Holiday Party and Other Updates

THS Holiday Party: Our second annual Tally Hawk Holiday Party was a success and a great time was had by all! Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate with us at the top of the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco! Check out pictures in our gallery!

Gina Allan Clinic 11.30-12.2: Our favorite dressage coach came down from Canada again for our winter dressage clinic! Gina was able to work with some of our new team members and as always we have plenty of homework to do this winter. Thanks for everything, Gina!

New Tally Hawk Members: We'd like to welcome Abby, Dana, and Clay Boyer and their horse Zar to the Tally Hawk Team! Look for Abby and Call It Karma (Zar) in the 3'3" medals, eq, and hunters next year!



La Jolla Equestrian Center Fall Play Day / Gymkhana

Boarders, trainers, riders, and family members had a great time at the first annual La Jolla Equestrian Center Fall Play Day/Gymkhana. Check out pictures in our gallery for some of the awesome costumes including a bee and a bee keeper, "Trainer's Worst Nightmare," An angel and a devil, a Western Pleasure Extraordinaire, and Beauty and the Beast!

Games included:

Egg and Spoon Challenge: won by Jessica aboard Winnetou!
Wine Spill Challenge
Crepe Paper Challenge
Obstacle Course hosted by Chris Rossi
Costume Contest: won by Camryn and Rocky (aka Beauty and the Beast!)


Let's Show Halloween Celebration: October 24-28 at the Murieta Equestrian Center

Tally Hawk had another great show in Rancho Murieta. Some highlights:

Champion: Low Children's Hunters 17 & U Now or Never (aka Rocky owned by Anne Saunders) and Camryn Rodrigez
Champion: Limit Equitation Camryn Rodrigez and Now or Never (aka Rocky owned by Anne Saunders) in addition to 4th place in Eq for a Jump!
Champion: Low Adult Hunters: Winnetou and Michelle Gaubert
Carolyn Day 31 & Over Horsemanship Medal: Reserve Champion to Anne Saunders and her horse Never say Never (aka Grasshopper) and 5th place to Michelle Gaubert and Winnetou!
Reserve Champion: Performance Hunters Zieta Z and Jessica Allan
$16,000 Haunted Hunter Derby 3'0': seventh place to Jessica Allan and Never Say Never owned by Anne Saunders and eighth place to Jessica Allan and Zieta Z!
Paulina and Slick had great results in their first show together in the Children's Hunters including a 5th place finish in the Children's Hunters Classic!
BIG congratulations to the Scranton family on Gabi and Maverick's first horse show together! This adorable duo had great placings in their very competitive walk trot division and we can't wait to see what the future holds for this team!


Gina Allan Clinic 8/24-8/26

Another successful and fun weekend with one of our favorite clinicians, Gina Allan! Gina's focus on Equifitness brings a unique perspective to all our students and horses and we are always grateful for her valuable insights. For more information on Gina check out her website http://ginaallan.ca and find pictures from the clinic in our gallery.

Tally Hawk Team Member Updates:

We are very excited to welcome our long time friend Mandy McRae and her daughter Camryn Rodriguez to our Tally Hawk Team!

Mandy is our Chief Marketing Officer and helps us stay up to date on all social media and marketing campaigns. We thank her for her endless efforts to help Tally Hawk constantly grow!

Camryn has been a long time student of Jessica and Danielle and is now an integral part of our team as our working student. Camryn's love of horses and incredible thirst for knowledge make her an invaluable part of Team Tally Hawk.

Mandy and Camryn's positive attitudes always keep us smiling-thank you both for being on Team Tally Hawk!




Blenheim June Classic I & II at the Oaks in San Juan Capistrano

Another successful show for team THS at the Oaks! Thank you to Blenheim Equisports for always putting on such a well run and fun show! Our group had a blast! Here are some highlights from the competition:

Champion Limit Equitation 18 & Over: Michelle Gaubert and her horse Winnetou
Reserve Champion 3' Blenheim EquiSports A/O Hunters: Melissa Brandley and her horse Reflection (aka Mollie)
Champion Limit Equitation: Kate Olsen and her horse Catira
High Performance Hunters: Impressive ribbons for Jessica Allan and Fancicul (aka Jolly)
Low Child & A/A Hunters: beautiful rounds for Melissa Brandley and her horse Reflection (aka Mollie) and Zieta Z, Michelle Gaubert and her horse Winnetou, and Kate Olsen and her horse Catira
Childrens Hunters 13 & Under: Top placings for Kate Olsen and her horse Catira
Performance Hunter 3'3": great trips for Jessica Allan and Zieta Z and Jessica Allan and Catira
Equitation 15-17: Top ribbons for Jayme Jenkins and Never Say Never (aka Grasshopper owned by Anne Saunders)
CPHA Foundation: Jayme Jenkins out of an impressive field of 27!
Hamel Foundation NHS Medal: 7th place to Jayme Jenkins in another competitive class
Ariat Adult Medal: 4th place to Melissa Brandley and her horse Reflection (aka Mollie)
Young Hunters 5 & Under: top placings for Jessica Allan and Reminiscent (aka Miles), owned by Melissa Brandley and a 5th place finish in Reminiscent's first debut in the jumper ring in the .80M Jumpers!
3' Blenheim EquiSports A/O Hunters: great ribbons for Anne Saunders and her horse Never Say Never (aka Grasshopper) and Melissa Brandley and her horse Reflection (aka Mollie)
USHJA International Hunter Derby: Jessica Allan and Fanciful (aka Jolly), owned by Jayme Jenkins, continue with impressive finishes in these competitive derbies! The pair finished 5th in the first round out of 32 entries and finished 10th overall! Congratulations to Jessica and the Jenkins family on another successful big derby finish!
$25,000 USHJA WCHR West Coast Hunter Spectacular: Jessica Allan and Fanciful laid down a beautiful round in their first outing in this class


Tally Hawk Updates

Blenheim Spring Classic April 11-15

We had a small but determined group at our first outing at the Oaks of the Season! Congratulations to the following riders and horses:

18 & Over Equitation Reserve Champion: Anne Saunders and her horse Never Say Never (aka Grasshopper)
15-17 Equitation: Second place in the flat to Jayme Jenkins and her horse Fanciful (aka Jolly)
3'3" Junior Hunter Classic: Eighth place to Jayme Jenkins and her horse Fanciful (aka Jolly) along with impressive ribbons throughout the division
Jessica Allan recipient of the 2018 Blenheim Equisports Emerging Professional Grant!

Read more about this impressive award here: http://showpark.com/2018/03/announcing-the-2018-blenheim-equisports-emerging-professional-grant-winners-15000-in-total-grants-awarded/

We could not be prouder of Jessica and all her hard work and determination-well deserved!

Sue Lightner Clinic April 27-29:

As always, both our professionals and clients learned so much at our Spring Sue Lightner clinic. Thank you Sue for supporting our team and providing us with your valuable insight! Perfect tune up going in to show season!

Sonoma Horse Park Spring Classic May 9-13:

We always have a great time at Sonoma and our first show of the season here didn't disappoint! Special shout out to Shannon Ozceri for helping us on hectic Pro days and our biggest Fan Club member Mandy Jo for all your support! It takes a village and we are thankful for every one of you!

$500 GrandPix Photography CH/AA Modified Derby 2'6": 4th place to Melissa Brandley and Zieta Z
$1,000 BarnStyle Adult Am Hunter Classic: 6th place to Anne Saunders and her horse Never Say Never (aka Grasshopper)
$1,000 USHJA Green Incentive Stake 3'-3'3": 3rd place to Jessica Allan and Melissa Brandley's Reflection (aka Mollie)
Adult Amateur Hunters 36 & Over: great ribbons for Anne Saunders and her horse Never Say Never (aka Grasshopper) including a win in the under saddle
Adult Amateur Hunters 36 & Over: Melissa Brandley and her horse Reflection (aka Mollie) had great results as they stepped in to this division together for the first time!
Green Hunters 3'6": great ribbons for Jessica Allan and Zieta Z
Performance Hunters 3'6": Jessica Allan and Jayme Jenkin's Fanciful always impress us with consistent rounds in the 80's in this competitive division
Green Hunters 3': top results for Jessica Allan and Melissa Brandley's Reflection (aka Mollie)
Children's Hunter 13 & Under 3': great ribbons for Kate Olsen and her horse, Catira. This was this adorable duo's first show together and they didn't disappoint!
Junior Hunters 3'3": as always Jayme Jenkins and her horse Fanciful (aka Jolly) held their own in this competitive division
Low Adult Amateur Hunters 2'9": we welcomed Michelle Gaubert and her horse Winnetou back to the show ring and they held consistent scores in the high 70's and 80's! We are so excited to have this pair back in the ring!
Low Adult Amateur Hunters 2'9": Melissa Brandley navigated Zieta Z to top ribbons in this division in this pair's show debut. Thanks Melsisa for showing off our girl so well!


Tally Hawk Spring Highlights

Northern Winter Classics

Tally Hawk had a great two weeks at the Northern Winter Classics at the Murieta Equestrian Center February 14-25. It was the first show debut for Kate Olson and Shushine Boy (aka Slick) and Jayme Jenkins and her new mount Maverick. Here are some highlights from our fun two weeks:

$5,000 Open Hunter Classic: third place to Jessica Allan aboard her horse Zieta Z, fifth place to Jessica Allan aboard Relfection (aka Mollie owned by Melissa Brandley) and sixth place to Jessica Allan aboard Fanciful (aka Jolly owned by Jayme Jenkins)
3'6" Green Hunters Reserve Champion: Jessica Allan and Zieta Z in their debut in this division
36 & Over Equitation Reserve Champion: Anne Saunders and her horse Never Say Never (aka Grasshopper)
36 & Over Adult Amateur Hunters Reserve Champion: Anne Saunders and her horse Never Say Never (aka Grasshopper)
Low Child/Adult Hunters: a win and top ribbons for Kate Olsen and Shushine Boy (THS owned Slick)
Hudson & Co Medal: second place for Jayme Jenkins and Maverick
Equitation 15-17: first place for Jayme Jenkins and Maverick in the flat and top placings in the over fences
Norcal 3' Medal: second place for Anne Saunders and Never Say Never (aka Grasshopper)
HITS Thermal 2018

HITS Thermal 2018 was a success for THS as we trekked down to the desert March 6-18. Below are the highlights from this fun show:

$25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby: 10th place overall to Jessica Allan aboard Fanciful (aka Jolly owned by Jayme Jenkins) including a 4th place finish in the first round
4' High Performance Hunters: top placings including two second places for Jessica Allan and Fanciful (aka Jolly owned by Jayme Jenkins) in their debut in this very competitive division
3'3" Young Hunters: top placings including two second places for Jessica Allan and Reflection (aka Mollie owned by Melissa Brandley) in their debut in this division
Platinum Performance Hunter Prix: sixth place to Jayme Jenkins on her horse Fanciful (aka Jolly)
15-17 Equitation: top placings for Jayme Jenkins aboard Shushine Boy (aka Slick owned by THS)
2'9" Adult Hunters: top placings for Melissa Brandley and her horse Reflection (aka Mollie)
CPHA Medal: second place far Jayme Jenkins and Shushine Boy (aka Slick owned by THS)
2'9" Child/Adult Hunter Classic: second place for Melissa Brandley and her horse Reflection (aka Mollie)
Junior Hunters: top placings for Jayme Jenkins and her horse Fanciful (aka Jolly)

Horse Addition: Congratulations to Kate Olsen and her parents Lily and Todd on the purchase of Catira! Special thanks for Sue Lightner for helping us find this special horse for Kate. Look for Kate and Catira in the show ring this year!

Grant Award: Congratulations to Jessica Allan on being awarded the 2018 Blenheim EquiSports Emerging Professional Grant! We are so proud of Jessica being selected for this grant from an impressive number of applicants and can't wait to participate in more Blenheim shows this year!



Tally Hawk Winter Highlights

Team Tally Hawk has had a busy and fun winter filled with clinics, new horse additions, the first annual THS Holiday Ho-Down, and end of year awards banquets. Please see below for some highlights from our winter:

Gina Allan Clinic: 12/9 & 12/10

We always look forward to Gina's fun and positive clinics! Gina's focus on rider fitness and dressage training bring a unique perspective for all our students. Her high energy keeps us motivated through the winter while we fine tune our flat work before the show season ramps up. For more information on Gina, please visit her website at http://ginaallan.ca

First annual THS Holiday Ho-Down: 12/9

The first annual THS Holiday Ho-Down was quite a success and a good time was had by all! Thank you to everyone who came and made the evening special. We are so grateful for all of our THS barn family!

Horse Addition: Jenkins Family purchases "Maverick"

Congratulations to Jayme, Jason, and Maggie Jenkins on the purchase of Maverick, a seven year old Danish Warmblood recently imported. Special thanks to Sue Lightner for helping us pair Jayme with this special mount. Look for Maverick in the equitation and Derby rings this year!

Welcome Back: Michelle Gaubert and Winnetou

After a few months swimming laps in rehab, Winnetou has returned to THS stronger than ever. We are so excited to have Michelle back in the saddle and Winnetou back in the barn!

Sue Lightner Clinic: 1/19-1/21

We were fortunate to have Sue Lightner clinic for us this January. It was an educational and fun three days! We're always grateful to have Sue's critical eye on our students and horses and as always we all walked away with much homework.

PCHA Awards Banquet

Team THS had a fun weekend in San Diego to celebrate the end of year PCHA awards banquet where the following awards were collected:

Green Hunters 3'/3'3" Champion Zieta Z and Jessica Allan
Performance Hunters 3'6" Reserve Champion Fanciful and Jessica Allan
Junior Hunters 3'3" Third Place to Fanciful and Jayme Jenkins
Low Child/Adult Amateur Hunters 2'9" Third Place to Reflection and Melissa Brandley
Norcal Awards Banquet
Performance Hunters 3'6" Third Place to Fanciful and Jessica Allan
Green Hunters 3'/3'3" Fifth Place to Zieta Z and Jessica Allan
Equitation, Riders 15-17 Third Place to Jayme Jenkins and ShuShine Boy
Junior Hunters 3'3" Fifth Place to Fanciful and Jayme Jenkins
Adult Amateur Hunters 3' Seventh Place to Never Say Never and Anne Saunders
Young Horse Tenth Place to Reflection (owned by Melissa Brandley) and Jessica Allan

Looking forward to a great 2018 show season!



Jessica Allan and Fanciful of Tally Hawk Stables Win the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby (Updated)

Tally Hawk is showing at the Sonoma Horse Park and scored a derby win! Below is an excerpt from the Sonoma Horse Park press release:


Jessica Allan and Fanciful - ©GrandPix Photography

Jessica Allan and Jayme Jenkins' Fanciful took home their first $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby win against a strong field of horses and riders.

"The stars aligned today, it is the first time I have won one of the big derbies and I have only won a couple of little ones." explained Allan, "It was unexpected, I just did my thing and it all worked out today."

Allan has been riding and training the 8-year-old imported Fanciful for a year and a half and today's success, in only his fifth major Derby, brought great delight to Allan and the Jenkins family.

"It has been great watching him come along with Jessica and Danielle" explained owner, Jayme Jenkins, "Fanciful just keeps surprising us and knocking it out of the park."

It is an exciting time for this relatively new barn. Tally Hawk Stables, opened by Allan and Danielle Smith, has not yet reached their first year in business. It is a dream come true for these close friends and they are grateful for their great group of clients. The team at Tally Hawk Stables are looking forward to the next two weeks at Sonoma Horse Park and are thoroughly enjoying their visit thus far.


Jessica Allan and Fanciful - © Alden Corrigan Media

Jessica Allan's $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby is now online! Watch for yourself below:



The win was also featured in the latest issue of The Chronicle of the Horse. See the article for yourself on our our facebook page:


Congratulations to Jessica Allan, Fanciful, The Jenkins Family and all of Team Tally Hawk!



Sonoma Show Highlights

Tally Hawk showed at Sonoma Horse Park with the following highlights:

HMI Equestrian Classic & Giant Steps Charity Classic
$25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
Fanciful (Jolly, owned by Jayme Jenkins) and Jessica Allan Win 1st place!
$500 Equuleus Design CH/AA Modified Hunter Derby
6th place to Melissa Brandley and Reflection (Mollie)
USHJA Hunters
Reserve Champion: Diana Rose (Diana, owned by Melissa Brandley) and Danielle Smith
Other mentions
Melissa Brandley had great rides and ribbons on both her horses Diana Rose and Reflection (Mollie)
Jayme Jenkins had some great wins and rides on both her horse Fanciful (Jolly) and Tally Hawk Stables owned Shushine Boy (Slick)


Woodside Show Highlights

Tally Hawk showed at The Horse Park at Woodside with the following highlights:

Bay Area Summer Festival
Green Hunter 3'0"
Zieta Z and Jessica Allan top placings
Performance Hunter 3'3"/3'6"
Champion: Fanciful (Jolly) and Jessica Allan
Junior Hunter 3'3"
Champion: Fanciful (Jolly) and Jayme Jenkins
Equitation 15-17 3'0"
Reserve Champion: Shushine Boy (Slick) and Jayme Jenkins
$500 Carousel Hunter Derby 2'6"
Third place to Winnetou and Michelle Gaubert
Golden Gate Classic
Green Hunter 3'3"
Zieta Z and Jessica Allan top placings
Almaden Farms J/Am Medal 3'0"
Third place to Winnetou and Michelle Gaubert
Training Hunters 2'9"
Winnetou and Michelle Gaubert multiple first placings
USHJA National Hunter Derby 3'0"
Ninth place to Shushine Boy and Danielle Smith
Eleventh place to Zieta Z and Jessica Allan

Leyasta, owned by Sarah Vernlund and showed by Zoe Lipman, had great results in the .80 and .90 Jumpers in their debut show with team Tally Hawk!



Paso Robles Show Highlights

Tally Hawk had a another great show in Paso Robles with the following highlights:

Central California Memorial Day Classic
Green Hunter 3'6"/3'9"
Champion Fancicul (aka Jolly) and Jessica Allan
Equitation 15-17
Reserve Champion Jayme Jenkins and Shushine Boy (aka Slick)
.90m Jumper
Champion Evita (aka Eve) and Jessica Allan
$1,000 Children's/Adult Amateur Hunter Derby
Twelfth place to Winnetou and Michelle Gaubert
USHJA Green Hunter Challenge
Sixth place to Zieta Z and Jessica Allan
$5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby
Tenth place to Zieta Z and Jessica Allan
Twelfth place to Fanciful and Jayme Jenkins
Central California Classic
CPHA Horsemanship Medal
Second place to Peyton Broby and Evita
USHJA Green Hunter Challenge
Fifth place to Zieta Z and Jessica Allan
$10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
Seventh place to Fanciful (aka Jolly) and Jessica Allan


$10,000 SVS Hunter Derby Winner Fanciful (Jolly) and Jessica Allan

Brookside Premier Highlights

Tally Hawk had a great show at the Brookside Premier including a Derby win!

Brookside Premier 1
$10,000 SVS Hunter Derby
Winner: Fanciful (Jolly) and Jessica Allan
$10,000 SVS Hunter Derby
6th Place: Zieta Z and Jessica Allan
Green Hunters 3'0
Reserve Champion: Zieta Z (Zieta) and Jessica Allan
Green Hunters 3'3"/3'6"/3'9"
Reserve Champion: Fanciful (Jolly) and Jessica Allan
Brookside Premier II
$10,000 Jamie Alder Memorial Derby
5th Place: Zieta Z and Jessica Allan
Green Hunters 3'6"/3'9"
Reserve Champion: Fanciful (Jolly) and Jessica Allan
Performance Hunters 3'3"/3'6"
Reserve Champion: Shushine Boy (Slick) and Danielle Smith
JR/AO Hunters 3'3"
Reserve Champion: Fanciful (Jolly) and Jayme Jenkins
Junior Equitation 15-17
Reserve Champion: Jayme Jenkins with Shushine Boy (Slick)
NorCal Medal
Jayme Jenkins and Fanciful (Jolly) first place
Other highlights
Michelle Gaubert and Winnetou had great ribbons in the very competitive adult hunter and equitation divisions


NWC Show Highlights

Tally Hawk had a great show in Rancho Murieta with the following highlights:

Northern Winter Classic III
Performance Hunters 3'6"
Champion Fanciful (aka Jolly) and Jessica Allan
Children's Hunters 17 & Under
Reserve Champion Shusine Boy (aka Slick) and Jayme Jenkins
Children's Hunters $2500 Classic
Second place Shushine Boy (aka Slick) and Jayme Jenkins
CPHA Foundation Medal Jr/Am 3'3"
First place Jayme Jenkins aboard Fanciful (aka Jolly)
Northern Winter Classic IV
Pre-Adult Equitation
Champion Winnetou and Michelle Gaubert
Pre-Green Hunters
Reserve Champion Zieta and Jessica Allan
Performance Hunters 3'3"/3'6"
Champion Fancicul (aka Jolly) and Jessica Allan
Reserve Champion Shushine Boy (aka Slick) and Danielle Smith
$10,000 FoxFarms Hunter Derby
Seventh place to Fanciful (aka Jolly) and Jayme Jenkins in their second ever Derby outing!
$5,000 Open Hunter Classic
Fifth place to Fanciful (aka Jolly) and Jessica Allan
Seventh place to Shushine Boy (aka Slick) and Danielle Smith
$2500 Child/AA Hunter Classic 3'0
First place Never Say Never (aka Grasshopper) and Anne Saunders


Gina Allan Dressage Clinic

Tally Hawk Stables (Jessica and Danielle) is hosting classical dressage trainer and rider fitness expert, Gina Allan (formerly Gina Allan-Belasik) on Saturday February 4th and Sunday February 5th. They are welcoming all La Jolla riders and trainers to attend! Gina was a long-time student of Paul Belasik ( http://www.paulbelasik.com/) who is renowned for his expertise in classical dressage. Gina now hails from British Columbia where she has her dressage training and rider fitness business, Equifit Services. Gina has vast experience bringing along young horses as well as schooling advanced level horses and is an active participant at the grand prix level. Gina is also an Equine Canada level III certified dressage coach and has too many fitness certifications to mention! Her high-energy, positive teaching style is well loved by her students and she recently received an award in coaching excellence from Equine Canada. For more information, visit her website at: http://ginaallan.ca/

Gina will be doing riding sessions on Saturday and Sunday as well as an unmounted session on rider fitness and biomechanics on Saturday morning. We welcome you to attend one, two, or all three of the sessions. The price for doing all three sessions is $180 for semi-private sessions or $210 for private sessions. All la carte prices are as follows: semi-private, $75 / private, $90 / unmounted session, $40.