If you’ve been on our Facebook page, you’ve probably seen photos of our favorite “baby dinosaur” Walt! This past month, Katie rode Walt in a lesson with CDI Grand Prix dressage rider Allison Kavey of Rivendell Dressage. Below are a few clips from the video and as you can tell, Walt is progressing quite well in his dressage training!
Originally purchased by Paige Ervin as a growing 3 year old, Walt only had 60-days of under saddle training before coming to KWE to further his education in September 2018. At 18.3h, Katie and Paige have taken their time with Walt to ensure that he’s given enough time to physically develop. He has proved to be such a naturally talented youngster that the plan is to enter a few 4-year-old Materiale Classes in hopes of qualifying to compete at Dressage at Devon.
Big CONGRATS to Allyson and our schoolmaster Mr. Indiscretion (aka “Trip”) for a successful show at Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Horse Trials this past weekend! They finished 3rd in their Training Rider division and had a lot of fun along the way!
1/5: The Maryland Horse Trials Cross Derby (Adamstown, MD)
Kate Thresher with Silver Bop: 3rd in Beginner Novice-B
Kudos to everyone that braved the weather at this weekend’s Donation Derby hosted by The Maryland Horse Trials! And special shoutout to KWE student Kate Thresher and her horse Silver Bop for winning their Beginner Novice division!
Big CONGRATS to KWE friend Angie Francart of Sleeping Fox Farm Thoroughbred Rescue on her great rides at the Virginia Horse Trials this past weekend! She finished 11th in the Open Beginner Novice division with her longtime partner Ark of Ages. And she completed the Training Rider competition with her new partner Arsinoe.
Only a few more shows before we officially finish the 2018 show season!
Team KWE was at The Maryland Horse Trials‘ Starter Event #2 this past weekend, where Katie competed and coached! Katie and youngster Grateful Heart finished on their dressage score to place 3rd in the Novice-C division. And student Jill Mikash returned from a 3-year competition hiatus to finish 8th in the Beginner Novice-A division with her horse Harvey. Well done Jill!
Click on these links for videos from the weekend:
9/15: CDCTA Horse Trials (Berryville, VA)
- Angie Francart with Arsinoe: 13th in Open Training-2
- Elizabeth Rivera with Consuela: 13th in Open Novice-3
- Kate Thresher with Silver Bop: 7th in Open Beginner Novice-1
8/18-19: Waredaca Summer Horse Trials (Laytonsville, MD)
- Angie Francart with Ark of Ages: 5th in Open Beginner Novice
- Angie Francart with Arsinoe: 12th in Open Novice
8/11-12: Fair Hill International August Horse Trials (Elkton, MD)
- Goldie Roth with Rain Dancer: 6th in Preliminary Rider