|Hannah getting a little 'air'|
|Lisa & Banks working on accuracy|
|Laura & Tika showing good form|
|Ruth Mercer & the 'faux trakehner' under Lucinda's watchful eye|
|Hannah dropping into the water for the first time|
|Kyle & Jack into the Prelim drop into water|
|Lisa & Banks making it look easy|
|Eric & Bailey riding Blue|
|All those spectators & riders taking it all in|
|Nancy Koch & Ferris|
|Anthony Del Savio & Red|
|Marissa Abram & Margee|
|Bear is enjoying the clinic too!|
|Stephanie and Sandy|
|WRPC Members after a lesson|
|Colin Gaffney in a Pony Club clinic|
|Cross Country schooling day ... Kyle got on a few ;)|
|Gia & Charlie|
|Bailey & Blue|
|Jeni Gaffney & Grover|
|A full parking lot the first xc schooling of 2014|
|Kyle and Lisa|
|Brandi & Bailey|
|Jackie directing riders @ His Way Farm Winter Lesson Series|
|A beautiful last ride with Wie|
|Shelby and Wie|
Jack moved up to Prelim in 2014 and with 5 clean cross country rounds they have their eye on a CCI* in 2015. Kyle really enjoyed competing at the Prelim level again and was very proud of Jack who he started from scratch as an unstarted 3 year old.
|Jack's second Prelim @ South Farm|
|Jack making the wide narrow faced Wedge look easy|
|Jill @ Pinetop|
|Jill @ Spring Bay|
|Jill and Clara|
|Margee's first Training @ Winona|
|Margee at Jump Start|
Rosie is a Connemara/TB cross who is the first offspring of Blue Ridge Monroe. She turned 4 years old in Oct. and currently pushing 15.2 Rosie began her training this spring with a lot of long reining and ground driving. When it came time to start her under saddle it was a breeze. By her 3rd ride she she went for a trail ride and led the entire ride, her 4th ride she was trail riding by herself, her 5th ride she was going through the water jump and up and down the bank. Her 6th ride she to did the entire Intro cross country course and a few starter jumps. She was ridden during the madness of the Mini Trials schooling day and she been on a rode trip for the sole purpose of hanging out in the trailer while the horse she came with was ridden!
Just 8 weeks after her first ride under saddle she did her first Mini Trials and won the Very Green division. Since then she has done two more competitions at the Starter level.and a jumper show at Chagrin Valley Farms with a 12 year old. This is a level headed horse who truly wants to please and is going to develop into one of those horses that either is handed down from one sibling to another or becomes a ‘forever’ horse for a lucky junior or adult amateur!
Atti is a 4 year old OTTB mare that Kyle picked up this spring. He has been taking his time with her but so far she's been calm and willing about anything she's been asked. She has successfully completed a couple of events at the Beginner Novice level as well as a couple of jumper shows. Kyle is looking forward to seeing how she develops in 2015.
|Atti at South Farm|
Silky is a 3 year old TB filly that Kyle has galloped for Ruberto racing. He really thought she had a lot of potential and he let Rubertos know that he would definitely be interested in her when she was ready to retire form racing. Right know Silky is being let down from racing and Kyle is really excited to see how she comes along in 2015.
|Silky showing her 'fancy pants' trot|
KSEquestrian Horses in Training
O'Reilly is a lovely Irish Draft horse who Kyle rode and competed and ultimately sold while in Aiken over the winter.
|Mary and O'Reilly enjoying a day out hunting|
Paradox aka Junior, owned by Dean and Lisa Hennings came to Stone Gate last spring to broaden his horizons. He was a good student and Lisa is now successfully competing him at the Beginner Novice level.
|Kyle introducing Jr to the ditch and the water|
|Lisa and Jr on their way to the win at the SGF Mini Trials|
Diesel, owned by Jess Vezza, comes to SGF periodically throughout the year for a little of KSE 'bootcamp' and for Kyle to compete. They have been competing at the Beginner Novice & Novice and always in the ribbons.
|Diesel @ Winona|
Mac is a 4 year old Connemara bred and owned by Cool Springs Farm. Mac is by the great eventing stallion Ardceltic Art. He came to KSE to get started. Since he had just been gelded it took a little longer than usual to get him under saddle. Kyle spent the better part of the summer hacking him out to get him physically strong and balanced without putting too much mental strain on him. He need to learn to go forward and go where he was told and at what pace. He has a lovely canter and a really nice jump
|Mac shown with his pre - long lining gear on.|