Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fun at the SHV show

Had a great time competing at the Sport Horse Versatility show in Vass, at the beautiful Reflections Farm.  "Shiloh" did himself proud by winning his Dressage test, as well as the Suitibility Division.  He was also High Score Dressage Champion and took a third place in the In Hand trail obstacle class.  Jack rode his mare "Vickie" and won his Sport Horse Versatility division.  It was a great day and big thanks to Linda Hoover and Kriestin Kleinschmidt for the great organizing!!

Dr.Gerd Heuschmann Symposium

I was honored to be a demo rider at the Dr. Gerd Heuschmann Symposium in October with my Tennessee Walker, "Corey".  This Symposium highlighted Dr. Heuschmann's work on equine biomechanics and how it relates to how we ride and train our horses.  I gained invaluable information and made many new friends.  I enjoyed the opportunity to introduce mainstream Dressage riders to the Tennessee Walking Horse and opened many people's minds to the idea of a Gaited horse for the discipline of Dressage.  Thank you to Linda Hoover of the Refined Horsemanship Assn. for this fantastic opportunity!!!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Dressage 101

Had a fun time as a demo rider at the Dressage 101 day yesterday sponsored by EDCTSA.  I took Corey and rode a musical freestyle which was well received and also had a great time working with Linda Hoover of the Refined Horsemanship Assn. on her demonstration of trail obstacles and various exercises to get the horse and rider thinking.  Linda is such a creative and intelligent trainer and I always like working with her!

Wind Drift Farm show results

Had a great time at the EDCTSA sponsored Dressage show at Wind Drift Farm.  My Walker mare, Ryanne, won both her Dressage tests with good scores of 75% and 82%, a personal best for her.  I teamed up with Jenn Wallace and Sue Morgan for the Team Challenge and we won the cash award.  It was really fun to ride as a team!!

Friday, August 31, 2012

New addition to Green Ridge Farm

"Buckmark" joins the Green Ridge Farm family.

Our newest addition to the dog "herd" is Buckmark aka "Buck".  A five month old hound mix that we adopted from the Johnston County Animal Shelter.  He is the sweetest puppy and enjoys playing with the 4 other dogs.  Buck will be my "show dog" and will be coming along to the horse shows with us.

Shiloh at Dressage show

Shiloh at the Shawnee Acres Dressage show
Shiloh attends Dressage show at Shawnee Acres

Our young horse, Shiloh, attended the Shawnee Acres Dressage show last week.  He was well behaved and had scores of 65.4% and 64.3% for two Third place finishes.  He has a lot to learn yet about crowded practice arenas, but he handled everything well for a green horse.