Feb 21st

Hi Everyone,

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!

Jan Walling

New year!

Dear Quali Run Farmers,

Happy New Year to you ALL!

Please click the Events link download the entry forms for:

  • January Mary D’Arcy’s Clinic.
  • February Jump Into Spring Warm Up Derby/Combined Test/March Spring Horse Trials.

Ana Schravesande who is a well- known and loved Technical Delegate and Dressage judge has agreed to officiate at our February and March Events.

Ana will also be here on the Saturdays before each competition to give Ride A Test instruction or a Mini Lesson.  Ana is a wonderful coach with an excellent eye.  She will not necessarily give you a better score for having worked with her the day before, but I am certain that you will ride better and she will help you to overcome your show nerves and ride a better test! The cost of each 30 minute PRIVATE Ride A Test (RAT) or lesson will be $50.00.

Mary D’Arcy ‘s Clinic next weekend Jan 17/18 is full as usual, but I would be happy to put you on the wait list! We have a Freeze/Rain Date for the following w/e January 24 and 25. We hope that the weather will be kind to us the first w/e and we will run a second clinic or lessons on the freeze date. If you are interested please fill out the form.

Adri Doyal who is an FEI Course Designer has been re building and revising our Cross Country Courses.  Please come and check her work, we are very pleased with the updates which will continue throughout the year!

Adri who runs Sol Events has a new venue and USEA dates for 2015.  The first one at the new facility will run February 28/29.  Come and “warm up” at QRF the week prior to it, at our Jump Into Spring Warm Up!

Peter and I look forward to seeing you in 2015!  Best wishes for a SAFE and FUN Season.