Our client competitors and their horses have enjoyed much Dressage show successes...

2018 SHOW SEASON!

June 18/19 Ocala

Great but extremely hot show this past weekend in ocala! We want to congratulate Kristine Bakke on earning her Bronze Medal riding her own Jackson in 3rd level scoring a 60%. Way to go!! Jana Reich riding Linda Scharff's and her 5 year old Ira in his second show ever. Winning both classes with 62.6% and 65.9%. Terri Rines riding her own Ruso in 1st level scoring 64%. Marissa Long riding Zoe owned by Ute Long in 4th level, scoring 61% & 64%. And Karen William's riding her own Prom Date HU in 3rd and 4th level scoring 62% and 66%. Way to go everybody Go Team Half Halt.

May 26/27 Ocala

Very eventful and stressful but also successful show weekend for the Half Half girls in Ocala! 
Susanne Benne showing Dulcia, owned by Joan Sussmann, in PSG. Winning both days with a 63% and 70% becoming Reserved Champion! 
Terri Rines Showing her own Ruso, in 1st level, scoring a 61% and they rocked a 70%. Which qualified them for Regionals, Way to go! Hanna Benne showed Peanut Owned by Linda Scharff in PSG. They did fantastic the first day! She only had 2 weeks to get to know the horse, and she pulled off her first ever PSG at 17 years old! They scored a 60% towards the silvermedal, now only one more to go. Due to bad stomach flu problems they had to unfortunately scratch day two. Kristine Bakke rode her own Jackson in 3rd level. Lots of wonderful moments with 8s and 7s in her score sheets, still have to work on some movements for overal improvements but on the right track! Jana Reich had her first outing after her bad accident, last November, with her new 5 year old horse Ira. His First show ever and he was a real sweetheart. Allthough she was fighting strep throat over the weekend she managed to show, thank god for our loving half halt family who helped her out a lot!! Little Ira was a bit scared of the big arenas and the scary judge booth, so there was some young horse tension. They managed to get second and third with a 62% at 1st level 3. Great job everyone!!

May 14/15 Jacksonville

Amazing show for Half Halt Stables this past weekend in Jacksonville.
Susanne Benne showing San Marino owned by Alicia Lee, in his first 4th level getting a 68% both days with a 1st and 2nd place and 4th level open Reseved Champion. 
Chase De Marco Riding Fürst Astreaus Aka Peanut, owned by Linda Scharff, in his first I1 scoring 66% and 65%, earning his 2 first scores towards his Gold Medal! Way to go. Hanna Benne riding Riggadon RF owned by Lori Minteer, in 4th level winning both days with a 69% and 71% and becoming 4th level Grand Champion. 
Karen Williams riding her own Prom Date HU in his first 4th level scoring a 66% and 71% placing 2nd both days and becoming Reserved Champion in 4th level.
Acacia riding her own Chance Command in 3rd and 4th level scoring a 65% and 62% earning there 2nd score for the Silver Medal and becoming 3rd level Reserved Champion! Way to go! Kristin Bakke riding her own Jackson in 3rd level winning their second class with a 63.9% earning another score towards the bronze medal only one more to go! Great Job. Terri Rines riding her own Ruso in first level scoring a 60.3% and 65.9% bring home a first place. Marissa Long riding Zoe owned by Ute Long in 4th level scoring a 63.4% and 68% bring home a first place as well!!! Way to Go everybody. Go team Half Halt

March 25/26 Orlando

INCREDIBLE show this weekend in Orlando for the Half Halt Stables team this past weekend! 
HUGE Congratulations to Mary Gleason, she earned her Gold Medal this weekend! Riding her own Revelation (Rudy) in GP winning the class with a 66.9%!
Congratulations as well to Joan Sussman on earning her Silver medal! Riding her own Dulcia in their PSG debut!! Another Medal went to Beverly Best, riding her own Beemer, in their PSG debut earning the Silver Medal as well, Congratulations!!! WAY TO GO!!! Hanna Benne riding Riggs, owned by Lori Minteer, in 3rd level winning the class with a 69% and showing him in their 4th level debut winning the class with a 66%, and getting their first score towards the silver medal!! Acacia riding her own Chance Command in third level and as well in her 4th level debut scoring a 63.9% bringing home 2nd place and her first score towards the Silver Medal! Way to go girls!! Alicia Lee riding her own San Marino (Rio) in second level winning both her classes with 67% and 68%. Hanna Sears showing our own Zoro in first level scoring 66%, 65% and 63% bringing home three 2nd places!!! And Karen Williams riding her own Prom Date HU in 3rd level winning all their classes with 70%, 70%, 71% and 72% way to go! 
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHAT A GREAT WEEKEND!!

April 14/15 Wellington

Great first outing for Half Halt Stables and Susanne Benne on two new training horses, Weekend Pleasure and Ciekarla V. Ciekarla V earned 68% and 67% in Prix St. George, placing 2nd and 3rd in a very competitive class! Weekend Pleasure felt great in the I 1 placing 3rd with a 67.5%. What a pleasure to work with these horses! Many thanks to Tami Glover who helped through the weekend!

March 25/26 Orlando

INCREDIBLE show in Orlando for the Half Halt Stables team! 
HUGE Congratulations to Mary Gleason, she earned her Gold Medal this weekend! Riding her own Revelation (Rudy) in GP winning the class with a 66.9%!
Congratulations as well to Joan Sussman on earning her Silver medal! Riding her own Dulcia in their PSG debut!! Another Medal went to Beverly Best, riding her own Beemer, in their PSG debut earning the Silver Medal as well, Congratulations!!! WAY TO GO!!! Hanna Benne riding Riggs, owned by Lori Minteer, in 3rd level winning the class with a 69% and showing him in their 4th level debut winning the class with a 66%, and getting their first score towards the silver medal!! Acacia riding her own Chance Command in third level and as well in her 4th level debut scoring a 63.9% bringing home 2nd place and her first score towards the Silver Medal! Way to go girls!! Alicia Lee riding her own San Marino (Rio) in second level winning both her classes with 67% and 68%. Hanna Sears showing our own Zoro in first level scoring 66%, 65% and 63% bringing home three 2nd places!!! And Karen Williams riding her own Prom Date HU in 3rd level winning all their classes with 70%, 70%, 71% and 72% way to go! 
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHAT A GREAT WEEKEND!!

March 4/5 Wellington

Lots of success and learning experiences at the Wellington Derby this past weekend for Susanne and Hanna Benne. Big thanks to Sharon Poulin for all her coaching. Susanne Benne showed Sale horse, 7 year old Andalusian gelding Victorioso de Ymas owned by Janine Hill in his 4th level debut and Especial a 9 year old Andalusian Stallion also owned by Janine Hill in his 4th level debut. Both boys were an absolute pleasure to ride and work with. In a very competive field in Wellington they kept their cool and were relaxed as they are at home. Susanne also rode 6 year old Hercules owned by Mary Gleason in second level bringing home 2 first places. Hanna Benne showed Rigadoon RF aka Riggs, sponsored by Lori Minteer from Jupiter bringing home also 2 first places in 3rd level! Way to go ladies!!

Feburay 18 Melbourne Schooling show

Awesome schooling show weekend in Wickham Park with the Half Halt Stables Team! 
Terri Rines showing her own, only 6 year old Ruso, in first level. Winning with the high score 70.6%! Kristin Bakke rode her own Jackson in first level scoring a 69%!!! Our Rider Hannah Sears, rode Susanne Bennes Andalusian Zoro, in his first show here at half halt in first level, scoring a 62%! Kathy Elliott riding her own San Baltic aka Finny in 4th level scoring a 62%!! And our Part time Trainer Tami Glover rode her own Devon in second level, scoring 68%! And Big thanks to Chase De Marco our Trainer Assistant for all your coaching at the show!! WAY TO GO TEAM HALF HALT

Feburay 10/11 Orlando

Again a great show weekend in Orlando! Way to Go everybody!
Mary Gleason showed her own Rudy in her second show competing at Grand Prix scoring a winning 62%, getting her first Gold Medal score!!!!
Joan Sussman rode her own, Dulcia in their 1st 4th level test. Scoring a 62% both days! 
Beverly Best rode her own, Beemer in 4th level scoring a 64% & 62%! 
Chase DeMarco showing Ulaan, owned by the Castello Family in 4th level. Winning both days, scoring a 71% & 72% and becoming Grand Champion of the show!!! 
And Susanne Benne showing her own coming 5 year old Liebling in 1st level scoring a winning 71%!
We are proud of everyone!!

January 27/28 Orlando

Amazing Show weekend for Half Halt Stables in Orlando this weekend!!! Lots of firsts! 
Susanne Benne showing San Marino owned by Alicia Lee in his 3rd level debut, scoring a 69% and 73% placing 2nd and becoming reserved 3rd level Champion and qualifying for Regionals! Trainer Assistant Chase DeMarco rode Peanut owned by Linda Scharff in PSG earning his Silver Medal with a 63% and 65%! He also rode Ulaan owned by the Castello Family winning both his 3rd level rides with 69% and 75% becoming 3rd level Grand Champion and qualifying for Reginals!!! Marissa Long riding Zoe owned by Ute Long doing their first PSG earning also their silver medal with a 63% and 64% as well as qualifying for Reginals! Acacia riding her own Chance Command in their 3rd Level debut earning their Bronze Medal with a 62% and 64% and qualifying for Regionals! Joan Sussman riding her own Dulcia in 3rd level winning both classes with a 65% and 70% also qualifying for Regionals! And Mary Gleason showing her own Revelation in her Grand Prix debute!!! WAY TO GO TEAM HALF HALT!!

Janauary 14/15 2018 Ocala

Great Show weekend behind us this weekend in Ocala at the Grand Oaks. Susanne Benne back in the Grand Prix Ring with Zonnerhall 0 owned by Toni Pastermack. Thank you to Sharon Poulen for helping to improve from 61% to 66% in the Grand Prix for Zonnerhall and Susanne. Proud of our students Kristin L Bakke with Jackson riding first level, Kathy J Elliott riding fourth level with Finny 60% and Mary Gleason with Revelation winning I2 with 69% way to go girls! And 6 year old Herby owned also by Mary Gleason won with Susanne Benne his first second level test 3 with 73%. What a super star !!

2017 Show season!

December 8/9 2017

Super show in Orlando! All our horses were fantastic even tho it went from warm to cold and rainy in one day. 
Hanna Benne riding Riggs owned by Lori Minteer winning their 3rd level class with a 66%. Susanne Benne riding Ruso owned by Terri Rines winning the second level class with a 67%. Alicia Dabrowski Lee riding her own San Marino getting 3rd with a 62% and Kristin Kristin L Bakke riding her own Jackson winning her first level class with a 65%. 
Go team Half Halt way to go!! 

October 6/7/8 REGIONAL CHAMPIONCHIPS 2017

 

We had lots of Success at the 2017 Regional Championship we are very happy with all horses. Susanne Benne got reserved Champion with Dulcia with 71% owned by Joan Sussman! Susanne Benne and Hercules came in 6th in his first level class owned by Mary Gleason with a 68% in a very strong field. Jana Reich had a very nice clean ride in a super strong field with Peanut in PSG class scoring a 63.4%.
Way to go everybody! 

May 27/28 2017 Ocala

Great and Hot Show at the Grand Oaks in Ocala this weekend! Our client Mary Gleason had lots of improvements in her I2 on her horse Rudy! Susanne Benne rode Mary's young Bojengle gelding Hercules, he was fantastic with 72% and 74% for first place and 1st level reserved champion. Trainer Assistant Jana Reich rode Peanut owned by Linda Scharff in their first I1! Scoring a 63% and 64%. Half way done with her gold medal! Jana' s student Acacia rode Al Marah Chance Command they made huge improvements and got 66% in both her first level classes for first place!!

May 14/15 2017 Jacksonville

Great show this past weekend in Jacksonville for the Half Half ladies! Head trainer Susanne Benne rode Fleure Royal (Flora) owned by Linda Egeland in her PSG debut! With a 67% and 65% for 1st and 4th place! She also rode Dulcia in Third level owned by Joan Sussman they became 3rd Level Champion of the show with 72% 69% 68% and 67%! Trainer Assistant Jana Reich rode Fürst Asteaus (Peanut) owned by Linda Scharff in PSG and did great with 64% and 65%! Our client Mary Gleason had a difficult first day but pulled back the second day scoring a 61% in her I2! Jana' s student Acacia did great with her little Arab Stallion Chance! They earned all their scores in first level for the bronze medal and earned one qualifying score in second level for regionals. It was also her second level debut! Way to go to everybody on a great show!

March 25/26 2017 Orlando

We had a great show in Orlando this weekend! Student Mary Gleason did her very first I2, on her own Rudy! Overall 2 great rides! Student Terri Rines and Susanne Benne showed Terri's young 5 year old Andalusian Ruso, at his first show. He was the sweetest boy and very well behaved! Jana Reich showed Peanut owned by Linda Scharff PSG scoring 61% 5th pl. and 65% 3rd place, very well ridding, this pair is getting better and better every show! Jana' s student, 14 year old Acacia showed her new horse Chance for the first time they did very well! Achiving their first score of 60.1% in 1st level, for her Bronze Medal.

 

March 4/5 2017 Wellington

Super show for our sale horse GForce and Susanne Benne, owned by Kathy J Elliott , at the Wellington Derby! This was his US Debut and also his third level debut! He won both tests with a 69% and 71% What a great horse!! Little tough show for my Jana Reich and Peanut owned by Linda Scharff. Lots of improvements in their PSG but a couple bobbles and tension. A very beautiful talented pair, on to the next show!

Feburay 26/27 2017 Gainsville

Great show in Gainsville for Hanna Benne riding Riggs owned and sponsored by Dr Lori Minteer and Cheryl Flink her own Roslyn VT. Hanna at her second 3rd level outing with Riggs scored 65%, 67% and 64% two second and a First place! On Cheryls first day she had a hard time memorizing her test but the Second day she scored a 63%, it was a great ride and her first outing with Roselyn after not showing for 20 years. WAY TO GO GIRLS

January 27/28 2017 Orlando

Half Halt Stables had a great show this weekend in Orlando. Susanne Benne rode Roslyn VT owned by Sheryl Flink in her second show doing PSG and got both days a 64% placing 3rd! Jana Reich rode Fürst Astreaus aka Peanut owned by Linda Schaff in his second show PSG also with 64% placing 1st and 4th. Mother and daughter were very close this weekend 😄! 
And Ineka Pastermack, Toni Pastermack's grand daughter rode our little romeo in training level and her first time showing 1st level, placing 3rd, 4th and 5th Way to go!!​

2016 SHOW SEASON!

2016 Regional Championships 

Marissa Long riding Zoe owned by Ute Long competing at 3rd Level AA becoming REGIONAL CHAMPIONS way to go girls! Qualifying for US NATIONALS!!!!  

Susanne Benne Competing two horses in Grand Prix Zonnerhal owned by Toni Pastermack and Revelation owned by Mary Gleason. 

Janauary 2016

Susanne Benne showing Intermediate II with Zonnerhall O owned by Toni Pastermack and Grand Prix with Rudy owned by Mary Gleason.

Congratulations to our Rider Assistant Katie Honeywell for earning her bronze medal on Roslyn Vt owned by Toni Pastermack. Way to go!!

Another bronze meldal, in the same weekend, earned by our student Marissa Long on Zoe owned by Ute Long, Congratulations! Way to go Girls!!

 

May 2016 Jacksonville

The half halt ladies had a nice show weekend in Jacksonville!
Susanne Benne rode Zonnerhall O owned by Toni Pastermack in his second outing in Grand Prix! Winning his class and qualified for regionals with a 64%
She also rode Fleur Royal (flora) owned by Linda Egland in her just second time showing 4th level! She got 4th level champion of the show with 65% and 68%. 
Mary Gleason rode her first I1 ever with her own Relevation (Rudy) way to go mary!! 
Trainer assistant Jana Reich rode Samara RF in second level getting 3rd and 2nd with a 61 and 66, owned, bred and sponsored by Lori Minteer owner of Reflections Farm check out her talented youngsters www.reflectionsfarm.com

March 27/28 2016 Orlando

Very rainy and muddy show this past weekend in orlando. But the Half Halt girls still pulled it together! Susanne Benne was awarded with the Klaus Fraessdorf Continuing Potential Award!! She was very surprised and honored by that. Thank you Gaile from Orlando Dressage !! Kristin L Bakke got reserve champion in second level through the show series!! Congrats! Our rider Assistant Katie Honeywell finished all her scores to become a 1 star rider! Way to go! Susanne rode the coming 6 year old PD / Promdate HU owned by Karen B Williams in his 3rd level debut scoring 69% wow! And scoring 71% in 2nd level! Trainer Assistant Jana Reich showed 8 year old Peanut owned by Linda Scharff in his 3rd level debut scoring a 64%. She also showed the 8 year old mare samara she got sponsored with owned and bred by Dr. Lori Minteer from Reflections Farmin jupiter, in their first show together in second level! Scoring a 65 and winning 72%! Way to go!

 

June 2016 Ocala 

Successful show weekend in ocala for our two Half halt competitors! Trainer assistant Jana Reich rode Peanut owned by Linda Scharff, in his 4th level debut. Winning both test scoring 61% and 67%! Kristin L Bakke rode her own Wally in second level getting 1st 2nd and 3rd place with 60%+ scores! Way to go ladies!

2015 SHOW SEASON!

Feburay 2015 Wellington

Jana Reich and Floridian owned by Beth Samson had great success in the 4 year old devision scoring a 74% and 79%.

 

March 2015 Wellington

Hanna Benne and Dreamer had their 3rd level debut.

Susanne Benne and Zonnerhall had their small tour CDI debut

 

2014 SHOW SEASON

2014 Regional Championships!

Head trainer Susanne Benne rode Zonnerhall owned by Toni Pastermack In the Intermediate1 and Intermediate Freestyle and qualifyed with him For the US NATIONALS in Kentucky! Susanne And Zee became Intermediate1 Reserved National Champion! What a great time!

We wanna congratulate our very own Hanna Benne to accomplishing her bronze medal in 2014 Great job! Very Exciting to annouce that our studends Mary Gleason and Amber Seltzer accomplished their Silver Medals!

USEF 2014 US Dressage Finals

 

Novemeber 7-9, 2014

Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington KY

Congratulations to Susanne Benne for riding Zonnerhall owned by Toni Pastermack

2nd Place Reserved Champion in Intermediate I Championship Open with a score of 68.82%

8th Place in Intermediate I Freestyle Championship Open with a score of 64.417%

March 2014 Wellington

The Half Halt Stables Dressage Group had a very successful show at the Gold Coast Opener in Wellington, bringing home six 1st place ribbons, three 2nd place, and a third and fifth place. Congratulations, competitors, Susanne Benne, Jana Reich, Hanna Benne and Larry Harrison, and owners Toni Pastermack, Doreen Harrison and Karen Houser on your success at the show!

 

2013 SHOW SEASON

US DRESSAGE FESTIVAL OF CHAMPIONS

Congratulations Hanna Benne - she finished 6th in the USEF Pony Rider Dressage National Championships at the 2013 US Dressage Festival of Champions!

January 2013 Orlando 

Ute Long riding her own Samantha T-1 scoring a 66% and a 66%

Susanne Benne riding Zonnerhall owned by Toni Pastermack in I1 scoring a 62% and a 67%

Doreen riding her own Walter in  2-3 scoring a 62%

Susanne Benne ringing Reed owned by Mary Gleason in PSG scoring a 62%

Susanne Benne ridning Bella owned by karen Hauser 2-1 scoring a 64% and a 63%

Katie Honeywell riding Roslyn owned by Toni Pastermack in T-3 scoring a 69% and a 66%

Mary Gleason showing her own Reed in 4-3 scoring a 61%

2012 SHOW SEASON!

2012 Region 3 Championships in Fairburn, GA

Oct. 5-7, 2012

​Congratulations to all of our riders who qualified and participated in the 2012 championships 



Hanna Benne & Helluva Dream Maker at 1st level Jr/Yr and Equitation Semi-Finals

Melanie Doughty & Command Performance at 1st level Jr/Yr and Equitation Semi-Finals

Jana Reich and Titan owned by Alicia Lee Grand Champion at 4th level and PSG 

Way to go!!

​2012 Melanie Doughty 4th at the National Dressage Seat Finals 

And we want to congratulate Mary Gleason on erning her bronce maedal!

Decmber 2012 Orlando

Hanna Benne & Ensign at 1st and 2nd level

Melanie Doughty & Command Performance at 1st and 2nd level

Amber Seltzer & Grenadier at 1st and 2nd level

Susanne Benne & Evolution owner Mary Gleason at 3rd level 

2011 SHOW SEASON!

 

USDF Region 3 Championships in Ocala

Melanie Doughty & Command Performance at 1st level Jr/Yr and Dressage Equitation Semi-Finals

Susanne Benne & Zonnerhall owned by Toni Pastermack at 3rd level Open

Jana Reich & Titan owned by Alicia Lee at 3rd level AA

Deanna Myers & Rose Robin F owned by Linda Scharff at 2nd level Open

Deanna Myers & Mr. Nibbles owned by Betty Ledyard at 3rd level Open

Hanna Benne & Romeo at 1st level Jr/Yr and Dressage Equitation Semi-Finals

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