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Train’s A-Comin’!

Train’s A-Comin’!

The gravel train that is! Trip after trip after trip, bringing in LOTS of road base. We’re getting close now!

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Staying Home

Staying Home

This spring certainly hasn't gone the way we had planned out when we sat down with our show calendars in January! We've had a few cancellations that stung a little despite knowing it was for the best. Equine Affaire was certainly a disappointment. And one by one we've...

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PPE Practices

PPE Practices

Since the horses refuse to follow social distancing guidelines, Enzo shows George the proper way to don a mask....

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Arena Update

Arena Update

Although we’re now on hold until some shelter at home restrictions are lifted, SO much progress has been made on the outdoor arena since Chris broke ground in January!

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Exciting Start to the New Year

Exciting Start to the New Year

2020 is off to a very exciting start! ACTC Services LLC arrived bright and early to start work on the new outdoor arena, and after six long (yet quick!) months, Enzo came home from his dressage boot camp with Tracy Rowe. Lots of exciting things to look forward to in...

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Kick Walls!

Kick Walls!

Although most things at the new farm just needed some maintenance or cleaning to be ready to go, one of the few "projects" we knew had to happen sooner rather than later was the installation of some kickwalls in the arena. Even so, initially we were busy with the...

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Long Time No See….Lauren Sprieser Clinic!

Long Time No See….Lauren Sprieser Clinic!

We always enjoyed riding in clinics with Lauren previously, but since Sandy stopped bringing her in a few years ago, we haven't been able to! Then early in the spring we saw Lauren post on her own page about some fall dates in Michigan, so we had to reach out to see...

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Enzo Update!

Enzo Update!

While we were busy packing and moving and packing and moving, and the rest of the horses were enjoying some summer vacation, Enzo was busy at boot camp! Although he was supposed to start his training much earlier in the spring, a surprise tooth extraction delayed...

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The Big Reveal

The Big Reveal

After ten fabulous years at our little farm in Munith, we're pleased to announce our relocation to and new farm in Dimondale! While we enjoyed every bit of the property that first allowed us to bring our horses home, as our goals expanded through the years, so did our...

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Last Party for 2019

Last Party for 2019

The second show for our season was a huge success. Lots of fun with friends, lots of improvement in the ring, and some fabulous scores. George improved tremendously at training level, and even brought home the Champion ribbon in the HUGE adult amateur division. This...

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Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes

A happy Fourth of July (and a day out of the office!) meant plenty of time to ride. So we donned the red white and blue and threw in a few stars for the occasion…

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Show Season 2019 Begins!

Show Season 2019 Begins!

After nine long months, we’re finally back in the show ring!! We missed the worst of the rain on move in/schooling day, and were left with some beautiful weather the rest of the weekend. The horses were all very well behaved as we got ourselves back into the swing of...

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Enjoying the Great Outdoors

Enjoying the Great Outdoors

After all winters cooped up in the indoor, ponies and people BOTH can’t wait to get back to riding outside. But even when it’s warm, it’s usually too rainy, or the footing is too sloppy, or it’s suddenly 85 degrees and we can’t ride at all when the horses still have...

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10 Year Challenge

10 Year Challenge

As the “Ten Year Challenge” sweeps across social media, we thought we’d share these before and after photos. Proof that dressage really does make horses more beautiful, here’s Anna winning the 10 year challenge…. (summer 2007 on the left, spring 2018 on the...

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Congrats!

Congrats!

Congrats to Amy and the fabulous George for their 7th place finish in the National Dressage Pony Cup – Small Horse Division year end awards!

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George’s Waterloo Debut!

George’s Waterloo Debut!

It was a steaming hot weekend but George was a ROCKSTAR for his first ever rated show. He handled the environment like a champ, then won all four of his classes with scores to 69%, and finally earned the Introductory Level Open Championship! It’s going to be hard to...

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Kicking Off the Season!

Kicking Off the Season!

After getting a bit stir crazy kept holed up all winter long, we couldn’t wait to get a head start on summer with the Albion College USDF Dressage Show. But at six weeks before the usual start to show season, it was unfortunately still April in Michigan and we spent a...

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Everyone Loves George

Everyone Loves George

It took three people to convince her she needed it, but we just couldn’t let Amy leave Equine Affaire without snatching this shirt up! Because everyone does love George.

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2017 Year End Awards

2017 Year End Awards

What an amazing season it was! Final year end awards have been tallied, and it was quite a haul for both girls! Amy Hanney and Cheri Lynn Rose CEH: Reserve Champion – 2017 Waterloo USDF Series Introductory Adult Amateur (67.282% average) Champion – 2017 Midwest...

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Working Hard

Working Hard

Once show season winds down and we’re stuck indoors, we start thinking about our progress (and next show season :-P). One of my favorite ways to check our work is the cruel tool called….video. It shows all the flaws I didn’t want to see, so no hiding by deleting the...

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Winter Fuzzies

Winter Fuzzies

Winter woolies have arrived in full force, though it seems winter itself is a long ways off. To make sure all the horses can cool off properly and not end up DRENCHED with sweat during the lightest of rides, we clip them all to varying degrees. Callie gets stars,...

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Surprise in the Mail

Surprise in the Mail

What a fun surprise waiting in the mailbox! Anna eared the NDPC Partner Show Champion at Waterloo August with a high score of 70.192%. She ALSO won the series championship for her average over all the shows for the year!

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Summer Skips On

Summer Skips On

Summer wrapped up with Anna and Callie going to two more shows at Waterloo, and together won 20 out of 25 tests entered with some stellar scores. PLUS, we found out that Amy and Callie ended up Reserve Champion for the Waterloo Series, and they got to do a victory lap...

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