Foothills Juniper
M1769 XXXVI
14.1 h grey Connemara mare, born 6/6/97
Pony Clubber/Sport Pony/Driving Pony
Juniper was inspected and approved by the
American Connemara Pony Society in September 1999.
Her sire and dam were also both inspected and approved by the ACPS in October 1995.

Marion and Elisabeth on Foothills Juniper - August 2016

Bred by FFC; owned by Marion Caldwell (KY)

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Juniper is full sister to Balmullo's Cassiopia.

2006 Bronze Medallion in Pony Club
2005
Silver Medallion in Eventing
2005 USEA Area 8 Jr. Beginner Novice Champions

October 2016

above and below: August 2016

SIRE & DAM

Balmullo's Beacon X Blue Hills Morning Star

(2015)

At Rolex 2015: Pony Club Quadrille


Foothill Juniper wins at Sayre CT 2014!

They also performed on the Pony Club Quadrille at Rolex this year!

Juniper has a new little girl:-) (April 2013)

Hi Vanessa,I sent Juniper to a hunter barn to do camp but she has found a kid who loves her and is going to stay there for the time-being. Sending some photos for her album:) One is of Haley and Juniper and one is of Haley and her Juniper generated ribbons at the recent show held at her barn. They were cross rails champions. Hope all is well. Marion (June 2012)

On Oct 8-9, 2011 at the KY Horse Park was the Kentucky Classic CDE, where I got to watch Marion Caldwell in her Preliminary bebut driving Foothills Juniper. This was only the 2nd recognized CDE for both Whip and pony, and they both handled all three phases like they've been doing it for years.

2011 Carriage Association of America Classic (Lexington, KY)

2nd place - Training Single Pony at the Gayla CDE, Georgetown, KY, May 2011
Gaya 2011 Cones Pics
Gaya 2011 Marathon Pics

Marion on Juniper at Hitchcock Woods, Aiken, SC - Jan 2011

Marion Caldwell is now driving Foothills Juniper (below) and says that she has transitioned very easily from pony clubber / foxhunter to a CDE prospect.August 2010

All smiles before the hunt in Camden, SC. 10-Jan

above left: Laura Burns on Foothills Juniper & Marion Caldwell on Arbor Lane Conor

Laura and Juniper at the 2005 Champaign Run Horse Trials

I took Juniper to a clinic with a lady I really trust named Diana Rich. She is an ICP level 3 instructor and has taught pony club for us before. Anyway, we decided that some of the maximum open oxers are a bit too much for the pony’s ability and since the training 3 day is a championship course, it may not be fun. So, I’ve revised my plan and am probably going to either give her the summer off or find a good lease for her, where she can learn something new.

Hope you are able to ride more this year. Even if it is at home and around the farm, it sure is fun on these nice ponies. (April 09)

An update on the start of the adventure with Juniper and Mom – we did Spring Bay HT, Novice this past weekend. Thank goodness we had good weather and not this mess we are having now. Hattie is over-due and the moon is full so we are hopeful this will be the night for the new foal. Anyway, back to the story, we had a fair dressage test, nothing special but a steady test to put us in 6th out of 15. It is hard to get her excited about the dressage (me too). Next was stadium and we had one of those hurry up and wait situations so we ended up dozing under a pine tree just before going in. Fortunately, the person in front of us had a rail so we got to trot around a few seconds to wake up and get started. She was perfect and I have a really cute picture of us jumping a pink jump that I’ll have to scan to send you. Moved up to 5th, then next morning went x-c and had the best ride, 50 seconds under time without any encouraging and more than a little holding. She was so bad in warm up and it made me laugh to think of Laura and the other kids she has bucked off in warm up from just being so enthusiastic. I just did a cross rail and she let me know with a scoot and boot that she remembered the job even if it had been 3 years since her last time out. So instead of fighting her, we just finished our gallops and went and stood near the start box until our time to go. She stood calmly in the box and when I clucked for her to go, she tucked her hindquarters under her and off we went full speed ahead. We ended the day joining a picnic where she was robbing watermelon out of someone’s cooler and getting more than her share of carrots from little kids who are drawn to her because of her small size. I was happy she remembered all about the eventing job and even though it is not as much fun as fox-hunting, she did seem to enjoy it for the most part. Hoping you will join us with Bubba again soon. Safe travels, Marion (April 09)


     

I took Juniper to a clinic with a lady I really trust named Diana Rich. She is an ICP level 3 instructor and has taught pony club for us before. Anyway, we decided that some of the maximum open oxers are a bit too much for the pony’s ability and since the training 3 day is a championship course, it may not be fun. So, I’ve revised my plan and am probably going to either give her the summer off or find a good lease for her, where she can learn something new.
Hope you are able to ride more this year. Even if it is at home and around the farm, it sure is fun on these nice ponies. (April 09)

An update on the start of the adventure with Juniper and Mom – we did Spring Bay HT, Novice this past weekend. Thank goodness we had good weather and not this mess we are having now. Hattie is over-due and the moon is full so we are hopeful this will be the night for the new foal. Anyway, back to the story, we had a fair dressage test, nothing special but a steady test to put us in 6th out of 15. It is hard to get her excited about the dressage (me too). Next was stadium and we had one of those hurry up and wait situations so we ended up dozing under a pine tree just before going in. Fortunately, the person in front of us had a rail so we got to trot around a few seconds to wake up and get started. She was perfect and I have a really cute picture of us jumping a pink jump that I’ll have to scan to send you. Moved up to 5th, then next morning went x-c and had the best ride, 50 seconds under time without any encouraging and more than a little holding. She was so bad in warm up and it made me laugh to think of Laura and the other kids she has bucked off in warm up from just being so enthusiastic. I just did a cross rail and she let me know with a scoot and boot that she remembered the job even if it had been 3 years since her last time out. So instead of fighting her, we just finished our gallops and went and stood near the start box until our time to go. She stood calmly in the box and when I clucked for her to go, she tucked her hindquarters under her and off we went full speed ahead. We ended the day joining a picnic where she was robbing watermelon out of someone’s cooler and getting more than her share of carrots from little kids who are drawn to her because of her small size. I was happy she remembered all about the eventing job and even though it is not as much fun as fox-hunting, she did seem to enjoy it for the most part. Hoping you will join us with Bubba again soon. Safe travels, Marion (April 09)

 Update on Foothills Juniper (Balmullo's Beacon x Blue Hills Morning Star) and Arbor Lane's Conor (*Gun Smoke x Hattie Beleau(TB)) Highlight this winter was taking Laura for his first hunt first flight with the Woodford Hounds.  It was a cold but lovely day for the blessing and we had a lively hunt with beautiful scenery at Shaker Village in KY.  Juniper took good care of the kid even though she is hardly a kid anymore as she is off to college in the fall.  Though you might enjoy these fotos.  Marion 3/09

Juniper is the talk of the Woodford Hounds.  She seems to love galloping around the country and jumping with her buddies. (Sept 2008)

Juniper is back with us and we love having her home.  One of the local pony club kids is riding her and Juniper is teaching her all about her way!  It is fun to watch.  Marion '08

Foothills Juniper got a new little girl for Christmas and lots of red gear! She is being leased Annie West (below), who is 10 years old.



5 yr old Sophie Stamps at her first riding lesson with Laura Burns, on Foothills Juniper (June 2006)

MayFest Horse Trails (5/06)

Laura and Juniper (Foothills Juniper, pictured below) won their novice division over 15 other entires, at the Mayfest Horse Trials at the Kentucky Horse Park, May 27-28 weekend (RESULTS). They were first after dressage and stayed 1st throughout. Juniper was just fabulous and only 2 seconds off speed faults at novice.

Foothills Juniper brought home (a cash prize!). No one could beat her in the stakes class - rules were clear and fast wins! (5/06)

Laura did Sayre School CT which is a USEA recognized show and did training level. You would have been proud. Juniper jumped great and didn't seem at all overfaced... Laura had fun. (5/06)

1st place Jr Novice (26.5) at the Kentucky Classic Horse Trials (KY) Sept. 2005

Laura and Juniper at the AEC - Sept 05

(see photo in the Chronicle of the Horse page 29, Aug 26 issue, Vol. LXVIII, No. 34)
2005 USPC CHAMPIONSHIPS Score Sheet - NOVICE
Team Midsouth: 1st place (out of 11 teams) with final overall score of 111.60
Marty Whitehouse on Wedlock
Hayley Barbato on Abby Roads
Laura Burns on Foothills Jumper
Katie Shiplett on Just Joe
Kelsey Barbato C2 HM

2005 ACPS Region IV - 1st place Pony Jumper Stakes

  Laura Burns and Foothills Juniper at the Wilderness Trace Pony Club Show, May 2005
 

Once again Laura Burns rode her pony, Foothills Juniper, to the winner's circle, this time at the Spring Days Horse Trials in KY (Easter weekend), finishing on her dressage score, in typical Connemara style.

<-1st place Open BN (34.0) at the Spring Bay Horse Trials (KY) April 2004

 

 

 

 1st place Open BN (35.5) at the Basingstoke Horse Trials (KY) Feb. 2004



1st place Open Novice (26.0) at the Jump Start Horse Trials (KY) Sept. 2003

Laura and Juniper doing a jump off Sunday, the 21st of Sept. Two blues, a red and a white ribbon, all against the big guys!

Marion on Juniper at the Jump Start Horse Trials (10/02)

10 yr old Laura Burns on 5 yr old Foothills Juniper (6/30/02)


First Place - Intro Test I 70%, High Score, ACPS Region 5 Show, October 2001

Foothills Juniper (age 4) completed her first hunter show, Laura Burns (age 9 aboard) (7/01)
First Place (out of 20) in walk-trot equitation.



2000 - ACPS Region 4 Show: Sr. High Score Dressage Award

 

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