Thursday, January 1, 2015

2014 - The Year in Review in Pictures Part 1 - Competitions

Wow, I can't believe that 2014 is over and what a year it was!!  This year we hosted the following:

  • 2 USEA/USEF Recognized Horse Trials
  • 2 NEOMTA Mini Trials (which were anything but mini)
  • 2 Jumper Shows & Jumper Derbies
  • 2 Hunter Paces
  • 1 Dressage Show
  • 1 Combined Test
  • Leigh Fischer 
  • Lucinda Green
  • Eric Dierks(2 times)
  • Waylon Roberts
 Clinics taught by Jackie & Kyle
  • Winter Lesson Series @ His Way Farm
  •  Dressage "Ride a Test Clinic"
  • Intro to Eventing Clinic 
In addition to that we held several cross country schooling days and regular lessons.

Whew, it has been a very busy year but we couldn't do it without you.  Thank you for choosing Stone Gate Farm as your competition / clinic destination.  However, none of this would be possible without countless volunteers and I am forever grateful to each and everyone of you especially for those who come year after year competition after competition. I would be remiss if I didn't mention my family who not only do a tremendous work around the farm to make everything possible, but they put up with me when I'm not so easy to live with!!

Rather than a long written review of 2014 I have gathered pictures for the 2014 Year in Review.  Many thanks to Dean Hennings for taking so many great pics; it was hard to pic my favorite ones.  Other photo credits to Brant Gamma Photography, Casual Creations Photography and Gia & Annette Venuto.  I hope you will enjoying seeing them and if you would like to see your picture in the 2015 year in review either tag Stone Gate Farm in your FB pics or ride in the same group as Lisa or Bailey Hennings in a clinic ;)

Event Prep: just a glimpse of what goes on before an event

Banks in need of weeding

More weeds

Weeding ditches

Adding a new log to the Prelim Trakehner

De-barking the Uprooted log

Pulling weeds from the roots

Trimming tree limbs

Setting and dragging rings

Filling low wet spots with gravel


Measuring the Cross Country tracks with the My Course app
Decorating the bank after weeding

What we refer to 'fluffing & stuffing'

Simon's Butterfly Garden decorated by the Tubbs family


Amy Swank & Heidi - first Hunter Pace

Fall Hunter Pace - WRPC Members

Hunter Pace - The Fjords

The Halflingers on parade at the Hunter Pace

Kevin & Laura at the Spring Hunter Pace

Kyle and Jess' Diesel @ Winona

Julie McElhaney checking out the chopper

Firemenr awaiting the Med Flight helicopter

Incoming Med Flight - fortunately we didn't need them

Kristen Curren at Winona

Lisa and Bailey after a good cross country

Jump Judges watching Heidi Hoffman approach their jump

Carrie & Milo - Winners of their division at Stone Gate

Claire on her way to winning her first event

Kelly Felicijan & Vinny @ Winona ... his first Prelim

Fall Hunter Pace winners: Sage, Stephanie, & Barb
Danielle Powelle at the Jumper Show

Gabbie & Whichit @ Stone Gate

Gabbie & Whitchit

Gia & Charlie at the Jumper Show

Joy & Georgia at Stone Gate

Wie & Kelly Patterson

Laura & Tika at the Jumper Show

Ruth Mercer with Pete Landon @ Stone Gate HT

Tracy McPherson &  @ Winona

Tracy & Memphis

Tracy & Memphis well on to their way to winning Winona

Wendy Campbell & Bee

Kevin & his signature bow tie

Jess, Lisa on Dahlia & Kyle

Lisa and Junior

Lisa and Dahlia
Kids making friends

Bailey & Blue

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