Thursday, February 5, 2009

Green Ridge Victoria, aka "Vickie", is Jack's favorite "baby". Bred by us, she is sired by Don Raffon, a multiple Champion Purebred Arabian stallion that we owned for 25 years until his passing a few years ago. Vickie's dam is Raben. Jack has done most all of Vickie's training since her birth at our farm. She had considerable success at Sport Horse In Hand competitions winning Championships with Jack handling her. Claudis also had several wins in Dressage.

She is currently Jack's trail mount and they enjoy many miles on the trails with friends.

Raben is the "Grand Dame" of Green Ridge Farm. This 17 year old Oldenburg Warmblood mare has been quite successful in Dressage with Claudia and she loves to jump with Jack.

Purchased in California at just 9 months of age, Jack and Claudia have done all of Raben's training.

She is currently working on her 4th foal and is due on March 24th to the Grand Prix Swedish Warmblood stallion, Baltic Sundance. We an anxioulsy awaiting this foal, so check back for photos of the new arrival in March! This photo was taken just a few days ago and she still loves to ride despite being so pregnant.

One of the superstars at Green Ridge Farm is JPR Quasar, better known as "Hogan". Purchased from JPR Morgans in Elmira, New York in 1997 to be Claudia's Combined Driving horse. Hogan quickly rose through the ranks of Single Horse competitors on the East Coast. After many wins, and being named Southeast Regional Champion in the Preliminary Division, with help from their trainer, Bill Long, Claudia and Hogan began competing at the FEI International level and were qualified to compete at the World Championships. After his career in Driving, Hogan became successful in the sports of Eventing and Dressage, with many wins to his credit. Hogan is currently retired at 19 years of age due to a leg injury and he enjoys the pastures and life of leisure at Green Ridge Farm. A retirement well deserved!!

The old man at Green Ridge Farm is Don Siera, a 22 year old Purebred Arabian gelding. Siera spent many years with Jack in California riding in the mountains and competing in Endurance racing. He is now retired and enjoys a few trail rides at home.

Adonis's Penny Ante is a 9 year old Tennessee Walker mare. She was purchased as a green 6 year old from Stepp-N-Out Farm in Georgia. Claudia has been training her in Dressage, and after several wins at Intro and Training Levels, she is currently working on First Level.

Jack Coombs is shown here jumping our 8 year old Dutch Warmblood mare Unforgettable, aka "Fiona". Fiona was purchased as an unbroke 2 year old and Jack has done her basic and jumping training while Claudia has done the Dressage training. Fiona is a multiple Champion in Dressage.

This is Claudia Coombs riding CD's Double Agent, a black Tennessee Walker gelding. Trained exclusively by Claudia, he is a National Champion in Dressage and Trail Obstacle as well as the current Regional Champion at Third Level Dressage.

Look for Claudia and "Corey" at the National Walking Horse Association shows in the Southeast.