Southern Comfort and Western Pleasure

Where could you spend two full days learning how to evaluate your young horse for a career in Western Pleasure, enjoy two full southern breakfasts, improve your riding skills with the coaching of two of today’s most gifted performance riders, learn what tack is used to achieve what results as these two horsemen displayed and discussed the enormous variety of tools of their trade, enjoy more great food, enjoy a classy mounted Western Pleasure fashion show for today’s show ring, enjoy riding demonstrations by these two incredible riders as they work through inevitable challenges of preparing the junior horse for competition, enjoy a stylish southern dinner, see a preview of what may prove to be Talaria’s best young show string ever, view an authentic chuck wagon and hear about its history and be able to ask questions of an expert, have one final delicious meal of Texas style barbeque, and take home an amazing reference volume, compiled and written by Allison Mehta, as a serious addition to your library for future research?

“Southern Comfort and Western Pleasure” was passionately received and enjoyed by appreciative guests – some new to the discipline yet eager to understand more of its complexities and degree of skill required of horse and rider.

It was a glorious early spring weekend at the farm and we could not be happier for our guests and participants. Thank you Dale Brown and Jody Strand for your relaxed but lively interaction. You presented even the most complicated elements with ease and made the entire weekend fun for all of us including our special guest Ms. Samantha Mattocks, Features Editor for The Arabian Magazine.

We also thank Jane and John for, once again, keeping the food and refreshment true to the reputation of Talaria Farms.

Talaria Farms is excited to announce our next farm event. “Southern Comfort and Western Pleasure” will take place the weekend of 17 & 18 March, 2007. 2005 Western Pleasure Trainer of the Year, Jody Strand, and 2006 Rising Star Nominee Dale Brown are our guest speakers and demonstrators. There is much more on the agenda.