D RATINGS. Anna, Audrey, Maddy and Molly earned their D3 rating at Quail Run recently. Emma and McKinsey earned their D3 rating at the Regional Mega-Rating at Willow Draw this weekend. There were many "ES" ("exceeds standards") comments on their rating sheets - good job girls and thank you to all those who organized and staffed these ratings!
A DAY AT THE KENNELS. Audrey, Emma, McKinsey & Molly had a special day with their ponies at the Hickory Creek Hounds kennels, working the hounds and trail riding. They learned a little bit about fox hunting in preparation for their rating and hope to hunt with Hickory Creek soon.
AMBRA & ALF WIN TOP HONORS. Congratulations to Ambra and Alf for winning 2011 Regional Reserve Champions Eventing Level 1 with IDHSA (Irish Draft Horse Society of America)!
AREA V & NTEA YEAR-END AWARDS BANQUET. Arlee, Audrey, Blair, Emma, Maddy, McKinsey, Molly, Olivia and Ryan attended this year's banquet at K Star Ranch in Mansfield. Blair and Ryan were awarded educational scholarship to attend the clinic of their choice this year. Ambra (not in attendance) and Olivia earned NTEA year-end awards in Junior Training and Junior Novice, respectively. Molly, Audrey, McKinsey and Ryan were the top four NTEA Juniors in Category 2 awards. Moms Carol and Jenny earned year-end high point awards too - congratulations to all!
NEW HORSES FOR CHRISTMAS. Congratulations to Maddy on purchasing her friend and longtime partner, Al - it was a big surprise on Christmas Day when Al showed up on her doorstep. After a long search, Arlee has a new partner - Ian arrived from Virginia on December 11 and they are having lots of fun getting to know each other.