Friday, February 8, 2013

Full Gallop

SBF Balboa
The young horses were out in force for their 2013 eventing debut at the Full Gallop horse trials on Wednesday.  This year we have an outstanding group of youngsters coming up the levels. They all performed well in the Novice classes at Full Gallop.

Densey Juvonen

It was also great to see syndicate members Densey Juvonen and Fernanda Kellogg out there having a good time. Both Densey and Fernanda are enjoying a busy winter hunting, eventing and following their own event horses down here in Aiken.

Novice A

1st - Welcome Shadow, owned by Gloria Callen
2nd - HH Lancaster, owned by Ron & Densey Juvonen and Art & Justina Dodge

Novice B

7th - High Aspirations, owned by Carolyn and Maretta Blitz

Novice C

1st - SBF Balboa, owned by Denise Lahey & Pierre Colin

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Syndicate Member Steve Blauner Featured on Rolex KY Website

Steve Blauner, a member of the Neville Bardos and Trading Aces Syndicates, is the Featured Owner on this year's Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event website lead-up. 

Here's the opener of Steve's "Journal", and you can follow the link below for the rest of the story:

Featured Rider - Stephen Blauner - Owner

Part 1

Part 1

This is Neville’s year to get back to Rolex. And maybe Trading Aces first 4*. We’re (all ten of their owners) keeping fingers crossed. Neville apparently did not enjoy his trip to England for the Olympics (he was a reserve horse). We originally thought he would go on to Burghley (where he came 7th in 2011), but he wasn’t feeling up to snuff and came back to the States with the other US team horses. Neville spent a couple of months hanging out in Pennsylvania and enjoying his favorite pastime – wind-sucking. He went down to Aiken at the beginning of January and started back into work. Boyd (Martin) says he is feeling great, and he jumped really well when he went to Ocala a few weeks back to train with Scott Keach. Watching a video of the two-day show jumping session, it looks like Scott put Neville in a pelham and a martingale – haven’t talked to Boyd about this, but maybe they are trying to teach an old horse some new tricks.

Keep reading

Monday, February 4, 2013

Sporting Days in Aiken

SBF Cortez
Over the weekend we competed at Sporting Days in Aiken Horse Trials. Here are the results:

Open Training A

1st Place - Quinn Himself, owned by Bonnie Stedt and ridden by Boyd Martin - 21.3

Training Horse A

1st Place - SBF Cortez, owned by Denise Lahey and ridden by Boyd Martin - 28.2

7th - Lux Like Fernhill, owned by Caitlin Silliman ridden by Boyd Martin - 42.3

Training Horse B

1st - Ballyneety, owned by George and Gretchen Wintersteen, ridden by Boyd Martin - 26.4