Just got this in the mail!! Thank you Warmbloods Today Magazine and Liz Cornell for writing such a nice article. I have extra copies to give out!! Photographers John and Heather please message me with your address and I'll send you a copy!! ... See MoreSee Less
All the horses are still competing well this weekend. Blue ribbons and great scores!🏅🏅 The highlight of this weekend is Hailey Guard on Coves Darden Ingenio earned their USDF silver medal!!! Hailey has done such an amazing job with Ingenio that she received this honor in just her first two PSG's!! ... See MoreSee Less
70% club! Luke McLaughlin riding Coves-Darden Barnate CDF had two great rides with two amazing scores, 75 and 76%, solid tests and great performance!
Guateque, also from Coves-Darden, was steady as a rock and won his third level class with a 72%!
Ashley Wimmer on Somerhall won her I-1 freestyle with a 76%! It was such a beautiful ride that we all got goosebumps and cried! She is so lucky to have her daughter, Collier Wimmer, artistically create music to match the horse! ... See MoreSee Less
Two more champions today!! Marc and Karen Guerra's mare Trijintje v.d. Bokkefarm put in a solid ride at 4th level winning the class!! Coves Darden stallion Police won his I-2 class. As all good champions do, he understands that the body must rest after a work out😀 ... See MoreSee Less
Beautiful, foggy morning at TIEC. It's so inspiring to watch these talented ladies school their horses before their rides! Hailey Guard riding CovesDarden's stallion Ingenio in their first PSG!! Great ride and Haileys first score towards her silver!! Sandie Gaines riding Flairance, won her division in the PSG!! What an elegant mare! Congrats!! And more to come!! ... See MoreSee Less
Not bad for day one at Raleigh!! Some big scores yesterday!! Kim Clark and Duvaldez scored a whoppings 78%!!! Caitlin Oikemus and Athena scored a 71% at third level, Sandie Gaines and Flairance scored a 65% at 4th level ( I believe this is their high score so far at this level). Trijntje v.d. Bokkefarm owned by Marc and Karen Guerra received high score at 4th level. Cove Darden stallion Guateque did his first 3rd level freestyle ( of which we just started working on Monday) won his division with a 70%!! Thank you Collier Wimmer for the music!! Now, on to day 2!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Back again competing at Raleigh!! So much goes into it besides going up the centerline!! One of my best friends and awesome groom is camping with Caitlin and I, as she always does, Lauren Brittain!! I'm very grateful👏👍🏼❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
I just returned from 3 days of teaching wonderful people at wonderful farms!! First stop was at Susan Selveys farm. There I worked with some very talented horses and riders!! It was fun to see Susan again and work with great horse and rider combinations Then on to David and Michelle Foldens farm Stono River Riding Academy. At Stono there was a big turn out of amazing horses and riders at every level and ages from Jr to adult!! It was so rewarding to see the improvement from the last time I was there which wasn't to long ago. David and Michelle have a super program and I'm privileged to come and help everyone! The most entertaining part of the weekend was this dog ( not sure which one it is cause they have a million) being dragged by the drag!! ... See MoreSee Less
Michelle FoldenOk, to set it straight.... We have 7 crazy, glorious rescue dogs!! I have a hard time saying no and Mr.David is even worse!! The adorable dog chasing the drag is JJ. We were fortunate enough to adopt him out 4 times!! (Yes...4!!!). He was returned 4 times😩🤔. JJ chose me as his person. Lucky me, I have a canine shadow!!😳😬😀. However, they are loved and completely entertain us. And one more thing,,, when we go to a horse show--- dogs do not, I repeat do not bother our horses!! On a leash or loose. At the end of the day, it is part of our "master" training program😂😂😂😭😜