Friday, August 23, 2013

The Twain Has A 100% Conception Rate For 2013

In his first season standing at Dragonfire, our Thoroughbred stallion, The Twain, has a perfect record in the breeding shed. We are very anxiously waiting now for the arrival of these 2014 foals:

Quite Fetching, Holsteiner Mare, owned by Bunnie Sexton
Paul's Accolades, Thoroughbred Mare, owned by Crow's Ear Farm
Bundurria Garota, Argentine Sport Horse, owned by Arion Equestrian
Stella Artios, Thoroughbred Mare (by Comet Shine), owned by Dragonfire
Lady's Comet, Thoroughbred Mare (by Comet Shine), owned by Dragonfire
Warbird Commander, Thoroughbred Mare (by Birdstone), owned by Dragonfire

Congratulations to everyone and we can't wait for all of those baby pictures!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Video Update: Let's Go DF

Dragonfire is extremely proud of the quality of horses our breeding program is producing, and Let's Go DF is a shining example of what we have been up to here in Wilton. By Linaro and out of Rani D, "Scotty" is a 2011 Holsteiner gelding with a 1/4 TB blood. Scotty's movement and jump are nothing less than amazing, leaving you to wonder if he is really made out of rubber. His temperament is equally impressive, easily backed this Summer and happily going along with a rider in good form and balance. I know we are all eager to see what this great talent will do in the future!

Let's Go DF

Scotty shows he has a bit of jump in him.

My first ride on Scotty

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Congratulations Madison!

Rouge Et Blanc DF in his Training level move up at August Woodside
Congratulations to the Langerak Family on their purchase of Rouge Et Blanc DF for their daughter, Madison. By Dragonfire Kirin and out of the race-bred mare, A Buccaneer's Life, "Roger" is an A+ performer with a heart the size of Texas. We are just thrilled that he has chosen such a sweet and motivated girl in Madison, and are eager to see her reach her goals of riding on the ChampionshipYoung Rider Team for Area 9. Certainly, under the direction of Mittleider Eventing, we will see Madison and Roger standing on a podium soon!

Madison and Roger begin their partnership. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Rebecca Farms Remains The Number #1 Destination Show For Eventers

Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, MT, will surely continue to enjoy the title of largest event in the US for years to come. It would earn this feather in its cap on its own merit, but to make it even more enticing it is surrounded by the beauty of Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake and Whitefish. This world class venue offers divisions Novice through CIC***, as well as the classic format for Novice and Training level, which makes it possible for amateurs and top professionals alike to perform on the same stage. Management brings everyone even closer together with fantastic hospitality that ranges from scones brought to riders and grooms in the morning to a great exhibitors dinner and party Saturday night.

Not only did I get to enjoy riding their outstanding Novice, Preliminary, and CIC*** tracks designed by Ian Stark, I was also deeply honored to interview for the "Big Becky" International Travel Grant. The Broussard Family's generosity toward the sport knows no bounds, and their dedication to see the United States improve its horsemanship is apparent not just through their grants but also in the love they give to making this show one of the best in the world.

Needless to say, we can't wait until The Event at Rebecca Farm 2014!

High Times and Jennifer McFall perform the dreaded CIC*** halt to rein back to canter movement.

High Times continues to show that he loves the big tracks.

High Times cools out after cross country with the expert help of Dougie Hannum and Team DF.

High Times found the show jumping a little overwhelming. The nine year old gelding finished the weekend in 14th place. 
Cori Davis and A Golden Effort continue their upward climb towards the Young Rider team next year. They gained valuable experience in the Open Intermediate division at Rebecca.

Caroline Dein had an unfortunate bout of cellulitis with her mare, Lucid Opposition, preventing her from jumping. But, Caroline, kept her chin up and gave Lucy great care to bring her back for the next show.

Tim Terrific, ever stylish, through his Dressage paces with Jennifer McFall  in the Open Preliminary.

Jennifer gave Tim a calculated ride over the championship course, adding a good education to the six year old's resume and a clear round, but adding time to his score. 

Tim Terrific had an incredibly stylish clear round stadium, again adding time to his score putting him in 11th place. 

Global Children and Sophia Zeier were all guts in the Training Three Day. With a fast and clear round cross country and Sophie's elbow grease, this team was polished and looking fabulous for a 12th place finish.

Earl McFall expertly piloted Daisy around the Novice Three Day. The expressive mare was impressed with the atmosphere and had a bit of a rough dressage. But their jumping brought them back to 12th in the end.

Amateur rider, Natalie Jensen, did a beautiful job riding five year old, Merriewold Kasey, for Merriewold Morgans. He too was a little overwhelmed in the big ring for Dressage, but jumped like a champ and ended in 9th in the Novice Three Day. 

Rouge Et Blanc DF is always foot perfect. He was great in all three phases and went double clear in both of his jumping efforts with Jennifer McFall aboard for 6th in Open Novice. 

DF Sponsor, Frilly Fillies, made this fantastic "Halt Cancer @ X" custom bonnet for the show.

Team DF in Montana 2013.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

New Facebook Page!

Want to keep up with all of the latest and most recent news on Team DF? Like our new Dragonfire Farm Facebook Page to be up-to-date on what's going on at the farm and at our shows. Don't miss a moment of our fun-loving clients' shenanigans, our shows,  or our super-star young stock for sale!

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