Elizabeth had fun taking her own 6 yr. OTTB “Obi-1” and 5 yr. TB “Riptide” to the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford, NC. to compete in the Pipe Opener II Combined Test on 2/15/20. It was Obi’s first show of any kind since retiring from racing, and Tide’s first Beginner Novice Combined test at CHP. Both horses finished on their dressage scores and did not look at any of the jumps, although Obi was quite certain there was a starting gate somewhere around the arenas. Tide who never raced and is much more laid back improved his score slightly and is continuing to find a more “uphill” balance as he matures:) Elizabeth was extremely grateful to her student Patience Stevens for grooming for her for the day, and both Hannah McDiarmid and her husband John for helping her get off to an early start! Pictures by High Time Photography.
The farm hosted the Eno Triangle Pony club for a clinic last Sunday 1/26/20. Elizabeth had fun instructing them and all of the kids were good students with well turned out ponies and horses. Here are a few pics and videos of them. Above pic is: Elizabeth Moore (center) with L-R Maya Brandt and “Danny Boy”, Chloe Sharpe and “Duchess”, Devyn and “Cinnamon”, Maddie and “Dottie” and Sophia Grahm and “Joey”.
Video previews are sideways but if you click on them they play rightsize up! First video is Diana Luther and her TB gelding “Caper”, followed by Maddie and “Thunder”, Ann Laurel and “Dixie”, Sarah and “Skittles”, and Maeson and “Apollo” also a TB gelding. Finally, the last video is of the adorable Ava Brooke Bailey riding “Dreamy”. Also a giant thank you to the Pony Club DC’s; Susan Montani, Meredith Lawson, and Michelle Crowder!!
Mattie Crowder and “Thunder” who is not her usual mount!
Kingsley is a lovely 16.1 hd. TB gelding now owned by Hannah McDiarmid. He has taught multiple people and several juniors the basics of dressage, and is jumping courses in the 2’9” range right now. Hannah competed him this past season in the WHES at CHP at maiden level and hopes to do BN soon. He is very safe on trails, and needs a half lease person to come and join out team of committed dressage and eventing riders here at the farm. Please contact Elizabeth or Hannah at 919 434-7327 or 919 579-2957 for more info.
Here is Leslie Donnelly Lorbacher and her long time partner “Indigo Girl” aka Amy enjoying a dip in Jordan Lake! Amy is now 23 years young and Leslie is a new “mom-lady”, devoted wife, and a nurse in her adult life. I met and purchased Amy when she was 2.5 years old at the Royal Winter Fair sporthorse auction in Toronto Canada, and met Leslie when she was about 12. The two have them have enjoyed many adventures together and from the looks of this pic have many more to come💕🍀.
Former VHF school ponies “Sprinkles” and “Ladybug” are continuing to thrive at their new home at Winding Creek Stables in Weaverville, NC. Here are some pics the farm owner and riding program director Christa Woodlief shared with us recently. Thank you Christa and all of her students there for taking such good care of them!
The lovely Holsteiner mare “London” who was recently purchased by Charlotte Holt from Erica Anderson recently won two classes in the Green Hunter division at the Finally Farms Hunter/Jumper show and then followed that up with a win at Training Level at the Rise and Shine Dressage show in Southern Pines! Congrats to Charlotte on her great riding and to London on having a dedicated new owner!
Big Congrats go out to “Kingsley” who is a sweet 14 yr. old 16 hand OTTB gelding and his new owner Katherine (Kasey) Greene! He is solid in his Training level dressage and schooling all first and 2nd level movements well. He has been primarily used to build several AA and Jr’s riders confidence in the dressage arena including on the lunge line for seat lessons. He jumps small courses and hacks out quietly in the woods by himself and with others in small groups. He evented Beginner Novice lightly with his previous owner and is now enjoying teaching Kasey the ins and outs of both riding outside the arena as well as introducing her to dressage. He is also being half leased currently by Hannah McDiarmid. We look forward to watching them all progress together.
Indigo Girl aka Amy is a 17 hd. Canadian Sporthorse mare that is owned and loved by Leslie Donnelly Lohrbacher. She is 19 this year but you would never know that. Originally bought and imported from Canada as a 2 1/2 year old by Elizabeth, she was competed at 1st level and schooled thru 2nd and some 3rd level by both Elizabeth and Leslie. She was also used for a short time by the NCSU dressage team, has 3 very nice gaits including an expressive medium trot, and for the right person, could easily help them obtain all or some of their scores towards their Bronze medal. Leslie is currently pregnant with her first child so wants to be sure that Amy gets enough exercise this year to stay fit and happy. She also hacks out well in the woods and is currently kept across the street from VHF at Finnigan’s Run Farm. Please email or call Elizabeth for more info. and to set up a trial lesson or call Leslie at 919 818-1243
Congratulations to Karen Hahn on her purchase of Classic Copper aka “Lucas” and now known affectionately as “CC” from Katherine (Kasey) Greene. Classic Copper is a 10 yr. old 17.3 hd. TB gelding who Elizabeth had the pleasure of training in 2018 and introducing to the sport of dressage. We wish them a successful time together and look forward to helping them accomplish their goals!