We are happy to announce our move to Wellington, Florida but so very sad to say goodbye to Texas, especially all our students and friends. We wish the very best of luck to all of you and hope to see you in Florida someday. We will always be available to help you in any way we can.
Congratulations to Hiliary Powers on the purchase of her new showhorse, Whisper. She purchased her from Caballo Ranch Sporthorses. She has been riding her this spring at the ranch and fell in love with her. Hiliary is one of our working students and has done a fabulous job of training some of our horses. Thanks a million, Hiliary.
We have a beautifu new stud colt named Calente Rojo. He really is a charmer. Makes us so impatient for him to grow up and be seen at the shows.
2009 Year End Awards
Peggy Seleski won three awards from SWANA on her gelding, Victory. They took Reserve Champion Vintage Award Training Level, Fourth in Adult Amateur Training Level and and Sixth in Open Training Level. Way to go Peggy and Victor.
Courtney Bauer and her gelding, Nova, won the Third Level, Jr. Rider, FWDC Championship.
Kendra Menzies Kent took Champion Training Level Open on Kiera, Reserve Champion on Froschkuss and Third Place on Whisper. She also won Champion Second Level Open on Fabiani and Reserve Champion on Kosmisch. Champion Third Level Open on Wolkenfurst and Champion Intermediare I and II Open on Brandon 7.
Robby Kent's horse, Poco was voted "Horse of the Year".
Kendra Menzies Kent received the perpetual trophy for "Volunteer of the Year".
Congratulations to all of the above for all the hard work they put into the year 2009 and may 2010 be the best year ever.
BIG NEWS FLASH!!!! KENDRA AND ROBBY GOT MARRIED ON AUGUST 14, 2009 IN COLORADO. WHAT A GREAT PARTNERSHIP THIS WILL BE. BE SURE AND CONGRATULATE THEM WHEN YOU SEE THEM AT THE SHOWS.
Congratulations to DanIelle and Don Shico for qualifing to receive her Bronze Medal in 2009. They obtain that honor in three weekends showing in First Level then Second Level then Third Level. We call them the Three Day Wonder.
Congratulations to Shelby Neese and her gelding, Renegate for qualifing to receive the Silver Medal in 2009. We are all so very proud of them and wish them luck in the 2010 show season.
Also, Congratulations to Peggy Seleski and her horse Victory for earning the Training Level Horse Award in 2009.
HILIARY POWERS: Best wishes from the staff and students to you for your new college career in Ohio. We will miss you at the Ranch but look forward to your return for Regionals, school breaks and the summer vacation. Your horses miss you too, but we will all take super good care of them while you are away.
LARS PETERSEN CLINIC
Kendra was selected to ride in the Lars Petersen Clinic Nov. 7th through the 9th of 2008 at Las Colinas in Dallas. She rode Brandon 7 in FEI Intermediare l. It was a very informative clinic and Mr. Petersen is a joy to ride under. Several of her staff and students attended to audit. Thanks to Horse of Course for their sponsorship of this clinic to make it possible to bring an instructor of this quality to our area.
CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER FOR
Brandon 7 He has earned the title of National Champion Intermediare Freestyle Swedish Warmblood for 2008. Thank you Kendra for taking him to the top.
Kosmisch He has earned the title of National Reserve Champion Second Level Trakehner for 2008.
Victorious She placed Fourth at First Level for Dutch Warmbloods.
IT'S BEEN A GREAT YEAR FOR CABALLO RANCH SPORTHORSES
Nova and Courtney Bauer. John and Leslie Bauer in Aug 2009 purchased a Westfalen Gelding in Colorado for their daughter, Courtney. Novarredo (Nova) is 17-1 and was imported from Germany. He performs at Intermediare Level. Nova and his previous owner took the Bronze Medal in 2005 Individual and Team Young Rider Championships. Courtney and Nova will be competing in the Jr. Rider Classes and aiming for a place on the 2010 Region 9 Team.
Renegate and Shelby Neese. Dan Neese recently purchased a Grand Prix gelding, Renegate, for his daughter. They are looking at an outstanding career with Shelby in the Young Rider Program with Kendra as their coach. Marco Bernal borrowed Renegate to compete in the 2008 Challenge of America's Quadrille in Florida. Join us as we cheer on Shelby and Renegate in their 2008 season.
Lepzig and Hillary Powers. Bob Powers recently purchaed Liepzig for his daughter Hillary.
She is a Fourth Level shcoolmaster, with potential to continue moving up the levels. We are very excited to watch Hillary and Leipzig develop a life long partnership and succesful show career.
Victor and Peggy Seleske. Congratulations to Peggy for the recent purchase of Victor from Caballo Ranch Sporthorses. He is a 4 year old Swedish Warmblood. Victor and Peggy will remain with us in training. We extend a very warm welcome aboard to Peggy. Look for them soon at the shows.
Sporthorse Connections. We are proud to announce our trip to Germany with Kendra was a huge success. We purchased Fabiani, a 2002, Westfalen, Gelding schooling third level. He will be trained and shown by Caballo Ranch Sporthorses.
Kendra and Robby at Wellington. They had a great season in Florida training and showing. They were stabled with and trained at Marco Bernal's facility. Six horses from Caballo Ranch Sporthorses were at Wellington with them: Bella Karoli, Brandon 7, Victorious, Kosmisch, Renegate and Romulus.
Kendra and Judy Stastny in Germany We went to Germany in June. There are several horses we were interested in looking at. Both of us were very excited about the prospect of finding up and coming Dressage horses. Sporthorse Connections bought Fabiani, a 18 hand gelding. Judy and her husband, Sid, are owners of Sporthorse Connections.
We had a very successful trip to Germany. Found several wonderful horses. We imported one of them for Sporthorse Connections. If you have an interest in purchasing a talented young horse, please contact us and we will be happy to give you information and videos of some of the horses.