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  • Over the Hill Farm Starts 2007 with a Bang at Jacksonville International Horse Show

Over the Hill Farm swept many of the Pony Hunter championships. Shawn Cassidy got the ride on Kiss the Rain, owned by Anne Gardner, and was champion in the Medium Pony Hunters.

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  • Jacksonville National Horse Show

New to the Over the Hill Farm team is 11 year old Shawn Cassidy of Knoxville, TN. Cassidy rode Miss Australia for owner Lauren Hogan to the championship in the Small Pony Hunters. Another Hogan-owned entry, Fashion Talk, won high ribbons in every class of the Medium Green Pony Hunters. On Kiss the Rain, owned by Anne Gardner, Cassidy finished as the reserve champion in the Medium Pony Hunters.

“Shawn is a great rider,” Schaub remarked. “He puts all the ponies to sleep when he gets on, so he’s great for the green ponies!”


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  • Bill Schaub's Over the Hill Farm at HITS Ocala Winter Circuit

Shawn Casady and Miss Australia, winners in the Small Pony Hunters at the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit.Shawn Casady and Miss Australia, winners in the Small Pony Hunters at the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit.

Up-and-coming pony rider Shawn Casady of Tennessee piloted Miss Australia for owner Lauren Hogan to the reserve championship in the Small Pony Hunters and won the $1,000 Small Pony Hunter Classic. He also rode Medium Pony Hunters Dark Star, owned by Kathleen Mahoney, and Keep a Secret, owned by Elizabeth Mahoney, to top ribbons. In week two, Casady and Dark Star were first and second over fences to take the reserve championship in the Medium Ponies, and they were second in the Medium Pony Hunter Classic. These top ribbons gave Casady the Best Child Rider (pony) Award for the second week.

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  • Bill Schaub's Over the Hill Farm at HITS Ocala Masters Shawn Casady, Best Pony Rider, and Kiss the Rain, Medium Pony Hunter champions at HITS Ocala Masters

Shawn Casady, Best Pony Rider, and Kiss the Rain, Medium Pony Hunter champions at HITS Ocala Masters.

Shawn Casady of Tennessee was the talented young rider that was given the title of Best Pony Rider by the judges. Casady and Kiss the Rain, owned by Anne Gardner, won two classes and were champion in the Medium Pony Hunters. Casady won a class in the same division on Dark Star, owned by Kathleen Mahoney, and he rode to first place in the $1,000 Medium Pony Hunter Classic on Keep a Secret, owned by Elizabeth Mahoney. Casady also won the $1,000 Small Pony Hunter Classic on Miss Australia, owned by Lauren Hogan.

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  • Over the Hill Farm Wins Seven HITS Ocala Winter Circuit Tricolors
     

Over the Hill Farm Wins Seven HITS Ocala Winter Circuit Tricolors
Casady, Read and Hogan Win Best Rider Titles in Final Week of Competition

Ocala, FL – March 22, 2007 – The HITS Ocala Winter Series wrapped up competition last week and Over the Hill Farm, led by Bill Schaub of Sanford, FL, finished strong. Riders brought home one champion and six reserve champion circuit awards.

Shawn Casady of Tennessee piloted Dark Star for Kathleen Mahoney to the reserve circuit championship in the Medium Pony Hunters. In the last week, the Ocala Winter Finals, Casady was named Best Pony Rider.

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  • Tricolors at Winter Equestrian Festival in Tampa

Shawn Casady, Over the Hill Farm’s up-and-coming pony rider, had a great week. He swept the Medium Pony Hunter division. Dark Star, owned by Kathleen Mahoney, was champion in the division, and Far Niente’s Cloudy Bay was reserve champion. Casady also rode Godiva for Far Niente Equine to top ribbons in the division.

In the Large Pony Hunters, Casady catch-rode three ponies to ribbons: Grey Goose, owned by Far Niente, Anne Gardner’s Showboat and Fancy Pants, owned by Victoria Lee.

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  • Shawn Casady of Over the Hill Farm Named Best Child Rider at Upperville Colt and Horse Show

Shawn Casady of Over the Hill Farm Named Best Child Rider at Upperville Colt and Horse ShowUpperville, VA - June 13, 2007 - At this year’s prestigious Upperville Colt and Horse Show, Shawn Casady of Tennessee had a phenomenal week. Casady trains with Bill Schaub at Over the Hill Farm of Sanford, FL. Casady rode seven ponies to ribbons and tricolors and was named the Best Child Rider on a Pony this year.

In the Small Pony Hunter division, Casady rode Blue Crush for owner Annastelle Cohen. Blue Crush won two classes and was named the champion of the division. Casady won the Medium Pony Hunter championship on Dark Star, a Kathleen Mahoney-owned entry. Also in the Medium Ponies, Casady rode Unexpected, owned by Jimmy and Danielle Torano, to ribbons in every class. Casady was first, third and fifth in the Green Pony Hunters on Katie Dinan LLC’s First Impression.

Casady rode three ponies in the Large Pony Hunter division. Cedar Springs Pen Pal, owned by Tyler Green, was second, third, fourth, fifth and fifth, while Anne Gardner’s Showboat was third and fourth. Grey Goose, a Far Niente LLC-owned entry, was third, fourth and fifth as well.

“Shawn had a fantastic week,” said Schaub. “He has been riding excellently this whole year and just keeps improving.”


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  • Over the Hill Farm Triumph for 11 Tricolors at Atlanta Summer Classic Horse Show.

Conyers, GA - June 26, 2007 - At last week’s Atlanta Summer Classic Horse Show, Over the Hill Farm led the way to 11 tricolor ribbons. Trained by Bill Schaub of Sanford, FL, the riders had an amazing week of competition.

Shawn Casady of Tennessee dominated the pony hunters and equitation. On Blue Crush, owned by Annastella Cohen, he was the reserve champion in the Small Pony Hunters. Also in the Small division, Casady rode Another Beau, owned by Schaub and the JEB Group, to victory in the Small Pony Hunter Classic.

First Impression, a Katie Dinan LLC-owned entry, won three classes in both the Medium and Medium Green Pony Hunters. This gave the talented pony the championship in both divisions.

Casady rode three ponies in the Large division to top ribbons: Anne Gardner’s Showboat, Far Niente LLC’s Grey Goose and Cedar Springs Pen Pal, owned by Tyler Greene. In the Pony Equitation, Casady was almost unbeatable, winning the Green, Medium and Large equitation classes. He was also champion in the unrestricted Children’s/Pony Hunter division on Lucky You, owned by Bill Schaub.


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  • The Chronicle of the Horse  –  June 22, 2007

Mollie Bailey and Joshua A. Walker - “Republished by permission of The Chronicle of the Horse.  Visit www.chronofhorse.com to subscribe."

Casady Conquers the Pony Ring

Shawn Casady only met trainer Bill Schaub in December, but since thenCasady Conquers the Pony Ring he’s been positively taking over pony divisions everywhere he goes. At Upperville, Casady earned the small pony championship aboard Annastelle Cohen’s Blue Crush and the medium championship aboard Annastelle Cohen’s Blue Crush and the medium championship on Kathleen Mahoney’s Dark Star. 

“Back in November I got an e-mail from Sue Riggs about a talented and hard-working young rider,” recalled Schaub. “Shawn came down and took a lesson, and everything took off from there.” 

Casady spent the winter competing with Schaub on the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit (Fla.) riding whatever he could. He finished the winter with the reserve circuit championship in the medium pony hunter division aboard Dark Star. 

Casady’s easy way with the ponies and excellent work ethic haven’t gone unnoticed. Sale ponies are lining up around the block for the Kingston, Tenn., native to show. In addition to Blue Crush and Dark Star, he won consistent ribbons in the medium ponies aboard Jimmy and Danielle Torano’s unexpected and Katie Dinan’s First Impression, and in the large ponies with Far Niente Equine’s Grey Goose, Tyler Green’s Cedar Springs Pen Pal, and Anne Gardner’s Show Boat.

The judges rewarded Casady’s strong performances with Best Child Rider on a pony Honors. The enthusiastic 12-year old doesn’t seem fazed by his success. “It’s cool to ride all the different ponies,” said Casady. “Someday I’d like to give jumpers a try, but I’ll probably end up doing hunters for a while still.”

None of this would have been possible without the dedication of Casady’s family. Shawn’s father, David, is a pilot and flies to visit the rest of the family when they’re training with Schaub or on the road showing. Ann homeschools Shawn and his sister Sydney, squeezing in lessons whenever she can. Though Sydney doesn’t show seriously, she loves to ride and help at the barn, and does her part to help out by jogging or hacking Shawn’s ponies at the shows.

“Bill always has something positive to say to Shawn, even when things don’t go well,” said Ann. “He listens to his input and works with him. The two just work great together.”

For his own part, Schaub has high hopes for his newest student. “Shawn is fantastic. He really is a great, great talent and a very hard worker,” said Schaub. “When they’re at the farm he’ll happily ride 10 or 15 ponies a day. He’s just an amazing kid.”

 

  • Over the Hill Farm Finishes Atlanta Summer Classic Series with Six Tricolors

Shawn Casady rode Annastella Cohen’s Blue Crush to first place in the Small Pony Hunter Classic. Casady nearly swept the equitation when he won in the Small, Medium and Green Pony Equitation classes.

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  • Over the Hill Farm Dominates Competition at Biltmore Summer Classic Horse Show

Shawn Casady of Kingston, TN, was the star pony rider of the week. On Unexpected, owned by Jimmy and Danielle Torano, he was champion in the Medium Pony Hunters. He also took the reserve championship in the Medium Ponies on Kathleen Mahoney’s Dark Star. Dark Star and Casady won the Medium Pony Hunter Classic and won the reserve champion ‘Medium Grand Kahuna Pony’ award. On First Impression, owned by Katie Dinan LLC, Casady was reserve champion in the Medium Green Pony Hunters and won the reserve ‘Small/Medium Green Grand Kahuna Pony’ award. He and Anne Gardner’s Showboat were reserve champions in the Large Pony Hunters and won the champion ‘Large Grand Kahuna Pony’ award.

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  • Over the Hill Farm's Shawn Cassidy Dominates Pony Hunter Divisions at Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show I

Shawn Cassidy, of Kingston, TN, was the one to beat in the pony hunter divisions. In the Small/Medium Green Pony Hunter division, Cassidy rode First Impression, owned by Katie Dinan, LLC, to the championship with three firsts and two seconds. Cassidy earned both the tricolor and reserve in the Medium Pony Hunters aboard Unexpected and Dark Star, respectively. Dark Star is owned by Kathleen Mahoney. Cassidy and Unexpected, owned by Jimmy and Danielle Torano, also earned seventh place in the $10,000 Kathryn G. Clark Challenge of Champions Classic. In the Large Pony Hunters, Cassidy earned both the championship and reserve riding Showboat and Watch Me, respectively. Cassidy rode Watch Me, owned by Robert Hunt, earned two firsts, two thirds and a fourth on their way to the reserve championship. Showboat is owned by Anne Gardner.

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  • Shawn Casady of Over the Hill Farm Named Best Child Rider at Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Series

Blowing Rock, NC - August 16, 2007 - Last week was the second show in the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show series, held in the picturesque mountains of North Carolina on August 8-12, 2007. Over the Hill Farm, led by Bill Schaub of Sanford, FL, won seven out of the ten tricolors available for pony hunters. Shawn Casady of Kingston, TN, rode to four of those tricolors. He also won two grand hunter championships, was named the Best Child Rider on a Pony, and the Leading Junior/Pony Hunter Rider for the two-week series.

Anne Gardner’s Showboat won three classes in the Large Pony Hunters for the division championship this week. Added to their success from last week, Showboat and Casady were named the Grand Large Pony Hunter Champions and the Overall Grand Pony Hunter Champions, meaning they were the best combination in five divisions of pony competition. Showboat and Casady were awarded the Farnley Rutile Perpetual Trophy.

In the Small/Medium Green Pony Hunters, Casady rode First Impression for Katie Dinan LLC. They were champion in the division this past week after winning three classes, and they won the Grand Green Pony Hunter Championship. For their grand championship, Casady and First Impression were awarded the Cymraeg Rain Beau Memorial Trophy.

In the Large Green Ponies, Casady and Watch Me, owned by Robert Hunt, were reserve champions after they won two classes.

In the Medium Ponies, Casady and Jimmy and Danielle Torano’s Unexpected won the championship the second week. They were also named the Grand Medium Pony Hunter Champions.

For being named the Best Child Rider on a Pony, Casady received the Evelyn O. Faulkner Perpetual Trophy. He was also awarded the Jennifer Cox Memorial Trophy for being the leading junior/pony hunter rider with the most points out of all the junior hunter and pony hunter divisions.

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  • Over The Hill Farm Has Great 2008 Start at Jacksonville Premier I Horse Show

“We had a great start to the year,” said Schaub. “Everyone rode really well, and we hope to continue our success each week.”

Shawn Casady and Triscuit won two over fences classesShawn Casady of Kingston, TN, piloted Triscuit, owned by Bill Schaub, to the championship in the Small/Medium Green Pony Hunters. Triscuit won two over fences classes and the under saddle and was second and sixth in the remaining jumping classes.

In the Medium Pony Hunters, Casady swept the division. On Katie Dinan’s First Impression, he was champion. First Impression was first, second, and fourth over fences and second under saddle. Triscuit was the reserve champion after he finished first, second, and third over fences.

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  • Over The Hill Farm Picks Up Seven Tricolors at Jacksonville National II Horse Show

Pony rider Shawn Casady was victorious in the pony divisions once again. He rode Sunny, owned by Bill Schaub, to the Small/Medium Green Pony Hunter championship. Sunny won three classes in the division and was second and fourth in the remaining classes.

In the Medium Pony Hunter division, Casady rode First Impression for Katie Dinan to the championship. First Impression was first, second, second, and third in the division, and the pair also won the Medium Pony Hunter Classic. Casady rode Bill Schaub’s Triscuit to second place in the Medium Pony Hunter Classic.

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  • Over the Hill Farm’s Shawn Casady Wins in Three Pony Hunter Divisions at Jacksonville  A-Z Horse Show
     

Shawn Casady of Kingston, TN, had a great week in the pony hunters. He and Franklin’s Tower, owned by Meg O’Mara, were champions in the Large Pony Hunters after they won two classes in the division. In the Large Pony Hunter Classic, they scored amazing numbers of 91 and 90 for the win.

Casady and Ghirardelli, owned by Ashley Foster, were the Green Small/Medium Pony Hunter champions. They also won two classes in the division. He rode Schaub’s pony Triscuit to the Medium Pony Hunter reserve championship. On Sunlight, owned by Paradysz Farm, he won another class in the Large Pony division.

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  • Over the Hill Farm Wins Circuit Championship and Tricolor Ribbons at Jacksonville Finale Horse Show
     

Top pony rider Shawn Casady of Kingston, TN, finished his Jacksonville experience with more blue ribbons. He rode Sunny for owner Bill Schaub to the championship in the Small/Medium Green Pony Hunters. Sunny won three out of five classes and was second and third in the remaining two classes.

Casady rode Sunny for owner Bill Schaub to the championship in the Small/Medium Green Pony HuntersOn Triscuit, another Schaub-owned entry, Casady was champion in the Medium Pony Hunters. They placed first, sixth, and received three second places for the tricolor. The pair also won the reserve championship in the Small/Medium Green Pony Hunters. In that division, they won two classes and received two second places and a fourth. Triscuit triumphed for first place in the Medium Pony Hunter Classic.

Lifeline, owned by Paula Ann Hallman and ridden by Casady, picked up top ribbons in the Large Pony Hunters, including a first, second, third, and two fifths. They finished third in the Large Pony Hunter Classic and were second in the WIHS Pony Equitation class.

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  • Over the Hill Farm’s Shawn Casady and Lifeline Dominate Large Pony Hunters in First Week of HITS Ocala Winter Circuit
     

Ocala, FL - February 18, 2008 - Over the Hill Farm and trainer Bill Schaub of Sanford, FL, started out the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit in fine fashion with tricolor ribbons and top finishes in multiple divisions. The highlight of the week was the success shown by Lifeline, owned by Paula Ann Hallman and ridden by Shawn Casady.

Lifeline and Casady dominated the Large Pony Hunters. They won all six classes in their division and won the Large Pony Hunter Classic. This was only their third show together. Lifeline is owned by Paula Ann Hallman, an old friend and client of Bill Schaub.

Lifeline and Casady dominated the Large Pony Hunters“Penny Hallman owned a horse that I rode in the Pre-Green Hunters named Light Of My Life,” Schaub recalled. “She ended up sending her mare to Richard Taylor and bred her to the top pony stud Farnley Belshazzar. Lifeline is her second foal, and we got him just five weeks ago.”

He added, “This is really exciting to win with Lifeline. This is Penny’s pony, and it’s a neat story that came full circle. It’s a great example of top quality pony breeding in the United States.”

Casady picked up another championship on Triscuit, owned by Bill Schaub, in the Medium Green Pony Hunters. They also finished first and fifth in the Medium Pony division and were third in the Medium Pony Hunter Classic.

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  • Over the Hill Farm Reigns Supreme in Pony Hunters at HITS Ocala Masters Horse Show
     

Shawn Casady had a great week in Ocala, winning four championships and a pony hunter classic. On Lifeline, owned by Paula Ann Hallman, he was champion in the Large Pony Hunters. Lifeline won the model and under saddle classes and was first, third, and fourth over fences. In his first show with the highly successful pony Liseter Clever Star, owned by Dr. Betsee Parker, Casady was champion in the Large Schooling Pony Hunters. They finished first and second in the division.

Bubbalicious, owned by Forest Hills Farm, was champion in the Small Green Pony Hunters with Casady on board. They won the model class and an over fences class. They finished third twice and sixth in the remaining jumping classes and were fourth under saddle for the championship.

Casady also took the championship in the Medium Green Pony Hunters on Connelley, owned by CDS Stables. They were second in the model and then went on a winning streak, taking the blue ribbon in the under saddle and three over fences classes.

On First Impression, owned by Katie Dinan LLC, Casady won the Medium Pony Hunter model class and picked up top ribbons in the remaining classes. He won the Medium Pony Hunter Classic on Sunny, owned by Bill Schaub.

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  • Over the Hill Farm’s Shawn Casady Sweeps Large Pony Hunters at HITS Ocala Tournament
     

This past week was the HITS Ocala Tournament, and trainer Bill Schaub of Sanford, FL, led his students to nine tricolor ribbons. They reigned again in the pony hunter divisions, where top pony rider Shawn Casady won four tricolors.

Casady swept the Large Pony Hunters and was champion with Liseter Clever Star, owned by Dr. Betsee Parker. They received four second place ribbons and were sixth in the model for the top tricolor, while Lifeline, owned by Paula Ann Hallman, tied for the reserve championship. Lifeline was first and third over fences, third under saddle, and third in the model. Liseter Clever Star was second in the Large Pony Hunter Classic while Lifelife was third.

In the Small Green Pony Hunters, Casady and Bubbalicious, owned by Forest Hill Farms, were champions. They won three over fences classes, were third in the remaining class, fifth under saddle, and sixth in the model. Casady also won the Medium Green Pony Hunter division with Ghirardelli, owned by Ashley Foster. They won three over fences as well and were third. They won the under saddle and were second in the model.

First Impression, owned by Katie Dinan LLC and ridden by Casady, picked up top ribbons in the Medium Pony Hunters and won the Medium Pony Hunter Classic. Casady also won the WIHS Pony Equitation on Sunny, owned by Bill Schaub.
 

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  • Over The Hill Farm Sweeps Circuit Championships at HITS Ocala

Over the Hill Farm, led by trainer Bill Schaub of Sanford, FL, amassed numerous championships this past week at the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit. Four circuit championships, two reserve circuit championships, and seven division tricolors  were added to Over The Hill Farm’s ever-expanding list of accomplishments.

Lifeline and Shawn Casady earned the top tricolor in the Large Pony Hunter Division after the pair won two firsts and two seconds. After a great winter, they were awarded HITS Ocala Circuit Champion for the Large Pony Hunters.Lifeline is owned by Paula Ann Hallman.Lifeline and Shawn Casady earned the top tricolor in the Large Pony Hunter Division

Ghiradelli, ridden by Ashley Foster, took champion in the Medium Green Pony Hunters this past week after the young rider guided her pony to three first place finishes. They also won a third, a fourth, and a fifth. Foster and Casady both piloted the pony during the HITS Ocala circuit, and their efforts were recognized with the Medium Green Pony Hunter Circuit Championship.

Polar Express took champion in the Large Schooling Pony Hunter division after the pony accrued a first, second, third, and an eighth. Casady showed the pony over fences and owner Alexandra Ware rode Polar Express under saddle. Both Casady and Ware led their mount to win the circuit championship for the Large Schooling Pony Hunter division.

Reserve circuit championships went to Blue Crush and Reid Patton for their accomplishments in the Small Pony division, and Bubbalicious and Casady were awarded reserve circuit champion as well for their consistency in the Small Green Pony Hunters. Bubbalicious is owned by Forest Hills Farm.

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  • Tampa Equestrian Festival Week 1 Wrap-up, March 19-23, 2008, Suncoast Internationale
     

Pony Hunters took over the ring. Up Til’ Dawn, a flashy palomino owned by Dearborn Farm and ridden by Shawn Casady, was as faultless today as he was yesterday

 

As the sun began to shine, the Pony Hunters took over the ring. Up Til’ Dawn, a flashy palomino owned by Dearborn Farm and ridden by Shawn Casady, was as faultless today as he was yesterday, and claimed victory in both classes over fences and the championship tricolor.
 

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  • Over the Hill Farm Wins Eight Tricolor Ribbons at Tampa Equestrian Festival

Tampa, FL - April 1, 2008 - Over the Hill Farm competed at the first two weeks of the Tampa Equestrian Festival, which is not far from their home base in Sanford, FL. Led by trainer Bill Schaub, the riders won eight tricolor ribbons over two weeks of competition.

One of the big winners was Shawn Casady. He piloted Up Til Dawn for Dearborn Stables to the championship in the Pony Hunters in week one after they won all four over fences classes. He was also reserve champion in the division on Bill Schaub’s Sunny. In the Children’s Pony Hunters, he rode Lionsway Farm’s Farmore Silk Stockings to the reserve championship. They were first, second, fourth, and fifth in the division. He competed in the equitation in the first week and was sixth in the USEF Medal and third in the ASPCA Maclay class.
Tampa Bay Classic, Casady swept the Medium Pony Hunter division. He and Sunny were champions
In the second week, the Tampa Bay Classic, Casady swept the Medium Pony Hunter division. He and Sunny were champions, while Up Til Dawn was the reserve champion. He was the reserve champion in the Large Pony Hunters on Dr. Betsee Parker’s Liseter Clever Star. He and Lifeline, owned by Paula Ann Hallman, received top ribbons in the division. Riding Sunny, he was champion again in the Green Pony Hunters. They won two over fences classes in the division, and he also won the USEF Pony Medal.

In week two, there were also top pony contenders in the Medium and Green divisions. Halo and Ashley LeCroy won a class, and Casady rode First Impression to ribbons. In the Green Ponies, LeCroy and Everybody Loves Raymond placed in all four over fences classes. Lauren Hogan piloted Glitterati to top ribbons, and Casady rode Ghiradelli to great placings.

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  • Shawn Casady Wins Big With The Ponies On The Final Day Of The Tampa Equestrian Festival

Tampa, FL – April 5, 2008 – Shawn Casady had a big day in the pony hunter ring, picking up awards in every class he contested with his string of outstanding mounts. He walked away from the ring with four Championship titles, one for each of the divisions he competed in.

Casady began his day with the Children’s Hunter Pony division, where he and Farnmore Silk Stockings, owned by Lionsway Farm, won both of the classes over fences and clinched the division title.

“I am riding a bunch this weekend, but I don’t get tired.” said Casady. “I ride pretty much every day and I usually ride at least a few. I earn my keep. I can’t tell you which one is my favorite, I like riding them all for different reasons. They all have different things about them, you know.”

He returned to the ring with three mounts in the Large Pony Hunter’s and walked away with first, second and sixth place in the first over fences class and first, third and sixth in the second class. He was awarded to Championship title for this division with Liseter Clever Star, owned by Dr. Betsee Parker. Elizabeth Butterworth aboard Winston was not able to best Casady in the point total and was named Reserve Champion.
Sunny in the Medium Pony Hunters for owner Bill Schaub, Casady won yet another division title. With 38 points in the five classes Sunny was named Champion
Piloting Sunny in the Medium Pony Hunters for owner Bill Schaub, Casady won yet another division title. With 38 points in the five classes Sunny was named Champion. Reserve Champion with 26 points was Halo and Ashley Lecroy.

“I don’t mean to be a pig,” said owner and trainer Bill Schaub, laughing as he collected ribbons. “He is a good rider and a good boy.”

Casady went in the ring in the Green Pony Hunter division with two mounts and emerged with both the Champion and Reserve Champion titles. Sunny repeated his winning performances in the Medium Pony division with another Championship title in the Green Pony Hunters. Reserve was Ghiradelli, whom Casady rode for owner Ashley Foster.

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  • CONGRATULATIONS! Shawn Casady and "FLASH GORDON" 2008 USEF National Pony Finals Winner - Large Green Pony Over Fences, 3rd Place over-all and 5th place medal

Shawn Casady and "FLASH GORDON" 2008 USEF National Pony Finals Winner     Shawn Casady and "FLASH GORDON" 2008 USEF National Pony Finals Winner

Special thanks to Bill Schaub, Shawn Casady, and the staff of Over The Hill Farm. Additional thanks to Tim & Kelly Goguen and Mary Margaret Kron for Qualifying Gordon for Pony Finals. Thank you to Frances Land for many wonderful rides along the way!

From Hunter Gate Farm.

  • Shawn Casady Rides To Win at 2008 Washington International Horse Show

The WIHS Pony Equitation Classic was held following the pony hunters. A class of 26 riders competed in the first round jumping phase, and the top twelve riders were invited back for a second round flat phase.

Coming home with the blue ribbon was 13-year-old Shawn Casady and pony Liseter Clever Star, owned by Dr. Betsee Parker. Helping to present the award was last year’s winner, Taylor Ann Adams.

There were a few different options in the course that Casady and trainer Bill Schaub took into account to put together a plan while walking the course.

“I was really thinking about the seven to the two stride, and we were thinking maybe I would bow out a little bit and take it in the eight,” said Casady. “It was a vertical to vertical, and it was pretty up and down with no base line. I got down there early, and he was in the mood to gallop around. On course I had to make a decision and I saw what I wanted out of the corner, so I did it in the seven strides.”

Coming home with the blue ribbon was 13-year-old Shawn Casady and pony Liseter Clever StarDr. Parker is the owner of the pony and purchased him from a well-known individual. She spent a lot of time trying to find the right rider.

“His barn name is Brucie after the previous owner, Bruce Springsteen. He laughed and clapped his hands and said he loved it. Bruce was up there in the stands whistling and cheering for him in the class,” said Dr. Parker. “I bought him a year ago, and I had been watching riders. I had watched Shawn ride about a year ago and I absolutely thought he was going to go big places, so I asked him to ride the pony. It has been a sensational year. We almost don’t dare talk about it, it’s been so good; we don’t want to jinx it. Next year he will ride both my ponies, Vanity Fair and Liseter Clever Star. George Morris said he is the future. Joe Fargis said remember the name; the boy will be famous.”

Schaub thought the course rode great, and Liester Clever Star was in the perfect mood to tackle it.

“It was a nice, forward course. We were going to go for the nice easy options, but he was just in the mood to gallop around,” said Schaub. “He just got a nice gallop and off he went. Shawn used to start out a little slow. That is what we have been working on; mostly to start with a good pace and keep it throughout. The pony just likes a nice, confident ride. Shawn’s very soft, and the pony likes that. He likes your leg to be a little bit definite.”

This was Casady’s first time qualifying and competing in the class, but he has been to the WIHS before.

“It’s a nice show, and I really enjoy it here. It’s different because you get to be downtown, and it makes you feel important,” said Casady.

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  • WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL PONY EQUITATION FINALS - November 7, 2008

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Casady rode Betsee Parker’s Liseter Clever Star to the win.

 

First Impressions - Shawn Casady made his debut in the Washington International Pony Equitation Finals a winning one, edging 27 other competitors to take the blue over Jessica Donatelli.

To prepare for his first ride in the finals, Casady took a lesson with Joe Fargis and rode in a clinic with George Morris. “He works really hard and puts a lot of time into riding,” said trainer Bill Schaub. “He rides 10 or so horses and ponies a day, which makes a difference.”

Schaub said that they’ve been working on making sure Casady has a solid rhythm before he begins his course. “He used to start out a little slow, so we’ve been working on starting out with a good pace and keeping it through the whole course,” he said.

“Yeah, I really tried to do that today,” said the 13-year-old Casady, who has been training with Schaub for two years. He and his family relocated to Florida so he could be closer to Schaub’s Over The Hill Farm and ride more often.

Casady rode Betsee Parker’s Liseter Clever Star to the win. “The pony likes a soft ride, and Shawn is a soft rider,” said Schaub. “They’re a great match.”

 

  • 2008 Washington International Horse Show Wrap-Up: October 21-26, 2008

In the Large Pony Hunter division, Shawn Casady and A Day at the Beach, owned by Katie Dawson, were champions. Casady rode to first, second, and sixth-place ribbons. Taking home reserve champion honors were Lillie Keenan and Beau Rivage, owned by Casey Green.


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