Monday, December 6, 2010

Canterberry Meadows Dressage Show results

Green Ridge Farm students has a great ending to a successful show year at the Canterberry Meadows Dressage show in Williamston on Dec. 4th.
Melinda Garner and her fancy Appaloosa gelding, Fella, won both their Intro tests with great scores of 70% and 68.1%. They also won the High Score Amateur Championship! This was just their third Dressage show and now it's on to Training Level for them next year.
Sue Morgan and her mare"M&M" took home two second place ribbons with scores of 68.7 and 66.8. Good riding especially since Sue was under the weather with the flu.
Jen Gurley and her big mare, Ginger, also had very good rides for two second place ribbons in the Training Level division with scores of 65 and 63.2.
Junior rider Kaitlyn Briley had a great show with her new horse, Flicker, owned by Janine Wilson, taking home a win and a second place with scores of 65 and 64.3. Good riding Kaitlyn!
Shelley Leicht picked up a catch ride on Debbie Dufresne's beautiful and talented Arabian mare, Penny, for a win and a fifth place in the Training Level division with scores of 63.7 and 62.8. Not bad for riding the horse for the first time at the show!!
LaRita Johnson and her lovely Quarter Horse mare, Breezy, had very consistent performances, as usual, and took home 2nd and fourth places in their tests, as well as a second place in the Musical Freestyle class in the snow.
LaRita also debuted her fancy Palomino Pinto mare, Candy, at this show and had a very nice ride for her first time in the Dressage ring after being a trail horse. She received a fifth place with a respectable score of 60%.
Sally Yeagley and her Quarter Horse gelding, Sirus, had good rides for 3rd and 5th places with nice scores of 65 and 60.5.
Janine Wilson made her debut with her Appaloosa gelding, Dallas, at this show. Dallas is a work in progress, but he behaved well and handled the new environment like a champ, receiving a 6th place with a score of 58.1
My Walking Horse mare, Ryanne, had a good show to end the season, winning both her Dressage tests with scores of 72.5 and 71.8. She also won the Musical Freestyle and was High Score Open Champion. She has been undefeated in the fall show season against all trotting horses and this was her third High Score Championship in a row and sixth for the year. So proud of my horse!
Thanks to all my students for their support and great riding throughout this year and I look forward to another fun and successful show season in 2011.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Equine Chiropractic and Acupuncture

At Green Ridge Farm we are very fortunate to have Dr. Blades McKnight of McKnight Equine as part of our professional support team. Dr. McKnight is a skilled Veterinary Chiropractor and Acupuncture Specialist. Her expert and thorough care keeps our horses at their peak of performance. She is available by appointment at Green Ridge Farm and you can contact us to set up an appointment for you.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Wind Drift Farm Dressage Show Results

Green Ridge Farm students had an exceptional day at the Wind Drift Farm Dressage/CT show on Nov. 20th.
Sue Morgan and her mare M&M got a third place in Dressage with a score of 66% then went on to win their division of Combined Training, then ended the day as the Combined Training Champion. Congratulations, Sue!
Jen Gurley and her big spotted mare, Ginger, won both their Training Level Dressage tests with very good scores of 68.2% and 67.6%. Great riding, Jen!
Melinda Garner and her fancy Appaloosa gelding, Fella, took the blue ribbon in Intro A with a 67% and was second in Intro B with a 66%. This was only Melinda's third show!
Jennifer Batts and her beautiful bay QH mare, Arial, had good scores of 62.2% for second place in Training level and 66.5% for another second place at Intro A. Nice job, Jen!
I was proud of my Walker mare, Ryanne, winning both her Dressage tests with scores of 67% and 70% along with the High Score Championship of the day, and the only horse to score in the 70"s.
Also congratulations to Hunter rider, Kim Kulers and her fancy Trakhener Warmblood gelding "Brownie, for their impressive wins at the big Hunter show in Raleigh this weekend.
I am SO PROUD of you all!!
Looking forward to the next show on Dec. 4th in Williamston. Hope to see you all there!

New Eventing/Jumper Trainer at Green Ridge Farm

Green Ridge Farm is pleased to announce the addition of Cassidy Sitton of C-Horse Eventing to our team of equestrian professionals. Cassidy is an experienced trainer and competitor of Eventing horses. Her relaxed and encouraging teaching style suits both beginner and experienced riders. She will be available for lessons by appointment.
Please call us to schedule your lesson.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Dressage at the Preserve Show Results

We had a wonderful day yesterday at the Dressage at the Preserve show. Everyone rode well and had good results!
Melinda Garner and her nice Appaloosa gelding won both Intro tests. Sue Morgan and her mare M&M had good placings at Intro level as well. Sally Yeagley and her QH gelding, Sirus, did well with a second place at Intro level and a Third place in her first time at Training level. Sue Morgan also showed Raben, Warmblood mare owned by Green Ridge Farm, to a second and third place at Training level. Jen Gurley and her beautiful Spotted Draft mare finished with a third and fifth place at Training level.
I was back competing after my joint replacement surgery with my Walker mare, Ryanne. She won both her tests and was High Score Champion of the day. LaRita Johnson also joined us, although she was not able to compete due to trailer trouble and we welcomed new student Pat Dunn and her flashy QH gelding Hollywood to our fun group. Pat had a fun day just riding around and getting familiar with the Dressage show atmosphere. Welcome Pat!!
Everyone had a great time and we look forward to the next show!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"Stellan" gets a new home

Congratulations to Sarah Stocks in Michigan on her purchase of "Stellan", our homebred Swedish Warmblood gelding. Sarah plans a career as an "A" Circuit Hunter for Stellan. He will be traveling to his new home up north on Sunday October 24th. We will miss him very much, but know he is in good hands with Sarah and her Trainer, Alaina Parsons.
Thank you very much to Alaina for her help in making this purchase possible.
Good luck to Sarah and Stellan, we know your future is bright!!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Shawnee Acres Dressage Show Results

The Green Ridge Farm students had a great day yesterday at the Shawnee Acres Dressage schooling show in Lucama.
LaRita Johnson and her beautiful bay Quarter Horse, Breezy By The Bay, mare were High Score Reserve Champions, along with a first place in Intro B, Sec.B and a third place in Intro A. Jack Coombs and his Dutch Warmblood mare, Unforgettable, won the Training Level test 2. Melinda Garner and her steady Appaloosa gelding, Fella, took 2 second places in the Intro division with very good scores in the 60's. This was there first Dressage show and had a great showing. Karen Louya and her beautiful Arabian gelding, Gus, had an accurate test in Intro B, for a third place.
Congratulations to all on their good riding!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

2010 Show Schedule

We have now posted the Fall 2010 Show Schedule on our website. There are lots of fun events to attend starting in September. We hope you can join us!
Go to and click on "calendar".

Thursday, July 15, 2010


If you are an experienced rider looking for a bargain horse with lots of potential, this may be the horse for you.
Reg. American Warmblood gelding. Dark Bay, 8 years old and 15.3 hands. Greenbroke and has been free jumped. Potential for Hunters or low level Eventing. Sweet disposition, just needs to get back to consistent work.
Owner is busy Veterinarian and Mom with no time for him.
Asking price is just $1,000.00

Contact Green Ridge Farm if interested.

Monday, June 21, 2010

NWHA Regional Championships Show Report

Had a fantastic time at the Christy Anderson Memorial Regional Championship Walker Show last week in Asheville!
My gelding, "Corey", was Regional Champion at Third Level Dressage for the third year in a row, along with a third place in the difficult advanced Trail Obstacle class.
My mare, "Ryanne", was Regional Reserve Champion at Intro Level Dressage.
She also won her English Pleasure class.
Highlight of the show was me and Ryanne winning the Regional Queen contest. It was really fun riding our musical freestyle to the "Diamond Music", dedicated to the memory of Christy Anderson..
I really enjoyed having Ryanne's former owners, Ed and Teena Anderson, there with us to see Ryanne's wins. Really had a good time seeing all my Walking Horse friends and seeing them also win their classes. Congratulations to everyone!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tar Heel Classic Walking Horse Show Results

Enjoyed the day in May at the Tar Heel Classic Walker show. Our mare, Ryanne, won the Intro B test with a score of 70.5 and our gelding, Corey, won the Third Level Test 1 with a score of 59.3. Enjoyed seeing all our good friends at the show!

Iron Horse Farm Dressage Show Results

Had a wonderful time at the Iron Horse Farm Dressage Show. Thank you to Karyn and Mark Becerra for hosting this fun event.
Our Walking Horse mare, Ryanne, did very well in the Intro Division. She took second place in the Intro A test with a score of 68%, then won the Intro B test with a good score of 71%, which was the high score of the day among all breeds.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring Splash Show Results

Congratulations to Green Ridge Farm students on their good showings at the recent EDCTSA Spring Splash show.
LaRita Johnson and her lovely QH mare, Breezy, took a First and Second in the large Intro division with good scores of 69 and 69.5%.
Jenn Gurley and her big mare, Ginger, had good rides at Training Level and took home third and fourth places with scores in the 60"s.
Sue Morgan and her mare, M&M performed well and have recently moved up to Training Level.
The canter work is coming along well and her future looks bright!
I was very proud of everyone and their good riding. Look forward to the next show!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Carolina Walker Camden Classic report

The first big Walking Horse show of the season proved to be a great success. With major improvements to the show grounds in Camden, S.C. everyone had a fantastic time. It was the first show for me and Ryanne and I could not have been more pleased. She won both the Intro Dressage tests with scores of 68 and 70.5 and was high score of the day. Then she won the Dressage Freestyle, beating my other horse Corey. My good friend from Georgia, Sue Stepp, showed her in a couple of rail classes on Saturday and got some good ribbons in large classes even though she had just ridden her for the first time that morning. Very impressive!
Corey also had a good show, winning the Third Level test 1 class with a score of 63%. He took second to his sister in the Musical Freestyle class. On Sunday we had a good ride in the Trail Obstacle class and took home a second and third place.
I really enjoyed doing the Dressage Musical Freestyle class with both horses and hope that more riders will compete next year.

Whinstone Farm Dressage Show report

Had another wonderful time at the Whinstone Farm Dressage Schooling Show on March 21st.
Professional trainer, Kim Dome, from New Hampshire rode our Warmblood mare, Raben, to a first, second and third place.
Not bad considering she only rode her twice before the show!!
Claudia rode her Walker mare, Ryanne, against all the trotting horses and came away with a fourth and fifth place.
Our good friend Rachael Eckert rode her new TB gelding, Aly, to a win and a third place. This was their first show together, so it seems like they have a bright future! Congratulations everyone!

Eventing Clinic report

Had another successful Eventing Clinic with Kim Dome last week.
Students always enjoy her positive approach and experience.
We plan to have her back soon!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


We are pleased to announce the new Green Ridge Farm website. At the site you can find out more about us and the farm, as well as the calendar of events and horses for sale. We hope you will visit the site often!