Sunday, August 30, 2009


I'm up in western NY officiating as a TD at the GVRDC horse trials. This is a very well run event...hopefully the rain holds off for today...didn't quite make it yesterday.

Next week is Seneca horse trials. Indy and Running Order are both moving up to intermediate. 4 others going training: Simon (his first), Wacker, Charm and Frolic.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Working Student Position

We are looking for a full time working student. It is a very exciting
opportunity, we're traveling nearly 40k miles a year, competing nearly
every weekend from Florida to Mass/NY. We're looking for someone with a
solid riding background, who has worked with young horses and preferably
competition horses as well. Competition experience is a plus. Must be
organized and willing to do anything from mucking to managing feed and
farrier schedules to riding. Applicants must be ambitious and eager to

Doug Payne
DPEquestrian LLC
PO Box 179
Pottersville, NJ 07979

Sunday, August 23, 2009

On the way home...

Currently driving back to NJ...should be home around 2...then out to gallop a few horses...

This should be a little more quiet week. I'm up near Rochester, NY over the weekend to officiate at the second GVRDC horse trials.

The weekend after is Seneca where we've got 6 competing. 2 of which are moving up...Running Order to intermediate and Simon to training.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Day #4

All of the horses were very good today. Courage did the level 5's again and was very good. Very ridable...he's ready for the 6's.

Maggie jumped well, 1 down in the j/o but still finished 5th in the level 4's.

Spanky was also good, 1 down again a bit tired...but jumping very well in the 4's.

This week has been very helpful, not only for the horse but defiantly for me. Not that I wasn't confident in the ring before, but I'm feeling a lot more comfortable. I would reccomend doing something like this to anyone...

Friday, August 21, 2009

Day #3

Spanky jumped very well today finishing 8th in the level 3's and 4th in the level 4's. We had a change of plans, initially we were to return to NJ today, but Sinead has some personal obligations tomorrow. So that gives Courage, Spanky, Maggie and Geoffrey one more day of Jumping. Stay tuned...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Eventing Radio Show

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Day #2

Courage was very good...3rd or so in the level 4's and 8th in the level 5's. Spanky did very well well also, can't quite remember what place. Maggie jumped well and came away with an 8th in the 4's. It'll be a light day tomorrow...but check back for updates.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

HITS day #1

First day of HITS went very well dispite the rain. Maggie had 1 clean and 1 round with a rail, but jumped very well. Courage was very good...finished up with a double clean in the level 5's finishing 4th. Spanky was also very good taking a 2nd in the level 4's.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

On the way to HITS

Sinead and I are on the way down to HITS in Culpeper, Va. I've got Courage, Spanky and Maggie along for the ride. Check the twitter feed for updates throughout the day. We're showing until friday then back to NJ.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Flying home from KY

The clinic went very well...thanks again to Jan and Marty Whitehouse for organizing and for their was a great weekend.

Later this week we'll be heading down to Culpeper for HITS...check back for updates

Saturday, August 15, 2009

@ the KHP for the Rood and Riddle GP

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Off to KY

I'm currently sitting on plane #1 on my way out to Lexington, KY to teach a clinic for the weekend...

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Millbrook Wrap-Up

All of the horses were great throughout the weekend.

Andy, Bally won Novice
Simon was 4th in Novice

Wacker won his Training Division
Frolic and Charm finished 4th in Training

Running Order finished 2nd in Prelim and Indy 4th

I have no room to complain at all...special thanks to Danielle and Jen and all of the others that helped make it possible to get every horse where they needed to be and when...

The coming weeks will be a bit more quite...I'm teaching a clinic in Ky next weekend...


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Saturday Update

Andy and Bally won their novice divisions, Simon finished in 4th.

Frolic, Charm and Tally all went clean and now sit 4th, 4th and 1st respectivly.

Running Order and Indy went clean and are both in 3rd.

Tomorrow is show jumping for the rest of them.


48 degrees this morning!

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Friday, August 7, 2009

Day 1 @ Millbrook

Today ended up very well...the specific details can be found on the twitter feed to your right...

Andy 1st with a 28
Wacker 1st with a 20.5
Bally is now tied for 1st with a 23
Frolic 5th with a 23
Indy 9th with a 38
Running Order 4th with a 32
Charm got 29 and is in 4th
Simon got a 33 and is in 4th

Simon, Bally and Andy have done XC...all the rest do XC tomorrow while the 3 do SJ


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Rider's Eye

The Rider's Eye DVD's arrived in a tractor trailer today, and are now ready to ship. All orders placed to date should go out tomorrow.

If anyone is interested I will have them with the trailer at all future events, so stop by if you'd like to pick up your copy.

We're off to Millbrook tomorrow with 8 competing over the weekend. I just got my times...friday will be very busy, but should also be a lot of fun. World Premiere is making his debut as part of the DPE group...I'm very excited about him!

Check back for updates throughout the weekend. I should update the blog after each day, and the twitter feed a bit more frequently.


Monday, August 3, 2009

Exciting Trade...

Jen Morse and I made a great trade today...

We decided to trade Milo who you may have seen on the sale page with her horse World Premiere (Indy) who took to Fair Hill in May, and am entered this coming weekend at Millbrook in Prelim. Check back soon for some pictures etc...


Saturday, August 1, 2009

If you are planning to attend Millbrook this year, be sure to stop by the PRO area for the silent auction fundraiser. More info at

The New Blog!!

The new blog is up and running...should be able to subscribe to get updates etc...

This weekend is off, but coming up next weekend is Millbrook. At the moment I've got 8 going. Should prove quite busy.