"Dressage is our passion!"
December 2016: I am super proud of my student Julie Nestle who has only been riding for about 6 months and just attended her very first dressage show. She scored a 72% in Intro Level Test A. Way to go Julie!
September 2016: A huge congratulations to Cheryl Youngman and her mare Kiera for scoring a 69% and 70% on their 4th level musical freestyle and earning their final USDF Silver Freestyle Bar scores!
June 2016: We have been working hard all spring to prepare for competitions. In June I attended the Dressage Under The Oaks in Ocala, Florida recognized competition with two of my students. Kelly Adams rode her big 17 hand dutch warmblood Zebedee in Intro test B scoring a 68% both days for First Place! I also rode Zebedee in his very first Training level test ever to a 68% and First Place! Cheryl Youngman rode her lovely trakhener mare Keira in their 4th level freestyle that I designed for them for the first time and scored 65% and 67%! Such a wonderful weekend. We cannot wait for the next one!
December 2015: Training and lessons for the 2016 season are in full swing! I am proud to have a young stallion by Weltmeyer named "Welt old GES" in training with me, as well as a new 4th level mare "Summer", a 3 year old hanoverian gelding "Lancelot", a dutch gelding named "Zebedee" at Training level and another 4th level mare named "Kiera". A wonderfully busy season ahead!
November 2015: Benji who I train competed in the USDF National Championship Competition with his owner aboard and had a wonderful showing representing our training well! I am very proud of him!
October 2015: Buttercup and Benji competed in the USDF Region 3 Championship with their owner and did wonderfully! Benji scored a 68% in his 2nd level championship class and qualified for Nationals!
September 26, 2015: It is was great sadness that I must report that my Grand Prix stallion Blue Eyed Dream GF passed away unexpectedly. After 2 days of top quality veterinary care the decision was made to let him go. He will forever be missed.
March 2015: I hosted a clinic with the wonderful Erin Brinkman. We had two days full of great dressage lessons! I personally rode Benji and Buttercup of Equivale and Joanne Mcallum's mare Sport Model, with Erin. It was a lot of fun and much was learned. We are looking forward to another clinic with Mrs. Brinkman!
Spring time update!
I am happy to say that all of Equivale's horses that are in training with me are now qualified to compete in the USDF Regional Championships this fall with myself or their owner riding! We have horses qualified at 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 4th level freestyle! The horses and I will now be taking a short break from the shows and concentrate on training at home for a bit.
February 2015: Blue Eyed Dream GF and I competed in the Sweetheart Cup in our 4th level musical freestyle scoring 66.833% and 71.667%!
January 2015: Blue Eyed Dream GF and I competed in the Snowbird's Paradise show in our 4th level musical freestyle again, scoring 66% and 71.176% both 1st places!
December 2014: Blue Eyed Dream GF and I competed in our new 4th level musical freestyle winning first place with scores of 67.567% and 67.733%! I am looking forward to improving our score and competing again!
December 2014: Sport Model and I competed in our very first HDT! We won first place in dressage, cones and hazards, which awarded us first place overall! I couldn't be more proud of this super pony!
October 2014: Sport Model and I attended another S.T.R.I.D.E. schooling show at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala, FLorida and competed in training level carriage driving where she earned 1st place with a score of 77%! See her video from the competition below.
October 2014: I have just returned from the USDF Region 3 Championships in Wellington, Florida with Equivale's horses. Blue Eyed Dream GF and I competed in Intermediare-1 placing 11th out of 21 and also in I-1 freestyle placing in the ribbons at 8th! I also rode Buttercup at 2nd level and she had scores ranging from 63%-69%.
September 2014: Joanne Macallum's pony mare "Sport Model" and I competed in the S.T.R.I.D.E schooling show in Ocala, Florida. This was her second show and first time in a covered arena which she did not bat and eyelash at. We showed in Intro B scoring 77.188% and were High Point of the entire show! We also showed in her first driven dressage class to a score of 66.579%. This incredible 13.2 hand pony is for sale! View her recent test video here: Sport Model
July 2014: Equivale's mare "Buttercup" and I competed in the Summer Sizzler recognized competition in Gainesville, Florida. Both days performing Second Level test 1, scoring 68% and 71% for first place!
June 2014: Joanne Macallum's pony mare "SportModel" and I competed in the Rocking Horse Schooling Show in Altoona, Florida for her very first competition. She scored 66.875% in Intro Test A for first place after only 60 days under-saddle! This mare is for sale!
May 2014: Equivale's stallion "Blue Eyed Dream GF" and I competed in the Ocala Dressage II recognized competition in Ocala, Florida performing Intermediare-1 and receiving our highest score yet of 76.184% and first place!