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Stephanie Putnam

This beautiful young woman is an insiration for all of us.

Shephanie rode with us as a junior at Windfall Farm and has overcome a terrible accident that left her wheelchair bound. She is paralized from the chest down with no feeling. What did Steph do with this tradgedy? She has become a top competitor in Combined Driving. She was recently featured in the US Combined Driving magazine called Whip amd will soon be competing in the US Driving for the Disabled "Team Selection" Clinic this month.  Stephanie has her eye set on the Paralympics in England in 2014.

 

Taylor Weeks and Dublin!

Big Congratulations go out to Taylor Weeks and her new horse Dublin.

Look for these two at the shows and Look Out Alaska!

Northern Winter Classic

Roux takes in the beautiful cross country course on an outing with his mom Gwynn.

The week at MEC was beautiful and our Windfall horses and riders enjoyed not only the fine weather but also the company of Melodic Farm clients and horses. Our own Spyder and Ian were the winners of the 1st 1.20m Spruce Qualifier. Gwynn and her nice horse Roux debuted in California as did Brian's lovely import Zaretina. 

Gry helped on the ground for the $7500 NWC Mini Prix getting Carol, Lesley and Matt to the ring.  Matt won the class with a blistering jumpoff round and Carol was 4th in a 9 horse jump-off.

Great way to start the year!

 

Annual Windfall Welcome in the New Year Party!

Well we had a rockin' party this year with a huge crowd.  Major fun was had by all.

Brian treated us to a great video that wrapped up 2012 nicely and offered great laughs and memories.

The annual gift exchange was a wild time of gift giving and stealing.

And as usual the food was fantastic!

Welcome 2013!

Amy and Joey at Capitol City

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Here is Amy and Joey on the Grand Prix field at Capitol City in the Pickwick Medal.
It was their first time out there and for Joey it was a huge step. They were awesome!

Woodside Spring!

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Big Congratulations to Ian McFarlane on a successful Woodside Spring show and for making the 1.20m Spruce Meadows Nor Cal Team!
This looks to be a great NorCal Team this year!!!

Special Thank you to Guy Thomas for all of your help with Ian on the ground.

Huge High Five to Courtney Brooks on her first show back in over 2 years. She and Branigan Rocked the 1.20m JrAm Modified Jumper Division.
This is going to be a team to watch! Courtney loves to go fast on Branigan...

Capitol City Classic! and Brookside Premier

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Wow!!! We had two great shows.

Sarah and her new mare Lucia were Champions both weeks in the AA Jumpers. They also were 2nd in the Brookside Classic and Won the Cap City Classic!
Great job Sarah and great start with your new mare.

Amy and Dress Code made a statement with their first outing for the 2012 Show Season. Amy won 4 out of 4 Adult Equitation classes (resulting in Champion)
They were 3rd in the Nor Cal Medal and always in the tri - colors in multiple Medal Classes. Great Start Amy!

Ian and Spyder rocked both shows as well with top ribbons in the 1.20m Jr Modified Jumper Division both weeks. Champion at Brookside and 2nd in the Classic and 3rd in a super fast Classic at Cap City!

Finally , Linda and her 2 partners are getting ready for their first time at Spruce Meadows and competed well in the 1.0 m Jumper Division.

Fun 2 weeks at both facilities. We are getting such nice shows up in Northern California
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Julie Winkel Clinic!!!

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Windfall Farm is proud to host a clinic with Julie Winkel
this coming weekend, March 17th and 18th.
There are still a few available spots open. Cost of the clinic is $450 for the 2 days (includes lunch).
You are also welcome to audit for $60 per day or $100 for the weekend.

Please come join us...this should be a fun event.

Congratulations to Sarah on the purchase of LUCIA

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Sarah's new mare Lucia from Europe gets to join us this week as she is just out of quarantin.
Pictures to follow@!

Congratulations to Sarah and Zinny

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Big congratulations to Sarah on the sale of her beautiful Dutch gelding Zinclaire.
This lovely young horse is going to start a new career as a dressage horse under the
excellent training of Christine Rivlin. We will be following this nice young horse and wish the new owners
a great, fun and successful relationship.

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