Sunday, May 6, 2012

Dragonfire Riders Graber and Popham Dominate At Dressage Rally

Dragonfire Girls: Hailey Popham, Makena Graber, Maddy Rau, Mia Bouslough, and Taylor McFall represent at the Pony Club Dressage Rally

The May Dressage in the Almonds Schooling Dressage Show was the site of the USPC Sierra Pacific Dressage Rally, a competition where different Pony Clubs from the area test their skills in Stable Management, Organization, and Riding in a Team setting. Our own Deer Creek Pony Club sent several riders to compete for their first time in a mounted rally and the girls from DF came away with fantastic results in the riding phase. Two girls in particular were absolutely outstanding.

We are very proud of DF working student, Makena Graber and her new mount, Mr. Chew. Makena's family just purchased this lovely OTTB from us not more than a few months ago, and she has already formed a strong partnership with him. In his first ever show Mr. Chew won both of his classes, including an unbelievable 12% lead over second place in his first class with a 72%. Wow! This pairing is certainly a match made in heaven and we can't wait to help them further their careers together.

Hailey Popham shined in her maiden performance off of the farm, with her reliable mount, Max. Hailey is another Academy @ Dragonfire success story, giving a blue ribbon performance at Dressage in the Almonds. Hailey's family purchased Max just about a year ago from DF, and he and Hailey have grown into a very pleasing team. They will no doubt give us more exciting news to read about as they venture into the Eventing scene.

Way to go girls! Gooooo Team DF!!!

Makena Graber and Mr. Chew

Hailey Popham and Max

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