Alverno High School junior Eryn Blakely won three blue ribbons at Showcase Stables’ horse show in Redlands. It was her first competition riding Havana Knights. Eryn calls the event a “warm-up” to see where she and the 16.2 hand thoroughbred are in preparation to represent Alverno in the first IEL (Interscholastic Equestrian League)show at the end of October at Hansen Dam.
And a very successful warm-up it was! Eryn and Havana Knights won three blue ribbons in the Baby Green Jumper Division, which is open to horses in their first two years of jumping competition.
She also won a Blue Medal in the Inland Empire Hunter Jumper Association mini-medal competition which is open to all Junior/Amateur riders who have not competed over fences higher than 2’3″, and 3rd place in the IEHJA Flat Medal competition for riders who have not competed over fences 2’6″ & higher.
“Havana was pretty challenging when he came to our barn, but he’s come a long way,” says Eryn. “This show was a test to see what height he could do. It was a big confidence booster for both of us.”
The Alverno mission: to empower each young woman to be exactly the person she wants to be. Alverno High School is the independent, Catholic college-prep high school for girls in Sierra Madre. Its college-prep curriculum and emphasis on leadership attracts students from public and private schools throughout the San Gabriel Valley.