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The Return of the Wayfarer!

January 3, 2010

Miss Cita has come home from Florida!  Yes, our little beauty queen is no longer cruising around in the land of the hunters.  She had been with Mark and Michelle Stopford for about a year and she has done really well, being the Knabstrupper ambassador to the world of show hunters. But time and money ran out, and so we brought her home.

She looks fantastic, Mark and Michelle have taken superb care of her.  Fat, slick and shiny, poor girl she came home from the 60 degrees of Florida right into one of the worst winters we have ever had in Virginia. Snow, Ice and below freezing temps!   But being a Knabbie Miss Cita has adapted fast.

I had forgotten just how lovely she is, so light on her feet and so compliant and willing. She and April look so in harmony together.    She hasn’t forgotten any of her dressage training either, she has come back better if anything. Stronger, more relaxed and forward. Her changes are light, even and  through.

So next year we will show her in dressage again, what level remains to be seen.

Once we get some better weather I can take pictures or even a video, but in the mean time here’s one from when she showed with Mark last winter in Ocala.

Mark and Cita at the HITS showgrounds in Ocala in Jan 2009.

Mark and Cita at the HITS showgrounds in Ocala in Jan 2009.

My only regret about the whole Hunter exercise is that due to her being in Florida in Oct, she missed the KNN visit and a chance to do her ridden test. But no biggie, she’s home now and we can do it if they come this Fall or next Fall.

If you are planning on going to the Horse World Expo, Feb 24-26th in Harrisburg PA, you will have a chance to see her. I plan to take her along to show off at the Expo.  If you are there come by and say Hi!

MW

Just for grins and giggles here’s Miss Cita when I showed her in 2007/8

Melyni and Cita Normark at the BLMs in 2007

Melyni and Cita Normark at the BLMs in 2007

 
 
     
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