I know that I am a little late for Valentine’s Day, but Mr. Jim says that the ladies like to receive gifts and such on a non- Hallmark day.  So here you go!

We have had an exciting 6 weeks since my last post.  Miss Paula did indeed visit our horses in Wellington.  Raffie was showing and was a star, Winchester also showed and was a star, and Kona had the weekend off, but he is a star, too!  Raffie actually was sold in January so Miss Paula was glad that she had one last chance to kiss his nose and fondle his little ears.  (I have told her repeatedly that I have a kissable nose and fondleable ears!).  Winchester went on to Pensacola where he placed in all the Grand Prixs, and Kona has been super in the Small Junior division.

Smooth Romance, “Princess”, and Kalli went to two weeks of the Jacksonville Winter Series where Princess was Champion the first week and won a Baby Green class the second week.  Kalli was just hanging out, learning to be a show horse.

Tigger was in his first event and was fabu.  Did I just say “fabu”?  I meant unbelievable!  He has since gone clear in the cross country part of two training level horse trials.  Two more clear cross country rounds at training level and he can move up to preliminary.  We are all learning about the Eventing world, but his trainer, Dean Graham, who is from New Zealand, says that Tigger is “bloody awesome!”

On the foal watch front, Red Hot Star, had a beautiful thoroughbred filly by Pioneerofthe Nile.  We think she looks like a champion. 

Until the next time, boys and girls (especially the girls),

Your friend,