Save the date

Save the date:
May 12, 13, 2018. We welcome you all to the Donida Farm Dressage Spring Fling 1 and 2. Our rated “S” judges Sue Curry and Barbara Ebnar are both judges who have such a great reputation for giving that positive feedback. Our Secretary Mary Neal is a great friendly lady to assist you with any requests. Regine Brockway is well know for her generous vendor coordinating agendas. And any stable request? Well that’s our kind Denise.
Donida’s competitions are USEF qualifiers.

Our summer Donida Farm Festival is July 27,28,29. 2018. At the Festival of Entertainment this year will be continuing our Complementarity Potato Bar and, beverage. The presentation of Donida Farm perpetual awards along with the silent auction will all take place at the competitors corral. Anyone wishing to donate to the auction may contact Kathleen Smith at: coppertop95@gmail.com

The Event will be located in the area on Saturday evening. Please contact Denise Murray 253-223-2659, dlsunick@yahoo.com or Gwen 360-507-9306 at go410s@aol, for further questions.

Without your contributions these shows would not be possible. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you!

Announcements

One week under saddle, this horse gained an incredible amount of confidence from Jose.

Donida Farm Equestrian Center proudly presents
“JOSE SPRING YOUNG HORSE PROGRAM”

World renowned young horse starter and master horsemen Jose Alejos will be returning to the Northwest at Donida Farm, in April 2018.

This two-week plus  program will include a choice of three divisions.

1) “Backing”: The backing of horses with no attempts. A clean slate of no education at all. Most owners are able to come for a lesson in the second week of their horses education. Horses are broke to arenas, trails, race track, woods, as a group and by themselves.

2) “The Problem Horse”- Horses who have failed backing from previous attempts by others, or has a attitude of: bucking, rearing, bolting, trailering issues, biting striking, bullying etc. An amazing development from start to finish.

3) “Foal Training”- 4-6 months of age (or older). Foals halter training and life lessons along with weaning in a group with same sex. Low stress. Leading, clipping, bathing etc. Mothers may accompany foals during the first week. Love the babies and love them more as they become bigger.

Whatever the issue is, we can get it fixed in October.

Our Young Horse Program will fill quickly as there is a limited number of horses accepted. Jose’s method is a very kind, fair way. He is a remarkable rare horseman. You will be amazed as I was when you watch him in action. His training sessions are private (with exception) to those enrolled.

His methods/bio and testimonials can be found @ WWW.JOSEALEJOS.COM.

Jose comes highly recommended by trainers, breeders, professionals and owners all over the world. Local references include:

Nancy Free, world class Hunter trainer and owner of Brass Ring Farm.
Carol Hinckley, world class Hunter/Jumper trainer and owner of Brick Road Farms.
Gwen Blake, USEF Team dressage competitor/trainer and owner of Donida Farm.
Michele Pestle, world class Event trainer/competitor, out of Bauernhof Stables.
Tammy Masters, world class Jumper trainer/competitor and owner of Starfire Farm.
Paige Rulh, NW FEI Dressage trainer.

Cost of this 2-week session ranges from $1,000 – $2,500 and includes stall board with daily turnout at Donida Farm. This spring session will be perfect to allow Joses riders to enter the schooling sow the following weekend and get a confident first start to show exposure. And continuing on with Marcos into the dressage schooling show.

Reserve your spot with 50% down immediately and balance with final paperwork due upon arrival in April , 2018. Cash/credit card/paypal or checks payable to Donida Farm

Those interested, please contact Gwen Blake for a deposit to hold your horse’s spot and request the corresponding paperwork.

To Continue...Jose has been the mentor of Marcos Arriaza for over a decade. Marcos is based out of Donida Farm and will be available to continue the training beyond this event. Marcus’s kindness and soft approach instills a horses confidence whether it be in the general stable environment or a schooling show. You can contact Marcos directly at 951-420-2542 or email at: ana1983isa@gmail.com