SAHJA Horse Show: March, 2013


A beautiful weekend to be showing in Sacramento. Alexis, Kiera and I headed out on Saturday morning to go play at our first SAHJA Horse Show. We were all impressed by the quality of show that was held at Leone’s Equestrian Center.

Alexis Cristiano and Stoneridge looked AWESOME! They WON their Under Saddle and Lewis WON one of his Hunter classes…such a great experience for him! This team is ready for the show season. Great riding Alexis!!!

Kiera Hennigan and Waffle are a new team together…and WOW…a super day they had! They came home with TWO BLUES!!! Congrats Kiera…such a great show you had:-)

ALBERT had his first show experience! He thought it was all so interesting and he really enjoyed all there was to see…wow, there was a lot!!! I was so proud of him and we look forward to learning more at Brookside!





The horse show was long and the classes were big…and our riders and horses ROCKED!!! Congrats…and off to The Brookside Premier next!!!

Stanford/Woodside IEA Show: March, 2013


IEA Team KMT had a very successful weekend showing at the Stanford Redbarn. An amazing facility and beautiful horses. After this weekend, we had a couple of riders who QUALIFIED FOR ZONESSierra and Nell, whoop whoop!!! A big thank you to the parents, families and future IEA riders who came to support the team and a huge thank you to Kelly for helping me coach on Sunday.

Gabby had a fantastic jumping round on a cute large pony. Gabby was FOURTH in her flat class on Saturday.

Olivia has come a long way in a short period of time. On Saturday, she pulled a little quarter horse that had a tendency to get a little quick. On Sunday, she drew a pony that didn’t want to be in the ring. Olivia was determined to get that pony around the arena and rode it so well. Olivia received a FOURTH on Saturday. Way to go Olivia!!

Alexis had a great jumping round on Sunday, managing the hot horse she drew. In her flat class, she proved that hard work pays off. Alexis was SECOND in her flat class.


Sierra had a nice jumping round, demonstrating some flawless simple changes of lead. Coming home with a SIXTH over fences making her QUALIFY for zones. Yippie!!


Abby of course pulled another pony over fences. She pulled a cute chubby horse for her flat class and was THIRD.


Charlotte worked very hard this year and was very serious about doing well. It payed off! Charlotte was FIRST over fences and THIRD on the flat, making her RESERVE CHAMPION in the Future Novice division. Way to go Charlotte!!

Nell had such a wonderful season showing. She received a THIRD in her flat class and QUALIFIED for zones.
Way to go Nell!

I had so much fun this year and learned so much. I am beyond excited for next year!!!




Skye Valley Schooling Show: March, 2013

It was an exceptionally beautiful day for the first Skye Valley schooling on March 10, 2013. Our Team KMT riders were excited and well-prepared for their 2013 debut.

Elisabeth Delpouys and Cupcake had an excellent showing in the Walk/Trot division. She had visualized her ride the night before and felt quite prepared. It must have worked because she looked amazingly confident and came home with two 2nds and two 3rds!

Our other two riders, Emily Heinrich on Belle and Keira Hennigan on Waffle, had an equally exceptional day. These girls are no stranger to the show ring, but both are stepping up their game this year. Emily has graduated to the 2′ division, and Keira, who is now leasing Waffle, is making her debut in the same, not to mention on a new horse! Both of the girls looked amazing as they executed their courses and flat classess. They were equally rewarded with 1sts, 2nds and 3rds, AND Keira went home with the CHAMPION ribbon for the division. It was very exciting considering it was Keira’s first time winning a blue ribbon, and she went home with three!

A great day for all! Congratulations girls, it was fun sharing the day with you!



IEA Whiterock Ranch, February 2013

IEA Team KMT had another fantastic weekend of showing at the Whiterock Ranch show in Watsonville, CA. The IEA competition was very stiff, but Team KMT pulled through with some great ribbons. It was a long day, but all worth it to spend time with some great riders learning the ropes of these competitions.

Alexis had another great jumping round at this show coming home FOURTH over fences.

Emma was very lucky to draw our old horse Caspian for her flat class, coming home with a SECOND on the flat.

Sierra is just points away to qualifying for zones this year. Sierra came home with a SECOND over fences and SIXTH on the flat.

Abby is on a roll drawing ex-jumper ponies for her jumping classes, coming home with a FOURTH.

Charlotte is working hard this year, pulling some challenging rides she received a SIXTH in her flat class.

Olivia rode great on the large pony she drew. This was Olivia’s first horse show, she came home with a SIXTH on the flat.

Nell rode a challenging Arab, but did a great job with a FOURTH on the flat.

I can’t wait for the next IEA show at Stanford Redbarn!

Amand de la Rosa
Team KMT