GREATER DAYTON is upon us!

Well, Greater Dayton is here.  We are about as prepared as we can get.  I have done all I can do to get ready for my first Prelim.  The girls are well prepared , even if they don’t think so.  We are ready to have a really fun weekend with a lot of great riding.  And I am looking forward to hearing my favorite words ……..

“10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, ……… Have a great ride!”

 

Good luck everyone!  GO TEAM WETHERBROOKE!

See you at the finish line.

Joy

Ike’s first show

Ike was fantastic at his first show on May 2nd.  Elizabeth rode well, and Ike scored a 62% and 63% on his Intro. Test A and B.  He was quiet, well behaved, and especially CUTE!  We are really proud of our Pony and our Pony Trainer, Elizabeth!  A big thank you goes out to Julie for being our groom that day!  I thoroughly enjoyed playing the role of “owner” and not “rider”.  

Ike and Abe will make their grand entrance into the hunter world tomorrow at Twin Towers.  Julie and Elizabeth will be competing in ground poles with the ponies and in Low and Open with their own girls, Sapphie and Celine.  GO TEAM WETHERBROOKE!!!

OTHER NEWS—

Karen will be leasing McCrae from us  this summer.  We are really happy to have a project for her.  He is doing very well walk- trot, and I am looking forward to helping her get him ready for his first show.  

We are also pleased to announce that our new ditches and trekehner are ready for jumping!  If it ever stops raining, we will have some x-c schoolings over our new fences.  Jeff has the galloping lanes mowed, and we are ready to go for the spring.

May

May is almost here, and we have so much going on!  This Saturday will be Ike’s first ever show!  Elizabeth is going to show him in the intro. division.  I can’t wait to see him in action!  I just hope he behaves himself.

Kate and Wade will both celebrate birthdays this month—Kate will be 9 on the 6th and Wade will be 3 on the 22nd.  How time flies…..

Greater Dayton is upon us.  The Wetherbrooke Farm Eventing Team is looking to do great things this year.  Elizabeth will go out at BN, Jule (due to the fact she is still at school) will go out at Starter, and Joy will try Prelim for the first time.  We are all very excited!

April

April has been a really busy month here at Wetherbrooke Farm!  Joy, Jen, and Gus spent 2 days in Louiseville, KY  jumping with Leslie Law.  The first day was a stadium jumping lesson at Lane’s End Farm.  The second day we got to go to Flying Cross to school the Preliminary course.  Gus was phenomenal!  He was a little overwhelmed with a few of the fences, but jumped like a champ.  We got to do the prelim water and the sunken road—which Gus had never seen before.  It was a blast, and Leslie was a fantastic teacher.  I am going to try to spend a month with him at his Ocala farm this winter to train before we move up to intermediate.

Julie and Elizabeth are gearing up for their first event in May.  So a few weeks ago I took Elizabeth, Julie, Jen, Kate, and Adria up to Twin Towers for x-c schooling.  Everyone did really well.  Elizabeth didn’t even whine once when I asked her to jump the bank down! Ha Ha Ha!  Julie and Sapphie jumped everything well and are ready for Greater Dayton.  Sapphie was exhausted and needs a good clipping job before the event.  Jen and Lucky did their first ever x-c schooling together and had a blast.  Jen never stopped smiling.  It was fantastic to see them out on course together!  Afterwards, Kate and Adria took a dressage lesson on Celine and Lucky.  They thought they were pretty cool riding at Twin Towers like the “big girls”.  Overall it was a huge success—which ended, of course, with a frosty from Wendy’s.

ROLEX—— Joy and Jessica spent the weekend at Rolex.  It  couldn’t have been any more perfect.  The weather was great, the shopping (which I did too much of) was awesome, and show was exciting!  Jen,Adria,Julie,Karen,Elizabeth, and Julia met us at cross country on Saturday.  On Sunday we were forced back to reality as the stadium ended and we made the trip home.  

I finally found a local cross country coach!  I met him out at Twin Towers on Monday for a schooling over some prelim. fences.  I galloped for about 2 hours and still can hardly walk.  Wow…… I have no idea how I will ever sit the trot at my dressage lesson today.  Our first prelim is in about 3 weeks, and I have so much still to do!!!