Taiji Horsemanship Camp is Coming!

Camp Taiji 2011 was a blast. I can’t wait for this summer’s camp. The Norris girls will be back as counselors. For more info…check out the website at: Camp Information Hope to see you there! Lizzy

USHJA Trainer Certification Clinic

Over the Christmas holiday, I had a chance to ride in a USHJA TCP clinic at McDonough school.  Patricia Griffith taught the first day and frank Madden taught the second day.  They were both really good.  I think what the USHJA is doing is really great.  Having an instructor certification program, that is being developed and supervised by top professionals …

LaSanta arrives at Carousel Farm

While we were at Equine Extravaganza…..LaSanta arrived from British Columbia, Vancouver.  Thank you to Lisa for meeting the horse van and getting him settled into his new home!  I couldn’t wait to get home to welcome to our farm!  Lizzy

Selection of “Helios” from Broad Hill Run Farm

Several years ago, my mom gave a good friend her best broodmares in exchange for some offspring.  This fall we brought home a little chestnut yearling with a back leg injury.  His back leg should be fine, but is going to require daily care for quite some time.    He will be my project.  He is IHF nominated.  I am …

Sale of “Matinee Scho

It was really tough, but I sold “Mattee” to a client of Elizabeth Solters.  Mattee is Rosies full brother.  I trained “Mattee” to ride and jump bridleless.  He is a really good jumper (classical hunter style).  My mom showed him in IHF as a three year old and Elizabeth rode him in the IHF when he was 4.  He is …

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

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

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

Tommie Turvey Clinic

Tommie came to Carousel Farm to do a clinic. The clinic was completely filled. Tommie showed everyone how to teach your horse to bow and laydown. We also set up an obstacle / sensory course. He taught a variety of other tricks as well….like smiling, saying yes and saying no. Everyone in attendance was awesome. Ron and Rosario brought a …

Sassy and Sparkle retire to Carousel Farm and get New Job! (video)

In February, we unexpectedly retired two ponies…..Sassy & Sparkle…. in addition to a third…..Fancy…. that we were expecting to retire to the farm! Well, Sassy and Fancy have been attached at the hip, since they were weaned 22 years ago. Well…..thinking attached at the hip………They are both chestnut……They are almost the same size……. They love each other…….Let me see…….Why I …

Jumping Warm-up for Spring Horse Shows (video)

The outside ring has been set with a show course and new flowers for the jumps were purchased last weekend. It is time to really ride and jump again! YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! Since we live in Pennsylvania where it snows, our young horses and show horses basically get most of the winter off. I ride a few animals every day …

My Dad’s Audition for Night of Amazing Horses (video)

My dad went to Canada with us. In fact to get there, he had to take a taxi, to a plane, to a train, to a shuttle on Friday, but he made it in time for the nighttime show. He really wanted to see me ride! After spending the weekend grooming, he decided riding would be more fun. We were …

My mom’s large pony “Fancy” retires to Carousel Farm

At the end of February, mom picked up three ponies from Maryland for retirement at Carousel Farm. My mom always said that she would eventually retire her favorite pony hunter to Carousel Farm and she did. Fancy is 35 years old and still a character. My mom said that she had more personality than anything else she rode as a …

1967 Imperatore Horse Van goes “Back on the Road”

Thanks to me and all my riding, mom and dad decided to put the old Imperatore horse van back on the raod. We have a really nice four star five horse head to head, but we needed more transportation for my horses and client horses to go to the shows. My parents also thought we should have a back-up vehicle …