A Word from Whitney
The year is winding down with only a handful of competitions left, but never fear Westwood will be busy all year long! The track season ends soon and we will be taking a field trip up north to look for some new sales prospects! Keep in tune for new horses, we only pick out the best!
This month we will also see new working students, even from England!
Keep checking our new websites, soon to launch, as well as all the fabulous horses we will have for sale!
Also please check out our new sponsor, Ice Horse! Not only have they generously agreed to sponsor Team Weston, but they support the sport of Eventing at the Olympic level.
“Kick-On” riders!! ! -Whitney Weston
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After Rebecca Farms, the team took a week of much deserved rest! Then it was off to the races again at Woodside Horse trials in Woodside, CA. Whitney and Arwyn took Lusty and Ted to run in the open intermediate, leaving Baby Thomas at home to sit this one out. Both Ted and Lusty did well in dressage, with Ted sitting 4th in a very competitive division. The cross country was big and technical, a real test after Rebecca’s gallopey track. Lusty rocked around it with only a handful of time penalties, but Ted made it half way through before something began to bother him. Poor thing turns out one of his legs was bugging him, but what a heart to get that far around such a big course! Ted got the next day off to rest while Lusty jumped a double clear in show jumping to finish in 6th place!
Whitney and the team rested for a few days at Westwood before continuing north for Caber farms in Onalaska, WA. Lusty just ran the combined test so as to save her legs since she ran such a big course the weekend before. She did well in dressage and a double clear in show jumping. Whitney also had two students with her. Kalina rode Westwood’s school horse, Dena Marie, and Emily rode Tender Ack, one of Westwood’s own that she purchased the year before. Kalina and Dena did fantastically in their first recognized event, and Emily WON their division! Everyone at Westwood is pleased that one of our horses is doing so well with her new rider ;)
New Website Launching!
Make way for big and beautiful changes! Instead of Team Weston and Westwood Stables info all on one site, there will now be two websites. By visiting www.westwoodstables.com you will have the option to either enter the Westwood stables site, or team weston site!
Westwood is thrilled to welcome a new pony to the lesson program! Percy is an experienced lower level eventer, a sweetie pie and loves to show new riders the ropes. He is a big boy and does adult lessons but is also very gentle for kids. Percy joins Bart and Dena in the program and is sure to feel quickly at home! Call the farm to set up a lesson today to meet Percy!