Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Academy @ Dragonfire Gears Up For The Jingle Bell Show


Come one, come all, to our annual Jingle Bell Show at Dragonfire! The show will be held on December 13, starting at 10:00 with classes for all ages. There will be something for everyone as students perform Dressage tests, jumping rounds, games, and also decorate their ponies and horses with holiday cheer. To finish the afternoon, we will again be hosting a hot soup buffet in the lounge to warm up the spectators and riders alike. We can't wait to see you here and celebrate another wonderful year together!

Enjoy this video of last year's show!


Saturday, November 29, 2014

DF Shines at West Coast FEH Championships

The Dragonfire breeding program was well represented at the 2014 USEA Future Event Horse Championships at Galway Downs with Let's Go DF and Simple Dreams DF challenging the Three Year Old and Yearlings classes. Each of these individuals displayed an undeniable star quality above and beyond the required athletic ability and tractability needed to be successful.

Let's Go DF
Let's Go DF is a stunning example of the modern day Event horse. He is solidly and correctly built, his light and airy movement keeps him floating easily above the ground, and his quiet temperament makes him a dream to work around. His sire is the Holsteiner, Linaro, who is double Ladykiller (TB) and Cor De La Bryere (Selle Francais), two of the most sought after names in jumping history. and his dam is a Holsteiner/Thoroughbred cross that is a winning Event horse herself. Let's Go DF won the West Coast Three Year Old FEH Championship, before being named the 2014 Overall FEH Champion with Earl McFall at the lead.


Simple Dreams DF

Simple Dreams DF was all business as she claimed the West Coast Yearling Championship. With her purposeful movement and focus on the task at hand, she wowed the judges with her performance. Not only did she win her age group, but she also came third in the overall championship, right behind Let's Go DF and the Reserve Champion Three Year Old. Simple Dreams DF is by Dragonfire Kirin, a World Champion Morgan in his own right, and the sire champions. Her dam is an Irish Sport Horse by the incomparable Master Imp, and out of a Cavalier Royale mare, breeding known worldwide for producing Olympic Champions.


If you are looking for the stars of the future, look no further than Dragonfire Farm. We are committed to breeding and producing America's best and brightest event horses.




Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Rising Stars: Amanda Blake and Tahoe's Prize DF

Amanda and Tahoe enjoy some quiet time together at Twin Rivers
Amanda Blake and her four year old Thoroughbred, Tahoe's Prize DF, have had a sensational first year together competing up and down the West Coast together. They spent the Summer taking clinics, traveling to schoolings, and competing in the YEH in Montana. As their experiences together deepened the partnership, the two emerged victorious, taking first place in the Beginner Novice division at Twin Rivers. They continued down the coast to Galway Downs, where they had a very confident move up to the Novice level. Keep an eye out for them, because we are most certain that there will be more blues in the future for this fantastic pair!

Amanda and Tahoe go cross country schooling

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Congratulations Hawley!

Calamity Twain DF
 We are very excited to announce that Hawley Bennett has selected Calamity Twain DF as her next upper level prospect. Hawley knows exactly what it takes to compete at the top of the sport of Eventing, with two Olympics and a WEG Silver Medal already to her name, and she knows that classic Thoroughbred blood will get you there. "Olive" is impressively bred, being by The Twain, and out of a line bred Mr. Prospector/Native Dancer mare. At just two years old, she certainly already has the looks and temperament that make her an obvious choice for the future.

In keeping with her theme of festive libations, Hawley will be renaming this stunning filly Bikini Martini. We are thrilled with this pairing and can hardly wait to see what great things the future holds for them. Congratulations Hawley and Olive!

Now known as Bikini Martini

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dragonfire Mourns The Loss of Classic Twain DF

Classic Twain DF
A bright star has burned out too soon with the loss of Classic Twain DF. At just five years old, "Jake" had already shown the world that he was one to keep an eye on, and had garnered many fans with his steamy good looks and extravagant jump. Jake will forever be missed here at Dragonfire, as we wonder  as to what might have been in his future career.

Below is a video of his final jump school, a clinic with Buck Davidson before his Galway Downs Training level run.

video

Rest In Peace

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Congratulations Karen!

Tim and Jennifer
We are extremely happy to congratulate Karen Burks of Berkeley, CA, on her purchase of Tim Terrific. Karen was looking for that 'once in a lifetime' partner and she couldn't have found a better horse to fit that description! Tim has been a barn favorite here at Dragonfire over the past few years, and was enjoyed by both Earl and Jennifer McFall up through the 1* level. Karen will no doubt benefit from his experience and will climb the levels herself in the future with the guidance of her trainer, Heidi Riddle. Best wishes to Karen and this special horse!

Tim and Earl

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Dragonfire Kirin Salutes His 2014 Winning Progeny

Dragonfire Kirin
Our senior stallion, Dragonfire Kirin, continues to be a relevant sire both in the show arena and the sport field. Kirin's own performance record is more than impressive with World Champion titles in Four Year Old Hunter Pleasure, Open Hunter Pleasure, Youth Hunter Pleasure, Training Level Dressage, First Level Dressage Open and Amateur, and Second Level Dressage. He has countless national and regional titles to his credit. He is also doubled registered as an American Warmblood and has been successful at both open Dressage shows and in Eventing. As a sire, Dragonfire Kirin passes on his desire to please, sensibility, and a sound athletic ability.

Art In Motion
Natalie Jensen piloted her own Art In Motion (Dragonfire Kirin x GPM Jewel B) the to 2014 World Champion Jumper title this year inOklahoma City under the Dragonfire banner. This pair was unstoppable, with wins in all three of the Grand National Jumper qualifiers, before being awarded the much coveted tricolor and roses.

Lightyear
Following in his father's footsteps, Lightyear (Dragonfire Kirin x Festival Shady Lady), was crowned a World Champion in Youth Hunter Pleasure. Shown by Abby Jacobi and owned by Sandra Gruen, "Buzz" is under the guidance of Rushton Stables.

Dragonfire Wasabi
The 2014 World Champion Four Year Old Western Pleasure horse was the incomparable beauty, Dragonfire Wasabi (Grand Cru Beaujolais x Dragonfire Nova by Dragonfire Kirin). Owned by Madi Fitzgerald and presented by Kelly Kraegel of Cottonwood Creek Ranch, this young stallion has a very bright future ahead of him.

Simple Dreams DF
Dragonfire Farm proudly presented the 2014 West Coast USEA Yearling Future Event Horse Champion, Simple Dreams DF. Handled by Earl McFall, "Pixie" was a show-stopper with her purposeful stride and confident attitude. She is by Dragonfire Kirin and out of the ISH mare, Highland Empress, who is by the great Master Imp and out of a Cavalier Royale mare.

Rouge Et Blanc DF
Madison Langerak has enjoyed an incredibly successful year with Rouge Et Blanc DF. Guided by Mittleider Eventing, Madison and "Roger" have earned blue ribbons at Training level, year end awards including Junior Event Rider of the Year, and also the Triple Crown Junior Young Rider PRO Scholarship. Rouge Et Blanc DF is by Dragonfire Kirin and out of the Thoroughbred mare, A Buccaneer's Life.


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Watch Cori Davis In Her First Advanced Cross Country

We are so proud of Cori Davis and her horse, A Golden Effort, and their achievements this season. Not only did they win the CIC** at Copper Meadows this Summer, but they also successfully moved up to the Advanced level at Twin Rivers Ranch. We are thrilled to be a part of their journey and can't wait to see what 2015 has in store for them!



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