|Posted on May 25, 2021 at 3:55 PM|
Another great weekend at the GDCTA show
Ella and Rumor are now qualified for the Festival of Champions at FEI Children’s with excellent scores of 72.25 and a 66.6%. With the new scores, they will move up to rank 3rd Nationally
Sarah and Philly are qualified for First level and had a great debut at Second 3
Linda showed great improvement in her Third level tests, especially with a last minute horse change
A huge shout out to our amazing photographer, Emy Pickens and Custom Saddlery, Nancy and Harmony Saddlefitting. Thank you to everyone for a great last show with Team Avalon Farm!
|Posted on May 10, 2021 at 2:20 PM|
Another great show in the books! So proud of Ella and Sarah and their girls, Rumor and Philly.
So proud of Ella and Sarah and their girls, Rumor and Philly! Ella’s off to a solid start earning 2 qualifying scores toward FEI Children’s with a 67.1% and a 68.68%.
Sarah performed 2 solid Second level tests over the weekend earning a 64.459% and a 65%. They also received a qualifying score towards regionals at First level. Looking forward to the next show. A huge shout out to our excellent photographer Emy Pickens. Thank you to our sponsors Nancy at Harmony Saddlefitting and Custom Saddlery
|Posted on March 4, 2021 at 7:00 PM|
What a perfect weekend to start the 2021 show season! We couldn’t have asked for better weather and better rides:D
Ella and Rumor competed for their first time at 3rd level, taking all blues and Reseve Highpoint Jr/Yr for the show. The pair are qualified for Regionals and completed their Bronze Medal!!
Sarah and Philly are now officially part of the 2nd level club! The two had many lovely moments throughout the weekend (7’s on Medium canters, who knew she had those in there or even the breaks to come back);). A couple “baby moments” just keeping them under the mark for qualifying scores, but with more experience and confidence I can’t wait to see what they achieve.
Barbara and Bones had a great first recognized show together. The pair earned a qualifying score towards Regionals at 1st level and had many super moments. With more experience for the both of them, I can’t wait to see what they accomplish.
Thank you to our support and fan club this weekend, Amy, Linda and Emy Pickens (our excellent photographer). A special thanks to Nancy and Custom Saddlery for keeping all of our horses and riders happy.
|Posted on October 4, 2020 at 5:45 PM|
Great way to finish the 2020 show season!
Ella and Rumor are First Level JR/YR Champions with a 72.36% and are also Dressage Seat Equitation Semi-Finals 13 and under Champions with an 87%!! Their score and placing in the Equitation final earns them a spot to compete at the Finals at the Festival of Champions in 2021. They obviously got their show nerves under control and finished strong.
Linda and May Jus had some very good learning moments in their Third level tests over the weekend. She is learning the art of test riding with a horse who gives nothing for free and likes to change his aids on the spot.
Sarah and Filly had a great end to both of their firsts years showing. Filly decided to live up to her name "Silly Filly" in her Training level Championship class with a few scoots and spooks, but Sarah did a great job keeping Filly on course and not letting her get too carried away.
|Posted on August 30, 2020 at 5:40 PM|
What a great weekend for a horse show.
Sarah had an amazing weekend with not one, but two horses. She and Extra are now qualified for Regionals at First level and Training level. Sarah also brought out Linda’s (young) mare, Silly Filly, at Training level. The pair were all 70’s today and qualified for Regionals, this was also Filly’s first show!
Linda and May Just had a great weekend as well. Linda has really put in the work to not only get this gelding through a lot of bad training habits, but she has also brought him along to Third level. A few costly mistakes kept them just below their mark, but I’m very proud of their progress!
|Posted on August 24, 2020 at 5:10 PM|
Ella and Rumor competed in their first Festival of Champions at FEI Children's. The pair had great schooling sessions leading up to the final competition this week. Very proud of Ella and Rumor, they rode two solid tests Sadly the show nerves created some tension reflecting in their collective remarks scores (at the age of 13, Ella rocked it!). The pair finished in 12th place with a solid 66% out of some tough competition. It’s exciting to see all the young talent coming up. Congratualtions to all the GA riders who also kicked butt this week, Region 3 represented! Looking forward to Regionals. #feichildrens #festivalofchampions #customsaddlery #harmonysaddlefitting #avalonfarm
|Posted on July 12, 2020 at 4:45 PM|
What a weekend, so many awesome rides, excellent scores and great awards!
Ella and Rumor had a very sucessful weekend. First time out at Second level and qualified for Regionals! They also drastically improved their FEI Children's tests with two great scores, bringing their overall average up to a 67.316%, moving them up to 4th place Nationally. She and Rumor were also FEI Highpoint for Saturday’s show and earned some cool cash along with the Richard’s Equine Video Highpoint award!
Jimmy and Blue had a stellar first show at Prix St George! Taking two 1st's and the FEI Highpoint AA Award for Saturday's show. Their scores this weekend earned Jimmy his SILVER MEDAL and qualified them for Regionals.
Sarah and Extra had a great first recognized show together! The pair was all Blues all weekend. They are now officially qualified for Training level with a score of 68.79% and another great score of 66% at First level. They were awarded Highpoint for First level yesterday with their score of 70.6% and Highpoint for Training level today!
Amazing job everyone! A special thanks to Nancy Bardy and Custom Saddlery for keeping the pony’s happy and comfortable. Shout out to Patricia for the excellent braids over the weekend. Thanks to all who came out to cheer everyone on. #saddlefit1 #harmonysaddlefitting #customsaddlery #avalonfarm
|Posted on July 9, 2020 at 4:40 PM|
Congratulations to Barbara and her husband Jon, on the purchase of Bones. Pat and Whit’s lovely 7 year old gelding. We all wish him luck in his new adventures!
|Posted on June 21, 2020 at 4:30 PM|
Ella and Rumor rocked it this weekend at Chatt Hills! The pair performed their first FEI Children's tests with 64+% in both tests. These scores qualified them to comepete at The Festival of Campions held at Lamplight in Wayne, IL in August. Ella also earned a 76% in her Equitaion class taking 1st place. Her FEI Children's scores also completed her Second level requirement towards her Bronze Medal! #Customsaddlery #saddlefit1
|Posted on December 29, 2019 at 3:25 PM|
As 2019 comes to a close, it’s good to think back on all the memories, accomplishments and friendships. Here’s to an even better 2020! Wishing everyone a safe and Happy New Year