Christmas 1997 Mom surprised me with my very first Stonehorses. I hadn't seen the jumper at that point, but I knew she wasgoing to be fun as soon as I laid eyes on her. My brain flooded withpossibilities.
Her name comes from Third Eye Blind's song "Semi-CharmedLife" which seemed to be on the radio every time I turned it on. Ithad a nice jumperish pop-culture roll to it.
Charm shows with her own set of specially built jumpsand props. She's pretty much a space hog when traveling to shows andbecause of this, she'll never show someplace I can't drive to. UnlessI someday realize my dream of a live show groom/roadie... I also suspectshe's partially responsible for the LARGE number of Stone jumpers that getshown in my region.
1998-New England Spring Expo-OF English PerformanceChampion and OF Overall Performance Champion
New England Model Horse Club-OFEnglish Reserve Performance Champion
1999-CT QH Association Live-OF High Point PerformanceAward (shared with Mexicali Rose)
New England Spring Expo-OF EnglishPerformance Honor
North American Nationals Top TenOF Jumper/Cross-Country
Nutmeg Classic-OF English PerformanceTop Five, OF English Performance Reserve Champion, OF Overall PerformanceTop Five