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Perfecta Farm Continues to Produce Winners

Ceci Bresch and Cademuir jumped to the championship in the Junior/Amateur Owner Jumpers 1.40m at Equifest. Photo Andrew Ryback Photography

Elgin, IL - August 14, 2019 - Perfecta Farm continues to produce successful horse and rider combinations at all levels of ability while offering a family friendly environment at their Elgin, Illinois facility. Experienced owner and trainer, Kim Gardiner, has been in the business for over 40 years with an eye for making winning horse and rider combinations. Their recent show successes are proof they have a proven and consistent program. Perfecta Farm was founded in 1985 and since it’s inception, has produced numerous Horse of the Year ribbon winners, Zone and Regional Champions, and Illinois Hunter and Jumper Association (IHJA) year-end champions, with success stories from the short stirrup and national medal finals to the grand prix ring.

The Perfecta Farm Show helped to raise funds for the Midwest Dachshund Rescue. 

Gardiner has been on the IHJA board for years, helping to sustain and grow the horse business in the area. She hosts one of the best local shows on the circuit each year while offering opportunities for riders to show with her “Sponsor a Rider Program.” Gardiner also holds a fundraiser at her show that benefits the Midwest Dachshund Rescue, contributing $5,000 this year alone to the cause. The Perfecta Farm Show promotes fun and friendly competition with opportunities for riders to experience special classes and numerous awards.

The Perfecta Farm Team, Mara Kranz-Olseng, Carmine D'Aversa and Kim Gardiner.

Assistant trainers Mara Kranz-Olseng and Carmine D’Aversa are also experienced riders and trainers with the ability to take clients from the lesson ranks to leasing horses and on to owning and showing their own horses. Their ability to ride and train helps keep client horses in the perfect program for success at every level.  The Perfecta team has had a busy summer show season with great results.

Natalie Bertoglio and Brooke Tegtmeyer rode to the children's hunter team gold medal.

Perfecta Farm participated in the United States Hunter Jumper Assoc.’s (USHJA) Zone 5&6 Hunter & Jumper Championships at Hits Chicago in July. Congratulations to the gold medal children’s hunter team winners Natalie Bertoglio and Craker Jack Z along with Brooke Tegtmeyer and Blue. Natalie won the first round of the team competition over fences to boost the team score! Jessica Bertoglio and Ivan added their score to the winning silver medal adult hunter team. 

 Jessica Bertoglio and Ivan added their score to the winning silver medal adult hunter team

Claire Stockard and Caturada Seconda Della Caccia rode to the team silver medal in the Adult Amateur Jumpers.

Claire Stockard and Caturada Seconda Della Caccia. Photo Andrew Ryback Photography

Natalie Schaffer and Royal Descent jumped to the individual silver medal in the Jr/AO Jumper Championships. Perfecta’s jumper riders took home some precious metals as well with special congratulations to Claire Stockard and Caturada Seconda Della Caccia on their team silver medal. Also victorious in the championships were Natalie Schaffer and Royal Descent with their individual silver medal. Perfecta Farm wishes Natalie the best of luck as she travels to the University of Kentucky for college. 

Ceci Bresch and Dior took home the championship in the 1.30m Jr/AO Jumpers at Equifest. Photo Andrew Ryback Photography. Good luck also to Ceci Bresch as she heads off to the University of Georgia for college where she will be riding on their Equestrian Team. 

Steve LaPorta and Antalya are always serious contenders in the Adult Jumpers. 

Congratulations to Juliana Gullo who is now qualified for the USEF/Dover Medal Finals and to Kenny Munic and Rita Krejci who are now qualified for the IHJA Medal Finals.  During the recent Equifest shows at Lamplight Equestrian Center, Perfecta riders earned top awards.

Marianne Pappas and Bocelli with Kim Gardiner and Mara Kranz-Olseng. Photo Andrew Ryback Photography

Some of the Perfecta crew at Equifest. As the kids head back to school, Perfecta Farm will fit in a few more shows before the IHJA “A” and “B” Medal Finals.  

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 lesson, 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.

Perfecta Farm 29W211 Bode Rd. Elgin Illinois 60120. 630-289-8488 Follow them on 

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