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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Daddy's Diamond "Mindy" Offered for Sale!

Daddy's Diamond "Mindy" is a 16h 2006 OTTB mare out of Who's Your Daddy. Mindy was bred to race, but only ran three times. She has competed up to Training level with plenty of scope for more! She loves having a job. She is an attractive mover on the flat with a well-balanced canter. She's a very good jumper & a XC machine. She's very forgiving over fences. She ground ties, clips, loads & stands quietly for the vet & farrier. She's the same at shows as she is at home. She would also excel as a jumper. Has been ridden & competed by an amateur and a young rider. Mindy is currently located in Mount Airy, MD. Asking $9,500. Please e-mail me at or (443) 277-1298 for more information!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Successful start to the competition season for the KPE girls!

Congrats to Trish & Monte for scoring a 31.5 in the fix-a-test, it was there first outing together! 
Congrats to Abbey & Frisky for going double clean in SJ & XC, finishing on their Dressage score of 33! 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Gearing up for the 2014 Competition Season!

Well......this winter has been brutal to say the least.....between the ridiculously cold temps and snow, I am beyond ready for sweating my butt off on some 90 degree summer days! I'm so glad I decided to stay home this winter and not venture down to Aiken! :)

A lot has been going on at KPE........the big news is Briley started jumping again!!! I am literally smiling the entire time during every jump school & I think he is too! It's the best feeling in the world & boy does he LOVE to jump! :) He still looks like a thelwell pony, so a new clip job is in his near future & hopefully we'll continue to shed off a few pounds of his! ;) Ivan has really grown up this winter and I'm thrilled with the progress he's made. I'm SO excited about this upcoming season & hopefully we'll make our way to jump alot of green flagged fences this year! Bailey Jane has been an absolute saint and has really taken on the role of teaching my working student, Taylor alot and it's been such a great sight to see our little home bred being such a great teacher to her! I'm excited to compete her this year & I think Taylor might take over the reins at some events this year as well! :)

I have been teaching A LOT and I absolutely love every minute of it! I have some awesome new students to add to my already fantastic group of KPE girls! :)

I'll try to keep this blog updated throughout the competition season! You can also keep up to date with the latest happenings by following us on facebook & twitter!

Want to say a big THANK YOU to my fabulous sponsors who keep my horses & I looking top notch all year long! Saratoga Horseworks, Stablemates Saddlery & Voltaire Design


Friday, September 27, 2013

Ivan's Preliminary Jump School at A Deck Above Farm

OK - Ivan's got some scope here!  He did a fantastic job jumping the preliminary course at A Deck Above yesterday during the beautiful fall weather! Many thanks to Taylor Martin, my working student, for helping adjusting all the jumps!

Hope you enjoy the video! 
Kristen and Ivan Preliminary Jump School

Next up for KP Eventing is Middleburg Horse Trials this weekend with both Briley and Ivan - check back for updates!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Lynn Symansky Jump Clinic at A Deck Above Farm

Lynn Symansky at A Deck Above Farm
The Lynn Symansky Jump Clinic was held at A Deck Above Farm on the 27th of July 2013 and was a great success!  KP Eventing students Taylor Rhodes and Oskar, Laila Bolsteins and Face, Laura Beebe and Ace and Taylor Martin (riding Bailey) all had great experiences and learned so much from Lynn.  "I have always walked away from my lessons with Lynn with at least one "ah-ha" moment and this clinic was no different", stated Kristen who rode  both her boys, Briley and Ivan.  "Lynn has helped tremendously with the boys whether working on keeping Ivan's shoulders straight (video below) or challenging Briley to bigger jumps, she had been fantastic and I always learn little tricks that make me a much better rider".
Enjoy the pictures and video and check often for clinic updates!
 Laila and Face
Kristen's husband Darren being mad at the photographer...

Dianne Lauder, visiting from Evergreen, CO..

Kristen and Ivan

Kristen and Ivan

Kristen tacking up Briley...

Kristen and Briley in warm-up.

Kristen and Ivan's perfect form..


Kristen and Ivan... 

Laila - the roving. smiling photographer...

Taylor - Kristen's working student...

Kristen and Briley
Kristen and Ivan

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Kristen and Lord Ivanhoe Place 2nd in Open Training at MDHT #2

Another successful weekend for the KPE team as Kristen and Lord Ivanhoe placed 2nd in Open Training out of 18 starters at the Maryland Horse Trials (MDHT) #2 in Adamstown, MD. 

Enjoy the pictures and check back soon for KPE fall competition schedule!