Robin Landry and Emma Robins on Bambeco’s win!


Cascade Circuit Cup - JUMPER 1.10 AND UP

Owned and Ridden by HANNA MORRIS
Trained by Conner Patrick at FUERZA EQUESTRIANS

Hanna Morris and Armani SP, shown with trainer Conner Patrick, left, parents, family and friends, after winning the Cascade Circuit Cup championship at the Cascade Finals.

Jumping 1.10m and above is when you’re considered to have hit the big times in show jumping, and all the competitors vying for this award have earned their place in the ring. But it was Armani SP, the 13-year-old bay Canadian Warmblood gelding, owned and ridden by Hanna Morris, that rose to the top this season. At Swiftwater, Armani SP was Reserve Champion in High Adult Amateur/High Children’s Jumper and winner of the High Children’s/Adult Jumper Classic. He was Champion in the High Adult Children’s Amateur Jumpers and 4th in the 1.15m at the Alpine Preview, and at the Cascade Finals, he placed first in the Need for Speed and was Champion in the 1.15m. A truly well deserved win.

Thank you to all the fabulous sponsors behind this award: Eve Willett with Red Pony Insurance, Abbie Block with Absolute Horse, Debbie Dillon with Horseware of Ireland, Lori Houston with Whittier Trust, Lindsey Spurgeon with Voltaire Design and Ansara Patterson of Geneva Financial.

Congratulations Hanna Morris on Armani SP’s win!


Cascade Circuit Cup - JUMPER UP TO 1.05M

Owned and Ridden by SUSAN BERNARD
Trained by Quinn Partridge at THUMBS UP FARM

Cascade Circuit Cup winner Susan Bernard, trainer Quinn Partridge, and Cascade Horse Shows management partner Jessica Vania at the 2019 Cascade Finals. (A patient Enjoy is standing in for her stablemate E-Magine.)

You’ve got to be fast, clear and completely in the zone to be the winner of the Cascade Circuit Cup Jumpers Up To 1.05. E-Magine, the 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare owned and ridden by Susan Bernard, was all those things at every show in the circuit this season. At Swiftwater, E-Magine was frequently top of the leaderboard in the .90 Low Adult Amateur Jumpers, and at Alpine Preview, she was Champion in the Low Adult Amateur Jumpers. At the Pacific Crest Open, she was Reserve Champion in the Low Adult Amateur / Low Children’s Jumpers. At Cascade Finals she won 4 firsts, 1 second, and 1 third in the .90s, leading to being named Cascade Champion in the .90s and the USHJA Stirrup Cup. (Whew!)

Thank you to all the phenomenal sponsors behind this award: Lindsey Spurgeon with Voltaire Design, Morgan Carr with Encanto Valley Farm, and Katherine Wade-Easley with Sundance Equestrian.

Congratulations Susan Bernard on E-Magine’s big win!


Cascade Circuit Cup - HUNTER UP TO 2'9

Trained by Shannon Peavey at NOVELLA FARMS

Zoe Thomson and trainer Shannon Peavey, right, with winning gelding Phoenix Rising Star (owned by Stacey DiNuzzo), show off their Cascade Circuit Cup champion’s trophy at the Cascade Finals.

Precise form and composure under saddle are essential to winning the low hunter divisions, and that’s what Phoenix Rising Star, the 14-year-old bay Oldenburg gelding owned by Stacey DiNuzzo and ridden by Zoe Thomson, demonstrated at every show this season. At Swiftwater, he was always in the ribbons in the 2’6” Low Children’s Hunter, and was 5th in the Junior/Amateur Hunt & Handy at Alpine Preview. At the Pacific Crest Open, he was 2nd in the Low Children’s/Adult Hunter Classic, and Champion in both the USHJA Hunter 2’6” and the Low Children’s Hunters, and in the Cascade Finals he won 7 of the 8 Hunter 2’6” classes entered.

Thank you to all the wonderful sponsors behind this award: Dianna Connelly Insurance Services, Kelsey King of American Mechanical Corp and Mikie Tracey Shepler. Lindsey Spurgeon with Voltaire Design, Heather MacDonald of Infinity Hunters & Jumpers, Shannon Hendrickson of Signature West Farms, The Grange of Issaquah, Rocking ‘E’ Feeds and Denise Youell of Farpoint Farms.

Congratulations Stacey DiNuzzo and Zoe Thomson on Phoenix Rising Star’s win!

We appreciate that you have a choice of shows to attend throughout the year. Thank you for choosing to spend time with us in the Cascades. We look forward to seeing you in 2020!

  • Swiftwater Invitational | June 10-14, 2020| USEF National 2* rated competition
  • Alpine Preview |  June 17-21, 2020 | USEF National 2* rated competition
  • Pacific Crest Open  | July 09-12, 2020 | USEF Regional 1 2* rated competition
  • Pacific Outreach | July 09-12 2020 | Unrated, USHJA-sanctioned
  • Cascade Finals | September 5-6, 2020 | USEF Regional 1 2* rated competition. Cascade Circuit Cup Championship show

Photos courtesy of Gary Voth Photography