CURRENT COMPETITION HORSES
Otherwise known as Cole, Quality Vintage was purchased from Tim Bourke in late 2017. Cole is a 2013 imported Holsteiner. He has competed up to the Modified level with Ashley in the irons and is looking to make a move up by the end of this year. He is a lovely mover with an incredible jump and has already accomplished several top 5 finishes in recent events as well as a top 15 finish at the American Eventing Championships in 2019.
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.
Flight of Fancy
Roxie is a 2008 Thoroughbred mare owned by Sara Ortiz. Due to Sara’s pregnancy, Ashley took over the ride on Roxie and they competed up to the Preliminary level. Roxie has an impressive cross country record with only two cross country penalties out of more than 20 recognized events. Roxie is now being leased by a talented young rider.
“Rudy” is a 2010 unraced Thoroughbred purchased through Dan Clasing from Gary and Angie Francart. Rudy competed to Training level with several top three finishes to his record. Gary missed Rudy so much that he bought him back for himself to compete on and we look forward to watching them become a competitive pair together!
Known as Tutu in the barn, this 2010 gelding was purchased by Erica Rhoad and went from steeplechasing to completing his first Novice events in record time and with lots of class! Tutu was then sold to a student in Ashley’s program and in 2019 won the Junior Beginner Novice Area II Championships.
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.