Monthly Archives: July 2008

Dressage at New England –

This is video of a beautiful dressage test at New England.   This is Rosevale Leggo owned by Bill Broe. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/nxu5KnZMXcM" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]

Video of 2 yr old Park Harness Stake – New England

Here is video of the 2 year old Park Harness Stake.  Thanks to the viewers who gave it to me! [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/TP6BNsAkZfA" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]

Morgan Medallion Classic Regional Championship adds UPHA Pink Ribbon Class

The Morgan Medallion Classic has designated the Ladies English Pleasure Championship on Saturday morning (8/16) as the UPHA Pink Ribbon Class for the show.  The show has proudly joined together with the UPHA to use the opportunity to raise awareness of (and hopefully some $$ for) breast cancer research.  We look forward to seeing the entrants…

Morgan Horse Show Judging – What Are YOU Willing to Do?

There has been a lot of discussion about not only the judging at New England this year, but about how deplorable horse show judging is in general.  Complaining about the judging has probably been going on since the very first horse show.  However, I have seen very few suggestions for improvement or change.  What are…

Anyone keep score of the judges?

While we’re on the topic of judges, I was curious to find out how many exhibitors actually keep a list of bad judges they would not consider spending their money to receive opinions from…  Many of us are not showing 4-H here and have to spend considerable amounts of capital to take our horses to…

New England is it worth the money?

Yes, I do believe we need to expand the judges pool, but I don’ think making professional horseman all apply for thier judges card is the answer.   Some of the professionals may be successful with the morgan show horse, but does everyone have what it takes to place a given class from first to last. …

Hunter braids

I bought a hunter this year…and haven’t ridden hunt since I was 13 yrs old. Back then, I was able to braid my own horse (yarn braids), but have long forgotten how. Heck, sometimes I have a hard time remembering my kids names…and let’s not even talk about where I put the car keys! My…

Your Administrator is an IDIOT

Due to the early morning hour (or my just being just plain dumb) I accidentally erased my video from Gold Cup on YouTube.  The post are still on the blog but when the video is clicked on, it says the video is no longer available.  I will try to get as many back up as I can. …

Blue Ridge Classic Morgan Division Results

Here are the results for the Blue Ridge Classic, Ashville, NC.  Thanks to the Show Committee for allowing me to post the Morgan Division Class results. Morgan Judge: Kathryn Schwartz, Troy, Ohio Morgan English Pleasure Adult Amateur  1 CN A Touch Better (Jason Harrell, rider; Jason Harrell, owner)  2 Claridge Freedom’s Spirit (Natalie Tetterton, rider;…

New Poll-Professional Trainers And Judging

I have been reading all the responses and discussion regarding the judging at NE last week.  Many people on the blog were very disappointed and frustrated with the class results, even the point of wanting to write to the show committee to voice their concerns (See “Trainers Who Judge” and “New England…Good Show?”).  While I think…