Downeast Medal Finals
April 2021
Downeast Medal Finals
September 16-19, 2021
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Message from the President
April is here! There are five shows hosting classes this month, so please go to the Shows page on our website and put them on your show calendar. 

For those of you hosting shows, we would like to let you “meet” three unrated judges who could be available to judge your show.
The first, Meghan Oathaut, is the trainer at SeaHorse Stables in Belfast, ME. She grew up in southern NH and started riding at the age of 5. She first rode with Pam Hunt and then Ginger Klingenstein Albert. She showed ponies and horses all the way through to the Junior Hunters, along with all of the equitation. Her favorite thing is starting young thoroughbreds. 
The second is Brooke Austin of Lucky Clover Stables in Sanford, ME. Brooke has also been around horses all of her life and shown everything from the ponies, the jumpers, and right up through the Junior Hunters and the equitation. Brooke’s life long dedication and enthusiasm for the sport comes through to all of her students. 
Our third is Shara Prieskorn. Shara is a native of Wakefield, MA. She rode with Olana Laffey competing in the Juniors and continued on into the Amateur Owner Hunters as well as the equitation. She now works for IEA and can also be seen at many shows stewarding, announcing, or as a show secretary. All three of these women would do a wonderful job judging your unrated shows. Feel free to contact Ginger to get their contact information.

New for 2021, we are excited to announce that the 2’6” Derby will be a $2500 class thanks to Copious Solutions joining with Mason “Noah” Dixon. Also new for this year is our $500 Hunter Futurity class, sponsored by West Neck Farm. This class is open to horses 4-7 years of age who compete in any of the 3 Derbies. Their score from the first round will place them in the Futurity Class- the Futurity must be entered on the entry blank.

We are also happy to announce new scholarships are available, please check out the details on the website.

Lastly, please remember we still need your help for the Footing Fund for the new schooling area. Every little bit will help! Be well and safe. Happy Spring!
Brooke Austin
Meghan Oathaut
Shara Prieskorn
New England Equine Medical and Surgical Center
DMF wishes to thank New England Equine for sponsoring the 2021 Downeast Medal Finals!

The New England Equine Medical & Surgical Center is a private veterinary referral hospital and practice located in Dover, NH. The extraordinary talent, compassion and dedication of their doctors and staff bring the highest quality diagnostic and therapeutic care of horses to the New England region and beyond. Their specialized experience in surgery, internal medicine, lameness and sports medicine, diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, physical therapy and a variety of other areas of expertise provides our clients with not only the most comprehensive diagnostic capabilities, but also the most efficacious treatment options available.
 
In addition to being available 24 hours/7 days a week at the hospital in Dover NH, they also provide farm call services to NH, southern ME, and northeastern MA. Cases are seen in hospital and now are also being seen in the field. When you call New England Equine, you get the time, attention and experience of four equine veterinarians and a great support staff as well! Visit  www.newenglandequine.com  for more information. 

Upcoming Shows with 2021 DMF Qualifying Classes
Apr. 11 Cavallo Equestrian CenterWestford, MA
Apr. 11 Over the Oxer EquestrianDover, NH
Apr. 18 EvenstrideByfield, MA
Apr. 18 Lucky Clover StablesSanford, ME
Apr. 25 North Star FarmSanbornville, NH


Want to see your show listed here? Fill out our Downeast Classes Form to host our classes!
Become a Downeast Medal Finals Sponsor:
All levels accepted and appreciated! 
Visit www.downeastmedalfinals.com for more information.
For more information or to become a sponsor, please email Ginger at ginger@downeastmedalfinals.com.

Thank you to Spotted Vision Photography and Riitta Fortier for providing us with many wonderful photographs from the Downeast Medal Finals.
Bernard Klingenstein/Euclide Albert Memorial
The Cash Family
The Family of Charles K. Thayer
Lucky Clover Stables (207-651-1881)
Maggie Mae Memorial
My Horse Heroes Memorial
Peter N. Thompson Memorial
SeaHorse Stables
Seery Hill