The March Twin Rivers Winter Horse Trials was a blast for so many reasons. First of all, we had fantastic weather! Generally
speaking, the weather is not a very interesting topic and more of a side note. But, considering the fact that I could get around the farm in a canoe as well as on a horse lately, makes me appreciate that show's sunshine all the more! We also had great students/friends with us, including the MIA old-timer, Katie Klooster. We were further blessed with Earl's parents hosting a fantastic dinner for our clients at their fantastic ho
me on top of the mountain in Atascadero. If we could recreate that weekend a few more times it would certainly get us out of these stormy weather blues.
Earl McFall and In a Dream are well on their way to qualifying for for bigger and better things (like the CIC** at Galway) with a clean run in the Intermediate division. Earl is very happy with Dream Girl's progress, especially in the Dressage ring. They have been working hard on all that annoying-froo-froo-stuff, and it is really starting to sho
w. To watch them go just click on the links below.
Earl also rode Tracy Felt's, Infinite and Merriewold Morgans', Merriewold Hanah. Infinite was bred by Dragonfire and is the first Morgan/TB cross produce
d at the farm. We couldn't be more proud of this ambassador for our breeding program as he is as consistent as he is athletic. In his second Training outing, he placed at the top again, this time in fourth place. Hanah shows her Morgan flair for style over a fence at the Novice level and finished in seventh in great form.
Katie Klooster escaped from the lab at UC Davis and competed with her own EMR Windchester (another Morgan Horse) after a four year hiatus. They didn't look like they had any time off at all, and tore up the Novice track...with only a few, tiny, itsy bitsy speed-faults to show for it. Even with a speeding ticket, they were good for fourth place after their very solid rides in Dressage and Stadium. We had another fourth place fini
sher in Christina Underwood and The Dark Knight in Beginner Novice. After a stock tie incident in the Dressage that will remain a secret ;-), Christina had one of the most forward stadium rounds she has ever produced. After that clear in the stadium ring, and a bit of luck across country, she added yet another ribbon to her growing collection.
High Times had a very positive outing in the Preliminary division with two clean goes in both the stadium and the cross country phases with Jennifer McFall riding. This young star certainly has an exciting career ahead of him.
Earl McFall and Infinite
Katie Klooster and EMR Windchester
Earl McFall and In A Dream
Christina Underwood and The Dark Knight
Jennifer McFall and High Times sponsored by CWD Saddles