Friday, March 5, 2010

Update from Woodstock Eventing

It’s a busy and exciting beginning of the season for Australian rider, Ryan Wood.  Wrapping up the winter down in Aiken with Phillip Dutton, Ryan has been keeping his riding skills in top form by riding at least 10 horses a day for both Phillip and his own clientele.

This past weekend, Ryan flew home from Aiken to conduct a clinic at Watermark Farm, located in Cochranville, Pa.   Anne & Ellie Rawle, great clients of Ryan’s and owners of their stallion in training, Avebury WF  (pictured left),  hosted this clinic and sent the following excerpt: 

A break in the fierce winter weather was all we needed for a full day of jumping instruction from Ryan Wood.  A couple of people signed up at the last minute after they managed to dig out their horse trailers on Saturday, and were thrilled with how much they learned.  Ryan's progressive approach and cheerful style kept everyone on track.  Utilizing cavaletti, turning gymnastics, and grids….youngsters and older campaigners benefited from this experience.
Everyone left with the comment "When is he coming back?" So, we are planning for an April clinic, and will let everyone know!  Thank you Ryan for traveling up to the land of endless snowdrifts to provide us with a great day!”
Ryan also has several new prospects that he’s bringing along for the 2010 competition season.  “Frankie”, an impressive OTTB, previously earned over a ½ million on the track & is now showing great promise with his next career as an event horse.  Ryan commented on his fabulous movement & said that he jumps like a stag with incredible scope & athleticism. 

On his last trip home to Australia, Ryan found his most recent import through a friend at a local pub.  Ned Kelly (see previous blog submission), a fabulous TB/Irish Sport Horse cross, was produced by a local breeder & showed such promise that they kept him intact until he was 5 years old.  Ryan found him to be a bit of an undiscovered talent, as the previous owners focused on their breeding program & did not spend much time competing.  The hope is that this young talented horse, who Ryan feels has the total “X-Factor”, will be Ryan’s next advanced level competitor.

It’s also time to return Wynella Wolverine, otherwise known as “Wolf” to upper level action!  After taking a season off to recover from an injury, Ryan is ready to hit the upper levels again.  Many thanks go to Ryan’s sponsor, Kesmarc (Kentucky Equine Sports Medicine and Rehab Center) who helped Wolf in his recovery.  With cutting edge therapies such as the Aquatred, swimming & the Equi Gym, Wolf has quickly returned to his previous conditioning & competition level.  Ryan plans to run him in the Intermediate Division at The Fork in April, as well as the Advanced Division at Fair Hill, with the goal of the Bromont 3* in June! 

Please visit our new YouTube Channel featuring Wolf schooling at home, plus we’ll be adding new videos in the near future.

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