HH Ambassador

Emma Koch, Parker, CO


Emma is 11 years old and goes to Fox Ridge Middle School in Aurora. She started riding when she was four and has loved it ever since. Emma now rides and competes with Tess Harris and Paul & Dorothy Rohrbach at Wells Bridge Farm in Parker. She is currently competing in the Short Stirrups with her horse Worth The Wait aka “Ziva.” Ziva is a 20 year-old Holsteiner mare with the best personality. In the future Emma plans to continue challenging herself by competing in different shows and classes. Emma has competed in two “A” rated shows so far this season (Spring in the Rockies week 3, and Summer in the Rockies week 2) with much success! She won the Short Stirrup Classic at Spring in the Rockies, and placed 3rd in the Short Stirrup Classic at Summer in the Rockies. She has already qualified for CHJA Medal Finals in October and is really excited to be able to compete there. Emma loves hanging out with all of her barn friends and learning as many things as she can daily. She is looking forward to this upcoming season, getting better at riding, and working with the HH Team.

FOR SALE – Fiamma SW

2013 Holsteiner mare by Dakota VDL. 16.1 and growing. Showing in the 2’3 and 2’6 USHJA hunters. Easy, super quiet, very pretty, and sweet as a button. Please contact Katie at  Sandwillow Farm 303-548-2260.


Don’t miss a chance to train with an Olympian


Chris Kappler Clinic July 10th, 11th and 12th at Forest Edge Farm in Colorado Springs, CO.

Sections 2.6/3.0/3.3-3.6. – $300 per session.

Chris would like riders to ride all 3 days .

Contact Karen Goodell for information and to reserve your spot – 719 339 0085

Everything’s Better with A Little Sugar…

Ponies – love ‘em or hate ‘em, they’re the cutest part of any show. Read about one of HH’s FAVORITE ponies, Sugar Rush, and her equally adorable kiddo, Haley Honneger.

By HH Contributor Kristina McCombie


HH: Tell us about your pony, Sugar Rush.


HH: Sugar Rush is a 6 year old imported French Welsh pony. Her barn name is Brisotte and her favorite treats are apples.




HH: How long have you and Sugar Rush been a team? How did you find each other?


HH: We have been a team for about eight months. We found her at a barn in Switzerland that had three ponies, and I saw her and she was the right one to pick because she was looking like “I can go high.” She took care of me and I liked her a lot, so now she’s mine!


HH: What do you currently show in?


HH: We normally show in the .85M but in Scottsdale we did the .70M to learn to make inside turns. She goes fast no matter the class. I’ve jumped her really high at home!




HH: What makes Sugar Rush such a great addition to your barn?


HH: Sugar Rush is a great addition because we never had a bay pony that jumped high before. She makes the barn a wonderful place because everyone likes to pet and see her because they like her cute face. (Author’s note – this pony is impossible to ignore! MUST.PET.PONY…)



HH: Does Sugar Rush have any quirks or goofy traits? How is she around the barn?


HH: She has a great manners and likes to play with my other pony Sassafrass and my rodeo pony Snickers.



HH: What are your goals for the rest of the year and beyond with Sugar Rush?


HH: My goals are to go from the .80M to the .90M this year and then next year to move up to the 1.0M. My pony has done a couple 1.10M classes so I think we can do it together, eventually.


HH: What successes have you shared with Sugar Rush? Anything in particular you are especially proud of?


HH: I am proud that we work together and we figure out the courses. We both tell each other what we are feeling. We did well at the Horse Park shows and we just won some classes in Scottsdale.


HH: What do you enjoy most about riding Sugar Rush?


HH: I like that she is a cute pony, and I like everything about her. She is brave, she is curious and she takes care of me and she’s fun to play with.



HH: If Sugar Rush was a teenager, which table would she sit at in the cafeteria and why?


HH: This is a tough question for a kid like me! My mom said she’d be a foreign exchange student!


HH: What are Sugar Rush’s Favorite treats?


HH: Apples – my mom gives her an apple every time she comes out of the ring.



HH: Anything else we should know about your pony?


HH: She likes to go on trail rides with me and my friends, she is very brave. She also likes to roll all the time. Her favorite colors are pink and purple… so we always have her wear those colors.


Picture credits: White Fence Photography, Alexia Honneger and Kristina McCombie

The New Kid in Town


Canterbury Tack & Apparel is a boutique equestrian apparel and tack shop that caters to the hunter/jumper community throughout the Front Range. Canterbury specializes in bringing stable to street fashion to the local horse shows, clinics, and stables in a mobile equestrian boutique.

  • Canterbury carefully curates only top quality products that we would use on our own horses, and aims to provide even the non-rider with items that reflect the equestrian lifestyle. • We aspire to elevate the ordinary mobile tack shop finding the link between function and fashion, by providing customers a luxury retail experience and carrying top quality, in-demand brands.
  • Canterbury differentiates itself by offering alternative brands at a reasonable price point, while ensuring a luxury retail experience, and delivers convenience to the local hunter/jumper community with our one-stop-shop assortment.
  • Canterbury will attend Colorado Hunter Jumper Association shows along the Front Range during show season (March to November. During the off-season (December to March), Canterbury will focus on trunk show bookings (private shopping events) at local barns, winter riding clinics, and private other events, delivering the mobile equestrian boutique to our local, hunter/jumper community. We have a full dressing room inside the trailer for your convenience. Canterbury has a robust website as well so you can shop anywhere, anytime.



Canterbury Tack & Apparel is the vision of Megan Maxwell, a local equestrian, who wanted to offer the Front Range community an elevated, mobile boutique experience catered to those embracing the hunter/jumper lifestyle.






Our website is now LIVE, and we are adding inventory everyday. Click here to visit.

The brands we carry are:

RJ Classics

Tailored Sportsman

Anique Equestrian

Equine Couture

Lilo Leather

Foot Huggies


Back on Track (including the new Trauma Void helmet)

Majyk Equipe

Lettia/Union Hill


RWR No Knot Hairnets


Carr, Day, and Martin grooming and barn supplies

Cowboy Magic

Hands on Gloves

Sleek EZ

AND more.



Our show schedule is:

June 16-17 Cross the Meadow Farm I, Budweiser Event Center

June 23  Private Event

June 24 Cross the Meadow Farm II, Cross the Meadow Farm

July 5-8  Fun in the Sun,  Fox Hill Equestrian Center

July 19-22  Copper Penny I, Estes Park Events Complex

July 25-29 Copper Penny II, Estes Park Events Complex

August 11-12 In Stride Invitational,   Fox Hill Equestrian Center

August 25-26  Meridian Riding Club Summers End, Colorado Horse Park

*September 1-2  Gold Crest Summerfest, Colorado Horse Park

September 8-9 Blue Cloud Horse Show,  Blue Cloud Farms

September 15-16  Fall Fun Horse Show, Fox Hill Equestrian Center

September 22-23  CHJA Classic Finale, Colorado Horse Park

*September 29-30 The Wild Ranch, Helicon, Show Stables

*October 3-7 CHJA Medal Finals, National Western Events Center

*October 20-21 Helicon Fall Finale,  Helicon Show Stables

* Indicates tentative


Please visit our site at Canterbury Tack to view our current selection of tack & apparel.



What a fun day had by all at the inaugural Celebration of the Horse event at the Denver Polo Club this past weekend. The weekend started off on Friday with a “Pretty in Pink” memorial warm-up class continued by drinking and dancing on the lawn. Saturday featured a polo match and a $5,000 Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic followed by PBR and Rough Stock Rodeo as well as an outdoor concert with the Colorado band, The Movers and Shakers.




Helen Davies of Helen Hands and Co-host Tara Hieb


The guest of honor, Dr. Marvin Beeman, made a grand entrance on horseback commanding the hounds of the Arapahoe Hunt across the field on Sunday prior to the polo finals and the $20,000 Grand Prix.


Dr. Marvin Beeman



Kristin Hardin was the winner of the Grand Prix on Aran and took home the inaugural trophy along with a beautiful flower bouquet by Lisa Florista. Brooke Cudmore was second on Roselyn as well as third on Igor, both coming in with double clears and the exact same time. Fourth place was earned by a Colorado fan favorite, Karen Cudmore and Southern Pride.


  Kristin Hardin & Aran pictured with co-host Erica Gandomcar-Sachs


What a huge hit this event was. Thank you Denver Polo Club for hosting such a fun and exciting weekend for the entire Colorado equestrian community and alike. We can’t wait until next summer!