Hello! This news update is about the results my clients horses have being enjoying during the 2009 season. Sorry for the long absence on the News section of my website. So much paper work and riding to do makes it hard to keep up but I am intending to make an effort to provide regular updates so please check back soon for ongoing updates…
New owners, Brendon and Wendy Furlong have a bunch of lovely young sale horses. The Furlongs have been breeding many young horses for eventing that are now approaching competition age and time to gain performances to help with their sale as eventing horses. Of course they are also well known for their vet duties to the US eventing team over the last 4 Olympics…..
The first young horse out is called Bruce, his name has a nice story. Named after Bruce Davison because his sire is Legend and he is a big 17.2hh so Brendon told me the biggest legend he knows is Bruce Davison and that’s how he got his name!
He’s done well so far with places in both his young event horse classes qualifying for the championships. Bruce then won his debut at eventing leading after the dressage with a 25! Then the next event was 2nd with a 24 in the dressage! The funny thing about the 2nd place was that he was only beat my new young horse… both are such nice young horses. This homebred will be an upper level horse one day, just a matter of time, it’s a pleasure to take him out.
Another new owner since last season, Howard Goldberg, gave me the opportunity to sell his event mare Megan. So she came down to train and compete for the winter in Aiken and with a bit of schooling was ready to debut at training. I clicked with her straight away, and with her pretty movement and lovely bold jump she won the first derby of the season at training! She then placed at all her starts in training in fine company so by the middle of Aiken I entered her Prelim and she won her first start! Her success helped her find a wonderful new home with Kendal Tracey who coaches under Jan Bynny. We wish them the very best of success.
Howard also placed his wonderful big 18hh hunt horse Soda Pop with me to further his training and experience and possibly sell. Soda Pop needed to start schooling to be supple enough to navigate around the dressage arena. He made great progress as he placed, 5th, 8th and 1st winning from the dressage. I also took Soda Pop on my first hunt, thanks to Sarah Morton for inviting me, we went first flight and it was a lot of fun.
Beth Durden, nee Rall, married in May, kept Noble in my training but with their wedding cut back on shows till the spring. BUT what a spring!! Beth recently told me that she would put Noble up for sale (sadly) as her work keeps her too busy to participate more actively in his training and wants instead to buy a prelim packer. A sales plan was put together including his spring/summer show schedule. He has answered the challenge as I felt he would, with 2 wins and 2 2nds from his four training starts, I’m very much enjoying riding a horse of this talent and look forward to his prelim start at Lock Moy Horse trials1.
A newcomer is Baby Jay owned by Ann Glaus. Baby Jay arrived to be broken in and prepared for sale. He is progressing well and has recently commenced small jumps which he seems to enjoy. The following 2 links show how Baby Jay has progressed in my breaking in program. The first video is after 2 weeks (first video) and second video is after 6 weeks (second video).
Potential owners/clients please take time to watch the jumping video on Noble’s sales page, it shows a jump training session and showcases the beautiful facility I train from.
Can I also share a bit of an email with everyone from my husband Mark, who works in finance and for those who have met him can attest is a fairly analytical person. To assist in writing an “efficient and quick update” sent me the following
“….year to date you have competed in 22 events, come 1st 7 times, 2nd 3 times, 3rd 5 time and finished in the top 5 placing 19 times out of 22. They are great stats….won over 30% of events competed in this year and placed in the top 3 70% of the time.”
Bye for now and happy riding.
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