Monday, August 24, 2015

Dragonfire To Host William Fox-Pitt

William Fox-Pitt aboard Tamarillo

We are truly honored to announced that William Fox-Pitt will be traveling to California to teach and will be at Dragonfire Farm January 23-24, 2016 for a two day jumping clinic. This Eventing World Champion is known for his thoughtful and precise teaching style that will delight the auditors as much as the participants. Brought to you by Scott Hayes Productions, please follow the link to their website to purchase tickets for riding or auditing at Dragonfire. Spaces are limited, and will undoubtably go fast!


Born in 1969 and having ridden from a young age, William started eventing at the age of 15.  Encouraged by his parents, both of whom completed Badminton and Burghley, he represented Britain throughout his teens, winning individual Silver at the Junior Europeans in 1987, Young Rider Team Gold medals in successive European Championships in 1988 and 1989 and completing Badminton himself at the age of 20. His first Burghley win five years later established him as a regular on the senior British Team and guaranteed him a ticket to the Atlanta Olympics in 1996.

William was the first British rider to become eventing’s World No 1, a distinction he achieved in 2002, 2009, 2010 and again in 2014.  He has represented his country consistently over the past 16 years, winning team Silver at the 2012 London Olympics, team Silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics, team Bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, team Silver and Individual Bronze at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, Individual Bronze at the 2013 European Championships in Malmo, team Gold and Individual Silver at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, team Silver at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen, and team Bronze at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez.  He has won seven team Gold medals at the European Championships and has been the British No 1 eleven times.

He is the only rider to have won five out of the six CCI****’s worldwide having won Burghley (1994, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011), Badminton (2004 & 2015), Luhmuhlen (2008), Rolex Kentucky (2010, 2012, 2014) and Pau (2011, 2013).  He has won the HSBC FEI Classics, a series linking the top six Three-Day Events in the world,  four times (2008, 2010, 2012 and again in 2014) and finished second in 2011.

In 2011 William became the first rider to win a record six Burghley titles (on six different horses) and became one of the first riders to ever win a CCI*, CCI** and CCI*** at the same event on the same day - a feat acheived at Tattersalls, Ireland.

William has won an unprecedented 14 CCI****'s, 50 CCI three-day events and 21 CIC one-day events.  His achievements in the sport make him one of the most successful British event riders of all time.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Soul Twain DF Scores Big!

Soul Twain DF and Earl McFall
Soul Twain DF made a big splash in his fist appearance in competition at the Woodside USEA Future Event Horse series. In the Yearling division, he wowed the judges with his stunning good looks and his willing temperament, as he showed his athleticism on the triangle. Not only did he win this class handily, he also earned the highest score of the day for all ages with an impressive 87+%.

Expertly shown by Earl McFall, and owned by Natalie Jensen of Atwater, California, Soul Twain DF is a shining example of what a full thoroughbred can be. By The Twain who brings Nijinsky and Sir Tristram to the forefront of his pedigree, and out of Lady's Comet who is by Comet Shine, Soul Twain's pedigree is chocked full of eventing super stars. This colt seems not to be satisfied resting on the good name of his relatives though, as he was all business and truly a class act at his first show.

We eagerly look forward to his return to Woodside later this year for the USEA Future Event Horse West Coast Championships!

Soul Twain DF poses with his owner, Natalie Jensen, and his breeders, Earl and Jennifer McFall

Friday, August 14, 2015

Dragonfire To Host Hawley Bennett September 27, 2015

Get ready for some fun in our last clinic of the year with Hawley at Dragonfire! We will be hosting this crowd favorite September 27 for a one day tune up of jumping exercises designed to whip you into shape before Woodside and Galway. The clinic fee is $105 for intimate sized groups that will guarantee that Hawley will be able to give you the attention you need to improve. The Dragonfire facility also boasts a fantastically large ring with several types of stadium and cross country type obstacles that will give you the challenge you desire. Auditors will be just as pleased with the large seating area on the raised berm and a sound system to hear all of Hawley's instruction.

Be a part of this sensational rider's team as she continues to set the international scene on fire and learn from her vast experience. Make checks out to Dragonfire and send to 13247 Orange Rd. Wilton, CA 95693 to reserve your spot now, along with your experience level. Spaces in the clinic will not be held without payment. VERY limited stabling is available for those traveling over distance for $40/day.

There will be no refunds on clinic fees unless your spot can be filled from a wait list. Late entries will only be accepted if space warrants, and will be on a CASH basis only.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Congratulations Stephanie!

Liberty Twain DF pc: Sherry Stewart
Congratulations to Stephanie Nicoria on her purchase of Liberty Twain DF! This filly has a family tree that screams top shelf eventer, and she has the looks to go along with that blue blooded pedigree. This filly's sire is the The Twain, who brings Green Dancer, Nijinsky, and Sir Tristram all to the very front of the papers. While her dam is by the late and great, Comet Shine, sire of US superstar, Courageous Comet. We simply can't wait to see what this full thoroughbred filly will blossom into for Stephanie in the future!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Let's Go DF Wins Rebecca Farm FEH

Let's Go DF and Earl McFall
The 2014 West Coast USEA Future Event Horse Champion, Let's Go DF, continued his winning ways in his under saddle debut at Rebecca Farm. The promise he showed last year was realized as he gave a beautiful performance in the Four Year Old Young Event Horse class, winning with a 78%. By Linaro (holst) and out of Rani D (holst/tb), this stunning gelding has all of the attributes of a top class event horse. With the best blood the Holsteiner breed has to offer, as well as a healthy dose of race blood, "Scotty" is a serious horse for the future. His physical attributes are certainly impressive, but his willingness to learn and cool temperament during competition should also be praised. Combined with Earl's talent and experience, we expect to see this combination at the top of many leaderboards. This is the second year in a row that a Dragonfire bred prospect has won this class, with Axiom DF taking home the blue in 2014 with Earl in the irons.

Owned by the Let's Go DF Syndicate, Earl and Scotty now how the 2015 YEH Championships set firmly in their sights and look to be top contenders for the tricolor!


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