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And the CHP-CHJA Series Circuit winner is….

We know that you have been waiting to hear who won the hot and heavy competition for the CHP-CHJA Series Circuit Trainer Award – a once in a life time African safari with Real Life Adventure Travel.

The competition was tough.  Neck in neck until the very last show between Mary Sayre and Rebecca Johnson. Both barns were on the hunt, taking no prisoners in this most sought after award.

In the end at the very last show, Rebecca pulled it out for the win! Congratulations Rebecca Johnson and to your riders on a great circuit.

Rebecca Johnson CHP-CHJA 2013 Series Circuit Trainer Award

Rebecca Johnson CHP-CHJA 2013 Series Circuit Trainer Award

 

All of us here at Real Life Adventure Travel look forward to taking you on your adventure of a lifetime!

CHP-CHJA Series Circuit Results:

High Point Trainer
Rebecca Johnson

High Point Equitation Rider        
CHAMPION    Isabella H. Smith
Reserve          Jessica R. Morris
third   Rachel E. Benson
fourth Jamie N. Morris
fifth     Nicole L. Morris
sixth    Cindy L. Bonick

High Point Hunter Horse 
CHAMPION    Henry
Reserve          Sirius Black
third   Summer Solstice
fourth             Dragonheart
fifth     Crown N Scepter
sixth    Archurro

High Point Hunter Rider  
CHAMPION    Devon N. Hussey
Reserve          Paige E. Nealy
third   Dan P. Schiefen
fourth Cindy L. Bonick
fifth     Jessica R. Morris
sixth    Janelle V. Henningsen

High Point Jumper Horse 
CHAMPION    Fur Elise
Reserve          Strawberry Shortcake
third   Daddy’s Dollars
fourth Professor Peabody
fifth     Just My Luck
sixth    Lost In Translation

High Point Jumper Rider  
CHAMPION    Danielle M. Guest
Reserve          Devon N. Hussey
third   Kate B. Favaro
fourth Kevin E. Apicella
fifth     Mandy M. Reisman
sixth    Jamie N. Morris

Visit With Lynne Leakey

We had the wonderful opportunity and honor to meet and speak with Lynne Leakey last night at the Northern California APTA meeting.  She discussed what a change she has seen over the years in the safari industry, from hunting safaris to photographic safaris to now philanthropic safaris that are making a difference in the world.

She also touched on the immediate and dire need to put an end to rhino and elephant poaching.  We are loosing so many of these majestic and precious animals at an alarming rate that if the if the slaughter continues as it has in 2012 and the short few months of 2013 that these animals will be gone in less than 20 years.

Something must be done or we will loose 2 of the big five that draw people to our continent and countries.  We can’t image not seeing the iconic picture of large herds of elephant against the backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Iconic Elephants and Mt. Kilimanjaro in the background

The good news is that our people are starting to fight back and protect our heritage and national treasures. Here are just a few examples of things that are being done:

  • Kenya Airways is partnering with Born Free to put information packets on their flights to benefit Kenya Wildlife Services
  • Several marches and demonstrations have taken place.  In the Maasai Mara, some 300 strong marched and the Maasai have been engaged to help in the battle against poaching
  • “Elephant Man” Jim Nyamu walked 500 km from Mombasa to Nairobi.  His journey ended at the UNEP Headquarters where he received honors.

It is important for all of us to get involved to help protect our national heritage and treasures.  Here are just a few ways to help and to become more educated:

Elephant Neighbors Center

International Fund for Animal Welfare

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

A Voice for Elephants – National Geographic

WildlifeDirect.org

Amboseli Trust for Elephants

Big Life Foundation

Save the Elephants

Elephant Voices

Born Free

Time Running Out to Save Elephants from Ivory Trade – Ian Douglas Hamilton

WWF

Kenya Wildlife Service

Horse & Style Magazine Features our US Sales and Marketing Rep!

Horse & Style MagazineWhat an honor to have our very own Robin Felix featured in Horse & Style magazine’s (www.horseandstylemag.com) latest edition.  You can check out the online version of the magazine here