Monday, January 28, 2013


It's been very busy over the past couple of weeks, settling into our new Aiken facility, owned by Curran and Margie Simpson.  Victoria Farms has quickly evolved into a first rate facility, with 14 stalls, 6 large paddocks, a jogging/gallop track and round pen situation on 20 acres in Bridle Creek.  To ensure that the horses are well monitored, there is a 2 bedroom apartment above the barn, plus a grooms quarters attached to the tack room. 

Photo Album of Victoria Farms

The Bridle Creek community features a common facility with dressage and show jumping rings plus a XC course, so every training amenity is within our reach.  We our being kept on our toes with a full roster of 20 horses in training, so it's sure to be a productive winter!

This past Sunday we had a full day at Full Gallop Farm with 9 horses competing from Novice through Preliminary.
Curran Simpson on Fernhill Flame
Bennett's Creek Farm had a great weekend with Sherry Stevenson's "Murry" winning at Novice and Curran Simpson, riding Fernhill Flame, finishing on the second (exact optimum time) taking 2nd! 
Popeye the Super Pony Stallion
Chris Tally in the Irons!
Woodstock Bennett was 5th in his first training level event and Summit Sport Horse's Popeye, (the super pony stallion) finished on a 29 to take 2nd in his first recognized horse trial with Chris Tally!  
Mary Hazzard's, Magic Replica turned heads in Training, placing 8th.
The Preliminary horses were great as well!
Fernhill Classic won the dressage on a 28! We went slow around XC as the ground was very hard.  
Frankie was perfect scoring a PB in the dressage with a 29.  I rode through the first water to get his feet wet and then saved him for another day - again looking out for him with the hard ground.  Chris and Comanche went the same route after also scoring their best score yet in the dressage as well!
Dday shows great form!
Finally Dday was very impressive in the dressage and stadium before giving his rider a wake up call at the water!  The first event of the year was also a great way to see what I need to work on with each horse.

A Big Thank You to the team-  Stacey, Charlie, Nikki, Chris and to Rose, BCF trainer for helping us over the last week.

Cheers, Ryan 

Don't forget to check out our 2013 competition schedule on the website.....we hope to see you at our next event!!

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