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February 10, 2014

St. Louis Bound on the Morrow

Tomorrow morning a group of Quail Run horses will be headed back towards the St. Louis area to participate in another one of QUEENIE PRODUCTIONS excellent horse shows.  The St. Louis Winter Festival VI will take place at THE NATIONAL EQUESTRIAN center in Lake St. Louis, MO on February 12 - 16, 2014.  GOOD LUCK, to Grace Mortenson and her horse "Second Wind", and to Hannah DeLano with her new mounts "Byacinthe" and "Lord". 

Previous Success Stories

DanBuddyBrownSTLDerby14This return trip to St. Louis comes after a highly successful showing at the St. Louis Winter Festival V show that was held January 15 - 19, 2014.  At this show Quail Run riders Chloe Heng and Grace Mortenson had an excellent time.  Grace jumped some excellent fences in the Children's Adult Jumpers and both horse and rider gained valuable experience doing it!  Meanwhile, Chloe Heng, and her relatively new horse "Motley Blue", piloted there way over some Children's Adult rounds as well as moving up to the Modified Jr/AO jumpers.  The pair finished quite strongly, and much fun was had by all. 

However, this time is was the professional's turn to shine.  After a bit of a rocky start Dan Urban and Patrice Urban's "Cousteaux" found some hard earned success in the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. The pair were fairly early in the class and went in and laid down a good first round.  The two scores received were 80 and 81, plus 2 points for the high options, resulting in a first round score of 163.  Jacques got a bit of a breather as Dan stayed up at the ring to watch the rest of the competitors.  As the first round came to a close Dan and Cousteaux found themselves sitting in 3rd place! 

The ususal 12 horses were called back for the handy round in the class.  Jacques and Dan came back with a good plan and laid down a decent handy round as well.  Only a few minor stumbles held them back and placed them 4th in the handy round.  However, combined with the first round score, this was enough to secure the horse and rider combination a FOURTH PLACE FINISH OVERALL!!  It was a fun night with a fabulous horse. 

DanneeKypGPSTL14cropThe success continued the following night as Quail Run professional Dannee Risler geared up for the Grand Prix.  Dannee and her horse "Kryptonite" have consistently beed doing well in the Open Jumper division, and the pair seemed particularly game on this night.  Course designer Buddy Brown of CA designed a technical but flowing track that changed the field of 17 riders.  Dannee and Kyp entered the ring with some final words of encouragement, "Trust his scope..".  And trust his scope she did.  Dannee and Kyp rhythmically conquered the course with the only mistake coming at element B of the triple combination. 

The 4 fault effort was an excellent ride, and the pair finished the night in 12th place.  We can't wait to see them in action again!

Upcoming Events

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Coming up in March the Quail Run team will head due South for warmer weather and good horse showing.  QR will be headed to Katy, TX and THE GREAT SOUTHWEST EQUESTRIAN CENTER for the PIN OAK CHARITY HORSE SHOW to be held March 19 - 31, 2014.  This is a high quality show, and many QR riders have already signed up to go.  If you have any interest, be sure to contact a Quail Run professional today!  Entries close March 3, 2014.

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Immediately following the shows in Texas, the QR team will return home, and the facility will play host to URBAN EQUINE EVENTS horse show Quail Run's Omaha Jumper Preview.  This indoor, Jumpers only show, will take place April 4 - 6, 2014 inside the fabulous indoor ring at QR.  It is an excellent opportunity to come out and have fun jumping over quality courses, or to get yourself prepared for THE INTERNATIONAL OMAHA which will be held the following week. 

international_logoTHE INTERNATIONAL OMAHA will be making a return to Omaha's Century Link center for 2014.  This high caliber competition will be held April 11 & 12, 2014.  Come join the QR crew at this exciting event!  You might even see some of our jumps!!  Tickets are required for the evening performances. 

UEElogoWithWordsFor all those Hunter enthusiasts who have to deal with 2 weeks of Jumpers only shows in Omaha, will be happy to attend URBAN EQUINE EVENTS horse show Quail Run's Indoor Hunter Days.  This indoor, Hunter's only show, will take place April 17 - 20, 2014.  It is a wonderful opportunity to come enjoy showing your hunter over nice jumps and good courses, or to shake off the rust for the upcoming outdoor season.  SNEAK PEEK: The judge for this show will be BOBBY DREYER!!!

Who is ready for some outdoor showing?  Well you will get your chance if you attend URBAN EQUINE EVENTS Springtime Sunshine at Quail Run show!  This show takes place over a new date for the Quail Run venue.  This 5 day Hunter/Jumper show will take place April 30 - May 4, 2014 in QR's beautiful new outdoor rings. 

DJU

 
Happy Holidays from Quail Run!!

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM QUAIL RUN!!

It has been a great year for everyone at Quail Run.  It has been a year of changes and improvements around the facility, big successes in the show ring, and even a few new horses around the barn!  As the year comes to an end we look back on the great year that we all had, and we at QR want to wish everyone the happiest of holidays as we approach the new year!

Quail Run Holiday Party

Everyone stay tuned for an upcoming Holiday Party!  It is our chance to say THANK YOU to all our boarders and clients for supporting us throughout the year. 

December is a CRAZY month for QR as we had the Buddy Brown clinic at the beginning, a show in St. Louis immediately following the clinic, and then before we know it is Christmans and the New Year.  Due to the hectic schedule we plan on having the holiday party sometime in January. 

BBClinic13_Frozen_CircleTentatively we are thinking January 24th or 26th.  Stay tuned for a final confirmation on the date.

Buddy Brown Clinic

Quail Run was thrilled to host yet another clinic with industry legend Buddy Brown.  Buddy braved the cold from December 6-8, to enlighten all the clinic participants and auditors on his training program and thoughts that have been developed over many years.  He has experimented with countless horses and found a system that really works for him, and all of us are lucky enough to get a glimpse of his genius. 

Buddy worked with 4 completely full groups for 3 days.  The first day was flatwork intensive.  Mr. BBClinic13_Teach1Brown went into great detail of the way in which riders can effectively manipulate the horses balance by using a range of positions.  By doing this one can gain greater control, particularly in the corners, so that horse and rider can not only pilot a course with successfully, but quite efficiently. Day two of the clinic involved some great gymnastic work.  Horse and rider pairs continued the excellent flatwork from Day 1, and then were able to apply it to an exercise that highlighted the how one's position can help to manipulate the way the horse tackles an obstacle.  All of this was an excellent build up for Day 3 where the clinic participants combined some gymnastic work into some tracks that one would encounter on course.

Mr. Brown did an excellent job of explaining his methods in way that applied to each horse and rider's unique situation.  As a result everyone came away from the clinic feeling accomplished, and had a darn good time doing it.  And all of this, despite the frigid temperatures outside.

BBClinic13_RomperBuddy expressed that he has a great time coming to teach this clinic and really enjoys all the participants.  He as already agreed to come back next year.  So be on the lookout for the 6th installment of Quail Run's Buddy Brown clinic at the end of 2014!!

St. Louis Winter Festival Shows

Directly following the conclusion of the Buddy Brown clinic, the Quail Run team loaded up the trailers and headed off to St. Louis to compete at the St. Louis Winter Festival December II Show.  The Winter Festival is excellently managed by QUEENIE PRODUCTIONS and is held at THE NATIONAL EQUESTRIAN CENTER in Lake St. Louis, MO.  8 horses in total made the trip and we are hoping for a very successful week!  This particular show is taking place December 11-15, 2013.  A $25,000 Queenie-LOGO-FINALGrand Prix will be held on December 14, 2013.  Please visit the QUEENIE PRODUCTIONS WEBSITE to watch a LIVE stream of the class. 

The Quail Run team will also be returning to St. Louis for one of these shows in January.  We are likely attending the January 15-19, 2014 show.  This week hosts a USHJA International Hunter Derby that members of the Quail Run team will be participating in.  Be sure to contact a QR professional if you are interested in participating. 

Upcoming Events

St. Louis Winter Festival - Jan I & II

January 8-12, 2014

January 15-19, 2014

St. Louis Winter Festival - Feb I & II

February 5-9, 2014

February 15-19, 2014

There are also several Winter Circuits that will be beginning at the start of the year.  Be sure to contact a QR professional if you might be interested in participating in these circuits. 

DJU

 
The Seasonal Swing

November 12, 2013

The equestrian lifestyle is a non-stop, 24/7, 365 days a year committment.  We seasoned horse men and women are rarely slowed down by the swinging of the seasons.  We work, practice, play, and show rain or shine, and regardless of temperature.  During the End of Summer at Quail Run show, managed by URBAN EQUINE EVENTS we experienced scorching hot temperatures, but not this morning.  This morning the pendulum has swung the other way.  It was a balmy 12 degrees outside this morning at the time this article was composed, and although it is expected, no one is ever really ready to feel how cold it really is.  Of course, this will not stop us hardy equestrians.  We will still show up to the barn to ride, albeit in layers upon layers of clothing.  We will still trudge through the snow and biting wind to fetch our mounts from pasture for those few moments of bliss whlie we are in the saddle.  We still train and compete just the same as we did in the Summer months, but we now do it indoors!

BuddyTeach1As the Seasons Swing Quail Run gears up for some Winter activity.  Coming up at the beginning of December will be another fabulous clinic with Buddy Brown.  I believe this is Buddy's 5th visit to the Quail Run Horse Centre, and we are always excited to host him. 

For all the information on the Buddy Brown clinic, please click here -->  WE'RE BRINGING BUDDY BACK!

Also appearing on the agenda for Quail Run are several returns to the NATIONAL EQUESTRIAN CENTER for the ST. LOUIS WINTER FESTIVAL hosted by QUEENIE PRODUCTIONS.  In fact a few members of the Quail Run team just recently returned from a week of showing in St. Louis with good results.  Quail Run will return to the area from December 11-15, the week following the Buddy Brown clinic, for another excellent week of showing!  If you are at all interested in participating, be sure to let a Quail Run staff member know ASAP! 

DanneeTomRingCONGRATULATIONS!!!

Congratulations to Quail Run barn manager Tom Urban and Quail Run professional Dannee Risler on their recent engagement!!  The best of luck to you both!  We love you!

UPCOMING EVENTS

MICHAEL BEINING DRESSAGE CLINIC - November 20-24, 2013.

BUDDY BROWN CLINIC - December 6-8, 2013. 

LAKE ST. LOUIS WINTER FESTIVAL - December 11-15, 2013

 
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