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March 2013
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Update on Gus
Don't forget Gracie!
Trip's Success at Pine Top
Bennett's Creek Clinic: March 17th
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Absolute Addiction on his way to success this season!
Gus has been schooling well lately and is really impressing me with his scope and natural ability. I am looking forward to competing him in his first Training-level event this month! Stay tuned to see how this youngster does!
  (photo credit: Katherine Rizzo)
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Adorable Grey Conn/TB FOR SALE

 Goodness Gracious (aka Gracie) is a 19yr, 14.3 Conn/TB mare. She is a super cute jumper and has evented through Training level. She would also do very well in the Hunters. Easy to ride and handle, no issues, sound. Has some melanomas due to being grey. Would be suitable for a Pony Clubber or adult amateur. Gracie would also excel in the hunter ring with her even temperament, great movement and jumping form. Good home is a must. 
Asking $3,500.00

2013 is upon us and Rock Solid Training is off to a busy start! I had a great time in Aiken the past month however, I have missed all my clients here at home! Now, my competition schedule is in full-swing and I am preparing to head back to Maryland soon.


Keep reading to find out more about my 2013 thus far!



Mr. Indiscretion: Star at Pine Top Horse Trials

Trip competed at both Pine Top Horse Trials this past month. At the first show, his cross-country was awesome! He was confident and went around the tough course like it was no big deal. At the second show, the big improvement was with his dressage. He was great! This was evident as he went from a 13th place finish to a 6th place finish at the second show. I am very impressed with his progress and am looking forward to moving him up to Advanced very soon!
(Photo credit:  Cynthia Lawler) 
Bennett's Creek Clinic: A Success and Another one on the Way!
Back in January, I taught a clinic at Bennett's Creek Farm. This was a blast as there was a full turnout! It is always great to be able to share my knowledge with others and see them progress in their own training.

I will be teaching another clinic there in April. Stay tuned for more details as it gets closer.
Student Shines Already in 2013
Recently, in mid-February, student Demery Schriver, and her mare Athena had their best finish yet at Paradise Farm Horse Trials! They finished 2nd place in a competitive Training level. She and her mare will be moving up this season, so stay tuned to see where this great pair will go!
Also, one of my client's horses, Saint Marcos, (owned by Amy Schull), finished his first-ever recognized event at Paradise Farms. 
Rock Solid Training
Katie Wherley
6950 Burkittsville Road
Middletown, MD 21769

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