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Red Coat Farm has Sunny Start to 2020 Season

Updated: Sep 14, 2020

Lisa Goldman-Smolen and Nike galloped to the top spot in the $25,000 Smartpak Grand Prix in Ocala.

Lisa Goldman-Smolen and Nike galloped to the top spot in the $25,000 Smartpak Grand Prix in Ocala.

Red Coat Farm & Gold Run Show Jumpers

Red Coat School of Horsemanship Opens March 24th

Hawthorn Woods, IL – March 19, 2020 - With the Ocala Winter Circuit now complete, Red Coat Farm and trainers Lisa Goldman-Smolen and Mary Goldman are off to a sunny and bright start to the 2020 show season.  Red Coat horses and riders rode to top ribbons in Ocala, Florida, while riders back in Chicago graced the winner’s circle as well.  

Lisa Goldman-Smolen and Sovereign

Lisa Goldman-Smolen and Sovereign took an early circuit win in the $25,000 Smartpak Grand Prix. The first big win came early in the circuit with Goldman-Smolen winning the $25,000 Smartpak Grand Prix aboard Barbara Disko’s Sovereign.  Goldman-Smolen added another grand prix victory to the list with her 10-year-old Holsteiner mare, Nike during a later week of competition.  Goldman-Smolen also rode to the top spot in the $1,500 1.40m Horseflight Jumpers early in the circuit with Rarity and piloted Bengtsson VDL to a win in the $15,000 1.40m Classic and a 1.30m Championship during the Ocala circuit. Goldman-Smolen’s As Di SoGrand earned a second place finish in the $5,000 Welcome two weeks in a row as well as numerous top 4 finishes in the 1.30m – 1.40m jumpers.

Adeline Rohrbach and Rarity.

Maddie Cardelli and Baal Berith. Following in their trainer’s footsteps, Maddie Cardelli and Baal Berith took the lead early in the $5,000 1.35m Jr/AO Jumper Classic and sailed to a victory. Rebecca Gutstein and Empty Spaces had an impressive round and also took home the win in the $1,500 M&S Classic-Medium.  Perkovich and Hit Me Van’t Zorgvliet wrapped up Week VI with a Championship and a Medium Jr/AO Classic win.  Perkovich also had a 1st and 2nd place finish in the 1.30m on Honey Girl, owned by Melissa Hirt.

Kyle Perkovich and Hit Me Van't Zorgvliet. Red Coat clients commute from Chicago to Ocala when their schedules permit while Goldman-Smolen keeps the horses ready to go for when their riders arrive. Professional rides are a part of Red Coat’s training program to keep the horses’ confidence up and keep them straight, balanced, and performing at their best. 

Red Coat Farm riders Rebecca Gutstein, Kate Cornell, and Hilary Dossett have the team spirit walking a course with trainer Lisa Goldman-Smolen. "We have a really great group of clients who are all really supportive. The team works well together and there is always someone helping out another rider in our barn or going to the ring or sweeping the barn. It's a great team environment," said Goldman-Smolen. 

New Season, New Horses

Lisa Goldman-Smolen with her new six-year-old, Churchill.  Goldman-Smolen is pleased to be adding a new young horse to her string, Churchill, a six-year-old that is just getting started in the show ring. Goldman-Smolen is fond of young horses and loves bringing them up through the ranks. 

Emma Gutstein and Chrome d' Eclipse. Photo ESI

Rebecca Gutstein and Chicago Van Overis Z.  Photo ESI Congratulations to Emma Gutstein on the purchase of Chrome d' Eclipse for the equitation divisions while Rebecca Gutsteinwill show her new horse, Chicago Van Overis Z, in the jumpers. 

Brenda Perkovich and Quinto. Nicole Noland and Poppy, a four-year-old, are celebrating their new partnership along with Brenda Perkovich, who purchased the five-year-old, Quinto. The Goldman's will help these riders bring along their new young horses. Congratulations also goes out to Stephanie Mengarelli on the purchase of Spot and to Bryn Sadler on the purchase of Radioactive, a seven-year-old Red Coat Farm homebred. Best wishes to everyone with your new horses!

Red Coat Farm Busy at Home Back at home in Hawthorn Woods, Illinois, trainer Sari Reid attended the Ledges Horse Show in Roscoe, Illinois. Red Coat Farm made a clean sweep of the High Child/Adult Jumper division at the Ledges Winter Series with client Laura Lafnitzegger showing Livella and winning the NAL Classic and the WIHS Classic. Sarah Korenthal and Legacy B won the $1,500 Marshall & Sterling League High Child/Adult Classic. Reid and Kim Woodsum keep the business running at home while the Goldmans are on the road. They hosted a NIHJA horse show March 13-15 at Red Coat as well. Red Coat Farm always has plenty of activity including lessons for all levels and opportunities for kids to help at the barn and watch young horses being developed. National circuit riders prepare for horse shows and grand prix competition with experienced trainers watching every step of the way. No matter what your level of riding, your experience or goals, Red Coat Farm can help you with your journey.

Laura Lafnitzegger and Liella with Sari Reid. PC Andrew Ryback Photography

The $1,500 Marshall & Sterling League High Child/Adult Classic win was presented to Legacy B and Sarah Korenthal. PC Andrew Ryback Photography The Goldmans are opening the Red Coat Farm School of Horsemanship beginning March 24, 2020. The program will rejoin the current boarding and lesson program to offer education to riders of all levels and abilities. The school features group and private lessons on well trained and safe school horses, NIHJA horse show opportunities, schooling shows, camps, clinics, share-boarding, leasing and half-leasing, and horses for sale. Opportunities are available for riders to progress to National and International competition. To sign up for the program, contact 847-837-8000 or The Goldman’s extend their warmest wishes to Valerie Buesching and her private riding school as they move to a new location at Pete Nathan’s Birch Hill Farm in Wauconda. They wish Val continued success and the best of luck in her new venture. Congratulations to all the Red Coat Farm riders on a fantastic winter! Spring is almost here! For the duration of the COVID-19 virus pandemic, we are practicing cleaning protocols and asking that riders do the same. We are all practicing social distancing, hand washing and limiting group activities. Stay safe and healthy until this crisis is over.  Thank you to our sponsors!! #samshield #nutrenahorsefeed #finishlinehorseproducts #cwd #brookeledge #saddlersrow #rjclassics For more information visit the website at Red Coat Farm Gold Run Show Jumpers Located at Red Coat Farm 24675 West Gilmer Rd Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047 847-837-8000


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