Heavenly and Julie McDonell Take Home Reserve Champion at The Royal

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Julie McDonell and Heavenly, owned by MarBill Hill Farm take home reserve champion at The Royal! The pair were Grand Hunter Champion in 2017, securing their spot for this years competition. Therefore the team only competed a few weeks this summer due to conflicting schedules. But that didn’t stop this team from excelling and preforming to a top level! Congratulations Julie!

Sam Walker and Waldo win the 2018 ASPCA Maclay Finals

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Sam and Waldo made history becoming the 3 male to win the coveted Maclay Finals championship. Sam also became the 4th Canadian rider to ever win. Besting a field of 175 riders, Sam went on to flat phase, where the top 25 riders are brought back to flat then a second round of jumping. The top 6 riders are then taken back for the final testing, where Sam sealed his win! Special thanks to the entire team at North Run for all their assistant, and to Missy Clarke, and John Brennan who not only train Sam, but own the talented Waldo.

Acardi Wins Final Grand Prix of the Summer

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Acardi took home top honours Saturday night in the final Grand Prix of the summer. The class only saw 2 clear first rounds, leaving Acardi as the only horse to finish double clear! Super finish for an awesome summer with this horse producing numerous clear rounds in the grand prix level, including the 2* Grand Prix’s, which was his rider Sam Walkers first year at that level.

Houdini and Sam Walker Sweep CET Regionals

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CET Medal Regionals took place last week at Caledon Equestrian Park, where Sam Walker and Houdini continued their winning ways! The phase consisted of a flat/gymnastic phase, which the pair took home top honours. The next phase was the jumping phase, which proved to be no match, keeping the pair on top with just a ride off between the overall top 6 riders. The ride off had riders go in reverse order, leaving Sam and Houdini to complete the shortened track last. The pair won the 3 phase to secure their spot at CET Finals at The Royal Winter Fair! Very proud of Houdini winning every equitation class this summer, his first summer competing in the equitation divisions!

Acardi and Sam Walker finish 4th in the FEI 2* Kubota Triple Crown

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Super Saturday night for Sam Walker and his own Acardi Du Houssoit Z finishing 4th in the FEI 2* $70,200. The pair jumped a super clear in the first round, where only 5 horses jumped clean over the difficult track! The Saturday night class was part of the Kubota Triple Crown, where during after Phase 2 Sam was positioned 5, with one more phase remaining. Not to be outdone young horse Coralissa, owned by MarBill Hill Farm also had a top 10 finish in the difficult Saturday Night Lights class! 

Coralissa Wins Phase 1 of the U25 at Angelstone

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Coralissa took the win in phase 1 of the U25 series at Angelstone Tournaments. The 8yr old mare piloted by Sam Walker was double clear to secure the win! The combination also went on to finish 2nd behind Olympian Leslie Howard in the Modified Grand Prix! Super first week back showing for both Coralissa and Sam since North American Youth Championships. This pair is scheduled to competed in the FEI 2* event this week at Angelstone Tournaments.

Team Bronze for Canada and Sam Walker

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Super Nations Cup day at North American Youth Championships (NAYC), with Team Canada finishing in Bronze Medal position! Sam Piloted MarBill Hill Farm's Coralissa to a clear 2nd round for the team to secure the 3rd place finish! Sam and Coralissa also had an unlucky rail in the Individual Final which still resulted in 7th place individually. Super first time at NAYC for Sam, and young talent Coralissa, one of the youngest horses competing.