~ News Updates ~
**2013 USDF All-Breeds Vintage Year End Standings** Congratulations to Wendy Spangler’s horse, Gem, who has earned a Reserve Champion title at Second Level with Pam Thompson riding.
**2013 USEF Year End Standings** Another congratulations to Wendy and Gem for finishing the year with a Reserve Champion award at First Level and a Second Level Champion award with the United States Equestrian Federation.
Photo by Suzanne
Congratulations to Cara Schengrund on Betz’s First Level Championship win at the New York Morgan Regional Championship show with Pam Thompson riding.
**2013 USEF Standings** I’m pleased to announce that Betz has finished the year end National standings with the USEF for First Level with a Reserve Championship placing. Betz was also Champion at First Level in her Region. Congratulations to Cara and Betz!
Congratulations to Cara Schengrund on Alex’s Training Level Championship win at the New York Morgan Regional Championship show with Pam Thompson riding.
**2013 USEF Standings** I’m pleased to announce that Alex has finished the year winning the National Championship title with the USEF for a Morgan at Training Level. He was also Champion at Training Level in his Region. Congratulations to Cara and Alex!
Photo: Terry Young
**2013 USDF All-Breeds Vintage Year End Standings** Congratulations to Anna Marie’s horse, Sammy, who has earned a Reserve Champion title at Training Level with Pam Thompson riding.
**2013 New Jersey Bred Superior Achievement Award** Another congratulations to Anna Marie and Sammy for earning the Superior Achievement Award for NJ Breds for the second year in a row!
Photo: Conklin Photography
Hy-Hope Stable, LLC is located in the rolling hills of Southern Chester County. The farm is owned and operated by Pam Thompson, who lives on the property and personally manages all aspects of the horse’s care and training as well as teaching riding lessons. Pam is a USDF Bronze Medalist and specializes in bringing young horses up through the levels of dressage.
The facility offers individualized care and full time turn out. Horses are placed in small select groups with run-in sheds and safe well maintained fencing. Each pasture has heated Nelson bowls which provide a constant source of fresh water which will never freeze. Hay racks keep hay fresh and dry. The barn offers a wash stall with hot water and a heated tack room with a bathroom. There is also a 20 meter round pen for training and a large fenced in riding area.
A special feature at Hy-Hope Stable is our dry lots. When they are not grazing, the horses relax in a natural, well protected, tree-shaded environment. This has been especially attractive to owners with horses who have grass issues due to laminitis or weight problems. They allow horses the freedom to be turned out without having to wear a muzzle. These paddocks have also been helpful for hoof rehabilitation, by replacing the large muddy areas where horses tend to stand, with a dry solid footing made up of screenings. This porous material minimizes standing water often associated as a breeding ground for the West Nile Virus and actually stimulates and improves good hoof health. Our dry lots are cleaned twice daily which also helps to prevent parasite problems. With these dry lots we are able to preserve our grass pastures when they are wet, which makes for lush grazing in the summer.