Our New Badlands Mustang

Patriot's Star

Introducing Patriot’s Star, our lovely new blue roan filly and our very first mustang! She is a wild horse, born in the Badlands of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park spring of 2013, by the blue roan stallion Sidekick and out of the dapple gray mare, Snip’s Gray. We purchased her at a park sale held to manage the herd size. The Badlands mustangs come in a wide variety or colors, sizes and lineages and have a fascinating history dating back to the days of Teddy Roosevelt and the early settlers. We are proud to own a piece of North Dakota’s heritage and to give her a good home.

 

EA Cygnus Makes USDF Dressage History

_SHN4923-72Check out this story in Arabian Sport Horse Magazine, “Arabian Among Top Dressage Horses in History,” about EA Cygnus being in the top 50 horses of all time – of any breed, living or dead – for number of USDF Grand Prix tests. Cygnus (age 23) has completed 75 Grand Prix tests!

Results from the Canadian Nationals

PRTC horses performed well at the 2013 Canadian Nationals! PR Captain Hook earned a National Championship at both Prix St. George and Fourth Level, making him an eight-time National Champion and giving him triple Nat’l Championships at Fourth and PSG. Scrimshah debuted at Third Level this year and came home with a Top Ten at Third. PR Deja Vu earned a Top Ten at Second Level. All are owned by Sally Henry and trained at PRTC.

PR Toronto Excelling in Endurance

PR Toronto (Pronto)A gelding we bred, raised and trained, PR Toronto, is off to a fantastic start with his new owner, Jenna, in California.  We started Toronto as a sport horse but knew he could excel at distance riding. Jenna has given him an opportunity to do what he was truly meant to do. She purchased “Pronto” in December 2012 and they took First Place and Best Condition in only their second endurance ride – an impressive feat for two competitors new to the sport! You can follow their progress and watch videos of their rides on Pronto’s Facebook page!

Holeandra High Score at First Dressage Show of the Season

At the first USDF open dressage show of the season for us (in Cheyenne, WY), Mimi’s 6 year old Hanoverian mare, Holeandra, was high score of the show with a 71.800%.

Holeandra-Cheyenne Show 2013

Amy Larson Clinic a Success

PRTC hosted another Amy Larson clinic May 29 & 30. Nine horses participated with 12 different horse/rider combinations. Most of the riders are showing up a level this year & are working on new skills. There was a common theme of straightness on a bending line especially related to beginning collection, walk/canter transitions & pirouette work. Amy also focused on teaching riders to control the horse’s hind legs with the seat & keeping the vertical line in the rider’s body to eliminate leaning in the horse on bending lines. We really appreciate her eye for detail. She always leaves us with much homework. We are looking for Amy to return for another clinic mid-July. There might be room for another rider or two. Contact us for more information. Auditors are always welcome at no charge. Come join us!

Selena and Sylvia Off to a Great Start

We received a great report from Sylvia, who purchased JC Selena from PRTC.  Selena is a lovely Half-Arab pinto mare with lots of experience. After just a couple months of riding together, Sylvia and Selena placed 3rd in Beginning Level Tests B and C at their first dressage show in May. This was Sylvia’s very first horse show! They are aiming for Training Level by the end of the summer and having a great time together.

New Mimi Stanley Videos

We have two new HD videos of Gold Medal, Gold Bar, Grand Prix dressage rider and trainer, Mimi Stanley, taken from her recent training with Conrad Schumacher at Tempel Farms in Illinois. Mimi is schooling her 6-year-old Hanoverian mare Holeandra (by Hotline out of a Donnerhall-bred mare) and the 9-year-old Hanoverian/Arabian pinto stallion, Wolkenzorro.

News About Mimi and Cygnus Goes International

_SHN4917-72Check out “Arabian Dressage Horse a Record Breaker.” The story about Mimi and Cygnus’ accomplishments has been picked up by Eventing Nation, Horse Racing TV (HRTV) and horsetalk.co.nz, where it broke a viewing record!

 

Cygnus and Mimi Featured in Arabian Sport Horse Magazine

Check out “Success with Cygnus,” Mimi’s story of her journey with Cygnus in the April/May issue of Arabian Sport Horse Magazine! It begins on page 66.