December 20, 2012
On Sunday Carolyn took Jayvyn to his first ever show under-saddle, and we couldn't have been more proud of how he performed. He behaved with maturity well beyond his age of three years old, and it was just an added bonus when he came away with 2nd place in the Low Hunter under-saddle class. The future looks very bright for this athletic youngster.
December 10, 2012
This past Saturday Carolyn and Ianto competed at the very well attended TWA Jumper Show. They had a wonderful outing, and where thrilled to place 6th out of 25 and 5th out of 20 in the Low Jumpers. Video
November 27, 2012
On Sunday Carolyn and Ianto competed at the Morningside Farm Combined Test. They put in a lovely dressage test to score 30.5 and had a terrific clean round in show jumping to place 3rd in a large Beginner Novice division. Photos by Kate Samuels and Kathy Holl.
November 11, 2012
Today marked a true milestone for Catty and Carolyn as they competed at the CDCTA Horse Trials in a Prelim division, the first time at this level for both of them. They had an awesome day, including a great run around the huge cross-country course. It was very exciting when they finished in 3rd place! With that placing they are qualified for the 2013 Area 2 Prelim Championships! Now Catty will get a well-deserved break while Carolyn focuses on the youngsters. Photos by Brant Gamma Photography.
November 6, 2012
This past weekend could not have gone better. Carolyn made the trek with Catty to Lexington, VA for the VA Horse Trials and what a great time they had. On Friday night they competed in the show jumping test in the coliseum and placed 2nd out of over 40 riders! They had an amazing outing in their Training division, leading from beginning to end, finishing on their dressage score, for a fabulous victory. On top of this, they were a member of the winning CDCTA Training level team for the East Coast Adult Team Championship. It was truly a terrific weekend. VIDEO Photos by Brant Gamma Photography.
October 28, 2012
Yesterday Carolyn and Catty competed at the Morningside Farm Combined Test for their first competition at Prelim. They had a very successful outing, putting in a lovely dressage test to score 29.5 and went clean in show jumping to finish in 2nd place. Photos by Kathy Holl.
October 15, 2012
On Saturday Carolyn and Catty went up to the Maryland Horse Trials. They had a fabulous outing, including a terrific trip around the cross-country course and finished on their dressage score to place 6th. Photos by GRC Photography.
October 8, 2012
Today Carolyn took Ianto to the Morningside Farm Combined Test. He handled a loose horse galloping toward him while warming up for dressage ok, and went on to put in a decent dressage test. He jumped around clean in show jumping to finish in 2nd place in a large division.
October 7, 2012
Today Carolyn and Catty competed in the Area 2 Novice Championships at Morven Park. They had a terrific day, including a wonderful, bold cross-country round. They finished on their dressage score of 37.50 to place 12th out of 30. Video
October 2, 2012
This past weekend we took Kaiya down to North Carolina for a Buck Brannaman clinic. It was a clinic to get her started undersaddle and we couldn't be more thrilled with how she did. Kaiya handled the strange venue, very busy atmosphere and being started underadddle all with aplomp. We can't wait to see what this filly is doing in a few years.
September 24, 2012
This past Sunday Carolyn took Ianto to the Fox Chase Jumper Show in Middleburg. He did really well, and put in some lovely rounds. They placed in all their classes, including 3rd out of 8 in the Novice Jumpers.
September 16, 2012
Yesterday Carolyn and Catty went to the Seneca Valley Horse Trials for their third event at Training level. Dressage again didn't go quite as planned, but the show jumping and cross-country were terrific. They finished on their dressage score of 39.10 to place 5th. This score was the final one needed to earn their USEA Training Silver Award. Video Photos by GRC Photography.
September 15, 2012
On Thursday evening Carolyn and Ianto went to final show of the CDCTA Dressage Series. They earned great scores of 66% and 67% along with wonderful remarks from the judge. We were quite excited when they ended up with the series Championship for Intro level.
September 9, 2012
Yesterday Carolyn took Ianto to the jumper show at Moriah Farm. Due to time constraints they had to compete unjudged, but Ianto behaved wonderfully and put in a couple nice rounds over the courses. Video
September 3, 2012
This past weekend Carolyn and Catty competed in their second Training level event at the Loudoun Hunt Horse Trials. Dressage didn't go quite as hoped, but the jumping phases went wonderfully. They had a fabulous clear in show jumping, and a bold cross country round well under the optimum time. They finished on their dressage score to place 8th in a large division. Photo by GRC Photography
August 14, 2012
On Sunday Carolyn took both Ianto and Catty to the Morningside Training Farm Combined Test. We were thrilled when Ianto placed 1st in his large Baby Novice division, especially since this was only his 2nd combined test. He also completed a jumping round at Beginner Novice height for practice, and went clear. The day ended wonderfully when Catty got a terrific dressage score of 30.7, and finished on that to place 2nd in her Training level division. Photos of Ianto by Kate Samuels.
August 10, 2012
Yesterday Carolyn and Ianto went to the CDCTA Dressage Schooling Show. It was a terrific outing, and only Ianto's second dressage show. They won their class with a score of 66.75% for the Intro C test.
July 31, 2012
This past Sunday Carolyn took Ianto to his first ever Combined Test at Morningside Training Farm. It was a terrific day, with beautiful weather. Ianto had a nice dressage test to score a 37.5 and had a clear show jumping round. This placed him 8th in a large baby novice division. We couldn't be more pleased with how he is progressing.
July 28, 2012
Yesterday evening Carolyn and Catty once again competed at Twilight Jumpers at Great Meadow. In a very competitive Child/Adult Classic of 20 entries they came away with 8th place after a wonderful double clear. Photos by Callie Broaddus.
July 7, 2012
Yesterday Kaiya competed in the 2 year old Future Event Horse class at the Maryland Horse Trials. She was beautifully behaved, despite the scorching temperatures and all the bugs. She showed wonderfully in the ring and received good scores for her conformation and walk.
July 1, 2012
On Friday night Carolyn competed Catty at Twilight Jumpers at Great Meadow in the Child/Adult Classic. It was a great night, and despite the extreme heat a lot of fun. They gave up just one rail in an otherwise terrific round. Photos by Callie Broaddus.
June 24, 2012
Yesterday at the Surefire Horse Trials Carolyn and Catty made the move up to Training, the first for both of them. They earned a 35.50 in dressage, then proceeded to have a fault free round over a very tough stadium course. On cross-country they had a great go, and finished clear within the time. It was a great outing, and they placed 3rd in their division, qualifying them for the Area 2 Training Championships this fall.
June 19, 2012
On Sunday Carolyn and Catty attended the Seneca Valley Horse Trials. They had a wonderful double clear in both stadium and cross-country to finish on their dressage score of 35.70 to place 7th. Video Photo by GRC Photography.
June 16, 2012
This past Thursday Carolyn took Ianto to his first ever dressage show, where he also had to compete at night under lights for the first time. He handled the environment very well and we were thrilled when he won his 2nd class with a test score of 69.375%.
June 3, 2012
Yesterday Carolyn and Catty competed at the Waredaca Horse Trials. They had a wonderful outing, finishing on their terrific dressage score of 27.4 to win their large division. This score was the 3rd they needed to earn the USEA Novice Gold Award. They are also now qualified for the American Eventing Championships.
May 28, 2012
On Saturday Carolyn took Ianto to the Sandstone Farm Jumper Show for his debut competing over fences and he was a superstar. He was clean in both rounds and ended up winning both classes. The future looks bright for this 4 year old.
May 22, 2012
This past weekend Carolyn and Catty made their debut at First level, and had a great outing. They scored in the 60's on both tests, including some scores of 8 and 9, and came home with 2nd and 3rd place ribbons.
May 6, 2012
Yesterday Carolyn and Catty made the trek to Cockeysville, MD for the MCTA Horse Trials. The trip was definitely worthwhile as they WON their novice division finishing on their dressage score of 32.2. This placing also qualifies them for the Area 2 Novice Championships this fall. Video Photos by GRC Photography.
May 1, 2012
This past Saturday was the Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Horse Trials, where Carolyn and Catty made their move up to Novice. It was a terrific outing, with a 33.5 in dressage, and double clean in stadium and cross-country to finish 6th in a big and competitive division.
April 15, 2012
Yesterday Catty and Carolyn went to Hunt Club Farms in Berryville, VA to compete in their combined test. They placed first in the Novice division with a terrific 28.7 in dressage and a clear show jumping round. Next up is the LHPC Horse Trials the end of this month.
April 4, 2012
This past weekend Catty and Carolyn competed in their first USEA horse trials since 2006, and came away with 2nd place in a large Beginner Novice Rider division! They were tied for first after dressage, and had double clean rounds in both stadium and cross-country, but weren't close enough to optimum time so placed 2nd. This placing qualifies them for the Area 2 Championships. It was a terrific start to the season, and we can't wait for the next outing. Photo by GRC Photography.
March 18, 2012
Carolyn and Catty attended their first outing of the year yesterday, the CDCTA combined test. It was Catty's first competition in four years, and she did wonderfully, including a bold, clean round in stadium. They placed 4th in their Beginner Novice division, and will head to the Morven Park horse trials the end of this month. Photos by Katharine Holl.
February 22, 2012
The horses are coming along well this winter, and we have been lucky with a mild winter. Carolyn and Catty have been working hard in dressage lessons with Kelly Weatherhead and jumping lessons with Kurt Martin to get ready for the spring eventing competitions. Ianto has also been kept in work as time allows, and we look forward to getting him to lessons and competitions this spring. First competition of the year is next month at the CDCTA Combined Test where Catty and Carolyn will be competing at Beginner Novice.
January 6, 2012
Happy New Year! We are looking forward to a terrific 2012 at Ash Knoll Farm. We have a lot of competition plans for the year, and can't wait for the spring show season to start. Wrapping up last year a few of our horses earned year end awards for 2011.
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USDF NATBS All-Breeds Champion Training Level Adult Amateur
VADA/Nova 4th place Training Level Licensed Shows
NATBS North American Series National Dressage Award
Jayvyn (Gatsby / Gottloewe)
USDF BWP All-Breeds Champion 2 Year Old Colt/Gelding
VADA/Nova Reserve Champion Sport Horse Breeding
BWP/NAD Silver Award Dressage Sport Horse Breeding
Kaiya (Maxamillion / Q.Eurosport)
VADA/Nova 4th place Sport Horse Breeding