Thursday, July 4, 2013

Congrats to High Performance Training List Riders

A big congratulations to the riders and horses named to the USEF High Performance Training Lists for Summer and Fall 2013, especially to our students Caitlin Silliman and Erin Sylvester.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Thank You Horizon Structures!!

Horizon Structures specializes in prebuilt and modular horse barns, as well as outdoor living structures, sheds, garages and an assortment of farm structures.

Every Horizon Structures horse barn is built-to-order, and the company prides themselves on being able to offer a wide range of customization options to deliver a barn you've always dreamed of at an affordable price.

Owner Dave Zook met Boyd back in 2010 when he was looking to expand Windurra USA and in the process of buying the property on Gibble Rd.
Otis, Neville and Master Frisky in Their Horizon Barn!
Horizon was instrumental in helping Boyd and Silva after the barn fire, helping them locate refurbished barns to quickly relocate their horses to the new property.

Since then Dave and Boyd have forged a friendship and business relationship, where Boyd continues to go back to Horizon for other farm projects, including setting up the outdoor ring, viewing deck and gazebo. Boyd fully stands behind Horizon's products and workmanship and would recommend any friends or clients to contact Horizon for a quote.
Silva In Front of The Horizon Gazebo
Valerie from Rough Coat Photography came out on behalf of Horizon and took this fabulous series of photographs around the barn. Check out the slideshow and Like Horizon Structures on Facebook.

If you're interested in getting a quote on a barn construction project, please email Mike Rinier or call him on their toll free line 888-447-4337.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Today's Waradaca Clinic Postponed!

Today's Waradaca clinic has been postponed to next Tuesday due to the weather.  Hope to see you next week!!!

Schooling Jumper/Training Day at Plantation Field, Wednesday July 10th!

Aspire to This! 

Schooling Jumper/Training Day at Plantation Field, Wednesday July 10th!
Come join us Wednesday July 10th for a fun filled afternoon of stadium jumping at Plantation Field's Tapita ring.    

1:00 Warm-up Round - Height 2'3" Max. some fences lower
2:00 Beginner Novice Round - Height 2'6"
3:15 Novice Round - Height 2'11"
4:30 Training Round - Height 3'3" (small Liverpool)
5:45 Preliminary Round - Height 3'7"(Plantation Wall & Liverpool)

All courses rider/horse friendly. All times are estimated. We request pre-sign up (click here) so we can plan accurate schedule.

BN thru Preliminary. 4-5 jumps, jump off against time

$25.00 Per Round if signed up in advance (pay the day of competition)
$30.00 Per Round if signed up Day Of
$25.00 Per Additional Round

Sign up online (click here) or the day of. Will be required to sign a waiver (click here) and bring proof of coggins. Bring your own water 
Enter from Green Valley Rd from Rt. #82. Be careful narrow road. 

GPG Directions: 338 Green Valley Road, Coatesville, PA 19320. Park at top of the hill.

Email with any questions

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Fonzy Learns His Changes

It has only been two weeks since Fortissimo B won the Markel/USEF East Coast Selection Trial for 5-year-old horses. After one week of easy riding, we are back to serious training. I like to start teaching my 5-year-olds the flying changes in between competitions. That way they have a basic understanding of what is expected of them, which makes life easier for them the next year when they have to perform changes in the show ring.
I will stop working on the flying changes weeks before the young horse finals. That way the horses will not be confused and start switching leads when they are supposed to counter canter in the 5-year-old test.
Fortissimo is an amazing learner and the flying changes come very easily to him; for such a young horse his changes are amazing! 
Please remember, Fonzy is for sale, and whoever buys him can ride him at the National Championships in at Lamplight Equestrian Center, this August 22-25 in Chicago!