Callan Solem Show Stables Proves Victorious at Vermont Summer Festival
Chester Springs, PA –August 10, 2010 – For the second week in a row, Callan Solem Show Stables scored multiple wins at the Vermont Summer Festival. The Manchester and the Mountains week was held August 4-8, 2010 and Solem took home two tricolor ribbons with her top mounts and scored the second place prize during Thursday’s Welcome Stake aboard Magic Cruise.
Solem garnered the 1.30m Open Jumper Championship with her newest mount, Bianca Van Het Scheef Kasteel. The pair earned a first place ribbon and a second place ribbon during the week’s competition to take home the championship honors.
“This is only our second show with Bianca so it’s very exciting,” commented Solem. “She keeps getting better and more relaxed after traveling from Europe. She jumped really great and the partnership just keeps growing stronger.” This past week Solem also showed April Showers, owned by Tracey Blumberg, in the First Year Green Working Hunter division. The pair was awarded a first place ribbon, two second place ribbons, and a third place ribbon to win the reserve championship rosette. “April Showers was fantastic this week,” said Solem. “She’s really ready for a junior or amateur rider now as she continues to prove her talent
at each horse show.”
On Thursday, Solem competed in the $10,000 Five Seasons/Lilly Pulitzer Welcome Stake with Magic Cruise. The course proved to be very technical, but after completing two clear efforts the pair was awarded the second place honors. “It was a great course and Magic Cruise jumped so well,” noted Solem. “I feel more comfortable with her every time I ride her. She is extremely talented and did a great job this week.” Solem will next travel to the Hampton Classic, held August 29-September 5, 2010, in Bridgehampton, NY. Callan Solem Show Stables is a hunter / jumper / equitation operation based in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, headed by international grand prix rider Callan Solem For more information about Callan Solem and Callan Solem Show Stables, please call 610-827-9003.