Cowboy Dressage News Letter - February 2010
Much has happened here at Wolf Creek Ranch since our last newsletter. We hope that our February update finds you and your critters all in good spirits and good health. 2010 promises to be an eventful year and below you will find just a few of the highlights. For more information please visit: www.cowboydressage.com
March 6 & 7
Eitan will be judging the world championship colt-starting competition, Road to the Horse, March 6 & 7 in Murfreesboro, TN. If you have not been to this it is a “must do.” This event is “edge of your seat” entertainment and educational to boot. You will see some of the best horsemen in the country compete for top honors. You will have the time of your life and learn a little something too. Tickets are now on sale and they do sell out early so get your tickets now. Don’t wait or you will miss out on one of our country’s best horse event. You can get information and tickets at: www.roadtothehorse.com Don’t delay!
September 25 – Oct 10
If judging Road to the Horse is not exciting enough add participating at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky to this year. Eitan and his Morgan Stallion, Santa Fe Renegade will be in the Opening Ceremony as well as entertaining and doing “mini” clinics for the duration of the WEG at the Equine Village in the Kentucky Horse Park. Eitan and Santa Fe opened the closing ceremony at the 2006 WEG in Aachen, Germany so this is once again a great honor. For more information on the games visit: www.alltechfeigames.com This will be one of the largest and most prestigious horse events worldwide. This is another event you can add it to your “must do” list for 2010.
Santa Fe Renegade Sculptor
Artists Carolin Boydston & Kitty Cantrell
White Horse Studio
He is done and he is beautiful!!! We couldn’t be more pleased with the finished sculptor of Santa Fe Renegade. The attention to detail and likeness is amazing. This is truly a work of art. This particular model is a collectable and is a limited edition of twenty-five. Fifteen have been pre sold so there are only ten left. For information on the purchase of one of these please contact Carolin at the web address above.
Santa Fe Renegade to be new Morgan Model for the Peter Stone’s Stone Horse Collections.
Peter Stone was so impressed with Artists Carolin Boydston & Kitty Cantrell’s work on their Santa Fe Renegade Sculptor that he commissioned them to do one for his own line of Stone Model Horses. This is very exciting as Santa Fe has his own mold. Look for this model to be on the market soon. www.stonehorses.com
Deda Newbert and Far field Ebony
Congratulations to Deda Newbert on the purchase of Far Field Ebony a 4 yr. old black Saddlebred mare. Ebony made the long trip east to the Newbert’s home in New Hampshire and arrived just in time for Christmas!
This is the Newbert’s first Saddlebred and Deda couldn’t be more excited. Deda rode her fist Saddlebred in Texas during Eitan’s clinics. After the ride she just had to have one of her own. She couldn’t have picked a lovelier mare and plans to use Ebony as a Cowboy Dressage and Sport horse.
Barbara Molland of Far Field Farm in Petaluma, CA bred this striking mare. If you have an interest in quality Saddlebreds suitable for dressage and sport type riding please visit Far Field’s website at: www.farfieldfarm.com
Another breeder of Saddlebreds is Denise Blacklaw in Mulino, OR. Denise has Whispering Winds Farm and is a long time lover of American Saddlebreds.
Both Denise and Barbara are wonderful ladies and a delight to do business with. Visit the Saddlebreds of Whispering Winds Farm at www.wwindsfarm.com
Denise reports that Dani Green is doing just wonderful as her new trainer. We are so proud of Dani and wish them both continued success.
Kasey Monty and Meadowcreek Bay B Fe
Cheyenne Gold Up Date
This is one exciting horse. He was a long shot but I think we may of hit a homerun with this guy. He is now saddle broke and just about ready to get on. Eitan has really taken his time with him. He says that he has learned so much in the last 10 years that he really wants to make this one exceptional.
Cheyenne has quite a personality that the public will love. He exudes charisma and has so much natural talent that it makes Eitan’s day just to work with him.
Santa Fe Renegade Up Date
Santa Fe and Eitan are working hard in preparation for the World Equestrian Games in Sept/Oct of this year. Santa Fe at 12 years of age looks the best he has ever looked. He is in his prime and developed into one beautiful horse. He has a huge heart and a real work ethic. He will be with Eitan at their west coast clinics, KY and TX this year. He still stands at stud to outside mares. His stud fee is $2500. His get have been doing very well in the show ring with national and world wins to their credit. I have kept one stunning buckskin filly by him for my self. She is so pretty I just can’t part with her. I am not sure if we will breed any of my mares this year…. will have to wait and see if the economy will pick up first.
Please visit our website at: www.cowboydressage.com/sale.html for horses that are for sale. We do not have any of our own for sale at this time but we do have some on the site that are pretty special. They are by Santa Fe and owned by clients and friends. There are horses ready to start and some well started. All are very nice horses and very pretty.
STUBBEN GENESIS DELUX DRESSAGE SADDLE W/BIOMEX SEAT
LIKE NEW! LESS THAN A DOZEN RIDES ON IT
MED WIDE (32) TREE
This is an amazing saddle giving the rider a deep, secure seat. I thought for a while that I was going to ride dressage but with the new Western Dressage opening up I am back to my first love… western.
Cowboy Dressage School of Horsemanship 2010
Thank you all for making Eitan’s Cowboy Dressage School of Horsemanship a sell out for 2010. If you are thinking of attending one of these horsemanship sessions in 2011 remember to book early.
Light Hands Horsemanship Up Dates
Our Light Hands Horsemanship event is really starting to take shape. I am always proud of each year’s event. This is our 4th year and I think what we have lined up for our guests will be our very best event yet. We expanded to 3 full days and added two more clinicians. The talent of these 7 horsemen is in extremes. They are the “real deal” and you couldn’t share time with better horsemen or gentlemen. Nor could you enjoy yourselves in a prettier location.
If you would like to learn more please visit www.lighthandshorsemanship.com
If I can be of any help do contact me at 530-346-2715 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LHH has an opportunity to go to PA in 2011. If you have an interest in attending this please email (same address as above) me as we are taking a survey on attendance. Your response is important in determining on if we do this or not.
There is a “rumor” that LHH may have it’s own Horsemanship series on RFD-TV this fall. Negotiations are underway and we will be shooting a lot of the footage at this years LHH event. Be there and become a “star!”
Monty Roberts will be making a short presentation on Sat May 22 and we are working on bringing reining legend Tim McQuay as well. It is our hope that Tim, Eitan and Jack Brainard will join forces for a short presentation.
Jon Ensign who usually is our colt starter will be turning over those duties to the 2009 Road to the Horse winner, Richard Winters. Jon will then follow Richard with the 30-90 day training of the horse. We are especially excited about this, as it is an area we had not really covered in the past. Jon and Richard have been working together on making this a great addition to the LHH line up of teaching sessions.
We wish to congratulate Light Hands Horseman
clinician Jack Brainard on his induction to the NRHA Hall of Fame,
Petrine Mitchum will be back to share more on the Hollywood horses and again sitting on the Campfire and Tall Tales panel.
Rick Lamb who has been our fabulous MC each year will be adding two significant lectures to our program.
With all this add music and song, Santa Maria Style Bar B Q, select vendors, beautiful horses and you will experience “magic”. We promise.
LHH and Cowboy and Indians Magazine
An article by Elizabeth Kay McCall on LHH will be featured in the June issue of Cowboy and Indians Magazine. It will be on the shelf in better grocery, western/equestrian stores and boutiques in late April. Be sure to pick up your copy. I just saw the proof....we are very excited.
If you wish to make it a “horse week” in Santa Ynez plan on attending Monty Robert’s clinic that will follow LHH. You can visit his website at: www.montyroberts.com for more information.
Thank you again to Tom Spalding of Spalding-Labs and Fly Predators for once again making this all possible. By the way, these fly predators really work. We have been using them for years. Not only are the horses happier but we are happier. In fact I think everyone is happier except maybe the flies but their vote doesn’t count. www.spalding-labs.com
Imagine Equine Extravaganza featuring Dianne Olds Rossi & Eitan
Eitan’s Clinics and Appearances for 2010
Eitan will be doing clinics in OR, WA, CA, CO, PA, MD, TX and KY this year. If you would like to know more about them please visit: www.cowboydressage.com/clinic.html
California Dreaming (Horse Dreaming)
There is quite a line up of horse related events here in CA that run back to back this summer. You can start at:
Light Hands Horsemanship, Santa Ynez www.lighthandshorsemanship.com
Monty Roberts following LHH, Solvang www.montyroberts.com
Mule Days, Bishop www.muledays.org
Equine Extravaganza, Auburn www.imaginedancinghorses.com
Western States Horse Expo, Sacramento www.horsexpo.com
Cowboy Dressage Division
Progress continues to be made on this new exciting division so stay tuned!
A FINAL NOTE ON ROLL-KUR OR HYPERFLEXION
This is a highly debated and sensitive area in dressage these days. Eitan has been asked to comment on it. Eitan says, “I am not a promoter of this technique nor do I use it in the schooling of my horses. You can read all the pros and cons and research to support one side or the other… all I do is look at the horse… if he looks miserable he probably is. He tells me all I need to know about it. Perhaps asking less is actually more.”