All photos by Andrew Ryback Photography
Roscoe, IL- August 13, 2021 – The Perfecta Farm Show honored the weekend champions at their annual horse show and fundraiser at Ledges Sporting Horses in Roscoe, Illinois. In addition to fabulous awards and great competition, it’s the Dachshunds that are the real winners featuring a raffle with incredible items to raise funds for the Midwest Dachshund Rescue (MDR).
Perfecta Farm trainers Kim Gardiner, Mara Kranz-Olseng, and Carmine D’Aversa work hard to host the fabulous weekend, which offers Grand Champion awards like no other show on the circuit. Their generosity is not only toward exhibitors, but also to the rescue and to less fortunate riders with the Sponsor a Rider program. The special program allows riders the opportunity to show when they otherwise would not be able to have the experience due to financial constraints.
In addition to the fundraising and great prizes, the grand finale of the show on Sunday gives riders the opportunity to ride in the supersized grand prix ring. The day is filled with special classes including the $500 Perfecta Farm Hunter Derby, the $1,000 Marketing4Equestrians Hunter Derby, the Perfecta Farm Equitation Classic, the Perfecta Farm Jumper Classic and not to forget, the Leadline Class!
Thank you to all who purchased raffle tickets, which raised over $10,000 for the rescue, surpassing their goal. Perfecta Farm has raised over $50,000 to date for the worthy cause. If you missed out on the fundraiser, you can still donate to the rescue by visiting their website here.
Special thanks goes to all of the sponsors and to the amazing Perfecta Farm family for their assistance and support in organizing the show and the raffle. Thank you to all of the raffle prize donors for the amazing prizes. Thank you also to the Midwest Dachshund Rescue for their work year-round and for finding the Dachshunds loving homes.
$500 Perfecta Farm Hunter Derby
Loredo and Samara Tuchband.
$1,000 Marketing4Equestrians Hunter Derby
Veneno and Mara Kranz-Olseng.
Perfecta Farm Equitation Classic
Brooke Tegtmeyer and Castle Keep.
$1,000 Children’s/Adult Jumper Classic
Air Time and Julie Velhoff-Helmer
2021 Grand Champions
Short Stirrup – Raindrops on Roses and Eliza Rzepski.
Long Stirrup – Snicker Bear and Emma Schertler.
Pony – Rootbeer Float and Savannah Klaas.
Junior Rider – Cordessco and Taylor Kogen.
Adult Rider – Monaco and Rita Krejci.
Limit Rider – Steppin Out and Jeannine Vradenburg.
Beginner – GG and Ellie Mcenery.
Grand Hunter Champion – Monaco owned by Rita Krejci.
Leading Trainer Award – Betsy Anderson.
Leading Pro Rider – Mara Kranz-Olseng.
Sportsmanship Award – Amelia Vandevender.
About Perfecta Farm
Perfecta Farm is an equestrian facility that caters to not only the serious show competitor but to the rider starting at the entry-level. They attend both A and B shows as well as offering schooling shows at their facility. They have a summer camp program with daily riding lessons, crafts, and field trips to exciting horse venues. Perfecta Farm is a friendly, family-oriented environment with an emphasis on fun as well as safety.