Evelyn Pfoutz Martin. L grad, BS degree in Equestrian studies, USDF Gold, Silver & Bronze medalist. Dressage instruction and training for any breed and any level.
Everyone should be able to learn and enjoy dressage. It helps all disciplines and is the best physical therapy for your horse.
Operating as usual
A wonderful first outing of 2021 for these 2 today. In spite of rainy weather they each gave 2 lovely steady tests with well behaved horses. Aime and Oliver Twist earned a 59.14% in training 3 and a 60% in first 2 - to earn them a 3rd place. Mary Pat and Wicked Weather ( better known as Moochie) earned a 64.31% in first 1 and a 64.43% in first 2 which was the blue ribbon score! Each overcoming obstacles they had been facing.
I’m very proud of both of you and your boys!
The indoor improvements are beautiful. As always Michele Wellman and By Chance Farm put on a stellar show at a stellar facility.
Not my best hand and arm position but Redstone and I are finally becoming a team!
Great progress today!! Our first trail ride. 🥰 #ottb. Now that Redstone is home and settled in I think things are going to progress smoothly. 🤞
All fenced in and ready to go! Let the training and lessons begin!
This is an exact standard dressage arena with sand footing. If you would like a safe quiet place to practice a test with an L grad, make choreography for a freestyle, have a lesson or come over for a new experience let me know.
Sally helping Red understand keeping the shoulders straight in preparation for the right lead canter.
His left lead is very easy and prompt and he has a super counter canter! The right lead is great when he gets it but the transitions are still rough. Making progress all the time.
Cavaletti! Thank goodness for cavaletti! They help calm the savage beasts. Last night in my lesson Redstone was a little more up than I’ve been used to. We were put straight to work doing figures at the walk and then trot, vs just going large on the track, incorporating the poles as we went. Some were single, some double and one had 4 in a line. There were broken lines, straight lines and curved lines. It brought his attention back and helped him to balance and regulate his rhythm. Boy can this horse bend his hock joints! Having the mirrors to see really helps but I get so involved I forget to ask for videos.
I’ve always like ground pole work and cavaletti and use it to teach lengthening of stride, passage, etc but using it to get attention and focus in a distracted or nervous horse is an added benefit.
Can’t wait for Michele Wellman’s cavaletti day at By Chance Farm in April!
Redstone and I are coming along. Not quite a month in yet but he is progressing nicely. He loves to look at himself in the mirrors. Starting over with a new horse, an OTTB that would rather stand for selfies, has been quite an enlightening experience and a great refresher course in good basics.
Meet Redstone! The newest member of the Cool Breeze Team. He is a 7 yr old, 16.3 1/2 hand OTTB. He raced solid for 3 years, retiring sound December 2020. He officially became mine on 1/24/21. This will be an exciting journey for both of us, from successful racehorse to elegant dressage horse.
Happy New Year!!! 🥳🍾🎉🎊Wishing everyone, horseand human, a safe, happy and healthy 2021!
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[07/26/20] A big congratulations to Erin Bonneville and Nigel Q for winning their Grand Prix class today with a 62.283% at Dressage By Chance? You both did a great job and made lots of improvements!
Congrats to Renee Cover and Tommy who had their first show of the season at By Chance Farm, riding First 2&3 test and earning a 65.85% and 64.16%
Are you anxious to show your horse? To get some feed back? To work on improving your skills?
As a USDF L graduate, a licensed judge for the NAWD, and a USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze medalist I am here for you.
At our private farm/home I have a lovely full size arena for lessons, a fix a test format lesson or you can send me a YouTube link to a dresssge test that you ride at home I can judge it and give detailed feedback on how to improve it.
Have a musical freestyle you need to work on? I can help with that too. Music and choreography.
All breeds, all levels, USEF, FEI, USEA, WDAA, and NAWD tests.
No problem with social distancing as I’m the only one here with my one horse. Lovely open space with quiet surroundings. Located in Westminster, MD. Available evenings and weekends.
$70 - lesson
$40- fix a test format
$20 for video judging/scored and detailed feedback
Congratulations go out to-
Beth and Caravaggio for winning first level test 3 with a 67.778 and for earning a 2nd place in the first level musical freestyle, dancing to the songs of Queen, with a 71.833 at the PVDA ride for life.
Mary Sue and Dolly won their training level musical freestyle, dancing to Bandalero, with a 69% and placed 4th in training 2 with a 69% at the PVDA schooling show at Morning Sun Stables.
Way to go!!! 🥇🏇🎼👍🏻
Final results from June 15th at By Chance Farm FADS schooling show.
Andrea Morgan and Jigsaw Jack 6th place, intro C with 64% and 4th in training 2 with 63.61%.
Aime Hartland and Oliver Twist, 2nd place in training 3 with 66.207%. Oliver’s first show ever!!
Mary Sue Mary Sue McCarthy and Blue Moon Zambra, 2nd place in training 2 with 66.379% and 1st place in training 3 with 64.655%.
Renee Cover and BCF Dargo, 2nd in first level 2 with 63.571% and 3rd in first level 3 with a 63.056%.
Beth Stambaugh and Caravaggio, 1st place in both first level 3 with 67.361% and the first level musical freestyle with 66.967.
And my Beste Inspiration won her first ever Prix St George with a 62.794%.
What a fun and successful day!! Congratulations to all of you.
A great day for the Cool Breezers at By Chance Farm’s FADS schooling show. Two riders/horses are missing as they had to leave early. Results to follow.
Congratulations to Andrea Morgan (my grandstudent) and Renee Cover (my student and Andrea’s main instructor) on an excellent outing at Blue Horse Farm today at the FADS show. Both earned scores of 75+% and 2nd places. It was Andrea and Jack’s first Dressage show ever and they did intro C. It was Renee and Tommy’s first go at first Level 2. I am very proud of both of you for the time and effort you put into your horses and your riding. Your efforts were rewarded today!!!
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[04/21/19] Happy Easter!! Spring is here and time for horse and rider to get in shape!!
A big congratulations go out to Anita Kennedy and Scooter!!! They earned a 75.2% for Basic 4 and a 72% for Basic 3. Western Dressage.
Congrats to students Renee and her horse Tommy and Kari Ann and her horse Kaiba. Renee earned a first place finish on her dressage score of 24.7 at Fair Hill yesterday and Kari Ann earned 4th in her division with a 36. Way to go!!!!
[05/06/18] Great schooling show today with Shari and Liam at Troup Run in Hampstead, MD. It was a little wet but well worth the drive. Their indoor is just lovely and the people are so friendly. Shari and Liam did a great job earning a 65+%!
Congrats to Anita and Scooter!!
Our first fix a test is just a month away! Hope to see you there.
[09/24/17] A Fix a Test series is being offered at Ship's Quarters starting Nov. 5, Dec 3, Jan 14, Feb 18, and March 11. Email me at [email protected] and I'll send you the prize list and entry form. We have L graduates through R judges. There are 16 spots available per day. It's gonna be a great educational series!
It's official! I'm accepting new and continuing students at Ship's Quarters.
[08/13/17] Keep your eyes here and on the Ship's Quarters Farm website for a winter series Dressage Fix A Test Series and dressage schooling shows this fall and next year! Great parking and wonderful footing.
[08/13/17] I am now teaching dressage at the prestigious Ship's Quarters Farm in Westminster, MD. For those who don't know it has been purchased and it is being brought back to its glory days. They have 2 outdoor dressage arenas and a full size indoor with mirrors. Please contact me if you would like to trailer in to this lovely facility for lessons in the evenings or on the weekends.
[11/19/16] Looking forward to another great day of lessons at Columbia Horse 🐴 Center on Dec 10. The people there are great and I love what they do for horses!
Working hard on judging dressage tests for NAWD! These virtual shows are so nice to do. What a great opportunity for riders of all levels, on any breed, in traditional dressage or western dressage.
Check out the North American Western dressage Association and join in the fun! 🐴
My view from C at the Maryland Dressage Association 's dressage show at the lovely Tranquility Manor Farm.
I am going to test to become a judge for Western Dressage. This is a good organization that wants to be like real classical dressage and I would like to help support its endeavor.
[08/28/15] I just became a NAWD member!!!
[04/28/15] I'd like to thank Nutramax and their products Cosequin and Calxequin for helping to keep my mare sound. She is 7 year old and is still barefoot. My farrier says she has great feet and doesn't need them. She travels beautifully and I attribute the health of her hooves to genetics with the support of Calxequin. Her joints are fluid and she has been on Cosequin since she was 3. If you want to keep your dressage horse in tip top shape I highly recommend these products.
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