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Congratulations!
Bennett Farms riders who represented their schools at the
Saddle Seat and Western School League Horse Show Competition

 
 
Alex rides for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, FSHA
Alex Bernstien
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
1st place Varsity Saddleseat Equitation, 2nd place Pleasure Horsemanship
     
 

The Saddleseat and Western School League of Greater Los Angeles conducts United States Equestrian Federation, USEF licensed Saddleseat and Western show competition. The next Saddleseat and Western School League (SWSL), horse show competition is scheduled for February 5, 2012.

 
 
 
 

Madeleine Currer, Mayfield Senior School Saddleseat Equestrian
Madeleine Currer
Mayfield Senior School
1st place Junior Varsity Saddleseat Equitation and Saddleseat Pleasure Horsemanship

 
     
 

The Saddleseat and Western School League (SWSL) is a non-profit corporation founded to promote and oversee equestrian competition involving riders in grades 7 thru 12. The SWSL is a newly formed equestrian group and proudly, one of a limited number of USEF affiliates.

 
 
 
Isabelle, The Buckley School Saddleseat Equestrian
Isabelle Gatti
The Buckley School
1st place Freshman Saddleseat Equitation & Pleasure Horsemanship
1st place Novice Western Equitation and Western Horsemanship
 
     
 

SWSL will host 4 USEF licensed shows per school year and offer Saddle Seat and Western disciplines in four skill levels. Saddleseat will offer Equitation and Pleasure Horsemanship. Western will also offer Equitation and Horsemanship classes.

 
     
 
Isabella, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
Isabelle De Cardenas
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
1st place Novice Saddleseat Equitation
2nd place Western Equitation and Western Horsemanship

 
     
 

The purpose of Saddleseat and Western School League competition is to provide team recognition for Junior and Senior high school students who ar involved in Saddleseat and Western riding programs and to promote the sport as an interscholastic team activity.

 
 
Lauren, Westridge School Saddleseat Equestrian
Lauren Snyder
Westridge School
1st placeVarsity Saddleseat Pleasure Horsemanship, 2nd place Saddleseat Equitation

     
 

.The SWSL encourages the development of superior riding skills and develops athletes for regional and national competitions in equestrian sports. Bennett Farms is proud to have Sharon Grosshans, senior saddleseat equitation instructor, on our staff to teach SWSL riders to successfully compete in these USEF licensed "youth" horse show competitions.

 
     
 
Reba, Burbank High School
Reba Ross,
Burbank High School
2nd Junior Varsity Saddleseat Equitation and Pleasure Horsemanship
2nd Western Pleasure Horsemanship

 
     
 

Sharon has more than 20 years experience as an equitation instructor in the San Gabriel Valley and through her combined efforts with USEF, has implemented this program for the children of the greater Los Angeles area. Sharon's success has been demonstrated by the fact that each of her students earned first place ribbons in every class that they entered at the first horse show of the 2009/2010 school year.

 
     
 
Sara, Laurel Hall School Saddleseat Equestrian
Sara Carrillo
Laurel Hall School
2nd place Freshman Saddleseat Equitation and Pleasure Horsemanship
 
     
 

"Bennett Farms is a quality barn with excellent horses in a premier location." says Grosshans. "You are always warmly welcomed here. I really enjoy working with such a professional team developing exceptional riders. "Bennett Farms also offer all levels of horses to reach your goal from the beginner to the advanced rider as presented in photographs on the pages of our web site.

 
     
 
Tessa, Alverno High School Saddleseat Equestrian
Tessa Brandstater
Alverno High School
3rd place Saddleseat Pleasure Horsemanship, 4th place Saddleseat Equitation
 
     
 

If you are interested in representing your school, now to the time to start training and Bennett Farms is the best equestrian training facility in the greater Los Angeles area.

 
     
 
Sarah Jayne, The Buckley School Saddleseat Equestrian
Sarah Jayne Johnson
The Buckley School
3rd place Junior Varsity Saddleseat Equitation and Pleasure Horsemanship
 
     
 
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