Sunday, September 27, 2009

We're Baaack!

Where to begin? It's been a while...mainly the hiatus on this blog began as trying to look into doing something different with it, trying a custom layout and such, but since I failed miserably, I got discouraged. Then, life got in the way and I neglected the blog. But, we are back in the business of blogging! :)

Last weekend was the final show of the year for the Mojave River Valley Horsemen's Association in Apple Valley, and we had a fabulous show. We only took one horse, and one rider, but brought home both the Western and English Walk/Trot 10 & Under High Points, wrapping up the Year End High Point in both Western and English Walk/Trot 10 & Under, with my student winning her Showmanship class, her Western Horsemanship class and all three of her English classes unanimously under both judges. What an accomplishment for this young lady!! Now we are on to the Year End Awards Banquet, which will be a blast.

Next Saturday we have the final show of the season at the Sun Country Horsemen's Association in Hesperia, where the beautiful palomino filly I have in training will be finishing up her year end points in Late Yearling Halter and Arabian/Half-Arabian Halter, the first of which she is leading the points and the second of which she sits in second place currently, just four points behind. She can win it, all we need is to place ahead of the lovely gelding who is leading right now, under both judges. But a Championship and a Reserve Championship is a fantastic way to start a show career!! Either way, we will be at that Year End Awards Banquet as well, having a great time. In addition to the pally filly's two Halter classes, she is entered in the Yearling Longeline Futurity, so wish us luck there. We also are taking the beautiful Pinto mare and her young rider that went to the MRVHA show last weekend, to compete in a couple of Halter classes, Showmanship and is riding the three Walk/Trot 12 & Under classes under hunt seat tack.

Also on Saturday, the third of October is the Apple Valley Equine Extravaganza, which is like a miniature, local version of Equine Affaire. I was asked to present an Arabian breed demonstration, and to present a training clinic on the topic of my choice. I chose Showmanship In Hand, because it's one of my favorite classes and essential to excel at if you are going to compete for high point awards. That's going to be a busy day for sure.

Then we're off to more horse shows, with a number of Arabian, Pinto, Palomino and Open shows on the slate for the remaining months of the year, including the High Desert Pinto Horse Association show on October 24th in Chino Hills, and the Temecula Valley Arabian Community show on October 25th at Green Acres Ranch in Temecula. We have at least one or two shows in both November and October, so we'll have plenty of results to report!

That's about it for right now, welcome to all our new readers!! Thanks for stopping by! :)



  1. Congratulations on the wins. What are you going to do for the demonstration? It sounds so vague, I mean halter class, hunter, saddleseat, western? Arabians are so versatile. The different types of Arabians Polish vs Egyptian? Were to begin? As I said before, I am ignorant of all things Arabian, I wouldn't know where to begin on how to introduce this breed.

  2. Hi Kaede! We are simply going to present various horses showing the versatility of the breed ~ a Western Pleasure horse, a Hunt seat horse, a Saddleseat horse, a Dressage/Show Hack horse and of course, a Native Costume horse. I have a "speech" prepared to talk about the history of the breed, the versatility of the breed and have educational materials from AHA to hand out. Still working on it though. :)

  3. I am glad to see you are back. Keep up, keep going and all that. Hope the show goes well; I love seeing the breed barn and parade of breeds in Indianapolis. It is fun and informative, especially with the lesser known breeds like the Icelandic. Arabs are always well represented and presented. Good luck.


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