Tuesday, November 19, 2013

MLE's clients team-up for a fun, educational clinic!!

This past weekend, two of Mythic Landing's clients, Sterling Silver Stables owned by Jennifer Mosing, and Will Faudree, teamed up to do a two-day clinic in Louisiana at the farm. The first part of the clinic was on Sterling Silver's cross-country schooling course and the second half focused on show jumping. Judging by the look of these photos, we'd like to bet that everyone had a great time and learned a lot!

Monday, November 18, 2013

LAST CALL for this Sunday, November 24th's Katie Wherley Clinic at Woodstock Equestrian Park

Katie & Mr. Indiscretion at Richland Park CIC3*
I just wanted to send out a LAST call for this Sunday, November 24th's Katie Wherley Clinic at Woodstock Equestrian Park.  PLUS you can still sign up for the December 7th Clinic at Bennett's Creek Farm.

Take a look at the details below and e-mail me back if you'd like a slot (or two!).  Remember that active pony clubbers get a $5 discount per lesson!

We hope to see you soon!

Sunday, November 24th @ Woodstock Equestrian Park (Beallsville, MD)
Come out and work on your cross-country skills with Katie at the beautiful Woodstock Equestrian Park! 

Lesson fees: 
$70 per 45-minute private lesson 
$55 per small group lesson (no more than 3 riders)

***If bad weather, the clinic will be held at Katie's farm in Middletown, MD***

Saturday, December 7th @ Bennett's Creek Farm (Frederick, MD)
Come out and work on your 
stadium and dressage
 skills with Katie at the 
awesome Bennett's Creek Farm

Lesson fees: 
$80 per 45-minute private lesson 
$65 per small group lesson (no more than 3 riders)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sunday Morning Shout-out to Full Moon Farm

A very special shout-out this morning goes to MLE'r Full Moon Farm!  They are hosting their first USEA Recognized Horse Trials and we wish them the best of luck!  Sue will be there today volunteering, so we'll get a full report later, but I know that they will put on a great show.  Kudos to Karen, Stephen, Grace, Woodge and the FMF crew for all of their hard work!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Upcoming Future Event Horse Educational Seminars

I just wanted to share an upcoming USEA event put together by longtime MLE clinician Susan Graham White for the Future Event Horse program.  Click HERE for details ... or keep reading!

The USEA is delighted to announce two upcoming Future Event Horse Educational Seminars. The seminars are open to the public and will take place at High Point Hanoverians in Chestertown, Maryland on November 16-17, 2013 and at DGBar Ranch in Hanford, California on December 14-15, 2013.
Both seminars will include lectures and presentations by experienced breeders and judges Susan Graham-White, Faith Fessenden, and Robin Walker as well as biometrics specialist Dr. Deb Bennett. The focus of the sessions is to introduce both judges and interested parties to the Future Event Horse program. It is appropriate for anyone who is a breeder, exhibitor, judge, or just passionate about young horses.
In addition to the lectures, the seminar will include free jumping and under saddle demonstrations. In the coming years, the FEH committee hopes to add free jumping and three-year-old Materiale classes to the FEH Championships and these previews will help introduce both the judges and potential competitors to the additions.
These seminars are open to USEA members as well as non-members and will be of interest to anyone interested in promoting U.S. bred event horses and in learning more about the IDHSNA USEA Future Event Horse program. There is no cost for USEA members and the fee for non-members is $50.00 for the weekend.
In addition to two full days of FEH content, both locations will also be hosting a two-hour presentation on the Young Event Horse (YEH) Program the Friday prior to the weekend FEH presentations. In Maryland, the YEH session will take place on Friday, November 15 from 5 – 7 pm at a local hotel to be announced, and In California, the YEH session will be held Friday, December 13th – from 5 – 7 pm – at Visalia Holiday Inn & Conference Center. The FEH presentations are open to all and are free to attend; registration is required.
For current judges, attendance at either of the FEH weekend seminars will fulfill the educational requirements to become a FEH Judge. Interested applicants must already be a USEF Eventing Judge, Dressage Judge, or Sport Horse Breeding Judge. Current FEH judges are expected to attend one of these seminars to remain on the approved judges list in 2014.

Monday, November 4, 2013

MLE'rs rocking out this weekend!

Wow!  What a weekend for MLE'rs!

Full Moon Farm's Grace Fulton & Leo the Lionhearted
There was a big group at Virginia CCI1*, CIC2* & Horse Trials in Lexington, Virginia:
Full Moon Farm's Grace Fulton finished 11th in the Virginia CCI1* Jr/Yr division with Leo the Lionhearted.  Sterling Silver Stables' Kaitlynn Mosing and Madeline Mosing also completed the Virginia CCI1* with their horses Powerhound and Prowler. 

Kilfinnan Stables' Sean McQuillan finished 3rd in the Open Preliminary-B division with Casalino.  And Sean also finished 4th with Flambeau in the Open Novice-A division.

Playland Farm's Glenda Player finished 3rd in the Novice Horse-E division with homebred PL Irish Pearl.

Full Moon Farm's Stephen Fulton finished 4th with FMF King's Shilling in the Beginner Novice Horse-A division.

And Will Faudree placed 4th in the Preliminary Horse-A division with Pfun.

Playland Farm's Glenda Player & PL Irish Pearl
Further north in Unionville, Pennsylvania, the C Square Farm crew was competing at Plantation Field Start Horse Trials:

Courtney Cooper and Dare to Dream's Sport WON their Training Horse-B division!  Courtney and sale horse Jackson WON their Novice Horse-B division.  AND her husband Neal Camens placed 2nd in his first horse trials with Courtney's former horse Vegas Run in the Beginner Novice Rider division.

At the CBLM Championships in North Carolina, former MLE employee and long-time friend and fan Nicki Carson (of Elevation Dressage) was staying busy with three horses!  What makes this even more impressive is that all three horses were bred by her mother's Flying Chesterfield Farm and started and trained by Nicki.

Elevation Dressage's Nicki Carson & DeLiza
Whisper to Heaven (out of my sister's former horse Heaven Forbid) earned a 66% in her Second Level 2 class for 2nd place.  Seven 'n' Seven scored a 71% in his warm up class for 3rd place, and then a 70.08% for 4th place in his BLM Final class.  DeLiza scored a 66% in her Second Level 2 class to finish 2nd, and then a 67% in her Second Level 3 class to finish 3rd.  And to top is off, DeLiza then WON her Second Level Championship class with the only 70%  And Whisper to Heaven placed a respectable 4th with a 64.2%.

More local to us, my sister Katherine (of KOR Studio) finished 5th in the Beginner Novice Horse division with her young horse Rocking Valay (aka "Sprocket") at the Waredaca Starter Horse Trials.  And Southwind Farm's Sheri Thornley finished 8th in the same division aboard Stormy.

And last but not least, our very own Tara Shegogue also rode at Waredaca with her horse Ridin' Shotgun.  And ... she WON her Elementary Rider division on the impressive dressage score of a 25!

MLE's Tara Shegogue & Ridin' Shotgun