Written by: Kendall Bierer
Client: SBS Farms, Ltd. http://www.thebtrc.org/
Release Date: 2016-07-19
Buffalo, NY – July 19, 2016 – With the 2016 USHJA Derby Championships only one month away, there is no time for the SBS Farms team to stay out of the saddle. During the 2016 Vermont Summer Festival, championship tri-colors were abundant.
Candid captured the reserve championship in the Conformation Hunters with Kristy McCormack Hererra, and The Exchange took the reserve tri-color in the First Year Working Hunters. McCormack also rode Savannah, owned by Sharon O’Neill, to a strong finish in the Pre-Green Hunters.
The success continued for the SBS Farms team during the 2016 Chagrin Hunter Jumper Classic. Zoe Schabb competed in the Children’s Pony Hunter division, and won two over fences classes as well as was awarded the third place with Lucky Charm, owned by the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center. Her ribbons proved good enough for the Large Children’s Pony Hunter Reserve Championship.
Fellow barn mate, Molly Gfroerer took the Short Stirrup Championship with two first place finishes, two thirds and the fourth, while Adison Basile and Silver Icing won very good ribbons in the Short Stirrup division. Alicia Heberle and Gunsmoke RHF, owned by Joan Burke, won the 5-year-old Young Jumpers.
SBS Farms will continue to show throughout the summer, with the next stop being HITS Saugerties.
Based out of Buffalo, NY, SBS Farms’ Susie Schoellkopf and Jennifer Alfano run one of the foremost show hunter training operations in the country, and travel nationwide to compete in the nation’s most prestigious horse shows.
SBS Farms, Inc. continues the proud tradition of the Saddle and Bridle Club as one of the top show stables in the northeast.
Schoellkopf is also the Executive Director of the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center, which houses both The Buffalo Equestrian Center as well as SBS Farms. Built in 1922, the 160-stall facility is a historical landmark, with its unique English Tudor and Gothic-style architecture.