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2021 Cascade Circuit Cup Champions Named

We are excited to announce our Cascade Circuit Cup award winners for 2021. (Because of our shortened season last year, our announcement is later than usual; a big thank you to our winners for their patience!)

The Cascade Circuit Cup is bestowed upon the horses accumulating the most points in one of five categories in rated competition through the Cascade show season, culminating in our Cascade Finals show in September. All horses are eligible. Each winner receives valuable prizes honoring their achievement. We are excited to see who this season’s big winners will be. See you in September!

And the Circuit Cup winners for 2021 are:

Cascade Circuit Cup - USHJA HUNTER DERBY

Presented by Brick Road Farms

CLOSING TIME
Owned and Ridden by KELSEY KING
Trained by Denise Youell, FARPOINT FARMS

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. Closing Time, the Buckskin Dutch Warmblood gelding owned and ridden by Kelsey King, locked up this championship by winning the USHJA National Hunter Derbies at both the Swiftwater Invitational and Alpine Preview shows. Deserved and happy tears flowed as this was a crowning achievement of the partnership between Kelsey and Closing Time.

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

Congratulations again Kelsey King & Denise Youell on Closing Time’s win!

 

Cascade Circuit Cup - HUNTER 3' AND UP

MTM CHECK ME OUT
Owned by Ridden by MARY-LOU MISRAHY
Trained by Shelly Kerron, LEGACY HUNTERS & JUMPERS

To win this award requires an impressive showing in a variety of classes, demonstrating beautiful hunter form over fences. MTM Check Me Out, the bay Warmblood gelding owned and ridden by Mary-Lou Misrahy, did just that, winning Champion in the Performance Hunter 3’3″/3’6″ at both the Swiftwater Invitational and Alpine Preview shows.

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 Mary-Lou Misrahy and Shelly Kerron on MTM Check Me Out’s win!

 

Cascade Circuit Cup - JUMPER 1.10 AND UP

PIMLICO
Owned and Ridden by ELIZABETH CHAMPAGNE

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 Pimlico, the bay Warmblood gelding owned and ridden by Elizabeth Champagne, that rose to the top this season. Pimlico and Elizabeth were Champion in the Jumper 1.15m section at the Alpine Preview show and had consistent high placings throughout. A well earned win.

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

Congratulations Elizabeth Champagne on Pimlico’s win!

 

Cascade Circuit Cup - JUMPER UP TO 1.05M

NEWTORIUS
Owned and Ridden by KELLI WEBBER
Trained by Shannon Hendrickson, SIGNATURE WEST FARMS

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. Newtorius, the bay Holsteiner mare owned and ridden by Kelli Webber, was all those things at every show they entered last season. Newtorius, with Kelli on board, was Champion in the Low Adult Amateur Jumpers .90m at both the Alpine Preview and Pacific Crest Open shows, and they won numerous individual classes in both the .85 and .90 Jumper sections.

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 Kelli Webber (and to Shannon in memory) on Newtorius’ big win!

 

Cascade Circuit Cup - HUNTER UP TO 2'9

FILIBUSTER
Owned and Ridden by JODI GEARON
Trained by Sarah Olmstead, BRASS RING FARMS

Precise form and composure under saddle are essential to winning the low hunter divisions, and that’s what Filibuster, the chestnut Thoroughbred Cross gelding owned and ridden by Jodi Gearon, demonstrated at every show this season. At Swiftwater, the pair were Champion in the Long Stirrup Hunter 2’3″ 18 and over and Reserve Champion in the USHJA Hunter 2’6″ sections. They were Champion in the Long Stirrup Equitation 2’3″ section at Alpine. At the Pacific Crest Open they earned Champion in the USHJA Hunter 2’6″ and the Long Stirrup Hunter 2’3″ 18 and over sections. A truly well deserved win.

Thank you to all the wonderful sponsors behind this award: Dianna Connelly Insurance Services, Kelsey King of American Mechanical Corp. Lindsey Spurgeon with Voltaire Design, Shannon Hendrickson of Signature West Farms, The Grange of Issaquah, and Denise Youell of Farpoint Farms.

Congratulations Jodi Gearon and Sarah Olmstead on Filibuster’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 Cle Elum!

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

ALOHA
Owned by CHRISTY LARSON
Ridden by SHANNON HENDRICKSON
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

BAMBECO
Owned by ROBIN LANDRY
Ridden by EMMA ROBINS
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

ARMANI SP
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

E-MAGINE
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

PHOENIX RISING STAR
Owned by STACEY DINUZZO
Ridden by ZOE THOMSON
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

2019 Cascade Circuit Cup Standings

Last year, we introduced our Cascade Circuit Cup Awards to recognize outstanding horses and riders over our entire rated show season. The awards, given to the horses accumulating the most points in each of 5 categories, became a huge exhibitor favorite and are even more popular in 2019!

There are still a ton of horses in the running for this year’s championships, and just one more opportunity to secure your points: at the Cascade Finals September 7th-8th in Cle Elum.  At the show we will tally the final results and announce this year’s award winners.  As a special bonus, points earned at the Cascade Finals are tabulated at 1.5x the normal value.

Reminder: every class at every height is included in points tallying, so every horse is a contender! See our updated award categories and specifications.

Current Standings

Here are the current standings in the 2019 Cascade Circuit Cup Awards. Note that this isn’t a “top 10” list for each category, since every horse listed has enough points going into the Finals they could take home the trophy and all the glory.

See You In September!

Good luck riders!  See you in Cle Elum in September.

From right, Shelly Kerron on MTM Uber, Rachael Davis on Luxury, and Heather MacDonald on Cascade place 1st through 3rd in the USHJA National Hunter Derby at the 2019 Swiftwater Invitational in June. Image by Gary Voth.

 

And the 2018 Cascade Circuit Cup Champions Are…

We are excited to announce the champions of the 2018 Cascade Circuit Cup. An award bestowed upon the horse accumulating the most points, in one of five categories at the end of Cascade Horse Shows 2018 circuit.

These awards are made possible with the support of top notch sponsors: Carol Hinckley of Brick Road Farms, Mike Akers of Olson’s Tack Shop, Marla Hamilton Lucas of HIB Blankets and the many friends and sponsors of Cascade Horse Shows.

And the winners are:

Cascade Circuit Cup - USHJA HUNTER DERBY

Presented by Brick Road Farms

ALOHA
Owned by CHRISTY LARSON
Ridden by SHANNON HENDRICKSON

Images by Gary Voth

Cascade hunter derbies are unique in that they span two rings, they challenge the horse and rider to jump a series of 3′ to -3’3” natural obstacles demonstrating brightness and pace covering the ground in a relaxed, smooth and proficient way. Aloha, the 7 year old Hanoverian/Thoroughbred mare, did just that across all four Brick Road Farm’s USHJA Hunter Derbies this season; winning the final derby with first place performances in both the classic and handy rounds.  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

GRAFFITI
Owned and Ridden by KELSEY KING

Images by Gary Voth

To win this award you had to have an impressive showing in a variety of classes, demonstrating beautiful hunter form over fences and under saddle.

Graffiti, the big chestnut gelding with the spray-paint markings befitting his name and rider Kelsey King did just that winning the Children’s/Adult Hunter Classic, top amateur placing in the USHJA Hunter Derby. And although it didn’t count towards this award being a good sport while Kelsey carried a glass of Rose’ to a fifth place finish pretty much secured his place in Kelsey’s heart.  Thank you to all 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, Kimberly Tenhulzen of Tenhulzen Real Estate, Mike Akers with Olson’s Tack Shop.

Congratulations Kelsey King on Graffiti’s win!

 

Cascade Circuit Cup - JUMPER 1.10 AND UP

CUPIDO T
Owned and Ridden by JULIA HODGES

Images by Gary Voth

In some circles earning the right to wear to wear whites is tied to jumping 1.10m and above. Its when you’re considered to have hit the big time with big jumps to match. All of the competitors vying for this award have earned their right to wear whites. But its Cupido T the 11 year old warmblood gelding and Julia Hodges who took home the Cascade Circuit Cup with first or second placings in all the 1.10 and Modified Jr./Amateur Jumper classes they competed in, including the High Children’s Jumpers, presented by Ansara Patterson of Geneva Financial.

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 Julia Hodges on Cupido T’s win!

 

Cascade Circuit Cup - JUMPER UP TO 1.05M

MORTON’S THE CELEBRITY
Owned and Ridden by SAHALE FOX

Images by Gary Voth

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. And you’ve got to believe that neither size nor age will stop you from taking the win. Morton’s the Celebrity AKA Small and Mighty, Wonder Pony, and Rusty to his friends has absolutely no idea that he is 12.1 hands, 17 years old and is supposed to have a pony stride. And then there is Sahale who is only 10 years old but rides like a seasoned pro.  The pair won almost every class they entered and was on the gold medal winning team of the Cascade Jumper Team Championships.

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

Congratulations Sahale Fox on Rusty’s big win!

 

Cascade Circuit Cup - HUNTER UP TO 2'9

CARLTON K
Owned and Ridden by ELISE LOMBARDI

Images by Holly Casner

The 9 year old Holsteiner gelding Carlton K impressed the judges across the 2’9″ hunter division all season long. But it was his and Elise Lombardi’s winning round in the Open Hunter Classic, presented by Signature West Farms that pinned him champion of the Cascade Circuit Cup Hunters Up to 2’9″. This was the most closely contested of all the circuit cup awards. We couldn’t tabulate the winner until the very last class of the day pinned because there was only a few points difference in the top five placings. But at the end of the day it was all Carlton K!

Thank you to all the wonderful sponsors behind this award: Dianna Connelly Insurance Services, Kelsey King of American Mechanical Corp and Mikie Tracey Shepler with Ride the Ducks of Seattle. Lindsey Spurgeon with Voltaire Design, The Grange of Issaquah, Rocking ‘E’ Feeds and Denise Youell of Farpoint Farms,

Congratulations Elise Lombardi on Carlton K’s win!

Each winner received a crystal trophy commemorating their achievement, $100 Olson’s Tack Shop giftcard, a HIB Waterproof Championship Blanket. Plus $100 in show credit to use at any 2019 Cascade show.

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 2019!

  • Swiftwater Invitational | June 12-16, 2019| USEF National 2* rated competition
  • Alpine Preview |  June 19-23, 2019 | USEF National 2* rated competition
  • Pacific Crest Open  | July 10-14, 2019 | USEF Regional 1 2* rated competition
  • Pacific Outreach | July 15-16* 2019 (dates to be confirmed)
  • Cascade Finals | September 7-8, 2019 | USEF Regional 1 2* rated competition. USHJA Stirrup Cup Championship show & Cascade Circuit Cup Championship show

Photos courtesy of Gary Voth Photography & Holly Casner Photography

Announcing the Cascade Circuit Cup Awards

Success in any aspect of horse sports takes courage, commitment and a good bit of horse sense. The courage to trust your horse; the commitment to keep improving; the sense to know that these qualities matter most in showing. All of us at Cascade Horse Shows recognize that it takes similar courage and commitment whether competing in the 2’3” hunters or the 1.30m jumpers or any height in between.

It is with this spirit that we proudly announce the Cascade Circuit Cup Awards: championship awards bestowed upon the horses accumulating the most points in one of five categories over the full Cascade Horse Shows 2018 circuit:  Swiftwater Invitational, Alpine Preview, Pacific Crest Open, and Cascade Finals. And because every class at every height is included in points tallying, every horse is a contender.

The 5 Cascade Circuit Cup Awards

  1. Cascade Circuit Cup – USHJA Hunter DerbyPresented by Brick Road Farms
  2. Cascade Circuit Cup – Jumper 1.10m and up
  3. Cascade Circuit Cup – Jumper up to 1.05m
  4. Cascade Circuit Cup – Hunter 3’ and Up
  5. Cascade Circuit Cup – Hunter up to 2’9”

All awards will be announced and presented at the conclusion of the Cascade Finals show September 9th. Each winner will receive a trophy honoring the achievement, a $100 Olson’s Tack Shop gift card, and $100 in show credit to use at any 2019 Cascade show. Plus, winners will have the distinct possibility of making it onto the cover of Cascade Shows 2019 prize list and all the celebrity that comes along with that!

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 at the Cascade Finals: the final show of the 2018 Cascade Circuit.