Archibald RTF is For Sale


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. 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

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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 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


Saturday, June 18, 2016: Joanne Crilly

Sunday, June 19, 2016: Joanne Bouwhuis    


Tuesday, July 19, 2016: Barbara Ebner

Wednesday, July 20, 2016: Marlene Schneider


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 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


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

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

Auditor Spots Still Available for this Weekend!


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


RTF to Host Mane Stream's Triple Threat Clinic

Red Tail Farm is pleased to once again be host to the Triple Threat Clinic which will benefit Mane Stream, an adaptive riding and equine assisted therapy facility located in Oldwick, NJ. This years clinic will be held from November 5th to November 7th and will feature Olympic Dressage rider Michael Barisone on Thursday, International 3-Day Event rider Sinead Halpin on Friday, and World Champion Hunter rider Sandy Ferrell on Saturday. Riders who participate on multiple days will have their session fee discounted. Registered auditors are welcome with a multi-day discount as well! We are looking forward to another exciting weekend to benefit a great organization! 

For more information, please contact Jen Dermody at

Triple Threat Clinic Beneficiary featured on

Mane Stream, the beneficiary of the Triple Threat Clinic held at Red Tail, was featured in an article on Written by Nancy Jaffer, the article discusses Mane Stream's Camp Cold Brook and what it offers to its participants, 

     "There are plenty of camps for kids who want to spend time with horses, both in the saddled
     learning how to care for the animals. But what about children with special needs? And if a
     family has one sibling who is typically developing and another with special needs, do they
     have to go to separate destinations? Not if they know about Camp Cold brook in Oldwick,
     where the youngsters blend and bond over their life horses..."

To read the full article, click here.