Mimi, Cygnus, Hook & PRTC Featured in Dressage Today

Mimi & Karla Stanley, EA Cygnus, PR Captain Hook and several great trainers, breeders and judges are featured in this April 2014 Dressage Today article about the increasing numbers of Arabians in dressage. We are excited to see this national recognition for competitive Arabian Sport Horses! (Click on the images below to zoom in and read, or click this link to read the story).

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Attend our Spring Schleese Saddle Fitting Clinic

May-2014-SchleeseWe believe Schleese saddles and the correct saddle fit are key to happy, free-moving horses. Get ready for a great summer of riding by joining us Saturday, May 10 for a Schleese Saddlery Service saddle fitting clinic at PRTC! Auditors are welcome to attend and it is always a good learning experience. Our saddle fitter will have a good assortment of models on hand to try. We can provide stalls for those who trailer in. Contact us to participate and for more details.

PRTC in USDF Connections Magazine

There are three mentions for us in the April issue of USDF Connections magazine — along with overviews of two exceptional events we attended: the FEI Trainers Conference with Steffen Peters and Scott Hassler and the Young Rider Graduate Program.

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Mimi Named Top Dressage Rider by Arabian Magazine

World-TotallyTops2014Mimi made Arabian Horse World magazine’s “Totally Tops” list of Leading Riders and Handlers in the nation for dressage. The rankings are based on number of wins per trainer at national competitions. We’re especially pleased the World is recognizing riders in dressage!

Cygnus Named Upper Level Dressage Horse of the Year

ASHM-readers-choiceWe are honored that Mimi’s Grand Prix gelding, EA Cygnus, was voted Upper Level Dressage Horse of the Year by readers of Arabian Sport Horse Magazine! This is a lovely tribute to his memory and we are so grateful for all the support. Check out the Feb/Mar edition to read about Cygnus, the deserving nominees and winners in other categories.

Quarter Horse Dressage News

There is a special pride in reporting on our client’s successes! Bobbi Bingeman and her AQHA mare, Sparkin Hot Jacke (“Paq”), had an outstanding year in 2013, earning an AQHA Superior Event Horse Award in dressage, a #2 ranking nationally at First Level (Open Division – Bobbi riding) and a #1 ranking nationally at Second Level (Open Division – Mimi riding). Bobbi and Paq also earned their first USDF medal; with a median score of 66.16 at First Level, they are the Adequan/USDF All-Breeds 2013 Reserve Champions! We hope their accomplishments will encourage other stock breed owners to give dressage (classical or Western) a try. They are fantastic ambassadors for both the sport and PRTC, and proof that dressage has benefits for ALL horses.

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Mimi Headed to California

Rebecca RigdonMimi has accepted a two-month position as a working student in San Diego, CA with Rebecca Rigdon, a USDF Gold Medalist, breeder of champion Holsteiners and “r” judge who runs her business out of Steffen Peters’ barn, Arroyo del Mar. Rebecca rides with Steffen Peters and is also a student of Olympian Guenter Seidel. We are excited about this important educational opportunity. Watch for Mimi’s blog updates from the warmer climates of Wellington and San Diego!

Mimi Receives USDF Grant

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Mimi Stanley is a recipient of the 2014 Captain Jack Fritz Young Professional Grant! This will be applied toward her attendance at the USDF Young Rider Graduate Program on January 18-19. While it has long been an aspiration of PRTC to help Mimi advance to international competition, the Young Rider Graduate Program is one of several purposeful steps we are taking this year toward that goal. Contact us to find out how you can join our sponsorship team and help make that goal a reality.

Mimi Aims for International Competition

Holeandra-Cheyenne Show 2013Mimi Stanley has been selected to attend the USDF Young Rider Graduate Program in Florida Jan. 18-19. This program is designed to help bridge the gap between promising young riders and international competition. Jan. 20-21, she will attend the FEI Trainers Conference in Wellington, featuring Olympian Steffen Peters and USEF Nat’l Young Dressage Horse Coach Scott Hassler. Both of these events will help bring Mimi closer to her goal of international competition. Please contact us if you would be interested in helping sponsor Mimi at these or other 2014 events.

A Great Loss – EA Cygnus

Mimi and Cygnus originalWe are deeply saddened to share with you that Mimi Stanley’s Grand Prix Arabian gelding, EA Cygnus, died in colic surgery at age 23 on Dec. 10. Cygnus has been a part of our family & our top priority for almost 10 years. As Mimi’s teacher & best friend, Cygnus has set the course of her life. We forever are grateful. It is difficult to imagine a world without him. Visit Cygnus’ web page for more information about his amazing career. 

News stories (local, national and international) about Cygnus’ passing:

-  ”Farewell to Cygnus” – Arabian Sport Horse Magazine (December 24, 2013)
-  ”Sad Loss of Top US Dressage Horse Cygnus” – Horsetalk.co.nz (December 24, 2013)
-  “Top US Dressage Horse from Bismarck Dies” – Bismarck Tribune (December 26, 2013)