Stanton Farm Horse Trials Off to a Great Start!

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Jumping for Joy over the Operation
 Christmas Child XC Jump!

Jumping the Sweet Briar Vixen!

This Year Stanton Farms is Highlighting Operation Christmas Child. We love participating in this every year, and thought we would share our enjoyment with all of you! Operation Christmas Child sends shoeboxes filled with gifts and necessary items to millions of impoverished children around the world. Many of the children are in war-torn countries or have suffered a natural disaster, and receiving a special gift from a complete stranger really lifts their spirits. For many of the children the shoebox is the first Christmas gift they have ever received, and for some the first gift EVER!! What an impact you can make on a child's life by giving them something as humble and simple as a shoebox filled with crayons, toys, soap, wash cloth, paper, etc.

1) bring items to put into a shoebox!! We will have volunteers at the Horse Trials to help you.
2) Buy a raffle ticket to help purchase or send a box
3) Enjoy making crafts to put into a shoe box. We will have our favorite "Craft Ladies" here to show you how.
4) Fill a shoebox out on-line

Patience O'Neal and Markus Open Preliminary

Margo Maresca and Joshua and Katy Nichwander and 360

 Thank you to Elk Meadow Farm for the loan of their GIANT pumpkins -- how many people can say they jumped a giant pumpkin!!

Photos courtesy of Tanya Shull Cadence Photography (c) 2015

Angela Sondenaa 2012
Photo courtesy of Gray Stanton

Stanton Farms
Murray & Sarah Stanton
1371 Mica Mountain Road
Deary, Idaho 83823
(208) 877-1248

Shoeboxes ready to be shipped!

For more information on what to bring to fill a shoebox go to www.samaratinspurse.org

Tetrathlon Intermediate Boy  Champion!!
2014 & 2015
Team mates Madeline Walker (Midwest Region) Intermediate Girl Champion, Herman, and Olav -- Woodside, California USPC Championships

Christi Payne, winner of the Open Preliminary Division, entered our event as a post entry, I made a deal with her; to avoid the p.e. fee I told her to write a poem on why she loves Eventing. This is what she wrote
Why I Love Eventing
It started when I was nine
My mom took me with her all the time
So many hours spent on the road
So many hours training and lessons
Oh how worth it when you cross the finish line.
Sometimes you must grin & bear through dressage then watch the DQs with envy, and say to yourself -- But will they make it round XC?
Bank and ditches and skinnys oh my
Bring it on baby -- watch me fly!
I almost forgot the other fun parts
Ever waited waited three hours mid July for back up truck?
Ever over heated going up White Bird, and then fix the severed throttle cable with baling twine?
Or hung out for 6 hours at the rodeo grounds while your husband hitches a ride with a total stranger to get another loaner?
But when you travel with good friends
We always find a way to have a good time.
So now we have survived the journey,
The dreaded dressage and the death defying XC
We have arrived at the show jump ring.
Well, we can't be great at everything.

Brittney Towbridge 2012
Photo courtesy of Gray Stanton