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Spring has Sprung!

QRsunset_panoApril 9, 2012

It has been a long time since Quail Run has seen the green show up this early in the year.  The pastures are coming in nicely, the trees are starting to sprout their leaves, and there rarely is better weather for riding out on the trails.  Make sure to take advantage of the beautiful weather while we have the chance!

The salutations of spring are also a reminder that the busy show season is coming up.  Part of the Quail Run team headed back to St. Louis and THE NATIONAL EQUESTRIAN CENTER for QUEENIE PRODUCTION'S St. Louis Winter Festival VII and VIII taking place March 21-25, 2012 and March 28-April 1, 2012.  These shows will mark Patrice Urban's triumphant return to the show ring, aboard her own Cousteaux, after taking more than 6 months off due to back surgery!  Welcome back Patrice!!

TomAstro_-_MaS2011But wait, who's that?  Is that Tom Urban in the irons again aboard his own Astro Boy?  Yes!! Tom made his return to the show ring as well, placing 5th in the Ch/AA Jumper Classic!! 

Also a CONGRATULATONS to Dan Urban and Astro Boy placing 2nd in the $15,000 Grand Prix on March 24, 2012!!  Check out their clear first round:

On March 25, 2012 another part of the Quail Run team will be traveled to Katy, TX to participate in the second week of the PIN OAK CHARITY HORSE SHOW taking place March 28-April 1, 2012 at THE GREAT SOUTHWEST EQUESTRIAN CENTER.  The team remained in Texas to compete the following week April 4-8, 2012 in the Spring Gathering horse show held at the same facility. 

Hannah DeLano had huge success aboard her own Venti.  In only their second show competing at the Low Junior/AO jumpers (1.25m) the placed 4th out of a field of 17.  Well done Hannah!  A new ride for Hannah, Ioupi des Cerisy placed 5th in the Children's Jumper Stake class and finished 9th in the Children's Jumper Classic with Hannah in the irons.  The young rider also found success in the equitation ring, coming back for the flat phase of ASPCA Maclay both weeks of competition, out of a large field of competitors. 



international_logoOn April 20 & 21, 2012 a premier show jumping event will be held at Omaha's Century Link Center featuring a $30,000 Open Speed Derby and a $50,000 Grand Prix.  These classes will take place as the evening performances and will be ticketed admission.  To purchase tickets please visit THE INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE.  During the day however the competition is free to the public.  Beginning at 9am there will be several classes for exhibitors.  There will be a Child/Adult divsion, a 1.20m Open division, a Low Junior/AO division, and a High Junior/AO division.  The event is being sponsored by RFD TV, among others, and offers a great deal more than just an exciting horse show.  There will also be a Equine Expo taking place on site.  With lots of activities and information on the horse industry as well as the exciting youth targeted Equimania! 

Quail Run will be participating in some of the exhibition classes and we will also have an informative booth at the Expo!! Come check us out!

Quail Run is proud to host another dressage clinic in April.  The Dressage with Michael Beining clinic will be taking place April 27-29, 2012.  There are still spots available, so be sure to contact Dan at (619) 820-3802 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are interested in participating.  CLICK HERE for the clinic flyer.