Welcome to Yemen!

We wanted to extend warm wishes to Yemen, a new addition to the Jodi Hemry Eventing program in Aiken, SC and to her wonderful owners! We are so happy to have you with us.

Welcome to Yemen!

Also, a note that we wanted to thank our working student, Jordan for all her hard work with us this summer! She is a wonderful person with the horses.

Gracie's wonderful owners also visited us this weekend and Tracey had a spectacular ride!!! Jodi loves her students and even more so when she sees the incredible improvements they make!


Congrats to Sally for her purchase of Hang Time

Hang Time hanging out with his new home pal!

Hang Time - we look forward to your great future together!

Congrats to Kelly for her purchase of Echo!

Echo November has a great future career with his new owner!

Stormy, Muffy & Charlie!

We loved hearing from a horse once brought through the Jodi Hemry Eventing program, Margaret Armendariz continues to keep in touch and we love to hear about her horse Stormy and how wonderful he is doing with Charlie Plumb! This past weekend Stormy was showing at Full Gallop and here are some great photos posted by Muffy on our facebook. 

Stormy and Charlie Plumb in SJ

Stormy and Charlie Plumb in Dressage

Stormy and Charlie Plumb XC Baby!!! 



You know it is especially a good day when the horse you bought around a month ago from the Jodi Hemry Eventing program and take her to her first dressage show... only to come home with 

An amazing and bright future relationship for these two, congratulations to Glory and her new owner! We are super happy and glad you are doing so well!

Glory and her two first place ribbons!

Jodi Hemry's sister got hitched a few weeks ago! Can you find Jodi?


JHE wanted to extend warm welcomes to both Kissy and her owner, and Pearl! Both are wonderful new additions to the program here in Aiken, SC.

Look back often for updates on these fabulous mares!

Pearl enjoying her new paddock

Kissy loving the fans in the stalls

Olympic Update on Nina!

We are proud of Nina Ligon, fellow Kim Severson student for making her way through her first Olympics this summer in London aboard Butts Leon. 
Butts and Nina finished their XC round this morning with a clear jump and 16 time pen. 

Fans in the crowd cheering for Team Thailand 

Nina and Butts dropping off the down bank, fence 20a giving many other riders a problem today.

Nina sitting in 37th with her spectacular dressage round

Nina also put in the best dressage round we have seen yet! CONGRATS TO HER
Good Luck tomorrow Nina & Team Thailand in show jumping!

Olympic Schedule Aiken, SC

Here is the NBC times and dates for the Olympic showtimes on NBC.

Also congrats to Jackie and her new owners! We hope you have a lovely time together with your new equine partner!

Olympic Update

10 Things you might not have known about Equestrian Team USA in 2012:

1. Rafalca and Twizzel are by the same sire, Hanoverian stallion Argentinus. Twizzel is out of an Australian Thoroughbred mare, hence is nicknamed ‘Ossi’.
2. Mr. Medicott and Flexible are by the same sire, Irish Sport Horse Cruising. Both are bright chestnuts with big blazes but there is more than a hand different in their height.
3. There are only TWO grey horses: Ringwood Magister and Antares F who is nearly white.
4. Mystery Whisper was produced to the CCI4* level in Australia by Heath Ryan. Dutton won Olympic Team Gold in 1996 with Heath’s brother Matt.
5. Ravel has his own wine, made from grapes grown in his owners’ vineyard.
6. Neither Cylana nor Kessler had shown above 1.45m, when Kessler got the mare last year, but they have made the move to prime time with ease.
7. Beezie Madden and McLain Ward were in the same jump-off for Individual Bronze at the 2008 Olympics, they found a shortcut on course through the decorations that proved to be the winning route for Madden. Ward had the very last fence down.
8. Madden is a die-hard Green Bay Packers fan.
9. Tina Konyot’s family was in the circus, her father was a renowned horse trainer, and her mother was known as “Queen of the High Wire.”
10. Coral Reef Via Volo is the smallest horse on the team at 15.2 hands, while Ravel is the biggest at over 17 hands.

- From Sideline News: http://sidelinesnews.com/blogs/olympicsidelines/

Olympic Medal Predictions? 

Odd link of the week: Horse Cloning 

Being Hammy In A PDutty Boyd Ham Sandwich

Some thoughts from P.R. Lynsey Steinberg as we are moved into our new facility!

Being Hammy In A PDutty Boyd Ham Sandwich

Make sense? Course not. That's because since I moved to Augusta, Georgia on the border of Aiken, SC... I have found myself little smack dab in the middle of the eventing world. My horse stays and trains with the incredibly fierce Jodi Hemry in Aiken, South Carolina. Jodi is the person who you think when you speak with her on the phone that she is 6 feet tall and really robust (if you know her you understand why this is so funny). Our neighbors? Phillip Dutton's winter facility and Boyd right behind. What more could a girl ask for? Like I said, I'm in the middle of a Phillip and Boyd sandwich feeling quite hammy. My horse however, doesn't seem to understand the great importance of being ham. Being the ham next door to two USA Olympians, not to mention Jodi's close ties working for Kim Severson. Insert hyperventilating now, too much eventing goodness, must reboot. No my little sports car would rather eat, roll, roll in the sand, roll in the dirt, roll in mud and then get to work. Although after walking the xc course with Jodi last year in the upper levels... I mistook a cross country fence for a patio deck for jump judges to sit on an watch. Gulp, I suddenly liked my little novice fences a whole lot more. I am surrounded by all these amazing people and want the world to know how amazing they really are. They are the Gryffindors of HP. I wonder what then is Volderm...uh he would should not be named is. Maybe crappy footing. 

Insert sarcasm here, my favorite question from non-horsey folk "Oh so you like race horses right?" le sigh. Suddenly their ignorance almost makes you want to go back to topics like to wear a helmet or to not or issues debating rolkur or maybe even dabble into Chronicle's forums and see how certain people get spurned for bravely rude comments. Although mention an air vest and suddenly the horse part doesn't even matter anymore "whoa! can I see it!". Not only can you see it I'll even let you wear it (would it be too much to snicker evilly at this point). I needed to test that canister anyway. 

After taking a brief interlude to creatively fix the lever in the back of a toilet (my powerhouse fiance went Hulk on the lever) I am glad to go back to the discussion of ham. I have ridden since the age of 7 and don't even think I've scratched the surface of what there is to learn within this industry. Being the ham in the sandwich, I am excited to learn more and grow (less in the girth) while keeping up with current Eventing news. Knowledge is power and one step on the way to taking over the world. One sandwich at a time. 


Reported seen frist by Heather Morris' facebook status...
Here is the US team..... Twizzle, Otis, Whisper, Medicott, Ringwood Magister!!!! Congrats to all.
And then soon after by Eventing Nation our 

for the 

Phillip Dutton & Mystery Whisper

Tiana Coudray & Ringwood Magister

Will Coleman & Twizzel

Karen O'Connor & Mr. Medicott

Boyd Martin & Otis Barbotiere

congrats to Nina Ligon & Butts
for finishing Barbury International 
Jazz King sporting the decorated Flair Strips that Team Thailand is known for.

Now bring home the gold team!
One of the 2012 London Olympic Medals 

Updates and Congrats

We are very proud of student Krista 
for cantering for her first time last week in an english saddle!

Keeping up with the Olympics...
We are actively keeping an out our for our USA competitors who are over this week competing in Barbury International 3 star event trying to impress for the Olympic selection! 

You can view the live results here: http://www.bdwp.co.uk/cgi-bin/3dif.pl?fn=bar12.csv
Currently Boyd Martin and Remington sit as the highest ranking American 

We also wanted to take the time to thank Robin and Amerigo as a part of
World Equestrian Brands

Jodi is now a part of the trainer's program within World Equestrian Brands
To learn more visit their website here

Keeping up with the Olympics

We are keeping up with our good friend Nina Ligon as she and her four horses are over seas preparing for the task of the Eventing Olympics in London 2012. We actually had our student Lynsey with Nina for a while as a freelance groom preparing for events in the southern states. Nina has her four horses qualified for the Olympics overseas with her now: Jazz King, Butts Leon, Tipperary...Paddy, and Fernhill Fearless. We will continue to watch her updates but for now want to wish her luck from Jodi Hemry Eventing!

Long time friend and trainer of Jodi Hemry is Kim Severson who flew out to help Nina prepare as a veteran of the Olympic Trials. 

Nina is keeping updates on her website as well as twitter and facebook.

Congrats to our student and P.R. Marketing Director Lynsey Steinberg!

Her logo was the winning design for Knology of Augusta's Pajama Run this September 22nd. 
The benefits go towards GHSU Cancer Center. Lynsey was presented today with a check from Knology and had the opportunity to donate $250 to the charity of her choice. Lynsey chose to donate to the Guide Dogs of America after recently loosing a dog to fanconi syndrome. She stated her donation would help both animals and people. 

It is for a good cause, please attend the fun run September 22nd 2012 in Augusta. 

Congrats to the new owners of Donatello and Glory! 

We hope you have a wonderful long partnership together with your new horses! 

We have a few new additions to the sales gallery!
Check out our sales page on our website!

We are settled in wonderfully into our new barn! Thanks to our landlord for the great location and farm. 

CONGRATS TO THE FOLLOWING (reposted from Eventing Nation!)
eleven members of the US Short List for the 2012 London Olympic Games, as just approved by the USEF's Executive Committee:
Phillip Dutton and Mystery Whisper
Phillip Dutton and Mighty Nice
Boyd Martin and Neville Bardos
Boyd Martin and Otis Barbotiere
Sinead Halpin and Manoir De Carneville
Karen O'Connor and Mr. Medicott
Will Coleman and Twizzel
Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen
Tiana Coudray and Ringwood Magister
Allison Springer and Arthur
Marilyn Little-Meredith and RF Rovano Rex