Riding Academy at Kestrel Ridge Farm

I will be instructing riding academy students at Kestrel Ridge Farm beginning in January. I am so pleased to be part of the Kestrel Ridge team, and hope to encourage particiaption in the sport of dressage.

Thank you to my family for supporting me in this, as I have always dreamed of working with people and horses at the same time.

For those dressagers not familiar with Kestrel Ridge Farm, the facility is family owned and managed. Jewels Vyniauskas is the head trainer, instuctor specializing in dressage. Jewels has a long and successful competitive history as a young rider, international competitor and W.E.G. athlete.  She draws on her personal experience to find what will work for you and your horse to improve. Jewels is one of the coaches that has the show ring experience to “ramp up” a student’s performance to the next level. I am looking forward to be working with her in the Kestrel Ridge Riding Academy.

Dressage Training at Kestrel Ridge
Riding Academy at Kestrel Ridge Farm

 

Merry Christmas from CalgaryDressage.com

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a German Riding Po-ny…

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 2 Halflingers, and a German Riding Po-ny.

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 3 Dutch Warmbloods, 2 Halflingers and a German Riding Po-ny.

On the fouth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 4 Hanoverians, 3 Dutch Warmbloods, 2 Halflingers, and a German Riding Po-ny.

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 5 custom saddles….4 Hanovarians, 3 Dutch Warmbloods, 2 Halflingers and a German Riding Po-ny.

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 6 rubber stall mats, 5 custom saddles,… 4 Hanovarians, 3 Dutch Warmbloods, 2 Halflingers and a German Riding Po-ny.

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 7 tons of footing, 6 rubber stall mats, 5 custom saddles… 4 Hanoverians, 3 Dutch Warmbloods, 2 Halflingers and a German Riding Po-ny.

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 8 brand new paddocks, 7 tons of footing, 6 rubber stall mats, 5 custom saddles… 4 Hanoverians, 3 Dutch Warmbloods, 2 Halflingers and a German Riding Po-ny.

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me 9 Rambo blankets, 8 brand new paddocks, 7 tons of footing, 6 rubber stall mats, 5 custom saddles…4 Hanoverians, 3 Dutch Warm Bloods, 2 Halflingers and a German Riding Po-ny.

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me 10 Thinline saddle pads, 9 Rambo blankets, 8 brand new paddocks, 7 tons of footing, 6 rubber stall mats, 5 custom saddles….4 Hanoverians, 3 Dutch Warmbloods, 2 Halflingers, and a German Riding Po-ny.

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me 11 crystal browbands, 10 Thinline saddle pads, 9 Rambo blankets, 8 brand new paddocks, 7 tons of footing, 6 rubber stall mats, 5 custom saddles…4 Hanoverians, 3 Dutch Warmbloods, 2 halflingers, and a German Riding Po-ny.

On the twelveth day of Christmas my true love gave to me a divorce!  (ha ha)

Enjoy a wonderful Christmas season with horse and family.

 

 

 

Calgary Dressage supports Polo for Polio

Members of my family survived the polio epidemic of the 1950’s. Some recovered and some have suffered tremendously.  Now in their late 50’s and early 60’s, post polio syndrome is causing health issues for those who seemed to beat the virus when it first hit.  There are many who after years of symptom free livng have been targeted again by this virus of the past.

Kim Cox on Roderick and Gil Hansen with O’Malley were invited to perform their dressage freestyle at the opening of the “Polo for Polio Event”, held at the Black Diamond Land & Cattle Polo Club, Saturday, Aug 27.

We were very pleased to be asked to patricipate and thoroughly enjoyed learning more about the sport of Polo.  I believe all equestrians gain so much from being exposed to each other’s disciplines.

Thank you to the organizers of “Polo for Polio”  it was an afternoon of polo demonstrations, and a brilliant game, played under perfect conditions.