Destination Farm had a great show season with our riders competing in everything from starter events to CCI’s! Many goals were met, many ribbons were won, and many plans for next year were made.
Melissa had a great season with Starstruck. They completed a spring CCI*, successfully moved up to intermediate, and ended the year with a CCI**. Qual Cat started his eventing career this spring and moved up to training level this fall, while finishing in the ribbons at every outing. Fun Again started off his eventing career at the novice level and is preparing for more next year.
Natalie got her youngsters started going and has high hopes for them for the future! Rio is preparing to start competing next year by going to schooling shows this winter. Pumpkin and Rowdy are getting started under saddle currently. They are both outstanding movers so we have high hopes for their future as well!
Suz has a new horse, Poe, that she is getting ready to compete next year. He is super talented and has a bright future also! Korbin is continuing to be a great teacher and schoolmaster for many of her students.
Our students have had a great year as well at our new place! Ed had a successful year at training level with Grenada and with Parker at novice. Both horses will be looking to move up the levels next year. Corinne had many wins ( and placed 3rd for prelim YR in area 2) with her awesome horse, Goose, at the preliminary level and also got her young horse, Calib, out and starting his eventing career at BN and N. Corinne and Goose will have their sites set on NAYRC in the future and Calib will be looking at training level next year. Alex and Ricki moved up to novice and were in the ribbons consistently. They will be looking to move up to training level next year.
Annie and Willmore had a successful season at training level and will be looking to add more miles at that level next year – with thought towards prelim with this talented youngster. Lara and Foxy moved back up to training level and were in the ribbons. They will be looking to get more miles at this level and also start thinking about prelim as well. Cydney and Jasper were successful at BN and will be ready to go novice next year. EJ and Connie had a great year at BN and moved up to novice successfully. They will be looking to continue at novice next year. David and TJ are spending the winter hard at work preparing for next year and hoping to be ready to move up to the training level in the spring.
Jessica is doing great with her young mare and they will be looking to move up to novice in the spring. Elena and Emily are both doing great taking out Sophie to events at BN. Melinda is back in the saddle and jumping again and will be preparing to get out with Unique next year. Sandy and her mare had a successful year at training level. Erica and Kobi were successful with a move up to novice this year. Mike and Prada started getting out to events and schooling shows and will be planning for more next year. Jeff got Carlos out eventing and going successfully at the training level. Chloe and Mystica moved up to novice successfully and will be working towards training level. Jenny got her mare, Dance, out to her first competition, while also continuing to work with her other horse, Cooper, at the novice level.
Other students of ours- Ann, Brenda, Patty, Mary Beth, Milla, Christine, and Angie- are busy working on things at home currently but we will be hoping to get them out to some shows in the future!
All in all, a successful year and we can’t wait for next year! Look for spring competition schedules to be coming out soon!