Saturday, November 21, 2009

Foalings 2010

we have done our late pregnancy checks and we are expecting five foals for 2010

Waltzlina, Bred to Johnson , due April 29th

Vegineta , Bred to Contango , due May 1st

Florentina , Bred to Sir Oldenburg, due May 26th

Virginia, Bred to Sandreo , due June 6th

Vuzarma, Bred to Verdi, due July 4th

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wiseman at Lexington Va

Martha recently rode Wiseman at Lexington Va. They scored in the high 60's at first level. This will be Wisemans last show at first Level . It was a super fall day with the leaves in full colour. We posted a video of the ride at

Sunday, November 01, 2009

News for Fall '09

"The ’09 foals have been weaned. Weaning is a gradual process as we separate the foals from their dams for feeding each night for a short while. This starts in August and we then build up the time away just before weaning. It usually goes well because there is a group, this year seven foals, to provide company for the each other. We then separate them and the mares soon are of to the pasture with out them. We leave the foals penned in the barn for a few days and then to a small outdoor pen. They now have their own pasture and are quite independent. However, they look like weanlings , a bit ribby and not as slick as when they are getting lots of milk. The four foals which have been sold will be staying with us for some time to take advantage of group up bringing.

We took Bagatelle ( Donnatelli/Jazz) to Martha in Virginia for training. Bagatelle is now three and was doing walk- trot -canter both ways. Martha will school her for the winter and she will be offered for sale.

We have sold Demarko (Johnson/Floristan) to Andrea Taylor in British Columbia. Andrea is a very successful rider and coach and we are delighted to have Demarko going to her stable"