Each Trainer and RRTP President, Steuart Pittman, has his or her own "Page" of blog entries with embedded videos. Access each trainer's page by clicking on their name below.
Kerry Blackmer - Kerry has Four X The Trouble, aka Tempyst, owned by Robin Coblyn
Tiffany Catledge - Tiffany has both High Level, owned by Jim Falk, and Solidify, owned by MidAtlantic Horse Rescue
Eric Dierks - Eric has Brazilian Wedding, owned by Pat Dale
Steuart Pittman - Steuart gets to post commentaries, plus he occasionally posts about Bodiddle, the horse owned by Lorna Starkey, that didn't make it to the Trainer Challenge
Bev Strauss, MidAtlantic Horse Rescue
Chesapeake City, MD
Pat Dale, Three Plain Bays Farm
Jim Falk,Cornwell Farm
Great Falls, VA
Lorna Starkey, Breezy Run Stable
UPDATE! Bodiddle's X-rays were not good. He had a fair amount of calcification in his ankles. We had a second opinion from Spurlock Equine Associates and decided that maybe the Trainer Challenge wasn't the ideal situation for Bodiddle. However, he developed such a big fanbase on Youtube and we also felt that he was a special horse, so, while he won't be in the challenge, Bodiddle will get 5 weeks of training with Steuart Pittman at Dodon Farm at the same time as the trainer challenge horses. We will document his progress here, on FB and on Youtube including updates on his soundness. See below for Bodiddle's replacement.
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