Scores and rampant successes:

Courtney Varney on Tess– USDF All Breeds Arabian Horse of the Year at Grand Prix for 2018

Kristin Herbst and Mirage are the 2019 Arabian Sport Horse National Champion at First Level ATR accomplished at Balmoral, IL, this September.

Maddie Williams on Soreall are Second Level Reserve National Champions ATR at the Arabian Sport Horse Nationals.

Susan Mori on Cali notching the last score for her Bronze Medal at Suncoast in August.

Emily Conners, a student of Jill Barrera‘s and a clinic rider with Bill, on her TB, Curry, completing the scores for her Bronze Medal at the March Suncoast show.


Carmen Hanson on Fiona– In January at Ft. Myers, 65.9 in 1st 3 and 65.1 in 2nd 1. In February at Wellington first place and a 72.5% in Open First Level test 3. At Fox Lea in April, a 74+% in First Level which made her the White Fences Championship Series First Level Champion!

Danielle Ammeson with Casino Royale at Dressage Under the Oaks in September: In First 3, 66.94 and 65%s. In First Level Freestyle, 66.37 and 67.87%s. At the Regionals in October, AA Championship 65.83%, in the First Level F/S66.17%, and in the Dressage Seat Equitation 68% and 4th place. And in November riding her first Second Level Test, a 65.68% at Alpha Dressage. At Alpha in January a 66.8% in 2nd 1.

The story of his recovery from a life-threatening injury

And year-end awards: First level: Silver- Casino Royale owned by Danielle Ammeson with a 66.693%; Adult Amature National level: Gold- Danielle Ammeson with Casino Royale with a 66.693%; Musical Freestyle National Level: Silver- Casino Royale owned by Danielle Ammeson with a 71.00%


Kim Porter with Thunder at the Waldingfield CDE in July, first after dressage, double clean through the cones, and finishing 3rd overall.

At the Orleton Pleasure Driving Show, Fame with Kim and Thunder won the blue in the Carriage Dog class

(Above) Debbie Hubbard (MO) on Sleipnir, 65.7% in PSG in November.

(Below) Mindy Taylor

Below: Jill Barrera on Ellen Merkle’s Notting Hill (Maks). They scored 61.7% in 4th 2 at Sumter in February. At Suncoast in March, 62 and 63%s in 4th 2.

Below:  Fran Harris schooling in the cones on Zylana and then on her new project, Luxembourg


Gail Redinger (above) At Spokane in May, Forman a 71% as FEI High Point and winner of an $800 grant from the Pacific NW High Performance Dressage Horse Foundation. On Rallie McAllister’s Japido First Level High Point with a 68% and Chloe High Point Training Level in Training Level. Also on Forman 71% in I-1 and 74.5 in the Developing Horse PSG. In California in March/April: Forman at his first CDI: 64.5% in the PSG, 67.5 in the I-1, and 70.7 (2nd place) in the I-1 Freestyle. Ferro in the national tests at the GDS Festival doing 3rd Level: six scores above 65% including two blue ribbons in the 70s. At the CDI in Temecula, Forman a 66.24 in the I-1, Ferro 68.65 in 3-1. 63% in 3-3.

In July Chloe 70+% in Training 3, First 3, and Second 1. Ferro a 79% on his 6 Year Old Test, 69.2 in Third 3 and 66 in Third 2.

Both Forman and Ferro received invitations to the National Festival of Champions this August. Unfortunately Forman had emergency colic surgery (from which he will make a full recovery). But as a consequence they won’t me making the trip to Lamplight.




Dawn Cucinotta and Vida.





Below: Karen Abbattista schooling Betty Brown’s Dali and on Erin Houck-Toll’s Friesian, Daegan, who was 4 times in the mid 60s at Venice in August.


And below, Karen’s new horse, Whim. During this last Florida cold snap, Whim insisted on his flannel jammies for early morning rides.


  Liz Hirschland on Rim



Bill long reining Sheila Gibson’s Delsi




Nita Sanfilippo with Bully (below), began their 2019 eventing season with a win in the Intermediate Rider division at Rocking Horse in January, finishing on their dressage score. In February, they followed that with a 7th place finish in the Advanced division. At Chatt Hills in April in the Advanced Division, a dressage score of -29.1 good for 2nd place and overall an 11th place finish.

Betty Brown on Tijo .

(Not pictured) Ashley Crihfield‘s Hamlet ridden by Amy Atkins, 69.7% in First 2 at the April Florida Horse Park show.

Deb Glover
on Storm, an 11 year old ottb mare



Kathy Channell on her younger horse, Will.  At Fox Lea in April in First Level, a 70 and a 65%.     Gloriana Herrera, my top CR student, with Vampiro. Click for brief vid. (Clearer on small screen than laptop size). At the last CDI of the 2019 Spring season at Wellington they scored 67% in the GP Special even after a 2% deduction for an error of curse.

Below: Chris Cox on her Trakehner gelding

Susannah Marcus Freeman on Alissa Dragstedt’s Donner (below)


Lauren Deneve on her mother’s Elmo at Grand Oaks in January. Scores in 1st Level: 67 and 68%




Jody Harwood on Cindy.  In January a 63%  in 2nd Level3.

And Jody with her new horse, 5 year old Jessica Rabbit. First time out in Intro in January, a 69%,






Linus with Isabelle Carlile.





Below: Elizabeth Waller with her new acquisition, King,  At their first ever show together, STRIDE, they were Training Level Reserve Champion with 61.9%









Special memorial thoughts to Four Winds Farm legend Bruce, the French Bulldog, a perennial contender at the North Central Florida Dog Drinking Race. In 2014 he retired the trophy, winning in a close race by three laps!