Driving Adventures and Shows! 2023
We had a lovely time at the Metamora Combined Driving event last weekend. My husband, Jeff Skinner with his Welsh pony Horizon Hill’s Chromatic and me with my Morgan HPF Wyoming Firestorm. Photos by Natalie Ranchuk - thank you!
Only my second pleasure show and first time showing a horse in halter! Stormy is 20 years old and looks great! He got a 3rd/4 in Reg Morgan and 5th/9 in an open class Drove today and was 3rd/4 in all three Pleasure Driving classes, which was fine. All were very nice turnouts. Then we had a cones course competition. A timed event, Choose your route and Progressive (spacing gets tighter with each pair of cones). We got two seconds and third and Overall High Score Champion!
Meet Fig Newton, our beautiful black Morgan, Stormy, our beautiful bay Morgan
and introducing our Welsh Pony Chrome!
We've added some great new photos from the 2023 National Drive to our slide show. We have joined Western Reserve Carriage Association and have met some really wonderful people who have given us good advice and guidance in starting our horse-driving experience. And a winter at Black Prong was filled with lots of driving, learning and some fun competition.
Known as "Figgy", this beautiful, 14.2 hand Morgan gelding is so much fun! We are riding and driving him for pleasure, and plan to take part in events. He has a Kutzman Marathon cart. Our plans are mainly pleasure driving with the possibility of entering Combined Driving competition, which consists of dressage, obstacle and marathon events.
Bay Morgan gelding HPF Wyoming Firestorm “Stormy”. He’s a sweetie. Getting along great with Fig Newton. They are already buddies. It is so good to have two. Figgy was lonesome for another horse. Both are driving well and responding to training. What a wonderful new hobby driving has turned out to be.