Show Season

Show Season

Sunday, March 6, 2016

I am excited to announce we have a new family member and Riva has a new best friend!

 
Meet Castleberrys Fflying Duchess - Fergie! 

While no horse will ever replace our OTTB, Cheers, this little mare has stole our hearts in a short amount of time.


Thank you to Jen of cobjockey for introducing us to Fergie's breeder!  We spent a warm sunny afternoon in late January visiting her farm and playing with Cobs.  My daughter and I both tried Fergie under saddle that day and fell in love.  

This moment happened before I rode - yeah, I knew she would be coming home with us!

Fergie is 7 and had 4 months of under saddle training last year.  She is green but so willing to learn.

Second time cantering her - my third ride on her since bringing her home.

 Riva and Fergie had zero issues adjusting to one another.  This made my heart happy!

We took her on a 30 day trial - had the pre-puchase exam, farrier visit, and first lesson with JC, hauled her to an indoor to ride...picked up her papers today and made it official.

She is not gigantic...15 hh!
 
Welcome Miss Fergie!  We could not be happier with this new mare and look forward to many dressage adventures together!





14 comments:

Karen said...

She is super cute! Lucky mare to land with your family!

Jen said...

I am so happy I can share this awesome news myself now. :) Congratulations again!

Austen Gage said...

She's so lovely!!

Alanna M. said...

Fun! Is she purebred?

TeresaA said...

she's adorable! Congratulations.

Nicole said...

Congrats, I love my Castleberry boy. Lisa breeds awesome horses. So glad she found a home with you!

Hillary said...

Congrats! How exciting! What are you planning to do with her?

Amy said...

Congrats! She looks like a perfect addition. I bet diva is loving having her new friend.

Jenn said...

CONGRATS on the new girl, she's super cute!

Let me know if you'd like a matching sheet for Fergie, I have a pink one I could send to you for just the cost of shipping...I'm trying to get rid of it. If you're interested, shoot me an email at Donovan(dot)Jenn40(at)gmail(dot)com.

Carly said...

So exciting! What a pretty girl. Can't wait to read all about her!

jenj said...

Love that first pic... "Flying" indeed!

emma said...

oooh congrats! she's adorable!

achieve1dream said...

She is gorgeous!!!! She looks so much bigger than 15hh. I'm glad she and Riva get along so well. Congrats on your new addition!! You are going to have so much fun with her!! Do you have them at your new home??

Tracy Beavers said...

She is totally adorable! Congratulations!!