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Laura Chapot and Chandon Blue Win $36k WEF Challenge Cup Round 10 CSI 3*

Laura Chapot and Chandon Blue. Photo © Sportfot.

Wellington, FL – March 14, 2019 – Laura Chapot (USA) rode Chandon Blue to the win in the $36,000 Equinimity WEF Challenge Cup Round 10 CSI 3* on Thursday, March 14, at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, FL.

Thursday’s featured Equinimity WEF Challenge Cup competition saw 85 entries contest the first-round track set by Canada’s Michel Vaillancourt before the field was narrowed to 19 horse and riders qualified to return for the jump-off. Of the 19 jump-off qualifiers, six elected to save their horses for another day, having already secured their places in Saturday’s $134,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix CSI 3* based on their clear first round results.

Greg Crolick and Corallo Z Swoop Antares High Performance Working Hunter

Three top High Performance Working Hunter combinations kicked off competition in the E. R. Mische Grand Hunter Field on Thursday during Week 10 of the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival. Greg Crolick, Tiffany Hammack, and Chaz Harpman all returned with their mounts to contest for champion in the Antares High Performance Working Hunter division. Finishing on a win in four out of the five division classes, Greg Crolick of Clarkston, MI took home the tricolor ribbon aboard Renaud Farm’s Corallo Z.

Crolick and the 10-year-old Warmblood gelding put in impressive performances to win both the handy round with a score of 81 points and the stake class on 83 points.

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Greg Crolick Leads from Start to Finish in WCHR Developing Pro Challenge

Greg Crolick and Grey Street. Photo by Shawn McMillen Photography.

Upper Marlboro, MD – October 5, 2013 – The World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Developing Professional Challenge saw 28 talented entries, but there was one pair that stood out from beginning to end. Greg Crolick and Grey Street finished both rounds of the two-round class with average scores of 88 for a total of 176 points, earning them a well-deserved victory gallop around the indoor ring at the Capital Challenge Horse Show.

Crolick and the 10-year-old Brandenburg gelding’s impressive first round ride shot them straight to the top of the leaderboard going in to round two. One by one the top twelve riders returned in reverse order of their rankings to compete over the second round course. That put Crolick and Grey Street, owned by Adrienne Marciano, as the last to return and made for a climatic finish to the class.

Just two trips before Crolick, Jamie Taylor and Cipraiani turned in a seamless round, earning them an overall score of 175.66 and setting the bar to beat. In order to earn the championship cooler and ribbon, Crolick and Grey Street had to earn at least an average score of 87.66 from the three judging panels. Thanks to a meticulous second round ride, the pair did just that, earning an 88 average and clinching the win.

“Grey Street is a wonderful horse, and he really rose to the occasion,” Crolick said. “This class really catered to him. He has that beautiful lope across the ground that is consistent and organized, and he was really able to showcase that.”

Crolick may fit the developing professional class criteria, but the Bloomfield Hills, MI native has in fact been moving his way up the professional ranks quite successfully over the past years, earning a number of top honors along the way.

“There was some banter among my friends because it used to be called the emerging professional challenge, and they all said ‘haven’t you emerged by now?'” joked Crolick.

Crolick has definitely emerged, and he continues to develop a top string of horses. Grey Street is among that top lineup that will be heading with Crolick to the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA before he heads back home for another exciting development – the birth of his and wife Jessica’s second child.

Greg and Jessica Crolick own and operate Top Call Farm, a full service riding and training program located at the beautiful Bloomfield Open Hunt Club. Top Call Farm offers training of the show horse and rider, as well as riding instruction for those just starting out. Top Call can also aid in the purchase or sales of your show horse. For more information, please visit Top Call Farm on Facebook.

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Greg Crolick Tops Current Standings for $10,000 Leading Hunter Rider Bonus at Horse Shows by the Bay

Greg Crolick and Shocktop. Photo by Tricia Booker Photography.

Traverse City, MI – July 19, 2013 – Greg Crolick shot to the top of the standings in the hunt for the $10,000 North Face Farm Leading Hunter Rider Cash Bonus Award following his victory in the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby during Series I of the Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival. Then during Series II, Crolick returned to finish both second and third in the $2,500 USHJA National, further increasing his lead to 130 points – 65 points more than current second position holder Caitlyn Shiels.

The $10,000 North Face Farm Leading Hunter Rider Cash Bonus Award was introduced for the first time this year to award the riders who accumulate the most points in the five hunter derbies held throughout the four week Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival. Riders receive points for their highest-placing horse in each of the weekly $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derbies and the final week’s $20,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby.

Crolick earned the blue ribbon the first week with Grey Street, owned by Adrienne Marciano, and the duo came back to finish third the second week, while Crolick claimed the second place award with impressive new mount Shocktop, owned by Anne Hamilton.

Initially imported for the jumper ring, Shocktop was instead sent to Crolick to see how he would fare as a hunter. With the second place finish in the derby and top three finishes, including a win, in the High Pre-Green 3’3″ Hunters, the 9-year-old Warmblood seems to have found his niche.

“He was imported with the intention of being a jumper, but the thought was that maybe the hunter career would be an even better fit for him,” Crolick shared. “I had him for a week just to play around with him. Then by the second week I put him into the horse show, and he was outstanding as a Pre-Green horse. I put him in the derby to see how he would be and to teach him a little bit. He was amazing, absolutely wonderful.”

Crolick continued: “He is pretty cool. I really think he’s going to end up being a future big derby and high performance horse.”

The fourth place award in the competitive, 41 entry Series II $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby also went home to Crolick’s Top Call Farm, with new Top Call Farm rider Courtney Schwabauer and her own mount Lugano. Schwabauer was also consistently in the ribbons in the Large Junior 16-17 Hunters throughout the week.

Other Top Call Farm students raking in the ribbons during Horse Shows by the Bay Series II included Courtney Trott and Alyssa Mitchell. Trott rode to multiple first and second place finishes in the Children’s 15-17 Hunters aboard both Grey Street and Beyond Belief, owned by Cloverlane Farm LLC. Mitchell dominated the Low Children’s Hunter division earning two blue ribbons and the division championship aboard her own Carlotta.

Top Call Farm riders have returned for Series III running July 17-21, 2013, and this evening, Friday, July 19, Crolick will compete in the $20,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby in an effort to hold on to his lead in the $10,000 North Face Leading Hunter Rider Cash Bonus standings.

About Top Call Farm:

Located at the beautiful Bloomfield Open Hunt Club, Top Call Farm is a full service riding and training program for horse and rider, owned by Greg and Jessica Crolick. Top Call Farm offers training of the show horse and rider as well as riding instruction for those just starting out. Top Call can also aid in the purchase or sales of your show horse. For more information, please visit Top Call Farm on Facebook.

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Greg Crolick and Grey Street Win $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby at Horse Shows by the Bay

Greg Crolick and Adrienne Marciano’s Grey Street. Photo by Diana Hadsall.

Williamsburg, MI – July 10, 2013 – Greg Crolick and Top Call Farm returned to Michigan to make their home state proud this past weekend. After an extremely successful spring season on the road, Crolick kicked off the Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival by winning the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby on Sunday, July 7 with Grey Street, owned by Adrienne Marciano.

Crolick and the 10-year-old Brandenburg gelding delivered a seamless trip over the classic first round course, designed by Evie Frisque (Ontario, Canada), earning them an initial score of 90. That score put them in the second place position to come back for the handy round just behind Kelley Farmer and Praise who had earned a score of 91.

“The courses were great. I liked both rounds, and they weren’t too difficult. I had a few options for the second round,” Crolick explained. “There were three different tracks that you could take so that you were either really tight and really handy, a happy medium track or one that had you moving out a little wider and around.”

Out of a field of 31 horses, Crolick also made the top 12 cut off to return for the second handy round with his other two mounts, Beyond Belief, owned by Cloverlane Farm LLC, and Borencio, owned by Orchard Lake Farms LLC.

“Having the other horses go before Grey Street in the second round gave me a chance to change the ride with each horse,” shared Crolick.

Once he returned with Grey Street, Crolick seemed to have the course perfected, earning the highest score of the class, a 94, and successfully clinching the blue ribbon honors. Earlier in the week, Crolick also consistently rode Grey Street to high placings in the First Year Green Hunters.

“Grey Street was wonderful for the derby. We left him a little bit fresh since it’s week one, and now he’ll be even more prepared for this week and next week’s derby,” said Crolick.

Grey Street’s win was not the first derby success for Crolick and Top Call Farm this summer. Prior to returning to Michigan for the Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival, Crolick earned a sensational second place with Carson, owned by Orchard Lakes Farm LLC, in the $30,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at the Country Heir II Horse Show in Lexington, KY. While in Lexington, Crolick and Carson were also named champions in the High Performance Hunter division.

Crolick will return for week two of Horse Shows by the Bay today, this week joined by several other members of the Top Call Farm.

About Top Call Farm:

Located at the beautiful Bloomfield Open Hunt Club, Top Call Farm is a full service riding and training program for horse and rider, owned by Greg and Jessica Crolick. Top Call Farm offers training of the show horse and rider as well as riding instruction for those just starting out. Top Call can also aid in the purchase or sales of your show horse. For more information, please visit Top Call Farm on Facebook.

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Grey Street Seeing Blue at the Tournament of Champions with Greg Crolick

Greg Crolick and Grey Street swept first place in all five classes of the Green Working Hunter division at the Tournament of Champions. Photo By: Emily Riden.

Tampa, FL – April 3, 2013 – Day two of Stadium Jumping’s Tournament of Champions marked the first day of the crowning of the show’s division champions. Among the first to receive tricolors today, were Greg Crolick and Grey Street who swept the Green Working Hunter division taking home all five blue ribbons.

After winning three first place ribbons yesterday morning, Crolick and Grey Street returned to the Main Hunter Ring at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center to add two more of the top rosettes to their growing string. Grey Street was originally imported just three months ago as a jumper, but with his continued success among the top-level competition at Tampa, it’s clear that he’s found his calling in the hunter ring.

“He’s got that kind of personality to be a great hunter. He’s a lovely ride. He’s really super easy to ride, and he has kind of that old-school Thoroughbred canter. It really reminds me of an old Thoroughbred. He’s kind, no vices, and he’s really just an all-around nice horse,” Crolick articulated.

Crolick continued, “The courses were smooth today, and I thought they rode really nicely. The ring is nice – big and wide, so it makes for really nice, flowing rides.”

The division reserve championship went to Hunt Tosh and Whiskey Blue, owned by Douglas Wheeler. The two First Year horses, Grey Street and Whiskey Blue, have both been consistently strong performers – Whiskey Blue claimed the First Year Green Hunter championship in the first week of the Tampa Equestrian Series, the Tampa Bay Classic, and Grey Street earned the reserve champion award in the same division.

Adrienne Iverson and Redfield Farm’s Maximus have also seen continued success bridging the two weeks of the Tampa Equestrian Series. The defending Green Conformation Hunter champions returned to win the honor again this week.

“Max was wonderful today. He’s just been very consistent these past two weeks. I’m really proud of him. He couldn’t have been better,” Iverson expressed.

Iverson and the stallion finished first and third over today’s Robert McCune designed courses and rounded out the division with a first place in the under saddle class.

“He’s very docile. He’s well mannered, especially for a breeding stallion. We’re careful with how we manage him, but he’s very easy to deal with,” Iverson said of Maximus who is currently standing at stud at Redfield Farm.

Finishing behind Maximus in the reserve championship position were Winn Alden and Cakebread. The pair finished first and second in today’s Green Conformation Hunter classes.

The day’s competition concluded in the Main Hunter Ring with the High Performance Hunters where Caroline Kellogg’s Trendy was named champion. Kate Conover and Hunt Tosh have shared the ride on Trendy throughout the Tampa Equestrian Series, but it was Tosh who had the reins today, riding Trendy to the first and third place finishes over fences.

Alden returned to the ring on another mount, City of Angels, owned by DC Sales & Entertainment, to ride to her second reserve championship award of the day. Alden was introduced to ‘City’ just last week, but has enjoyed getting to know the horse.

“He’s my favorite kind of ride because I can just chuck the reins and let him do his job. He was great. He loves the big oxers out there, and they were perfect for him. He just picked up the rhythm and never stopped,” Alden stated.

The hunter portion of the Tournament of Champions continues tomorrow with the Amateur-Owner Hunter divisions. For more information on the 2013 Tampa Equestrian Series and the Tournament of Champions, visit www.StadiumJumping.com.

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One-Two Finish in $10,000 USHJA Hunter Derby Finish Is Icing on Cake for Greg Crolick

Greg Crolick and Carson. Photos By: ESI Photography.

Ocala, FL – March 25, 2013 – A one-two finish in the $10,000 USHJA Hunter Derby put the perfect final exclamation points on an extremely successful winter show season for Greg Crolick and Top Call Farm. The blue ribbon in the derby earned aboard Carson and the red ribbon won with Grey Street added to the impressive collection of tricolors and top honors that the Bloomfield Hills, MI based hunter/jumper farm has earned throughout HITS Ocala this circuit.

Crolick and Carson, owned by Orchard Lake Farms, LLC, bested a field of 41 top hunter horses over two rounds to claim the top honor in the USHJA Hunter Derby, with Grey Street, owned by Adrienne Marciano, coming in a close second.

Carson came to Crolick in July as a derby horse, but his accomplishments this season have been far from limited to the derby field. In the same week as their derby victory, Carson and Crolick also earned the High Performance Hunter championship. Their consistent success in the division netted them the High Performance Hunter circuit champion title.

“We’ve had a wonderful circuit, not just these past weeks, but the whole circuit with him has been great,” Crolick shared. “He really rose to the occasion.”

“The same thing with Grey Street,” Crolick continued. “He’s a new horse for me. We got him the third week of January this year. He was just imported, and he’s actually quite green as a hunter.”

Greg Crolick and Grey Street
Greg Crolick and Grey Street

With his second place finish in the USHJA Hunter Derby and two seamless rounds, one would never guess that it was Grey Street’s first derby appearance. Crolick took Grey Street into the First Year Green Hunters the first week of February, and every week since then he’s continually exceeded expectations. Crolick and Grey Street ended their Ocala run with a reserve championship and the First Year Green Hunter Circuit Championship.

Both horses also competed in the $50,000 East Meets West Hunter Challenge, conducted simultaneously at HITS Ocala and HITS Thermal. Carson and Grey Street were two of 39 horses competing in Ocala for a slot in the top 12 that would then face off against the top 12 finishers riding in Thermal. Crolick easily made his way into the top 12 with both horses, and he was a strong representative for the East, finally finishing in fifth aboard Carson.

Rounding out Top Call Farm’s success these past few weeks was Imagine, owned by Clover Lane Farm LLC. Imagine added another championship in the Second Year Green Hunters to tricolors in the division earned throughout the season, finishing the time at Ocala with another circuit championship award for Top Call.

From Ocala, Top Call Farm will return home to Michigan, but not before competing at the prestigious Tampa Equestrian Series.

“I’m never in a hurry to get back to Michigan until it’s warm,” Crolick joked. “We definitely had a good circuit in Ocala and a great season.”

About Top Call Farm:

Located at the beautiful Bloomfield Open Hunt Club, Top Call Farm is a full service riding and training program for horse and rider, owned by Greg and Jessica Crolick. Top Call Farm offers training of the show horse and rider as well as riding instruction for those just starting out. Top Call can also aid in the purchase or sales of your show horse. For more information, please visit Top Call Farm on Facebook.

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