- Thousand Hills Riding Stable, LLC

Volume II, Issue 5
May 2015
Nike’s News
Welcome to the May newsletter for Thousand Hills Riding Stable, Nike’s News!
Spring is here, so remember that the weather is still a little cool. Make sure you
wear warmer clothes when you come to ride. This month we will focus on the
Triple Crown, the Crown Jewel of Thoroughbred Racing. Keep reading to find
out more about the Triple Crown!
Nike’s News
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Up and Coming Events:
May 9th and May 30th- Moriah Farms Hunter Show
May 10th and May 31th – Moriah Farms Jumper Show
Inside this issue:
Up and Coming Events
Around the Farm
Horse Show News
Triple Crown
Summer Camp Flyer
Photo Gallery
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Around the Farm:
***Thousand Hills Riding Stable Summer Camp***
Dates: June 30th-July 3rd, July 13th-17th, July 27th-31st, August 10th -14th, August 24th-28th.
Price: $275 per child.
Hours: From 9am to 12pm.
Students will learn all aspects of horse care, feeding, and mucking stalls. They will ride for 1 hour, then
have a craft time or an un-mounted lesson.
You can contact Yvonne about signing up for camp, email [email protected]
Camp Flyer is on page 6 in the newsletter.
Please welcome our new students to the Thousand Hills Riding Stable Family! Kate L., Ethan and Sarah
Yakel. Please say hello to them if you see them around the barn.
Our recent new improvements: A new trailer to help accommodate all the students that would like to show
this year. You should find the driveway in much better shape after having it regraveled. We are looking
forward to adding more footing to the riding arena as soon as the ground dries up and the trucks can get in.
Barn roof repairs will be starting soon as well.
The answers to the pictures below are:
Abercrombie (Buddy) owned by Katrina Maddux
Horse Show News:
Here are the dates for our shows that we will be doing this year. We will also be doing Picturesque Farms
Summer Series, dates are TBD. They will be every Wednesday at 3:30pm.
Moriah Farm Horse Shows Dates for 2015:
Saturdays-Hunter Show
Students are invited to attend please ask us about details.
Sundays-Jumper Show
Please come out and cheer on your instructors!
May 9th-Hunter
May 10th-Jumper
May 30th-Hunter
May 31st-Jumper
July 25th-Hunter
July 26th-Jumper
August 1st-Hunter
August 2nd-Jumper
September 26th-Hunter
September 27th-Jumper
October 10th-Hunter
October 11th-Jumper
On April 25th Yvonne and Sarah took Nike and Scarlett to the first Jumper Show of the year. It was at
Frying Pan Horse Park. Sarah and Scarlett placed 2, 3, 5. Yvonne and Nike placed 2, 3 in their class..
Well done everyone!!!
A successful Jumper Show!
Yvonne with Nike and Sarah with Scarlett
The Triple Crown
In the United States, the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, commonly known as the
"Triple Crown", is a series of three Thoroughbred horse races for three-year-old horses run in
May and early June of each year consisting of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and
Belmont Stakes.
While Daily Racing Form writer Charles Hatton is commonly credited with originating the term
to reference these races in 1930, they were referred to by that name at least as early as 1923. The
Triple Crown Trophy, commissioned in 1950, is awarded to a Triple Crown winner.
Only eleven horses have ever won the Triple Crown, none since 1978. Of the trainers of those
eleven horses, "Sunny Jim" Fitzsimmons won the Triple Crown twice (the only trainer to do so),
and another trainer, D. Wayne Lukas, scored a Triple Crown as a trainer in sweeping the 1995
races with different horses, the only individual to do so.
The eleven Triple Crown winners are Sir Barton (1919), Gallant Fox (1930), Omaha (1935), War
Admiral (1937), Whirlaway (1941), Count Fleet (1943), Assault (1946), Citation (1948),
Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), and Affirmed (1978).
History of the Triple Crown:
Since 1931, the order of Triple Crown races has been the Kentucky Derby first, followed by the
Preakness Stakes, and then the Belmont Stakes. Prior to 1931, the Preakness Stakes was run
before the Kentucky Derby eleven times. On May 12, 1917, and again on May 13, 1922, the
Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes were run on the same day.
While there is a similar series of races specifically for fillies, the "Triple Tiara", each Triple
Crown race is open to both colts and fillies. Unlike the British and all but one of the French
Classics, the races are also open to geldings. All the races are held on dirt tracks, rather than the
turf commonly used for important races in Europe.
Winners of the Triple Crown:
At completion of the 2014 season, the three Triple Crown races have attracted 4,144 entrants. Of
these, 289 horses have won a single leg of the Triple Crown, 52 horses have won two of the
races (23 the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, 18 the Preakness Stakes and Belmont
Stakes, and 11 the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes), and 11 horses have won all three races.
Pillory won both the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes in 1922, a year when it was
impossible to win the Triple Crown because the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes were run
on the same day.
Triple Crown Winners:
Sir Barton
Johnny Loftus
H. Guy Bedwell
J. K. L. Ross
John E. Madden
Gallant Fox
Earl Sande
Jim Fitzsimmons
Belair Stud
Belair Stud
Willie "Smokey"
Jim Fitzsimmons
Belair Stud
Belair Stud
War Admiral
Charley Kurtsinger
George H. Conway
Samuel D. Riddle
Samuel D. Riddle
Eddie Arcaro
Ben A. Jones
Calumet Farm
Calumet Farm
Count Fleet
Johnny Longden
Don Cameron
Fannie Hertz
Fannie Hertz
Warren Mehrtens
Max Hirsch
King Ranch
King Ranch
Eddie Arcaro
Horace A. Jones
Calumet Farm
Calumet Farm
Ron Turcotte
Lucien Laurin
Meadow Stable
Meadow Stud
Seattle Slew
Jean Cruguet
William H. Turner,
Karen L. Taylor
Ben S. Castleman
Steve Cauthen
Laz Barrera
Harbor View Farm Harbor View Farm
Jim Fitzsimmons is the only trainer to have two horses win the Triple Crown, training the
sire/son combination of 1930 winner Gallant Fox and 1935 winner Omaha. This also marked the
first time that an owner and the first time that a breeder, Belair Stud holding both duties, would
have a repeat win of the Triple Crown.
Eddie Arcaro is the only jockey to ride two horses to the Triple Crown, jockeying 1941 winner
Whirlaway and 1948 winner Citation.
Secretariat holds the time record for each of the Triple Crown races, the Kentucky Derby (1:59
2/5), the Preakness Stakes (1:53), and the Belmont Stakes (2:24)
Photo Gallery:
Please keep sending your pictures in! We love cute pictures of our kids at the barn or at the horse shows!
Please include your child’s first name and the horse or pony they are with. This way we can add them to
our monthly newsletter. Please email them to: Yvonne: [email protected]
Yvonne and Ariana out for a ride on Nike.
Averie and Ty doing an
awesome job together!
Yvonne and Ty.
Loren and Ariana at a horse
Lyric with one of her riders.
Melanie’s first bareback ride.
About Thousand Hills Riding Stable:
Thousand Hills Riding
Stable, LLC
4098 Ashville Road
Delaplane, VA 20144
Phone: (540) 364-1124
Email: [email protected]
Open seven days a week!
Hours: 11:00 AM to
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© 2014 Thousand Hills Riding
Stable, LLC.
Situated in the heart of Northern Virginia Hunt Country and Vineyards in
Delaplane, VA. Thousand Hills Riding Stable, LLC. is owned and run by the
Toone Family, Mark and Yvonne along with their 2 year old daughter Ariana.
Yvonne is a Level 2 Certified Riding Instructor through Certified
Horsemanship Association and is a licensed Veterinary Technician. Thousand
Hills Riding Stable invites riders as young as 2 years old to come explore the art
of Horsemanship and Horseback riding. Hope to see you soon!
About the editor: Katrina Maddux
Katrina has known Mark and Yvonne for several years. Katrina has owned and
shown horses since she was 8 years old. She grew up in California and showed
on the “A” Hunter Jumper Circuit. She moved to the east coast when she
received an Equestrian Scholarship to attend St. Andrews Presbyterian College
in North Carolina. There she majored in History with a minor in Equine
Science. Katrina currently lives in Hartselle,
AL. She owns 2 horses, Abercrombie
“Buddy”, 4 year old Oldenburg gelding that
she showed in Hunter Breeding in 2013 and
will be showing in Baby Green Hunters in
2015. Deardra, Katrina’s other horse is a 9
year old Arabian mare. Katrina shows
Deardra in Sport Horse Classes on the
Arabian circuit, Amateur Hunters at
Hunters shows, and Fox Hunts. She also
has 2 dogs, Annie a Standard Schnauzer and
a Mini Schnauzer named Pierre. You can
email suggestions and photos to Katrina at
[email protected]
Katrina and Deardra