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August 2012
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Coming Along: Progress on Absolute Addiction
Featured Sale Horse: Juliet
Summer Wrap Up
My Students, A Job Well Done
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Coming Along: Absolute Addiction's 


Gus has settled in and is really coming along nicely on his flatwork as well as over fences. He is really learning to work into the contact and is gaining a lot of confidence. Stay tuned for results as he is scheduled to compete at his first event at Waredaca Horse Trials August 18-19th.



Featured Sale Horse: Juliet 


14-year-old 16h bay Thoroughbred mare.  This lovely mare is a seasoned Preliminary event horse with top placings with several young riders. Juliet has also hunted and would be happy to transition to that full time. She is a brave, confident jumper, and is very correct and obedient on the flat. Great for an ambitious young rider or amateur rider.   

Asking $12,500. 


Meet "Juliet"


As summer is coming to an end, I wanted to give everyone a synopsis of my competition results. I also want to shine some light on two of my students, Michael Hillman and Demery Schriver as they also did very well in their competitions this summer.


Keep reading for a more detailed report!



Summer Wrap Up

Summer 2012 has been very constructive with some respectable finishes as well as learning experiences for the horses. Earlier in June I competed Back in Black at the Waredaca Horse Trials.  
Back in Black was supposed to do the Training/Novice division but accidentally made it into the Training Horse division instead. He was very good at this event considering and was going strong up until the water complex. It was a very hard question for a first training level so I am proud of him. It was a great experience to move forward with. Later at the Maryland Horse Trials I saw a huge improvement with Back in Black.  He was going very strongly until the second water where he had one stop, but went on to complete the course feeling like a real Training horse.  So we'll school a few water complexes before competing again. 
 Photo Credit: Burnt Forest Productions 2012
At the Seneca Valley Horse Trials I competed Ensign Crusher in the Open Training and Jet in the Training Horse. Both horses were a little green but gained a lot of mileage that outing. In July at the Maryland Horse Trials I, BFF Finale competed in Open Novice and did very well finishing 6th out of 11 starters. Mr. Indiscretion also competed in Open Preliminary and finished 6th out of 12 horses. I was very proud of both horses that event.
Overall it has been a very productive and beneficial summer season. I am looking forward to Fair Hill International CCI** in October.



My Students, A Job Well Done
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