From Sweet Water Farm Akhal-Teke
We took 4 Tekes and a pony to the pre-fair jumping classes last Friday.
Sonja rode Kegas, Zoe Paelka, Jenny Penta and me Paktaly.
We did not know that in 4-H you are not allowed to jump in a hackemore, and that is what Sonja and Kegas are using, so they were not eligible for ribbons. They did have very good rounds and would have been in the ribbons...
Napoleon the pony and Marina did great, Marina's first show ever! They got 2 ribbons and the jumior high score overall!
Zoe and Paelka got placings, and we were tied in Gambler's choice! And had a jump off!
Penta did great...his first show, and his entry got mixed up, instead of jumping the 2'4 class they put him in the 3'' class!
And he got a ribbon in that class!
Paktaly was great, and we got the high score senior overall!
From Kirsten Anderson: I just feel lucky I'm able to lease her! We went to a hunter/jumper, dressage shooling show called Three Ring Circus at Carriage House Farm in Hugo, Minnesota. Hoanna was doing hunter. I've attached a picture, that's me riding her. I didn't place with her but her trainer/my instructor did. She was in the low 2' Hunter division and placed 2nd out of 30 horses in both her classes with Staci Gust, her trainer/my instuctor.
See video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZRsZzD5s_g&list=UU3DRndRlQPzt506NKwmMbcA&index=4&feature=plcp
Sweet Water Farm Akhal-Teke took 3 purebred Tekes and a pony to school cross country at the Whidbey Island Pony Club course.
It was Penta's first time out on an "official" course, and he is a natural, doesn't care about water nor ditches.
Kegas and Paktaly did great and our student who has not even been riding for a year did fabulous on the pony..some day she'll be campaigning a Teke!
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Amrita Ibold owns Sweet Water Farm Akhal-Teke and is one of the lucky few to have AT's in her life...