Karen Healey Clinic

Just returned from a clinic with Karen Healey.  It is obvious to me that Karen love what she does.  She put a lot of effort into working with everyone at the clinic.  She really challenged us and really put forth time and energy to help to “show and teach” us how to do it well.  She set some jump sequences …

Anne Kursinski Clinic

Every year around Thanksgiving Ann runs her annual clinic at her farm…..and every year I look forward to this clinic. Ann is a “perfectionist in the saddle”  and Hoffy is a “perfectionist in the barn”.  I feel like every time I get a chance to ride with Ann it gives me an understanding of the “mindset” you need to be …

Derbydown Training

Louise Serio is one of the best hunter riders I have ever seen. She makes it look “so easy” I had the opportunity to train with her in Wellington this past winter. She is such an incredible rider and is really nice. She not only ride hunters, but she owned a reining horse for a while as well. It looked …

Training at Anne Kursinskis

I had the chance this weekend to take a few lessons on my new jumper Valido with Anne Kursinski, before she leaves to train a client in Europe. When you get an opportunity to ride with someone like Anne Kursinski (four time Olympian) or Louise Serio ( World Champoinship Hunter Rider) you realize that their success isn’t accidental. They work …

Colleen Kelly Clinic at Carousel Farm

It was such a priviledge to have Colleen Kelly come to the farm to do a clinic. Colleen is travels the world coaching rider biomechanics. She has worked with many top international riders. We had a wonderful weekend of learning, good food, friendship and camaraderie. We have begun work on a very special project. It is going to be magical…….. …

Clinic with Bruce Davidson

It was really neat to ride with Bruce Davidson at the Pennsylvania Horse World Expo.  We did some gymnastics with the horses.  The thing the left the biggest impression on me was his discussion of the “fifth leg”.  He talked about how the fifth leg could make the difference in a horse being a top international horse or not making …

USHJA Stacia Madden Clinic

We just returned from a 2 day USHJA TCP (trainers certification program) with Stacia Madden.  It was an excellent clinic.   Stacia used wonderful explanations with each of her exercises, that made it very easy to understand what she wanted and why you should do it that way.  I picked up quite a few things from the clinic. I think …

Halloween and Training at Elizabeths

We spent the weekend at my mom’s best friends, Elizabeth Solter, for Halloween. Her town goes crazy decorating. We all dressed up like football players. I am not sure who had more fun us kids….or my mom and her best friend! They are intense trick or treaters! Lizzy

Anne Kursinski Clinic

The weekend before Thanksgiving we headed to Anne Kursinski’s for her annual clinic at her farm.  I rode LaSanta.  I was really proud of him.  I feel so lucky to have found him.  The clinic was amazing.  We did lots of flat work.  We rode some cool jumping sequences and worked on an auto release.  We also worked on counting …

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

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

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 …

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 …

Training at Elizabeths

Training at Elizabeth’s is always fun. My mom and Elizabeth are really funny when they are together. We have fun spending time together. As for riding, Elizabeth is the best rider I know. I really want to show in the big equitations. I have a lot of work to do. I just started riding horses versus ponies a year ago. …

Easter Holiday and Training with Elizabeth

We spent Easter with my mom’s close friend, Elizabeth and her family. Elizabeth helps me with me riding. We shipped in with a few horses to do some training, as well. When Elizabeth was visiting us over Christmas, she fell in love with our Aussie dog Neuman. When she was in Florida this winter, she bought an Aussie and named …