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View Ridge Farm – Sonya Vracko

Washington View Ridge FarmsSonja Vracko a very wise and hands down caring human being. When I had the opportunity to speak with Sonja, she wanted to emphasize to me, that in her lessons, she doesn’t use anything but energy and voice. Her pureness with the horses is a great and valuable tool to all that learn from her. Find all about Sonja Vracko and View Ridge Farm.

Sonja began teaching in the United States in 1969. She created View Ridge Farm Equestrian Center in 1978, where to this day she trains riders and horses through all levels. During yearly horse purchasing trips for clients, Sonja keeps up with her education and rides with some of the top European trainers. She also hosts clinics at her farm with well renowned European Clinicians.

Visit View Ridge Farm and see what Sonya Vracko has available for you!

Sky River Equestrian Center

Sky River Equestrian Center

We are a 50 stall, 40-acre horse training, horse rehabilitation and boarding facility at the foot of 50,000 acres of riding trails in Sultan, Washington, which also includes a full trail obstacle course. We are located about an hour northeast of Seattle on the beautiful Skykomish River. We are located within the gated community of Sky River Estates, providing additional security for your horse.

We offer both Dressage and Reining horse training and lessons, or general boarding if you wish to just come enjoy our riding arenas and hours of trail riding! We are committed to providing top notch care for your horse in a safe, caring, friendly environment.

Visit Sky River’s website today to see all their wonderful services!

Dressage Clinic at Sky River

Sky River is excited to have Regina Agren for a dressage clinic May 20/21. Regina is an accomplished rider and instructor having worked with many breeds and temperaments of horses. She began her dressage showing in 1983. Since then she had trained with a number of renowned dressage riders including Hubert Rohrer if the Spanish Riding School, Stephan Peters, George Williams, Carl Mikulka, and Lilo Fore. Regina also has formal training in the French/Portuguese style with Bettina Drummond. Regina brings a wonderful blending of the German, French and Portuguese styles to her teaching. Rides are $120 each. Lunch is included. Auditors free. A suggested donation of $8 for lunch. Come join us!

Adelinde and Parzival Win Gold to Us

Olympics: Rider Adelinde Cornelisse quits Rio 2016 after horse falls ill

Story by: Claire Corkery, CNN

A Dutch dressage rider’s Olympic dream is over after her horse fell victim to an insect bite at Rio 2016. Adelinde Cornelissen shocked fans by quitting the Games mid-test after her horse Parzival contracted a fever the day before the event.

Cornelissen and Parzival, who won individual silver and team bronze together at London 2012, retired from the individual Grand Prix Wednesday after only a handful of movements.
And it’s likely to have been Parzival’s final Olympic performance because the Dutch warmblood gelding is 19 years old.
Cornelissen took to Facebook and explained she pulled out of the Games over concern for Parzival’s welfare.

Cornelissen and Parzival won a silver and a bronze medal at London 2012

The day before the event, she said her horse’s head was swollen and Parzival had developed a fever, the exact cause of which is still unknown.
“After double checking with the vets here they concluded he was bitten by an insect or spider or some sort of animal which produces toxins,” the 37-year-old Cornelissen added.
Parzival was given fluids and had X-Rays, swabs and blood tests taken and eventually his temperature fell.”

What is a Banged Tail?

Banged tail: A tail which has been trimmed level at the bottom, seen in dressage horses and hunters, but not in Arabians and western pleasure horses.

What are your thoughts on tail banging a #horse? Do you have a picture to share of your horse with a #bangedtail ?

 

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