Monthly Archives: August 2016

Our Intermediate Winner!

What a picture! Suzanne, you have captured the intensity, talent, and amazing improvement of Intermediate Champs Grace Davis and Casino 203.  This photo reveals how this division pushes students toward achieving real position in their roping.  I was so glad … Continue reading

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Advanced Winners

Winning has become quite a habit for Andrea Pasek and Grace. I seem to have quite an array of photos very similar to this! Love this precise, gutsy, pair.  They are great competitors in every sense of the word. This … Continue reading

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Outstanding Competitors

I was delighted with the fine competitors who showed up for the Open division.  I do not have GSVRHA photos of the Open champion, Debby Sanguinetti with Chelano.  But this is a good one of Debby winning the Central Coast … Continue reading

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A Special Boy

I love this photo of Carrera.  He has become my turnback/back pen horse deluxe.  This fine horse is up to any task required of him, and he enjoys it….especially if it’s cow-related.  I could not get through the weekend without … Continue reading

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Old Friends Reunite

Carmel Valley has become a place for reunions.  Love this photo of Jennifer Harden and Andrea Pasek.

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Clinicians!!

The weekend began with a fabulous clinic, given by my good friends Bobby Cotta (herd work and cow work) and Kathy Torres (reining, cow work, and roping).  These two produced a fabulous and educational day.  When I asked for reviews … Continue reading

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What a Weekend It Was!!

I love this Suzanne Woodward Dorrance photo.  It captures the spirit and the scope of the GSVRHA event last weekend at the Carmel Valley Trail and Saddle Club.  I am so proud of what this event and this organization have … Continue reading

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What’s Next??

Entries are now closed for this weekend’s GSVRHA show at the Carmel Valley Trail and Saddle Club.  It should be a good one!! We have over 35 entries, and full divisions in every division.  Yippeee!!  If you are not showing, … Continue reading

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As the West Burns

These two photos are not meant to glorify fire or the flames.  But I have included them because they are both so striking.  The first is a fire that started very close to my home ranch in Birney, Montana.  It … Continue reading

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Carmel River Ranch in Smoke

Many of you from out of the area have wondered how the Clifford Horse Training World has been affected by the Soberanes fire.  Actually, we have been very lucky.  We have not had to evacuate our horses, and except for … Continue reading

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