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ISO: groom for Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Grooming, tacking, untacking, wiping down tack. Easy horses to be around. ...
01/22/2024

ISO: groom for Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Grooming, tacking, untacking, wiping down tack. Easy horses to be around. Competitive pay or trade for lessons. Opportunity for additional barn work or show grooming if wanted. PM for more info.

We’ve had a quiet time of hibernation this past week with the frigid temperatures but are looking ahead to better weathe...
01/21/2024

We’ve had a quiet time of hibernation this past week with the frigid temperatures but are looking ahead to better weather! Tim will be with us a week from Tuesday for another of his ever popular jumping clinics. Sign up on strider!

Milestone Sport Horses is excited to announce another year of our popular winter clinic series with 5* eventer Tim Bourke. We will be hosting Tim for an indoor jumping clinic series to include both gymnastics and coursework on select Tuesdays in January and February. Dates are 1/8, 1/30 and 2/27. Mo...

FEI event horse, aspiring upper level dressage horse, and now horse parts label model 🤣 the   are a colorful and winding...
01/08/2024

FEI event horse, aspiring upper level dressage horse, and now horse parts label model 🤣 the are a colorful and winding road!

Our winter clinic series with Tim Bourke of Bourke Eventing is now posted on Strider for sign ups. These will likely fil...
12/28/2023

Our winter clinic series with Tim Bourke of Bourke Eventing is now posted on Strider for sign ups. These will likely fill quickly as we are only offering half days (PM) so get your entries in now!

Tuesdays - 1/9, 1/30, 2/27

Milestone Sport Horses is excited to announce another year of our popular winter clinic series with 5* eventer Tim Bourke. We will be hosting Tim for an indoor jumping clinic series to include both gymnastics and coursework on select Tuesdays in January and February. Dates are 1/8, 1/30 and 2/27. Mo...

Perhaps a new tradition? Christmas Eve Eve trail ride with a good chunk of the barn fam. Friends new and old - a dozen h...
12/23/2023

Perhaps a new tradition? Christmas Eve Eve trail ride with a good chunk of the barn fam. Friends new and old - a dozen horses aged 3-25 with riders ages spanning 7 decades. No catastrophies and so many cookies!

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate and a peaceful time of relaxation to those that don’t. I’m excited for both!

Milestone Sport Horses proudly presents for sale “Mirabel” - a 16h, approximately 8 year old TB mare. This beautiful gir...
12/16/2023

Milestone Sport Horses proudly presents for sale “Mirabel” - a 16h, approximately 8 year old TB mare. This beautiful girl was part of a large herd rescued earlier this year, and she has been lovingly rehabbed from neglect by her owner. Mirabel is a smart, personable and kind mare. She has been slowly restarted under saddle and has shown herself to be a quick learner in the ring, and enjoys hacking out. While she still has a lot of strength to build she is starting to push into the bridle and make a lovely shape. She has free jumped and shown excellent technique and is now jumping small fences under saddle.

Mirabel is nicely put together with great feet. She is barefoot and can likely stay that way. She is currently on 24/7 turnout with another mare and gets along well with other horses. Her ground manners are good and she loads and trailers perfectly.

Mirabel is suitable for an amateur or junior with supervision. She is a reasonable mare who while limited in life experience, has a good head on her shoulders. I have already put my 11 year old on her and they jumped around some small fences together. She is currently offered at $6500, which will increase with training.

Please note we currently have a DNA test pending with the Jockey Club as her tattoo is hard to read. This post will be updated when that is complete.

Video in comments. PM for further info.

A little mid week show with my favorite dancing partner. We moved up to 4th level and while we have homework to do and s...
12/10/2023

A little mid week show with my favorite dancing partner. We moved up to 4th level and while we have homework to do and strength to build, I’m thrilled with how far he’s come this year.

📸 Aster Equine Photography

The Milestone Minis and Middles had a fabulous day in spite of an o’dark thirty rainy start. Frankie and Brendi prevaile...
12/03/2023

The Milestone Minis and Middles had a fabulous day in spite of an o’dark thirty rainy start. Frankie and Brendi prevailed on their complicated tiny terrors Victor and S’mores. Though neither of them won a ribbon they probably deserved them more than anyone else with their superb riding. Ponies like these two are the type that make you a great rider, and they are both well on their way! Maddy and Quinn cruised around looking very confident for 6th in their division. Ryleigh did a lovely job piloting my 4 year old Baby G around his first Elementary and took home a win. Madilyn also took the top spot in her division with a fabulous forward ride on Cricket. Layla and Bull were right behind her for 2nd looking extremely comfortable and dare I say ready for a move up?! Avery and Zac zoomed around their Elementary, racking up some speed faults but taking third. And last but by no means least, Brooklyn did her first BN with Rocky, who put some wind in her hair and a huge smile on her face for 4th. You can guess which way the time faults went there 🤣. Also a big shout out to the honorary Milestoners Mackenzie and Cooper. Even though their mom taught them (almost) everything they know, Mackenzie always puts my name as trainer on her entries, so I’m cheering extra loud for her 2nd place in her first BN.

What a super fun and exhausting weekend. That may have been the most mild temperatures we’ve had at one of these derbies and I’m super grateful for that. Can’t wait to see all the photos because the riding and costumes were on point!

Day one (the quiet one) of the MDHT Donation Derby is in the books and it was tricolors for this trio! Samantha and Coop...
12/02/2023

Day one (the quiet one) of the MDHT Donation Derby is in the books and it was tricolors for this trio! Samantha and Cooper, dressed to impress as always, had a lovely round with so many half halts, only a few of which were ignored. They finished 3rd in BN-B. Ryleigh and Chance had a good go around a tough Novice course, with just a couple of rails from the stadium section. They were also 3rd in JrN, mainly due to a lot of speed faults, which was not surprising since we saw Chance’s top speed on the long stretch to the last. The day really belonged to Talia and Cappy, who had a foot perfect round in BN to take the blue. This pair have made huge progress this year and this was the perfect end to their season to reward the efforts I’ve witnessed. Honorable mention to Rigby, who was a last minute substitute for stone-bruised Merry. The dressage king got an appropriately royally purple colored ribbon for our joyride around BN that was - you guessed it - a somewhat faster pace than requested. At least he didn’t buck me off! We’ll be back tomorrow with 8 pairs, after I’ve recharged the battery on my heated vest and Christmas spirit 🤪.

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate. We are grateful for another year surrounded by lovely people and horses, and th...
11/23/2023

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate. We are grateful for another year surrounded by lovely people and horses, and the opportunity to engage in the labor of love that this horse life is.

Introducing my new friends, Super Coach Fred and Global Nation. I adopted these guys from my good friends at TRRAC who k...
11/15/2023

Introducing my new friends, Super Coach Fred and Global Nation. I adopted these guys from my good friends at TRRAC who know exactly what I like and how to fill an empty trailer. Good thing I only took the 2 horse 🤣.

  is a wrap, and so is the 2023 season for us. We went out with a P**F of PINK! A gorgeous fall day and great riding by ...
11/12/2023

is a wrap, and so is the 2023 season for us. We went out with a P**F of PINK! A gorgeous fall day and great riding by everyone. There was such growth this season for all of these pairs, both on the flat and over fences. Lots of personal bests, firsts, ribbons and smiles today, all a result of the hard work put in all year. Thanks to all the parents, grandparents and friends that came out to support everyone today - we had quite a village, and it takes one to pull off busy days like this. Also a big thank you to Tracy, Talia, Allie and the rest of the awesome folks at Hunt Club for putting on such a fun event for us all. There’s no better way to end a long season!

We had a spooktacular time at the last  ’s schooling jumper show of the season yesterday. These have been such a great o...
10/30/2023

We had a spooktacular time at the last ’s schooling jumper show of the season yesterday. These have been such a great opportunity to jump beautifully decorated and to-height courses that we rarely get to see outside of recognized events. While it caused some bulging eyes for our green beans it was exactly what we needed! Ryleigh and Chance put the adults to shame with two confident trips around the Novice. Merry saw some ghosts in his first round but jumped a super clear second time around at BN. Erin and Lincoln had an uncharacteristically tough time but a little winter homework should have them back better than ever next year. The season is winding down for us, albeit in more of a high speed rollercoaster fashion than I’d like. We head to this weekend with a trio of chestnuggets and then the following for the awesome to close out the 2023 season.

Wanted: weekend barn help and/or evening stall cleaner. Since this seems to have been a one off 🤣 16 stalls, easy horses...
10/28/2023

Wanted: weekend barn help and/or evening stall cleaner. Since this seems to have been a one off 🤣 16 stalls, easy horses and lovely people. Competitive pay or work off lessons! PM for more info.

  of   and my sparkling chocolate dream dancing his way to the top in the 2nd thru 4th level division.
10/26/2023

of and my sparkling chocolate dream dancing his way to the top in the 2nd thru 4th level division.

We survived a blustery day for Winnie the Pooh and friends at Red Gate’s Halloween HT and jumpers show. Brendi and S’mor...
10/24/2023

We survived a blustery day for Winnie the Pooh and friends at Red Gate’s Halloween HT and jumpers show. Brendi and S’mores had a great costume and warm up round before the pony ‘tude kicked in. Frankie the ninja and Victor blew off their show ring cobwebs looking very together in the 18”. Ryleigh and G had a respectable dressage and two great jumping phases to finish 3rd in the Intro HT. Brooklyn and Rocky the Big Bad Herdbound Wolf made the Elementary HT look like a cakewalk and we’re 95% at appropriate speed. Her twin sister Avery and her perfect pumpkin Zac rounded out the day with some fabulous clear rounds at 2’3 and 2’7. I keep saying the season is winding down but the next few weeks are absolutely jam packed for myself and my students. Maybe December will be quiet?!

Thrilled to report that, as expected, Sunday wasn’t for sale for very long. She has found her person and I am so excited...
10/19/2023

Thrilled to report that, as expected, Sunday wasn’t for sale for very long. She has found her person and I am so excited for them both! It was also a gentle landing from the leap of faith I took taking her on. I’ve been around long enough to crash and burn on a few, and was not in a position to be able to do that again. But something in her eyes spoke to me, and I listened. Sometimes it’s hard to balance trying to make a living from something you feel so passionate about. And sometimes it’s not. Today is one of those days. Cheers to you my beautiful girl, the dark days are over, and with this stepping stone firmly under your feet, you can jump into your future with those cute little knees and all that chrome I won’t have to keep clean 🤣

📸 Erin Gilmore Photography who makes everything that little bit more magical

*SOLD*Milestone Sport Horses proudly presents for sale Gospel Music RVF, known to us as “Sunday”. This stunning 7 year o...
10/15/2023

*SOLD*

Milestone Sport Horses proudly presents for sale Gospel Music RVF, known to us as “Sunday”. This stunning 7 year old, 15.3h mare by Freud raced twice in 2019 and then found herself in a large herd of neglected horses that were rescued earlier this year. While there are several years of her life where her history is unknown she is a kind and quiet mare who doesn’t seem to carry any baggage from her experiences. She has been lovingly rehabbed from starvation and severe skin issues and recently restarted on the ground and under saddle.

Sunday will quietly WTC and hack out alone or with company, and has been ridden by a junior for several of her rides with us. She has been through a jump chute and shows good instincts and form over fences. She has popped over some small fences with a rider and is the perfect combination of brave and sensible. She is light in the bridle and responsive but not reactive to the leg. She is a lovely mover and I could see her doing very well in the hunters with her cute knees and all her chrome!

On the ground Sunday is calm and easy to handle. She stands in crossties, loads on the trailer and is happy either stalled or turned out. Her feet were in poor condition when we got her but are looking much better already with good farrier care. She is currently barefoot and can likely stay that way until her workload increases.

While I am very happy to continue working with this lovely mare I am offering her for sale in case the perfect home is out there for her now. This is a well bred, quality horse with a great brain offered for a steal at $6500 (will increase with training).

The glamorous end to an epic week in Kentucky for RRP and TIP Championships. Merry placed 10th out of nearly 100 entries...
10/14/2023

The glamorous end to an epic week in Kentucky for RRP and TIP Championships. Merry placed 10th out of nearly 100 entries in RRP dressage with one of the highest demo ride scores. I don’t think this will be the last time this horse dons his white polos for an award ceremony! Rigby came down here with hopes but not expectations of the big one, and we pulled it off! Last year’s Reserve and this year Champion of 2nd through 4th level Dressage. We’re headed home in the morning to finish up the fall season with the rest of the gang and find somewhere to hang these beautiful ribbons 💙

All the formalities are done, we had a great school around today, and tomorrow it’s finally time for  . Merry has been p...
10/10/2023

All the formalities are done, we had a great school around today, and tomorrow it’s finally time for . Merry has been perfect so far and anything beyond this is really just a bonus.

It’s been a whirlwind week for team Milestone. On Weds I took all 3 of my horses to Beaux Reves to run through some new ...
10/10/2023

It’s been a whirlwind week for team Milestone. On Weds I took all 3 of my horses to Beaux Reves to run through some new dressage tests on the horizon. Rigby scored a personal best in 3-3 in spite of a couple bobbles and I got the feel of 3-2 which we will be riding at TIP Championships. Merry was angelic after XC schooling the day before and absolutely smashed his second test for a whopping 73! Hoping that formula works again in KY. 🤞Venti was great for the first half of his test and then lost his marbles. But going 3 for 3 would have just been greedy! 🤪 Talia was my groom and test reader extraordinaire, and then rode two lovely tests on Sunny in their First Level debut. New pair Brooklyn and Rocky had their outing together and did a fabulous job. Did they win? I think so, I can’t remember, that was 3 shows ago now 😂Tired yet? Yeah, me too.

Next up Venti went to MDHT to move up to Modified on Saturday. We got a ton of rain overnight and a very soggy Liverpool jump in stadium totally freaked him out, much to my surprise. We did finally get over it but racked up enough penalties that we were not able to continue to XC. Major bummer but he jumped superbly otherwise and will be ready to try again soon.

On Sunday some of my students hit up the jumpers show at a cold and windy Sandstone. Layla and Bull moved up to 2’6 and split Reserve with Brooklyn and Rocky after 6 lovely clear rounds between them, one of which Brooklyn jumped without stirrups! Talia and Cappy found their flow and made the jumps look way too small by the end of it. Honorable mention to injured Nicole who came to cheer everyone on, we can’t wait for you to be back out there!

Many would sleep in on Monday after a week like that (didn’t even mention the dressage clinic Monday or XC schools Tuesday or Thursday lol) but instead I packed up my trailer and kids and drove down to Kentucky for RRP and TIP Championships. Nobody can say I haven’t done my homework, but horses will be horses, like Venti reminded me this week, and it’ll be what it’ll be.

Next week - maybe a nap?!

King of the barn Oakley explaining to new lil boo thang Sunday how the whole hacking thing works. Venti was the perfect ...
10/02/2023

King of the barn Oakley explaining to new lil boo thang Sunday how the whole hacking thing works. Venti was the perfect tour guide, and this pretty lady will be enjoying her trail rides under saddle this week, she was perfect!

Sprinting towards the finish flags of the labor of love that is the  ,   as we go. 10 days to go, ride times are out, an...
09/28/2023

Sprinting towards the finish flags of the labor of love that is the , as we go. 10 days to go, ride times are out, and we’re as ready as we can be. We’re going to dance and run and jump and let the cards fall as they will. I think I’m sitting on something exceptional and that’s all that matters!

Just in time for shorter days and less sunshine 🤣 but still big news at the barn - we’ve gone solar 😎! NOVEC finally fli...
09/27/2023

Just in time for shorter days and less sunshine 🤣 but still big news at the barn - we’ve gone solar 😎! NOVEC finally flipped the switch on our summer project today, bye bye electric bill!

Fun morning at  doing schooling jumper rounds with some of the crew. I had the pleasure of piloting Janice’s new mare ar...
09/26/2023

Fun morning at doing schooling jumper rounds with some of the crew. I had the pleasure of piloting Janice’s new mare around her first “show” and she was perfect! .eventing took Baby G the baby genius confidently around his first BN round. Hello hunter knees! New pair and Rocky looked fabulous and jumped bigger than she ever has on their very first outing. Hold on tight kiddo, you are now flying Air Rocky! and her golden boy got back into the swing of the colored poles after a summer of dressage and a hunter derby and were perfection as always. And last, but absolutely not least, my Angel baby Venti jumped beautifully around modified. He’s feeling more than ready for our looming move up and I’m hating stadium less and less looking between his tiny, happy ears.

We had six combinations competing at  this weekend as we straddled summer and fall in one show! On Saturday we had a   o...
09/18/2023

We had six combinations competing at this weekend as we straddled summer and fall in one show! On Saturday we had a of personal bests for me and Merry and Ryleigh and Chance. They both finished on their much improved dressage scores and took home ribbons in fiercely competitive divisions. Merry was also reserve TIP for BN. On Sunday the rain rolled in but that didn’t dampen our spirits. Talia and Cap threw down a beautiful dressage test and stormed around XC in the blinding rain very confidently for 4th in their BN. Layla and Bull showed huge growth in the dressage and jumped a super clear in stadium in elementary. Ryleigh piloted the cutest baby QH that ever was around his first real HT in Elementary and gave him a super educational experience. Maddy and Quinn closed out the weekend for us in Intro, learning some of the rules at a real show the hard way, but getting that finish flag feeling that makes us all get up and try again next time. Not too many weekends end with a sunburn and soaked clothes but it was totally worth it! Thank you to our favorite show photography team for the stunning captures.

Horse show weekends. Competitor, coach, mom. Through the lens of the best photography team in the business Erin Gilmore ...
09/18/2023

Horse show weekends. Competitor, coach, mom. Through the lens of the best photography team in the business Erin Gilmore Photography.

Aaaand we’re off! First of 6 pairs competing at  this weekend is down the centerline.
09/16/2023

Aaaand we’re off! First of 6 pairs competing at this weekend is down the centerline.

My bootiful boys kicking up their heels at  ‘s last dressage schooling show of the year at . Real talk - Rigby and i und...
09/04/2023

My bootiful boys kicking up their heels at ‘s last dressage schooling show of the year at . Real talk - Rigby and i underperformed and Merry was downright feral. But these homework days are part of our journey to Kentucky next month where they’ll be dancing at and and we’re going to be ready!

PC: SDH Photography

The story of my daughter and her best friend.
08/30/2023

The story of my daughter and her best friend.

On a sunny summer day in 2022, 10-year-old Ryleigh Schofield and her 10-year-old leased horse, Gimmie A Chance, laid down a fast, clean round in a schooling jumper class at Hunt Club Farms in Berryville, Virginia. They were about to exit the arena when the announcer called them over to speak to the....

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