Winter Equestrian Festival (video)

We are currently at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL. We arrived on February 3 and will be in Florida until end of season. I am here as a working student for Louise Serio. LaSanta and Valido made the trip to Florida with me. I rode my very first jumper classe ever on Valido. He was second in our …

Capital Challenge National Equitation Weekend

I rode in my first major national equitation final this past weekend at the Capital Challenge horse show.  I rode “Valido”  and he was awesome.  Valido has more of a ” jumper style” going around a course of jumps, but we have a great partnerships.  I trust him completely to take care of me, if I make a mistake.  “LaSanta” …

MHSA Equitation Final

What a weekend…….I felt like I ran a marathon and than tripped before I could get over the finish line.  Our weekend started with Valido having a violent colic when we arrived at the show ground.  It was the worst colic my mom and I have ever dealt with.  I have grown to really “love”  Valido.  When “Valido” came to …

Interntational Hunter Futurity East Coast Regional Competition

I was so pleased at my young horses first major competition.  “Hercules” and “Huh” were both awesome…..and “Metric”  who I rode for a client was also really good.  All three horses jogged every class.  I was given a special award for being the “best turned out”  This made me feel really good, because I do all of my own training, …

Qualified for the 2011 MHSA Equitation Final

I am so proud of my “Valido”.  He marched around the MHSA 3’3″ course like a champ.  We were awarded the blue and earned to opportunity to compete in the MHSA year end equitation final.  Valido was such a good boy!  Lizzy

July BEST Show

I really enjoy the BEST show series.  These shows provide a great inexpensive opportunity to jump the babies around in a horse show environment.  The footing and jumps are good.  I also like that it is near Washington, DC, so my aunt Amy who works in DC is able to come see me ride.  We take our camper, t and …

Brandywine Valley Summer Series

This was the first year for the Brandywine Valley Summer Series.  It is held at the historic Devon Show grounds.  I did several demos each day at the show.  It is an awesome series.  The show was voted “Best in Pennsylvania” for 2011.  I am looking forward to being a part of this show again in 2012.    

Arrival of Valido at Carousel Farm

It was so amazing watching all of the great riders in Florida and at the World Games. I love the jumper competitions. The horses are amazing atheletes and the riders are great technicians. I hope to one day be a great jumper rider. I was blessed to be given an opportunity to have a really cool jumper. He just arrived. …

Swan Lake Horse Show

A bunch of us from the farm decided to weather the winter cold and head to Swan Lake for March “A” show. Elizabeth was champion in the A/O division. Chey was reserve champion in the A/A division. Heather kept riding better and better finishing 2nd in her last over fences class. LaSanta and I rode to some ribbons in equitation. …

Heritage Horse Show – LaSanta’s First Horse Show

I took LaSanta to his first horse show with us.  It was a little B rated show about  2 hours away.  He was great.  He is so fun to ride.  He is very athletic.  Unfortunately we rode a little equitation class. We were called back to test in first place, but I didn’t realize the class tested and took him …

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 …

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

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

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

4-H State Finals

Rosie and I showed at the 4-H state finals this weekend. She was awesome. She won the working hunter class. She was such a good girl! I love her so much! I am so glad she came back home to us last year. She takes great care of me! Lizzy

Goose Day Classic

I took Rosie and a few of our youngsters to a very nice local weekend show. Rosie won their big classic and the babies (Jazz & Missy) each brought home a championship. The show was really nice. Classes were affordable. The jumps looked great. We had a fun time! Lizzy

SBS Horse Show – Snarky, but kindness still required

We took ten horses to Summer Breeze. My dad showed four. I rode six and showed five. Rosie was champion in the equitation and reserve champion in her hunter division. We won the equitation over fences and were first and second in the hunter over fences classes. Silver was champion in the pony hunters. Seabreeze was reserve champion. Missy was …

EPPHSA Benefit and Equitation Finals (video)

We showed at two back-to-back rated shows at the Quentin riding club. We took the big Imperatore horse van with our little camper behind. We just purchased the camper a few months ago. It was really cool to have at the show. We woke up really early, schooled horses and than took a nap. We also had an air conditioned …

Heritage Horse Show

We have not been showing much this summer, because we were doing so much traveling. We took Jazz, Mattee and Addy to Heritage. They were all fresh to start, but settled well for their classes. It was a really nice day! We haven’t been to a Heritage show in quite a while, but really like these shows, the ring footing …

4-H Round-up

I had a tough decision to make for round-up…..should I ride the easier classes and increase my odds of qualifying for state in more classes or do I challenge myself. Well I am an Equine Extremist……I decided to go for the challenge. My mom says you learn more when you put yourself outside your comfort zone. I decided to ride …

Jodons Horse Show

Our farm went to Jodons Horse Show. The farm had a great show. My dad was champion on two of his mounts and reserve champion on his third mount. Two farm clients, Jillian Woolridge and Danielle Rush, competed that day as well. They were both reserve champion in their divisions. I showed Rosie, CiCi and Silver. I had an amazing …

First Spring Horse Show

We spent last weekend at the first horse show of the year. My mom is starting to let me ride more of the HORSES, as well as the ponies! All and all it went really well. The highlight of the weekend is that Rosie and I won the classic and I was awarded high point rider. The low point of …

CPHC High Point rider

We only showed four CPHC shows this year, but Rosie was so amazing at every show that we won several year end award including the circuit high point rider. Rosie is so amazing! She is taking such good care of me. I think she is so happy to be home. I don’t want her to ever the leave the farm …

2008 4-H State finals

I had an amazing time riding Rosie had states. How would have ever thought that when Skittles came up with an abcess, and I decided to ride Rosie, that we we win at the county round-up, go on to win at Districts and then go on to be reserve champion at states. Rosie is so amazing. She takes such good …