On Sunday, Cricket Hill held its annual Holiday Extravaganza, a fun and festive show for our riders here at the farm. This year, we invited our friends from Sky Farm to join us! Everyone enjoyed the day with each other and brought plenty of goodies to share for the pot luck. We began at 9:30 with the cross rails class. Everyone rode very well, and we ended with Mia DiPeri of Sky Farm, riding Prestige, in fourth place, Marie Devecchio of Sky Farm, also riding Prestige, in third, and Lulu Levy on Ray in second place. The winner of the cross rails class was Cameron Kohls riding Sunshine!
The 2 foot course ended up being very exciting, with three bareback riders tying for fourth place! Jazz McClure was on Simon, Brenna Foley on Beau, and Lily Becker of Sky Farm riding Spot. In third place, we had Cameron Kohls on Sunshine. In second was Kaya Oner of Sky Farm on Lefty, and the winner was Chelsea Navudo of Sky Farm riding Chance!
The trot poles course was a tricky one, but all of the riders were successful and had excellent rides! In fourth place, we had Mia Emy riding Ray, followed by Michael DiPeri of Sky Farm, riding Peanut Butter, in third place. In second place, we had Dean Warfield of Sky Farm on Peanut Butter. The first prize ribbon was awarded to Paris Levy riding Mickey Blue Eyes!
Some of our jumpers participated in a fun game called Block Elimination, which ended with Lily Becker of Sky Farm in first place! She was able to jump one block on her horse, Spot, and she was bareback!
The show continued with a few rounds of pony games, which brought out the competitive side of the kids and ponies. They had a blast racing through weaving blocks and playing around-the-world. Games ended with a race to get carrot presents, which was the ponies’ favorite game.
Our fabulous Holiday Extravaganza ended with a festive costume parade, and musical freestyle performances to songs like Let It Snow, Dominic the Donkey, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Everyone had a great time, and we, at Cricket Hill, would like to thank everyone for coming to celebrate and for all the help in running the event!