lesson horses

Lesson Horses
At Fox Point Farm our Lesson Horses are very special! We do not pick up random horses for you to learn on, we carefully choose only the best horses for our clients. Pat Parelli's third principle is 'People teach horses; and horses teach people." We feel it is vital for your success that we offer well trained, safe horses. We have progressive levels in our horses from the most simple beginner horses, to highly complex showhorses to met your needs as you grow. We do our best to assign you to the perfect match, keep you on it until you are ready to graduate to another horse. We keep things progressive to keep you moving forward!

Sizzy (Sizzy Dee Bar) - Sizzy is a sorrel/chestnut and white (tobiano) registered APHA mare. She was born around 1996 and had an extremely successful APHA show career with her owner Jennifer Paschal (Atlanta, GA) before retiring into our lesson program. Sizzy won numerous High Point All-Around Amateur titles at big shows up and down the east coast. Sizzy even made several appearances at the APHA World Show in Ft Worth, TX. Sizzy has APHA Superior Awards in Showmanship, Hunter Under Saddle, Equitation, Western Pleasure, Horsemanship and Trail. Sizzy won the Bridleless Sweepstakes at the VA Fall Futurity in Lexington, Va amongst other great honors. Sizzy brings along the youngest and most timid of our riders with her calm, confident personality and super smooth gaits.

Winnie (Norfleets Lady Flash) - Winnie is a sorrel/chestnut and white (tobiano) registered APHA mare. She was born around 1998 and was my son Will's prize horse. We bought Winnie on Christmas Eve at a sale when she was a yearling and Will broke her and used her successfully to do everything he wanted to do. He showed her in APHA All-Around Events including Hunter Under Saddle, Hunter Hack, Working Hunter, Equitation, Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, Roping, Reining, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending and Trail. Winnie has excellent flying changes and jumps courses of big colored jumps bravely. She is a calm, confident foxhunter and Will even 'whipped' off of her his last year hunting. Winnie is an excellent Parelli partner and has taught many young people how to enjoy all four savvies (On Line, Liberty, Freestyle and Finesse). Winnie spends most of her time teaching riders to get started posting, cantering and jumping.

Inky (Aces Little Missy) - Inky is a black registered AQHA mare. She was born in 1982. We have had the spunky little girl for around 15 years now. Inky was a ball of fire when my equine dentist, Gary Biggerstaff, brought her for me to try years ago. There was not a jump she wouldn't jump, and not a horse that couldn't outrun. Everyone loved her and she was purchased by Ella Miller as her personal pony after she fell in love with foxhunting. Ella's mom, Susan Miller, was Jt Master of the Hounds with me and she had a huge, striking TB gelding named Dancer. Despite her size, Inky was never left behind by Dancer and they had a marvelous time together, including a trip to Hunt Night at the Washington International Horse Show in Washington, DC one year. Sadly (for Inky) Ella grew too tall to ride her anymore and I got the opportunity to buy her back. She is here now to stay and loves making a bond with a special child and showing them what fun they can have!

Angel (Kiss Me Not) - Angel is a bay and white (overo) registered APHA mare. Angel was the first foal born here on Saint Patrick's Day in 1998. She is a baby of our beloved Sassey and Skip (their first foal too). Angel was spectacular from the moment I pulled her long white legs out of her mom, she jumped up and has never looked back! Always a little prankster, Angel has kept us entertained and busy her whole life. At 3 years she decided she did not like western pleasure or hunter under saddle like her parents, so we went searching for her talent - it was in reining. I got help from my friend Joey McCray in Anderson, SC and I learned to do the reining. Turns out it was the key to LOTS more! I showed her at the APHA shows in Reining, Western Riding, Trail, Barrel Racing and Working Cowhorse. Angel and I were High Point Mare in our Zone in 2002 (winning several APHA Honor Roll Awards) and actually lead the nation in 2003 in Jr Working Cowhorse! My friend Dwayne showed her in Team Roping, Breakaway Roping and Steer Stopping too. No cow could outrun her! She later carried several of my students (Jane McDowell and Jenny Brennamen) to APHA shows in Hunter Under Saddle, Equitation, Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, Hunter Hack and Working Hunter. Angel is a fabulous horse both in and out of the ring for a variety of riders. She loves to 'do something'!

Possum (Dancing Bear) - Possum is a grey and white (tobiano) half welsh, 1/4 paint, 1/4 arabian gelding. He was born in 1995. Possum (original name Oreo) was raised by our dear friend Ben and Mary Choate. He was by a fancy Sect A Welsh stallion in VA and out of their cute blk/white Pebbles. He arrived here at 3 years old, drop dead gorgeous dappled grey paint pony with a deadly arab/welsh head. He was wearing a tiny kid's pony western saddle and their young, upstart son Brennan was here to show me what he had. My jaw dropped when I saw him trot he was such a beautiful mover; but when asked to canter, he promptly pitched Brennan sky high (the first toss of many I think Brennan had endured in his life). We took him and his two year old brother anyway. My son Will showed him and gathered a slew of 'haters' at the Camden shows, if you rode Possum you would win and the competition hated it! Several students did well on him, but Sara Owens really took him the farthest. She showed him a bunch around the area in the Ponies, but her greatest accomplishment was the year she joined Cassey Werner (also on on of my ponies Happy) and me on a Hunt Team at the Washington International Horse Show. I don't think a team with 2 junior riders on 2 ponies and their teacher had ever presented in that class, but we certainly did that day and were great! Sara's mom, Libby Edwards, had to have Possum for Sara after that and she bought him. They enjoyed him until Sara grew up and went off to school. Libby offered for me to use him again and we have loved every minute!

Oreo (Sanjs Impression) - Oreo is a black and white (overo) registered APHA mare. She was born in 2002. Oreo was bred by Foundation APHA Breeder D.E. Fultz and is by Sanj Key Bar and out of an Impressive bred black AQHA mare Missy. I met Oreo when she was a tiny foal at Fultz Paint Horses and asked about her, she was not for sale. Later in 2005, Ben Moore came over to ask me about starting some colts for him, she was one of them. Oreo started a strong friendship that continues today. Ben's girls, Jessica and Natalie, both rode and showed Oreo first at the local hunter shows, then later at the APHA shows. Oreo won may awards especially with Natalie. She showed her in the Hunter Under Saddle, Equitation, Hunter Hack, Working Hunter, Western Pleasure, Horsemanship and Trail. Oreo is a fabulous trailhorse too and even went to the beach and quietly rode as a 3 year old! When Ben's girls moved on, they allowed me to keep Oreo here and use her to teach countless other riders how to love riding, showing and foxhunting horses!

Katrina (Blue Is Looming On You) - Katrina is a grey registered AQHA mare. She was born about 2003. Katrina is by the legendary AQHA stallion Skys Blue Boy out of a Northern Dancer TB mare. Raised by Yvette DeLaune. Katrina is a gorgeous and sensitive, beautiful mover and great jumper. She has extensive AQHA show experience in Hunter Under Saddle, Hunter Hack and in Pleasure Driving. She was in the Top Five at the Just For Pleasure futurity as a three year old. She is the epitome of elegance and grace for the light, sensitive rider.

Belle (Dancing To A Hot Tune) - Belle is a grey and white (overo) registered APHA mare. She was purchased by her owner Lauren Elhers as a fancy Western Pleasure horse, but Belle has turned out to be much more! Belle is super smooth and quiet. She rides both english and western, trailrides and rides on the beach amazing! She is involved in our Veteran/PTSD rehab program. Belle is a special girl who wants to contribute in a positive way!

Caroline - Caroline is a sorrel and white (overo) registered APHA mare. She is Charlotte's personal favorite for foxhunting and trailriding. We have turned down big checks for her bc she has a truly special mind, especially when riding cross country. Caroline has been shown both english and western, she jumps, trailrides and keeps her cool the best! She is a big, strong girl, but gentle enough for young and tiny riders too. We love her!

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