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
Tiffany has High Level, owned by Jim Falk of Great Falls, VA and
Solidify - owned by MidAtlantic Horse Rescue
I can't believe the five weeks are over. Kerry, Eric, and I had so much fun, and thoroughly enjoyed getting to be a part of this wonderful project Steuart created. The horses were incredible. They proved what great, trainable, intelligent, willing and kind creatures are out there waiting for their new career. I don't know how I was lucky enough to get to be a part of this, but I want to thank everyone who supported and followed me along the way. I was honored to get to be a part of something that The Kerry Blackmer and Mister Eric Deirks were chosen for.
We could not have asked for anything better at the Expo in PA, except maybe more time on Saturday to show off these wonderful horses. It was truly a thrilling experience to ride the horses fresh out of their stalls in front of almost 3000 people and show how fantastic and trainable they are.
It was really sad watching Solidify leave Saturday night. That being said though, I am so happy for him and his new mom, Tate. I can not wait to hear how they progress. I hope to find High Level just as wonderful of a new home. I brought him back to Middleburg to sell, and I promise to continue to post videos of his progress. I could not have been more proud of him over the weekend at the Expo. I never would have predicted that with only two weeks of work, after two years off, he could have gone in there and sparkled the way he did. He continues to impress me every time I ride him, and know that he is really going to make someone a very special horse.
Thank you everyone for all your support, and thank you Steuart and Erin for letting me be a part of this magical experience :)
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