Well it seems like I spend too much time with the horses and not updating my web site and the Artisan Dressage FB page! It has a busy month including a long journey to Wisconsin to pick up Kilowatt and teach for 3 coooooold days!!! The travel went well with no breakdowns (one minor blip) and Kilowatt “Kitt” traveled like a pro! He spent 3 days in his rolling box stall, unloaded like a champ and has been soaking up San Diego sunshine! He and his turnout buddy Rosie, Ellie’s 3 yr old Sir Gregory filly, are fast friends. It may be time to have a baby shower for all to meet him!!
“I’m sure she knows, but Elizabeth Johnson is the best. After working our butts off two weeks ago, we are starting to get to a rideability level that would have taken me several months to get to by myself. Now I even have a rhythmical hunter pony over fences that happily accepts half halts. Thank you!!!”
Recently I have started going to Wisconsin to teach!! The group of riders and horses are such a pleasure to work with. Tonight on Face book one of the rider’s posted this post and I am beyond flattered! I just have to share!
Many of us are fortunate enough be able to go to the World Cup in Las Vegas!!! So excited to see these top horses compete and cheer on our own riders! These are a couple of interesting articles about how the horses from Europe are getting here!
It has been way too long since I have really given my web site attention!! I hope to keep it up to date with the latest info and what is coming up!
Artisan dressage highlights of late include;
I gave a very successful test riding clinic where 16 riders came to Peppertree Farms in Poway to ride their 2015 test of choice and work to perfect it! It was great fun and some have requested we do another!I attended both of the new test clinics put on by SD-CDS and CDS, continuing to focus on my continuing education and how I can better prepare my students.
I continue my teaching tours of San Diego County and have enjoyed having Peppertree Farms as my home away from home as it is a lovely facility and such great people!
This coming week some students are attending Dressage Affaire! I am excited as this is the kick off of the show season for many. My young horse Leo will be attending as the camp mascot.
Clinic given by Elizabeth Johnson, USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist, to help Cheryl Erpelding (of California Riding Magazine ) pay medical costs for her Lymphedema surgery. Auditors welcome!
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Start time 8 am
At Peppertree Farms LLC
15015 Lucidi Farms Way, Poway, California 92064
Riders of all levels welcome! Sign up ASAP!$75 per lesson approx 45–60 min *No trailer in fee, Auditors welcome – donations encouraged (bring our own chair!)
Other Exciting donations include a SILENT AUCTION for Breedings from Stallions from Brass Ring Equine & Animal Communication session from Brigitte Noel, and more!!!
If you want to help Cheryl but cannot come go
Stephanie Bauer riding Teri Walsh’s mare Tango in the Benefit Dressage Clinic with Elizabeth Johnson
Elizabeth Johnson donated entire clinic day money to help me pay for my upcoming surgery for lymphedema. — with Elizabeth Johnson and Molly Kaster.
We are excited to be heading to Del Mar for this show. Ellie, Joleen and I will be showing. Below are our ride times. I hope some of you can come join us! Be sure to send me a text and let me know you are coming or there!
10:04 Ellie 3rd level test 1 Duarte Arena
11:27 Elizabeth Prix St Georges San Diego Arena
4:10 Ellie 3rd 3 Duarte Arena
8:45 Elizabeth PSG San Diego Arena
4:16 Joleen PSG San Diego Arena
4:24 Ellie 3rd-3 Duarte Arena
3:20 Joleen Freestyle Del Mar Arena
On the first day of competition at NAJYRC in Kentucky, Katie’s Colorado region won the GOLD Medal for the team competition! Our home region 7 won the SILVER for Young Riders and Junior Young riders! Tomorrow is the individual competition day and we have high hopes for Victoria Fernalld riding Amazing from Katie’s barn in Co. Go Katie and Victoria! (And did I mention how proud I am of the second generation young rider coach?)
On the home front, I am excited to have closed up my show year until Championships qualifying Artisan for 4th level CDS and USDF. He has been the little engine that could going up a level in training while reshaping and rehabing his muscles and showing while doing it! Gotta love a horse with heart.
RAAC is coming up soon and it looks like we will have a good showing with Pam on Urbana, Lena on Harry, Joleen on Solitaire and Karen on Revance! Proud of all of you!
The show season is underway! After a slow start things are rolling. In San Diego congratulations are due to Joleen for great scores in the high 60’s to 70’s and a high point in Temecula in training level on Solitaire!!! Artisan and I had our first outing in a year going 4th level for the first time getting 2 67%s !!!! His back is healing and happy in his new Trilogy saddle and getting stronger each day!
Last weekend Katie took Caroline (from Colorado) and her Morgan pony mare to the Festival of Champions at Gladstone NJ!! They achieved 3 place… In the nation!!!!
That same weekend I spent 4 days with 3 other girls from Katie’s Colorado barn and took them and 4 horses to a show in Greeley. They did super getting scores from 60% to 68%! They are vying for positions on the region 5 NAJYRC Championships.
This coming weekend 6 (16 &17) is the San Diego Chapter show at Rancho Riding Club. Here are the times if anyone is interested in coming! All info on the show are on the San Diego Chapter web site.
Saturday: 12:00 Elizabeth & Artisan 4th test 3 ring 1; 1:10 Joleen on Montego, freestyle, ring1; 2:26 Pam on Urbana 2nd test1 ring 2; 3:06 Pam on Urbana 2nd test 3, ring 2
Sunday: 1:25 Joleen on Montego freestyle, ring 1; 2:36 Elizabeth on Artisan 4th test2, ring 2
Of course these time may change and my Saturday time may not show up on the preliminary time sheet as we changed it!!!
It has been busy seeming like the Holidays just plowed right into spring! (almost). We have had relocations, additions and a little reconstruction of business.
KATIE HAS RELOCATED TO COLORADO! She has expanded Artisan Dressage to Greenwood Village just outside of Denver. She moved in early Feb. Her job is at a private barn and she is having the opportunity to share her young rider knowledge with 5 young aspiring riders!!!! I am excited to go there and visit!
NEW BABY!!! On March 6th Ellie’s mare Cappy gave birth to an adorable filly, Feline, by Freestyle. After 2 weeks of sleeping in the barn with a VERY fussy mare she had a quiet birth we were able to witness.
CLINICS: I have taken over Katie’s clinics in Los Angeles area (Palos Verdes Penn and Long Beach). Next one April 1st What a nice group of people and horses. I also continue to go to Ramona as well, next one is April 21st. Please contact me if you are interested in riding.
Mar 24, 4 riders from the LA area are competing in Somis and I will accompany them, as coach only. GOOD LUCK Pam, Lena, Karen and Lisa. 🙂
In San Diego we are hoping to participate in the Creek Hollow CDS show on April 7th, Temecula April 14 & 15 and Del Mar National April 26.
This year the USDF Convention and symposium are being held in San Diego! The symposium looks to be very educational. Katie and I will be going. Come join us. Check out the link for more information. http://www.usdf.org/Convention/symposium.asp
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School Horse Lessons Available: Burrito will have some openings for lessons coming up in mid March as Faith returns to Germany (to spread the word great school horses we have here!) and gives up her lesson spots. Let me know if you are interested. His show name of “Treasure” given by Jessica when she got him is so insightful. He is just that. His Birthday is April Fools day and he will be 27 young!!! Eleonor is showing him at the Mar 5th schooling show!
March 5th is a schooling show at Creek Hollow! We should have a good showing (pun intended) there with 4-6 riders!! If anyone wants to join us we will have Katie reading tests and Elizabeth warming up the riders. It is a great way to go down the centerline, cast off those jitters and learn to really ride in the show ring with out the cost!!!! If you need information let me know!
March 6th Katie will be holding a clinic in the Palos Verdes and Long Beach area. Contact Katie or Elizabeth for more info through the web site.
March 11-14 is Dressage Affaire! Artisan and I will be debuting 3rd level on Friday and Saturday. We are the only ones going from the home barn but Lena Volland and her friend Karen, from Katie’s clinic up north, will join me as Katie coaches them for their rides! We have a new friend as who will be there, Laurietta Oakleaf, coming from Ohio to ride in the 2012 Paralympic qualifier on her 2 stallions! Check out her inspiring web site: www.loakleaf.org She is looking for any help/sponsorship (host family, extra car for transportation while she is here, etc) in her quest to qualify and participate in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. http://usparalympics.org/sports/summer-paralympic-sports/equestrian
March 19 I will be doing a clinic in Ramona at Murphy Sporthorses. It is a lovely private barn with a full sized dressage arena. I always look forward to my day up there! Contact me through the web site if you are interested in riding in it. If you know any inspired juniors / pony clubbers I really enjoy taking them through to the CDS Junior Championships in September (which have been moved to Del Mar Horse Park this year!!!).
March 26 is a CDS show in San Juan Capistrano. It is a great opportunity to compete in a smaller setting and for less $ as it is CDS only. The points still apply for RAAC, Junior Championships and CDS Championships. Just not USDF Ch. The entries close March 12 and can be found at: http://www.sjc-cds.org/Forms/march2011premium.pdf It looks like we will be going with a group!