IRIDE will be in Florida from January 2-March 7, 2015.
We will be working out of Edith Bradshaw's beautiful facility in Vero Beach, Florida. There are 17 stalls at this facility, as well as an enclosed arena that fits two dressage arenas(!), a half polo-field, which is wonderful to work on, a half-mile dirt oval (think about the PSI photos where we all drool over the gorgeous horses for sale that are presented around the track), and grassy paddocks for turn-out.
If you are interested in stabling at this facility, please contact me at any time during December 2014 through January 2015 for availability and price. All labor and care must be provided by boarder....dry stalls only (there is some availability of an efficiency apartment on-site; inquire for details).
We hope to see you in Florida, and for those of you who have to stay behind, I am still available on a 1-2 day excursion basis if you want to organize a clinic with a 6 rider minimum. Call for scheduling.
IRIDE will be back in March, and will resume the normal schedule of students/lessons as soon as I return.
As always, I can be reached by phone, text or email:
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM IRIDE!!!
DRESSAGE AT GREYSTONE RESULTS:
SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014--
First Level Test 2-- 69.459% (1st place)
Second Level Test 1-- 64.143% (1st place)
SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014--
First Level Test 2-- 72.568% (1st place, high score award)
FIRST LEVEL TEST 2-- 72.027%, 1st place (first level high score of the show)
FIRST LEVEL TEST 1-- 69.138%, 1st place
FIRST LEVEL TEST 2-- 67.793%, 1st place
5/3/2014--Update!! Jelle won High Score First Level Open on Sunday, as well!
I will be adding several new horses for sale to this website in the next couple weeks. If you are in the market for a horse, please feel free to peruse the HORSES FOR SALE page, and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. These are not the only horses I have available, as I have many contacts throughout the United States, Europe and South America. I can locate and match almost any horse and rider.
IRIDE would like to welcome the following new students and their horses:
Mary Jane Wilson and her 6 year old Trakehner mare, Indie
Georgianna Pollack and her 4 year old Holsteiner gelding, Cash
Prudence Pitcock and her Dutch Warmblood Gelding, Willy
And congratulations to IRIDE student, Kay Kendsor on her purchase of Dually, a 6 year old AQHA Gelding, who will be her second horse as she brings along her 5 year old Georgian Grande mare, Nadia
Thank you to all the new students for embracing the IRIDE philosophy. I look forward to a long, happy, successful relationship with each of you and your wonderful horses!
The Mountain Music Dressage Show was a huge success! IRIDE student, Julie Baxley and her Trakehner gelding, Moondancer (photo below by Priceless Photos) got their qualifying scores for the Trakehner All-Breeds Award. She garnered all scores between 61-63+% for two first place, a second place and a third. The show organizers were awesome to work with, and Sandy Donovan (show manager and secretary) did a great job! The next show dates for Mountain Music Dressage at Rainsville Agri-Business Center are May 10-11, 2014 and Sept. 14-15, 2014. We are all looking forward to it!!
Julie Baxley and Moondancer
Several IRIDE students will be competing at the Mountain Music Dressage Show in Rainsville, AL on September 21-22, 2013.
IRIDE will have reserved seating at "B". Come check out the show! The organizers have put a lot of work into some special events and incentives. It should be a lot of fun!
For more information and directions to the Northeast Alabama Agri-business Center in Rainsville, please visit the show website.
IRIDE would like to welcome new students, Julie Baxley of Salem Meadow Farm on Lookout Mountain, GA and her horses MoonDancer and Mistro, Cindy Meadows also from Lookout Mountain on the Welsh Pony, Patriot, Stephanie on her Danish Sport Pony, and Lane, Hazel, Gabby, Elizabeth, Sadler and Kennedy, all of whom ride at Salem Meadow Farm. Also, welcome to Tonya Bruno of Ooltewah, TN with her four beautiful Morgan sporthorses, and Kay Kendsor of Summerville, GA with her wonderful young Georgian Grande mare, Nadia. It is a pleasure to be working with all these talented students and their horses. I look forward to an awesome show season!
CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW STUDENT, JULIE B., WHO COMPETED HER YOUNG HORSE IN HIS FIRST CANTER-CLASSES (TRAINING LEVEL, TEST ONE AND TWO), AT THE GREATER ATLANTA SOUTHERN DRESSAGE SHOW I, AT THE GEORGIA INTERNATIONAL HORSE PARK IN CONYERS ON APRIL 6, 2013. SHE ACHIEVED TWO SCORES OVER 60% (61+% AND 63+%) TOWARDS THE USDF PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE FOR HER HORSE.
ON SUNDAY, APRIL 7, THEY CONTINUED TO IMPROVE, SHOWING MORE CONFIDENCE AND POLISH, AND COMING AWAY WITH A 65.0% IN TRAINING LEVEL TEST 1 FOR 2ND PLACE, AND 64% IN TRAINING LEVEL TEST 2 FOR 3RD PLACE.
CONGRATULATIONS ON A GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT!
IRIDE HAS RELOCATED TO THE MOUNTAINS!
Our new location is: 170 Road 9026 Mentone, AL 35984
Mary's cell phone number is the same: 772-473-0528
We are very excited to be here in the mountains of northeast Alabama, and are grateful and excited about the warm welcome we have received! Mary has added several new students, but does still have openings in the schedule for a few more. We will be travelling to shows for those who are interested in competition, and Mary will travel to your facility for weekly lessons as well.
If you are in the Alabama/Tennessee/Georgia area, and are interested in lessons or participating in a clinic, please give Mary a call!
Attention, Western Riders!
Have you heard about the new discipline?
Want to make your western horse more responsive?
Want to have an additional way to compete with your western horse,
in western attire?
Ready to bring your skills to the next level?
Sign up forWESTERN DRESSAGE LESSONS with IRIDE!
Did you know that Mary McGuire Smith originally rode Western?
She has trained horses and riders in the western disciplines, and is qualified to teach WESTERN DRESSAGE
Call today for more information on individual lessons AND group clinics!!
New for 2012, credit cardsare now accepted!
Beginning November 15, 2012, we will be accepting credit and debit card payments for IRIDE services.
You may use Visa, Mastercard, or Discover!
Finally, the convenience of a credit card for lessons and training!
The Dancing Horse Dressage Club's October Schooling show was very nice, with a LOT of rides! Jelle's rides were late in the afternoon, giving us lots of time to get settled in and watch the earlier show. Everyone that participated did an awesome job! Jelle's scores were 65.600% in Training Level test 3 (not bad considering he was very nervous about the sound coming from the aluminum bleachers!), and 70.172% in First Level Test 1, for second place. I was very proud of him! Here is a photo of him from a training session a week before the show. (no photographer at the show, unfortunately!)
2003 IMPORTED FRIESIAN GELDING
by FEITSE 293 X VROUWKE VAN 'DE KOETSERIJ'
The Henk van Bergen Clinic, hosted by Delante Dressage in Palm City, FL was awesome, as always and provided valuable insight for continued training of both Dancing on Air and Sir Wimbledon, both owned by Edith Bradshaw of Vero Beach, FL. We were hoping to get video of the clinic, but having enough people to do everything is sometimes not possible. We look forward to the next one, tentatively scheduled for sometime in early spring 2012.
I want to take this public opportunity to personally thank Luis Denizard for organizing and hosting the regular clinics, and especially to Henk van Bergen, whose guidance is so valuable to me as a trainer in an area that is just on the outskirts of "dressage mecca", and therefore sometimes the opportunities are hard to come by.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL STUDENTS, TEACHERS, HORSES AND FRIENDS OF IRIDE!
YOU ALL MEAN SO MUCH TO ME!!
I LOOK FORWARD TO OUR CONTINUED PARTNERSHIPS AND EXCITING PLANS FOR 2012!
MEET DONNA DORA!
She is a 7 year old grey Holsteiner approved Oldenburger mare by Donnerschlag (xDonnerhall) out of Drezden (xDuellglanz).
IRIDE is proud to own such a high quality mare that will produce outstanding dressage-type offspring.
These important Oldenburg/Hannoverian bloodlines make her a very valuable broodmare. In addition, she is wonderful under saddle with great gaits and a wonderful work ethic.
The search is on to find a super stallion to produce offspring that will continue adding value to the important lines of this outstanding mare.
The first foal will be for sale. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on Donna Dora's picture at right for more information.
Donna Dora-Donnerschlag (xDonnerhall) x Drezden (xDuellglanz)
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