February News

POSTED: February 7, 2021

New Additions

To her menagerie of former Broadmoor barn cats, Sharon Picus added a 10-week-old Doberman puppy. ‘Walter’ is her first red Doberman. The cats get out of his way when he gallops around the house. However, they steal his food, bed and toys. Sharon posts photos and funny fur family stories on her Facebook page. I’m sure these will create lots of giggles for years to come.

News from the Broadmoor Gang

We are happy to learn that Cindy Nord is doing well following a reverse shoulder replacement surgery last month. She is working daily with a physical therapist to gain back her arm strength.

Linda Brewer joined Pat Dills for a too-short winter getaway at the Dills’ family ski house overlooking the slopes of the Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville, NY. They enjoyed cross country skiing and riding the Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster. They each were strapped onto the coaster for two individual runs. At the end of each day, they looked forward to sitting in the hot tub with refreshments. Leigh Ann Buzzard joined them on Saturday for some tasting delight at the Ellicottville Brewing Company.

Kim Germ-Cramer also enjoyed skiing last month. She joined friends at the Killington Ski Resort in Killington, VT. They took a side trip to Woodstock, where Kim found herself standing beside the Justin Morgan marker.

Assistant trainer John Velardi’s vacation lasted a bit longer than planned due to a major snowstorm shutting down the Lehigh Valley International Airport. He was in Missouri visiting a friend who trains reining and cutting horses. He was taught how to rope a cow, and got a few practice throws in thanks to the use of a fake cow pulled by an ATV. John also got to stand on the Missouri Association of Surveyors’ monument so he could say he had his feet in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma at the same time.

During the off season, Pat Dills has switched from watching Morgans show via a live feed to watching her 15-year-old granddaughter, Tess, compete in swimming meets via live feeds. Tess is winning lots as an individual in several different strokes, as well as being the successful anchor on the relay team for Boiling Springs High School.

The last week of February, we look forward to our first Jane Bennett Boot Camp of the 2021 show season.


Linda Brewer, Allyson Wandtke and Kim Germ-Cramer couldn’t resist a photo op in between their rides at the farm.

Award Winners

Get Lucky: National Horseman’s All-American Award, Reserve Hunter Pleasure Champion

Circus Boy CH: National Horseman’s All-American Classic Pleasure Driving, USEF Horse of the Year Awards, National Champion Morgan Classic Pleasure Driving and Region 10 Champion Morgan Classic Pleasure

Carol Dawson: Horse World People’s Choice Horse Of The Year, Overall Park Saddle Horse Of The Year, Park Saddle Mare Of The Year

Broadmoor: Horse World People’s Choice Tack Room Of The Year

What’s Up: Horse World People’s Choice Overall Amateur English Pleasure Horse Of The Year, Amateur English Pleasure Gelding Of The Year

Get Smart: Horse World People’s Choice Amateur Park Saddle Mare Of The Year

Dragonsmeade Onyx: Horse World People’s Choice: Ladies Park Harness Reserve Gelding Of The Year

Blurred Lines: Horse World People’s Choice Overall Ladies English Pleasure Horse Of The Year, Ladies English Pleasure Mare Of The Year

Ledyard All The Rage: Horse World People’s Choice Youth English Pleasure Horse Of The Year, Four-Year-Old English Pleasure Reserve Mare Of The Year

Indian Creek American Girl GCH: Horse World People’s Choice Amateur English Pleasure Reserve Mare Of The Year, Amateur Masters English Pleasure Reserve Horse Of The Year

Radical Atomic Force: Horse World People’s Choice: Overall Three-Year-Old Pleasure Driving Reserve Horse Of The Year

Newmont’s Pretty Please: Horse World People’s Choice Overall Amateur Pleasure Driving Reserve Horse Of The Year, Amateur Pleasure Driving Mare Of The Year, Amateur Gentlemen’s Pleasure Driving Horse Of The Year

Outrageouslee: National Horseman’s All-American Two-Year-Old Pleasure Driving Reserve Mare Of The Year

Unpretentious: Horse World People’s Choice Junior Classic Pleasure Driving Horse Of The Year

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