CURRENT COMPETITION HORSES
Otherwise known as Cole, Quality Vintage was purchased from Tim Bourke in late 2017. Cole is a 2013 imported Holsteiner. He was competed at a few YEH competitions by Tim last year, proving his prowess as an event horse already with a win and second place. Ashley will begin to compete him at the lower levels in the next few months and is very excited about this young up and coming prospect.
Flight of Fancy
“Roxie” is a 2008 Thoroughbred mare owned by Sara Ortiz. Sara brought Roxie to Ashley’s barn in 2014 and began taking lessons on her. Due to Sara’s pregnancy, Ashley got the ride on Roxie and with Sara’s encouragement has been able to take the talented green mare from Beginner Novice to her first Preliminary/Training level event. While Roxie isn’t the easiest on the flat, she’s very bold on cross country and has become quite the careful show jumper, and is looking towards moving up in the next few months.
Known as Tutu in the barn, Erica Rhoad’s 2010 gelding has gone from steeplchasing his whole life to an eventing career in record time and with such class! Tutu is quite a big stamp of a Thoroughbred, with an eye-catching look and a lovely willing attitude. He’s looking to doing his first recognized shows in the next few months.
PAST COMPETITION HORSES
Maybelline Cover Girl
Ashley found Maybelline Cover Girl (“May”) when she was just a green six year old from Ketchen Place Farm in 2006. May, a Trakhener/Thoroughbred, was purchased as a project horse to bring up the levels with the hopes of going Preliminary and possibly a one star. Ashley and May forged a significant partnership from the very beginning and they have competed from the beginner novice level together all the way to finishing three FEI two star competitions as well as an Advanced Combined Test.
Due to older age, May is now a lower level packer for one of Ashley’s students. Still sassy, May keeps her new rider on her toes both in the dressage and when she decides that the bigger jumps look more fun!
6/1/13 Virginia HT – Intermediate – 2nd 4/3/13 The Fork – CIC** – 24th 3/30/13 Morven Park – Intermediate – 7th 2/22/13 Pine Top – Intermediate – 7th 9/29/12 Middleburg HT – Intermediate – 4th 4/20/12 Fair Hill – Intermediate – 8th 3/23/12 Southern Pines – Intermediate – 11th 2/24/12 Pine Top – Intermediate – 10th 10/12/11 Fair Hill – CCI** – 35th (out of 61) 5/11/11 Jersey Fresh – CCI** – 21st (out of 34) 3/25/11 Poplar Place – Intermediate – 5th 10/29/10 Virginia HT – Intermediate – 3rd 9/3/10 Five Points – Intermediate – 5th 8/26/10 Richland – Intermediate – 9th 6/26/10 Surefire – Intermediate – 6th 5/21/10 Virginia HT – CCI* – 11th
Vanquish (otherwise known as “Dash”) is a 2007 OTTB purchased from Jan Byyny. Before that Dash had been at the Tebogo training center, a barn that specializes in finding second careers for Thoroughbreds coming off the track. Dash steadily moved up the levels and completed events through the Intermediate level before moving on to a young rider.
Nico is a 2011 Thoroughbred who never raced. Purchased from Maggie Zock, Nico started his eventing career early at four and competed up to Novice level. Eventing was never quite the right fit for Nico, and he is now a fabulous hunt horse for Shannon Davis.
Belle is a 1996 Trakhener/Thoroughbred mare who Ashley bought as a seasoned novice horse when Ashley was fourteen. Ashley and Belle did many novices together and were able to successfully move up to training together. Ashley did several pony club events on Belle as well as receiving her C3 on her. Unfortunately Belle’s eventing career ended when she had to have colic surgery but she was able to go to a fantastic retirement home.
Jazzy is a 1994 Quarter Horse mare who Ashley got as a very green project pony when she was only twelve years old. Jazzy had had no former education or training and was basically “green broke”. While not being very well educated, Jazzy had a great temperament and her and Ashley were able to learn together successfully. In fact, Jazzy learned to like jumping so much that she would jump out of the dressage ring! Ashley did many pony club events and CTs on Jazzy but sadly her eventing career ended when Ashley found that the palomino pony had quite an aversion to water. Jazzy found a great home with a young girl who decided she strictly wanted to do the hunter/jumpers.