This wet winter surely can’t continue! Our lake is overflowing and our soil is good and wet but the hardy are still able to hack all over our property- I am no longer one of them! Thank you God for the well needed rain, please may we have a break!
USEA/USDF judge and TD Ana Schravesande, will be our Dressage Judge on Sunday and will run 30 minute Ride A Test lessons on Saturday. This gives riders a wonderful opportunity to find out what the judge is really looking for and drastically improve their score!
We will award beautiful Cotton Anti Sweat Coolers to the winners of any division with 6 riders or more! Ribbons 1-6 will be awarded in both Dressage and Horse Trial Divisions and also to those who forgot to pick up their ribbons at our February show after the rain started. Two riders, Marta Marks and Sharon Miesen both rode their Derby Course in the rain for the experience and had a great time doing so. Even though it had been raining for an hour or so the going was safe, they both told me.
Janet Taylor and Zarpazo Beat an all-time QRF Dressage Score Record with a Score of 19.6. Judge Ana said that she would have awarded that score had Janet ridden at any USEA/USDF Dressage class anywhere in America or Latin America, where she is frequently a Judge!
If you signed up for the February Derby you have a $25 discount towards our March HT.
We look forward to seeing you March 21, for Cross Country Schooling and RAT and on Sunday 22, for the Horse Trials!
If time permits we are willing to run Dressage Only. Preference will be given to those riding the Horse Trials.
Let us pray for good weather at the weekends during the Event season!
Go to our Events and Scores page for Entry Form and Release. Please send to Kathi Roof by March 14 to avoid LATE FEE! In order to serve you better entries will not be taken after Wednesday 18! Times will be posted on Friday 20th.
We hope that you are enjoying this wonderful weather!
In order that we can serve your needs, please sign up with secretary Kathi ASAP (Events). We plan to Run a Combined Test/Derby incorporating some cross country fences and the water complex to get you all warmed up for the forthcoming season.
Ana Schravesande our recognized USDF/USEA Dressage Judge & TD will preside over the show. Ana will also be available for Ride A Tests on Saturday, I have also had requests for lessons with her that day. Please contact me directly via E mail for scheduling purposes if you wish to participate, and send paperwork to Kathi along with your entry. Ana is an amazing coach!
FEI Course Designer, Adri Doyal has been busy updating our courses and adding new fences to all divisions. Come over and enjoy them! The cross country course will be open Saturday 9- 3PM and Sunday, 9- until 1 PM. Fences on course will be marked and not available for schooling during the Derby!
We like to tailor our courses to the riders who will be competing, so that we can ask appropriate questions! The Spring time is a good time to ease gently into the season. This is especially so with the TADPOLE division! I well remember starting Carol Green’s little Tadpoles at poles on the ground and now some are going Training, that makes it all so worthwhile! Our idea is to try and bring out the best in all competitors, which is why I like to ask you what you need on that particular day? If you wish to wait until the end of the jump class and have the poles lowered, please don’t be frightened to ask!
We are excited to be offering some of our very young Silver Stirrups PC members their very first Dressage Test in preparation for P.C. Dressage Rally in March. For P.C. riders who are not yet able to ride a Tadpole X poles jump course, we are willing to waive the usual Ground fee associated with riding dressage only. We will extend this to all Pony Clubbers in our Red River Region. Tadpole SJ will remain within the front fenced grass arena to the south of home and behind Pecan Grove! There will also be a Blue Ribbon for the Best P.C. Score of the day in the Derby. This is open to all Red River Region Pony Clubbers!
Silver Stirrups Pony Club, which meets at QRF, is growing in leaps and bounds and is the second largest club in our Red River Region. Pony club is a wonderful organization which is based on Horsemanship, Education and Sportsmanship as well as riding! Members are not required to own a pony or horse. Our members are so enthusiastic about learning which is exciting! Please contact me if you have a child or young person who might be interested in joining us and I will gladly give you a contact number for your area.
Please help us to plan a FUN weekend by signing up ASAP!