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2021 Cooler Show
@ Bridlewood Farm

Bridlewood Farm
Bridlewood Farm

1924 Sanderson Rd. Chesapeake, VA
Kasey Evans
Phone540-847-5866
EmailEmail


Judge: Ashley Holsinger "R"

Show Manager: Kasey Evans

Contact:
Phone540-847-5866
email Email

Show Secretary: Whitney Brooks

Stewards: Kasey Evans & Jennifer Sabella

Schooling ends
 7:45am
Show Starts:
 8:00am

2021 Program Guide

Will be available this week.

Online Entry Form
Will be accessible this week 

Show Fees:
Divisions: $60
Classes: $30
Warm Ups: $25
Stalls: $35
Challenge: $45
Classic: $35
Checks Payable to: "VBHSA"

Open checks are permitted
and must be submitted day of show.


Hard copy of Coggins is required to show
*NO EXCEPTIONS*

Details for
Cooler Challenge & Classic

Cooler Challenge

Sponsored by: Morgan Stanley

Held on Day One of show.
Objective: To offer a class that shows the overall ability of horse and rider. This class will recognize the trainer, owner of the horse, parents of the rider and class sponsors. It is open to juniors and amateurs. The class is to be judged on the best overall horse and rider combination.
Class Requirements: The class will run in the format of the Hunter Classic. No entries will be accepted once the class has started. There will be two rounds ridden over two different courses. Numerical scores will be announced at the completion of each horse/rider’s trip. The top 12 rounds will be called back and will ride the second course in reverse scoring order (lowest score starting first), within jump heights.
Jump Heights: Small Ponies 2’ Medium Ponies 2’3” Large Ponies 2’9” Horses: 3’
Rules of the course: The first course and second course will have 8-10 fences.
Each round is worth 50% of your total score.
The scores will be announced upon completion of each round
Each rider must wear protective headgear in accordance with general rules.
Mane braiding and proper show attire is required.
Adults may ride ponies.
Owner, rider and animal must be VBHSA member 30 days prior to Cooler Show
Prizes:
- First Place: $200 & Perpetual Trophy and Ribbon
- Second Place: $125 and Ribbon
- Third Place: $75 and Ribbon
- Fourth Place: $50 and Ribbon
- Fifth Place: $30 and Ribbon
- Sixth Place: $20 and Ribbon
- Seventh Place: Ribbon
- Eighth Place: Ribbon

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Cooler Show Classic

Sponsored by: Triple Crown Feed

Biography sheet must be submitted by 10:00 am the day of the show

Objective: To offer a class that shows the overall ability of horse and rider. This class will recognize the trainer, owner of the horse, parents of the rider and class sponsors. It is open to juniors and amateurs. The class is to be judged on the best overall horse and rider combination.
Class Requirements: The class will run in the format of the Hunter Classic. No entries will be accepted once the class has started. There will be two rounds ridden over two different courses. Numerical scores will be announced at the completion of each horse/rider’s trip. The top 12 rounds will be called back and will ride the second course in reverse scoring order (lowest score starting first), within jump heights.
Jump Heights: 2’ or 2’6” (Rider’s Choice)
Rules of the course: The first course and second course will have 8-10 fences.
Each round is worth 50% of your total score.
The scores will be announced upon completion of each round.
Each rider must wear protective headgear in accordance with general rules.
Mane braiding and proper show attire is required.
Proper show attire is required.
Adults may ride ponies.
Owner, rider and animal must be VBHSA member 30 days prior to cooler show
Prizes:
- First Place: $100 and Ribbon
- Second Place: $50 and Ribbon
- Third Place: $40 and Ribbon
- Fourth Place: $30 and Ribbon
- Fifth Place: $20 and Ribbon
- Sixth Place: $10 and Ribbon
- Seventh Place: Ribbon
- Eighth Place: Ribbon

More Details...

Biography sheets must be submitted by
10:00 am the day of the show


Photo Packages

Sign up for action photos from
the 2021 Cooler Show!

Yes, you can also sign up for photos at the show, but this will help us pre-plan!
Simply fill out the form to sign up for your Cooler Show Photo Package so that you do not have to worry about taking quality pictures while cheering on your team!
- Photos will be sent via "wetransfer" to the e-mail provided on the form where they can be downloaded.
- Photos will come with full printing/advertising rights.
- For $50 per horse*, at least 10 photos are guaranteed.
- Photos will be sent upon receipt of payment, which can be sent via venmo, check or cash.

*This includes photos of professional/non-professional rider.
If horse/pony is being shared by different non-professional riders in different divisions, it will be $50 per combination.

Contact Whitney Brooks with any photo questions!
Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend and capturing some great moments!


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Photo Shoot Raffle

Each pre-entered, non-professional entry will be entered in a raffle to win a non-transferable photo shoot with Melinda Brown Photography worth $650!*

Our cooler show cover artist (Melinda Brown Photography) has graciously donated a photo shoot.
- Each pre-entered, non-professional entry will be entered to win this raffle!
- The shoot is non-transferable and is valued at $650!
- The drawing will occur during the schooling break on Saturday.
- You do not have to be present to win (since some of you may just be showing Sunday)!
Get your entries in early to make sure you are eligible for this awesome prize!! Melinda Brown Photography designed and provided the 2021 Cooler Show Prize List Cover Artwork of “Lusso” who was our 2020 High Point Hunter!
Get your entries in early to make sure you are eligible for this awesome prize!!

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Saturday, August 28
Start time 8:00am


Download Prize List

*VHSA Assoc. points awarded
(Number of entries are subject to change)
Schooling ends 7:45am

No. of Entries Class # Division
13 1 Warm Up
Unjudged, Open all day
1 2 VBHSA Breeding
Open to VBHSA recorded horse/pony
9 3, 4, 5 Open Hunter
Fences: 2', 2'6, or 3'
 6 6, 7, 8 Thoroughbred Hunter*
Fences: 2'6 or 3'
 5 9, 10, 11 Green Hunter Horse*
Fences: 2'6 or 3'
 5 12, 13, 14 Working Hunter*
Fences: 2'6 or 3'
  Schooling Break
 10 15 $500 VBHSA Challenge
 10 16, 17, 18 Adult Amateur Hunter*
Fences: 2'6 or 3'
 6 19 VHSA Associate Adult Amateur Equitation*
Fences: 2'6 or 3'
 5 20 VHSA Adult Amateur Equitation on the Flat*
Walk, trot, canter; judged on position, control and guidance.
 7 21, 22, 23 Children's/Junior Hunter*
Fences: 2'6 or 3'
 4 24 VHSA Associate Children's/Junior Equitation*
Fences: 2'6 or 3'
 3 25 VHSA Associate Junior Equitation on the Flat 14 & Under*
Walk, trot, canter, judged on position, control and guidance
 1 26 VHSA Associate Junior Equitation on the Flat 15-17*
Walk, trot, canter, judged on position, control and guidance
Limited Schooling Break
 1 27, 28, 29 Small, Medium, Large Pony Hunter*
Fences: Small 2', Medium 2'3, Large 2'6
 3 30, 31, 32 Green Hunter Pony*
Fences: Small 2' Medium 2'3 Large 2'6
 0 33 VHSA Associate Pony Equitation over Fences*
Fences: Ponies: S-2', M-2'3, L-2'6

Sunday, August 29
Start time 8:00am


Download Prize List

*VHSA Assoc. points awarded
(Number of entries are subject to change)
Schooling is permitted in indoor arena until end of Class #47

No. of Entries Class # Division
22 34 Warm Up
Unjudged, Open all day
 1 35 Lead Line
 10 36, 37, 38 Very Beginner Pleasure
All riders in first year of showing
 7 39, 40, 41 Walk - Trot Equitation Younger
Riders 10 and Younger
 3 42, 43, 44 Walk - Trot Equitation Older
Riders 11 and Older
 15 45, 46, 47 Short Stirrup Hunter*
Fences: Cross rails (Held in indoor arena)
 10 48, 49, 50 Beginner Equitation
Fences: Cross rails (Held in indoor arena)
 8 51, 52, 53 Pleasure Pony*
Open to ponies shown in hunter tack on the flat ridden by juniors
 9 Total 54, 55, 56 Pleasure Horse Junior*
Shown by Juniors with hunter tack on the flat
 9 Total 57, 58, 59 Pleasure Horse Adult*
Shown by Adults with hunter tack on the flat
  Schooling Break - 30 Minutes
 9 60 $250 Cooler Show Classic
(Details)
 8 61 Open Equitation on the Flat
Junior & Adult Riders
 7 62 Open Equitation over Fences
Fences: 2' or 2'6 or 3'
 10 63, 64, 65 Schooling Hunter
Fences: 2' or 2'6
 10 66, 67, 68 Special Hunter
Fences: 2' or 2'6

Benlea Neptune
Memorial Trophy

Donated by: Mary Shearin

2020 Benlea Neptune Memorial Winner

2020 Winner:
“King Oberon”
Ridden by Alyssa Bledsoe


“Benlea Neptune” was born in 1990 and died in 2009. He was a beloved familiar face to the VBHSA where he began and ended his career. He was also very successful in the “A” show arena with his longtime riders Kirkland Brown, Taylor Shearin, and Holly Shearin. He earned the VHSA Small Pony award numerous times as well as the Grand Pony award and the Mary Drury Award. He was Champion at Devon and Pony Finals in 1999. He also won championships at Upperville, Middleburg Classic, Deep Run, Hits Culpeper, Lexington Spring Premiere & Encore, James River, Rosemount, Blowing Rock and many others.
Despite all these numerous accomplishments, he is most fondly remembered for his endearing personality and for the thousands of safe trips aboard his sturdy back. A once in a lifetime pony!

The Benlea Neptune Memorial Trophy is awarded to Best Child Rider on a pony.

Coast is Clear
Memorial Trophy

Donated by: Lisa Docz & Mederise Carter
2020 Benlea Neptune Memorial Winner

2020 Winner:
“Crest the Wave" 
Ridden by Sarah Shutack


“Coast is Clear” was born May 15, 2001. Having had a stellar career with many shows, riders, caretakers and an owner who cherished “Coast is Clear”, we dedicate this trophy with love.

The Coast is Clear Memorial Trophy shall be awarded to the Best Junior or Amateur rider on Day Two of the Annual Cooler Show as a perpetual award.

Ocean Blue
Memorial Trophy

Donated by: Lisa Doczi

2020 Ocean Blue Classic Winner

2020 Winner:
“Lucille”
Ridden by Kylie Wall


For children, there is a “favorite” pony - the one you could crawl under, dress up, trail ride, or learn to jump fences on -- the pony who was kind and took care of you and made you feel safe.
For parents, there is also a “favorite” pony -- the one you will forever cherish because she safely toted your child through years of lessons, learning and exploring on horseback.

“Ocean Blue” was everyone’s favorite pony. “Blue” patiently taught dozens of children to ride in her two decades.... a very special pony who will always hold a special place in our hearts.

The Ocean Blue Cooler Show Classic Perpetual Trophy is awarded to the winner of the VBHSA Cooler Classic.

Sweet Caroline
Memorial Trophy

Donated by: Lisa Doczi

2020 Sweet Caroline Winner

2020 Winner:
"Fiyero"
Ridden by Amelia Ringold


“Sweet Caroline” a 15-hand Gray Arabian Mare was owned and loved by Lisa Doczi for 19 years. Caroline competed in the Children’s Hunter and Adult Hunter divisions throughout the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. Caroline won many VBHSA year-end awards over numerous years. Caroline also won numerous ribbons at top rated shows including Deep Run, Culpeper, The Barracks, just to name a few.

Most importantly, Sweet Caroline will always hold a special place in the hearts of those who knew her.

The Sweet Caroline Memorial Trophy is awarded to the Best Child Rider on a horse.

2021 Cooler Sponsors

The VBHSA would like to thank our wonderful and generous sponsors!
And encourage you to support them as they have supported the VBHSA!
Click on one of the sponsors logos to visit their website and services!