Welcome to Dreams Come True Farm's 2012 Horse Show Site

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     With Sjaantje showing so much driving talent, and myself having had such a fun and successful 2011 show year with trainer, Suzy Stafford of Stafford Carriage Driving, who excels in CDE driven dressage at the International level, my 2012 plans for 7 YO Friesian Tsjerk X Ritse mare, Sjaantje, was to earn her driving predicate title with Suzy as whip.  The driving predicate title is a new KFPS/FHANA program here in the US, and we were the trail blazers for this Friesian driving program, which required earning 10 points from scoring above 60% in FEI # 9 driven dressage tests before an "R" judge. Here in the US, this dressage test is offered only when a 100 x 40 m arena is available and generally is one of the three parts of a Combined Driving Event with the other two being the marathon and the cones sections. Finding such events proved to be a daunting task, especially those within our trailering distance comfort zone, but things fell nicely into place with several event organizers agreeing to add the FEI # 9 test.  On July 7, 2012 Sjaantje became Sjaantje Sport, having achieved the points needed for the driving predicate title with Suzy as whip and me as groom! Then I picked up her reins again, drove in our 1st CDE, entered our 1st IFSHA regional show, and competed for the 1st time at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA.
Sjaantje's 2012 Event schedule:
Event Date
Event [click on the links for results and photos]
Sjaantje's score & FHANA points
May 19, 2012
Glen Willow CDE Benefit Driven Dressage Event, West Grove, PA       Click here for photos 65.6% = 1 point
June 2 - 3, 2012
Elk Creek CDE @ Fairhill, Elkton, MD       Click here for photos  71.6% = 3 points
June 9 - 10, 2012
Central NY Driving Dressage Festival, Madison Co. Fairgrounds, Brookfield, NY
event canceled ;-(
June 22, 2012
Susquehanna Valley Whips & Wheels Pleasure Driving Show & Horse Driving Trial, Lycoming Co. Fairgrounds, Hughesville, PA 64.4% = 1 point
June 23, 2012 Susquehanna Valley Whips & Wheels Pleasure Driving Show & Horse Driving Trial, Lycoming Co. Fairgrounds, Hughesville, PA 65.6% = 1 point
June 24, 2012 Susquehanna Valley Whips & Wheels Pleasure Driving Show & Horse Driving Trial, Lycoming Co. Fairgrounds, Hughesville, PA 69.6% = 2 points
July 7, 2012
Shelly Temple Driving Dressage Clinic, Maple Leaf Farm, East Fallowfield, PA
67.6% = 2 points [DONE!!!]
July 28-29, 2012
Ohio CDE, Sullivan, OH [ Training Level with Gail ]
We won dressage 76.7%
Aug 18-19, 2012
IFSHA Regional Championships, Erie County Fair, Hamburg, NY
11 driving wins!
Sept 7 - 9, 2012
Glen Willow CDE, West Grove, PA [ Training Level with Gail ] We won dressage [72.5%] & cones
Sept 16, 2012
My Ladys Manor Driving Club Pleasure Show, York County, PA
5 rail  classes, 5 blue ribbons
Sept 29-30, 2012
Keystone International Livestock Expo, Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA
Won the 2 driving classes
     Dreams Come True Farm's first 2012 public appearance was at the Harrisburg PA Horse Expo February 23-26th where Sjaantje and I participated daily in the Friesian Parade of Breeds demonstration, as an example of a driving Friesian hitched to a gig.  While at the expo, Sjaantje, ridden by Paige Lilly, participated in 3 Colleen Kelly bio-mechanics clinics,  and she and I were in 2 Curt Pierce [ Deep Creek Farm ] driving clinics: one about harnessing and the other navigating cones, which was thrilling. We also took Sjaantje's dam, Wiestke, who was ridden saddleseat in the Parade of Breeds by Cyndi Brumbaugh.
     For our first 2012 show we took our yearling Sape filly, Lillee, our 3 YO Teade filly, Fancee, and their dam, Wietske to the April 21st 3rd Mid-Atlantic Friesian Horse Classic held at Frying Pan Park in Herndon, VA. Our girls did us proud with yearling Lillee showing us she likes the show atmosphere and Wietske pleasing and surprising us all with her  achievements at her very first show after having had 8 consecutive foals. Fancee wowed the judge with her animated trot action during her liberty class and won the ground driving class.
     May 5-6 found us at the Keystone Classic held at Quentin, PA, to cheer Fancee on in her first under saddle class, trained and ridden saddleseat by Brook Sweigart of Sweigart Stables, Denver, PA. We were elated when Fancee won her w/t class Saturday and went on to win the w/t championship class on Sunday; obviously she impressed the judge with her powerful  and high reaching trot! In training with Brook for 4 months, Fancee's turned out for now, but will go to her 3 YO keuring October 3 at Iron Spring Farm in Coatesville, PA, October 3rd.
     Sjaantje's 2012 show season involved events where the FEI #9 Driven Dressage test was offered an able to earn points towards her FPS/FHANA Driving Sport Predicate.  We were able to participate in Suzy's 3 cones clinics, giving me much needed whip time in cones--it paid off because afterwards I won my next cones class;-)

   Glen Willow CDE Benefit Driven Dressage Event
West Grove, PA
May 19, 2012
Sjaantje's 1st FEI # 9 Driven Dressage test [65.6%]
 
Suzy Stafford & Sjaantje trotting circles with one handed driving


  2012 MAFA Show 
Frying Pan Park, Herndon, VA
April 21, 2012

Photos by Jim Craige

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by Jim Craige Photography

Wietske Janke V
English Pleasure w/t amateur -- Cyndi -- 1st
Saddleseat w/t open --  Cyndi -- 2nd
Family Time -- Jodi & Natalie -- 1st
Performance Championship w/t -- Cyndi -- 2nd
Fancee DCTF
Halter Mares 3 & over --
2nd
Ground Driving -- Open -- 1st
Liberty 4 & under -- 1st
In-Hand Trail -- 3rd
Lillee DCTF
Halter 2 & under -- 2nd
Family Time -- 2nd
         Elk Creek CDE      Video
Fair Hill, MD
June 2, 2012
Won the Intermedicate/Advanced Single Horse Dressage class [69.9%]

 
Elk Creek photos by Linda Gallo
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  Shelly Temple Driven Dressage Clinic
Maple Leaf Farm
East Fallowfield, PA
July 7, 2012




Photo by Danny Heverin

MAFA's 2012

Mid-Atlantic Friesian Classic





Fancee winning liberty
Susquehanna Valley Whips & Wheels Pleasure Show
Lycoming County Fairgrounds
Hughesville, PA
June 23, 2012


Susquehanna photos by Jessica Gabler
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Susquehanna Valley Whips & Wheels
Horse Driving Trial

Lycoming County Fairgrounds
Hughesville, PA
June 24, 2012


Susquehanna photos by Jessica Gabler
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  2012 Keystone Classic 
May 5 - 6, 2012
Quentin, PA

Fancee DCTF, ridden by Brook Sweigart
English Pleasure w/t - 1st
English Pleasure Championship w/t - 1st





Collages by Cove Creek Photography


July 28, 2012
Ohio CDE--dressage & cones
Windy Knoll Farm, Sullivan, OH
Training Level Single Horse

We won the dressage class with a 76.7%


Ohio CDE photos by Reuss Griffiths Equine Photography
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July 29, 2012
Ohio CDE--marathon
Windy Knoll Farm, Sullivan, OH
Training Level Single Horse

We won the best score of all the 1st timers


Ohio CDE photos by Reuss Griffiths Equine Photography
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August 18-19, 2012
IFSHA Region 2 Championships
Erie County Fair
Hamburg, NY

Photo by Jamie Cinq-Mars

1st- Region 2 Champion Friesian Show Pleasure Driving - Open        Suzy Stafford
1st- Region 2 Champion Friesian Show Pleasure Driving - Amateur        Gail
1st- USEF English Pleasure Driving - Open        Suzy
1st- USEF English Pleasure Driving - Amateur        Gail
1st- USEF English Pleasure Driving Championship        Gail
2nd - Region 2 Champion Friesian Carriage Pleasure Driving Reinsmanship    Gail
1st- Region 2 Champion Carriage Pleasure Driving Turnout - Open        Suzy
1st- Region 2 Champion Carriage Pleasure Driving Working - Open        Suzy
1st- Region 2 Champion Friesian Carriage Pleasure Driving Turnout – Amateur    Gail
1st- Region 2 Champion Friesian Carriage Pleasure Driving Working – Amateur    Gail
1st- Region 2 Champion Friesian Country Pleasure Driving - Open        Suzy
1st- Region 2 Champion Friesian Country Pleasure Driving - Amateur -Gail     
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September 7-9, 2012
Glen Willow Combined Driving Event
West Grove, PA
Training Level Single Horse
We won the dressage class with a 72.5%
We won the cones class with 1 ball down




Photos by John Robinson
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Sept 16, 2012
My Ladys Manor Driving Club Pleasure Show
York County Park, PA

Photo by Onawa Rock

1stNovice Whip Turnout Pleasure Drive
1stNovice Whip Working
1stNovice Whip Super Reinsmanship
4th- Novice Whip Scurry Obstacles
2nd -Novice Whip Timed Obstacles
2nd -Novice Whip Progressive Obstacles
1stCarriage Dog Class
1stConcours d'Elegance

High Score Novice Whip, Gail Aumiller
Councours d’Elegance: Mabel Bach Trophy, Gail Aumiller

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September 29-30, 2012
Keystone International Livestock Expo Open Horse Show
Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA

Photo by Sunlit Photos

 Sept 29: 1st- Carriage Driving - Gail
 3rd- Costume - Jodi
4th- Leadline - Grace & Jodi
Sept 30:  1st- Carriage Driving - Gail
3rd Leadline - Grace & Jodi

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Created on May 18, 2012  by Gail Aumiller, and last updated December 30, 2012.