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Cricket Hill Busy With Sales


Just because it was winter David Cater and Kristen Spann of Cricket Hill Farm, Bedford, N.H., didn’t sit back by the fire. The young couple was busy with several different sales and purchases in addition to putting some new combinations together.


Represented by Cater and Spann, the Saunders family sold the many times equitation champion Lakeside Lulu to Laura McGee. Lulu will remain in training with Cricket Hill as well as CH Touch The Fire who was sold by Ann Lib Strout to Leslie Hagenow for the adult country pleasure division.


CH Callaway’s Publicist and Caroline Rose were at the top of the juvenile pleasure division all last season. Now Callaway’s Publicist will be shown by the Ververeli family under the direction of Wentz Stables, Tara Wentz, trainer. Another consistent champion throughout 2005 was the athletic gaited mare Callaway’s Rhapsody In Blue who was ridden by Sally Gallagher. Rhapsody In Blue was sold by Nick Grewal and Gallagher to Anne Kennedy who was represented in the transaction by her trainer Kevin Tomasko of Phoenix Stables. Tomasko also took home HVK Latin Wild for Louise and Anna Spencer. This sporty Morgan was shown with great success last year by Cricket Hill’s Jamie Cruz.


Don Spann purchased Dun-Haven Highly Impressive from Diane and Brody Flynn. Highly Impressive has been a star throughout New England and the national circuit since he was a three-year-old. The champion road pony will remain in training with Cricket Hill.


Three others were sold by Cater and Spann that remained with them. They sold Powersource to Marjorie Newman for owner Kelsey Harrington. For Walker Roberts they sold Wicked Whispers to Joe Webb. The Princess Dianna was one of the best junior park pleasure horses showing last year for owner Heather Thompson. This year she will be shown in the equitation division with new owner Olivia Prentiss.


Cricket Hill was also on the buying end of a few transactions. From the Keith Nelsen Stables they selected Mantic Top Gun for Brooke Grove. Shopping for Caroline Rose, they found Memories Of Memphis at Wyatt DeHart’s Hart To Hart Stables.


In addition to the above sales and purchases, there will be a selection of new combinations to represent the blue and green colors of Cricket Hill. Andrew DeGrace will be teamed with world’s champion CH Bonnie Buck in the juvenile show pleasure division. Joining them, Bonnie Buck’s former rider, Amanda Murchison will be campaigning Phinest Heirloom in the adult pleasure ranks.


One of the secret weapons at Cricket Hill this year will be five-year-old Ariella Silber showing Century Ma Cherie in the leadline division.  Donna Waterman and Amber One Up will be stablemates showing in the gaited pleasure division. MaryBeth Alosa is back, this time showing Snorkle in junior park pleasure events. Sarah Flynn will be part of the mix with Endear in the junior exhibitor country pleasure section, while Elizabeth Sue and Kahla Buthlay will display her talents in Morgan equitation and Hannah Medico will be competing with Bent Apple Liberty in Morgan English Pleasure.


Cater and Spann will open the season at the UPHA Spring Premiere, representing Cricket Hill for owner Lisa Jensen.

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