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British Horse Society CHALLENGE AWARDS

THE AWARDS

There are a wide range of topics to choose from that cover the breadth of horse care, riding and lungeing. Putting the welfare of the horse at the heart of everything that you do.

There are 34 awards in total, and you can pick and mix the awards that suit your experience and interests; they’re completely flexible with you in control choosing the awards that are right for you.

Each challenge award comes with a supporting information booklet that introduces the knowledge and skills within the award.  You receive a certificate for completing each subject and a pin when you complete each level, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

More information can be found at https://pathways.bhs.org.uk/challenge-awards/

Louise is the FIRST  BHS Coach to offer these course in the USA.

French Creek Equestrian Association 2018

At the Year End Awards banquet Louise and Sam I Am won the Introductory and Training Level Dressage Leagues, the Masters League, had the best Average Score Intro Level and received the Intro Level Dressage Achievement award.

Riding Captain, they won the First Level Dressage League and came second in the Masters League.

Friendly Horseman's Club Dressage Show Series 2017

Louise and Captain competed in a series of dressage shows over the summer and won the High Score Championship and Reserve Average Score. 

 

Louise was also awarded the Best Sportsmanship Award.

 

Louise attained her highest ever score for a dressage test with 81.33% in Training Level Freestyle to Music.

FCEA Dressage Show Series 2016

Louise and Captain competed in a series of dressage shows over the summer and won the Training Level Championship.  They were awarded a cooler with Captains photo on it.

Interdressage.com Individual Points League 2016

Junior League                             Senior League

Talia - 3rd                                    Sandy - 5th

Isaiah - 4th                                  Louise - 12th

Sabrina - 8th

Interdressage.com Improvers League 2016

The Individual League runs for 6 months over the summer. Points are awarded for how many percentage points the riders scores improve each month.  Talia and Connor improved so much they won the Junior section.

Interdressage.com Riding School Points League 2015/16

Corner House Farm riders competed in the 2015/6 Riding School Points League and won.  This is the 5th time in 6 years that we have won this year long league.  Well done everyone, even if you only competed once, everyone helped.

We also came 2nd in the Winter League, which ran from October to April.

Interdressage.com Individual League 2015

Junior League                         Senior League

Angel - 2nd                              Sandy - 6th

Talia - 3rd                                 Louise - 7th

Sabrina - 7th                            Louise - 15th

Isaiah - 8th

New Sponsor - CEECOACH

We have a wonderful new sponsor CEECOACH.  Ceecoach is a communication device with a base both the instructor and rider wear with a headset and a microphone.  Distance and wind are no longer a problem for the instructor speaking to the rider.  Another wonderful product. 

Now selling CoolStance and Turmericle

Corner House Farm now sells Equine Stance USA products CoolStance and Turmericle.  Wonderful products.  Contact us for more information.

Interdressage.com Riding School League 2014/15

Corner House Farm competed throughout 2014/15 in the Interdressage.com Riding School League.  We placed 2nd after a particularily hard winter when the arena was covered in snow and stopped us from entering the league.  Well done all the riders and horses.

 

We also competed in the Interdressage.com Winter League, which runs from October to April.  We also placed 2nd.  

 

Down To Earth Landscaping built our new 60ft 'Square Pen'

Before

We are extremely grateful to Brian and Angie Reinert for sponsoring the rebuild of our round pen into a 60' square pen. It has been very useful with all the horrible weather we have had this winter

After

2014 Interdressage.com Year End League Winners

Junior League: Angel 2nd place

                          Talia 3rd place

Senior League: Louise 4th place

                           Sandy 8th place

95 Morlatton Road, Douglassville, PA 19518, 610-506-7411

HorseTech.com

HorseTech.com sells feed supplements for horses and have been providing Awesome Supplements and Amazing Service for over a decade.  They help hoof growth, joint and skin health as well fight flies.  The horses at Corner House Farm enjoy eating them and love how they make them feel.  HorseTech is helping cover some of the cost of our large supplement bill.

Thank you. 

100 DAY HORSE CHALLENGE

The results are in: We came 4th in the Small division 

 

CORNER HOUSE FARM has taken up the challenge of introducing 100 people to horses in 100 days. Starting June 1st Corner House Farm will hold Open Days information visit the website TimeToRide.com.  Our dates will be posted on this website and on our Facebook page.  

 

Help us meet this challenge. :)

 

We had our first Open day with 27 visitors - thank you everyone who came, and for Angel helping throughout the day.

 

Thank you to everyone who visited us on July 19th.  124 people came and our total is now 162.  The group who has the most as of 8th September will win the grand prize.  Dont forget the next Open Day is Saturday 9th August.

 

On our third Open Day, August 9th, we had 94 visitors taking our total to 270.  (We occasionally have visitors on other days which makes up our count.)

 

On our fourth and final Open day we had 49 visitors, taking our total for the 100 days to 319.  We await the final count to see how we faired in the competiton.  Thank you everyone for visiting and helping with this challenge.

Interdressage.com Riding School Points Winner 2013/14

It is official, we are confirmed as the winner of the Riding School points League for the fourth year in a row.  Well done everyone for your hard work and improvement over the last year.

Click on this arrow to see the segment from our local news station 69 News about us.

Louise, Alex, Angel, Isaiah, Talia and Sandy.  Missing are Kim and Leigh.

Horze.com Sponsorship

Corner House Farm is pleased to announce we are now linked with Horze.com  A great place to find clothing and equipment for you and your horse.  Thank you Horze. :)  Click on the picture on the home page to take you directly to their website.

Sponsorship

Great news for the horses of Corner House Farm - their feed is being sponsored by McCauley's Feed and Supplements!  They can munch away happily now.  Look on the sponsors page to see details.  A big thank you to McCauley's - we truly love your feed.

Interdressage Junior Year End Winner 2013

Here is Angel with her prize for winning the Interdressage.com Junior Dressage League 2013.  It is a hand drawn picture of her cat.  (She got to choose the subject.)

 

Well done Angel, who rode Wally.

Interdressage Year End Results 2013

Senior League                                             Junior League

Sandy riding Babble came 10th                    Angel riding Wally came 1st                                

Louise riding Handsome came 13th             Kira riding Prissy came 7th

                                                                     Talia riding Rusty came 16th

                                                                      Kim riding Wally came 18th

                                                                      Talia riding Prissy came 22nd

Well done Angel winning the junior league.

Year End Results 2013

Some students of CHF are members of French Creek Equestrain Association and won prizes at the recent year end awards get together. Our biggest winner was Leigh, not pictured, followed by Louise, Angel and Sandy.  Nobody competed for the whole year and Louise competed on three different horses, but she did manage to win the Trainer of the Year.

Well done everyone, good luck in 2014.

Trainer of the Year prize.

Sandy, Louise and Angel.

Captain's 1st Paperchase

November 10th, 2013

Captain has only been ridden for three weeks, but Louise felt that he was ready for an adventure, so decided to take him to the last paperchase of the year.  Sandy rode Wally and dressed him up for Veterans day.  He acted as a leader for Captain, which really helped when we came across a stream for the first time.  Captain behaved extremely well - another step in his education.

Halloween Freestyle Party

October 26th 2013

Handsome and Louise travelled up to LaBarre Dressage for a Halloween Freestyle party. Handsome was painted like a giraffe and Louise dressed as Tarzan's Jane and they rode their Training Level Musical test.  They won the ribbon for Scariest - it seems people thought Handsome was breaking up, not a giraffe!!

Sitting on Captain for the 1st time

October 14th, 2013

Louise sat on Captains back for the first time today.  No one has sat on him before! This was a great leap forward in Captains training, but he has a long way to go.  He wasnt worried about Louise being there, he just didnt want to move! :)

Interdressage.com Viabla Challenge

April saw the start of a new “improvers” league.  The league ran until September and rosettes were awarded for positions 1 to 10 in Walk and Trot Classes to both seniors and juniors and for positions 1- 10 in the Starter class to both seniors and juniors.

This is one league that you don’t have to BE the BEST to win – just DO your BEST to improve!

 

This year Angel and Wally won the Junior Walk Trot League, with Talia coming 2nd, Kira came 3rd and Kim came 9th. Angel and Wally came 5th in the Junior Canter League.

 

In the Adult Walk Trot League Alex came 5th and Leigh came 10th, and in the canter League Leigh came 9th.

 

The photo is of Angel with her haul of ribbons/ medals and trophy with Wally.

Third Time as Number One

Corner House Farms riders and horses have continued on from last years success by winning the Interdressage.com Riding School Points League 2012/13 for the third time in three years. 

 

This years competition was stiff, with a battle for the top two spots.  A riding school in England and Corner House Farm swapped places a few times before the end of the league year, with Corner House Farm retaining their title at the end.

 

More riders participated during the 2012/13 year and more jumping classes were included, instead of just dressage classes.

 

Well done everyone for your hard work during your lessons to improve your riding and helping Corner House Farm win again.

Sandy Foster, Kim Delporte, Kira Phillips, Talia Martin, Isaiah Whittaker, Angel Gordon, Leigh Frazier and Louise Jordan-Beam, BHSAI.

Number One in the World - 2nd time in a Row.

Each month Louise Jordan-Beam, BHSAI, owner/ trainer of Corner House Farm, video’s her students riding their tests, downloads them to her computer, uploads them to YouTube and sends the entries to Interdressage.com.  As well as gaining points for the school each rider earns points for the individual league, which runs from January to December. The Riding School League runs from May to April each year.

 

The Riding School League competitors are from all over the world.  There are schools in Corfu, Crete, Finland, Denmark, Ireland, South Africa and quite a few in Britain.  It is very interesting to see the differences between them.

 

Corner House Farm won the 2010/11 league and have now won the 2011/12 league.

The riders are Angel Gordon, Sandy Foster, Louise Jordan-Beam, Alexa Scicchitano and Kim Delporte.

It has been another wonderful year for Corner House Farm Riding School.

Congratulations to everyone for their hard work and dedication.

For the second year in a row Corner House Farm’s students and horses have won the Interdressage.com Riding School of the Year.

 

Interdressage.com is an internet video competition site where people from all over the world compete against each other.  They have dressage and jumping tests which you practice at home, then video and upload to the internet.  Interdressage.com allows riders of all ages and standards to compete from the convenience of home in monthly online video competitions.  All the dressage tests are judged by British Dressage Listed Judges with help and advice from professional instructors.  Interdressage.com is the cost effective and convenient way to compete against riders worldwide.

 

We are the Number One Riding School in the World.

From left to right - Angel, Sandy, Elizabeth, Louise, Alexa, Claudia and Kim.  Missing was Leigh, who had to work.

Corner House Farm’s owner and students have spent the last 10 months competing against other riding schools around the world and have come in first place.

 

The website Interdressage.com is an internet video competition site where people from all over the world compete against each other.  They have dressage and jumping tests which you practice at home, then video and upload to the internet.  Interdressage.com allows riders of all ages and standards to compete from the convenience of home in monthly online video competitions.  All the dressage tests are judged by British Dressage Listed Judges with help and advice from professional instructors.  Interdressage.com is the cost effective and convenient way to compete against riders worldwide.

 

The Riding School League competitors are from all over the world.  There is a school in Corfu, Crete, Finland, Denmark, Ireland, South Africa and a few in Britain.  It is very interesting to see the differences between them.

Corner House Farm students started competing in July 2010, two months into the annual Riding School League, so were already behind in points with the schools which started competing in May 2010.  They worked hard in their lessons trying to understand the different things they had to learn.  One thing was riding in a small arena, as they were used to riding in large one, which means you need more control of your horse or pony.

 

Each month Louise would video her students riding their tests, download them to her computer, upload them to YouTube and send the entries to Interdressage.com.  Everyone would wait with baited breath to see how they had done, as each entry is also an individual one, and then count up the points the school had earned and watch us climb the Riding School League table.

 

After the first month competing we were in 7th place, then 4th and 2nd for two months and finally in November 2010 1stplace, and have stayed there for the rest of the league competition year.  Everyone is excited because the league prize is a new jump for the arena, which will have the school name and logo on it.  Each rider also receives a medal.

 

As well as gaining points for the school each rider earns points for the individual league, which runs from January to December and is divided into seniors and juniors.  At the end of 2010 Louise was 6th in the senior league, against 350 other competitors, and Sandy placed 29th.  In the junior league, out of 135 competitors, Kim came 7th, Alexa came 9th, Angel came 10th and Elizabeth came 30th.  So they did very well indeed. 

 

The horses worked hard too, some being ridden by two riders.  They had to respond to the commands of different riders riding the same test.  Louise rode Handsome and one month rode Wally as well.  Sandy rode Boxer, Kim and Elizabeth rode Wally, and Angel and Alexa rode Prissy.  In December there was a bareback class which Alexa rode in and placed 2nd.  Louise and Angel rode in fancy dress (costume) and both won their classes.

 

It has been a wonderful year for Corner House Farm Riding School.  

Congratulations to everyone for their hard work and dedication.

The picture shows the riders who competed for Corner House Farm in the internet competition and won the Riding School League for 2010/11.  Each rider received a medal and the school received a certificate and show jump, which you can see in the photo.

1St Junior Horseback Rider in The USA

Angel Gordon, 9 years old, living in Stowe, Berks county, is the first junior horseback rider to take and pass the British Riding Clubs Junior Riding and Horse Welfare level 1 course.

 

Angel is a junior member of French Creek Dressage Association (FCDA), which is the first US horse riding club to become affiliated with The British Riding Clubs, (BRC). 

 

The objectives of the BRC movements are to assist and encourage those interested in the horse, to improve and maintain the standard of horsemanship and to improve the welfare of the horse.

 

Angels instructor and examiner is Louise Jordan-Beam, BHSAI of Corner House Farm, Douglassville, Berks county.  Louise introduced the BRC examination system to FCDA having come to the US from Britain some years ago and being a member of a BRC club there.  She thinks that learning to look after the horse in the barn and field is as important as being able to ride and all of her students learn to care for them.

Louise is very proud of Angel and the hard work and dedication she has put in to complete the course and pass the practical exam.