Hello friends April 17 2013, 0 Comments

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Well, it’s been a long time. We’re all alive and mostly well. Samantha continues to ride. Our “new” horse is named Chili Pepper a.k.a. “Chili” or “Baby Chill” or “Dufus.” He is a seven-year-old Holsteiner purchased from Annie Dotoli and Aster Pieters of Tibri. We purchased Chili with the generous support of a family member in December, 2011. It has been an interesting journey with Chili. He is very young, something he continues to remind us, lest we forget. Samantha had encouraging success with him last show season in the 3′ equitation. She qualified for the Mass Finals and New England Finals. She rode leased horses at both of these finals, as Chili was not quite ready.

At Mass Finals, she won her open equitation 14 & under class and came in 20th the following day in the MHC Junior Medal Championship out of about 120 riders. It was wonderful. She rode Quintess, a beautiful chestnut mare leased from Kathy Fletcher owner of Grazing Fields Farm.