Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wilton Fog DF To Remain In Wilton

Wilton Fog DF
We wish to congratulate Maddy Rau and her family on the purchase of Wilton Fog DF. It is with an extremely glad heart that we report "Joey", has only just moved down the street here in Wilton and will remain under the direction of Dragonfire. This three year old future event horse already has a firm grasp of Dressage basics, loves the challenge of small obstacles, and is a delight out on his hacks. We just know that Joey and Maddy are going to have many wonderful adventures together in and out of the show ring. It's really no surprise that he is so perfect, since he is by the incomparable Dragonfire Kirin and out of the super flashy Holst/TB mare, Rani D. With so many champions behind him, Wilton Fog DF has all of the makings of a serious event horse and a best friend all in one.

Here is a video of Joey as a two year old.

Maddy and Joey in their first ride together. 
Congratulations Maddy!!!!

Improvements Continue At Dragonfire

We are very excited to add two new irrigated pastures to our training program! All horses in training at Dragonfire will have access to grazing year round now...a true luxury in California! The benefits of grazing is immeasurable, and we are so pleased to be able to spoil the horses after a tough lesson or long week of showing. Boarders at Dragonfire will also get a chance to put their horse on the schedule, by signing up at the barn on the board outside the lounge. Sign ups for boarders is on a first come, first serve basis, so don't miss out on the available time slots!

Lovey of Stilwell enjoying some free time to graze

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Take Advantage Of This Great Opportunity

Rani D
Rani D, the super talented Holst/TB mare, is back in action and training again after producing some of the nicest foals Dragonfire has been able to offer. Rani comes from a family of Dressage champions and does not let her heritage down in the sand box. But, she also has the jump that could take her to the top of the Show Jumper world and the speed to go all the way Eventing. Rani D is now offered for sale at an incredibly reasonable price. For the buyer on a budget, she will provide the talent and the ability you could only dream of. Call today before she starts to show and her price goes up!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Exciting Rounds For Dragonfire At The Summer Event In Woodside

Dragonfire had a fantastic showing at the Summer Event at Woodside, with top placings in several of the divisions. Woodside features excellent courses, with the Training course being fully updated for this show. It also boasts the best viewing for spectators, so no petrified parent or spouse will have to wait to hear the announcer tell them that their rider is clear.  Of course, the weather is also a delightful escape from the Summer heat here in Wilton, so the Dragonfire clan had a wonderful time enjoying our horses and barn mates.

Ian awaits his mount in style in "The Throne Room"
Natalie Jensen and Wrigley
Natalie Jensen made her debut at the Open Intermediate level with her long-time partner, Wrigley. The two did a great job their first time over the red numbers and completed the weekend with much deserved confidence for their next go.

High Times and Jennifer McFall
High Times was stellar in his Open Intermediate performance in woodside with a very strong cross country round and a fourth place finish for the weekend.

Caroline Dein and Lucid Opposition
Caroline Dein and her mare Lucid Opposition moved up to Preliminary with mixed results. After one of their better Dressage tests, they started off cross country in grand style. The out to the coffin proved confusing though, ending their day there. There must have been something in the water, because Merissa Underwood had similar results. Surely these two girls will be riding arrowheads nonstop from now until the next event!

Ian Diery and Oscar of Penzance
After two spectacular clear jumping rounds, including coming in exactly on his optimum time cross country, Ian Diery and Oscar were fourth in their Training division. With those results, I'd say Ian deserves a Throne Room at every show!

Claire Jan and Artistic Flaire
The darling duo of Artistic Flaire and Claire Jan always give crowd pleasing performances, and Woodside was no different. The two ended in sixth place in their Junior Training class.

Infinite DF and Tracy Felt

After taking most of the season off to work (boo!) Tracy and "Nate-the-Great" made a return the show world. Tackling the tough new Training course, these two really got back into the Eventer's way of riding by the end. Tracy gave Nate some good confidence building rides that will payoff in the near future.

Maddy Rau and Aurio Secto
Maddy Rau and Aurio Secto had their absolute best cross country round to date at this event, and are showing real promise for moving up to the green numbers. Now, if only the pesky Dressage would come along! Maybe they need to watch more of The Colbert Report.

Marta Tabatabai and Dancing Diva show jump in the cool morning fog

Marta Tabatabai and Dancing Diva gave a fantastic performance in Junior Novice to capture second place and their own Woodside halter! Knowing that this was no Dressage show, Marta dug deep to ensure that Diva didn't have any second thoughts about the ditches on course that she normally peeks at. Diva responded to Marta's strong ride with a nod, a YES MAM!, and a speedy clear round.

Tim Terrific and Earl McFall
The sky is the limit for Tim Terrific. This exciting young star has all the makings for a top class event horse, from his stunning uphill good looks to his matter-of-fact temperament. In his first (and surely his last) Novice performance Tim ate up the courses with double clear rounds and a sixth place finish.

Monday, August 13, 2012

International Results For Dragonfire

Dragonfire Feng Shui and Jan Rogers competing in England
An update from a happy owner of a Dragonfire-bred Sport Horse!

Sold to the UK as a yearling, future event horse Dragonfire Feng Shui (Dragonfire Kirin x Coulee Bend Anticipation) has started her career under saddle this year. At her most recent show she did her breeders at Dragonfire proud by taking home two blues, the first in Sport Horse In Hand and the second in Novice Sport Horse. She also scored 67% in her dressage test. Now started over fences, her autumn training clinics will prepare for her first affiliated season with British Eventing next year. Showing similar talent to full sibling Dragonfire Lotus and fabulous paternal sibling Rouge et Blanc DF, it is certain that that there is something in the genes!

Congratulations Jan, from across the pond!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Gina Miles Gets It Done At Dragonfire

Olympic Silver Medalist, Gina Miles, has an impressive ability to break down very complicated exercises and simplify the components to the point that everyone can understand. Her talent for picking up the small mistakes and reworking them with machine-like precision gives all a little insight as to why she is such an amazing jumper. Combine that with the fact that she is extremely accessible, and you have a fantastic clinic for all!

Here are some great shots taken by Nancy Dein of our fun filled day. We can't wait to have Gina back!

More Sizzling Summer Sales For Dragonfire

Congratulations to Lynne Jackson on her purchase of the Morgan mare, VCF Steel Magnolia. Lynne was looking for that special horse to enjoy Dressage and to trust as a partner and friend. Of course, Maggie, a Dragonfire Kirin daughter, has an impeccable temperament and is as sweet as they come. So when Maggie became available for purchase, Lynne was quick to jump on the opportunity! We wish them many happy rides together!

Lynne and Maggie are already a great team

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Summer Sales Heat Up At Dragonfire

Manhattan Jubilee: Grand Champion Mare as a three year old
Congratulations to Nicole Ricci and daughter, Ava, on their purchase of Manhattan Jubilee. As a four year old, this Dragonfire Kirin daughter has the soul of someone much older. Her kind heart and quietly brave nature immediately won over Nicole. We wish them nothing but fun and success with the Three Bay Family in Woodside!

Manhattan Jubilee shows her desire to please
Jubilee happily settled in at the woodside Horse Park with Nicole


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