RTF Celebrates Victories at the 2018 ESDCTA Year End Award Luncheon

Congratulations to our Red Tail riders and horses on all of their hard work!

Jillian Spector & Hudson: Reserve Champion Third Level and Champion Third Level MFS, Fourth Level Achievement Award

Jennifer Miranda & Hhemlock: Reserve Champion First Level AA, Reserve Champion Training Level AA, Reserve Champion First Level MFS AA, Bronze Medal

Linda Dietz & Denali RTF: 12th First Level AA, 9th Training Level AA, 7th First Level MFS AA

Laura Ferrante & Dewi: 6th Training Level AA, First Level Achievement Award

Willow Palmer & Wonderboy T: Reserve Champion Training Level Jr, Champion Starter Horse Training Level

Meredith Whaley & Chilli: 4th Second Level MFS, First Level Achievement Award, Second Level Achievement Award, 3rd Level Achievement Award

Rachel Gardner & Stetson: 5th Second Level MFS, First Level Achievement Award, Second Level Achievement Award

Erika Olijslager & Archie: Training Level Achievement Award, First Level Achievement Award

Red Tail at US Dressage Nationals

RTF KY Ribbons 2018

Following a few years of only 1 Red Tail horse/rider competing at the US Dressage Finals, in 2018 we had 5 horses make the trek to The Kentucky Horse Park! It was an incredible week of riding, laughs, freezing fingers, bourbon, and victory gallops that we will never forget! Congratulations to Rachel & Stetson, Meredith & Chilli, Jennifer & Hhemlock, Jillian & Hudson, and Erika & Archie!

Rachel Gardner & Indee Im Good   5th place in the AA/Open First Level Test 2

Rachel Gardner & Indee Im Good

5th place in the AA/Open First Level Test 2

Jennifer Miranda & Hhemlock   Competed in the 1st Level and 1st Level MFS Championships

Jennifer Miranda & Hhemlock

Competed in the 1st Level and 1st Level MFS Championships

Meredith Whaley & Chill Out   6th place in the Open 2nd Level MFS Championship

Meredith Whaley & Chill Out

6th place in the Open 2nd Level MFS Championship

Jillian Spector & Amalia’s Huub   7th in the AA 3rd Level MFS Championships  2nd in the Open/AA 3rd Level MFS  1st in the Open/AA 4th Level Test 1

Jillian Spector & Amalia’s Huub

7th in the AA 3rd Level MFS Championships

2nd in the Open/AA 3rd Level MFS

1st in the Open/AA 4th Level Test 1

Red Tail staying warm in their winter coats at the warm up ring!

Red Tail staying warm in their winter coats at the warm up ring!

Thank you to everyone who helped us get to KY! We could not have done it without our dedicated trainers, staff, drivers, and show competition staff & volunteers!

Congratulations All!

Erika Olijslager & Archibald RTF   6th in the AA Training Level Championship

Erika Olijslager & Archibald RTF

6th in the AA Training Level Championship

Judges and Dates for 2019 RTF Shows Announced

Dressage Schooling and Combined Test:

Show Date: May 18th, 2019

Opening Date: April 20th, 2019

Judge: Worm (L)


June II Recognized Competition:

Show Date: June 23rd, 2019

Opening Date: May 24th, 2019

Judges: Demis (S), Forer (R)

June I Recognized Competition:

Show Date: June 22nd, 2019

Opening Date: May 24th, 2019

Judges: Berry (S), Demis (S), Forer (R)


July II Recognized Competition:

Show Date: July 17th, 2019

Opening Date: June 22nd, 2019

Judges: Kehr (S), Boyce (R)

July I Recognized Competition:

Show Date: July 16th, 2019

Opening Date: June 22nd, 2019

Judges: Payne (S), Kehr (S), and Boyce (R)


August II Recognized Competition:

Show Date: August 7th, 2019

Opening Date: July 16th, 2019

Judges: Rogers (S), Brown (R)

August I Recognized Competition:

Show Date: August 6th, 2019

Opening Date: July 16th, 2019

Judges: Ebner (S), Rogers (S), Brown (R)

Archibald RTF is For Sale

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Archibald RTF (aka Archie) finished in the top 10 for all three championship classes at Region 8 Championships with AA in Training Level, First Level, and First Level MFS. Qualified for US Dressage Nationals.

$25,000 DOB: 2011

Breed: RPSI X TB Height: 16.3

Archie is FOR SALE: contact owner, Meredith Whaley, for more information: 908-963-6173

Click Here for Sale Video

2017 Year End Awards

Congratulations to all of our Red Tail riders on a very successful 2017!

  • Abby Fodor & Slip n Slide: 3rd Nationally JR/YR Second Level, Champion JR/YR Second Level Performance Horse Registry, Reserve Champion National Dressage Pony Cup Second Level Juniors, Champion National Dressage Pony Cup MFS Juniors
  • Gail Kopp & Kynynmont Kerrianna: 51st Nationally AA Third Level, Reserve Champion AA Third Level American Connemara Pony Society, USDF Master’s Challenge at 3rd, 4th, and FEI, ESDCTA Gold Medal
  • Jennifer Miranda & Mudzima: 42nd Nationally AA Fourth Level, Champion AA Fourth Level Performance Horse Registry, ESDCTA Open/AA Fourth Level 4th Place
  • Karin Quayle & Penobscot Bay: USDF Master’s Challenge at Training and First Level, ESDCTA Training Level Achievement, ESDCTA First Level Achievement, ESDCTA Bronze Medal
  • Laura Ferrante & Lyndon's Swan Song of Telynor: ESDCTA Training Level Achievement, ESDCTA First Level Achievement, ESDCTA Bronze Medal
  • Linda Dietz & Denali: 133rd Nationally AA Training Level, Champion AA Training Level Draft Cross Breeder’s and Owner’s Association, USDF Master’s Challenge at Training and First Level, ESDCTA Training Level Achievement, ESDCTA Bronze Medal
  • Rachel Gardner & In Dee I'm Good: 126th Nationally AA First Level, Reserve Champion AA First Level American Quarter Horse Association, 8th Place ESDCTA AA First Level, 4th Place ESDCTA AA First Level MFS
  • Veronica Ucko & Impressive Stuff: 8th Nationally AA Second Level MFS

Red Tail Farm at Regional 8 Championships!

Red Tail Farm riders had a wonderful time at HITS in Saugerties, NY September 21-24. Our championship riders included:

Laura Ferrante and Karin Quayle also qualified for Regionals and did not compete, but they both drove up to support everyone!

Call for Volunteers and Schooling Show Judge Announced!

The judge for the 2017 ESDCTA recognized schooling show will be Karin Worm. The RTF schooling show welcomes riders of all levels, ages, and disciplines! Dressage tests of all levels, combined tests, and clear rounds are offered. The prizelist will be posted to our website shortly, be sure to get your entries in early! 

Planning for all (7!) 2017 Red Tail Farm shows is underway and we are looking for wonderful volunteers to help us put it all together! Our shows would not run smoothly without the hard work of our volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Meredith Whaley at mcwhaley@gmail.com with the days or hours you are available and preferred volunteer job included. Remember that these hours are ESDCTA eligible and can be used towards yours or a friend's year end awards!

Red Tail volunteers, staff, friends, and family cheering on the competitors

Red Tail volunteers, staff, friends, and family cheering on the competitors

Judges Announced for 2016 USDF Competitions

June:

Saturday, June 18, 2016: Joanne Crilly

Sunday, June 19, 2016: Joanne Bouwhuis    

July:

Tuesday, July 19, 2016: Barbara Ebner

Wednesday, July 20, 2016: Marlene Schneider

August:

Tuesday, August 16, 2016: Heidi Berry

Wednesday, August 17, 2016: Charlotte Trentleman 


Additional judges will be added as needed and prizelists will be available shortly!

RTF 2016 Upcoming Events

In May, our summer show series begins, starting off with our combined test/schooling show. Take note of the dates below and check back soon for more information:

May 25th- Combined Test/ Schooling Show

June 18th- Dressage at Red Tail June I
*Rated show

June 19th- Dressage at Red Tail June II
*Rated show

July 19th- Dressage at Red Tail July I
*Rated show

July 20th- Dressage at Red Tail July II
*Rated show

August 16th- Dressage at Red Tail August I
*Rated show

August 17th- Dressage at Red Tail August II
*Rated show

Please note that our Dr. Jenny Susser Clinic has been cancelled for April 2 & 3, 2016. 

We are looking forward to another successful show season and we hope to see you all again on the centerline!

Come and Spend the Winter at Red Tail!

Looking for a great facility to spend the winter at? Red Tail Farm has a limited number of stalls available staring November 1st! Don't brave the cold, our state of the art facility, with an attached indoor with Arenaworks footing, is perfect for working on your Dressage basics with our guest trainer Heather Mason or your jumping skills with our new Hunter/Jumper guess trainer Michelle Guglielmo. After a great ride, spend some time warming up in our heated lounge, complete with full kitchen, all while making new friends!

For more information, please contact us

RTF Cleans up at the USDF Region 8 Championships!

Congratulations to Team Red Tail on their fantastic performances at the  New England Dressage Associations Fall Festival! The New England Dressage Association Fall Festival hosted the USDF Region 8 Championships in picturesque Saugerties, New York from September 17th-20th. None of our competitors had even been to the regional championships before, heck! most of them only just began showing dressage this summer! In true Red Tail fashion, they were absolutely amazing competitors and gracious winners.

Linda H. had two mounts in the show. On Lacey, she placed 5th in the Training 3 Open Class with a score of 67.7% and 2nd among Adult Amateurs. On Juliet, she placed 2nd among Adult Amateurs in the Level 1 Test 2 Open Class!

Rachel and her mount Bailey placed 6th among Adult Amateurs in the Level 1 Test 2 Open Class and came in 14th among a field of 45 competitors in the Level 1 Test 3 Championship Class!

Veronica and Smokey placed 6th in the Level 1 Test 3 Open Class, 6th in the Level 1 Test 2 Open Class, and 5th in the Level 1 Test 3 Adult Amateur Championship class with a score of 67%!

Gwen and Callie placed 1st in the Training Level Test 1 Open Class with a score of 71%!

Our competitors cannot thank their trainers, Meredith Whaley and Heather Mason for all that they have taught and done for them! They could never have done this without their dedication and expertise.

RTF's owner Linda Dietz commented, " I was literally puffed up with pride...or maybe it was the Mexican food...no definitely it was pride!"

Be sure to stop by the lounge and see all the beautiful and impressive ribbons on display! 

Dressage at RTF August I & II Results Posted Online!

We feel that the old adage "Better late than never" is quite fitting for this blog post! Red Tail Farm had quite the busy summer and posting the results from out last show took the back burner to spending the last days of summer outside with our horses instead of sitting at a computer! 

The results from the last show of our inaugural series have been posted. Thank you to all of our friends who competed with us and to all of our new friends that we made this summer. We enjoyed having each and everyone of you apart of our great first series! Be sure to check back often for information regarding next years series! 

Registration Forms for Triple Threat Clinic Now Available!

Registration forms are now available for the Triple Threat Clinic! Now is your chance to sign up up for sessions with three elite professionals in their respective fields. Be sure to sign up quick, spots are sure to go fast! Registered auditors are welcome too!


Rider Registration
Auditor Registration
Schedule of Events

 Don't miss out on this great opportunity to learn from some top professionals while benefiting a great organization!

For more information, contact Jen Dermody at jen@manestreamnj.org

 

Sinead Halpin to Make Two Stops at Red Tail this Fall!

If you aren't available that weekend, Sinead will be back on Friday, November 6th as part of Mane Stream's Triple Threat Clinic. Registration forms are now available for all three clinicians. Be sure to sign up quick and help us help out a great organization! For more information, please contact Jen Dermody at jen@manestreamnj.org.

International 3-Day Eventing star Sinead Halpin will be at Red Tail two times this fall! Her first stop will be on Saturday, September 12th as a guest trainer. Lesson slots are open throughout the day, but sign up early! These spots will go quick! For more information, please contact Meredith at mcwhaley@gmail.com

Auditor Spots Still Available for this Weekend!

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Dr. Jenny Susser will be returning to Red Tail this weekend on both Saturday 8.22 and Sunday 8.23 for her presentation on "Riding with Confidence". There are still auditor spots open for both days. Dr. Jenny Susser tailors her presentation to all in attendance; there is a wealth of information to learn! Make sure you don't miss out! To sign up or for more information, contact Meredith Whaley at mcwhaley@gmail.com