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November 2016 NEWS
Congratulations to Marla in FL on her purchase of Carlingford Master Brew!
A great start to the show year, with Maggie Kotuk's Friesian mare Anjer winning her very first 3rd Level class with a 66.9%!
See our sale page for more info about this beauty.
October 2016 NEWS
My group qualifying for the Region 3 Championships this year included:
Kris Kuchinski Broome and Lauren in the AA PSG, AA I-1, and AA I-1 Freestyle
Kris and her new Dutch mare Zaomi in the AA 3rd Level, and 3rd Level Freestyle
Kate Peper McCauley and Akela in the Open Grand Prix
Meghan Watt and Invicto MC in JR/YR 4th Level
Meghan and Madrigal in JR/YR 1st & 2nd Level
Kris and Lauren placed 8th in the AA I-1, Meghan was Reserve Champion JR/YR 4th Level aboard Invicto, plus Meghan and Madrigal placed 4th in the JR/YR 2nd Level and 6th in the JR/YR 1st Level.
Kate and Akela placed in the middle of the huge open Grand Prix class on a score of 63%.
Great job you guys! What a pleasure to coach such motivated, hard working students!!
Clockwise from top left: Meghan and Invicto, Meghan and Madrigal, Kris and Lauren.
September 2016 NEWS
Congrats to Steve in IL on his purchase of Lambrusco, and Melanie in AZ on her purchase of Burberry!
May 2016 NEWS
Welcome to Isabella, an adorable 3 year old Dutch mare by UB40. She is for sale--check out her profile on our sales page!
Congratulations to Katherine in CO on her purchase of Rendevous With Charly!
April 2016 NEWS
Apr 30-May 1 Newberry, FL
Kate Peper McCauley competed in the Grand Prix with scores to 63%, and Kris won her AA PSG with a 66% on Lauren!
Apr 9-10 Venice, FL
Sharon and Kate Peper McCauley competed in the Grand Prix with scores in the 60's, while Kris and her mare Lauren received a qualifying score and blue in the AA Intermediare I!
Sharon won both of her 3rd level tests aboard former event horse Rendezvous With Charly with scores in the high 60's and Sharon's mare Summer Solstice, also a former event horse, made her 3rd level debut with a 63+% and 1st Place. A great show!
Sharon & Kate--relieved after finishing their Grand Prix tests!
March 2016 NEWS
Mar 26-27 Heidelberg Cup Clarcona, FL
Despite the muddy arenas, we all made a good showing. Young rider Meghan Watt and her Andalusian gelding Madrigal scored up to 69% at First Level, and to 63% at Fourth Level with her other gelding Invicto. Kris Kuchinski Broome and Hanoverian mare Lauren earned up to 65% in the PSG and 63% in the I-1.
I brought along a sale horse I had only ridden twice, and won 3rd Level test 1 with a 68.9%! What a pro this guy is! Check out more info on Rendezvous on our sales page.
Sharon & Rendezvous
Congratulations to Tom from NY on his purchase of Nightlife! Another bittersweet sale, sad to see this guy go, but we know he is in good hands and will be a super teacher for his new owner!
February 2016 NEWS
Feb 27-28 Twice As Nice 2 Newberry, FL
Another great show, Fritz & I earned a 60 & 63% in the Grand Prix, student Kate Peper debuted her Russian Warmblood in the regular Grand Prix after competing in the U25 this summer, while Kris Kuchinski Broome scored her 2nd qualifying score toward Regionals at Fourth Level on Nightlife AND won her class. Student Meghan Watt did a super job with her 2 Andalusian geldings, earning scores in the 70's and First Level AA Champion on Madrigal and winning a Fourth Level class aboard Invicto with a 67%! This was both horses' first show at new levels.
Feb 6-7 Jubilee Dressage Ocala, FL
At this show, German Riding Pony stallion Burberry competed in his first Prix St. Georges, earning a 64.8%!! This is one special pony!
Fritz put in 2 nice Grand Prix tests, scoring in the 60's, and student Kris Kuchinski Broome earned her first qualifying score toward regionals at Fourth Level aboard Nightlife!
January 2016 NEWS
Jan 2-3 Canterbury Showplace Newberry, FL
Falconer (Fritz), my big pet Holsteiner who I have owned since he was a foal, finally competed in the Grand Prix! He earned a 61.8% and 62.5%. Quite respectable! Fritz has overcome many physical issues in his life, and I am so grateful to him for always trying his heart out for me.
Jan 23-24 Canterbury Showplace Newberry, FL
I guess Fritz was just getting warmed up at the first show, since he received a 65.6% at Grand Prix in his second show at this level! Go Fritz!
Fritz as a foal, and as a GP horse!
Congratulations to Linda in CA on her purchase of Florentino! He has been in my training program for 5 years, so I was a little sad to see him go, but it was a great match and a wonderful home!
December 2015 NEWS
Dec 4-5 USDF Convention
In december we accompanied client Lesley Pollington to Las Vegas, where her Oldenburg mare Daphne (Diamond Stud x DeNiro) won the prestigious USDF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Horse of the Year award! This means she had the highest median score in the in-hand classes of ANY horse who competed this year, of any age or gender. Her name will be added to the beautiful perpetual "Traveling Trot" trophy. Daphne was expertly handled all season by Dean Graham.
Other awards Daphne received were: USDF Horse of the Year 4/5 year old mares Materiale and #1 in All-Breeds (GOV) for Materiale and Maiden/Yeld mare Sport Horse Breeding.
Her dam, D'Amore (DeNiro x Welt Hit 2) was #3 USDF Maiden/Yeld mares Sport Horse Breeding and #2 in All Breeds (GOV) in that division.
November 2015 NEWS
Nov 5-8 US Dressage Finals
Kris Kuchinski Broome and I traveled again to the US Dressage Finals in Lexington, KY, where Kris and her mare Lauren took 5th Place in the AA Intermediare 1 Freestyle!
September & October 2015 NEWS
Year end Award Winners!
I'm excited to announce that 4 year old Oldenburg mare Daphne (Highlife's Diamond Stud x Deniro) owned and bred by Lesley Pollington is #1 in the country for Materiale 4/5 yo mares, #1 in the Sport Horse Breeding division for Maiden/Yeld mares 4 and over, and #1 for All-Breeds in both Materiale and the in-hand division!
Other year-end award winners are students Kris Kuchinski Broome who earned her USDF Silver Bar freestyle award, and Kate Peper who earned her USDF Gold Medal!
Sharon & Daphne
Oct. 10-11 Region 3 Championships Conyers, GA
Major congratulations to Kris Kuchinski Broome for her 6th place finish in the I-1 Freestyle Championship her mare Lauren! She was the 2nd highest placing adult amateur which earned her a trip to KY for the US Dressage Finals in November. Go Kris!
Sept.19-20 Grand Oaks 4 and SE Regional Breeder's Championships
Florentino and Sharon earned a 63.8% in Tino's very first I-1 test. This beautiful Hanoverian gelding is for sale, and schooling the beginnings of Grand Prix!
Lesley Pollington's mares Daphne and her dam D'amore came home with lots of blue ribbons in the breed division, as well as 2nd and 3rd Place in the Regional Finals Maiden/Yeld mare division.
July & August 2015 NEWS
August 8-9 Summer Sizzler 2 Newberry, FL
We are so proud of Nightlife and Burberry, who were Champion and Reserve Champion respectively at Fourth Level! These guys are both super amateur friendly and are for sale.
Kate Peper and Akela were practicing for their trip to the National Brentina Cup Championships, earning mid to high 60's in the U25 Grand Prix and the I-2, while Kris Kuchinski received a qualifying scores in her I-1 Freestyle.
July 25-26 WCD in the Tropics Wellington, FL
Kris Kuchinski Broome debuted her new I-1 Freestyle on her mare Lauren, while Sharon and Daphne, a 4 yo Oldenburg mare owned by Lesley Pollington, earned an 8.4 and First Place in the Materiale class, as well as a 69% in their first Training Level class!
June 2015 NEWS
June 27-28 Summer Sizzler 1 Newberry, FL
Florentino offered his best Prix St. Georges to date, and was rewarded with a 68%. Student Kris Kuchinski Broome and her mare Lauren won the AA PSG with a 66%, and then earned a 64% the next day in the AA I-1!
June 20-21 Dressage Under the Oaks Weirsdale, FL
Maggie Kotuk's Friesian mare Anjer Beartie made her second level debut with a respectable score of 63.7%, while the Oldenburg mother/daughter duo of D'Amore (DeNiro x Welt Hit) and Daphne (Diamond Stud x DeNiro) shone in the Breed show arena, receiving all scores in the 80's in-hand. In the 4-5 year old mares Materiale class Daphne was awarded an 8.8! Megan Richards' 2 year old Burberry son, Bugatti also made a great showing in the Weser-Ems class.
Clockwise from top L: Anjer Beartie, Daphne, D'Amore, Daphne. Photos of Anjer and Daphne by Victoria DeMore.
May 2015 NEWS
May 16-17 Poplar Place Dressage, GA
It's official! Kate and Akela have received their final qualifying score, a 65%, towards attending the Brentina Cup (Under 25 Grand Prix) Championships this summer!
Kate & Akela
APRIL 2015 NEWS
Apr 18-19 Poplar Place Dressage, GA
Kate Peper and I took our senior citizens, Falconer (AKA Fritz) age 18, and Akela, age 19, for a jaunt up to Georgia.
Fritz received a 63+% and First Place in the Intermediare 2 (whoo hoo!) while Kate earned a qualifying score of 64+% in the Under 25 Grand Prix and a super 66% and First Place in their Intermediare 2. She is on her way toward qualifying for the Brentina Cup Championship class this summer in Illinois.
Fritz and Sharon
Apr 3-4 Fox Lea Farm Venice, FL
Kris Kuchinski Broome and her mare Lauren finished their qualifying scores toward regionals at Intermediare I & Prix St. Georges, earning blue ribbons both days. Sharon and Florentino received 61% in the PSG both days and came in first in our class of 1 :-). Kate Peper and Akela had scores up to 64+% in the difficult Under 25 Grand Prix classes!
FEBRUARY & MARCH 2015 NEWS
Falling behind on my updates! We've had a busy schedule lately of training and showing. Friesian mare Anjer Beartie, owned by Maggie Kotuk earned a wonderful score of 68% in her First Level test 3 class at the Longwood Farm Carousel Connection show in February. Florentino, owned by Deborah Gray received a 65% in his second ever Prix St. Georges the following weekend at Canterbury Showplace, while Falconer (Fritz) made his debut at Intermediare 2. Weser-Ems stallion Burberry, owned by Heather Luing, had a good showing with 2 scores of 61% in Third Level classes. Student Kris Kuchinski and Lauren rode a solid Intermediare 1 test, while student Kate Peper competed in her first Under 25 Grand Prix class with her Russian Warmblood Akela.
A few weeks later, Kate earned a qualifying score of 62.8% in the Under 25 GP class in Wellington, FL, while also finishing her USDF Gold Medal! Go Kate!
JANUARY 2015 NEWS
Jan 3-4 Canterbury Showplace Newberry, FL
Weser-Ems pony Burberry, owned by Heather Luing earned a 60% & 64% in 3rd level, see our sales page for more information and photos of this super pony!
Kris Kuchinski Broome and her mare Lauren competed in the I-1, already qualifying for 2015 regional championships!
Nov. 6-9 US Dressage Finals Lexington, KY
For the second year, I made the trek to the National Championships with a student, this time with Kris Kuchinski Broome and her Hanoverian mare Lauren.
They competed in the AA Fourth Level Musical Freestyle and didn't disappoint, earning 5th Place!
Kris and Lauren at Nationals!
Oct. 16-19 Region 3 Championships Wellington, FL
Florentino and Sharon won their 4th-3 open class on Thursday, but no ribbons this year in the 3rd and 4th Level Championship classes. Anjer Beartie, the beautiful Friesian mare owned by Maggie Kotuk, did her very best in her Training Level classes, with a 5th in the open class but again no ribbon in the Championship.
Thank goodness for Kris Kuchinski Broome and her steadfast Hanoverian mare Lauren, who handily won their open Freestyle class and placed 4th in their 4th level Championship class with a 74%! She was also the top placing AA in the class. These results qualified her for a spot at he National Championships in Lexington, KY Nov. 6-9!
Kris, Lauren, and Sharon at the awards ceremony.
Congratulations also to student Heather Caudill of Olympus Sporthorses whose First Level Freestyle qualified them for Nationals aboard Debbie Noonan's Gypsy Vanner gelding Phantom, and our good friend and former student Deven Vespi and Danish mare Willow for qualifying at AA Training and First Level!
Heather and Phantom
Dressage at Devon
After sending my Dutch mare Dutelmi off to summer camp this June, I had the privilege of watching her compete in the FEI 6 yo classes with friend and trainer Alex Robertson.
She earned a 3rd place in the prelim class on thursday with the comment of "wow" from one of the judges!
Mimi and Alex competing at Devon
Sept 13-14 Ride Lite Dressage Jacksonville, FL
Lots of fun getting back in the show ring this weekend!
Deborah Gray's Florentino won his very first Prix St. Georges class, and earned a 70% and 1st place in his 4th Level class.
Liz Marco's beautiful Danish horse Chrysler and I competed together for the first time, earning 63.9%, 64.3%, and blue ribbons in the Intermediare 2.
Kris Kuchinski Broome and her mare Lauren had a 68% and a 3rd in the very competitive Freestyle class with their 4th level test, while Kate Peper and her Russian Warmblood Akela made a good showing with a 60% in the Intermediare 2.
Next stop, Region 3 Championships in Wellington, FL!
JULY & AUGUST NEWS
We're taking a break from the shows this summer, but have been busy with training and sales.
Congratulations to the new owners of German Riding Pony mare Laurel, and Oldenburg gelding Quality Street!
June 7-8 Sunburn Classic Tampa, FL
Congrats to my crew for earning their final qualifying scores this weekend!
The final line up for Region 3 Championships looks like it will be:
Kris Kuchinski Broome and Lauren 4th Level Freestyle & PSG
Renee Genther and Tomson 3rd Level and 3rd Level Freestyle
Kate Peper and Akela Intermediare B
Sharon and Deborah Gray's Florentino 3rd and 4th Level
Sharon and Maggie Kokuk's Anjer Beartie Training Level
May 10-11 May Days Show Ocala, FL
Amazing results for Heather Luing's German Riding Pony mare Laurel at her very first horse show! 2 scores of 71%, earning 1st and 2nd place, and 1 of 67%, earning 1st place, plus Pony Cup High Point winner! Laurel is for sale.
Her 1/2 brother Burberry received a 60% at Third Level, and 2nd Place. This fancy licensed breeding stallion is also for sale.
Student Kris Kuchinski Broome put in 2 solid FEI tests on her mare Lauren, and new student Kate Peper competed her Russian Warmblood gelding Akela in the Intermediare B class. This pair will be preparing for the Grand Prix soon, welcome Kate!
Laurel on left; Kris and Lauren on right: photos by Heather Luing
April 26-27 Ocala Dressage 2
We had a winning weekend at the Florida Horse Park! Heather Luing's Weser-Ems stallion Burberry won his very first Third Level class, Maggie Kotuk's friesian mare Anjer Beartie won all of her classes, with a 77% & 78% at Training Level and a 70+ at First Level, while Deborah Gray's Florentino had a great Fourth Level test 2 with a 74%.
Student Kris Kuchinski Broome and Lauren had some of their best rides yet in the PSG and I-1, and Renee Genther and Tomson earned their first qualifying score at Third Level Freestyle.
Weser-Ems stallion Burberry making his 3rd level debut
Mar 29-30 Heidelburg Cup Clarcona, FL
Kris Kuchinski Broome and Lauren made their debut at Intermediare I in a muddy, puddle filled arena, earning 2 scores of 60%, qualifying them for the regional championships. Quite an accomplishment!
Maggie Kotuk's beautiful Friesian mare Anjer Beartie earned scores up to 69% and a couple of blue ribbons at Training Level with Sharon aboard. She has now qualified for regionals in her first 2 recognized shows!
Mar 11 Young Horse Show Ocala, FL
Sharon presented 3 year old GOV mare Daphne (Highlife's Diamond Stud X DeNiro) owned by Lesley Pollington, for the 3 year old in-hand/at liberty class. Daphne won the class and was high point of the show! Thanks to Candy Rich of Cav-i Farm for hosting the show. The Young Horse Show Series is a great chance to get the youngsters out.
Photo credit: Equine Media Project
Mar 8-9 Ocala Spring Dressage Ocala, FL
Sharon and Deborah Gray's Florentino earned 2 blues with a 68.9% in 3rd-3, and a 66% in their 4th-1, while Sharon and Falconer (Fritz) scored a 66% in the Intermediare 1 for second place.
(Those of you who know Fritzy know how grateful I am that he continues to come out of his "semi-retirement" better than ever and is always game for an adventure!)
Karen Lash and Davos put in a good test for a 60+% in their AA 4th-1, while Renee Genther and Tomson scored 64+% and 69% in their AA 3rd-3 test, qualifying for Regionals and earning Reserve Champion Third Level!
Mar 1-2 Twice As Nice Newberry, FL
Deven Vespi and her lovely 5 year old Danish mare Willow did a great job in their AA Training Level classes with a 69+% and 70%, and easily qualified for the Regional Championships!
Willow, Deven, and Sharon
We did attempt to show at the February Sweetheart Cup in Clarcona, but were pretty much flooded out. Just like in racing, some dressage horses are "mudders" and some are definitely not!
Congratulations to Suzanne Youngkin on her purchase of Concerto, and a special thank you to Kate Wilson of Devon Acres!
Sharon and Concerto with his Dutch High Point ribbon
Jan 18-19 Snowbird's Paradise Clarcona, FL
Kris Kuchinski Broome and her Hanoverian mare Lauren earned 2 scores of over 62% in the PSG. Time to start working on the I-1, Kris!
Jan 4-5 Canterbury Twice As Nice Newberry, FL
A busy and successful show for all!
Deborah Gray's Florentino made his 4th Level debut with Sharon scoring a 65% and a First Place, in addition to scoring 69% at 3rd-3.
Maggie Kotuk's 5 year old Friesian mare Anjer Beartie and Sharon earned their first qualifying score toward Regionals at Training Level with a 68%, and this was Anjer's first recognized show!
Sharon and her own Concerto earned a 64% at First Level and High Point Dutch Warmblood, and this was also his first recognized show.
Student Deven Vespi and her Danish mare Willow earned scores up to 75% at Training Level in their first outing together and Deven won the High Point AA award.
Karen Lash and Davos put in a respectable ride at Fourth Level, Renee Genther and Tomson earned their first qualifying score for Regionals at 3rd Level, and Kris Kuchinski Broome earned one toward PSG! Thanks to Megan Richards for all of her help....
Congratulations to Wendy Wessels on her purchase of ISR Sportpony mare Fleurie!
Deborah Gray's Florentino and Sharon had a great ride with Anne Gribbons at a clinic hosted by Maya Snaidecky at Pennock Point Sport Horses.
Nov 7-10 US Dressage Finals Lexington, KY
Renee Genther and Tomson earned the right to attend the inaugural US Dressage Finals, and were 10th in the US for 2nd Level Freestyle. We really enjoyed the atmosphere at the Kentucky Horse Park and look forward to qualifying next year! Special thanks to Lisa Hyslop of Oak Hammock Farm for the great freestyle!
Oct 11-13 Region 3 Championships Conyers, GA
Renee Genther and Tomson: CHAMPION 2nd Level Freestyle and qualified for the first National Finals in Kentucky!
Kris Kuchinski Broome and Lauren FS: 6th with a 64% in AA PSG Championship
Kris and Nightlife: 8th in Third Level Freestyle
Sharon and Florentino, owned by Deborah Gray: 6th in Open Second Level Championships with a 67.9% and narrowly missing the ribbons with a 67% in Open Third Level Championships
Deven Vespi and Weltschatz also put in a good showing at AA Prix St. Georges, scoring a 61%
Special Thanks to Liz Marco who helped us immensely throughout the weekend!
Great job everyone!
Below: Florentino strutting his stuff!
Congratulations and good luck to our
horses and riders qualified for the Region 3 Finals!
Kris Kuchinski Broome and Lauren: AA Prix St. Georges
Kris Kuchinski Broome and Nightlife: AA 3rd Level and 3rd Level Musical Freestyle
Renee Genther and Tomson: AA 2nd Level and 2nd Level Musical Freestyle
Deven Vespi and Weltschatz: AA Prix St. Georges
Sharon and Florentino: Open 2nd Level and Open 3rd Level
Congrats also to Liz Marco, who qualified at AA Prix St. Georges and Intermediare 1 prior to selling her wonderful Donovan.
Florentino and Sharon participated in the Gary Rockwell clinic hosted by Fox Grove Farm in Ocala. Dutelmi SCF and Sharon rode the IBOP test at the NA/KWPN Keuring and also competed at the Young Horse Show Series Ocala II in the dressage under saddle portion. This relatively new show series is designed for horses up to 5 years of age. Free jumping, u/s jumping, dressage movement at liberty, in-hand classes, flat classes, and dressage under saddle are all offered at each show, with a national final being held at the end of each year.
Congratulations to Billie Becker on her purchase of the wonderful schoolmaster, Donovan!
Dutelmi SCF and Sharon
JUNE 2013 NEWS
June 28-29 Canterbury Summer Sizzler
Which should have been called the Summer Submerger for all the rain we endured!
Congrats to Deven Vespi, owner of Willow-a very wonderful 4 year old Danish mare who carted me around in the mud at her first real show for a 68% in Training 2.
Heather Luing's Weser-Ems stallion Burberry earned a 71% in First Level and a 66% in his first Second Level test, also in the mud! Burberry is proof that ponies can score just as high as horses in the dressage ring.
My own Dutelmi SCF (Mimi) bred by Lana Sneddon of Stonecrest Farm, won the Mare Championship for the USDF Dressage Sport Horse (in hand) portion of the show, handled by Dean Graham.
Sunburn Classic I & II Tampa, FL
A big congrats to Renee Genther for earning her USDF Bronze Medal aboard Tomson this weekend!
Sharon and Deborah Gray's Florentino received 71% & 69% in 3-3.
Deven Vespi and Lora Kay Adkins' Weltschatz earned a 64% & 69% (!) in the Prix St. Georges.
Liz Marco and Donovan had a 62% and 64% in the I-1
Kris Kuchinski Broome and Nightlife qualified for regionals with a pair of 66%'s in the 3rd Level Freestyle.
Great show everyone!
MAY 2013 NEWS
May Days Newberry, FL
It's springtime, and USDF Silver Medalists are popping up all over the place....
Congratulations to Deven Vespi for earning hers on Saturday aboard Lora Kay Adkins' Weltschatz. Congratulations to Kris Kuchinski Broome for earning her silver Sunday in only her first weekend at Prix St. Georges, on Lauren the wonder mare!
Saturday I had 3 students in the AA PSG, all scoring above 60%, great riding and great sportsmanship ladies!
I'm also proud to report earning a 71%, First place and Third Level high point in the 3rd-1 on Deborah Gray's handsome gelding Florentino.
MARCH 2013 NEWS
White Fences Wellington, FL March 24-25
Congratulations to Liz Marco for winning her I-1 class on Donovan at White Fences this weekend! It's a great feeling to see all the hours of hard work culminate in a beautifully ridden test....
Deborah Gray's Florentino competed at Second and Third Level with respectable scores, but the highlight for us was a great lesson with Catherine Haddad Staller!
March 2-3 Longwood Farm Ocala
Renee Genther and Tomson braved freezing temps, high winds and falling branches :0 to ride under the watchful eye of Olympian Hilda Gurney at the Region 3 Adult Clinic. She did a super job and I am so proud of her!
FEBRUARY 2013 NEWS
Kris, Sharon, and Deborah Gray enjoyed a clinic with British FEI "O" judge, Jennie Loriston Clarke. Thanks to Pat Deasy for hosting this every year! Jennie is a very practical instructor with a great eye, and a lifetime of breeding, training, and judging experience behind her.
Sweetheart Cup Orlando, FL
Kris Kuchinski Broome and Nightlife earned a 67% at Third Level (earning Reserve Champion for the weekend) and did Night's first Fourth Level test for a 62%. Sharon debuted Kris's mare Lauren FS at Prix St. Georges with a score of 64% and second place, which we were thrilled with! Liz and Donovan continued to put in respectable PSG tests both days for scores in the 60's.
JANUARY 2013 NEWS
Ocala Winter Dressage
Florentino and Sharon won both of their Second Level classes w/ 66%, Renee Genther and Tomson performed their Second Level freestyle, designed by Lisa Hyslop, to earn a qualifying score for Regionals and Liz Marco and Donovan earned their second qualifying score at Intermediare I in only their second show at this level! In addition, Kris Kuchinski Broom and Nightlife scored up to 66% at Third Level and Karen Lash and Davos scored in the 60's in their Fourth Level test. A great show for all.
Canterbury Twice As Nice, Newberry, FL Liz Marco and Donovan did an excellent job in their very first Intermediare I tests, with scores of 61 & 62.7%. Donovan is for sale and is a super schoolmaster to earn your bronze & silver medals on! German Riding Pony stallion Burberry, owned by Heather Luing, was super at his first recognized show, earning scores of 65 & 68% in his First Level classes with Sharon. For more information on breeding to this talented pony, visit his FB page or go to www.germanridingpony.com Kris Kuchinski Broome earned scores up to 66% at 3rd level with Dutch Gelding Nightlife, in only Night's second try at this level. Great job!
DECEMBER 2012 NEWS
Dressage on the First Coast Jacksonville, FL
Dressage on the First Coast Jacksonville, FLdebuted at new levels with good success: Florentino and Sharon won both of their Second Level tests with scores of 69% and 67% and were Reserve Champion Second Level, Kris Kuchinski Broome took Dutch gelding Nightlife out at Third Level for the first time with scores of 61% both days, and Renee Genther finally got to perform her Second Level freestyle on Tomson with great scores of 68% and 69%. Liz Marco rode 2 super PSG tests on Donovan for scores of 63%+. Donovan is being offered for sale, so check out our sales page for more information on this special horse.
NOVEMBER 2012 NEWS
November 8-10 I attended the 2012 Young Dressage Horse Trainer Symposium hosted by Riveredge Farm and Hassler Dressage in Maryland. This was a great tune-up for me, since I had not attended since the inaugural symposium in 2004. This is an invitation only event, even for "alumni" now, so it was an honor to have the chance to participate.
The presenters were Scott Hassler, Ingo Pape and Oliver Oelrich, who is the current German young horse coach. Although the program is designed to support those with goals of showing in the FEI Young Horse classes, it was also a great reminder of how the training scale applies to every level, and the importance of correct basics. A big thank you to the Hasslers and Harmony Sporthorses for sponsoring such a unique event.
OCTOBER 2012 NEWS
Region 3 Finals Results!
Sharon and Florentino, owned by Deborah Gray: 8th Place in First Level Open Championships, winner of open First 3 with a 74%, and Reserve High Point First Level for the whole show!
Kris Kuchinski Broome and Lauren: 4th Place at Third Level AA Championships, Reserve Champion Third Level Freestyle AA Championships, and 7th Place Fourth Level AA Championships
Liz Marco and Donovan: 6th Place Fourth Level AA Championship and 5th Place PSG AA Championships!
Renee Genther and Tomson: TIE for 8th Place at Second Level AA Championships, but lost the tie, so she decided to come back the next day and kick everyone's butt by getting First Place in her regular AA Second Level class and the Dover Medal!
A big congratulations to all, and they did this with hardly any coaching, as I was sick and had completely lost my voice by thursday. These ladies work hard and displayed excellent sportsmanship and horsemanship this weekend!
AUGUST 2012 NEWS
Summer Sizzler 2, Newberry FL
Deven Vespi earned 2 scores in the 60's aboard Renoir in her very first PSG tests!
Only 1 score left for her USDF Silver Medal....
JULY 2012 NEWS
Summer Sizzler I, Newberry FL
Congratulations to Deven Vespi riding Renoir who was Fourth Level champion with a 67%!
Liz Marco and Donovan earned their final Regionals qualifying score for Fourth Level, and a 63+% in the PSG.
JUNE 2012 NEWS
Surf's Up Cup New Smyrna, FL
Congratulations to Liz Marco, riding Donovan, for achieving her final score in the Prix St. Georges to earn her USDF Silver Medal!
Deven Vespi earned a Fourth Level score towards her Silver Medal, and came away with Fourth Level Champion riding Heather Luing's Renoir.
Sharon and Nautika received a 62.5% in their 3rd Grand Prix together while Kris Kuchinski Broome received her final score for her USDF Bronze Bar, an award for achievement at First through Third Level Freestyles.
MAY 2012 NEWS
Canterbury May Days Newberry, FL
Sharon, riding Liz Marco's Donovan earned 2 scores of 68% in the Prix St. Georges for FEI High Point!
Sharon and Nautika earned a 60% in their second Grand Prix attempt, while Kris Kuchinski Broome won the big Freestyle award for her Third Level presentation.
Deven Vespi earned her final Third Level score for her Bronze medal riding Heather Luing's Renoir. Great Job!
APRIL 2012 NEWS
Dressage on the First Coast Jacksonville, FL
Another great show... Holsteiner mare Nautika and Sharon earned a 62% in Nautika's Grand Prix debut! And still lots of room for improvement.
Sharon and Deborah Gray's Hanoverian gelding Florentino earned a 73.8% & 72% in First Level test 3 for a First and Second place.
Liz Marco made her Prix St. Georges debut aboard Donovan, earning a score towards her USDF Silver medal!
Likewise, new student Deven Vespi riding Renoir (owned by Dr. Heather Luing), earned a score at Third Level towards Deven's USDF Bronze medal in their first show together. Renee Genther and Tomson also did extremely well, getting some nice scores at Second Level along with a First and Second place.
MARCH 2012 NEWS
Dressage Among Friends Tampa, FL
Our trio of chestnuts, Florentino, Lauren, and Donovan made us proud during this windy weekend in Tampa.
Lauren and Kris Kuchinski Broome won several of their Third Level classes and placed second in their Fourth Level class, Liz Marco and Donovan scored into the mid-60's at Fourth Level, and Florentino, owned by Deborah Gray and ridden by Sharon, received 2 Firsts and 2 Second places at First Level with scores up to 71%!
Heidelburg Cup Orlando, FL
More fun with our chestnuts!
Deborah Gray's gorgeous Hanoverian gelding Florentino won both of his First Level classes with Sharon on saturday with multiple scores of 71% and won High Point Hanoverian, and Reserve Champion First Level for the weekend.
Meanwhile, Kris Kuchinski Broome and Liz Marco both received qualifying scores at Fourth Level test 3 on Sunday in only their second attempt at this difficult test. To top it off, Kris was Orlando Dressage Adult Amateur Series Champion at Third Level, and Liz was Reserve Champion Fourth Level!
FEBRUARY 2012 NEWS
Sweetheart Cup Clarcona, FL
Liz Marco and Donovan had several nice scores in the 60's at Fourth Level and
Kris Kuchinski Broome ended up Third Level Champion with a score of 67+%!
JANUARY 2012 NEWS
Happy New Year!
Wellington Classic Sunshine Challenge Wellington, FL
Nautika and Sharon placed 2nd with a 67+% in the open Intermediare 1!
Ocala Winter Dressage
Congratulations are in order for Renee Genther, Kris Kuchinski Broome and Liz Marco, who all won classes at Second, Third, and Fourth Levels respectively.
Falconer (AKA Fritz) and Sharon ended up Reserve Champion Prix St. Georges!
Twice As Nice I, Newberry, FL
This weekend we had winners at 2nd Level -Renee Genther & Tomson, 3rd Level-Vicki Rollack and Haldana, and 4th Level with Liz Marco and Donovan. Renee and Vicki were High Point Champions of 2nd and 3rd Levels on Saturday.
Nautika and Sharon scored a 67% in her second attempt at Intermediare 2, and Falconer (Fritz) earned a 66% in his second Prix St. George!
Way to go everyone!
DECEMBER 2011 NEWS
Orlando Winter Classic, Clarcona, FL
Holsteiner mare Nautika made her Intermediare 2 debut with Sharon with a respectable score of 63%. Thanks to Gunnar Ostergaard for coaching!
Kris Kuchinski Broome and Lauren won both of their classes, ending up Third Level Champion and Fourth Level Reserve Champion.
And finally, Fritz (pictured above) made his PSG debut.
Dressage on the First Coast, Jacksonville, FL
Congratulations to my students who did so well at this show!
Renee Genther and her Swedish Warmblood gelding Tomson were High Point Second Level Champion, out of both professional and amateurs!
She also earned scores toward her USDF Bronze medal and 2012 Regional Championships.
Vicki Rollack also earned Second and Third Level scores toward her USDF Bronze medal, while Kris Kuchinski Broome and her mare Lauren made their Fourth Level debut with a 64%!!
OCTOBER 2011 NEWS
Region 3 Finals Ocala, FL
Congratulations to Kris Kuchinski Broome for her Regional Championship in the Second Level Freestyle with Nightlife!
JUNE 2011 NEWS
Suncoast Sunburn Classic Tampa, FL
Nautika was FEI High Point Champion again, winning the I-1 with a score of 69.7%! We will be working hard at home this summer in hopes of making our Grand Prix debut by 2012.
Kris Kuchinski Broome finished qualifying Nightlife for the Region 3 Finals in both Second Level AA and Second Level Freestyle and was Freestyle Reserve Champion on Saturday. On Sunday, she and her mare Lauren earned Third Level High Point! Lauren is also qualified now for the Region 3 Finals at Third Level.
MAY 2011 NEWS
Canterbury May Days Newberry, FL
Nautika won the Intermediare 1 Classic class with a 68.4%, and was FEI High Point!
MARCH 2011 NEWS
Heidelburg Cup Orlando, FL
Kris Kuchinski Broome earned her final score for her USDF BRONZE MEDAL aboard her lovely hanoverian mare Lauren with a score of 64% at Third Level.
In addition Kris was the Orlando Dressage Adult Amateur series Champion at First Level and Reserve Champion at Second Level with Nightlife!
Holsteiner mare Nautika and Sharon earned Second Place in both the PSG and the I-I. Nautika is now schooling all of the Grand Prix movements and will hopefully make her I-2 debut this year!
Al Sol Show, Newberry, FL
Kris Kuchinski Broome debuted her mare Lauren at Third Level and earned a 62.9%. One more score left for her bronze medal!
Congratulations to Robinson for earning High Point Second Level!
FEBRUARY 2011 NEWS
Sweetheart Cup Orlando, FL
Kris Kuchinski Broome's dutch gelding NIghtlife was the star this time with wins and high scores at First and Second Level.
Ocala Winter Dressage
Holsteiner gelding Robinson, owned by David and Terri Smith, earned respectable scores of 63 and 64% in First Level classes. This versatile horse has had a successful career in both combined driving and eventing, and is now for sale and looking for a new adventure! See our sales page for more info.
Kris Kuchinski Broome won her First Level test 3 class with her Dutch gelding Nightlife!
Canterbury Twice as Nice Dressage Newberry, FL
Congratulations to student Renee Genther on her Second Level debut on swedish gelding Tomson!
OCTOBER 2010 NEWS
Region 3 Championships, Conyers, GA
Congratulations to Kris Kuchinski-Broome and her mare Lauren
Champion Second Level Freestyle and Reserve Champion Second Level AA!
The mare Nautika, owned and bred by Pat Sullivan and ridden by Sharon, took Reserve Champion I-1 Freestyle!
AUGUST 2010 NEWS
Sunburn Classic I & II, Tampa, FL
Chinook won his Intermediare 2 class on Saturday with a 63.4% and Nautika won her Intermediare 1 class on Sunday with a 64.7%. Student Heather Caudill swept the freestyle classes and high point awards with scores up to 75%!
CONGRATULATIONS to the following students and horses who have qualified for the Region 3 Championships:
Nautika and Sharon--Intermediare I open and Intermediare I Freestyle
Chinook and Sharon--Intermediare 2 open
Kris Kuchinski Broome and her mare Lauren--Second Level AA and Second Level Freestyle
Kris Kuchinski Broome and Nightlife--First Level AA
Renee Genther and Ricochet--First Level AA and First Level Freestyle
Amy Mannik and Skywalker--Second Level AA
Heather Caudill--Second Level Freestyle with: Whiz Bang, Sea the Gray, and Kuchi
and 3rd Level open and Freestyle with Faro
Summer Sizzler 2, Newberry, FL
Plenty of Blue ribbons! Students Renee Genther and Amy Mannik both won their classes and finished qualifying for the Regional Championships. Amy was Reserve Champion AA Second Level. Nautika and Sharon received a 72% in their very first Intermediare I Freestyle, and a 72% in the open Intermediare I!
Kris missed out on the blue ribbons this time, but successfully moved her Dutch gelding Nightlife up to Second Level.
MAY 2010 NEWS
May Days, Newberry, FL
Congratulations to students Kris Kuchinski Broome and Renee Genther for placing 1st and 3rd respectively in the $1000 Freestyle Challenge!!
Both also earned qualifying scores for Regionals, and Kris earned High Point Second Level, and yet another Dover Medal...
Chinook and Sharon earned a 61.6% in their first attempt at the Grand Prix Special!
APRIL 2010 NEWS
Dressage on the First Coast, Jacksonville, FL
LOTS of BLUE RIBBONS!
NAUTIKA: Reserve Champion FEI
DELPHINE: Champion First Level
Nautika, owned and bred by Pat Sullivan of Gainesville, FL won both the PSG and the I-1 (tie) with scores of 65% and 66%
and the fabulous mare Delphine won all of her Training and First Level classes with scores in the 70's including a 74% in her very first First Level class!
Student Kris Kuchinski Broome also won 2 of her classes and scored up to 70% in her first Second Level Freestyle classes.
MARCH 2010 NEWS
Heidelburg Cup 1 & 2 Orlando, FL
Kris Kuchinski Broome and her mare Lauren WON:
ALL of their Second Level classes
2 Dover Medals
The Orlando Dressage Adult Amateur series Championship at Second Level
High Point Second Level
High Point Hanoverian!
Way to go Kris!!!!!
Al Sol Show Newberry, FL
Sharon and Chinook earned another score of 60% at Grand Prix earning Sharon her USDF Gold Medal! Congratulations to Chinook's owner Nicole Shinton, and thank you to Gunnar Ostergaard, who has been doing a great job of coaching Sharon and Chinook this past year. This wonderful horse is FOR SALE--please visit our sales page for more info!
Kris Kuchinski Broome and Lauren achieved their highest scores yet at Second Level, 68% and 69%!
Ocala Spring Dressage
Kris and her mare Lauren placed 1st and 2nd in their Second Level classes with great scores.
Oldenburg mare Delphine, owned by Judy Shewmake and ridden by Sharon, amazed us with 3 blue ribbons and scores of 69%, 73%, and 76.4% at her very first dressage show!!
Delphine is for sale--visit our sales page for more information about this wonderful mare.
FEBRUARY 2010 NEWS
Canterbury Twice As Nice Newberry, FL
Congrats to Renee Genther for winning both of her First Level Classes!
BIG NEWS! Sharon and Chinook completed their first Grand Prix with a score of 60.6%!!
JANUARY NEWS 2010
Happy New Year!
Canterbury Schooling Dressage
Let's Dance, a Holsteiner gelding owned by Dallas Maddox of Hartford, CT earned a 68% and a Blue ribbon at his first attempt at First Level!
Chinook and Sharon earned a 63.4 % in the Intermediare 2.
Pat Sullivan's mare Nautika and Sharon earned a 62 & 64% in the Intermediare 1.
Kris and her mare Lauren won 2 of their 2nd Level tests and won the Dover Medal!
Twice as Nice 1, Newberry, FL
Congratulations to Kris Kuchinski Broome and Renee Genther who were Champion and Reserve First Level AA!
Both are now qualified for 2010 Regional Championships
Sharon and her Falconer(Fritz) won their 4th Level class on Sunday and Sharon and Chinook earned a 64% in their Intermediare 2 !
DECEMBER 2009 NEWS
Dressage on the First Coast, Jacksonville, FL
Chinook and Sharon earned a 60+% at Intermediare 2
Kris Kuchinski Broome received a 65%, a qualifying score, and a win at First Level, Test 4 with Nightlife,
and Renee Genther and Ricochet placed well in all of their classes and earned a qualifying score at First Level, Test 4!
NOVEMBER 2009 NEWS
OCTOBER 2009 NEWS
Region 3 Championships, Wellington, FL
Sharon & Nautika: 8th place Prix St. Georges Open Championship
7th place Intermediare I Open Championship
Sharon & Skywalker: 4th place Second Level Open Championship
Kris & Lauren: Reserve Champion First Level Freestyle
6th place First Level AA Championship
Kris & Nightlife: 7th place Training Level AA Championship
For complete show results click here
Region 3 Championships Qualified Horses & Riders
Sharon and Nautika (owned and bred by Dr. Patricia Sullivan)--Prix St. Georges and Intermediare 1
Sharon and Skywalker (owned by Amy Mannik, bred by Masu Hamacher)--Second Level open
Renee Genther and Ricochet--First Level AA
Kris Kuchinski Broome and Lauren--First Level AA, Second Level AA, First Level Freestyle AA
Kris Kuchinski Broome and Nightlife--Training Level AA
Ride Lite Dressage, Newberry, FL
Sharon and Chinook received a 60.5 and 63.6% in the Intermediare 2 and Skywalker made his Third Level debut with a respectable score of 63.8%
Kris Kuchinski-Broome and Lauren again won the Dover Medal at 2nd Level!
SEPTEMBER 2009 NEWS
Sunshine Classic 1&2, USDFBC SE Championships Ocala, FL
Congratulations to Highlife's Bon Jovi aka "Burberry", Weser-Ems pony owned by Dr. Heather Luing, handled by Sterling Graburn and ridden by Sharon.
3rd place overall Southeast Championships for colts/geldings
2nd highest Materiale (under saddle) score both days
HSITP Dressage, Newberry FL
Congratulations to Kris Kuchinski-Broome and her mare Lauren for winning the Dover Medal and
to Renee Genther and Ricochet for winning 3 of their classes and earning their final qualifying score for regionals.
NA/WPN Keuring Ocala, FL
Congratulations to Theresa Floyd, owner of Dutch Warmblood mare Alyeska, one of only 2 mares at this site to earn a First Premium rating!
AUGUST 2009 NEWS
Canterbury Summer Sizzler 2 Newberry, FL
Holsteiner gelding Skywalker, owned by Amy Mannik and ridden by Sharon: Reserve Champion Second Level
Dutch Warmblood gelding Nightlife, owned and ridden by student Kristine Broome, won his AA Training Level classes with scores up to 74%, and received the AA Training Level Championship.
Suncoast Sunburn Classic 1 & 2
Holsteiner gelding Skywalker, owned by Amy Mannik and ridden by Sharon were Second Level Open Champions both Saturday and Sunday. In addition, they earned Reserve Champion High Point of the Saturday show with a score of 73% in second level test 4.
Chinook, owned by Nicole Shinton and ridden by Sharon, put in great tests at Intermediare 1 for scores of 64% both days.
JULY 2009 NEWS
7/10/09 German Oldenburg Verband/Weser-Ems Inspection
Congratulations to 3 year old German Riding Pony Bon Jovi aka "Burberry" (Bodyguard X Conda) owned by Dr. Heather Luing. Burberry became the first U.S. bred Weser-Ems stallion to become approved for breeding in this country! This fabulous pony is in training with Sharon and is for sale.
Burberry 5 months under saddle
Canterbury Summer Sizzler I, Newberry, FL
Oldenburg gelding, Chinook, owned by Nicole Shinton and ridden by Sharon was Open FEI Champion!
MAY 2009 NEWS
Horse Shows in the Park, Jacksonville, FL
Oldenburg gelding Chinook, owned by Nicole Shinton and ridden by Sharon was Reserve Champion 4th Level
Nicole, riding her horses GB Classic and GB Marko, was FEI Champion and Reserve Champion!
Sharon's own Falconer made his 4th Level debut after several years off with scores over 60%
CDI Raleigh, Raleigh,NC
Nautika, owned and bred by Dr. Patricia Sullivan and ridden by Sharon, competed in her (and Sharon's!) first CDI.
APRIL 2009 NEWS
Dressage on the First Coast, Jacksonville, FL
Holsteiner mare Nautika, owned and bred by Dr. Patricia Sullivan and ridden by Sharon was Reserve Champion FEI with scores of 70% and 77% in the PSG and I-1.