Thursday, August 22, 2013

Chelsey and Paris rock the Intermediate Division at RiverGlenn Equestrian park.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Congratulations once again to Jeanne Wallace and Qualifier for placing in the top 3!  I could not be prouder of you both!

Chelsey and Maiden France place 5th in a class of 19 at Open Intermediate with a textbook XC ride.  It was a great weekend, with many more to come.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Maiden France finished 4th with one rail at Open Prelim.
Qualifier started in 3rd but finished in 7th after having a rail in stadium.
Bridget finished on her dressage score of 31.0 at her first recognized event, and...
Congratulations Anna Selph for winning the Novice Rider division on your score of 25.  I'm so proud of you!

Ribbons Ribbons Everywhere!

Great job ladies!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Jeanne Wallace and Qualifier finish on their INCREDIBLE dressage score of 
You two are brilliant, I am so proud of you!
Look at all those 9's and a 10!!!!!!!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Maiden France wins the Thoroughbred Incentive Program high point Thoroughbred.  Yay Paris!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

BlackFriar Farm welcomes our latest filly.  
Silver Screen aka Gretta      

Happy Mothers Day!

Missaintbehavin (tb) x Riverman

Monday, April 8, 2013

7 firsts, 2 seconds, 1 third,1 fourth and 2 sixths!

Back from the CTDA Dressage Show

I couldn't ask for more than that!  Congratulations ladies! 
And congratulations Brenda for Nightwatch attending her first show and ROCKING IT!  I see many more blue ribbons in her future.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Qualifier has moved up to Novice and is already in the ribbons!  2nd Place!  What a good boy!

Monday, March 18, 2013

We will be attending the CTDA Dressage fun show at Walnut Trace on April 6th.  We currently have two full trailer loads going.  Please let me know if you plan on attending and if you will require trailering.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The 2013 show and schooling season is under way!  So far BlackFriar farm horses are consistently placing in the top 4!

Friday the 15th we will be schooling River Glen.  It will be a brief day trip, spaces are limited in the trailer so please message Chelsey ASAP if you intend on going.


Stay tuned for info regarding BlackFriar Farm summer camps.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Florida is proving to be very beneficial for the BlackFriar young horses.
IC London (Bridget) turned 4 this January and was introduced to jumping.  She is proving to be brave and honest on cross country, taking to the water at Longwood Farm like a duck and bounding over ditches and banks like a pro.  Her stadium work is greatly improving and she is starting to get her laterals on the flat.  I am very excited about this little mare.
Nightwatch II  (Andee) Also turned 4 in January.  This filly is so quiet, came off the trailer like she had done it all her life.  I am really impressed on how simple she is to ride.  Holding a natural rhythm to her gaits.  We have started her over stadium fences and she is showing her breeding with some exceptional decisions and scope.  She is proving to be a perfect amature horse on the flat with the scope over fences a professional will appreciate.
Wicked (Todd) 4 in January.  Todd is the baby of the group only being put into real work 60 days ago.  He is a barn favorite with his laid back personality.  This trip has been exceptionally good for him to expose him to new situations which previously would have made him nervous.  His quality of gait gets him noticed everywhere we go and people constantly stop me to ask about his breeding.  Cant wait to get more miles on this colt so I can see what he can really do!
Qualifier (Wally)  Wally turned 5 this year.  If I thought he had grown up last year, this year he is just blooming.  He has started schooling some Training level questions at Longwood taking on the trakehner, ditch and wall and coffin with confidence.  On the flat we are schooling Half Pass, Counter Canter and even getting our changes.  As he gets stronger the suspension he is able to hold is impressive.  This big guy might just surprise us all!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Chelsey will be in the Ocala Florida area from January 14th through February 20th.  Lessons will be available on a limited basis.  Please contact Anna to schedule a ride time.