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Mimi & Chance Featured on Dressage Today Training

Dressage Today Training online is offering a two-part video series on retraining the Arabian for dressage featuring Mimi Stanley and Chance (Ames Explorer). At only 18 months into his retraining from English Pleasure, Chance won a National Championship at the Canadian Nationals in a highly competitive First Level class. Dressage Today Training online features the “top 50 trainers and judges in the world,” including Debbie McDonald, Janet Foy, Steffen Peters and many others. We are honored to be included.  In this video training series, Mimi talks about some of the challenges of creating connection with horses initially trained in other disciplines. Watch Mimi start to work through Chance’s tightness to find swing and relaxation in this short excerpt from the two-part video series.

Working Student Wanted

Working Student/Barn Help position available starting January/February 2018. For the winter months the position would be about 3 hours/day mornings or early afternoon 3-5 days a week. As the weather warms up hours could be increased. Both salary & lessons are available. We would love to discuss details! Pictures of our wonderful working students below. Please fill out this form to apply.

Another Successful Schleese Saddle Fitting Clinic

Thank you Denise Lenz Saddlefit Technician for 2 packed days of saddle fitting. The Schleese Saddlery Service system insures we have horses & riders in saddles that enhance their performance. Here we have 2 lucky pairs modeling their new custom Glamour saddles! Come see them here at Prairie Rose Training Center Dressage & join us next spring for your fitting!

Big Wins at Canadian Nationals for PRTC

PRTC had one of our best Nationals ever with results we hadn’t dreamed of, bringing home five National Championships, one Reserve National Championship and three Top Tens. The results also bring Mimi’s career total for breed National Championships to a whopping 28 and her Reserve National Championships to 15. So proud of our horses, our clients and the entire PRTC team!

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Paq leads AQHA dressage standings for 2016

Sparkin Hot Jacke (“Paq”), owned by Bobbi Jo Krueger was again on top of the 2016 AQHA national dressage standings! She won the US Dressage Federation All Breed/AQHA Horse of the Year for third level with Mimi Stanley riding & was 8th at second level with Bobbi riding. In addition Sparkin Hot Jacke tied for 2nd place at third level in the AQHA 2016 national dressage standings with Mimi & tied for 3rd place at second level with Bobbi on board. She is now retired from competition with 76 AQHA points in dressage & will be bred in 2017. Bobbi has already started working with her next up & coming AQHA dressage competition horse.

We have enjoyed our journey into competition dressage with Bobbi Jo Krueger & Sparkin Hot Jacke. We welcome anyone that wants to explore dressage, English or Western, to contact us. We are glad to work with all breeds of horses and all ages and abilities of riders.

Sparking Hot Jacke – National Standings:
2012 AQHA ROM in dressage
2012 AQHA national dressage standings – 1st place at first level
2013 AQHA national dressage standings – 1st place at second level
2013 AQHA national dressage standings – 2nd place at first level
2013 AQHA Superior Event Horse in dressage
2013 USDF All Breed/AQHA HOTY – 2nd place at first level
2016 USDF All Breed/AQHA HOTY – 1st place at third level
2016 USDF All Breed/AQHA HOTY – 8th place at second level
2016 AQHA national dressage standings – 2nd place tie at third level
2016 AQHA national dressage standings – 3rd place tie at second level

Plum has a new owner!

“Twas the night before Christmas… while visions of Sugar Plum danced in her head.” Meet PR Sugar Plums’s new owner, Wrenn! Merry Christmas!!!

Winter is here

Our first blizzard is winding down leaving us with 3 feet of snow & the promise of temps below zero. Winter is here!

PRTC at ND Horse Fair

We had a fun day at the ND Horse Fair and Vendor Show hosted by Missouri Ledge Appaloosas! Caught up with old friends, met Facebook friends in person, and made some new connections. A good day with a good cause behind it. — at Missouri Ledge Appaloosas.

Wolkenzorro off for collection

Wolkenzorro is off on a new adventure to Anoka Equine. We so often are asked if he is standing at stud & we say no – he is a performance stallion. We now intend to say yes!!! Frozen semen should be available for the 2017 breeding season. We will keep you posted on how it is going.

Tana Learning Half-Steps

Mimi is enjoying schooling in the lovely fall weather and Tana is busy learning half-steps! Anastasia Daxtana is a 2016 2nd level National Champion with much to offer the intermediate youth or adult amateur rider looking to compete. See her web page for more info.   Thanks to Lara Anderson for the great schooling photos.