Thank You to Ray Walker of Ray Walker Matts

We spent almost three weeks with pre-event preparation and participation during the actual event at the World Equestrian Games.  The stalls at the Kentucky horse park are macadam.  Our stalls at home are have dirt floors.  Ray Walker brought in mats for Tommie Turveys stalls and matted mine as well.  It was tough on the horses standing on macadam and …

“Waive the Flag” Performance- 2010 World Equestrian Games (video)

In celebration of the 2010 World Games, I though I needed to choreograph a new routine.  I wanted a routine that honored all of the athletes from all over the world that would be in attendance at the games.  I chose the song from World Cup Soccer and built new jumps that had flags from all of the countries that …

Toby is Re-released as a Breyer Horse- World Games Special Edition

When we arrived at the World Games we had a big suprise.  Breyer did a second release as a World Equestrian Games special edition  of Toby  It was really cool that they had done this.  He sold out again almost immediately.  It still amazes me that Toby is a Breyer model.  I love that pony so much, but he can …

2010 World Equestrian Games

Being at the 2010 World Equestrian Games was amazing.  The horses were incredible and the riders were so talented!  I performed twice a day, but every spare minute I went to see events or schoolig.  The events were all ticketed, but many did not sell out.  If you were a had credentials to participateat the games they  allowed you to …

The 2010 International Hunter Futurity

In April I purchased two young horse from a field in Tennesse.  I love working with young animals.  For years my family bred a few warmbloods each year and  showed them at IHF.  My mom stopped breeding horses a few years ago to spend more time with me.  When I was a kid taggin along to these competitions, I always …

DOVER Hunter Classic Finals

Thank you Rosie for being a good girl at the 2010 Dover hunter classic.  The little trunk you won will really come in handy.  And to Missy……you are such an awesome “chestnut mare”  You are just the best!  Champion and Reserve…You were both so good!  Thank you to “my girls”  for a great Dover hunter Classic Final!  Lizzy

Sussex Horse Show and County Fair

I just returned from a week at the Sussex horse show.  At the beginning of the week I showed Hercules in the baby greens.  He is only three.  The classes were pretty big and he ribboned.  That was pretty cool!  The end of the week and the weekend I did perfomances throughout the day and for the evening presentations.  One …

Kistler Sponsorship

Kistler builds really wonderful barns.  We met the guys from Kistler at the Sussex Horse show.  They sponsor the Grand Prix at Sussex.  Thank to Kistler for sponsoring the kids activity book for the World Equestrian Games.  Lizzy

July BEST show

We took a bunch of the babies to another BEST show. These are really nice shows….great stalls, affordable classes, good jumps. We had a great weekend and the horses were all really good! Lizzy

New Props for WEG

I choreographed a new routine for the World Equestrian Games.  We made new jumps for this routine.  Why is it that everything always takes much longer than you think it is going to take to complete.  The jumps turned out great, but it took some time to build them.  We had to make the frames, sew the vinyl covers and …

Beach Medley – 2010 Sussex (video)

Here is a little video with some clips of Puddle perfoming. Rosie and Toby alwasy seem to steel the show, so I decided to post a video with a bunch of clips of Puddles. He was such a good boy! Lizzy Video coming soon!

First Ever Taiji Horsemanship Camp

I held the first ever Taiji Horsemanship camp. Both camps were filled! It was a really fun two weeks. My mom-mom did all of the cooking and planned our crafts. My mom taught. Lisa, Jilly and Katie were camp assistants. Bonnie Stevens and Christa Auferio were the parental adult chaperones at camp. The first ever Taiji Horsemanship camp was a …

The Trampoline

I am sort of a fitness nut. I like my horses fit and I like to be fit. I run and bike….but the other thing I like to do is bounce on the trampoline. In the summer, I recruit whoever I can to bounce with me. It is so much fun! With the arrival of our new intern Bailey…..I have …

Mt Nittany Horse Show Series

I showed in my first ever hunter derby.  I rode a wonderful little red filly bred and trained by my family.  She is very young,  but canter around the derby course like a seasoned competitor.  She was wonderful.  I loved the derby course! Lizzy

Hay Making

It is hay making time at Carousel Farm. Thank you to Jilly for recruiting a bunch of friends to help. My dad makes great hay, but it is quite an event to get it all put away in the loft of our barn. Thank you to everyone who came out to help! Lizzy

Training with Elizabeth Solter

We spent the week with my mom’s best friend, Elizabeth Solter. Elizabeth is one of the best riders I know. I took a couple horses with me on this trip. I love when I get a chance to do this. We had a great week in Maryland. Can’t wait til we can do it again! Lizzy

Training with Anne Kursinski

I had another amazing weekend training at Market Street. Anne’s farm is incredible. She is an awesome trainer! Thank You Anne for a great weekend! Lizzy

April & May – Tommie Turvey Clinics at our Farm

The first Tommie Turvey clinic at our farm went great. Everyone layed their horse down. Everyone seemed to have a great time. I am going to post pictures later. We have another trick training clinic at our farm this weekend. I always learn a lot working with Tommie. Lizzy

Building Materials Auction

Unfortunately Taiji horsemanship has outgrown our family home. It is getting more difficult to pack, because we have props stored in the Garage. We have booth stuff stored in the back of our basement. We have product stored in the cedar closet off of our guest bedroom. With the cold winters, standing in the indoor for hours on end is …

Fancy the Pony

We have this pny named fancey that my mom rode as a kid. she is 35 YEARS OLD and still a little stinker. Yesturday when i was turning horses out she got out of her stall and was torturing all the horses that were in, causing so much trouble!!! lol

First Spring Scooling Show

The good, the bad and the ugly. ……..I rode really well in my first equitation class…then I didn’t have Jacquoe in front of my leg and fell off at an oxer….big oops. My mom saw it coming, but I had to really mess up to “get it’, but I figured out what I needed to do….got back on and rode …

New Bike – YEAH!

I cross train for my riding. Let me explain. It is much easier for my horses to do their job when they are fit. We do hills with them to keep them fit. It is easier for me to be a better rider if I am fit. Yes, I get pretty fit riding, but riding alone isn’t enough. A couple …

Sharing Taiji – Thank You

Iam so excited that everyone using ….Sharing Taiji. I love my horses so much. I can imagine my life without them. I love to talk about my horses and hear about everyone elses horses. My mom and I have a clinic this weekend, but have many new additions to the site that we will be posting next week. We will …

Tommie Turvey Clinics

We are getting ready for the second Tommie Turvey clinic at our farm. I’ll post an album at the end of the weekend. Hope everyone is enjoying spring. i was a little chilly this week, but at least winter is over. Later Lizzy

Equine Affaire was Really Fun

A big thank you to everyone who came to Equine Affaire. Toby and Puddles really enjoyed performing for you and, Toby, especially enjoyed your applause.

Thank You to Horse Sweats

Thank for the sweatshirt you gave my pony Toby. He said to tell you that it’s very comfortable.

Huh

Yes “Huh” is a horse. He is a two year old that I am hoping to show in the internatinal hunter futurity the next three years. He also came from Broadhill Run Farm and was sired by Hennessey. Our farm use to breed and show horses in these competitions for years, but my mom stopped breeding horses to have more …

Hercules

I really want to ride in the big equitation classes one day, but horses for these classes are really expensive…and my mom says it is all about the journey. She found a three year old at BroadHill Run farm by the stallion Hennessey, that she thinks willl be able to do these classes. He is kind of gangly right now, …

Rick Lamb Interview

I met Rick Lamb at Equine affair. He interviewed me about Taiji Horsemanship and the Sharing Taiji site. I will have to let everyone know when the interview is supposed to air. Rick Lamb and his wife were really nice! Lizzy

Halcyon Horse Show

I showed Jaco this weekend in the junior hunters. He fell out of his lead a few times, because the footing was really deep, but he jumped really well! This is the first time I have ever shown in the junior hunters. I also showed Missy in a special hunter class. My mom showed Hercules for me also in the …

World Games Preparation

My mom headed to Kentuckty after Equine Affair to meet with Cathy hOpkins and Clay Maiers, who are organizing the equine village at the worldgames. Clay has amazing fresian horses. I will be teahing, demoing and performing. There are going to be so many amazing horses and riders. I can’t wait. We have a lot to do to get ready …

BEST Horse Show

We attended an awesome weekend schooling show at Prince Georges Equestrian Center this weekend. The classes were affordable. The stabling was great. We were able to take our camper. It was cool that we could see our horses from the camper. We were able to take a bunch of our young horses. We had a really nice weekend! Lizzy

Yes I am really going to perform at the World Games

Yes, the letter really did come in the mail. I was asked this summer, while at Breyerfest if I would be interested in being a part of the 2010 World Equestrian Games and said “Yes!” I am always telling my mom…..you need to have more fiath. She was concerned that they were just being polite, but today the letter came, …

Preparation for Equine Affair

We are excited to be a part of Equine Affair this year. Toby is an equine affair celebrity horse….imagine that! We have designed a new booth for this event. We are getting new posters made for the new booth. We are also programming a new website that we hope to launch at this event called….www.sharingtaiji.com. Lot to do in preparation …

Creation of Sharing Taiji

My mom just finished programming a really cool site for me. It is called Sharing Taiji. I wanted a site where I could post my blog. I thought it would be cool if other people could have blogs, too. I wanted a site for kids, where they could have a profile, pictures, friends, a blog and forums to talk about …

Guest Speaker for Penn State College of Agriculture Speaker Series

I gave a talk this week at Penn State. I presented on Taiji Training and Performing. I had to prepare my first ever power point presentation. I presented in a really nice auditorium with an awesome screen and amazing build-in computers and electronics. The talk with part of The College of Agriculture Guest Lecturers series. They said I was the …

The Climb – 2010 Illinois Horse Festival (video)

We spent 5 days in Illinois for the Illinois Horse Fair. I performed with Toby and Rosie in their night time show. I also helped Tommie with demos. The days were long, but we had fun. It was really tough for Karen, because she is pregnant, but as always she kept everything rolling on schedule. I liked the Illinois event. …

Equine Extravaganza

We had another great year at Equine Extravaganza. WE RELEASED THE FIRST SIX DVD’s in our Taiji training series and we sold out of almost all the dvd’s we had prepared! We did two exhibition/educational presentations each day to standing room only crowds…..Thank you so much to everyone who came out to watch….we did a little roman riding, hippodrome riding, …

2010 Pennsylvania Horse Expo

I spent the weekend at the Pennsylvania horse world expo. I helped in all of Tommie Turveys demos. My mom and mom-mom help with preparing food and manning the equine extremist booth. I did demo on Puddles, Toby and Tommie’s horses. It is always a good time hanging with the Turveys! Lizzy

Windsor Farm Horse Show

We showed at Windsor farm today. It was such a pretty farm. The indoor is hugh and they had a really nice viewing area for everyone in attendance. I showed Jaco in the Children’s hunters and I showed Missy in the baby greens. They both were awesome. Jaco won some ribbons and Missy was reserve champion. They were both really …

Christmas at Carousel Farm

I love Christmas at our farm. My best friend comes with her family and all their dogs. My mom-mom and pop-pop come, too. We have a great time. We play games, cook, ski, sled, skate and swim. For the week of Christmas it is all about us kids….and the dogs. The dogs love Christmas, too. It is amazing what we …

Training and Snow at Anne Kursinskis

My mom took me this weekend for the first time to train at Ann Kursinskis. It was awesome. Her farm is amazing. The jumps are amazing. Her instruction is amazing! The funniest thing was that it snowed. Not a little, but a lot….like two feet. It was really cool, because we were the only one at her farm, besides her …

First Ever Two Day Taiji Horsemanship Clinic at Penn State

Hooray….I did it. We held the first ever three day Taiji Horsemanship clinic at Penn State. I taught 12 topics in three days. I worked on my notes for this clinic for weeks. I worked a deal with CHAPS – Collegiate Horse Show at Penn State. They provided the ag arena at Penn State and advertisement. They were able to …

Shooting of the first official “Taiji Horsemanship” Training video

We actually shot the first footage for the Taiji Horsemanship video series that my family and I are producing. I came up with the idea in February. There were two companies that contacted me this summer, but my parents thought I was too young to be involved with a commercial company. So ….voila…..November 2009……We are having a three day Taiji …

Training with Linda Zang

I got to do the coolest thing this weekend. I took two horses to Maryland and took 4 lessons with Linda Zang. Linda Zang is amazing. She is an international dressage judge for the US. She is very friendly and has a great sense of humor. She really worked on my flatwork and body position. I have exercises I am …