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Messenger Hill Farm Notches More Prizes During WEF Week III and IV - Rising Star Chloe Jhin Earns Accolades

Written by: Carrie Wirth
Client: Messenger Hill Farm
Release Date: 2016-02-10

Wellington, FL ­- Feb. 10, 2016 - ­ The Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) Week III proved another great week for the Messenger Hill Farm team. It was a stellar week for Chloe Jhin, a young student that's been with the Vazquezes from day one. She earned two championships and excelled in the ponies, the hunters and the jumpers. Elizabeth Corey and S'Dorable came away with a reserve championship in the Adult Amateur Hunters among some pretty accomplished horse and rider pairs.

During Week IV Freddie Vazquez and Bachelor took the fourth place prize out of a huge field of 89 in the 1.35m Open Jumpers with Messenger Hill Farm's Bachelor 4.
Jodi Vazquez had top placings in the WEF Open Hunters 3'3" with Modigliani, owned by Jamie Stryker earning a second and a third place prize and the fourth place on Talan, owned by Meg Gehron. In the WEF Open Hunters 3' she and Trousseau, owned by Elizabeth Reed earned a red ribbon out of 35 entries.
In the Green Conformation Hunters, Jodi Vazquez piloted Elizabeth Corey's Hula Hoop to five top four finishes.
Jhin and her own Follow the Laughter earned first in one over fences and second in another with a second in the under saddle to win the championship of the Large Children's Hunter Pony division during Week III. Following in their good form in Week IV, the two earned a first and a fourth in the division.
Then Jhin piloted on Trousseau, to two blues and two red ribbons to nab the reserve championship in the Low Children's Hunter during Week III. In Week IV Jhin and Trousseau earned top placings again with a first, third and fourth in the division. With Modigliani in the same division the pair won one of their over fences classes and was fourth in two others during Week III and earned a first and a fourth during Week IV
But she didn't stop there. Jhin and Serendipity, owned by Sweet Oak Farm, won the Low Child/Adult Training Jumpers and clinched the championship for Week III and had another first place finish in the division during WEF IV.
Jhin is just 9 years old and has been riding with the Vazquezes since she just before her fourth birthday.
"Freddie and Jodi are the first and only trainers Chloe has trained with," said Chloe's mother Sarah Jhin. "They work really well together. They know how Chloe thinks and which creates a positive and successful environment. Chloe is very happy. I love how they train her, it's working great."
Elizabeth Corey and her own S'Adorable won a first and a second over fences and were fourth in the hack in the Adult Amateur Hunter division during Week III. Their performance earned the pair reserve championship honors. Corey and S'Adorable have been together a while and make a solid team. She refers to him as her "campaigner."
During Week III, after two championship weeks, Elodie Watrous and Sugarbrook Game Plan, owned by Bill Schaub and Shimmer, owned by Lanes End Farm moved up to the Short Stirrup division and were in the ribbons again. Her sister Chloe also had a nod from the judge for third place in a very competitive Small/Medium Children's Pony Hunter class during Week III. Chloe Watrous and her wonderful pony Just Darlin earned respectable ribbons in the Small Pony Hunters and in the WIHS Pony Equitation.
Alexandra Lynn Willner and Chloe Jhin's small pony Primrose earned impressive ribbons during Week IV including the first place honors in the WIHS Pony Equitation, a second in the USEF Pony Medal, a third in the Small Pony Hunter under saddle and another third in the Small Pony Conformation Hunters.
Also during Week IV, Cynthia Baffa showed her own Marneux to a fourth place prize in the Low Adult Hunters.
"Our clients have had a great circuit so far," said Jodi Vazquez. "We are really proud of the work they've been doing and it is demonstrated by their performances and the results. We look forward to next week."
Freddie and Jodi Vazquez and the entire Messenger Farm team look forward to more success during WEF.
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, Colorado Horse Park, 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.


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