ANDOVER — Ellis River Riders recently held their first two show weekends. Organizers have been very pleased with the volume of riders showing with the club.

“It’s great to see an influx in leadline and walk trot riders for both open and gymkhana shows,” said one club representative.

Ellis River Riders is a training-type club dedicated to the education, skill advancement and confidence building of all riders. It offers classes for all ages and further divided by skill level.

Its recent shows have proven it to be a fun, encouraging and friendly group which welcomes new members and riders at any time during the season.

Several riders use the club to further the training level of their green or new horse, while others come to practice and advance their own riding skills.

Complete information is available at www.ellisriverriders.com.

Shows are free to spectators. A food booth is available for all club shows. Classes start at $5.

Upcoming events include July 19-20 gymkhana shows, Aug. 2 gymkhana under the lights starting at 3 p.m., Aug. 3 pleasure/equitation/English/Western starting at 9 a.m. with judge Terry Adkins.

The website has full event listings, including shows and trail rides, benefit events for Angel Flight of NE (a murder mystery trail ride on Sept. 20), St. Jude’s trail ride, and a versatility clinic and challenge on Oct. 18 to benefit The Fight for Air, Boston Stair Climb, American Lung Association.

Recent results are as follows.

June 21, gymkhana

Leadline: champion, Evie Willer and MVA Kahlua N Cream; reserve, Reese Timberlake and MVA Kahlua N Cream.

Walk-trot: champion, Tommy Marchesseault and Merry Leggs; reserve, Gabrielle Smith and Beau’s Snazzy Story.

Youth novice: champion, Alexis Allegra and Beau’s Snazzy Story.

Youth: champion, Shaynah Seames and Rio Wolf Creek; reserve, Paige Gammon and Dually.

Adult novice: champion, Shelby Gammon, Bea Steady Doc; reserve, Kylie Schramm, Joe.

Adult: champion, Sam Lindley, Mouse; reserve, Kathi Kyes, Sach O’ Lena.

Open: champion, Shaynah Seames, Rio Wolf Creek; reserve, Sam Lindley, Mouse.

Pairs: champion, Sam Lindley, Mouse and Pam Tobin, Cody; reserve, Shaynah Seames, Rio Wolf Creek, and Paige Gammon, Dually.

June 22, open

Youth walk-trot: champion, Elicia Poisson, ABD The Big Chill; reserve, Olivia Seames, Rio Wolf Creek.

Youth English: champion, Hannah Plummer, Designated Dominatrix; reserve, Lexi Lloyd, Valley Brooks Vigil;

Adult English: champion, Jess Small, MVA Kahlua N Cream; reserve, Molly Nelson, The Understudy.

Youth Western: champion, Hannah Plummer, Designated Dominatrix; reserve, Shaynah Seames, How D Impress Me.

Adult Western: champion, Leslie Monroe, Coosations Comet; reserve, Pam Tobin, Cody.

Open: champion, Jess Small, MVA Kahlua N Cream; reserve, Hannah Plummer, Designated Dominatrix.

July 5, open

Youth walk-trot: champion, Gabrielle Smith, Just a Bit of Priz; reserve, Jena Feith, MVA Kahlua N Cream.

Youth English: champion, Paige Garcia, Red Fury; reserve, Lexi Lloyd, Valley Brooks Vigil.

Adult English: champion, Molly Nelson, The Understudy; reserve, Jess Small, MVA Kahlua N Cream.

Youth Western: champion, Shaynah Seames, How D Impress Me; reserve, Hannah Plummer, Designated Dominatrix.

Adult Western: champion, Leslie Monroe, Coosations Comet; reserve, Pam Tobin, Cody.

Open: champion, Lexi Lloyd, Valley Brooks Vigil; reserve, Paige Garcia, Red Fury.

July 6, gymkhana

Leadline: champion, Hannah Roche, Magic; reserve, Evie Willer, MVA Kahlua N Cream.

Walk-trot: champion, Tommy Marchesseault, Merry Leggs; reserve, Olivia Seames, Rio Wolf Creek.

Youth: champion, Shaynah Seames, Rio Wolf Creek; reserve, Paige Gammon, Dually.

Adult novice: champion, Shelby Gammon, Bea Steady Doc; reserve, Randy Grondin, Duke.

Adult: champion, Keely Padham, Joe; reserve, Sam Lindley, Mouse.

Open: champion, Denise Eastman, Colonel’s Dual Boon; reserve, Shaynah Seames, Rio Wolf Creek.

Pairs: champion, Sam Lindley, Mouse, and Pam Tobin, Cody; reserve, Shaynah Seames, Rio Wolf Creek, and Paige Garcia, Colonel’s Dual Boon.


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