Team Timeless Win With Perfect 10s!

19 04 2010

Robin and George with the line-up of celebrity riders and trainers.

A great time was had by all at ARIAT Jumping with the Stars! at the Midwest Horse Fair! A record Sunday crowd was there to cheer on their favorite celebrities smartly dressed in Ariat apparel and boots and Troxel helmets. John Flint from 96.3 Star Country, trained by Andi Bill from the Hoofer Riding Club was first on course and rode a very respectable course on Bailey. His on-air partner, Tammy Lee hosted with the judges. She said later  that she was so proud John, she got a little choked up. Three-time Olympic runner, Suzy Favor Hamilton coached by Pam Prince of Meinpferde Farm and  her horse, Iphicles made it clear just how much fun she was having. Kidd O’Shea from 99.1 WMYX demonstrated his natural talent, trained by Kathleen Caya from Cheska Farm, navigating Tyler around the course in a workmanlike way. Then Leigh Mills from NBC 15 on Stand By Me, wowed the judges and the crowd with a polished round,

Suzy Favor Hamilton beams after her ride.

earning perfect 10s! Her trainer, Stephanie Veloff Histed from Timeless Farm, called her a prodigy as she brimmed with pride. After the text votes, which counted for 30%, were tallied with the judges scores, counting for 70%, Leigh and Stephanie came out on top to win the trophy, Arc de Triomphe bridle and bragging rights. All the other riders and trainers received medals for their hard work, including Connie Kellie from the Connie and Fish Show on Z104 and 97.3 The Brew, who had to drop out due to a non-riding related injury and her trainer Kate Bomgaars Reuter from Newstone Farm. Olympic Gold Medalist Speedskater, Casey FitzRandolph and and his trainer, Carrie Zander from PrairieSun Stables had also dropped out due to Casey’s knee surgery, but were on hand to say hello to the crowd and help with the award ceremony.

ARIAT Jumping with the Stars! distinguished judges panel included jumper judge, horse show manager and announcer, Oliver Kennedy, University of Wisconsin Equestrian Team Coach and Hunter/Jumper trainer, Mark Aplin, and well-known Hunter/Jumper trainer, Ginny Dvorak.

Leigh Mills and Stand by Me.

The accomplished trio of hosts who led the event were Today’s TMJ4 Milwaukee Anchor and Reporter, George Mallet riding Dallas, generously donated for his use by Kathleen Caya and Cheska Farm, veteran radio personality and horse show announcer, Robin Ellis, and Tammy Lee from 96.3 Star Country.

During the award presentation Kylee Carolfi Malik introduced Jill Vance and her son, and Kade Vance. Kade’s life was saved at American Family Children’s Hospital in 2004 after injuries sustained in a serious car accident. Kade gave a touching “Thank You” to the participants and presented the trophy to Leigh Mills.

There’s still time to donate online on your favorite teams behalf to American Family Children’s Hospital! You have until Friday the April 23rd at 5:00 pm. To donate click here.

George, Leigh, Stephanie and Kidd.

John Flint and Bailey are on the same wavelength.

John and Bailey on the same wavelength!

Casey FitzRandolph, Carrie Zander, Kate Bomgaars Reuter and Connie Kellie.

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Team John Gives a Preview to Benefit American Children’s Family Hospital

12 04 2010

Andi and Bailey

On a gorgeous sunny day at the Hoofer Equestrian Center, Team John, made up of  John Flint, of  96.3 Star

Silent auction goodies.

Country’s John and Tammy in the Morning, Andi Bill, Head Instructor of the Hoofer Riding Club and Bailey, the sweetest aged Holsteiner you’d ever want to meet, put on an exhibition ride, meet and greet and silent auction to benefit American Family Children’s Hospital. Hoofer Riding Club President, Sarah Springborn and John and Andi welcomed the crowd. Then everyone took a walk up the hill to the outdoor arena. John’s on-air partner Tammy Lee arrived in time to see John show what he’s been learning in his lessons. All cheered as John walked, trotted, cantered and jumped a course similar to what he’ll jump next week at the Midwest Horse Fair.

John works the crowd.

Up the hill to the ring.

Afterwards, the silent auction heated up and cake was served. John thought it was only right that Bailey have a little cake! About $400 was raised in donations and silent auction sales. The ARIAT Jumping with the Stars! team that raises the most funds, has an additional $5,000 donated to American Family Children’s Hospital in their name by the Midwest Horse Fair. The race is on! To donate on behalf of your favorite ARIAT Jumping with the Stars! celebrity click here.

John and Bailey over the crossrails.

Tammy with water and camera at the ready.

Team John's fans ringside.





Trainer Profile: Pam Prince

4 04 2010

Pam Prince

Pam Prince and her partner, Phil Meinholz run Meinpferde Farm in Deerfield, WI. Together, they run a busy riding school and breeding program. Not only does Pam devote much her time to teaching and training, she also is  a Geneticist at the University of Wisconsin and a mom! Pam is training 3-time Olympian, Suzy Favor Hamilton, for ARIAT Jumping with the Stars at the Midwest Horse Fair on Sunday, April 18th.

On a recent visit, Pam introduced many of her horses. It is obvious Pam has a big heart. Her herd includes some rescues mixed in with the warmbloods.

 

Pam, Suzy and Lara

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Meinpferde Farm’s rolling hills provide a relaxed atmosphere to learn and enjoy horses. Sable and Seamus, the Meinpferde Farm dogs, announce your arrival with enthusiasm!

Sable peers into the indoor arena.

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Don’t forget to support your favorite celebrity team and American Family Children’s Hospital by visiting:

http://ourkids.uwhealth.org/jumping





Team Timeless: On Track

17 03 2010

Kylee from American Family Children's Hospital.

Kylee Carolfi Malik from American Family Children’s Hospital stopped by Timeless Farm to say hello to Stephanie Veloff Histed and her Ariat Jumping with the Stars! celebrity, Leigh Mills. Don’t forget to donate for your celebrity/trainer team by going to our.uwhealth.org/jumping and use the drop down box to enter your favorite Ariat Jumping with the Stars! celebrity.

Leigh brings Dan in from the paddock.

Leigh is having a blast. She is hooked and sees herself continuing on with the sport after the Midwest Horse Fair competition.  She has learned to groom Dan and  get him ready. Stephanie and the Timeless Farm crew are really enjoying Leigh’s enthusiasm. This team wants to win!

Team Timeless