Thursday, June 17, 2010

Alexandra visits the farm

Ian's daughter visited from May 26-June 17. Alex recently graduated from culinary school on Prince Edwards Island (see Spring comes to Wildwood Road). We had a very relaxing three weeks together; Alex rode, read and rested. She prepared some wonderful meals and was, as always, the perfect house guest. She now calls Montreal home where she lives with her high school sweetheart. Now, Alex begins her work search in earnest and the settling in to life’s rhythm. We love her, miss her and wish her only good things.


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Legacy's Renoir earns Region 10 Top 5 Placement

Tonight (Saturday, June 12), Legacy's Renoir and his trainer Erik Haff were awarded a Top 5 Ribbon in the Arabian Stallion Breeding 2 Years & Over class at the AHA Region 10 Championship Show! Renoir was the best behaved in the class and we are very pleased with that.

Pictured is Ian showing off all the award finery from the Region 10 show.

Now on to Canadian Nationals in Regina, Saskatchewan in mid-August to win there!


Thursday, June 10, 2010

AHA Region 10 AOTH 2010 Champion Arabian Breeding Stallion

Ian showed Legacy's Renoir in the Arabian Breeding Stallion Amateur Owner To Handle class this morning and won Champion!

Renoir and his trainer Erik show on Saturday evening in the Arabian Stallion Breeding 2 Years & Older class and we're looking for another wonderful result there too.


Monday, June 07, 2010

Arabian Horse Association’s Region 10 Championship Show

Just a quick entry to tell you that Legacy’s Renoir will be shown this week in two stallion Halter classes at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds during the AHA Region 10 Championship Show. Renoir qualified to show at the regional level last month when he was shown during Sahara Sands.

The first class is on Thursday morning, June 10, (classes begin at 8 a.m.) with Ian in Arabian Stallion Breeding Amateur Owner To Handle (AOTH means the horse’s registered owner must be an amateur and serve as his handler), class number 307.

Renoir’s second class is number 408 on Saturday evening, June 12, starting at 6 p.m., Arabian Stallion Breeding 2 Years & Over (Renoir is an 8 year old stallion). This is an Open Class, meaning the handlers are most likely professional trainers. This comes with lots of pomp, circumstances and politics! Renoir’s trainer, Erik Haff of Lonesome Dove Training Center will show Renoir in Saturday’s class.

Our goal is to qualify to show at the national level, so Renoir and one or both of his handlers must finish in the Top 5. The two national shows are Canadian Nationals in Regina, Saskatchewan in mid August and U.S. Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma in late October.

There is free parking and no admission to the Region 10 Show, which runs from June 10-13, with lots of classes. In addition to the Halter classes, you can enjoy English Pleasure, English Show Hack, Hunter Pleasure, Country English Pleasure, Western Pleasure, Reining, plus the crowd favorite, Native Costume. Both purebred and Half Arabian horses are shown. There are food and other vendors on the grounds, so come spend some time and cheer us on.

If you would like to see the full show schedule please click here.

That’s the latest from the Auld Macdonald Farm.