Friday, September 16, 2011

GATSBY and his big day out! And earns his First Premium Award!

Yesterday we had our little trip to the KWPN NA Keuring at Pennock Point Sporthorses here in Ocala.

Tyra Vernon came all the way down from Wisconsin to share the day with her boy!

We were all proud of him, although he was a bit timid inside the covered arena - not his usual big moving self. Cookie came along to photo the event and document Gatsby's success.

GATSBY YF is by JAZZ out of DREAM RUBINA (Dream of Glory - Rubinstein; dam of stallions QREDIT by Quaterback and W. ELLINGTON by Wynton.)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Am so happy to hear from ARRICK HARPER and Sue Black

Remember our 4 y.o. ARGENTINUS gelding out of HEARTS AFIRE by HARPER? He is a homebred of 4 generations. It is always so special to hear from them again.
I took Arrick to his first show. He did very well with scores up to 71+%. He is settled in and gained back all the weight he lost growing and the trip up here. I am really looking forward to next year. I hope he matures this winter and will be able to do the 5 year old test next year. I am really pleased with him. You did a wonderful job of breeding not only talent but a great disposition and willingness to work. Also, Ilsa (Schwartz) did a great job with his training. Here's a picture from the show so you can see what he looks like."

Thanks again,


Sunday, September 4, 2011

A nice Sunday ride with TWISTER and his little daughter!

Who better to give a newly weaned filly confidence than her DAD! This is Cherokee Morning Breeze out of Cherokee Diamond Isabel ..... but a spitting image of her Dad, no?

News from "HOT JAZZ" by HOTLINE out of TAMARINDE

I am always so delighted to hear news of any of my kids, and finally I get to see Tamarinde's first foal under saddle! a 4 year old now. Owner/rider Linda Parelli writes:

"Jazzy" continues to develop very nicely. Just had three days with Walter Zettl (the first time I've ridden Jazz with him) and he was so excited about the prospect of this young horse. Not only is he willing, calm and confident, he is talented!

I'm attaching a few photos from one of the days, but I'm sure there are some better ones and I'll send them to you too. (Had to include one with the mountains in the background, not always my house!)

Thank you for breeding such a fine horse.

All the best,