Saturday Night Showcase Lineup:
6th Ohio Calvary
IHC Queen and courts
Indiana Horse Council Foundation Scholarships
Keith Ferrell /stage coach
Mid Amercian Cowgirl Drill Team
Shadow Lane Montag
Woodbury 6 Hitch
Elaina Schmersey, owner of Fancy Mount Farm in Talking Rock GA, has been riding and training for over 25 years. She has attended Lake Erie College on an Equestrian Scholarship and competed on the schools winning Prix de Ville Dressage Team. Over the years, Elaina perfected her training skills in dressage, liberty and trick training. She was selected to be one of the top trainers to compete in the 2015 Georgia Equine Rescue League (GERL) Rescue Challenge that is held at the University of GA livestock pavilion. Elaina won the competition with a rescue horse named Peaches. She showed her skills in training a rescue horse in 120 days to be safe, controlled, and secured the win with a trick training act of a bull fighter. Elaina and Maggie (who is also an Arabian rescue horse found on the streets in GA) won the 2016 NBRC Advanced Extreme Trail Challenge in GA. Finding her love of Entertainment, Elaina entered the 2017 Midwest Horse Fair’s Epic Night of the Horses Star Search performing the a new Star Wars theme act called Light Wars. This exciting act and new ones will be at the Southern Equine Expo and the Hoosier Horse Fair and Expo in 2018. Elaina is also currently traveling and performing with her Arabians and doing clinics to teach others to empower their horses.
Jordyn has been riding horses for over 16 years and has competed successfully in English Pleasure, Western Pleasure, and Competitive Trail. Winning numerous awards over the years in extreme obstacles, her passion in training horses has successfully brought her to working with rescue horses at Fancy Mount Farm. Jordyn worked at one of the most famous resorts in the US, the “C Lazy U Ranch” in Granby, CO. The ranch is over 90years old and is ranked 13th in the world. There she cared for over 200 horses, herding, feeding, tacking, vet care and teaching lessons and trail safety. Responsible for leading guests on the trails through the beautiful Rocky Mountains, Jordyn’s focused on “safe rider” education. She won the 2016 NBRC Novice Extreme Trail Challenge in GA. Entering the 2017 Midwest Horse Fair’s Epic Night of the Horses Star Search with Elaina Schmersey she performed the villain Kylo Ren in a new Star Wars theme act called Light Wars. Jordyn is continuing to perform entertainment with the Fancy Mount Farm performance act team, which most recently surprised the crowd with performances at the GERL Rescue Challenge and new acts in 2018 at the Southern Equine Expo and the Hoosier Horse Fair and Expo.
Julie has been riding and training horses for 27 years. Starting with a solid foundation, Julie learned dressage and jumping. Her passion in Eventing has leaded her to a career with horse. She attended William Woods University. She completed her B.S degree in Equestrian Science, and expanded to riding Saddle Seat, Western, and even Driving. Continued her teaching and training skills, she has helped her client’s develop new experiences to build a deeper relationship with their horse. Julie has taken her expertise in working with young horses and rescues to make them easy to handle for their owners. Thus their owners gain confidence and knowledge that will keep them safe and building a long lasting bond. Winning numerous Buckle Series in Extreme Obstacle Challenges, Julie has also expanded her own experience to cow sorting and trick training. Julie recently joined the Fancy Mount Farm performance act team, where her experience in dressage and trick training is adding to the team’s creative entertainment experience. Julie will be performing at the Hoosier Equine Fair and Expo in a full Colonial Soldier costume for an exciting new Pirate Act with the team.