Past Competition Horses

Dark Harbour

1995 Bay Irish TB cross gelding by Master Imp
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Accomplishments with Michael

  • 8th place Camino Real Three-Day-Event CCI*  November 2001
  • 8th place Radnor Hunt Three-Day-Event CCI**  October  2002
  • Competing with Lisa

1st place May-Daze at the Park H.T.  Open Training,  May 2011
3rd place River Glen Fall H.T.  Open Preliminary, November 2011

Herbie stopped competing with Michael  in 2005 when he was diagnosed with severe Lymes disease.  In 2010, we brought him back into work as he was seemingly recovered from all the physical and mental effects following the disease.  In November, 2010, Herbie competed in his first horse trial in 5 years at Training level with Lisa.  He is now competing regularly with Lisa and has been successful in his return to the eventing scene.  Herbie also has been competitive at USDF shows, winning twice at Third Level and helping Lisa earn her USDF Bronze Medal in August, 2011.

Hokus Pokus

2003 Paint gelding
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3rd place Maryland H.T. @ Loch Moy  Open Novice, October 2009
3rd place Fair Hill International H.T. Open Training, April 2010
4th place Morven Park Spring H.T.  Open Training, March 2011
3rd place River Glen Fall H.T. Open Training, November 2011

Pokie is owned by Scott, Patrice, and Sarah Nelson.  He came to us in 2009 for training and has progressed from Beginner Novice to the Preliminary level.  This colorful boy turns heads at shows with his strong personality and amazing jump.

Red River

2000 Chestnut Irish TB cross gelding
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Accomplishments:

1st place Difficult Run H.T.  Beginner Novice  August 2008
1st place CDCTA H.T.  Open Novice  October 2008
3rd place Maryland H.T. @ Loch Moy  Open Novice  October 2008
8th place Maryland H.T. @ Loch Moy  Open Training  July 2009
7th place Virginia H.T.  Preliminary Horse  November 2009

Balmoral
1993 Dark bay New Zealand bred TB gelding
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Accomplishments:

  • 21st place Foxhall Three-Day-Event CCI***  April, 2003

Jumbo was retired from competition in 2008.  Prior to his retirement he competed at many full format three-days including Camino Real CCI**, Radnor Hunt CCI**, Bromont CCI**, Foxhall CCI***, and Fair Hill International CCI***.  He is now in charge of teaching our younger horses the rules of the barn and fields.

Dinastia Antonio
1984 Bay Argentina bred TB gelding
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Accomplishments:  competing with Michael

  • 1st place River Glen H.T. Advanced November 1995
  • 4th place Morven Park H.T. Advanced October 1995Competing with Lisa
  • 2nd place NAYRC CCI-Y* July 1999
  • 2nd place Wayne H.T.  Intermediate August 2001
  • 1st place Millbrook H.T.  Intermediate  August 2001
  • 1st place Menfelt H.T.  Advanced  September 2001
  • 1st place Loudoun Hunt H.T.  Open Preliminary  April 2002

Tony was retired from upper level competition in 2002.  Throughout his career, Tony competed at Rolex CCI*** multiple times as well as competing at the Radnor CCI** and Camino Real CCI**.  In 2003, at the age of 18, he was given to a family friend where he took a young rider from novice to preliminary.  Sadly, in August 2011, Tony passed away.

Hatton Springs
1978 Bay English TB gelding
Hattieaccomplishments:

  • 1st place Radnor Hunt Three-Day-Event CCI**  October 1994
  • 2nd place Advanced National Championships (Morven Park H.T.) 1994

Hattie was retired from competition in 1995 after many Years competing at the advanced level.and 14 consecutive CCI’s  He was a Master’s horse for the Middleburg Hunt under Gail Wofford for a couple of seasons and then went into a second retirement.  Hattie enjoyed his low key life and regular cross country excursions as he got older.  Sadly, Hattie passed away in June 2009.

Loughnatousa Spring
1987 chestnut Irish draft cross gelding by Spring of Diamonds

loughnatousa_springAccomplishments: Competing with Michael

  • 8th place Fair Hill International Three-Day-Event CCI***  October 1996
  • 1st place  Southern Pines H.T.   Advanced March 1998
  • 16th place  Burghley Three-Day-Event CCI****  September 1998

Competing with Lisa

  • 1st place  Area II Preliminary Championships (Virginia H.T.)  November 2005
  • 5th place  The Fork H.T. Open Preliminary:  April 2006

Spring retired from competition in 2006.  His competitive record lists results from Rolex CCI*** and Rolex CCI****; in addition, Spring and Michael were competitive while traveling in England during and after their experience at Burghley CCI**** in 1998.  Upon returning to the states, Spring was in need of some R&R, and Lisa took over the reins to allow him the ease of jumping around preliminary and intermediates as he grew older.  Once fully retired, Spring spent his time babysitting youngsters and being spoiled rotten with peppermints and face rubs.  Sadly, in August 2009, Spring passed away.

Lullaby Bay
1998 Grey Irish TB cross mare by Master Imp

lullaby-bayAbby is one of our broodmares.  She is the dam of Teslin Bay and Bijoux Bay.  Abby is by the great jumping sire Master Imp out of a King of Diamonds mare.  Before pregnancy, Abby competed through the preliminary level.  Recently, Abby has returned to work with her new rider and owner, Gabby Bueche.  If all goes well, they should be out competing at horse trials in the summer, 2012.

River Styx
1999 Dark Bay US TB by Emerald Jig
Ducky is the second of our broodmares.  Ducky is a lovely big thoroughbred with Steeplechase and distance runners in her pedigree.  She had her first foal, River Rising, by Tsunami Rising in the spring of 2010.  With her previous owner,  Ducky competed at novice horse trials and fox hunted regularly.

Tsunami Rising
2002 Black Irish / US TB cross stallion by Primitive Rising
By the great Primitive Rising (sire of Jurassic Rising and Primitive Gold) out of a King of Diamonds/ Cavalier Royale mare.  Sammy has given us two lovely foals in the Spring of 2010.  Sammy tragically passed away in June, 2010.

River Rising
2010 Brown Irish / US TB colt by Tsunami Rising
Rock is the first foal by our own stallion Sammy (Tsunami Rising).  He is the spitting image of his sire, with some of the relaxed personality of his dam Ducky.  Rock is a very cool character and as he grows, we hope that he will keep his laid-back demeanor and happy attitude.