Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Chosen By a Saddlebred

I bought an American Saddlebred for dressage. More specifically, I bought a newly started, roughly 16 hand, 3-year-old palomino colt to gently get back into dressage… as an adult amatuer rider, who never really had much experience working with “baby” horses. However, before I get into how that’s going, I need to back up a bit and ex

Kid Friendly

JAG Kalico Kid is the third generation of Kathy Gilker’s careful breeding. He is kind, intelligent, fun to be around, forgiving, well-behaved, polite, versatile, and loves attention. “He has done everything I have asked of him willingly. Kid showed in western and sidesaddle, hunter and over fences, dressage, and combined training,” Kathy recalls.  “Once at a combined training show, Kid took me around a jump course even when I lost a stirrup at one jump and a rein at another.”

“Nautica’l” Adventures

Nautica is every teenage horse girl's dream; tall, dark, and handsome with a big personality and heart to match.

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Around the Office

Meet the Instructor – Emily Gill, Louisville, OH

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Meet Emily Gill! She is USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist, a 2017 Graduate of the University of Findlay, and a USDF Certified Instructor at Training – First Level. How I got started in dressage: I was doing Hunter/Jumpers...

Meet the Committee Chair – Jean Kraus, Technical Delegates Committee

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Meet the L Graduate – Linda Currie

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Linda Currie is a USDF Silver Medalist and L Graduate with Distinction. She has many competitive accomplishments including multiple wins at the Great American/USDF Region 8 Championships & NEDA Fall Festival, and a Championship...

Meet the L Graduate – Cindy Roesener

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Cindy Roesener is the owner/trainer at CLR Stables, based in Stockton, NJ, as well as a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist, who has successfully shown FEI through Intermediate 2. She spends her days training...
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