Friday, January 25, 2013

Hawley... Headbands... Team Shirts... OH MY!

As if it wasn't exciting enough that we are having the one and only, Hawley Bennett, here to clinic tomorrow and Sunday, we are also having a bevy of our clients and sponsors wares for you to peruse. So bring you checkbooks!!

We have Team Sponsors The Soaker and The Saddle Network lined up to show you the benefits of automatically (I like that part!) soaked hay and keeping your tack safe by tagging your saddles.

We have Team DF shirts and yoga pants, as well as couture standing wraps, for sale to help support Billy's big FEI schedule this year.

For our horse's and our own heads, Frilly Fillies will have custom bonnets to make your equine partner look like a star, and Karen Jensen has adorable knitted headbands to keep you warm!

And don't forget that Deer Creek Pony Club will be on hand to keep you from getting hungry with a full snack bar both days!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ride Times For Hawley Bennett

Hey, I left my Range Rover in that ditch!

Time to kick it into gear for 2013, and Dragonfire is doing it in style! We are so excited that the date is fast approaching for the Hawley Bennett Clinic at Dragonfire!

Please be warmed up and ready before your ride time starts so that you can get the full benefit of your time with Hawley. The Deer Creek Pony Club will be on hand with a snack bar including lunch items, so you will be able to stay the day and watch the rest of the lessons without starving to death.  To answer your questions about their products, Dragonfire Sponsors, The Soaker, and Saddle Network will be on hand to help you with your needs. Also, we are inviting our riders to a potluck dinner up at the house on Saturday night so that everyone can spend some quality time with Hawley and ask her all kinds of questions about what it feels like to represent her country in International Three Day Eventing. Please email Jenny at to let us know how many in your party are planning on coming to dinner ASAP so that we can be prepared.

Saturday 1/26                                                      Sunday 1/27
8:00: Caroline Dein  (dressage)                           8:00: Dana Todd (dressage)
8:30: Kammy Bhala (dressage)                             8:30: Kammy Bhala (dressage)
9:00: Group 1                                                      9:00: Group 1
10:15: Group 2                                                   10:15: Group 2
Lunch                                                                 Lunch
12:00: Group 3                                                   12:00: Group 3
1:15: Group 4                                                     1:15: Group 4
2:30: Group 5                                                     2:30: Group 5
3:45: Group 6                                                     3:45: Group 6
7:00: DINNER

Group 1: Jen McFall (Billy), Natalie Jensen (Wrigley), Haley Abbett
Group 2: Dana Todd, Caroline Dein (Lucy), Cori Davis (Ty), Danielle Casalett,  Maddy Rau (Aurio-Sunday only)
Group 3: Earl McFall (Tim), Natalie Jensen (Spencer), Jen McFall (Roger), Jessica Bylsma
Group 4: Kristi Alameda, Makena Graber, Mia Bouslaugh, Amanda Blake
Group 5: Cori Davis (Nick), Earl McFall (Daisy), Caroline Dein (Cricket)
Group 6: Jen Azevedo, Earl McFall (Manny), Taylor McFall, Lara Port, Maddy Rau (Joey-Saturday only)

Let's learn and grow! Onward and upward!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Academy @ Dragonfire Welcomes Mighty Maybelline

Maybelline and Taylor McFall soar over a fence during a lesson

We are proud to announce the addition of Mighty Maybelline into the Academy @ Dragonfire! As her name suggests, this spunky little pony loves her job and and is a great teacher for the young members of our team. For those of you considering having your children join our program, here is a rider's view of what it is like to take Maybelline through a course.

Above is a video from a helmet cam worn by Taylor McFall as she pilots Maybelline over a series of obstacles. To schedule a lesson with the Academy, call Cheron at 916.204.4247

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Mark Your Calendars

2013 is here, and what better to do on a rainy Winter day than coordinate your year with the 2013 DF Show Schedule? Clinic dates will be added as the season progresses; please keep an eye out for updates. Of course, the listed shows are not set in stone, so we would love to hear what you would like to do. Let us know what your 2013 goals are, so that we make sure to help you achieve them by going to the right qualifiers!

Jan 19-20 Pippa Funnell Clinic @ Galway
Jan 26-27 Hawley Bennett Clinic @ DF
Feb 2-3 Galway Downs Horse Trials BN-OI
Feb 15-17 Fresno Horse Trials Intro-OP
March 1-3 Twin Rivers Horse Trails BN-A
March 15-17 3 Day Ranch Intro-AI (only if really needed!)
March 23-24 Hawley Bennett @ DF
March 28-31 Galway Downs International Horse Trials N-A, CIC*, CIC**, CIC***
April 10-14 Twin Rivers International Three Day BN-A, CCI*, CCI**, CIC***
April 24-28 Rolex Three Day Event (possible attendance)
April 26-28 Fresno Horse Trials Intro-OP, FEH (if not at Rolex)
May 8-12 Jersey Fresh International Three Day CIC**, CIC***, CCI**, CCI***
May 10-12 Galway Downs Horse Trials BN-I, YEH (if not at Jersey Fresh)
May 24-26 Woodside Horse Trials BN-A, Preliminary Challenge
June 8-9 Copper Meadows Horse Trials BN-OI (only if really needed!)
June 19-22 Far West Regional Morgan Horse Show
July 24-28 Rebecca Farm International Three Day N-OI, T3D, FEH, YEH, CIC*, CIC***, CCI*, CCI**
Aug 9-11 Woodside Horse Trials BN-A, YEH
Aug 14-17 Morgan Medallion Regional Horse Show
Sept 6-8 Copper Meadows Horse Trials BN-OI (only if really needed!)
Sept 18-22 Twin Rivers Horse Trials BN-A, Training Challenge, YEH Championship
Oct 4-6 Woodside International Horse Trials BN-A, CIC*, CIC**, CIC***
Oct 12-19 World Championship Morgan Horse Show
Oct 31-Nov 3 Galway Downs International Three Day N-OP, T3D, CCI*, CCI**, CCI***
Nov 15-17 Fresno Horse Trials Intro-OP



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