Denis Kerasotes & Chambord - "Charlie" is a son of Paula's Holsteiner stallion Rejent, out of Erzuli, a Trakehner mare. Charlie, owned by Denis Kerasotes, has been showing Prix St. Georges and Intermediate dressage with Paula in the saddle. They consistently score in the 60's or above. 2014 found Paula and Charlie qualifying and competing at our USDF Regionals and doing very well. In 2015 Paula also had qualifiying scores and found herself at Regionals competing in PSG and Intermediate.
Elizabeth George & Jet Jockey - Elizabeth has been riding formally since she was six years old. Successfully competing in hunt seat in Ohio for a couple of years, she moved to Illinois in 2010 and started riding with Paula in 2012. Elizabeth and her Saddlebred gelding "Rio," paired together in 2013, have been learning western dressage. Rio is a great all-around horse who Elizabeth is showing in Saddlebred Western Pleasure for the 2017 show season, giving them great and successful experience as a team.
Kim Dresch & RV Still Standing - As a little girl, all Kim wanted to do was ride horses. Finally, as a young adult, she was able to begin riding during a horsemanship class at Greenville College. Following college she was able to continue riding dressage for about twelve of the past twenty years. Kim purchased Jax, a then 14 year old thoroughbred gelding, in 2014 after working with him since October of 2013. Her goals were to just ride and become comfortable and confident with Jax. The summer of 2014 saw the pair showing at a couple local schooling shows having very successful and confident tests. They also received a high point award at the end of the year for Intro Level for our local dressage organization. Jax went on to different projects and Kim is currently paired with Stanley. Kim is shown here with Stanley and Sophia. Sophia is our next generation of rider!
Emma Rogers - Emma has been a long-time student of Paula's and has been riding for nine years. She owns a six year old Thoroughbred gelding, Duncan, and an eight year old Appaloosa gelding, Tucker. Emma shows mainly in show jumping and some dressage. This show season she plans to show Duncan in some dressage schooling shows, giving the pair more show experience as a team, building their partnership.
Chrissie Moran, Riverdance, & Roxana - "River" is a 14 year old Oldenburg mare owned by Chrissie. They showed through Second Level in past seasons to many good scores and ribbons. Chrissie also owns "Roxy," (shown in picture) a 6 year old mare by Paula's stallion Rejent, out of Riverdance. Chrissie and Roxy have shown for the past couple of seasons at training level with good and consistent scores. Roxy has been paired with one of our young riders, Chrissy Jacobs, for the 2016 season.
Kate Fargo-Cryder & Regal Heir - "Regal" is a dressage sport horse by Paula's Holsteiner stallion Rejent, out of a saddlebred mare. Regal is a Third and Fourth Level dressage horse that also is a great driving horse. Kate purchased Regal from Paula in 2008, competing together at Third Level. In 2013 Regal moved to Florida with Kate.
Katherine Sunder - Kate started riding at the age on ten, showing Arabians for years. Before her sixteenth birthday, Kate purchased Ever Wonder Why, a son of Rejent, and she began training with Paula. In later years, Kate was given the opportunity to ride Rejent for the North American Young Rider Championships in 2004 and 2005. College took Kate to the Eastern part of the U.S. where she continued her riding and training. While pursuing her doctorate degree, Kate still finds time to ride as an alumni member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association in hunter-jumpers. Once she graduates in 2015, she plans to pursue her riding goals once again and finish her two scores for her USDF Gold Medal.
Nick Sunder - Nick rode at Pratense Farms since 2001. Nick and "Wilbur," and Arabian gelding, specialized in the UPHA Exceptional Rider Championships in November of 2006 at the UPHA American Royal. They showed both in dressage and saddleseat to gain more ring time in preparation for the UPHA Exceptional Rider Championships. Nick had a great fan club that followed him into the ring every time, giving everyone inspiration that anything is possible.
Judy Nordstrom & Ghingerale - Ghingerale is a fifteen year old Hanoverian mare Judy competed at Second level in 2013. In 2014 the pair moved up the ladder, making it to the USDF Nationals for their Third Level freestyle. 2015 has them hoping to continue competing at Third Level and hoping for Fourth Level as well.
Deborah Baird & Sunny - Debbie began riding western as an adult and purchased her first horse at the ripe old age of forty. While training at a large Quarter Horse facility, a visiting dressage clinician caught her interest, and she has been addicted to dressage ever since. Debbie and her 21 year old palomino Quarter Horse, Sunny, have been at Pratense Farms since 2002. Sadly, Sunny crossed over the Rainbow Bridge in 2014. He has been and always will be greatly missed.