Last weekend Jessica and Blake competed in their first 3 phase event and came out with double clear and with a win! Her dressage showed some baby moments, but Blake was a beast on the cross country, taking on each fence like a pro! She did the same coming into Stadium not a bit tired. Congratulations to these two! It will be exciting to see how they develop.
The judging was tough at this year’s 4H State Horse Show. Sierra and Smooth as Scotch competed in Senior Ranch, Novice Hunt Seat, and Over Fences; and although they had some beautiful rides they just couldn’t quite capture a win. They rode a beautiful dressage test with a score of 69.2 placing them 4th and then end the show strong by placing 6th out of 20 in both of their over fences classes. I am proud of her for sticking it out and continuing to fight for the 3 day show.
I just need to brag on this young lady. Sierra has been riding with me for five years, training in Western Pleasure, Ranch, Showmanship, Horsemanship, Hunter Under Saddle, Huntwr Equitation, and Over Fences. In January, she was the first person to sit on Astronome and was responsible for putting his first few rides on him. Since then, I have ridden him sporadically over the past four months. Sierra rode him once last week and then this weekend, Sierra guided Astronome through his first show. She did such an incredible job with him and I am incredibly proud of the young horse woman she has become. There are many great years to come!
Congratulations to Jessica, Blake, and Blue for their success in the 2ft jumpers at the Brownland No Frills today. Jessica took 1st and 2nd on her 4 year old Blake, and earned two second place finishes on Blue in classes of 15 riders! Blue is currently for sale. Contact Aelin Herrington at 615-653-9733 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This is R Pippi Longstocking. She originally came to me 4 years ago to learn more about her job as a riding pony. She then returned to me months later to further her training by learning to jump. Pip had a bit of an up and down training career with various riders, but there were a few of us who believed this pony had huge potential. Roughly 3 years ago a girl named Kendall bought her and began training her for Eventing. They have been a fantastic team. They recently just competed in their first Training Level Event in Florida and finished in 3rd!
It is so amazing and heart warming to see how far this 14.2 buckskin mare has come. It’s even more amazing to see her competing at 3’3″ and placing so well!
This is going to be one fantastic show pony. With just 30 days of training with Aelin she is nearly ready for foe the 2017 show season. Check out her video at https://youtu.be/7smaac_HnEw
It was an amazing first season for MM Mags Son of a Gun. At the beginning of November 2015, MM Mags Son of a Gun was an unbroke 7 year old stallion who was an International Grand Champion Stallion and 2 year old Stallion in Halter as a 2 year old. By April 2016, he needed to be able to compete in Halter, Showmanship, Hunt Seat, Western Pleasure, and Horsemanship while being ridden one handed.
At his first show on April 23rd, MM Mags Son of a Gun impressed the judges by winning Western Pleasure 19 & Over and Halter Stallions under both judges, 3 & 5 in Most Colorful, and 2nd in Showmanship under both judges.
On May 21st & 22nd MM Mags Son of a Gun competed in Halter, Most Colorful, Western Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Hunt Seat Equitation, and Hunter Under Saddle. He continued to impress the judges by taking home 5 First Place ribbons, 1 Second Place, 1 Third, and 1 Fourth on Saturday, and 7 First Place ribbons and 1 Second Place ribbon on Sunday.
MM Mags Son of a Gun then competed in his first nationally recognized POA show, The Southeast Regional, on June 17th – 19th. With just 7 months of under saddle training MM Mags Son of a Gun took home the blue in Western Pleasure, Western Horsemanship, and Showmanship. He took second in Halter, Hunter Under Saddle, and Hunter in Hand, and finished a single third in Hunt Seat Equitation. He also, claimed the 19 & Over Equitation Championship award.
The next show was the Eastern Classic on August 19th – 21st. MM Mags Son of a Gun only competed in two of the three days and still accumulated enough points to earn the 19 & Over Equitation Reserve Champion award and was 3rd in the all around standings. He showed strong in Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle earning 1st and 2nd place under 3 judges. On Sunday he won both Horsemanship and Equitation under all 3 judges.
The final show of the 2016 season was September 23rd and 24th in Lebanon, Tennessee and MM Mags Son of a Gun finished the season exceptionally strong with a nearly perfect show. This show we added 19 & Over Hunter Over Fences to his class list. He won all of his classes under both judges both days except for in one showmanship classes where one judge placed him 2nd.
MM Mags Son of a Gun is an exceptional stallion. He started his show season under saddle with just five months of training and ended his season with 10 months of training, and won more than the majority of his classes. At the Tennessee State POA Award Banquet MM Mags Son of a Gun was awarded the Champion Stallions Award and the Reserve Champion 19 & Over Award. His National Standings are top 10 for All Around 19 & Over and top 5 in Halter Stallions with points accumulated from just two nationally recognized shows.
MM Mags Son of a Gun is now accepting mares for the 2017 breeding season at Grandview Downs in Eagleville, Tennessee. This stallion has an exceptional mind and trainability. Do not miss this opportunity to breed your mares!