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2015 Awards- It was another great year 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, many other students came to audit, and as always it was a fun weekend!
Several Straton Sporthorses students participated in the PVDA New Market Chapter Clinic with Ashley Perkins in November. The NMC hosted this event at Sunset Ridge Farm and opened the clinic to all for auditing. Everyone enjoyed Ashley's teaching and the NMC hopes to have her return in the future!
Students Jennifer Neeman, 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!
safira blms 10/8-11
10/4 pvda schooley mill
pvda by chance ss 9/20
Move to SRF 9/1
jj tate clinic aug 30
mrs show aug 9
Safira by chance in aug 1
Mateo team show
Bandit 2 schooling shows
May- cdk on Nelson
Straton Sporthorses had a great 2014 show season! Here's a recap:
Katie earned her USDF Bronze Medal
Safira won the 2014 BRAHA High-Point Dressage Award
Mary Pat Hedges earned her PVDA Intro Level Rider Achievement Award
Laura Fisher's beautiful Drum mare, Kitty, won both of her Intro classes at her first schooling show with Katie. The same score of 71.5% in both tests!
OPEN HOUSE Saturday October 25th! 12-4pm. Join us for an afternoon party with refreshments, gifts and prizes. Meet our team and tour the facility!
Safira had a great test at the CBLM Championships earning a 69.8%! This placed her mid-pack in huge class of over 30 horses, but she showed us she can hang with the warmbloods! What a great way to end the season with this promising mare!
Congratulations to student Mary-Pat Hedges and Tinkerbell on another Reserve Champion with scores in the 70's at the PVDA Potomac Riverside show! Well done ladies!!
Katie and Golden Safira had a solid Training 3 test at the PVDA Loch Moy II show on August 31st for a 66.2%. "Our warm up was amazing, but unfortunately too long. I'm so proud of how this mare has progressed over this season, and am really excited for her future!" Next stop, BLM's!!
We are pleased to present a clinic with JJ Tate on Wednesday, August 20th from 2-8pm. A few ride spots are available, and auditing is free. Snacks and drinks will be provided, and we have plenty of seating. Please contact us for more information!
Katie, Golden Safira, and owner Jennifer Neemann headed down to Middleburg, VA for the CDCTA Glenwood show August 16th & 17th. Safira was a star and earned her highest score yet of 69.8% in Training 3! Steady improvement at their 2nd recognized show together!
Our home show, the PVDA Morgan Run schooling show on August 10th, was a great time! We had perfect weather and thanks to everyone at Morgan Run, and PVDA's volunteers, it was a well run show! Katie rode Safira in T2 & T3 as a prep for their recognized show next weekend, and student Mary-Pat Hedges earned another Intro Level Champion with scores over 79%!
Liberty Belle and Katie competed at the Blue Goose dressage show on August 6th earning another score over 69% at her second ever recognized dressage show. A rider mistake resulted in a low score for their second ride, but this wonderful mare has otherwise been consistently scoring 68-69%! Belle is still for sale and ready to win with her next rider! Check out her info on our sales page!
July 25th we welcomed saddle fitter and Trilogy rep, Adrienne Wisenburg for our "Ladies Night" at the barn. Adrienne demonstrated her saddle fitting skills and showed us the fabulous Trilogy line of saddles while we enjoyed wine and snacks. It was a fun night, and we can't wait to have her back for more fittings! Every horse in the barn should have one of these saddles!
Congratulations to student Mary-Pat Hedges on her great rides at the FADS By Chance show on July 13th. She and Tinkerbell have made great improvements in their focus and relaxation since their first show. Great job!
We welcomed Richard Malmgren on July 11th to work with some of the horses on long lines. It was a fabulous experience for all of the horses and we look forward to having Richard back frequently and incorporating this into our training program. If you're interested in watching or participating please contact us!
Katie took Liberty Belle and Golden Safira to the PVDA Ride for Life show on June 21st-22nd. This was Belle's first recognized dressage show ever, and first for Katie and Safira together. It was a busy weekend with both horses in the same classes, but the girls were super, even taking 1st and 2nd place in the Sunday T2 class.
For our June 13th "Ladies Night" we invited guest speaker Rebecca Douglass, of Acupoint Therapies, for a presentation on the benefits of acupuncture and a demonstration. It was a fun and informative night, and the horses certainly enjoyed it!
We had a successful first outing of the show season on June 7th at PVDA's Schooley Mill show. Katie rode Liberty Belle and Golden Safira in Training Level tests 2 & 3, and student Mary-Pat Hedges rode her mare Tinkerbell in Intro A & B at their first dressage show ever. We came home with lots of ribbons and a Training Level Champion for Belle, and Intro Level Reserve Champion for Tinkerbell and Mary-Pat! Thanks to the wonderful team of owners, grooms, and friends who helped out a this show!!
Thank you to everyone who attended our first "Ladies Night" event on May 2nd to visit our new facility and plan our show schedule for the year. We are looking forward to a successful season!
On April 1st we opened our doors at Morgan Run Stables, beginning a new chapter for Straton Sporthorses. We are very excited for our future at this wonderful facility! We welcome our clients and friends to join us and thank them for their support and trust in our team!!
Contact us to find out about our expanded services or to visit the facility!
Thanks to a scholarship from PVDA, Katie had the opportunity to travel to FL to train with JJ Tate and compete aboard Sophie Ghedin's gelding, Remy, where she earned her final scores for her USDF Bronze medal. Way to go!
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