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Quail Run is Shaping Up

GPpano3November 24, 2012

The Great Dirt Movement

If one has been to Quail Run in recent weeks it would be hard to miss the changes that are taking place.  Quail Run was very pleased with the success of the inaugural show season at the facility, and really wanted to ramp things up for the 2013 show season.  Next year hopes to see even more competitions at the facility as well as greater attendance, and in GP2order for this to become a reality, a major face lift was required. 

The most dramatic change on the property took place on the West side of the building.  In the area where the old dressage arena used to be, and where the tent stabling was for the The Beginning of Summer at Quail Run and The End of Summer at Quail Run, lies the beginnings of a brand new Grand Prix ring.  Heavy machinery zipped back and forth, day after day. Earth was scraped up from the South East upper pasture, and moved to the West side of the building, where the dirt was deposited and shaped to provide the flat surface of the ring and schooling area.  All this was done without removing a single tree, which will add to the ambiance of the GP ring. In addition there is a tiered area that will provide excellent seating and viewing opportunities for the anticipated spectators.

The McARDLE GRADING COMPANY handled the duties of shaping Quail Run into what it will be.  While they were busy molding the new GP ring, barn manager Tom and his hard working SEpasture3crew removed, and prepared to relocate, the existing fenceline that acted as the turnout chutes for the QR horses.  This made way for a third ring placed in the South West lower pasture, and meanwhile they extended the already existing outdoor ring (where the jumpers were held in the Fall) all the way to the South pasture.  While the big machines were on site, they repaired the water drainage problems in the upper pastures and completely restructured the areas where the old turnout chutes were.  This will drastically improve the quality of the facility for the existing boarders while providing 3 top show quality outdoor arenas. 

Quail Run is very excited about what this means for the future shows and the home base business.  If you haven't made it out to see what's going on, it would certainly be worth the trip.

Buddy Brown Returns

BuddyBrownKilkennyRandallZThe Buddy Brown clinic is less than a week away!  This is Buddy's fourth clinic here at Quail Run, and we keep having him back because of his high quaility clinics.  With his experience as a high performance competitor, trainer, instructor, and top notch course designer, any horse/rider combination will leave the clinic with a polished set of skills for the upcoming season. 

There are still a few spots available, so if you are interested in participating please contact Jim Urban at (402) 630-3368 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ASAP!!

For all the information on the clinic please CLICK HERE

St. Louis Bound

Queenie-LOGO-FINALThe Quail Run team will be headed back to THE NATIONAL EQUESTRIAN CENTER in Lake St. Louis, MO for the St. Louis Winter Festival hosted by QUEENIE PRODUCTIONS.  The show boasts a $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby as well as a $25,000 Grand Prix.  Many top quality horses, riders, and trainers will be in attendance as they prepare to head to the warmer winter circuits.  Quail Run is sending several of its horses and students!  GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!

Entries have closed, however if you wish to participate be sure to contact a Quail Run professional ASAP in order to secure a stall. 

Save the Date!

Mark your calendars in January and February for the upcoming Kyle King and Melanie Smith-Taylor clinics.

Kyle King, a grand prix veteran and enthusiastic teacher, will be coming to Quail Run on January 4-6, 2013

Melanie Smith-Taylor, an Olympic veteran and incredible horsewoman, will also be teaching a clinic at Quail Run on February 22-24, 2013

More on these excellent clinics to come!

DJU