Fall news: Congratulations to the new owners of Carlingford Master Brew and Anjer Beartie! Photo is of Anjer winning her very first 3rd level class with nearly 67%.
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 & Lauren 8th in the AA I-1
Meghan & Invicto Reserve Champion JR/YR 4th Level aboard Invicto
Meghan & Madrigal 4th place JR/YR 2nd Level; 6th JR/YR 1st Level.
Kate & 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!!
Meghan with Invicto and Madrigal getting their awards!
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 with Fritz & Akela, relieved after finishing their Grand Prix tests!
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.
Rendezvous With Charly trotting through the mud
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!
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!
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.
Fritz as a foal, and as a Grand Prix horse!
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 bred by Lesley, and expertly handled all season by Dean Graham.
Other awards Daphne received were: USDF Horse of the Year 4/5 year old mares Materiale (ridden by Sharon) 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.
Daphne and her awards
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!
Sept & Oct 2015
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!
July & August 2015
Festival of Champions Wayne, IL
So very proud of Kate Peper and Akela for their 5th place finish in the Brentina Cup National Championships! This great program provided Kate with video lessons with Charlotte Bredahl Baker, and a schooling session with Debbie McDonald at the championships!
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 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.
Anjer Beartie of JLF