Congratulations to Michele Leasure and Ridley on a 4th place finish at their first event! May 31, 2009
Michele reports on preparing for her next event: Today I had a jumping lesson with Jeffrey Welles (he is on the Olympic team this year) and he loved Ridley, said he was really good with his front end- he had me jump the liverpool and this other open water- I couldn’t believe it, Ridley has never done anything like that- he was awesome and brave! Thanks again.
Congratulations to Michele Leasure and Ridley on a 4th place finish at their first event! and a second place finish at their very next one!
Folks – we have nice young horses – how nice is evidenced by Ridley, a horse we just sold to Michele Leasure of N. Salem, N.Y. In November, we had an entry to a beginner novice event for a horse that got sold the day before the event. We decided to take Ridley in his stead, but we had a minor problem in that he had never jumped. We spent 30 minutes taking him over fences then took him to the event the next day. He had been under saddle 3 months, never been off the farm and never jumped. He finished 5th overall out of over 20 horses. He had to do the dressage phase in an indoor which he had never been in before and his x-country was in the near dark. It takes a lot of poise for a young horse to do what he did. He is an example of the type of horse we make and sell regularly. Part of it is their bloodlines – we only buy from long established breeders who know what they are producing (absolutely no PMU horses on this site). And part of it is their training, we start them with roundpen work to get them focused on us and then correct under saddle work so that they are forward, straight, happy and trustworthy. With this background, they can (and do!) go on to do anything. We have two other horses bred like Ridley – Bally Duff and Kippen. Congratulations to Lisa Trovillian on Patrick Murphy for the high score of the day at the Ft. Mead dressage show. Patrick Joseph is a ½ brother to Bally Duff on the Sales List.