Friday, September 11, 2015

It's a Wrap!

At Sundance, we started the year on a high, and ended there as well! Wrapping up the Octoberfest Horse Show, with multiple Championships/Reserves and great riding by all, Team Sundance ended the 2015 Show Season with the same fun attitudes and fantastic horsemanship, as they started! All of the Sundance Trainers were delighted with the improvements of all our horses and riders, and we were excited to see some new faces on the show circuit. We are already starting on all our homework to prep the Team for 2016!

We have had a lot of line up changes this Fall, as Team Sundance is full of not only great riders, but smart students, and several of our riders have left us to pursue college. We are very excited for all our ladies and know they will be spectacular at whatever path they choose! They are all, of course, required to stop by for a visit and we hope to see some of them back in the barn next summer.

Chelsea has kept the stalls full, however, as we have welcomed Charlie to the barn, and have Charlotte on trail this week. Both of these horses are young and green, and we are excited to see what the future holds for both of them. Check the SE website for Sales updates as we move into 2016!

Chelsea & Giac looking stylish as they ride to a 2nd Place finish out of almost 40 riders, in the 1.10 Classic at Thunderbird! Photo Credit to Totem Photos

Team Sundance spent the summer out and about, enjoying shows in Canada, at the always popular Thunderbird Show Park, where not only did we get to see some amazing riding in the Longines Grand Prix (Go, Rich & Flexible!), but our team did their own amazing riding and brought home some hard earned ribbons. We also headed back over to the Cascade Horse Shows in Cle Elum and the newer facility, Meadowwood, in Monroe, and had a great time with all of our Sundance Riders and Fans - both in the rings and at the fun events after the shows. Cries of "METERS" are still ringing throughout the barn and the debate over who can truly "Hang" and who can not, keep us up at night in rowdy debate. Of course, at the end of the day, we know that ALL Sundancers can "Hang", because, well, we are just that cool.

Our Fall Schedule is filling up, and, although we have ended the show season, we are, currently, looking into participating in the Winter Thermal show this year.  This show runs the last week of October and the first week of November and the due dates are fast approaching, so, if you have ANY interest in this show, please let us know ASAP as we are currently deciding on whether or not to go. We hear it is a fun show, and the weather is (generally!) nice, so it could be a fun way to get your horse to California without the crowds of the February/March circuit.

We will also be holding the Annual Work Party in October, so keep an eye on the Sundance Facebook page for an update on dates. We know how everyone loves to paint those jumps, so bring your brushes and sand paper and painting clothes and show up for painting, cleaning, and, of course, food!

We are hoping to have Jay Duke back this Fall for another clinic - please make sure you let us know if you are interested so we can make arrangements with Jay before his calendar fills up for the season!

We will also be hosting the Yearly Christmas Barn Party and need your photos! Pictures and videos are welcome - they have to be of high quality, so if you aren't sure if your photos/videos will work, please email Rory and check with him. The more we have to choose from, the more likely you are to see your shiny face on the big screen (or little, depending on the size of your computer!)!

We are enjoying the last, warm days of the Fall before it starts to rain again, be aware that horse sheets will be coming out of storage, so look for updates about what we need you to bring for your horse coming soon!

With this lovely September weather, it seems like a great time to say:

See you out at the barn!