Monthly Archives: March 2013

Two new horses tomorrow!

Tomorrow I will be headed back to Lexington to pick up two more new project horses.  Both horses are currently jumping 2’6″ courses or better.  They will be coming from the same farm where we purchased Lemony Snicket and Emerson, and we are really excited to get them home!

Horses are coming out of our ears here at Wetherbrooke Farm.  When Gus gets home from The Fork HT on April 7th, we will be at maximum capacity (16!!!)  Three or four of my horses are for sale.  If you are currently in the market for a very nice young jumper or know someone who is, please look for them on our “horses for sale” page soon!

 

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Riding Bootcamp—-Sunday April, 21 from 1pm-4pm

Due to potentially conflicting soccer games, I have decided to do bootcamp on Sunday the 21st instead of Saturday the 20th.

Detailed information about the day is located on the sign up sheet in the tack room.  All Wetherbrooke Farm students are welcome to participate.  Lesson horses are limited to one rider (due to the nature of the clinic),  and they will be assigned on a first come/first serve basis.

If you are interested in attending the Bootcamp, but were unable to attend that particular one, please let me know.  There are a few other potential dates for the remaining interested students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures from the clinic

Jacqui and Buttercup
Jacqui and Buttercup
Elizabeth ad Quinn
Elizabeth ad Quinn
Jessica and Aragon
Jessica and Aragon
Kelli  and Emerson
Kelli and Emerson
Morgan,Kate, Lemony Snicket, and Corinthia
Morgan,Kate, Lemony Snicket, and Corinthia
Lindsey and Lakin
Lindsey and Lakin
Amanda and Aragon
Amanda and Aragon
Meg and McKinley
Meg and McKinley

The clinic this past weekend was a huge success!  It was fairly good weather for the 10 and 1/2 hours of lessons that took place on Saturday.  We had 11 horse and riders participating in individual dressage lessons and group jumping lessons.  After the clinic we headed to Marion’s Pizza and Graeter’s Ice Cream, which was the perpect way to end a great day of riding.

Spring Shots —Thursday March 21!

The vet will be here on Thursday afternoon to do all spring shots and draw coggins.  A current coggins will be required for any horse planning to leave the farm this year to attend shows or clinics.   Horses will receive the 5 way vaccination and the potomac horse fever vaccination.  Rabies and the flu rhino booster will be done in the fall.

You do not need to be present to hold your horse.  I will be around to help Dr. Yates.  Everyone needs to have their check for shots to me no later than Thursday morning.

 

We Have a Current Coggins For…..

Gus, Snick, Gelding, Isabelle, Sapphie

 

 

 

 

 

Wetherbrooke Farm

The show this weekend does not look good on paper.  My dressage test went well, and I was pleased with how well we did.  Gus was tense at the beginning and wonderful by the end of the test.

Stadium jumping at Rocking Horse is always challenging due to the size of the arena.  There were 16 Intermediate fences with 3 combinations in an arena slightly wider than mine.  Gus jumped the first half of the course very well, but I got slightly lost on the way to fence 8 (thinking it was deeper in the middle of the arena) getting Gus a tight spot.  He got a bit frazzled by the rail he hit, and we had only a few strides to get prepared for the one stride combination to the liverpool.  We had 3 rails at the end of the course.  Most people had at least one rail, and I left…

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Riding Clinic Ride Times for Saturday, March 16th

Hi, everyone.  I have ride times established for Saturday.  They are pretty impossible to move around at this point due to trying to use the same horses for two different riders.  Family members are welcome to watch the clinic  and come to dinner with us at the end of the evening.

RIDE TIMES FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 16TH CLINIC

8:00am-8:30am—-Elizabeth dressage (Quinn)

8:30am-9:00am—Jacqui dressage (Buttercup)

9:00am-10:00am—Elizabeth and Jessica jumping (Quinn and Aragon)

10:00am-10:30am—-Corinthia dressage (Lakin)

10:30am-11:00am—Anna dressage (Cavalier)

11:00am-11:30am—Kelli dressage (gelding)

11:30am-12:30pm—Corinthia and Anna jumping (Lakin and Cavalier)

12:30pm-1:30pm—Jacqui and Kelli jumping(Buttercup and gelding)

1:30pm-2:00pm—Kate dressage (Snick)

2:00pm-2:30pm—Lindsey dressage (Lakin)

2:30pm-3:00pm—Amanda dressage (Aragon)

3:00pm-3:30pm—Meg dressage (McKinley)

3:30pm-4:00pm—Lauren dressage (Buttercup)

4:00pm-5:00pm—Amanda and Meg jumping (Aragon and Mckinley)

5:00pm-6:15pm—Lindsey and Lauren and Kate jumping (Lakin, Buttercup, and Snick)

Marion’s Pizza in Centerville or Bentinos Pizza in Waynesville at 7:00pm for dinner—-Pizza for the rider is included in the price of the clinic.

Fees for the clinic are due by Wednesday, March 13—$125 per rider