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Wow, so much going on; end of season shows, trail rides, birthday parties and new horses arriving at the farm. We were sad to say good-bye to Kiwi! She went home to her owners. I know Sara was happy to have her back and ready to start riding her again.
We want to welcome Sugar and Busta to the farm. Sugar is a rescued Mustang who needs lots of love and carrots. Busta has come down from Ohio. He is an Arab who has shown dressage in the past and a very sweet boy! Snickers will be arriving at the end of the month. He is going to take Sherle to State in the running events!! Go, Sherle!!
HCS has a new horse – Chance! He is too cute, goes English or Western and we are excited to add him to our lesson program.
Our RIFNA team is up and running! We will have our first meet in December over the holidays.
October 29th was the last PCSC show of the season. So, proud of Emily and Rosie – it was Rosie’s first show – and they did awesome!All the HCS riders did a great job showing this season. The PCSC Awards Banquet is coming up and we can’t wait to see all the awards and trophies the girls will be bringing home.
The girls came up with some great costumes for the Halloween Class! To see all the show pictures – facebook!
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from the farm!!
Congratulations to all my NWGHA Riders! We have one more show this season then it is off to Perry, Ga for the State Show Labor Day weekend! Kylie is tearing it up in Queen, Western Pleasure, Halter and Horsemanship. Emily won her Equitation Class! Preacher and I won our reining class!
This coming weekend is the PCSC running show! We are taking 8 riders and trying to claim the youth and adult Buckle series! Turn and Burn!
Welcome to Blue/Romeo and the Burns! Taylor is our up and coming barrel racer!
Kerry found a handsome Morgan named Comet and she and Savannah are excited about their first jumping/dressage/pleasure class!
Magic is visiting and for sale. If you are looking for a great trail horse come take a look at him!
Val has been sold and is happy at her new home with the Rockdale Trail Blazers! We miss her but glad she is doing so well for her new owners!
The ducks and geese have been busy and there are babies everywhere! But they are growing up fast so if you want to see them you better hurry!
And don’t forget if you want to sign up for camp please do so soon. They are filling up!!
We have finalized our summer programs and are really excited about all the different camps and clinics we are able to offer this year.
Advanced camps taught by Shelly Phillips and Kerry Davids. Shelly has been teaching English and Western riding for the past 10 years and Kerry has 15 years experience in English discipline, specializing in 3-day Eventing. Beginner to Intermediate camps taught by Grace Shultz and Nikki VanWyke. Nikki has a degree in Special Education and 10 years riding/training experience. Trail clinics will be offered throughout the summer and taught by natural horsemanship clinician Jeri Flint. High Country Stables is located just 15 minutes from 75 off exit #278.
June 11th Extreme Trail Clinic – 9:00 to 4:00 – $100.00 per rider. Bring a sack lunch.
June 13th to 17th – 7 years old and up – Beginner to Intermediate Camp – English or Western Riding – 9:00 to 3:00 – $325.00 for the week! Limit 10 Riders
June 20th to 24th – Evening Camp – 7 years old and up – Beginner to Advanced Camp – English Riding, with one night of Western – 6:00 to 9:00 – $250.00 for the week. Limited to 8 riders
June 27th to July 2nd – 5 to 7 years old – 9:00 to 1:00 – $250 for the week. Limit 8 riders
June 9th and 10th Jumping Clinic – 9:00 to 4:00. Limit to 10 riders – Beginner to Advanced.
July 11th to 15th – 7 years old and up – Beginner to Intermediate Camp – English or Western Riding – 9:00 to 3:00 – $325.00 for the week! Limit 10 Riders
July 18th to 22nd – Evening Camp – 7 years old and up – Beginner to Advanced Camp – English Riding, with one night of Western – 6:00 to 9:00 – $250.00 for the week. Limited to 8 riders
July 25th to 29th – 10 and up – Advanced Camp(must be able to tack up horse and walk, trot and canter) – English with Jumping and Dressage. Western Riding – Pleasure, Barrel or Reining! – 9:00 to 4:00 – $350.00 for the week. Limit 10 Riders
June 10th and July 8th Fun Days! 9:00 to 3:00 – $50.00– Ages 7 and up. Limit 15
For more information on summer camps please click the camp button. For more information on the Jumping or Extreme Trail clinic please click the Clinics button.
Camps are already beginning to fill up! Please reserve your spot today.
the HCS Gang
Let’s try this again! And this time the weather will be sunny and warm!!
Please join us April 2nd from 12:00 to 3:00 for pony rides, face painting, live music, tack swap and sale, games and to meet all the crazy animals – peanut, our pig, a duck that thinks he is a chicken, a chicken who likes to sit in your lap
and our sweet bunny, Tater Tot! $5.00 at the door! Food will be served in the conference facility.
Get your camera’s ready! May is “best photo of the month” contest. Send us your favorite HCS horsey picture and win a free 1 hour riding lesson. We will pick the winner May 30th!
Spring and warmer days are finally here! The wintry weather seemed like it would never leave and now, all the trees are green, the flowers are blooming and our lake is full of baby geese and ducks! I love this time of year! All the horses are losing their winter coats and no longer look like Woolly Mammoths.
We have been working very hard on the farm, spreading grass seed, picking up rocks, building a bunny pen and mending fences. The horses are being very patient, waiting for the grass to grow. Today we put Dixie and Val in the front pasture and it was so fun watching them run through the fields and flowers!
Don’t forget to sign up for summer camp! The first two camps are almost full! There are only 1 or 2 spots left.
The HCS Group!
This is our 25th Valentine’s day since we got married – and the first one in a long time with snow on the ground!
Ryan, although sick all week, somehow miraculously got well in time to snowboard with a feed bag!
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The horses were talking as they often do, when we aren’t there to hear them and neither are you. Preacher, ears back, trying to act tough, was whispering something to Rascal who had had quite enough.
Scout sang Jingle Bells at the top of his range, Hunter’s head moved in time though he thought him quite strange. Rocky and Dusty outside were really okay, cause they had all night to eat all of that hay.
Mac was snug in his place right next to Kokie, and Lex on the end hummed White Christmas in a low key. Midnight knew very well which horse was here first, and laughed out at Callie – whose plans of revenge she rehearsed.
Sugar was sad cause he didn’t yet fit in, heard Petie thumping Drummer Boy and gladly joined in. Cody looked across the aisle happy to see, that Digger made much more of a mess than did he;
And up at the house minis were eating again, happy to get out of the cold and the rain. When out in the paddock there arose such a clatter, everyone’s ears perked up – what on Earth is the matter?
First they could hear the thump of big paws, and smell the bad breath and see the big claws;
They begin to get nervous and all started to whinny, (all except for Hunter who was a bit skinny);
And to their surprise out on the road, there appeared a small waif carrying a big load;
Could it be they asked was this the big day? Had Santa really come would they get extra hay?
And into the barn with a smile and big mutt; and arms full of carrots and candy and stuff,
Was their favorite Santa coming to see them? On Christmas morning, she wanted to free them!
From the long night of their talking, singing and sore feet –
Shelly wished them Merry Christmas and cried – its time to eat!
Shelly knows she has to stay on top of her game to be able to teach lessons to others. We have been very fortunate to have at High Country Stables some really good trainers. Currently we have a Level 3 Dressage Rider training some of the advanced lessons kids in jumping and teaching Shelly advanced horsemanship.
We love Leeanne Ellingson and her warm blood horses, Saba, Willa and Cooper!
Thanks to everybody who came out to the barn for the Christmas party! We had lot of great food and fun. It was great to see and meet all the people who help makes High Country the fun and successful stables it is.
We hope the kids are not too sore from their rugby game in the ring last night!