Friday, November 18, 2011

"Shiloh's" Training

Our young Paint horse, Shiloh", is really growing up and doing well in his training. He seems to be a very good prospect for Dressage and I am hopeful that he will be my next Dressage star!

Trainer Certification

Just got the news that I have been accepted as a Certified Trainer for the National Walking Horse Association. I am pleased that they have started this program as it will give owners and riders a place to look for qualified trainers.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Dressage at the Preserve Show Results

Three Green Ridge Farm students competed at the Dressage at the Preserve show in May. This is certainly one of our most favorite shows of the year! Results are as follows:
Sue Morgan and M&M took the blue ribbon in the Intro B class with a score of 65.6 and was 4th place in the Intro C class with a 62.5
Sally Yeagley and her Quarter Horse gelding, Sirus, finished 4th in Intro B with a 63.1 and 6th in Intro C with a 61.5
Shelley Leicht and her big Quarter Horse gelding, Rudy, had good rides for a 3rd place in Training 1 with 64.1 and a 5th place in Training 2 with a 63.2
Congratulations to all for the good riding!!

Wind Drift Farm Show Results

Another great time at the Wind Drift Farm Show in April. A well run show and a beautiful facility.
Melinda Garner and her beautiful Appaloosa gelding, Fella, had a good ride in the Training 1 class for a second place with a score of 65.4
Sue Morgan and her Appy cross mare took a third place in the Intro C class with a score of 65% Sue also had a successful ride in the CT division.
I rode my Walker mare Ryanne to first place in the TWH Intro A and B classes with scores of 67.5 and 69.3

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sport Horse Versatility Show

We attended a wonderful show yesterday at Reflections Farm in Vass, NC It was a Sport Horse Versatility show sponsored by the Refined Horsemanship Assn.
These shows are a wonderful concept designed by trainer, Linda Hoover. First, you ride a Dressage test, then compete in a Trail Obstacle class designed to test the strength of your Dressage training to translate to real world situations. It is a lot of fun and the horses seem to enjoy it as well! Reflections Farm is hosting a show series this year and you can find more info on the Refined Horsemanship site at

High Point Results

Just found out our Walker mare, "Ryanne" was 2010 NWHA Reserve National Champion High Point in the Dressage division! She has really found her niche as a Dressage horse and continues to excel in that dscipline. Congratulations to Claudia and Ryanne!

In Memorium

We are saddened to announce the loss of our beloved imported Hanoverian mare, Mandy, and her unborn foal, sired by Don De Marco.
Mandy was the most kind and sweet horse, and she is greatly missed here at Green Ridge Farm!

Carolina Walkers Show Results

It was a good show for Greeen Ridge Farm owned mare, U Gotta See This, aka "Ryanne".
She was first place in the Dressage Intro A class, second in the Intro B class, winner of both the Musical Freestyle and Dressage Suitability classes. All scores were in the 70's. She also tied for High Score Dressage horse of the show.
This was her first showing with Claudia in the Trail Obstacle Novice class. She was first place under one judge and second place under the other. She is proving to be quite good at the Trail class.
As usual it was a fun show and great management. Always nice to see friends after the winter!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Green Ridge Farm Breeding Program

We are looking forward to the birth of our Hanoverian mare, Mandy's, foal in mid April. She is in foal to Don De Marco, a lovely imported black Oldenburg stallion. He is an up and coming young Dressage stallion that is producing some incredible foals.
We have recently booked our Dutch Warmblood mare, "Fiona" to the imported Dutch Keur stallion, Farrington. He is a proven producer of champion foals with excellent movement and we are excited to have such a wonderful sire for Fiona's first foal. She will be bred this spring for a 2012 foal.

Year End Award Winners

A big congratulations to my students, Sue Morgan and Jen Gurley on their year end Championships for the EDCTSA.
Sue and her mare, M&M, were Champions in both the Intro Level Dressage and the Senior Combined Training.
Jen and her mare, Ginger, were Champions in Training Level Dressage.
Very proud of you both!!