Meyerhoff Show Horses

By Meyerhoff Show Horses 

The start of the show season has been very busy for Meyerhoff Show Horses! Just a few weeks ago, Bobby took on the Plantation Field International competition with both Fortuna and Rascal Rap. Both horses contested the CIC2* division and after a long trip they settled in great at the fantastic venue. Everything from the weather, to the hospitality was top-notch and both horses stepped up to the plate and performed fantastically.

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Rascal Rap strutting his stuff at Plantation
PC: Callie Heroux

Bobby kicked off the weekend early on Wednesday and put in a superb test with Rascal Rap to score a 40.6 to sit in fourth in their division. Fortuna danced in the dressage arena on Thursday and tried extremely hard to earn a very respectable score as well. Both horses then show jumped extremely well with Fortuna jumping clean and Rascal Rap having one unfortunate rail over a very challenging course.

While Fortuna got her turn on the cross country course Sunday, Rascal Rap headed out of the start box first on Saturday. He had a fantastic round jumping clear and fast to hang onto his fourth place position. Bobby was thrilled with him and was looking forward to tackling the course again with Fortuna the next day.

On Sunday, Fortuna put on her game face and had a super round as well to come in clean and under the time to finish the weekend on her dressage score and bring home a top 10 finish! It was a great weekend for both horses, and Bobby couldn't have been more happy with them.

Now, Bobby will begin to prepare for the fall CCI's. Currently, Rascal Rap is entered in the CCI2* national championship at Fair Hill International, Bobby is extremely excited to compete at this prestigious event. He will be spending the next few weeks fine tuning his dressage, show jumping and cross country riding at home and riding some youngsters before tackling the big event. 

These past few weeks have been very busy for Meyerhoff Show Horses! After Danica returned from the Atlanta Summerfest show, Bobby packed up and made the long drive up to Richland, Michigan for the Richland Park International Horse Trials. This trip is always worth the drive, as Richland is truly a destination event on the summer/fall calendar, and he was thrilled to be back here.

 

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Cooling Rascal off is a team effort!

Bobby rode both Fortuna and Rascal Rap in the CIC2* division at Richland. After their great trips at the Windridge Horse Trials earlier in the month, both horses felt ready for the week ahead! They handled the trip well and kicked off the competition with gorgeous dressage tests to start the week on a high note, and both jumped clear show jumping rounds to put themselves in a fantastic position heading into cross country!

While Bobby elected to withdraw Fortuna before cross country and save her for another day, Rascal Rap stepped up to the challenge and tackled the course with ease. He jumped clear and only added a handful of time penalties to his dressage score to finish in fourth place in a massive division! Bobby was so proud of how well Rascal Rap handled the challenging course. It was a great kick off to the fall season, and Bobby is excited to see what's to come for these exciting youngsters.

As they celebrate their weekend, Bobby and Danica would like to extend a huge thank you to all of Meyerhoff Show Horses’ owners, sponsors, friends, family, and everyone who has supported them along the way. They’re excited to continue sharing their journey with each and every one of you!

 

Danica flying at Charleston!

Danica cleaned up at the Charleston Summer Classic horse show. This was her first experience at this signature summer event of the Charleston area, and she was incredibly impressed. All of the horses enjoyed the venue, and she couldn't have asked for a better setting so close to the beach! 

To start off her week, Danica rode her own Casanova II to a first and a third place finish in the 1.15 meter jumpers. This talented gelding was jumping out of his skin, and Danica was thrilled to be along for the ride. 

Danica also rode the European Warmblood Stallion Zenturm's EWSZ Mozart in the 1.10 meter classes, and he came home with a first and third as well! This talented horse is really coming into his own, and she can't wait to see what the future holds for him. He showed his class in Charleston, that is for sure!

To finish out the show, Danica and Dunlavin's Token enjoyed two trips in the 1.20 meter classes and picked up a first and a second place! It was easy to tell how excited Token was to be back in the show ring, and he tried his heart out for Danica as he always does. It was just icing on the cake of an already great week to be back in action with her partner. They will definitely be back to this super venue!

In addition to her great competition results, Danica and Bobby have been hard at work at home with their young horses, who have all been progressing enormously. They are both so proud, and they can't wait to show off this talented group of youngsters in the ring when the time is right. Check out what Cece thinks of crossrails - that's scope! 

Bobby has also been teaching clinics in both Michigan and Kentucky and has really enjoyed seeing all the participants' progress. One of his favorite things to do is teach and it is so rewarding to be able to teach such talented riders. It sure has been a fun summer!

Up next for Danica was the big Atlanta Summerfest horse show at the gorgeous Chattahoochee Hills Horse Park in Fairburn, Georgia. It is a venue which Bobby and Danica frequently compete at, and she was looking forward to returning! Danica had another incredible week and was thrilled with all of her mounts. Cass jumped a few more clears in the 1.15 meter classes and brought home two second place finishes in his classes! Token also took home multiple top placings including a second place in the Grand Prix! What a weekend! 

As Danica showed at Atlanta Summerfest, Bobby was excited to compete at the Windridge Horse Trials last weekend! He rode Fortuna and Cabin Master both to wins in their Preliminary and Training divisions respectively. It was the perfect way to kick off the fall season and prepare for the upcoming Richland Park Horse Trials. While it is going to be a long drive to Richland, Michigan for the Richland Park Horse Trials where he is excited to ride both Fortuna and Rascal Rap in the CIC2*. He looking forward to competing at both incredible venues and is excited for the next few weeks. 

As they celebrate the past few weeks and prepare for the weeks ahead, Bobby and Danica would like to extend a huge thank you to all of Meyerhoff Show Horses’ owners, sponsors, friends, family, and everyone who has supported them along the way. They’re excited to continue sharing their journey with each and every one of you!

Token looking incredible at Atlanta Summerfest!

 

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