2014 is coming to a close and we are thrilled with all of the cool things happening around here!!  

  My horse Morocco and I competed successfully at PSG this past summer culminating in getting final scores for my silver medal.  MO has been with me for 4 years.  He is a 1996 Ulft x Sultan gelding that is quirky, a bit narcotic, a definite perfectionist and occasionally still thinks he is a stallion.  Four years ago we couldn’t canter a straight line let alone do a line of tempi’s.  I love this horse more than most can understand (grouchy faces and all) and continue to ride him several times a week to keep him happy.  I have no further goals with him but to give him the best life he deserves.  I am schooling the I1 stuff but being realistic about his age and soundness so we will see what the future holds for us! One thing for sure is this horse has made me a more compassionate quiet rider and for that I owe him the world.  LOVE my Shmoey MO.    

In a strange turn of events a past sale horse CCF Adel Aidan came back to the farm in July.  His owner gave him a great 4 years but with her life changes thought it best he came back home.  Aidan is by Olivier out of a  Davinci daughter.  His grand dam is the late Adel Arrika (successful FEI mare).  I am really enjoying this guy.  He is very smart, wants to please and is a sweet guy. I plan on showing him this summer, then we will decide when he will go on the market to a special home.    

Elita is now safe and sound in Ocala Florida with Alex.  She will be making her 3rd level debut in early January!!  This mare is AWESOME and will make someone a very nice FEI horse.  She is not 6 until May!!  I will be ringside in Florida to watch my little girl strut her stuff down the centerline to get her KWPN Sport predicate.  To say that I am excited is an understatement

 Inigo is just as handsome and charming as the day is long.  I LOVE him, turn 3 already little man!!  

I made the difficult decision to devote more time to riding and bringing horses along and less time to breeding (not really a decision more of the way things have played out over the years).  I put both mares on the market mid-summer and have yet to find them the right home.  If they are still with me in March they will be pulled from the market and sent off the farm to be bred.  Zsa Zsa will be bred to Festrausch and Avelina to Floriscount.  In the process of marketing them I got to throw them both in the indoor and watch them move, something I haven’t done in years.  I forgot how cool they both are!  

Cheers to 2014!

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