Finally, all the hard work has paid off! Jackie and Dolci got their first 65% Grand Prix score in California in September, and got the second score at the Ft Worth Dressage show a few weeks ago. The great thing is that each day we become quicker and more confirmed in the movements. Now with the pressure off, we are having fun and continuing to progress and perfect our performance. So many people have helped make this possible. First, I am so blessed to have such a wonderful husband, who has always been supportive and understanding of my dreams, my drive, & my determination; encouraging me to go to Florida and California to train, and most of all for purchasing my fabulous horse, Dolomit. I have never had this kind of connection with any other horse. I owe so much to JJ Tate who I have worked with for 5 years and who really filled in all the gaps in my understanding and training; and to David Blake who with his frequent trips to TX has continued refining what JJ taught me and has really helped to keep us going forward. Anne Gribbons was very influential and I am constantly drawing on exercises we worked on in FL. My daughter, Sarah, has always been supportive and is a great eye and source of inspiration, and my voice of reason. I wouldn’t be doing Grand Prix work if not for my Pilates instructor, Cassandra Thompson, of Cassandra’s ABSolute Pilates. She helped me find my core and have the strength to hold it through the ride. Lastly, Benny Pfabe has been my daily coach and eyes on the ground and has made each day coming to the barn a joy. Thank you all so much! It takes a village!
Wild Oaks Ranch continues to strive to bring in top clinicians to the North Texas area!
Jessica Jo Tate clinic May 3rd /4th, 2014
Anne Gribbons clinic June 3rd/4th/5th
David Blake June 14th/15th; July 12th/13th (Contact TerriSue Wensinger for info about David’s clinics at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JJ on Rosentanz, 2011
JJ achieved her USDF bronze, silver, and gold medals by the age of 21. After a successful young rider career and almost 3 years studying dressage in Europe with Gyula Dallos, JJ became a professional trainer at 21. Now at 34, she is considered an up and coming international rider, being named to the USEF Developing Riders List. Her experience in the competition ring is far beyond her years, having competed over 15 horses in the FEI levels, many at the Grand Prix. In 2006, she was long listed for the WEG and was the FEI World Cup reserve rider. She was the top placing American rider at the World Breeding Championships for Dressage Horses in Verden, Germany in 2007 with Donnermuth. In 2009 she rode our mare, Rosentanz, to the USDF Training Level HOY title. She currently trains with Scott Hassler, Charles deKnuffy, Debbie McDonald, and Steffen Peters. Among her students are Katie Foster, one of the top young riders in the country, and international event rider, Allison Springer, who was champion at Rolex this year.
This clinic is full, but we encourage auditors!
Anne Gribbons 3 day clinic June 3rd, 4th, 5th, 2014.
We will again be bringing in FEI rider/trainer and “O” judge, Anne Gribbons, for a 3 day clinic Tuesday, June3 rd, through Thursday, June 5th. Anne recently resigned her position as technical advisor to the US Olympic dressage team and now has some time on her hands! I had the good fortune to work with Anne several winters in Florida. She is amazing in a clinic setting; She really excels in preparing you to ride tests and critiquing your ride from the perspective of the judge. Auditing $30 per day.
Email Jackie at email@example.com for more information about the clinics.
We are thrilled to announce that Whitney is in foal with another Pablo. The baby will be a full sibling to our beautiful and talented mare Prada, so if you are interested you’ll have to wait in line behind Sarah :)! Rosentanz is in foal again to Wamberto! This foal will be full sibling to Walberto shown in the video below with David Blake Aug, 2013.
I organized another clinic for Benny in Colorado. We are slowly gaining momentum! We had about a dozen auditors on Saturday and 6 rides! There was a lot of interest in future clinics by those that rode this time and auditors hoping to get in on the action! As usual, I had great rides on Prada with Benny. It is SO helpful to have someone that knows you and your horse so well and that you also happen to consider a great friend!! Thanks, Benny! I can’t wait to get you back up here!
We are so happy to introduce a phenomenal bay colt Royal Ramsez, by Royal Prince out of our mare SPS Whitney (Wolkenstein II, Matcho xx), and FloraBella, by Furstenball out of our accomplished mare Rosentanz (Rosenthal/ Wolkentanz), 2009 Training Level HOY. More information about each foal can be found in the for sale tab above! A few snapshots are below!
I’m so excited to be bringing JJ in again for another clinic. I really missed riding with her over the winter in Florida, but you couldn’t complain about our Texas weather this winter! I have one or two spots left. It will be fun to have some new faces! Auditors are welcome!
Rosentanz is pregnant with a Furstenball (Furst Heinrich/ Donnerhall) foal! Heartbeat confirmed today! She has already produced two extremely nice offspring, and this one should be spectacular. I will be offering this foal for sale in utero. A video of this phenomenal stallion can be viewed at the following link: http://www.schockemoehle.com/en/service-station-stud/breeding-stallions-2009/?details=29&cHash=0c788ed3b4
Courtney and Benjamin Pfabe of Benco Dressage are buying Walberto, Rose’s 2010 colt by Wamberto. He is one of the most balanced 3 year olds I have ever seen, and Benny loved him when he came here to try him. Videos of Walberto and our other 3 y/o, Ruidoso, by Rousseau out of Rosentanz’s dam are viewable in the side bar on this site.
Jerry said there were about 100 fire trucks working on the fires which the Wise county Sherriff said were started by someone burning their trash (during a burn ban). People are such #?*idiots! The fire jumped the fence and burned 100 acres of our hay field, Jerry’s sporting clays equipment, and came right up to the bricks on our neighbors house, Kelly Huddleston, but the fire fighters were able to save his house although he lost his tractor and hay (not sure about his cows). Then it moved across more hay field toward our log house where Conce lives and they were able to put that out before it got to the house. About 10:30 last night the fire fighters had to start a “back burn” fire to get control of the fire that was in a ravine on our property and Conce and Sergio had to evacuate the remaining three horses on that side of the property. Jerry and a friend had to move remaining unburned precious round bales, as well as put out hot spots with our fire engine. For any of you that live out in the country like we do, the fire engine we bought when we moved out there has been put to good use.
It appears that this morning things are contained enough that Jerry was going to go dove hunting! He is just as passionate about that as I am about the horses! I will stay in New Mexico for now. We are so thankful! Thanks to everybody who helped!