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On the agenda - Working Equitation.




No dressage this year as I recover from a double knee replacement.  Instead I have ridden over 300 miles in the wilderness on Salsa and Catalina.  However, I do have a couple of young ladies, Annie McCabe and Anna Wells, that had fun and great success riding Catalina, Jerezano and Mazuelo in the open classes at Clark County Fair and the USEF breed classes at Oregon State Fair. 

Anna Wells & Cat - Annie McCabe & Jerezano

Annie, Carla & Anna - Last minute boot shine & strategy session.




Salsa is being shown at 3rd level open dressage and also performing her 2nd level freestyle.  Catalina is showing at 2nd and 3rd level open dressage.   Salsa is 1st Place IALHA All Breeds 2nd level freestyle with a median score of 67.917.




Our Catalina is the 2009 winner of the prestigious Resv Ch Pacific Rim award for '09.  Garnering international wins in halter, western, Doma, English and Country Pleasure.  She was also Hi Point in show horse in the Canadian open show.

Our Jerezano carried 3 riders at the Canadian Nationals and was awarded the coveted Hi Point in Show trophy along with 8 National Champion wins.  He will be going on the US Nationals in Texas with these same gals and will be ridden in Open, Amateur and Youth classes in multiple disciplines.

Our Mazuelo is the Canadain National Ch 2 & under colt - having beat out all two year olds and top winning US handlers.













Unfortunately Salsa was out this dressage season due to a severe farrier-induced lameness.  Watch for us at 3rd level in 2010.




Due to a family illness the 2008 show season was limited to Salsa in Open dressage at 2nd level . 

We are also riding a musical freestyle. Early season photos below.




Our first show was the Go For Baroque IALHA sanctioned breed show in Olympia, WA on June 23 & 24.  Larica, Catalina and Jerezano attended.  The highlights are Grand Ch Andalusian Mare, Catalina; Resv Ch Western Pleasure, Jerezano.  The Canada show was very successful with our home bred Sonador MSM (now owned by Julie Hernberger) as Top 5 in her very competitive 2 and under filly class.  Catalina was Canadian National Reserve Champion Senior Mare and Jerezano and Carla were awarded the Canadian National Champion Western Pleasure Amateur.  Our Laricia MSM garnered Multiple Canadian National  Champion and Reserve wins - see details below.  Our final breed show of the year, Festival of the Andalusian, was very exciting with Larica MSM taking Champion Western Pleasure over mature horses.  Jereazno D and Carla were awarded the prestigious Pacific Rim High Point Champion - awarded to the horse with the highest combined score from all three Pacific Rim shows - Go for Baroque, PAALH (Canada) and Festival of the Andalusian. Year end USEF (US Equestrian Fed) results for Region 2 in the Andalusian/Lusitano Division: Jerezano D - Champion Performance Horse & Champion Saddle Horse; Larica-Champion Youth, Champion Junior Performance Horse, 3rd place Saddle Horse, 3rd place Performance Horse.  Salsa Merengue and Carla competed at First Level dressage in 2007 with scores in the 60 percentile and in our final show competed in the Oregon Dressage Society Championship. All Breed USDF award for 1st place First Level Adult Amateur.


Jerezano, was the winner of the prestigious Pacific Rim High Point award.  This is for three shows combined high point - Go for Baroque, The Canadian Nationals and Festival of the Andalusian.  Jerezano was also Show High Point purebred at Festival of the Andalusian along with Reserve Champion Western Pleasure at Go for Baroque and Canadian National Champion Western Pleasure Amateur.  See Jerezano's page for more photos and details.

Pacific RimChampion  

Salsa was shown at First Level dressage in 2007. 

We are very proud to ride one of the few Andalusians bred and trained by an amateur owner in the NW.     

#1 All Breed (IALHA) US Dressage Federation Horse of the Year - Adult Amateur First Level

Catalina was shown by our friend, Jeana Smith.  With her gentle hands she guided Catalina to the following wins:

  • 2007 Go for Baroque Show, Olympia WA:  Champion Senior Halter mare, 1st place English Show Hack Amateur, English Hunt Seat Amateur

  • Canadian Nationals, Chilliwack, BC Canada - Reserve National Champion Senior Mare and several placements in English riding classes

  • Festival of the Andalusian, Olympia, WA: 1st Vintage Rider and may other placements in riding classes


    Larica was shown by Cyndy Stephens-Winchell and her protégée and Youth rider, Joanna Wayland.  At five years of age, Larica, became a reliable and winning show horse with the following wins:

  • 2007 Go for Baroque Show, Olympia WA:  1st place - Junior Horse English Pleasure and Western Pleasure

  • PAALH Open Show, Chilliwack, BC Canada - 1st Hunt Seat Youth, 2nd Jr Horse English Pleasure, 1st Western Pleasure Youth, 1st Jr Horse Western Pleasure

  • Canadian Nationals, Chilliwack, BC Canada - National Champion; Hunt Seat Youth, Western Pleasure Youth, Reserve National Champion; Dressage Suitability Youth, Jr Horse Western Pleasure, National Top 5; Jr Horse Dressage Suitability, Dressage Suitability Open, Jr Horse English Pleasure, First Place; Andalusian/Half Andalusian Reining

  • Festival of the Andalusian, Olympia, WA: Western Pleasure Champion, 1st Jr Horse English Pleasure, Western Pleasure and Reining, 2nd Hunt Seat Open 


    Sonador MSM, now owned by Julie Hernberger, was Top 5 Canadian National Fillies 2 & under against much older horses and professional handlers.  Julie will continue to show Sona in local Canadian shows.



    Lexi made her driving debut at the Festival of the Andalusian in August 2006.  Shown here in the capable hands of our driving trainer, Mike Pereillo, Jr. of Gambit Training.  Mike had an unfortunate accident early in 2007 so our horses won't be shown in harness again until 2008.  But watch for us then, as we will have three horses competing in the Andalusian breed shows (Lexi, Carmen and Jerezano) and hope to try our hand in local Combined Driving Events.

    Daniella made her show ring debut in June 2006 with Cyndy Stephens-Winchell.  She has come home now and will be trail riding and working on dressage through the Fall and Winter and then will be off to have her foal in March 2007.




    Sol Rojo KDW's show ring debut was very exciting.  At the Go For Baroque Show in Boring, Oregon (Andalusian breed show) he took Reserve Champion of the show over Senior stallions and beat a total of 12 horses for this honor. 

    Carla is riding her home bred beauty and best friend, Salsa, in USDF Training Level (Adult Amateur) dressage.  Below is a photo of our first show (photo by Sarah Diebert).  Salsa consistently scored in mid to upper 60's and we did extremely well in the Oregon Dressage Championships and received a USDF award as well.  Salsa has proven that solid ground work and good temperament go a long way in the show ring. 

    Larica, another of our homebred girls, made her show ring debut under the caring hands of Cyndy Stephens-Winchell.  Larica will be busy being a mother in 2006, but will return to the show ring in 2007.



    Carla rode Catalina and Renata in USDF First Level dressage.  Below are photos of our first show of the season. (Photos by Scarlett).  Renata went on to compete at the Oregon Dressage Society Championships and we were 6th out of a field of 25 competitive riders.  All of the top scores were grouped within 2 percentage points.

    <<Carla and Catalina


    Carla and Renata>>

    Catalina, Salsa and Carla attended the 2004 Festival of the Andalusian in Puyallup, Washington.  Salsa made her first public appearance under saddle and was a very good girl (Walk-Trot class).  Unfortunately none of our photos turned out.   But Catalina and Carla came away with several firsts and seconds in their riding classes, including a first in First Level Dressage Test 3.  It was a fun show and Catalina showed her heart out as well as she really enjoyed the break from the dressage ring in her many rail classes.  See photos below of Carla and Catalina at the Festival of the Andalusian 2004.  Photos by Carol Walker of Living Images.



    Manzanita, the dam of our Sierra, sold only two months before the show, was awarded Show Champion Mare at the Festival of the Andalusian! Congratulations April Joga!




    Catalina - "Miss Congeniality" at the 2002 Festival of the Andalusian.  She was shown in six riding classes and halter.  We came away with a ribbon in every class - competing against trainers and in large classes.  Catalina was also awarded Reserve Champion Senior halter mare.  She even carried Anna Joga (April Joga's daughter) in the lead line class. 


    Like Mother, like daughter-Catalina and Salsa do well in the Halter classes at the NW Andalusian Show.

    Catalina - Resv Champion Senior Mare

    Salsa - 2nd Place - 2 year old fillies

    NW Fall Festival of the Andalusian:

    English Pleasure Amateur - 3rd Place

    Show Hack - Open - 4th Place 

    Dressage Suitability - 5th Place

    English Pleasure Hunt Seat Amateur  - 2nd Place  

    Over the Hill Pleasure - 4th Place 

    English Pleasure - Hunt Seat - Open - 3rd Place


    2002 is the first year Carla has ever shown a horse under saddle.  Of course Carla has been riding for years, but after three years of serious dressage lessons, she has finally braved the ring. Can you tell from the photo we are having fun?  Shown here after winning our First Place at Fort Vancouver Dressage Show.



    Catalina competed in open dressage in 2001.  She was ridden and trained by the FEI rider, Regina Agren.  Regina and Catalina came in 2nd in the USDF All Breed awards at Training Level (Open) for purebred Andalusians.  


    Cha Cha Cordero took top mare honors at the NW Andalusian show on August 18, 2001.  She was awarded Champion Mare (5 & over) and also received the Best Movement medal in that class.  She was also entered in Best Movement and was awarded 4th place over numerous winning stallions. Thank you April Joga for making these wins possible by handling Cha Cha while Carla handled Catalina.  


    Catalina excelled in both halter and under saddle at the 2001 NW Andalusian show.  She was awarded Reserve Champion Mare (5 & over) and 1st place in both Dressage Suitability and Hunt Seat over a large group of talented horses.  These wins came after showing in open dressage at Devonwood the Friday before the Andalusian show and receiving a 73.6% on her Training Level, Test 4 ride!!  




    A once in a lifetime dream. Owning the USDF #1 Horse of the Year.  In 2000, Renata and Regina Agren captured the prestigious crown of USDF #1 Horse of the Year at Training Level in the minimum number of required shows.  This award was over 2,841 other horses with an average score of 76.29%!!  



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