Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Rock on Rose has Sold!

A note from Boyd:

Lusty has found a new home with a young professional rider, Whitney Weston, out in Portland Oregon. Thanks to Hawley Bennett and Buck Davidson for acting as agents on the sale of this talented mare.

It has been an honor and pleasure working with Lusty and Bruce over the past 12 months……and I have gained invaluable knowledge and wisdom regarding the art of training horses through both of these characters! Although I am saddened to see this mare move on to a new career and rider, the goal from the beginning was to put her on the market.

Lusty and I had some wonderful rides and top finishes over the past year at the Jersey Fresh CIC 3*, Bromont CCI 3*, Richland CIC 3*……finally culminating with our remarkable 11th place finish at the Rolex 4*! In fact, Lusty’s recent finishes were so impressive that we were contacted within the past few weeks by the American selectors to discuss putting her on the short list.

I must say that she is one of the most talented horses I have ever ridden. She had all the right ingredients; guts and stamina in XC, style and class in the show jumping and plenty of character and finesse in dressage.

I wish her new owner all the best and look forward to seeing her compete at the upper levels for years to come. Again, I’d like to say a big thank you to Bruce and Susie for allowing me to train one of their own. Their experience and wisdom on how to prepare for a 3 day event will stay with me throughout my entire career!


Top photo credit Mike McNally
Bottom photo credit Lisa Thomas

Friday, July 16, 2010

Keltic Lion's Fabulous Foals!!

We have 7 beautiful & correct babies on the ground at Chesterland!  The new crop of foals are out of our own Irish Sporthorse stallion, Keltic Lion, who is out of the renowned stallion Lux Z, the world's leading show jumping sire.  

We are extremely proud of the young stock that we produce here at Chesterland.  As foals, they  grow up in an environment of rolling hills & fertile soil which helps develop strong bones,  correct confirmation and wonderful temperaments.   Our young prospects go on to do very well in multiple disciplines beyond the eventing world, due to their superb movement & jumping ability.

We hope you enjoy the photos of our new youngsters & we invite you to come see our young stock to consider an affordable investment in a top level sport horse.  Create your next future champion!

Spring 2010 Slideshow.

Update From Chesterland!

Everyone is back in good form at Chesterland. Bruce is feeling great after his surgery and is currently working 6 to 8 horses a day getting fit and ready for the Fall season. The plan is to compete Cruise and Petite Flower at Intermediate, and Expensive Playmate at Preliminary.

Buck had a great ride on Sal at Bromont finishing 6th in the 1*.  Sal is one of Bruce’s top homebreds and he is only 6!!
 He will step up to Intermediate at Richland, then the 2* at Plantation to qualify for Fair Hill in October. 

Thus far this has been a fabulous pairing!!

Here is our planned schedule for the remainder of the summer/fall season:

Fair Hill August 7th/8th

Richland Park, Mi. , August 26th - 29th
The AEC’s September 9 - 12th


Fair Hill 2nd weekend Oct

Even though we’re having record breaking heat, don't hesitate to think about your winter plans! Bruce will be taking a limited # of clients for training at Chesterland South......and once again Gerd Zuther will be joining him in Ocala. Gerd will be available on a limited, private basis and this is an exceptional opportunity to have access to two top international talents in the eventing and dressage communities!

For more information, please email Bruce and Susie.