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GHF June Show

Posted on June 12, 2017 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Avalon had a great turnout and show this past weekend in Conyers.

 (Still missing 2 blues, 1 second and a third place ribbon)

Mary stole the show with her lovely Dutch gelding.  Qualifying for Regionals at PSG in one weekend (beating even the open class with her scores both days) also taking the Reserve High Point Dutch Award.

Pat had a solid weekend at First level with her boy, Corsair (this only being her 4th show ever).  Pat fulfilled her First level score requirements towards her Bronze medal this weekend!  Her riding is improving each time she takes the stage and had several really nice moments.  Harmony is improving!

Pat and Whit also brought their young horse, Bones, to the show with Jennie.  Jennie had two great rides on the baby at First level, taking Second both days (this only being his second time out)!

Martene's young horse, Phoenix, had a great weekend.  Saturday's ride earned a qualifying score for Regionals at Third level along with High Point Georgian Grande of the show and 6th place CBH Friesian/Baroque High Point Award for the show.  Sunday's ride was not as good and had some costly mistakes, however still taking First place both days. Still have some work to do, but very proud of this boys efforts on Saturday.

Jennie had a good show with Diva at their debut in Third level.  Earning Jennie her Bronze Medal and taking First place both days. Congratulations on all your hard work Jennie!!

2016 Year End Award

Posted on May 20, 2017 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Jennie and Hochadel's Diamond Girl taking 3rd in the 2016 GDCTA Year End award for Second level Open!

GDCTA May Horse Show

Posted on May 20, 2017 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Jennie, Pat, and Jimmy are off to a great start for the season.  Jennie had the pleasure of showing Bones, Pat's, young horse, in his very first show.  The pair took a first and second place for the weekend at Triaining level with scores of 68 and 69%.  Pat competed with her other horse, Corsair, at Fisrt level taking 5th place out of 11 both days. Jimmy had a great weekend at Second level.  The pair earned both Second level scores towards their Bronze Medal.

GHF April Show

Posted on May 10, 2017 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Barbara and Meredith had a great start to the show season.  Barbara and Mureno competed at Second level for weekend.  Meredith and Bodeguero CIX had a solid weekend competing at Training and First levels.  The pair took 5th place in the CBH Friesian/Baroque High Point Award for the show on Saturday.

USDF Nationals

Posted on November 26, 2016 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Had a great time at the USDF Nationals in Lexington, KY.  Mary Youngblood and Casper had a great ride in the Fourth Level Championship AA class taking 6th out of 18 riders!  Very proud of these two, they rode a very solid test despite the crowded warmup and tense surroundings.  Looking forward to next year.

Pics to come soon

Region 3 Regionals

Posted on November 1, 2016 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

What a huge turnout at Regionals this year...over 550 horses!! Very proud of everyone in our group on how they handled the craziness, show nerves, and the long week.

Crownprinz and Mary Youngblood were the stars of the show.  The pair not only took Reserve Champion for Fourth Level AA Championships with a 68.7%, but they earned a spot for Nationals!  Congrats Mary and Casper!

Sir Aspen and Jessica took 8th out of 40 riders in the First level Open Championship class with a 68%.  The pair had some trouble keeping their Second level Championship class as relaxed having some mistakes and scored a 65 from E and a 58 from C making it a 61.5% for 21st place out of 37 riders. Still very proud of this boy and how well he handled himself throughout the week.

Hochadel's Diamond Girl and Jennie Roberts had a solid show.  The pair really shined in the Second level Championship class and scored a 64.9% taking 12 place out of 37 riders! First level championship class had some bobles, but still managed to take 28th out of 40 riders.  Very proud of both Jennie and Diva for a great outing.

Jimmy Casey and Rhythm and Blues took 8th out of 47 riders in the Training Level Championship class with a 69.6%. The pair also took 11th out of 34 with a 67.2% in their First Level Championship class.  Very proud of how far this pair has come!

Thanks to everyone who helped make this a great show!

Training Stall Available December 1st

Posted on October 6, 2016 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

We will have two open training stalls available December 1st.  Come and train this winter with Jessica.  No need to worry about missing rides due to crummy weather with our new covered arena. 

GHF Fall Show 1 and 2

Posted on September 26, 2016 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

A great show to finish the 2016 season with despite the rain on Sunday, both horses were excellent!

Martene and Starfire Farm's Georgian Grande gelding, Phoenix, was a super star this past weekend! He won both his classes at Third level and scored a 65.4% and a 66.5%. He also placed 4th in the CBH International Friesian/Baroque Award out of 13 horses for the show Saturday with his score of 65.4%.  We are very excited and proud of this up and coming gelding!

Jennie and Hochadel's Diamond Girl also had a super weekend.  The pair received their final qualifying score for Second level with a 68% taking first place. They also scored a 71.9% in their First level class and took Second place.

GDCTA Labor Day Classic Show

Posted on September 26, 2016 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to all the riders who represented Avalon Farm at the GDCTA Labor Day Classic. 

Pat Powell and her boy, Corsair, finished qualifying for Training Level.  (This also being only their second recognized show ever!!)

Barbara Hopps and her boy, Mureno, finished qualifying for First Level.  This was also the new teams second time out together.

Meredith Hopps and her new baby boy, Bodeguero CIX, received a qualifying score towards Training Level.  This was "Bodey's" second show ever and is really starting to figure out what this "Show" thing is all about!

Linda Light and her boy, Extra Innings, received a qualifying score towards Second Level and also completed her Second level score requirements towards her Bronze Medal!

Congrats to all of the ladies, we are very proud of you all!!

Ole South Dressage show in Murfreesboro, TN

Posted on September 11, 2016 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Everyone is recovering from a really great weekend in TN. Very proud of all of the horses and how well they performed over the 3 day show.

Martene and Starfire Farm's 8 year old Georgian Grande gelding, Starfires Rising Phoenix, came out for his Third level debut. This also being his first show in over a year and really knocked it out of the park Sunday with a 66.667%!

Coves Darden Farm's 4 year old PRE gelding, Botticelli CDF, had a great weekend at training level. Taking home a 1st, 2 seconds and a 3rd place, earning high 60's and a 70% from some tough judges and very competitive classes.

Sir Aspen, a 7 year old imported Oldenburg gelding, had his debut at second level 3. Scoring above 65% all weekend taking home a 1st and 2 seconds. He also earned High Point Second level for Friday's show the Prelude and qualified for Regionals at Second level.

Jennie and Hochadel's Diamond Girl, a 7 year old imported Hanoverian mare, also had a great show. The pair took 2 firsts, a 2nd and High Point Second level for Saturday and Sunday's show the Classic. They also earned a qualifying score towards Regionals.

A very productive weekend! Pics coming soon!!


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