Sky and Connemara Ponies!

Sky is a D2 (traditional) member of the Chattanooga Pony Club

Sky and CoStar hunting at Baker's Creek with the Tennessee Valley Hounds (Feb 2022)

Sky and Costar practicing dressage (below L) and practicing for hunting (below R)

11/6 - 11/7/21 Sky rode Corner Oak Celtic Star in the a pony club clinic at Penrose Farm with Alita (Bunny) Hendricks

Dressage lesson on Iriel at Skyview Farm (Nov 2021)

North Atlanta Equestrian Dressage and CT - 10/23/21

Great pony fun showing with my granddaughter on a beautiful sunny October Saturday.
We both rode 2 little jumper classes and 2 dressage tests.
Sky rode
Elderglen's Iriel and I rode Ledgewood's Greystone Desiree.
Sky and Iriel were
1st in Intro B, 2nd in Intro C, 3rd in 12" Show Jumping and 6th in 18" Show Jumping

Sky's D2 Pony Club traditional track rating, riding Iriel (10/16/21)

2021 ACPS Region IV Show at Foxboro Farm - September 11 and 12, 2021

Sky's first Connemara show, first judged dressage test,

first stadium class,

and 1st cross-country [teams over the outside course] at Foxboro Farm (Sept 2021)

below: Sky and Iriel at the Smoky Mountain Horse Show (Sept - 2021)

Scratching Steel's Itch

At Pony Club Festival "D camp", KHP, Lexington, KY (July 2021)


Sky and her current mount, Elderglen's Iriel (June 2021)

At CPC "Learn to Event" weekend at Flat Rock Ranch:

At home:

Sky and Iriel getting to know each other

Iriel just off the trailer after a long trip from FL, here with her new rider (April 2021)

Poster that Sky made for the Mock Show Jumping Rally that had to be cancelled because of stormy weather:

During our trip to FL to try out a new pony for Sky, she had the chance to stop by Elderglen Connemaras to say hello to the Connemara stallion and 2020 Breyer model, W.H. Topgun

We also had a chance to stop by the new World Equestrian Center in Ocala. Sky said that she is going to show there some day.

Sky practicing for the show season by wearing her full turn-out attire (except the boots), riding the not-so-clean Connemara mare, Ledgewood's Greystone Desiree. It's a cold first day of spring in East Tennessee...too cold for baths, anyway. I don't know how we'll get Queen (fluffy grey) clean for mock rally next weekend! (Mar-2021)

Well Ness finally took her to the Battlefield!! Sky rode Keavey and we had a great time!

Sky has recently discovered the fun of bareback riding. Here she is on Desi (Dec 2020)

Sky and Queen concluded their show year at the 11/21 show in McMinn County. They placed in all of their classes and Queen won the SMHSS Unicorn HOTY Award!

Sky watching her first cross-country event in person. This was the 2020 River Glen Fall HT, there to cheer on Seaborne's Maritime!

Sky earned her D1 rating on October 31 and rode in a clinic with Cherie Gaebel, riding Queen. This was her first time cantering (on purpose!)

She also diplayed her beautiful work of art in the costume class going as a pair of Queens (The Queen of hearts and the Queen of clubs [clovers!])

Sky joined the Chattanooga Pony Club in September 2020. Her first outing was a Richard Lamb clinic (Sept 19-20, 2020) at Hunter's Ridge Farm in Ooltewah, TN, riding Foothills River Queen

Sky and Desi (Sept 2020)

Another successful show for Sky and Queen:-) McMinn County Expo Center 9/5/2020

Sky's first time riding Carson (Aug 2020)

Sky riding Queen at Tri-State Exhibition Center; this was their second show together. The judge was Jay Moore.

SMHSS 8/8/20 Placings:
Open Handler Showmanship - 3rd
Open English Horse Halter - 5th
Youth/Junior Groundrail Hunter - 5th
Youth/Junior Groundrail Equitation O/F - 4th
Youth W/T English Equitation - 4th

Lesson on Queen

This year Sky moved up to the Intermediate group at the 2020 horse camp at Hide-Away farm. This time we took Desi, a new mount for Sky, and they got along famously:-)

(FB post) Vanessa Morgan is feeling blessed with Shanna Rose and 2 others at Mcminn County Expo Center, Athens, TN. The judge was AshleyJenkins.

I'm so proud of my granddaughter, Sky, who rode Foothills River Queen in her first horse show (not on a lead line)!). It was the Smoky Mountain Horse Show Series (SMHSS) this one held at the McMinn County Park. She rode exceptionally well, using all the skills she has worked on practiced so hard, and also was super organized. I announced for the show part time, so I gave her the list of classes that she was entered in, and she made sure to get tacked up and into the arena on time, memorized her showmanship pattern and groundrail courses, and knew what was required in each class, mostly on her own! Super proud of number 99!!!!

SMHSS 6/27/20 Placings:
Youth/Junior Handler Showmanship - 6th
Youth/Junior Groundrail Hunter - 4th
Youth/Junior Groundrail Equitation O/F - 6th
Youth/Junior Hunter Under Saddle W/T - 6th
First Year Showing W/T - 2nd

May 2020, riding Keavey


Sky on Tullymor's Echota

Sky and Foothills River Queen August 2019

Sky and Balmullo's Beacon August 2019


Sky and Seaborne's Maritime


Great time at the Hideaway Farm show last weekend (5/7/16). Sky was in her first ever show! She was 1st in lead-line and 4th in walk-only (by herself in the ring). We learned that she needs to practice asking her pony to back up and also how to circle to move away from slower horses in front of her. Lou earned 4th in walk ground rails and trot ground rails. They both rode Balmullo's Beacon:-)

(May 2016)

Sky's 1st show!

1/23/16 Sky on Queen

bottom L - R: Bri on Shade, Sky on Queen and Lou on Beacon

6 yr old Sky, first time riding off the lead, on Foothills River Queen, January 2016