We were happy to learn Deb and Courante were coming back, but unfortunately, Courante sustained a serious tendon injury a week before he was due to arrive. So sadly, he came to be on rehabilitation. He’s getting his laser treatments, lots of TLC from Deb and staff, and Delilah, his next door neighbor, provides good company.
horse board & training
This year, Thoroughbred Buddy went East for the winter – from Thompson-Finch Farm to Cricket Hill! Marnie MacLean – Buddy’s devoted Mom – went South to Puerto Rico with husband Don to harvest their citrus crop. Buddy is perfectly happy making friends with all his neighbors; here, it’s Tate. The photographer had to be quick as Buddy is so friendly, he walks right up…. the next picture was a nose! Welcome Buddy!
Please join me in welcoming Brian and Izumi Shepard to Cricket Hill! Both are devoted riders, interested in Dressage, Jumping, Eventing, and Hunter Pacing, and looking forward to improving themselves and their wonderful horses! Brian’s Bella is a 14-year-old Oldenberg mare that’s always ready to go. Neo, an 8-year-old warmblood-Morgan cross, is smart, a wonderful gentleman, and oh so well-loved by Izumi!
“We’ve been driving by and admiring Cricket Hill for years. We’re so happy to be here now!” says Brian. Brian told us he actually started his riding career years ago at Cricket Hill. Well, we are thrilled to have both pairs join the Cricket Hill family, in training with Kira, assisted by Becca.
“I was surprised and thrilled,” announced Deb Marsden after receiving the Gold Medal for Second Level AAÂ at the prestigious NEDA Fall Festival. “It was only our third show this year!”
Deb brought Courante to Cricket Hill to work with Kira on May 1st after Courante had had a vacation over the winter! So it was really hard work for the both of them and they were improving every week the whole summer. Congratulations on your achievement! On to Third Level!
Deb Marsden has brought her very handsome 16.3 HÂ Swedish Warmblood gelding to work with Kira at Cricket Hill! Welcome to both of you! Deb is aiming at Regionals at Second Level; the pair has shown at First Level there but never Second. Courante had some time off this winter and spring so the pair will be working hard to regain fitness and transition to a new way of going. Good luck and watch this space for progress reports!