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Las Vegas’ Talisman Farm Riding Academy Vaulters Ride To First Place At U-Vault Invitational
Published on Sat, Jul 13, 2013 (2:12 p.m.)Equestrian vaulting came to Saratoga Springs, Utah with the American Vaulting Association sponsored U-Vault Invitational and Las Vegas-based Talisman Farm novice vaulters brought home the ribbons.
“We are incredibly proud of our young vaulters, said AnnMarie Corey, Talisman Las Vegas Vaulters’ team coach. “The competition was tough and our vaulters brought the composure, confidence and results that show they are destined for many more top wins.”
The Men’s Novice Advanced Walk overall went to Talisman Farm’s Bradley Puterbaugh, 12, with equine partner Miss Fire Opal, a 12-year old Haflinger lunged by Jake Fluekiger and owned by Technique Equestrian Vaulters. In only his second competition, B. Puterbaugh brought home first place in both Men’s Novice Advanced 1* Compulsories and Men’s Novice Advanced Walk Freestyle on Barrel. He also claimed second place in Men’s Novice Advanced Walk Freestyle.
Carissa Puterbaugh, 6, took first place in Women’s Novice Walk 1* Compulsories and Women’s Novice Walk Freestyle as well as first place in Women’s Novice Walk Freestyle on Barrel. C. Puterbaugh equine partner was Miss Fire Opal.
Maelis Wahl, 10, placed eighth in Novice Advanced Walk 1*; fifth in Novice Advanced Walk Freestyle on Barrel and sixth in Novice Advanced Walk Freestyle.
For more information on the Talisman Las Vegas Vaulters contact AnnMarie Corey at [email protected] or 508-364-1562.
About Talisman Farm
Owned and operated by nationally-known horse trainer and riding instructor Esther Hillner, Talisman Farm is the only European classical riding center in Las Vegas offering training for beginners, intermediate and advanced riders in Dressage, Hunt Seat Equitation, Hunter/Jumper and 3-Day Eventing. Talisman Farm also routinely hosts and sponsors regular clinics in show jumping with Olympic Silver Medalist Greg Best and USEF Show Team Rider Jennie Mccalister as well as dressage clinics with USDF Silver Medalist Will Faerber. All visiting clinic instructors are FEI level clinicians. For information call Hillner at 702-592-8381 or [email protected]