August 2018 Combined Test Report from Quail Run Farm

Dear Competitors and their support teams, Friends, Volunteers, Judges: Meghan and Stephanie, and to Kathi our secretary! Thank you for your support and for making it a fun show!

We were once more blessed with one of the coolest days in August! We were doubly blessed by the seven plus inches of rain received just before the show which made our footing perfect!

Congratulations, to Meghan Markham on her Judging Debut at QRF!  Meghan has been working hard at her judging clinics throughout this year. Meghan is a born instructor with a great “eye” and gave lots of helpful comments. I hope that you all read your dressage score sheets and learn from them!

Ashton Willnow won the Training division on her dressage score 33.6.

Emily Oaks won, not only the Novice Division, but also the lowest score of the day 25.5 on “Connell” their first show together after a long layoff. Her daughter Carsyn, 9 won the Pre BN Dressage division 34.5 on her wonderful old pony Pooka! The Dynamic Duo!

Beginner Novice was won by Cat McCall 29.8. We look forward to seeing you in Novice by next show!

Delaney Ryder won Pre BN on The Senator 35.3. This nice quiet young horse is FOR SALE!

Our Tadpole group all suddenly developed their “eventing legs” and chose to ride in the 2’ Jump Start Division. Jaimie Long on her adorable Gypsy Cob, pleaded with mother to be allowed to ride Jump Start and ended up winning the division with a 35.3. Bailey Jones was second. Well done Chamberlain Dressage, you CAN jump too!

Caeley Melmed received a 34.7 Dressage Only on her young and newly RESCUED horse Brelan and her daughter Marhri 10, competed him in the Intro test with a score of 40.3.  He is one lucky horse not to have ended up in Mexico!                       Congratulations to ALL!

Thank you all for competing; for some of you it was not your day! If however, you gained good experience then you are on your way to having a far better day next show! Remember to ENJOY the journey and feel blessed that you are able to ride, we are all so lucky!

We look forward to seeing you all at our Fall Horse Trials and CT Sunday, October 21

Thank you to our wonderful Volunteers.

Ginger Stueck and Febe, Lynne Galbreath, Judy Frappier, Philippe Guillet, who ran dressage.

Kim Dickman SJ Steward, and scribes and timers and Guinea wranglers, Grace Guardo, Kim Stafford.

Thank you Photographer, Terrie Hatcher, who arranged the SJ flowers with help of Lucy White.  Be sure to check out and buy Terries wonderful photographs of the show! Check out her pictures and website on Or

Best wishes!        

Jan and Peter

Judy Frappier Update Thursday August 23, 2018!

Our dear friend and boarder Judy Frappier, who helped with the dressage part of our show, had a bad accident on Tuesday when her horse Nemo, stumbled and fell with her. Fortunately I was hacking out with Judy and was able to mobile call the Argyle Fire and Rescue who arrived within ten minutes.

Judy sustained five badly fractured ribs and a badly fractured clavicle. She was taken by ambulance to Baylor Hospital Grapevine and is also recovering from a collapsed lung. As of Thursday morning she was still in a lot of pain.

I am giving updates on my personal Facebook page.