Horse Show Review
Earlier last month, Dwayne and John took two young mares to the UPHA Ch. 15 Children’s Benefit Show in Logan Township, NJ. The mares had never been in a show ring before and both won their qualifying class and championship.
At the end of the month, we attended the 25th Anniversary of the Keystone Classic, held at the Dream Park of New Jersey in Allentown, NJ, with seven horses. We came home with four championship, three reserve championship and three blue ribbons.
In two of the divisions, Broadmoor ladies battled it out. Whoever won the qualifying class, was reserve in the championship, so they got to share their time in the spotlight. This involved Pat Dills and Nikki Moore in the Classic Pleasure Saddle division and Linda Brewer and Christine Matthews in the Classic Pleasure Driving division.
CN Relentless Love made his show ring debut and won both the qualifying and championship classes in the Morgan Open Pleasure Driving division. Mike drove him for owner Cindy Nord. Isabella Charon, Pat Dills and Nikki Moore were successful at their first show of the season.
Before the Saturday evening session, the group gathered in Mike and Dwayne’s camper for a Kentucky Derby Party. The menu included marinated olives, an assortment of meats and cheeses, crackers, and pretzels with Maui onion mustard. The dessert was cannoli dip with cannoli shell chips. Wine and Black Russians were popular refreshments.
Holly Johnson was thrilled with a phone call she received on Easter day from our neighbor, Darlene Ganong. Holly’s World and National Champion, Indian Creek American Girl produced a bay colt by Dressed Up GCH.
Rebecca Cooper, Farm Manger of Bill Haines’ Ledyard Farms, reported five foals born during this foaling season. They have three fillies and one colt. The colt is by Cherrydale Casanova, and the fillies are by Man In Black, CBMF Uprising, and two by Astronomicallee.
News from the Broadmoor Gang
At the end of March, Kim Germ-Cramer and Holly Johnson had their ski pants on again instead of their riding jods. They went back to Big Sky Montana for spring skiing. One evening, they enjoyed cocktails in the lodge with Ashley Saunders Russo.
The weekend before Children’s Benefit, the second Jane Bennett Boot Camp of the show season was held. The group enjoyed Thai takeout for Friday night’s dinner and Saturday night’s takeout was from Curious Goods at the Bake Oven Inn. Lunches were enjoyed at DeMarcos. Friday night, back at the hotel, Christine, Dianne, Emily and Stacey had a rousing game of Uno while enjoying margaritas.
The third Jane Bennett Boot Camp of the season was held the weekend before the Keystone Classic show. Lunch break was at DeMarcos, and take out dinners were ordered from Call Burrito and Curious Goods.
Dwayne and Mike enjoyed Easter with takeout from Curious Goods. They were joined by Dwayne’s brother, Greg, and his wife, Jess.
Dwayne and Mike celebrated Mike’s birthday in one of their favorite get-a-ways, Key West, Florida, for several days of R&R before show season ramps up. Dwayne enjoyed early morning bike rides along the coast, they had massages, enjoyed the variety of restaurants on the island as well as club entertainment and unique shopping experiences.
The United States Equestrian Federation recently announced the members of its newly populated Amateur Task Force for 2021. These respected members of the equestrian community, most of whom are amateurs themselves, bring diverse equestrian experience across multiple breeds and disciplines within our sport. The task force includes our very own Tony Lee.
Congratulations to former Broadmoor Intern, Emily Rhodes, who recently graduated with a Bachelors degree from William Woods University. She majored in Equestrian Science with a minor in Equine Administration.
In mid-May, the Schatzberg family visited the farm as 11-year-old Jacqueline was given the opportunity to ride What’s Up as a Christmas present. Supporting her on the quest to ride one of her favorite Morgans were her parents, Howie and Megan; the gelding’s owner, Allyson Wandtke; and his trainers, Mike Goebig and Dwayne Knowles. (Photo by Howard Schatzberg)
Another Jane Bennett Boot Camp was held before they started packing for Southern States. They sat on the porch for Friday night’s dinner with take out from Curious Goods at the Bake Oven Inn. Saturday, they took a break during the work schedule to celebrate Pedro’s birthday, and they enjoyed cake. Saturday night, Mike was back in the kitchen creating another delicious dinner. He prepared a Cesar salad, stuff peppers and spinach cannelloni. For dessert, he served apple pie with vanilla ice cream.
It won’t be long before we’re off to Raleigh, North Carolina for Southern States Regional Championship Morgan Horse Show.