All in all it was a great 2015 season! We are looking forward to 2016 and sharing some new faces to the competition world!
The show season ended great with the 2015 World Championship Morgan Horse Show! I am proud of my girls and my horses.
Whitemud Cheyenne came in 5th in the Grand National 3yr Old Mare qualifier! We did not show back but Candy showed very well for only having had her about 6 months. Candy is offered for sale.
Kid Hope and Chloe came in 2nd in their western walk/jog equitation qualifier! and placed Top Ten in the championship and western pleasure division.
Tex Star's Big Sky Fury and Emilia placed 8th in the Hunter Hack! They had a WONDERFUL go and I'm very proud of her in her first time ever jumping class! They were Top Ten in Equitation 13 & under.
Springmill Aire Apparent was 5th with Chloe in her first ever walk trot hunt seat eqitation! And he placed 3rd in Versatility!! Not bad at 24yr old!
My name is Colleen (Bernaby) Saint Loup and my passion is horses. My career in horses started in MA in the Morgan horse industry. I have over 20 years horse experience. I have worked under many nationally recognized Morgan horse show trainers. I have had two seasons training on my own, managing a head of 40 horses, instructing all ages in riding/driving and competing at shows.
I have experience in all styles of riding. It is not about the type of riding you want to do. It is about making that connection with the horse and achieving your personal goals with that horse as a partner. Having both work as a complete unit, a team. Many times I would be given the horse that the trainer could do nothing with or connect the client with the horse. Most of the time the horse would be labeled as “worthless” or not right for the job. It is those times when I would be able to reach that horse and make those connections. Making them see their value and potential.
In the summer of 1990, I went back to school and gained my Associates of Science Degree in Graphic Design. I worked for a time, met my husband, had kids and was back in horses by 2006. I hope to use this acquired skill of communication to accent my business. In August of 2011, we moved to Midlothian Texas for my husbands work. Here is where HorseFeathers Equine Facility, LLC is being launched. I use the word “Horsefeathers” because it means rubbish, nonsense. I use this in honor of every time I was told a horse couldn’t do something, or wouldn’t amount to anything. As with people, every horse has something to offer someone. They have a purpose if you are open to making that connection. I hope here at HorseFeathers we can help you connect with an equine friend!
Since April of 2012 we have introduced many Morgan rescues to our facility. Two of these Morgans were saved from auction/at risk situations and brought here, rehabbed, and shown to Top Ten at the Morgan Grand Nationals in OKC two years in a row. Now, as of 2014, they can ad one Reserve Championship in the Versatile Morgan Finals. We have brought these Morgans back to the breed shows to help bring awareness to Morgans at risk and to show that just because of their situation the are not washed up throw-aways. These horses still have much to offer and can be very competitive. I want people to understand that it is not necessarily the need to have the multimillion dollar horse to do these shows and be competitive. In our modest and continuously expanding facility, we can help you achieve your goals in a professional manner within the average person’s budget.