2017 News

2017 was a busy year! A very brief year in review! 

February- CV Dressage expanded to our new facility in Wake Forest. The new farm has 3 arenas, including one INDOOR arena, 15 stalls, heated and air conditioned tack room, and viewing room. I am excited to grow and continue to work out of this amazing facility. 

April- Courtney sold her 6 year old Hanoverian by Donar Weiss GGF to be a hunter. He is loving his new job and doing well. 

May- CV Dressage got in several new sales horses from Blue Goose Farm Andalusians. One of the siblings, the 6 year old half Andalusian, sold in 3 hours!! I'm not sure who is luckier, him or his new mom!

June- Courtney aquired her new show mount, Jazzman. Jack is a 7 year old Friesian/Arabian gelding that is schooling components of the PSG. 

August- Libby Head/Positive Pulse PEMF joined the CV Dressage Sponsor team!

Courtney also purchased her 3 year old, Duende! 

September- Courtney earned her USDF Bronze Medal aboard Jazzman, with several scores above 70% at Third level! Her students also had a GREAT show with several good rides!

October- Coutney represented CV Dressage and NC at the CBLM Championships in Virginia where they placed 4th in the open division at Third Level. 

December- Takt Saddlery joined the CV Dressage Sponsor Team! 

The last gelding of the herd from Blue Goose Farm, Luchador, was sold to a lovely rider in Virginia! 

Courtney was also invited to the Boeringer-Ingelheim Trainers Summit in Ashville, where she was able to sit in on lectures regarding marketing, equine law, joint health in the performance horse, ulcers, and equine drugs. 


Throughout the year: 

The CV Dressage show team did a fantastic job with several students earning their highest scores yet! 

We also welcomed several new boarders throughout the year and now  have a full barn! 





2016 Show News

This summer has been huge for horse show news! Congrats to CV Dressage students Anya and Stefanie for both receiving the NCDCTA Junior Scholarship to compete at the Labor Of Love horse show in Pinehurt in August. Ripley Z and Courtney qualified for the GAIG championship show in Williamston at First Level. Diesel and Courtney also qualified for the 2016 Materiale Championships for 4-5 year old geldings/stallions at Dressage at Devon. Steffi is currently leading the state for Jr/Yr Intro level HOY and Michi is in reserve. Good luck to the team through the rest of the show season!

January 2016

Happy New Year everyone! CV Dressage wants to extend a warm welcome to all boarders- Michaela and Dee and Stefanie and Lion, who have both been here since October, as well as Amy and Katydid and Tracy and Gator, who both joined us this month. I am excited to have you join us and can't wait to watch each of you learn and grow in your dressage education!

Capital Dressage Classic May 30/31, 2015

We had a fantastic show weekend at the Capital Dressage Classic in Raleigh. I showed a 5 year old young horse, Verboten, owned by Mary DeCoursey, in Training Level 1/2 and the Materiale for 4-5 year old colts. Verboten was very well loved by all of the judges this weekend and recieved scores that were hard to beat. This was Danes first under saddle rated show, and he handled the atmosphere like a seasoned show horse, with only a few "baby" moments. The entire weekend was a wonderful learning experience for him and a good positive first outing. We recieved a score of 63.478% in Training 1 to kick of the weekend, placing us in 2nd. We came back stronger than before to score a 71.154% in Training 2 under the same judge with a 3rd place finish! Verboten came away with a 75% and a win in his Materiale class, recieving a 7.5 for all gaits. On Sunday, his game face was on. He was extremely rideable and it showed in his scores. We recieved a score of 74.783% in Training 1, placing 2nd, and a 72.692% in Training 2, placing 3rd. Some other worthy brag moments include the multiple 8's he recieved for gaits, impulsion, submission, and rider position, as well as the numerous 8's and 9's! in the tests themselves!!!! I could not be happier with this phenomenal young horse, who easily held his own against other young horses and their professional riders. Huge congratulations to rider Courtney Vesel and owner Mary DeCoursey!

Fenridge Farm May 2015

Congratulations to Crystal Huff and Easy Street for a terrific show day at Fenridge Farm! Crystal recieved scores of 64+% and 68+% in Intro A and B at her first dressage show ever! Wahoo!!!! Can't wait for the next one!

Cattolica Farms Schooling Show 9/14/14

Congratulations to Sue Ventrice and Alfie for a wonderful show today! They competed in Western Dressage Intro 1 and rocked it! They showed great harmony and couldn't have done any better. This is a pair to watch in the Western Dressage ring! 


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Cattolica Farms Schooling Show 10/19/14

The CV Dressage show team rocked it this weekend!! Huge congratulations to Sue Ventrice and Alfie, who scored a 69.46% in Western Dressage Intro Test 1 for a first place win, Lexi Field and Little Miss Sunshine who scored a 67.25% for a 2nd place, Mary DeCoursey and Verboten who scored a 70.9375% in Intro B in Danes first dressage test for a 3rd place, and Courtney Vesel and Easy Street who scored a 68.71% in Second 1 for a 2nd place finish. I couldn't be prouder of any of my students, everyone had great rides and we had lots of fun! Looking forward to the next show! 

Cattolica Farms Schooling Show 11/9/14

CV Dressage took a team of riders from Sapphire Farms to Cattolica Farm on Sunday for a dressage show. I am so proud of all of my students, everyone had very good, yet challenging rides! Amanda Hewitt received scores of 61.25% and 58.75% at Intro B and Training 1, respectively, with her polocross partner, Ernie. Linda Shaw rode Victor de CER to a win at Western Dressage Basic level test 2 with a score of 72.78%, and a 2nd place finish at Western Dressage Basic test 2 with a 68.79%. Linda also received a -10- for her harmony with Trace!!! Sue Ventrice received a score of 68.2% at Western Dressage Intro test 1 with her partner, Alfie. Sue also recieved the Cattolica Farms year end Championship title for Western Dressage!! 

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