Thursday, July 28, 2011

Dressage Riders Have Firm Seats

SHHHH! Don't tell Barbara... this is her surprise gift from me for her winning efforts

This saying is certainly true for Dragonfire student, Barbara Fleming. She has really been getting in shape with her Morgan partner, Alias, and the two have been setting the open Dressage circuit on fire lately. Flexing her might at both the Golden State Dressage and Dressage In The Almonds Shows, Barbara came away with no less than first place every time. She even grabbed a "9" on a complicated move! I guess that extra weight lifting has really paid off... keep pumping that iron, Barbara!

Saturday, July 23, 2011


A huge congratulations goes out to David Harding and Diana Lahr on their purchase of Dragonfire Timeless. This fantastic young champion will no doubt continue his winning ways with Diana in the saddle. All of us at Dragonfire wish you the very best, and can't wait to cheer you on in Oklahoma City.

The new team will be prepared by the very talented couple, John and Belle Hufferd, of Triumph Stables.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dragonfire Shaolin Voted Best Performance Of Far West

Congratulations go out to Kris Johnsen and Dragonfire Shaolin for being voted the Best Performance of the entire Far West show by the judging panel. Their outstanding drive Saturday night clinched the Open Pleasure Driving Championship and also the adoration of the crowd and the other judges watching. Forest Nealon of Illahee trains this great pair.

Shaolin is out of our great broodmare, and daughter of Kirin, Dragonfire Nova. Nova had an impressive week at the Far West Regionals as a producer. She had three foals by three different studs at the show, all Champions in their respective divisions. Dragonfire Shaolin: Champion of the Open Pleasure Driving, Dragonfire Wasabi: Grand Champion Stallion, and Dragonfire Nefertiti: Champion in both Junior Exhibitor Hunter Pleasure and Amateur Hunter Pleasure. As a matter of fact, all of these horses were undefeated the entire week. Go Dragonfire!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Far West = Fun Times

The Far West Regional Morgan Championships has always been a great show for Dragonfire. Redmond, Oregon features stunning views of mountains, lakes and, my personal favorites, Rockchucks! There are always great friends to share the pool, boat or golf course with, and fantastic eateries to keep you entertained at night after the show. We always enjoy the atmosphere as much as the show itself. But this year was particularly sweet, as Dragonfire won every available championship in the hunter Pleasure division. Go Team!!

Rendition's Thrill A Minute really gave the crowd what they wanted in the Open Hunter Pleasure Championship with Jennifer McFall aboard. This exotic dark bay gelding showed like he owned the ring, even though this was the first show for the young performer. He not only shined on the rail, but he stripped beautifully to be named the Champion for his owner, Illahee, Inc.

Few are as beautiful and accomplished as Dragonfire Timeless. After a stellar year in the Four Year Old ranks, Timeless smoothly transitioned into the Ladies Division at the Far West Regional. Presented by Jennifer McFall and owned by Dragonfire, he won both his qualifier and the Championship, keeping his undefeated record at this show.

At his maiden show under saddle, Merriewold JS Bach gave the winning performance in the Junior Hunter Pleasure Championship. This big and bold four year old was the picture of a gentleman with Devyn Rau presenting. JS will certainly have a long and prosperous career in the show ring as a top Hunter. Owner of JS, Diana Wold of Merriewold Morgans is proving to have a very successful and competitive breeding program.

Speaking of strong breeding programs, ALB Morgans have been producing beautiful youngsters for Sport and Show. One of their first to hit the ring, Lovey of Stilwell, was the reserve winner in the Three Year Old Western Pleasure and was also the Reserve Champion in the Junior Western Pleasure with Earl McFall riding.

Dragonfire Farm is the proud owner and breeder of the Far West Grand Champion Stallion, Dragonfire Wasabi. This stunning yearling was expertly presented by Forest Nealon and Tom Tornatore. No doubt, this colt is destined for greatness, as he is by Grand Cru Beaujolais and out of Dragonfire Nova (dam of Dragonfire Nefertiti and Dragonfire Shaolin).

Going undefeated in five classes was Dragonfire Nefertiti with her two riders, Caroline Dein and Devyn Rau. "Faye" has always been stellar, and this show was no different with wins in Amateur, Ladies Amateur, and Junior Exhibitor Hunter Pleasure. She took both Caroline and Devyn for their first championship victory pass...though I doubt it will be their last! This gorgeous black mare always garners praise from the crowd, much to the delight of owner, Toni Casados.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Dragonfire Is Proud To Present Axiom DF

Axiom DF is a 2010 American Warmblood gelding by the Hosteiner stallion, Ariadus. Arguably one of the most beautiful in the breed, Ariadus received a "9" for type and consistently is praised for the temperaments on his foals. Axiom's dam is Lucid Opposition. Sired by the great Fleetwater Opposition, who has been a dominate force in the Trakehner breed, Lucid Opposition is a sibling to Eventing Olympic greats, Summer Song and Opposition Buzz.

"Max" is brimming with rhythmical movement and step. He is also a very solid citizen who is willing to take on anything you ask of him. He will certainly have a big career ahead of him in the modern sport field. To watch his video, click HERE.


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