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Cascade Dressage I & II, June 2016

Tinkerbell debuted at Third Level at this show.  You’ll see some blunders, but even with those in the test, she scored a 65.455% and won the class.  Just think what her scores will be as the training continues and she becomes more solid.  Please disregard the added entertainment in the filming.  I was disappointed to […]

3 Year Old Sport Horse Prospect For Sale

This talented youngster is GREAT minded. Cisco can have a week off, saddle up and ride right off. He currently stands 14.1, but is still growing. Professionally started and has 60 days under saddle. He is 1/2 Arab and 1/2 Cob, registered and has lifetime nominations in the Arab registry.

ODS State Championships 2015

September always brings the Oregon Dressage Society State Championships. This year I had the privilege to compete Tinkerbell, a 6 year old Oldenburg mare, belonging to Catherine Ulrey of Salem OR, at First Level.   On Friday, we showed Second Level Test 2, Tinkerbell’s 3rd time of competing at Second Level.  The overall test went […]

Cascade Dressage I & II 2015

June 2015 brought yet another show for Tinkerbell.  This time we stepped up the expectations and debuted at Second Level.  Of course when one signs up for a show, you have no control of how the secretary will schedule the classes.  Guess what?  The first test of the show was a Second Level Test 1. […]

Central Dressage Classic I &II Results

Tinkerbell made her 2015 show debut at the Central Dressage Classic I & II in Powell Butte, OR on June 13th and 14th. She showed First Level Test Two and Three on both Saturday and Sunday.  Here are the scores:    Saturday First-2 62%, First-3 70% and Sunday First-2 64%, First-3 70%.  Notice a pattern? […]

My Latest Dressage Role Model

I’ve desired to ride like Stephen Peters or Edward Gal, but now my goal is ride and look like Charlotte Dujardin. What incredible harmony between she and her horse! Charlotte hosted her first symposium in the US in March 2014. I didn’t get to attend, but the following bullet points were taken down by someone […]

Quote from Robert Dover

I recently read an article in which the author interviewed Robert Dover. Dover is a 1996 Bronze medal winner in Dressage. This statement stuck out to me: “art (of dressage) ends where violence begins”. Horses are such incredible athletes and do amazing things for humans. If each discipline would embrace this statement, so many horses […]

Dressage in the State of Jefferson Show

The fall weather was great for a horse show in Southern Oregon. However, as one can expect with horses, not everything goes as planned. Tinkerbell was entered into three classes on Saturday, October 11th and two classes on Sunday, October 12th.  Her owner, Catherine Ulrey, came from out-of-town to help, watch and enjoy her mare. […]

ODS Fall Symposium

WOW! What an honor! Tinkerbell and I have been selected to be a demo rider at the Fall Symposium for the Oregon Dressage Society.  We were selected for the category of:  “Picking and Developing Dressage Prospects”. I applied a month or so ago to be a demo rider at the symposium. There was a large […]

Donna Longacres Youth Dressage Clinic

This weekend there is a local youth dressage clinic. I encouraged each one of my youth students to sign up and ride! Two of them got in! I am excited for them to attend and ride in a dressage clinic, a first for each of them.