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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!!

Elly Schobel Clinic #2

Posted on August 8, 2016 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

We are excited to bring Elly back for another clinic.  Saturday August 13th starting at 9 AM.


Riding slots are full, however Auditing is still available for $10/person.  No lunch provided, but snacks available in the barn.  We have a few benches and chairs available, but feel free to bing your own.


We have several new riders and horses for this clinic.  Many will be schooling Second level to PSG. Schedule below...

9 Jessica Bryant Souther

9:45 Jennie Dorman

10:30 Taylor Rae Laney

11:15 break

11:30 Dana Ferguson

12:15 Jessica Bryant Souther

1 lunch

2 Taylor Rae Laney

2:45 Linda Light

3:30 James Randall Beggs



Goodhorseman July Dressage Show

Posted on July 31, 2016 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Congraualtions to everyone for the past weekend at Conyers International Horse Park.  Everyone had a very sucessful weekend!


Barbara Hopps took her new boy, Mureno, out and received First place both days and a qualifying score for First Level AA for Regionals.  The pair also took home the Dana Clark "Timeless" Award!


Pat Powell and her boy, Corsair, had a great first outing together.  The two received two Second places in Training level also earning a qualifying score for Regionals AA with a 69%.


Jessica Runkle had a great first show with Lance, Pat's upcoming young horse. The two demonstrated a solid test at First level.


Jimmy Casey and his boy, Blue, cleaned up the show for the weekend!  Taking High Point JR/YR for the show Sunday as well as Overall Highpoint for the show Sunday with a 74.5% at Training level. The pair also made a 67% at First level earning them a qualifying score towards Regionals JR/YR!


Jennie and Diva had a great first outing at Second Level test 3 taking second place both days.


Coves-Darden Farm's, Botticelli CDF, had a great second outing.  Earning 2, 65% at Training level Saturday and a 67.9% Sunday against some tough competition!


Meredith Hopps and her new boy, Bodeguero CIX, had a great first outting together (This was also Bodey's frst show ever)!  The pair survived the busy warm up arenas and managed to have two solid tests both days!  Very proud of these two!


A great show all around!

Elly Schobel Clinic

Posted on July 20, 2016 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)


Avalon Farm was pleased to host Elly Schobel, of Aiken, SC, July 20th for a fun and educational day.  All the riders enjoyed her pasionate and energetic teaching methods.  We look forward to more clinics with her in the future.

Chatt Hills June Show

Posted on June 25, 2016 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Congratulations to everyone who competed at the Chattahochee Hills June Dressage Show. Jennie Roberts and Diva had a great show at Second level taking 2 blues for the weekend.  Linda Light also had a super show taking 3 blues for the weekend and winning AA High Point for Second level.  Alvin and Jessica had a good weekend taking a blue at Second level on Saturday.

Bodeguero CIX is Sold!

Posted on June 18, 2016 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)


The lovely 4 year old stallion (now gelding), Bodeguero CIX bred by Coves-Darden Farm, LLC in Aiken, SC, is now sold.  Congratualtions to Meredith Hopps on her new partnership!!  We look forward to seeing the two of you grow!


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