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Posted by AJ Bender on April 9, 2014 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I have been so busy I have not had time to post any news! But we have alot!  In September I took my OTTB rescue, Bocephus aka Hillbilly Deluxe to his FOREVER home in Texas! He was adopted by my good friend Kristina who is originally from Boulder City, NV.  She works at Haverty Ranch in Texas as a breeding manager. She also attends North Central Texas College. She has already showed him in a local college show. He did awesome! She plans to take him to a horse trial this fall. Good luck girl!

In November, I went to New Mexico to pick up my next project! A filly! She comes from The 4:13 Ranch in OK.  She is a Fresian Heritage Horse. Her Sire is an imported Fresian and her Dam is an Andalusian/Arabian cross. The perfect combo!  She has already learned so much! I am very excited for her progress. She will be 1 at the end of April. 

Tricia has been working with her sport pony, Ginger, who won the jumpers class at the Utah Summer games 2013.  Trish has geared her training more towards barrel racing. She recently won some cash at the BC Racers event and Ginger shows great progress and potential. I will continue jumping her as well. 

Our lesson program is in full swing. We have Callie my lesson horse teaching all the youngsters how to ride. And we are looking to expand with another lesson horse soon. 

2013 New Year

Posted by AJ Bender on February 11, 2013 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Our first show of the year went great at Cooper Ranch Dressage!

Lindsey and Sabrina both took home ribbons in their divisions.

Sabrina will be contending for championship classes at the end of the year by doing her best at every show this season!

Lindsey showed her horse Legally Blonde for the first time. She is a 5 year old mare who Lindsey has trained and raised on her own. They will continue this show season striving for those blue ribbons!

I showed my off the tack Thoroughbred for his first time out. He surprised me and behaved himself for the most part. Hillbilly Deluxe will continue to be shown at the Cooper Ranch Dressage shows for the rest of the season. 

We have many shows and clinics planned this season. Including the Open shows at Color Country Equestrian, Utah. Cross Country clinic at Flagstaff and Fall Horse Trials at Flagstaff. In between we will have Cooper Ranch Dressage and some local clinics hopefully with Will Faeber and Greg Best at Talisman Farms!

2012 Show Season Begins!

Posted by AJ Bender on March 2, 2012 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Our 2012 Show Season is off to a great start!!!

Sabrina Somers, AJ Bleck's student, took 1st place at the Cooper Ranch Dressage show in January, aboard her mare My Lady Grace in Intro C Test. AJ also showed her Arab mare for the first time scoring high 60's in Training Level 1 & 2.

AJ Bleck rode Strider, owned by Jeanne Cosgrove, in the Southern Nevada Hunter Jumper Association Schooling Jumpers 2'9" and took 1st Place! She also had a 2nd place in the 2'6" Hopeful Jumpers!

BCHA Summer Jumper Show #1

Posted by AJ Bender on August 26, 2011 at 3:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The heat won't keep us from riding! We started at 6:30am for our first Summer Jumper show. We had many riders from out of town. It was a great hit! Our gambler's choice class was a favorite. With the donations we made we will be purchasing some new equipment for our #2 show. Also look forward to our larger event in November!

 

BCHA Summer Dressage practice show

Posted by AJ Bender on August 26, 2011 at 3:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Our Dressage show at BCHA was a hit! We setup our Dressage arena for the first time and it went smoothly. We had many riders who were new to Dressage and they learned so much! Thank you to Dianne Dawes for judging. She did a great job and was very helpful explaining the test scores to the riders. We can't wait for the next one!

March 5th Dressage Show at Cooper Ranch 2011

Posted by AJ Bender on March 9, 2011 at 12:01 PM Comments comments (0)

Cooper Ranch show went great!

Sabrina rode her horse My Lady Grace, in her first Dressage show! She received great scores and took home 4th and 6th place ribbons.

Holly Goltra, AJ's sister, took home a 1st place ribbon on her Quarter Horse, it was their first Dressage show ever!

AJ rode Jester in Training Level 1&2, he was feeling very good that day and added extra movements into the Dressage test. Please see the video :)

 

January 2011

Posted by AJ Bender on January 5, 2011 at 11:02 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy New Year to everyone!

 

Our Boulder City English Club's first annual New Years day event was very successful! We had many participants and lots of fun!

 

Bonny Bender rode Miss Priss and took first place in the Gambler's choice Level 1 jumper division.

 

AJ Bender rode Miss Priss and took first place, after a jump off with Lizzy Hance, in the level 2 jumper division.

 

Next month we will be hosting another jumping event with more classes.

 

January 8th will be the first Dressage show of the season at Cooper Ranch. Bonny Bender is riding Miss Priss, AJ Bender is riding Miss Priss and Gracie, owned by Sabrina Sommers.

 

Our fellow English club members who will also be showing include Lizzy Hance and Stephen Housley. Good Luck to everyone!

 

The rest of the month we will be training and practicing for the upcoming shows in February.

December 2010

Posted by AJ Bender on December 3, 2010 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

December is a busy month!

 

AJ Bender will be taking a few weeks off because she is getting married! She will return just before Christmas, ready to start training and lessons for the end of the year!

 

AJ will also be graduating the UNLV IPTouch Large Animal & Massage Care provider program the middle of December! She is very excited to start providing her services to large animals throughout the Las Vegas valley!

 

Preparations are beginning for the 2011 show season! We are very excited to show our new addition to Double B, Jester in the Spring show season!  Also 2011 Spring will be a time for our beginners to start their first show season!

 

We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

 

November 2010

Posted by AJ Bender on November 9, 2010 at 3:26 PM Comments comments (0)

November means training and preparing for next years shows for all of us at Double B!

 

Now that it is cool out, our riding lessons are in full swing! And we are able to start our sessions much earlier than Summer sessions.

 

The October Dressage show was a success!

 

December 4th &5th, we will be attending the Will Faeber Dressage Clinic at Twin Palms stable in Las Vegas, NV.

 

 


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