July went by so fast. What a fun month, my long time trainer Jeff Moore came to town, and I rode Deja and worked Kruiser with him. I always learn a million things from Jeff, so much information.
Alyssa went to Junior champs with her horse Del Mar for the first time. She did very well and learned a lot. Now that their first show season is under wraps, we look forward to much progress going into next year.
Dacquiri and I are having a blast at the Grand Prix this year!
Alyssa an her horse Del Mar had a great first show of the season, and they qualified for Junior Championship at Third Level. Joan and Tristan had another go at the Grand Prix and rode super tests, learning new tools every show.
Congratulations to Diane Malven-Pang on her purchase of Jaipur. He is a very luck horse to have her as his new mom. I am excited to continue working with them both thru the summer, before she moves him home.
I had a great visit with Debby Harrison of Lio Lomas Dutch Warmbloods. We got current videos of all sale horses, and 2 foals were born while I was there. Always a nice surprise!
We had a super first show of the year! Dacquiri did his first Grand Prix, and he was super, he got a 66% with lots of room for improvement. I am so proud of him.
Joan Wright and Tristan also did their first Grand Prix together, earning a 60% and their first score toward their Gold Medal. Again I am very proud of both of them.
Deja and I had a little communication error in the middle of her first Intermediare 2 test, and I excused myself. But she felt great, and I just need to be more clear for her. She is an amazing horse. Can’t wait for the next show.
Congratulations to Loye Jaeger on her new horse Gigante, we are very excited to get to know him and move him up the levels.
Congratulations to Susan Ward on her new horse MaJolie, she is a beauty! We are very excited to get her to Reno, she and Susan are going to have a blast together.
The SNC-CDS Chapter had their year end awards, and I am super proud of my horses this year. Rio Roxie owned by Paula Meckley was Grand Prix Champion. Dacquiri also owned by Paula Meckley was Intermediare 2 Champion, and my Deja Vu was Prix St George Reserve Champion.
Looking forward to the start of show season this year.
I am excited to announce that I have moved my additional training business to Meadow View Farms. This move brings, peace, space for the horses, and a beautifully kept farm to work out of. I can’t wait to host clinics, and continue to train my horses in this environment
Thank you to Morgane Schmidt Gabriel for creating me a new logo!
I just picked my trailer up from 5CR trailers, they installed Equiflex Flooring into it. I can’t wait to travel next year, and know my horses are going to have a smoother ride, and dryer area to stand in. This floor is really cool. They are really great people to work with!
I am ready for 2018, just hoping the weather doesn’t turn to awful in the next few months, so I can keep training. My horses feel great and are all in super shape!
I just got home from the USDF Regional Championship and CDS Annual Show. What a blast. I took Roxie and Dacquiri and had so much fun riding at championships in the Grand Prix and Intermediare 2. How exciting, that most of my horses are at the FEI levels now! Deja qualified in the PSG, but I decided not to take her. Next year she will go.
Now I look forward to the next show in a couple of weeks, were several of my student will be showing! Can’t wait.
In February I lost my Bling. He was living at Franktown Meadows and coliced, and we just couldn’t save him. So I had to make the heart wrenching decision to have him put down. I miss him terribly, he had so much personality. My other horses at home are filling the void, so I no longer have a school horse to teach on. Occasionally I will have people get on Deja or Roxie, but they have to be current students of mine.
On a good note the weather is starting to get better and all of my other horses are getting ready for show season. I am very excited to start traveling for shows.