Sunday, November 22, 2009


Hey party goers... time to put up the tinsel, grab some eggnog, and celebrate the Holidays! Dragonfire's Holiday Party is on Saturday, December 19th at 4:30 P.M. Bring the whole family and enjoy potluck snacks, treats for the kids, and spirits for the adults. Weather permitting, we will have a bounce house and Santa will be giving sleigh rides! Hope to see you there!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

A Fourth Year of Victory in Oklahoma for Movado

The Western Pleasure sensation, Movado, has done it again by winning at the Grand National for the fourth year in a row! His prowess in the ring is well known, as he is practically undefeated in the Ladies division, starting in 2006 with his first Ladies World Championship. His soft gaits and rock-solid head set have also made him a force in the Amateur and now Open divisions. In 2008 and now 2009, Movado won the highly competitive and HUGE Grand National Western Pleasure Geldings class with Jennifer McFall. Paul and Danica Brisco of Milrose Morgans proudly own this living legend.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Academy Riders: Get Ready To Test!!!

Level 2- Red
5 basic kinds of Nurition
Horse Colors and Markings
getting horse ready for lesson (minus bridle)

The test will be true or false for nutrition and a matching worksheet for Colors and Markings.
Testing date TBA for next month.

Level 3- Blue
Health and Vet Handout
Farrier and Hoof Care Handout
Tack (should be able to identify parts of the saddle, parts of the bridle)
Mounted Evaluation- Position evaluation. Must be approved to gain Level 3 color felt.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Merriewold Galaxie garners Grand Nation Title!

At just five years old, Merriewold Galaxie has accomplished what most horses take years to do by becoming a National Champion in Dressage. Although this is most impressive, it is not necessarily a surprise since this consistent performer has won at every show she has gone to. And with her Grand Prix Dressage bloodlines, she seems to be filling her sire's shoes with grace and success. All this, and she is easy enough for an amateur or kid to ride!! Breeder/Owner, Diana Wold of Merriewold Morgans, has certainly hit the mark with this mare. Aptly named, this young star's future will be as bright as an entire galaxy!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Attention Mature Ladies:

The Mature Ladies Group has been a huge success! Ladies are enjoying learning to ride in both the Beginner's A Group, and the finer points of Dressage in the Intermediate B Group. They also have been treated to new friendships over a great cup of coffee and delicious baked goods in our lounge. Field Trips to see "Horsey-Acts" are already being planned! Of course, you don't need a horse to join, since we have several lesson horses to choose from... and all of this for just $30*!

Cheron will be out of town the next two Saturdays, so no Ladies' Group for the rest of November *Boo-Hoo*. But, they will start up again the first Saturday of December. Call or email Jenny to sign up. See you there!

(*The lesson is $30 when there are 3 or more in the group, otherwise it is $40)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Rau remains cool for a top finish

Devyn Rau made her debut performance at the Preliminary Level a statement with her mount, Mushu the Dragon. At the Twin Rivers Ranch International Three Day and Horse Tirals in Paso Robles, CA, Devyn showed that she had the nerves to put in solid performances in all three phases to take a strong second place her first time out. The real clincher was a very accurate stadium ride that required wits and strength combined. Way to go, Devyn!!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Huge score for Rouge et Blanc DF!

Rouge et Blanc DF (Dragonfire Kirin x A Buccaneer's Life) scored an impressive 81.0%, as a yearling, at the USEA Future Event Horse testing in Paso Robles, CA. This youngster is definitely a star for the future, with the judge commenting on his elegant frame and fantastic shoulder movement. Earl expertly showed "Roger" to this great score. And I didn't envy him, trying to keep up with Roger's huge trot!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Mature Ladies Group Riding Lessons

Cheron Laboissonniere, World Champion Dressage rider, is heading up a Mature Ladies Riding Group Saturday mornings. Don't miss out on your chance to get back in the saddle with women of a similar age and spend some quality social time as well! Our lounge will be open for morning coffee or tea and bakery goodies at 8:30 A.M.... come and enjoy!!! The Beginner group starts at 9:00 A.M. and the Intermediate group is at 10:00 A.M. Email Jenny at to join.

Monday, November 2, 2009

High Times leads Training Horse division at Galway through all three phases!

In his debut performance at Training level at the Galway Downs Three Day Event in Temecula, CA, Billy took the first position after Dressage and kept the lead throughout the competition. He was focused and clean in his show jumping, but where he really shined was in the cross country phase. He handled the challenging Galway course with cool confidence and efficient speed. It was a thrilling round...I can honestly say it was a blast to ride!

Here's a link to his pictures from the show:


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