Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Stephen Bradley date added

Stephen and In The Fog at Morven Park.

Stephen has been nice enough to add another afternoon at A Bit Better Farm to his schedule.  He will be there the afternoon of Tuesday, May 3rd.  

Lessons will remain $110 for a 3-person 75-minute lesson.  If interested, two 45-minute private lesson slots will be available for $125.  These will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.  Checks are due at the beginning of your lesson.  Credit card payments can be made prior to the day.

As an added option, ABBF has three new cross country jumps (two BN/N coops and one T corner) in their bottom field along with a few stadium jumps.  For those interested, I can put together a few groups to ride down there for a "xc pace work and skills" lesson.  Of course this is weather/footing permitted.    

Please email me at margaret@mythiclandingevents.com and let me know if you'd like a slot and what you'd like to do!

Also, don't forget that Stephen will be at Oatland Stables on Sunday, May 22nd.  The format there will be 90-minute lessons with 4-people each for the same $110 price.  If you'd like to ride then, let me know!

THANKS everyone for making this lesson series such a success!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Stephen Bradley Clinic & Raffle

Stephen Bradley and In The Fog at Moven Park Spring Horse Trials 2011
Stephen Bradley will be back at Oatland Stables on Sunday, May 22nd. Lessons will run in small group format for 90-minutes with a maximum of 4 riders per group.  Lessons are $110 per rider.

If you would like a lesson slot, please e-mail me at margaret@mythiclandingevents.com.

For those that have not been to Oatland Stables, it is one of my favorite places to host clinics.  They have a huge indoor (220' x 80') for the cold/rainy weather, and a spacious outdoor (300' x 250') for sunny weather.  There's plenty of space to park, and plenty of room for auditors.  The barn owner, Chrissy Keys Heard, and barn manager, Cate Cohen, are the perfect hosts and make sure that the rings are in perfect condition for the day.  I'm so thankful for everything they do!  Oatland Stables was the site for the photoshoot for the Practical Horseman article, "Gymnastics on the Balance Beam: Olympic eventer Stephen Bradley focuses on making the horse balanced, straight and confident."

In other news, Southern Edition Farm (the home of Stephen S. Bradley Eventing) is holding a raffle to help Send Stephen and In The Fog ("Simon) to Quebec for the Bromont International CCI**!

Raffle tickets are now available to Win 5 Private Lessons with Stephen Bradley at his Southern Edition Farm.

Tickets are $100 each, but only 100 tickets will be sold.

The winning tickets will be drawn on June 4th.

To buy your ticket, contact Stephanie Bradley-Green at stbgreen@live.com.

To see photos of Stephen and Simon in action, click HERE

Monday, April 4, 2011

Congrats to MLE clients at Morven

Congrats to everyone competing this weekend at Morven.  Sadly I didn't get to go and cheer everyone on as I spent the weekend moving into our new digs.  But it was worth it, as I'm so happy with the new place. We even have a fireplace in our office.  :-)

I kept checking in and it looks like everyone had a stellar weekend.  Here's a brief list of results:
Courtney Cooper and Who's a Star WON their Open Intermediate-B division.  Go Tag Go!  Courtney also competed Nevaeh at Training and R Star at Novice.  Both ladies had good runs, but finished just outside the ribbons.

Stephen Bradley and In The Fog WON their Open Preliminary-A division.  Nice way to start the season Simon!  Stephen also competed two horses at Training, but withdrew them after dressage because of the foul weather.  Apparently both horses turned their butts to the hail and rain once or twice each during their dressage tests.  Of course they still managed scores in the low 30s.

Katie Wherley and Jet had a good first run of the season to finish 11th in a very large Novice Horse division.  This horse belongs to Katie's father, Bob Wherley, and I'm sure you'll see this pair out competing later in the spring.

I believe that Glenda Player of Playland Farm was competing at the Reddemeade Combined Test with two of her irish homebreds, including their stallion PL Diamond Hill.  I'm waiting to hear how that went.