Wellington, FL - Caitlin Boyle won the Platinum Performance USEF Talent Search aboard Ability Dance, a former jumper she has been riding since Week One of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). Boyle, from Hampshire, Illinois, is a recent graduate of Laurel Spring School and rides with long-time trainers, Freddie and Jodi Vazquez from Messenger Hill Farm in Mettawa, Illinois and Andre Dignelli from Heritage Farm in Katonah, New York.
"He is pretty new to me, but he is a great horse," said Boyle who earned a fifth place in the USEF Talent Search during Week One. "He has come a long way in a short time. He is a great water jumper and has learned everything you need to make a smooth round.
Boyle, now an amateur, plans to continue to show in the USEF Talent Search classes, which are open to riders until the show age of 21.
"We are so proud of Cait and all her accomplishments," said Freddie Vaazquez. "It has been a great experience teaming with Andre and this talented rider."
Boyle has become a household name from her impressive wins in the equitation ring. She won the ASPCA / NHSAA Maclay Region Four Championship aboard Loredo out of 89 competitors. At Devon last year, she won the prestigious R.W. Mutch Equitation Championship aboard Clearway, securing her place as Best Junior Equitation Rider at Devon. She competed at the four major equitation finals (USET Finals - East (third), Pessoa / USEF Hunter Seat Medal Finals, WIHS Equitation Finals (fifth), and the Alfred B. Maclay ASPCA / NHSAA Finals).
Caitlin Boyle 2013-2014 Show Highlights:
R.W. Mutch Equitation Champion, Devon - Clearway
1st ASPCA Maclay, Devon - Clearway
1st Platinum Performance/USET Talent Search, Devon - Clearway
1st Hunterdon Cup Perpetual Trophy - Loredo (Loredo won Best Equitation Horse)
1st ASPCA / NHSAA Maclay Regional Championship, Region 4 (out of 89) - Loredo
1st Overall, WIHS, Old Salem Farm May I & II - Clearway
1st Showplace Equitation Championships at Showplace Spring Spectacular Final - Loredo
1st Overall, WIHS Medal, Brandywine Valley Summer Series I & II - Loredo
1st Overall, WIHS Medal, HITS on the Hudson V - Loredo
1st IHJA Junior Medal Finals at Showplace Fall Classic - Loredo
1st M&S Junior Medal Finals at Showplace Fall Classic - Loredo
2nd Pessoa / USEF Hunter Seat Medal, Devon - Clearway
2nd WIHS Medal Class, Devon - Clearway
3rd Platinum Performance USEF Talent Search Finals - East - Zentina B
5th WIHS Equitation Finals - Loredo
Winner and Consistent Top Finisher, WIHS Medal, WEF - Clearway
Winner of the Honey Craven Perpetual Trophy, Devon (Highest Score Award)
Consistent Winner and Top Finisher, ASPCA Maclay and WIHS Medals, WEF - Loredo
Top Four Ribbons in every equitation class, Devon - Loredo
1st IHJA Junior Medal Final, at Showplace Fall Classic - Loredo
1st M&S Junior Medal Finals, Showplace Fall Classic - Loredo
1st Zone V Horsemanship Equitation Championships
5th ASPCA / NHSAA Maclay Regional Championship, Region 4 - Loredo
11th (out of 229) Pessoa / USEF Hunter Seat Medal Finals- Loredo
4th Overall, WIHS Junior Equitation Finals - Loredo
11th ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals - Loredo
About Messenger Hill Farm
Located in Mettawa, Illinois, just north of Chicago, Messenger Hill Farm is a full-service hunter/jumper facility owned by head trainers Freddie and Jodi Vazquez. Offering training, lessons, showing and sales, every detail of the facility and the care of the horses is well-thought-out. The farm features all-weather turnout, heated barn and attached indoor arena, 200'x 285' outdoor arena, five-acre grass jump field, excellent footing, treadmill, tack room with lockers and a lounge.
For experienced riders, Messenger Hill Farm offers a show schedule at all levels - local, national and international. The Messenger Hill Farm team competes at the Winter Equestrian Festival, the Kentucky Spring and Summer Horse Shows, the Colorado Horse Park's Summer in the Rockies, Tryon, the Traders Point Hunt Charity Horse Show, Lamplight, Ledges and more. For those just getting started in the sport, Messenger Hill Farm offers a lesson program with quality, well-cared-for horses to help riders achieve their goals.
Click here to learn more about Messenger Hill Farm or call (847) 573-1100.