Dear Friends and Family of Cottonwood Creek Ranch,
I took several days, and three trailers, but Kurt is moved! His stuff is still in boxes, and in trailers for the most part, but we’re slowly getting him unpacked! He brought 7 horses with him, 5 of them are weanlings and yearlings! Also coming along, was his youngest son, Mush. Mush is a beautiful and kind Bernese Mountain Dog who is just over a year old! Darla and Mush as still establishing their roles. By establishing roles, I mean Darla knows she is the queen, and we are only here to serve her, not him. Here are some interesting things to know around the ranch:
BAREFOOT ON THE BEACH
Ok, so there is no beach. But Frank is here, and as usual, we are pulling shoes for the winter on most of the horses. It’s great for them and gives them a chance to let their feet relax and spread out! I’m sure your wallets don’t mind it, either!
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
Some of our new Kurt arrivals include: Paris Hufferd, one of Kurt’s broodmares, who also doubles as a lesson horse! Centerfold (aka Angel) broodmare. Peachy Keane and Epic both weanling fillies. Witches Brew, yearling filly and two fillies owned by Judy Whitney Harris named Jane and Judy!
TOPIC OF DISCUSSION
My sister Kristy, just bought a very nice yearling colt named Atwood’s Forensic Topic, “Jordan.” He is by Commanding Topic and out of a Bell Flaire mare!
The elegant park gelding, CBMF Stealth, will be arriving in the next couple of weeks to continue his winning ways!
We will be at the American Royal next week with Rhett and Zoom! There will be normal lessons, but Melissa will be giving them!
2016 SHOW SEASON
Just to touch base, we are planning to cut back on some shows for 2016 so we are not spending so much time on the road! I heard a rumor that Centennial wasn’t happening in 2016, but that is NOT TRUE. They are having Centennial and it will be an “A” rated show, like always April 7-10th in OKC. Summer Daze is moving to the weekend of July 9th in Kansas City. Big D plans to move to Forth Worth this year. Here are my thoughts for 2016 and tentative plans (and dates that I know for certain) Let me know your thoughts as well, I’ll happily follow what the herd is hoping to do!
SASHA – San Antonia, TX
7-10…Oklahoma Centennial – OKC, OK
Big D – Fort Worth, TX???
11-14… UPHA Chapter V – Kansas City, MO??
Gold Cup Regional – Columbus, OH
Tulsa Summer Classic – Tulsa, OK
4th …Circle J – Denver, CO
9th….Summer Daze – Kansas City, MO ???
New England Regional – Northampton, MA
World Championship ASB Horse Show – Louisville, KY
Jubilee Regional – Springfield, ILL
Morgan Grand National – OKC, OK
American Royal (ASB) – Kansas City, MO
See you soon!