Pace Yourself

If you focus on pace—rather than distances—in between fences, you’ll produce a smoother, more flowing round. Because I established my working canter on Louisa Attenborough’s 8-year-old mare Sweet Caroline through the turn, I can relax and stay quiet in her mouth in the approach to our next jump. Amy K. Dragoo One of the most common problems I see juniors […] Continue Reading

State Side Sold

Congratulations Marion Nelson on the purchase of State Side. Thank you Bill Ulmer for all your help and Meggy De Jong for schooling this talented young hunter. We wish you success in future with this lovey horse. We look forward to following his show career in California.

Note from Noelle Floyd

A Note from Noelle Floyd https://www.noellefloyd.com/pages/a-note-from-noelle-floyd Where has the time gone? Since I hit ‘publish’ on my very first blog post six years ago, the time has flown. We’ve launched a sport website, a consulting agency, a print magazine, a YouTube channel, and a lifestyle website. Each phase of this journey has been incredible thanks to the amazing dedication of […] Continue Reading

How an International Hunter Derby Works

Great article from theplaidhorse.com on how an International Hunter Derby Works. From the jog to how the courses must be set up, there is much more that goes into a USHJA International Hunter Derby than what a spectator sees. To further understand the International Hunter Derby, here is a list of everything that goes into one of these classes. Read […] Continue Reading

6 Exercises to Nail Your Hunter Derby, Part 1

Improve your horse’s pace, track and balance by practicing parts of this unique course at home, says derby star Liza Boyd. In Exercise 2, we learn to master the bending line. Liza Towell Boyd Aug 15, 2017 In Part 1 of Liza Boyd’s series on acing your hunter derby rounds, we learned about how to pick up and keep a […] Continue Reading

Skip The Gimmicks, Stick To The Basics With McLain Ward

Great article on The Chronicle of The Horse Middleburg, Va.—June 6 It would have been easy for McLain Ward to jack up the fences and put together a challenging course for his clinic at Rutledge Farm. After all, all four riders in attendance compete in grand prix classes themselves and brought experienced mounts. Instead Ward dialed it back, looking at […] Continue Reading

Win a Free Breeding!

Check out our new Facebook contest! Win a Free Breeding! Our Breeding season is now open and we are offering a FREE BREEDING to your choice of Westporte or Centre Pointe for the 2018 season all you have to do is share post a comment with your name and like this post! Collection and shipping not included. We will announce […] Continue Reading

Successful show in California

Channay York and Meggy de Jong just returned home from a successful show in Thermal, California. Channay rocked the hunters on Centre Pointe with some top ribbons in the young hunter division. Meggy rode both On Pointe and State Side in the Baby Green division with top placings under saddle and over fences.