June 30, 2004
Meet our newest horse - Grayboo!
Read about our Independence Day Trail Ride on the training
notes from elizabeth page.
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Big Money and Broadway Joe with moms
Marie and Rachael.
Broadway Joe and mom Rachael schooling x-country.
Lylle has found a new home with Meg Grubbs in North Carolina.
What a perfect pair! Two very nice young ladies.
Big Money and dad Gertjan schooling for their first x-country
Smokey has learned to jump with mom Amy.
Ikon with his dad Jeff.
Ikon and Smokey enjoy trail riding.
Irish and Lord Sexton (now know as Gabriel)
enjoy the wide open spaces of their alfalfa farm in California.
MacTavish the Bits & Bytes Farm horse formally known as Te
Conquistar has returned to board with us. YEAH! says Elizabeth.
She loves to board the horses to make sure they get great care.
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An Update on Some Former (and current)
Bits & Bytes Farm Thoroughbreds
Big Money and Broadway Joe continue
to rack up the ribbons. Both of them won ribbons at the BJC show last
week in the jumper classes. Bits & Bytes Farm's Special
Reserve horse, Joe Bear, along with Big
Money won ribbons at the Oxer Farm combined tests in May.
Joe Bear loves jumping as well as dressage. "Friend of
Bits & Bytes Farm" Paula Gunnels' training paid off
with second place at the Oxer Farm dressage/cross-country schooling
Joe Bear and Paula show off their second
place ribbon from the Oxer Farm schooling show.
Big Money won second recently at a Ride
a Test, Jump/Jump show at Wind Ridge Stables. This is most impressive
because Big Money's mom and dad were both green
riders when they purchased Big Money last year.
Big Money gets double duty showing in the
jumper classes with dad Gertjan and the equitation and eventing
shows with mom Marie.
took a fifth place ribbon at Oxer Farm's schooling show.
Our Boy Darcy got some show experience with Big Money's mom
Marie at the Oxer Farm schooling show.
Marie showed both Big Money and Bits & Bytes
Farm's Our Boy Darcy at the Oxer Farm schooling show.
Amy and Smokey are really getting good at jumping. They are also jumping
all the coops in the Belle Meade Hunt territory.
Got Um Smoke Um (Smokey) and Ikon
are getting exposure to fox hounds and horse shows. Amy and
Jeff are really enjoying their boys. Even Amy's sister and mom
have taken up riding. They all hope to be hunting with Belle
Meade Hunt this fall.
Ikon loves his dad Jeff.
Fame continues his training with mom Gloria and they
have begun jumping training.
mom Gloria around like a big puppy dog.
We are most proud of this couple as they were
both beginners. Fame had just turned three
and Gloria was still learning to canter. Now they are galloping
the trails of the Biltmore Estate and learning to jump.
French Made (now known as Fred E.) has been doing trail
riding along with dressage and combined training clinics to
get ready for his first competition at the end of this year.
It is too hot in Florida for competitions in the summer.
His mom Stephanie writes,
"Fred E. has the most incredible work ethic
and he is absolutely one of the most appreciative and loving horses
I have ever met. I am excited about our first show. Fred and I are
members of FHTA (Florida Horse Trails Association). "
Welcome home to Te Conquistar (now known as MacTavish).
No, Te Conqueistar has not be returned for a refund
but rather to continue his training along with mom Leighton by boarding
with us at Bits & Bytes Farm. They have been training with Imtiaz
Anees and learning dressage and jumping. They want to join in
on the "fun on Sundays" with Elizabeth and our trail rides.
or come by for a visit
call us to discuss which horse might be the best match for you based
on riding skill, experience and equine personality. We do not send
out videos because it is important to match the personality of the
horse with the personality of the rider. We are matchmakers, not horse
brokers. We have horses in a wide price range. Call us
to discuss prices or to schedule an appointment. We'd
love to have you come meet all of our horses--we know that it will
be worth your time. Just bring peppermints!
Fort Mason with
his favorite "Friend Bits & Bytes Farm" Lise Matt
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