On the schedule is Poplar Place, Rocking Horse and The Fork before heading back heading north. Bruce is taking Summer Patriot (grey gelding by Unbridled Song), training level at Poplar with the plans to market him for his owner, Ann Polson. If anyone is looking for a talented horse to take up the levels, please contact Bruce! Summer Patriot is the grey featured in these schooling photos, and the bay is Sabrina, another lovely Charlie baby!
Schooling Photo Slideshow - Many thanks to Betty and Anna Kjellstrom for their great photos!
As always, Chesterland South has been hopping with training action, with a steady stream of riders working with Bruce to bring their game up a level! Anna Kjellstrom is heading over to Ocala this weekend to do the one star on KER Marvin and Garfunkle. She and her Mom have also been a tremendous help with photos all winter! Maddie Blackman plans to take Gordanstown advanced at the Fork, with the ultimate goal being Badminton this year. Selena O'Hanlon continues to train with Bruce in Florida, as well as Kelly Prather (who will also compete at The Fork). The big news on the Chesterland North home-front is that Kelly Prather will be relocating her training business to Bruce's upon her return from Florida. We welcome Kelly to our facility and are looking forward to watching her business develop at Chesterland.
Competition Pics of Lola and Summer Patriot by Susie Tuckerman
Bruce is also looking forward to showing Charlie in the jumper ring this season. There are 6 mares in foal to Keltic Lion (Charlie), with the first due on the 25th. The Martin's welcomed a colt this past week, out of Petite Flower (surrogate mare) and by Charlie. With finely chosen genetics, Bruce and Buck's training expertise, and certainly Caroline's young talent in the tack........this boy certainly has a big future in front of him!
We hope everyone has a safe and successful completion to the season leading up to Rolex. If you're at the big event, please make sure you come by the Voltaire booth for an autograph session with Bruce and to sit in their beautifully designed saddles!