Checking in from Nottingham – July 10th, 2020

Well summer has certainly arrived! We spent this past weekend with a big group of horses at The Maryland International & Horse Trials. The team brought home ribbons in all the primary colors and we’re so proud of everyone for their stellar results and great displays of horsemanship to bring home happy and healthy horses after such hot days.
We head back to The Maryland Horse Trials this weekend, and will actually be there today with a group of youngsters for the Young Event Horse competition. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for competition updates throughout the weekend.
One of the fun things about being home is watching the partnership between Neal and our Who’s A Star (aka “Tag”) develop. As you all know, Tag is our first homebred and made two trips to the Kentucky 5* before being retired from upper level competition. It’s so wonderful to watch Tag enjoy his new job with “dad” and we hope you all enjoy a video of them jumping at home below.

Remember that Courtney is still offering virtual lessons for those that aren’t able to trailer out for lessons due to COVID19, and payment is on a “pay-as-you-can” basis.
Please be sure to stay in touch, either via phone, email or one of our social media outlets. Let us know how you’re doing … but know that we can’t wait to be able to see you in person soon! And don’t forget to tune into our Facebook page every Tuesday at 12noon for a Facebook LIVE event!


7/10-12: The Maryland Horse Trials II (Adamstown, MD)

  • Courtney with The B.E.S.T. Group’s Briarhill Excel Star Take 2
  • Courtney with her and Neal’s Excel Star Fair Play
  • Courtney with C Square homebred R River Star
  • Courtney with The Dare to Dream Team’s Excel Star Time to Shine
  • Courtney with The Dare to Dream Team’s Excel Star Double Clover
  • Courtney with sale horse Excel Star Renaissance
  • Courtney with C Square homebred Hunting Stars
  • Courtney with her and Neal’s Excel Star Tick Tok
  • Molly Koch with Lowhill Toome Diamond
  • Kelli Temple with Excel Star Royal Trend
  • Kelly Waters with Excel Star Independence
  • Nicole Yoest with Fergus Maximus

7/11-12: War Horse Eventing Series (Raeford, NC)

  • Colette Leber with Willie Wiggins

7/10-12: Champagne Run at the Park Horse Trials (Lexington, KY)

  • Kathleen Bertuna with Excel Star Harry
  • Kara Echternacht with Jet Aer
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