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Age is but a number!

Reading this story out of Texas, I am reminded that no matter if you are 11 years old or the grandmother of an 11 year old: you are never the wrong age to chase your dreams.

http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/other-sports/moresports/2017/02/19/texas-am-student-one-three-split1-million-bonus-pool-rfd-tvs-american-att-stadium

Fun Weekend at MSU #SpartanStampede2017

First and foremost, WOW we survived! The Spartan Charity Jackpot ran past 5 am! Congratulations to our barn family that went up to MSU Charity Jackpot. What a team. I’m blown away by the amazing sportsmanship you all had. It didn’t matter if someone ran a 16 or a 30 you all supported them and cheered them on! That’s what it’s about and I’m proud to be there with each and everyone of you. It was so cool to see the support system you all have from sharing tack, registering each other to hauling each others horses-you are all amazing.

Thank you to Cadence Ridge Equine for the theraplate work! We look forward to your next visit to Groveland.

And did you see that awesome Groveland banner!?

Playing with the Cows

So here at Groveland Equestrian Center we are always looking for fun and exciting ways to spend time with our horses. We do everything from mounted archery to dressage events to glow-in-the-dark events, but one of our favorites is bringing in cows for sorting. There is currently a buckle series running and it drew the attention of the local media and they honored us with coming out for a visit followed by a nice published article. Attached is the link for the article which includes some nice photos as well. http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2017/02/riders_on_horseback_team_up_fo.html#incart_river_index

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Dedication

It is amazing what can be accomplished with love, compassion, time, willingness, and motivation. Here is a great story that saved a horses life!

Meet Mustang No. 1236, now known as “Amira.”

126 days ago, Amira was wild—one of the BLM’s 46,000+ mustangs in holding waiting for adoption. The “U” in her brand marks Amira as a “3-striker,” meaning she was passed up for adoption—unwanted—three times by no fault of her own.

Mustang Maddy trained Amira for the Mustang Heritage Foundation’s Mustang Magic competition, in which trainers have less than 130 days to train a wild mustang.

These competitions serve to showcase the trainability of America’s wild horses and raise awareness for the some 40,000 mustangs currently waiting in holding pens to be adopted. After the competition, the trained mustangs are auctioned off to the public to be put into caring homes.

Maddy and Amira captivated the sold-out audience with her freestyle performance, earning a standing ovation and the championship title. Maddy used the money she won in the competition to bid on Amira herself.

She was successful in adopting Amira and will be giving her a forever home. Amira will join Maddy and her team of trained mustangs to travel the country and raise awareness for the mustangs still awaiting adoption, as well as to educate the public on equine behavior and communication techniques to achieve more successful horse-human relationships.

In their fairytale freestyle performance, Madison showcased the incredible talents of Amira—a horse once cast off and considered unwanted. The lesson of Mustang Maddy and the amazing Amira ring true: there is greatness in us all if we choose to see the beauty within.

Special thanks to our sponsors:
Chaffhaye
Espana Silk Grooming Products
Crypto Aero Wholefood Horse Feed
Rhinestone Lipgloss
Heath Lash Horseshoeing
The Rustic Filly

Shared from the “Mustang Maddy” Facebook page

 

Mustang and "Cinderella" perform bridleless—2017 Mustang Magic…

Meet Mustang No. 1236, now known as “Amira.”126 days ago, Amira was wild—one of the BLM’s 46,000+ mustangs in holding waiting for adoption. The “U” in her brand marks Amira as a “3-striker,” meaning she was passed up for adoption—unwanted—three times by no fault of her own. Mustang Maddy trained Amira for the Mustang Heritage Foundation's Mustang Magic competition, in which trainers have less than 130 days to train a wild mustang. These competitions serve to showcase the trainability of America’s wild horses and raise awareness for the some 40,000 mustangs currently waiting in holding pens to be adopted. After the competition, the trained mustangs are auctioned off to the public to be put into caring homes.Maddy and Amira captivated the sold-out audience with her freestyle performance, earning a standing ovation and the championship title. Maddy used the money she won in the competition to bid on Amira herself. She was successful in adopting Amira and will be giving her a forever home. Amira will join Maddy and her team of trained mustangs to travel the country and raise awareness for the mustangs still awaiting adoption, as well as to educate the public on equine behavior and communication techniques to achieve more successful horse-human relationships.In their fairytale freestyle performance, Madison showcased the incredible talents of Amira—a horse once cast off and considered unwanted. The lesson of Mustang Maddy and the amazing Amira ring true: there is greatness in us all if we choose to see the beauty within. Special thanks to our sponsors:ChaffhayeEspana Silk Grooming ProductsCrypto Aero Wholefood Horse FeedRhinestone LipglossHeath Lash HorseshoeingThe Rustic Filly

Posted by Mustang Maddy on Saturday, January 21, 2017

GEC Buckle Series Final

https://www.facebook.com/GrovelandEC/

Today wrapped up the barrel series that started back in November. A huge thank you to all those that competed and congratualtions to our Champions and Reserve Champions. Next on to a cow sorting buckle series and who knows maybe even a dressage buckle will be in our future!

The much awaited results are in! We are very pleased with the sportsmanship for this series. Congratulations everyone!

YOUTH barrel racing championship Clare Starr. Reserve Champion Montana K* with third place Sienna K*.

ADULT barrel championship Trisha D. Reserve Champion Courtney R and third place Kalla K. Top 5 for this division was very close!

Excellent work everyone! Trisha and Clare will be contacted shortly to make arrangements for their buckles!

Nice story about a rescue horse’s potential!

 

He Saves Horse off Kill Truck for $200. But Has No Idea He’s Just Bought Three-Time Champion

Keep your horses safe in this cold weather

With cold temperatures upon us please remember your horses,  this link provides some things to remember to keep your fur babies safe.

http://www.horsechannel.com/horse-exclusives/10-winter-mistakes.aspx

Rio Equestrian Schedule

It is an exciting time with the upcoming games in Rio. Be sure you don’t miss them. Here are the times for the first events.

Upcoming events August 6th, Day 1

Team eventing

Dressage

Sat, Aug 6

9:00 AM

Individual eventing

Dressage

Sat, Aug 6

9:00 AM

Get more information here:

https://www.google.com/#q=Rio+equestrian+schedule&mie=oly%2C%5B%22%2Fm%2F0jxw5%22%2C5%2C%22r%22%2C1%5D

Oakland County Shows

With one more Fair week down, Oakland County now moves into the Grand Finale weekend show. Groveland Equestrian Center will have many Youth riders competing, along with a few adults. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Vanessa at 248-459-5515 to reserve your spot on the trailer.

The showbill may be found on http://www.oakhc.org/2010_show_bill_12.html, listed rules noted below:

2016 Oakland County Open Horse Show Circuit
Fairgrounds

 ALL SHOWS START PROMPTLY AT 8:30 AM
RAIN OR SHINE

 General Information

1. 4-H RULES APPLY— No Stallions
2. JUDGE’S DECISION IS FINAL
3. NO REFUNDS
4. A current year Negative Coggins Test is required.
5. Exhibitor’s age as of January 1st of the current year.
6. 5-8 year olds must adhere to the 4-H Cloverbud guidelines. All 5-8 year olds must wear helmets.
7. Exhibitor must show in age appropriate group.
8. Ponies must ride in age Division.
9. No Novice Horses in 12 & Under classes.
10. Stalls are available for $15.00/day. No reservations will be taken. ALL STALLS MUST BE STRIPPED. $5.00 refunded after stall check. PLEASE PUT MANURE IN SPREADER and TRASH IN GARBAGE CANS.
11. Trailer-in fee $5.00 per Horse
12. Camping/Electrical use is $12 per day.
13. Lunch breaks to be announced. Food concessions will be available.
14. Entries close 2 classes preceding class entering ring.
15. The Committee has the right to split, combine or cancel classes and to break all High Point ties.
16. Back number is 1 Horse/1 Rider combination
17. Challenge entry fee $10. Minimum 4 entries required to hold class. No ribbons. Payout 25% to 1st, 15% to 2nd and 10% to 3rd places.
18. Gymkhana Jackpot – Daily $10 fee per rider. Best overall time for each event wins share of pot. Pot is split evenly for Cloverleaf, Indiana Flag Race, Key Hole, Pole Bending and Speed & Action classes. 

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