Students tell us......
celebrated her birthday at Enterprise Farms. EF gave her a copy of the
book "Blackie The Horse Who Stood Still" and on a recent trip
to the San Francisco bay area, Cosi found there really is a Blackie statue!
Sent: 9/3/2010 10:53:49 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time
Gene - The kids are up in SF this weekend. They went to Tiburon to find
Blackie at my nudging. Here's the photographic evidence that they suceeded!
Sent: 8/6/2010 10:13:51 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time
Subj: Hello from Austin
Another hot summer here in Austin. July was very wet (and hot). Now it's
just scorching. Lily is once again doing the senior counselor thing at
horse camp (Switch Willo). Do you know that she has attended horse camp
each and every year since her first with you? She has also started giving
lessons as a substitute for other trainers. It's really something to watch
her teach, it serves to remind me how fast time goes. She really loves
it, plus it's not a bad way to make a few bucks! She will be a senior
in high school this year.
I know I've said this before but I don't think it can ever be overstated,
how much I appreciate and value her formative years at Enterprise Farms.
She and I often talk about her time there. It will never be forgotten.
How's by you? Do you ever see any of the gang from "the old days?"
Lily would love to go to college in the L.A. area and if it ever happens,
we'll be sure to come by and catch up.
All my best,
good news from Mt Holyoke!
Today we had an IHSA show here at Mt. Holyoke, and I made my official
debut in my new division (Beginning Walk-Trot-Canter).
And guess what?
I WON MY CLASS!!!!
This is my first blue ribbon EVER, so I was unbelievably excited!
At the end of the day, Mt. Holyoke was the champion with 47/49 points,
and UMASS came in second with 32/49 points!
Here are a couple of pictures of me and my blue ribbon (and my friend
who's in the same division as me - we both learned how to ride together
here at MHC 3 years ago) ^O^
(my expression is a bit weird because I had been crying since I was so
Though I'm really sad to be graduating soon and have to leave all my favorite
schoolies behind, I can't wait to get back to LA so I can ride the wonderful
schoolies at EF!
Sent: 3/6/2010 4:58:57 P.M. Pacific Standard Time
Subj: Re: good news from Mt Holyoke!
Oh, and I forgot to say THANK YOU to EF for helping me to get to this
point in my riding! I know that I couldn't have done it if I hadn't ridden
at EF last summer and this past winter break!
See you soon~!
Story (Zuhrah's Wild Ride)
Sent: 2/6/2010 11:32:56 A.M. Pacific Standard Time
Thank goodness for the years of top notch riding lessons Zuhrah had at
Enterprise Farms !
Yesterday she, Amanda and Sami were at the equestrian center in the carriage/cross
country arena when her horse suddenly grabbed the bit in his teeth and
bolted. Really took off, full on galloping over ditches, down a step type
cross country hill, etc. She had the presence of mind to drop her irons
and swing one leg over when she saw him heading toward the pavement and
knew she would not be able to stop him. She lept off just before he hit
the pavement and landed on her hip. Got dragged a little, too. Talk about
and emergency dismount ! Luckily, 1) I did not see this and 2) she only
got a little scraped up and bruised, nothing broken. Amanda called us
at home to be on the lookout for Doc, and, sure enough, he was in the
driveway when we came rushing out of the house. Of course, he had bolted
all the way home; luckily no one had hit him where the trail crosses the
streets. And, he was soaked with sweat. When Zuhrah got back (riding behind
Sami) she was not walking so straight, but, to her credit, she got back
on that SOB and cooled him out, picked his feet, etc. He is at Amanda's
on a feed lease, so he is going back to where he came from on Wednesday
- although Zuhrah thinks with a different bit and a curb she would like
to give him another try!
So thanks to Chris, Nancy, Jenny, Tracy, and all the other instructors
over the years ! love, Deanna
Zuhrah on Sweet Pea during our Halloween Parade in 2006.