Newsletter March 2018

Meadow View Farms wrapped up our Winter Series last Saturday and we would like to thank everyone who participated in this year's series. With a focus on horsemanship in a three-part series, we spent time in the classroom and learned about anatomy, horse handling, equipment, and care. We had our horse show and cumulative test on the last day. Everyone walked away with a greater understanding and appreciation for our equine partners and is looking forward to applying our new knowledge!

   We would like to welcome Evie August and Lauren Barty to the lesson program, and McKenna Owen and her horse McDreamy to the training program. Congratulations to McKenna on her new horse Espoir as well! 

February was Woman's Heart Health Month and our own Lynn Mullins spoke about heart health and shared her story from the SNHSA Mane Tails article about her and Wiley at the Go Red for Women event last week. Thank you to everyone who came out to support Lynn at the event! We would also like to congratulate Tiffany Coury on being named the Chair for the 2019 Go Red event! 

February was a busy month for Lynn... She spent a week at HITS Coachella and a week at WEF in Florida working on her USEF Course Design license and being mentored by some of the best in our industry! Lynn also had the privilege of judging the IEA Zone 10, Region 4 Team and Individual Finals at Sonoma Horse Park.

   With a lot of interest from students and support from UNR faculty and alumni, UNR has reorganized the IHSA team and Sarah has been asked to coach. The next meeting will be Mar. 26, at 6 p.m., so contact if you are interested in joining! 

Plans are underway for the 7th Annual Meadow View Farms Charity Horse Show, benefiting Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation and we are happy to announce that this year's schedule will now include three days of showing; more classes and divisions, a Friday night Relay Class and Cocktail Party, the Saturday night Jumper Derby, the Sunday morning Hunter Derby, and much more! Please be sure to mark your calendars for July 6-8 and follow our Facebook page (Meadow View Farms Charity Horse Show, Benefiting NNCCF) for updates!

Welcome to McKenna Owen

MVF would like to welcome McKenna Owen and McDreamy to our training program.  We would also like to congratulate McKenna on her new horse Espoir, and a big thank you to Stal Wilten for entrusting us with this amazing gentle giant. We look forward to a fun and successful year, and we are happy to have McKenna be a part of our barn family!

2017 Sierra Nevada Horse Show Association Awards Banquet

We had a great time celebrating 2017 at the SNHSA banquet! Congratulations to  Leslie Biederman and Cartireno for winning 18 and over Eq Champion, the Adult Excellence in Equitation award, the Zephyr Farms trophy for the High Point Medal winner, and Leslie was also voted as the Sportsmanship Award winner! (We thought she should win an award for her awesome acceptance speech as well!) Edith Espinoza and Sunny Side Up were repeat Champions of the Pony Hunters and third in the Short Stirrup, Tiffany Coury and Moonlight Sonata were Reserve Champions in the 18 and over Eq, as well as the Adult Hunters, Olivia Collins and Poldi 41 were Reserve Champions in the 14-17 Equitation, third in the Children's Hunters, fifth in the Low Hunters, and Olivia won the Best High School Rider award, and Victoria Hardy and Love and 'Appiness were fifth in the Pony Hunters! Congratulations to all of our riders and their amazing horses!!