Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Rouge Et Blanc DF Wins National Eventing Title

Rouge Et Blanc DF with Jennifer McFall
Congratulations to Rouge Et Blanc DF and owner Madison Langerak on a fantastic Summer season that culminated in winning the 2013 National Half Morgan Event Horse of the year! Rouge Et Blanc DF is by the Morgan sire, Dragonfire Kirin, and out of the Thoroughbred mare, A Buccaneer's Life. His kind and willing nature combined with his superior form over a fence makes for a highly competitive horse in the event world.
"Roger" and Madison are a serious team to watch as they are strong in the Dressage, and remain penalty free after that. We wish them great success in 2014!!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Ride Times For February 8th Bea DiGrazia Dressage Clinic

We are so excited to welcome Bea DiGrazia to Dragonfire as a valued clinician. Her eventing roots are deep, as growing up, her family could be considered the "First Family of Eventing". She has not only won Young Rider Championships in Eventing and gathered top places in the World's toughest International Championships, but she has also been on United States High Performance teams in Eventing, Dressage, and skiing! Her students have been highly successfully Internationally, representing their countries at Junior, PanAm, and Olympic Championships. Bea's strong knowledge of event horses competing in Dressage is unparalleled in our country and we are truly lucky to have her here. And as a bonus, her impish humor will keep you relaxed and ready to learn!

Please be ready and warmed up before your ride time so that not only can we keep our tight schedule running smoothly, but also so you can get the most out of your lesson as possible.

7:30 Earl McFall
8:15 Jennifer McFall
9:00 Kristi Nunnink
9:45 Jennifer McFall
10:30 Kristi Nunnink
11:15 Jennifer McFall

30 minute break

12:30 Cori Davis
1:15 Hailey Popham
2:00 Amanda Blake
2:45 Kammy Bhala
3:15 Caroline Dein
4:00 Kate Lathrop
4:45 Makena Graber

Let's learn and grow! Onward and upward!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Deer Creek Pony Club Begins 2014 Meetings At Dragonfire

Deer Creek Pony Club began it's 2014 season with its first unmounted meeting at Dragonfire last night. Taylor McFall (D3) started the evening with a braiding demonstration and invited other club members to try their hands at braiding her ponies, Prince and Rosie. C1, Nutty Davis then had a wonderful diagram prepared on the anatomy of an equine leg, as well as a model of the bone structure that the members passed around.  Jennifer McFall finished the night with an evaluation of conformation on 3*** Event Horse, High Times, 4 year Old Young Event Horse Champion, Classic Twain DF, and finally Miss Ruby Slippers, a champion Morgan Western Pleasure mare. Members were able to compare the builds of the different horses and see how function follows form.

Deer Creek is still accepting members and has a wonderful 2014 season planned filled with informative lectures, riding, rallies and field trips for members of all ages. Don't miss out!!!

Monday, January 20, 2014

2013 Student Of The Year: Cori Davis

A coach's pride after an amazing ride.
We are very proud to announce that Team DF's 2013 Student of the Year is Cori Davis. Cori's quiet determination and faith in her horse, A Golden Effort, have been major factors in her monumental climb this past year. Combined with the fact that Cori never stops competing, especially in clutch moments or at times when a sense of humor is required, and you have a clear path to success.

Believe to achieve.

2013 began with Cori at the Preliminary level, and a maiden FEI rider. With talent, guts, and an aggressive plan, 2013 ended with Cori catapulting herself successfully into the CCI** ranks and onto the Eventing 25 High Performance training squad with US Coach, David O'Connor. 

A perfect pair.
Cori's 2014 goals include representing Area VI at the North American Young Rider Championships at the 2** level, a lofty goal we have no doubt she can achieve. Cori's busy schedule doesn't stop there, as she will also continue her studies at college as well as teach future stars to ride in the Academy@Dragonfire, along with spending evenings as a hostess at a local restaurant. Keep up the hard work, Cori, it pays off. Congratulations, we are so proud!

2013, what a year!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Bea DiGrazia and Hawley Bennett Clinics Open

Are you ready for this??
Are you ready to win big in 2014? You're going to need a helping hand, and Dragonfire has the clinic to help you achieve your lofty goals this season! We have Bea DiGrazia, Dressage extraordinaire, scheduled February 8. She will be giving private dressage lessons on a very limited basis for $135. Hawley Bennett will help get your jumping in order February 22-23 for $215.

Please send checks made out to Dragonfire including a note on the level that you ride at to secure your spot. Limited stabling available.

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Wilton, CA 95693


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