Rerouting in 2020 - Casanova-Warrenton Pony Club Jumper Shows
The weather looks perfect for the final Casanova Warrenton Pony Club Jumper Show taking place this Sunday, November 8th. Click here to enter.
Each year, Twilight Polo attendees are greeted by the smiling faces of the Casanova-Warrenton Pony Club (CWPC) who manage the parking on all 17 nights of the polo season as their major annual fundraiser. With COVID-19’s disruption of the polo season, CWPC faced a major deficit.
As the restrictions in Northern Virginia eased, CWPC District Commissioner Angie Cooney approached Great Meadow with an idea - to host an educational and welcoming schooling jumper show series in Great Meadow’s Fleming Farm Arena.
The first show took place on August 9th. The ring ran from 8 AM to 5 PM, with riders from across the disciplines enjoying an excellent course on world-class Attwood Equestrian Surfaces footing.
Following the very successful August Jumper Show, Casanova Warrenton Pony Club changed the format slightly, adding a second course in what is traditionally the warmup arena for their October 17th show. The two rings ran simultaneously, offering ground poles to 2’3” in the small arena and 2’6” and up in the main arena.
Of the October event, Clare Mansmann owner and manager of Pacific Farms, Inc. said, “We had such a wonderful time at the CWPC-MOC Schooling Jumper Show. As a coach with varying levels of students and horses, the two arenas running concurrently was an efficient dream come true. The courses were great and warm-up was spacious and easy. Everyone had a blast and came home with fun prizes, great pictures, and big smiles! We will definitely be back!”
Pacific Farms, Inc. had a great group of horses & students across the levels. Photos ©Kira Topeka/Topeka Custom Design & Photo.
These shows are entirely volunteer run and offer an excellent opportunity for young Pony Club members to learn about setting a showjumping course course, measuring distances between fences and the amount of work required to make events possible.
“We have had an amazing response to the schooling shows so far and are excited to continue to work with Great Meadow and the community to offer more schooling opportunities,” said Angie Cooney, District Commissioner of the Casanova Warrenton Pony Club and organizer of the show series. “Being able to teach our Pony Club members the importance of volunteering and working with other local entities such as Great Meadow is an important aspect of being a Pony Club member as we strive to keep land open and available for all equestrian related activities.”
The weather looks perfect for the final Casanova Warrenton Pony Club Jumper Show taking place this Sunday, November 8th. Click here to enter. A special thank you to Farm Credit of Virginia for sponsoring prizes for all three of the 2020 Casanova Warrenton Pony Club Jumper Shows.
Plans are underway for the 2021 Casanova-Warrenton Pony Club Jumper Show Series and dates will be posted soon on the Great Meadow calendar. If you are interested in getting involved with the Casanova-Warrenton Pony Club or the jumper shows, please contact District Commissioner Angie Cooney here.