Straton Sporthorses' News and Events!
Charles de Kunffy came to the 2017 MD Horse World Expo! Theo and I were invited to be demonstration riders and apprentice Courtney Peiffer and her morgan, Cowboy, joined us.
The team had a fantastic time at the 2016 BLM Championships!
Blue Moon Zambra, owned by Mary Sue McCarthy, finished first place with a BLM qualifying score ridden by Katie at the PVDA Loch Moy show!
Straton Sporthorses is hosting a clinic with FEI trainer, JJ Tate, July 9th & 10th at Sunset Ridge Farm. Auditors welcome! Register online here, or go to our Events page.
Congratulations to our super group of riders at the PVDA Ride For Life!
The 2016 show season is off to a great start for Straton Sporthorses' students! Alice, Courtney, Mary Pat, and Jen all placed in the top 3 at the first two PVDA schooling shows. Plus, Intro Level Champion for Alice, and Training Level Reserve Champion for Jen!
I am so excited to announce our newest sponsor CK Custom Designs! Theo is modeling his new custom fitted fleece cooler in the Straton Sporthorses colors. I love it! We will be one sharp looking team! Thank you Courtney!!
2015 was another great show season for everyone at Straton Sporthorses!
Congratulations to Courtney Peiffer and Cowboy on earning Year End Reserve Champion Open Training Level, Mary Pat Hedges and Tinkerbelle placed 12th in the AA Training Level, and Jennifer Neemann and Safira were 3rd in the AA Intro Level Division. Safira also earned the BRAHA Reserve Champion High-Point Award for dressage. Congratulations ladies!
Kudos also to Alice Altstatt and Zahira on a great first season together, Barbara Tennant for a very successful first dressage show, and Kerri Long on a great start to her mare, Kona's, show career!
On December 12th & 13th Katie and students Courtney and Mary Pat participated in a clinic with JJ Tate at Spring Brook Farm. This was Katie's first outing with her new grand prix horse, Theo, and JJ was pleased with their progress! Everyone had great rides and as always it was an inspiring and energizing weekend! Here's a little clip of the fun we had:
Students Jennifer Neemann, Courtney Peiffer, and Mary Pat Hedges, along with Katie and fellow NMC member Fran Flohr made up two teams from the PVDA New Market Chapter who competed at the Annual Chapter Challenge. Katie rode Safira on the winning Training Level team along with Mary Pat and Courtney, and rode Alice Altstatt's Zahira on the the 3rd place Intro Team along side Jen and Fran. This show is always a great time!
Katie is headed to the BLM Championships at the NJ Horse Park, October 8-11, with Jennifer Neemann's Arabian mare, Golden Safira. They qualified for both the Training and First Level Championships this year!
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