A big thank you to everyone who came out this past weekend to support Kayla and Haley. We had an awesome turn-out and the weather couldn’t have been more beautiful. It was really nice to see a lot of old friends and catch up!
Summer camps are quickly filling up! Please let me know if you would like to reserve a spot. We have combined the July 8th to 12th camp to make it beginner to Advanced, having the beginners ride together and the more advanced riders ride together. These camps are packed with lots of fun, riding instruction, crafts and team building, so don’t miss out.We are very proud of our son, Ian, who started on the farm with us when he was 12. July 23rd he leaves for Texas, and the Air Force to start his training as a Combat Controller. He has helped us grow the farm and we will miss him more than words can say and very, very proud of him!
Our RIFNA season is coming to an end and everyone who has been with us from the beginning of the season has qualified for Districts!! Way to go HCS riders! You guys rock!!! We had a RIFNA show at the farm Saturday and added some fun classes! Freestyle reining and Derby jumping!
Congratulations to Savannah and Comet for winning the Derby Saturday!
Good luck to Cowgirl and Ashley. They are heading to Wills Park this weekend for Cowgirl’s debut into the Hunter circuit.
We are loving having Emily Tomlinson come to the farm once a month to work with us on the Ranch Horse classes.
Summer camps slots are going fast. Please let me know if you would like to sign up! We have a great summer scheduled planned.
Buddy the Chinese Duck has returned, along with the ducks and the some of the Geese! Spring is just around the corner!
This Saturday at 11:00 we will have our annual High Country Stables winter horse show. Beginner classes will be in the morning followed by our advanced Western Ranch classes and English hunter/jumpers classes. We will have pizza and drinks for lunch! Music – a cake walk – and lots of fun!
Hard to believe Spring is just around the corner. Can’t complain too much about the winter – it has been pretty mild, enough rain to bring the lake back up and have the creeks running again.
Keep your fingers crossed! We have rescheduled our annual barn show for February 2nd. Show starts at 11:00. We will have our beginner rider classes, followed by our advanced Western Ranch Horse classes and will finish the show with our advanced English riders and Jumpers. We will have snacks, pizza for lunch and drinks. Spectators are welcome
February 18th we will celebrate Presidents with a RIFNA show at the farm. Show will start at 10:00.
February 23rd we are back at In Your Dreams Farm for a RIFNA show.
Update on the horses! Midnight is still as majestic as always. Cody has found his calling as a ranch horse. Chance has learned to pick up his feet while jumping and has turned out to be a very cute English mover. Preacher has been retired to trail work and the occasional running show – his hocks just aren’t what they used to be. Dallas is just fun, fun, fun to ride and excels in English and Western classes. We are so proud of Cowgirl and how versatile she has become, from reining, to ranch horse to jumper. Digger is just Digger and still the little kids favorite. Rosie has filled out and loves jumping and English. On January 1st Hunter turned 32 and has earned his retirement. It will not be the same without the old man around the farm but he will be able to finish out his days with lots of loving from children in need.
All the other farm animals are doing well and would love some extra treats if anyone would like to stop by for a visit!
The HCS gang
Unfortunately – we have had to postpone the show scheduled for today to February 2. Although we were in perfect shape last night – it rained much of the night. (Doesn’t mother earth listen to the weather channel??)
We appreciate your support in these difficult times! And we will see you Feb 2!
I hope everyone had a great holiday season, filled with lots of presents, family, joy and love! And now back to work and school
This Sat. January 12th is our annual winter barn show! We will have classes for the beginners, advanced Hunter and Dressage and Ranch horse riders. Should be tons of fun. Feel free to come out and watch – no charge! Show starts at 11:00
January 26th we will be in Alpharetta for a RIFNA show.
Goose will be taking his public access test soon to become a certified service dog. One of our 2013 goals is to start training service dogs for paws4people!
Life is good on the farm!
Lot’s happening around the barn in December!
December 7th is our annual HCS Holiday party! I just hope the conference room can hold all our riders and families. We have grown so much in the last few years and we are very thankful for everyone who is apart of farm.
December 26th – Fun Day – 9:00 to 1:00 – $45.00 a rider – games, riding, crafts and snacks! Don’t miss the fun. Limited to 15 riders.
December 29th - Horse Show at the farm – Western and English classes for our beginners, jumping and dressage for our advanced English riders and Ranch horse classes for our advanced Western Riders. Show starts at 11:00. Please feel free to come out and watch.
We would like to welcome the Saunders and their new horse Montana!
Congratulations to all our RIFNA riders. We had a show November 18th at In Your Dreams Farm and came home with lots of blue ribbons!
All the horses had a Spa day last week. They were bathed, braided and clipped and all looked fabulous.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Hard to believe my little guy is turning 21 this week. Happy Birthday, Ian!!
The geese and ducks are finally heading out for the winter! The horses are starting to get fluffy with their winter coats and show season is up and running. Congratulations to all our RIFNA riders. We brought home a lot of blue ribbons.Our next RIFNA show is November 17th at In Your Dreams Farm.
Shelly has been working Cowgirl, getting her ready for whatever discipline is called for that day – that pony can do it all from reining, to jumping to English Pleasure and she is joy to ride.
October 27th is the Paulding County Saddle Club Charity Show. We have 15 riders going to compete. We would love to have everyone out cheering us on. Taking several new riders and this will be their first time ever showing. We know they will do awesome.
The Phillips Gang