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Dressage News from Still Waters Dressage


There's lots going on at Still Waters, and Kim Schisler is busy training, teaching, and constantly striving to achieve her goals as an International Grand Prix competitor. But goals are achieved one success at a time. See below for the latest news and achievements from the whole team...

January 2011

GDCTA Awards Gala

 
GDCTA Awards Gala

Still Waters Dressage was well represented at the 2011 GDCTA Awards Gala thanks to Lara Mitchelson! For the raffle drawing, Lara donated a basket filled with everything from a hat, polo, and fleece embroidered with the Still Waters Dressage logo to a set of Back on Track bandages. The Still Waters Dressage basket was voted “Best Basket” and won by Heidi Caldwell. Thank you Lara for doing such a fabulous job on the basket!

 
           
 

December 2010

Christmas Party 2010

 
Christmas Party 2010

A huge thank you to Kelley Delaperriere, Susan Kracklauer, and Holly Kreikemeier for hosting the Still Waters Dressage Christmas Party at Holly’s house. It was a lovely evening filled with great food, fellowship, and an entertaining “white elephant” gift swap!


           
 

December 2010

USDF All Breeds Award

 

USDF All Breeds Award

Donauwaltzer owned by Kelley Delaperriere is the 2010 USDF All Breeds AmericanTrakehner Association Second Level (AA) Champion!

Photo Credit: Frese Frame

 
           
 

December 2010

USDF Awards Gala & Convention

 
USDF Awards Gala & ConventionCongratulations to Kerri Stevens and her horse, Zidane, on a year full of accomplishments and USDF awards! For the 2010 USDF First Level Horse of the Year, Zidane finished tenth in the country. He also finished second overall and third for adult amateur for the USDF KWPN All Breeds Awards at First Level. Such a fabulous year for this new partnership!

Pictured: Kerri Stevens accepting her awards at the USDF Awards Gala in Jacksonville, FL

 
           
 

December 2010

Duvallier Sold

 
Duvallier SoldCongratulations to Shelley Rahiya on the purchase of Kim Schisler's Grand Prix Hannoverian gelding, Duvallier. Over the last two years, Duvallier and Kim have won numerous Grand Prix classes, as well as, winning many regional and national awards together as a partnership. For Kim, the highlight of their partnership was the third place finish in the Brentina Cup at Gladstone and getting the scores for her USDF Gold Medal. Kim said, "I am so blessed to have had the incredible opportunity to ride such a talented horse. 'Duvi' is so kind in character, and I will greatly miss him; I know that he is going to a loving home where he will go on and teach his new rider so much. I will forever be grateful to Jeff and Shereen Fuqua for their support in making the partnership with Duvi happen!" Best of luck to Shelley and Duvi!!!

Pictured: Duvallier and Kim Schisler

 
           
 

October 2010

Region III Championships

 
Region III ChampionshipsRegion III ChampionshipsWith an impressive championship ride, Kelley Delaperriere and Donauwaltzer scored over 65% in the Adult Amateur Second Level Regional Championship class and finished third out of eighteen horse/rider combinations. In her first dressage championship, Zoe Robinson riding Cortez put in a nice test for the JR/YR Training Level Regional Championship class. Back in the saddle for less than a week and still healing from a fractured hip, Kerri Stevens guided Zidane to a score of over 66% and a ninth place finish out of thirty-five horse/rider combinations in the Adult Amateur First Level Regional Championship class. In their very last competition together as a partnership, Kim Schisler and Duvallier finished third in the Open Grand Prix Regional Championship class. A strong showing for all Still Waters Dressage clients competing in the Region III Championships!

Pictured: Kelley Delaperriere riding Donauwaltzer

Photo Credit: WNC Photography

 
           
 

October 2010

Wilson Farm Schooling Show

 
Wilson Farm Schooling ShowHolly Kreikemeier and her new horse, Czech Valentine, had a wonderful training level debut at the Wilson Farm Schooling show. Czech Valentine, affectionately know as "Toad", has gone from race horse to hunter and now is learning the ropes of his newest career in dressage. He shows promise for the future! Also competing was Hannah Hewitt riding Ruxpin at first level. Hannah is half leasing Ruxpin and is showing much progress!

Pictured: Holly schooling Czech Valentine at her farm

 
           
 

September 2010

Goodhorseman Fall Dressage

 
Goodhorseman Fall DressageIn only her second recognized dressage show, Zoe Robinson riding Cortez has qualified for the regional championships at training level! As a warm-up for the upcoming regional championships, Kelley DeLaPerriere riding Donauwalzer finished second in the second level test four, and Kim Schisler riding Duvallier finished second in the Grand Prix. A great opportunity to ride in the arenas at Conyers International Horse Park leading up to the Regionals, which are going to be held in Conyers in October!

Pictured: Zoe riding Cortez back to the stables after her qualifying ride for regionals

 
           
 

August 2010

"Prelude" & Tennessean Fall Dressage Show

 
Prelude

Zidane owned by Kerri and Jay Stevens went undefeated in TN! Winning five of five first level tests with scores between 72.6% and 76.5%, Zidane was the high score champion of the show and KWPN high score champion.

 
           
 

August 2010

GHF/AGCO International Hubertus Schmidt Symposium

 
GHF/AGCO International Hubertus Schmidt Symposium

Kim Schisler was delighted to accept an invitation to be a demonstration rider in the 2010 GHF/AGCO International Dressage Symposium. German Equestrian and Olympic Gold Medalist, Hubertus Schmidt, traveled to After the Fox Farm in Madison, GA to instruct demonstration riders and answer auditor questions. An incredible opportunity for everyone involved to learn from a dressage master! A special thank you to Ann Genovese of the Goodhorseman Foundation and After the Fox Farm for hosting an amazing symposium.

Pictured: Kim Schisler riding Duvallier in piaffe with Hubertus Schmidt

Photo Credit: Sherry Smith

 
           
 

August 2010

Willow South Eventing

 
Willow South EventingDirector of Willow South Eventing, Tawn Edwards (and 7 of her students), spent four weeks this summer training at her family owned equestrian center Willow Hill Farm in upstate New York. Tawn asked Kim Schisler to teach weekly "mini-clinics" to her students that stayed in Alpharetta and were interested in furthering their dressage training. A couple of the Willow South students decided that they would like to try to qualify for the Regional Dressage Championships! At their first recognized dressage show:

Kelsey Neely riding Pharaoh (pictured) won all four of her first level tests at the Goodhorsesman Summer Dressage show held at the Conyers International Horse Park. With scores over 70% at 1-1 and 1-4, Kelsey is now only one score away from being qualified for regionals at first level!

Zoe Robinson riding Cortez came home with two second place finishes and two fourth place finishes at training level. She scored over 65% at training 4 and is only one score away from being qualified for regionals at training level!

Congratulations to both of these talented young ladies and their wonderful mounts!

 
           
 

May 2010

USDF Silver Medalist

 
USDF Silver Medalist

Congratulations to Still Waters Dressage Client, Susan Kracklauer riding Ruxpin, for achieving the scores at 4th level and Prix St. George for the USDF Silver Medal!

 
           
 

May 2010

Collecting Gaits Farm Represent!

 
Collecting Gaits Farm Represent!

Shereen Fuqua (A.A.) riding Caribi and Kim Schisler (Open) riding Duvallier take the Grand Prix Championships at the Tennesean Dressage show held just outside of Nashville in Murfreesboro, TN. Shereen will be competing again at the Poplar Place June Dressage Show. Kim and "Duvi" round out the Spring show season with Grand Prix wins in Tryon, Conyers, and Murfreesboro. Next for them is the GHF/AGCO International Hubertus Schmidt Symposium, where Kim will be a demonstration rider.

 
           
 

March 2010

Fayette Woman

 
Fayette Woman

Kim Schisler is the covergirl for the March 2010 issue of Fayette Woman. You can find the entire story at www.fayettewoman.com or you can become a fan of Fayette Woman on facebook!

 
           
 

March 2010

Warmbloods Today

 
Warmbloods Today

Check out the March/April 2010 issue of Warmbloods Today magazine to find Kim Schisler's article, "Behind the Scenes at a Southern German Auction", in the trainer's point of view section. Kim's article can also be read under the 'Resources' heading in the tool box above. Enjoy!

 
           
 

February 2010

Videos Added!

 
Videos Added!

A new dimension has been added to the Still Waters Dressage website. Check out "dressage videos" under the 'Resources' heading in the tool bar. There you will find video clips with audio from Conrad Schumacher and Henk van Bergen clinics. You will also find Kim Schisler and Duvallier's Brentina Cup test ride at Gladstone, New Jersey and some clips from the Southern Germany Elite Sporthorse auction. Please keep an eye on this new section as we will update it frequently with new video footage!

Pictured: Kim Schisler riding Duvallier in piaffe with Conrad Schumacher

Photo Credit: Mark Lehner www.hoofclix.com

 
           
 

January 2010

2009 GDCTA Awards Gala

 
2009 GDCTA Awards Gala

During the 2009 GDCTA Awards Gala held at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Duluth, Georgia, Kim Schisler and Duvallier were named the 2009 GDCTA Open Grand Prix Champions.

Pictured: Still Waters Dressage client, Holly Kreikemeier (left), and Donna Brown (right) presenting Kim Schisler (center) with the award

Photo Credit: Brad Thatcher

 
           
 

December 2009

Christmas Brunch

 
Christmas Brunch

Thank you to everyone at Mittie's Tea Room in downtown Alpharetta for hosting a Christmas brunch for friends and family of Still Waters Dressage. The food and service at Mittie's was exceptional, and they did a fabulous job arranging a couple extra tables at a last minute request. A wonderful time was had by all!

 
           
 

November 2009

Congratulations!

 
Congratulations!

Congratulations to Anne McNeil Abney (far right), Erin Menigo (far left), and Jennifer Neiss (center) on their winning performances at the Ashland Fall show. Erin won the Novice CT on her dressage score of 29.5, and later in the day she scored over 65% at first level. Jennifer placed second at first level test one with a 66.7% and won the first level test two with a 63.9%. Way to go girls!!!

 
           
 

November 2009

Southern Germany Elite Sport Horse Auction

 
Southern Germany Elite Sport Horse Auction

Pictured is Kim Schisler riding the gorgeous 4 year old mare, Francesca by Fornsbacher x Gardez and bred by Karl Kraft. She sold for a price of 27,000 Euros to a family in Baden-Wurttemberg. Belini was the most expensive horse sold at the auction, and he went for 106,000 Euros to a family from England. The average price of the 28 horses sold was just over 20,000 Euros. Kim is currently working on an article about her experience as an auction rider in Germany. Please look for the article, which is due to be published in Warmbloods Today March/April 2010 edition!

 
            

November 2009

Marbach Weekend 2009

 
Marbach Weekend 2009

We at Still Waters Dressage are pleased to announce that our head trainer, Kim Schisler, has been recruited to be an auction rider in the 2009 Southern German Sport Horse Auction (Baden-Wurttemberg Breed Registry). She has accepted the invitation and will be traveling to Stuttgart on October 20th. The auction is held just outside of Stuttgart in Marbach on November 6-7, 2009. The FBW horses are known for their quality and great minds making them suitable for professionals and amateurs alike. For more information on the auction please check out: www.pzv-bw.de/en where you will find videos and photos of the horses that will be auctioned. Please feel free to contact Kim with any other questions. With a couple of weeks to get to know the horses, Kim will have a good insight into the horses personalities and way of going. If you are interested in attending the auction and/or purchasing an Elite Wurttemberg horse, then please use Kim as a resource.

 
           
 

October 2009

Grand Prix WINS & USDF Gold Medal

 

Grand Prix WINS & USDF Gold MedalThis fall has proven to be a very successful time for Duvallier and Kim. They have been winning in the open Grand Prix arena, and Kim has achieved her final scores for the coveted USDF Gold Medal, which is a rider's lifetime achievement award requiring scores in the 60's at Intermediare and Grand Prix dressage! While at the Ole South Classic held just outside of Nashville, TN, "Duvi" and Kim scored a 65.7% taking the win in their first open Grand Prix as a partnership. They won the Grand Prix the following day, and Kim received her final score for the USDF Gold Medal. A couple of weeks later, they won the Grand Prix on Saturday at the Fall ‘Goodhorseman’ Dressage Show held at the Conyers International Horse Park. Then at the Atlanta Fall National (also held at the Conyers International Horse Park), they pulled off another win in the Grand Prix. Although they have qualified for the Regional Championships at Intermediate II and Grand Prix, Kim has accepted an invitation to be an auction rider in Germany and will be out of town over the Championship. Congratulations to Kim and Duvi on a very successful 2009 Fall show season!

 
           
 

July 2009

Ranked 3rd in the Nation!

 
 

Duvallier and Kim Schisler finish third in the Nation in the Brentina Cup, which is the Young Adult Grand Prix National Championship, held at the historic United States Equestrian Team headquarters in Gladstone, NJ. For more information click on Resources in the information panel above and read "The Road to the Brentina Cup" and "My Gladstone Experience" written by Kim Schisler and published in GDCTA Collected Remarks July/September 2009 issues.

 

Photo Credit: Susan Stickle

 
           
 

June 2009

Custom Saddlery

 

A huge thanks to Cary Wallace of Custom Saddlery for fitting Duvallier with a mono-flap Advantage Custom Saddle! The quality and craftsmanship of all Custom Saddlery saddles meet the specifications and requirements of what Kim looks for in a dressage saddle.

 
           
 

June 2009

Poplar Place Spring Dressage Show High Point Champion

 

Rubinhall owned by Rebecca O'Connor made an impression on the judge at the Poplar Place Spring Dressage Show during his debut at first level. Rubin, shown by Kim Schisler, scored an impressive 75.667% to win his division and take the Show High Point Open Champion Award! Pictured is Rubin at his new home, EQUEST, being ridden by Rebecca.

 

Photo Credit: Jim Kirk

 
           
 

June 2009

Duvallier & Kim Schisler Qualify for 2009 Brentina Cup

 

Duvallier and Kim Schisler receive an invitation to compete at the 2009 Collecting Gaits Farm/ United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Dressage Festival of Champions for the Brentina Cup division held in Gladstone, NJ. The top twelve horse and rider combinations in the Nation are invited to compete for the Brentina Cup, which is a Grand Prix competition for riders ages 20-28. After four qualifying competitions this year, Kim is delighted that "Duvi" and she have been invited to compete at Gladstone, a venue with so much history for the United States Equestrian riders and team members.

Photo credit: Brad Thatcher

 
           
 

June 2009

Thank you, Brad Thatcher!

 

Still Waters Dressage and Kim Schisler would like to say "THANK YOU" to Brad Thatcher of Applewood Farm in Alpharetta, GA.  Brad has once again created a beautiful advertisement for Kim. The advertisement will be in local equestrian magazines as a way to announce Kim's return to Alpharetta, GA after five months of intensive training with Lars Petersen in Wellington, Florida.

 
           
 

May 2009

Canterbury- Brentina Cup Qualifier

 

 

Kim Schisler and Caroline Roffmann traveled from Wellington, FL to Gainesville, FL with five horses for the Canterbury Dressage Show. Kim and Duvi went to compete in their third Brentina Cup Qualifier, and Caroline was competing in the Young Rider and Young Horse classes. With some great scores, Caroline headed back to South Florida and Kim headed North toward her next qualifier in Georgia. Thank you to Lars Petersen for coming up to coach Kim and Caroline in Gainesville!

Pictured: Duvallier & Kim at the Palm Beach Derby show grounds

Photo credit: Mary Phelps

 
           
 

March 2009

Equestrian Estates- Brentina Cup Qualifier

 

Equestrian Estates (Loxahatchee, Florida)- Duvallier and Kim make it down centerline in their first Brentina Cup Qualifier. The 2009 Brentina Cup is a National Championship for riders ages 20-28 at the Grand Prix level(Olympic level). The top twelve horse/rider combinations in the Nation will be invited to compete at the Festival of Champions in Gladstone, NJ. 

Duvallier and Kim are very blessed to be cantering down centerline.  Duvi had a terrible accident during transport from California to Florida, but with the top care from Palm Beach based vet, Dr. Shana Chase, Duvi is back in action!

Photo Credit: Mary Phelps

 
           
 

February 2009

Still Waters Dressage Welcomes Duvallier

 

Jeff & Shereen Fuqua of Collecting Gaits Farm in Alpharetta, GA have generously come to an agreement with Kim Schisler of Still Waters Dressage in which Duvallier's ownership will be transferred over to Kim. Duvallier (pictured) was sent to Steffan Peters in California to be sold. Kim had the incredible opportunity to go to California and ride "Duvi" with Steffan a few times before coming to an agreement with the Fuqua's.

We at Still Waters are all looking forward to Duvi joining our family, and we will forever be grateful to Jeff and Shereen Fuqua for envisioning this partnership and making this all possible. Stay tuned as Kim and Duvi work toward the goal of qualifying for the 2009 Brentina Cup!

 
           
 

January 2009

Horses leave Hoofprints on our Hearts

 

 

Our deepest condolences to Melissa Taylor on the loss of her 9 year old Danish Gelding, Dacardo. The partnership that Melissa shared with 'D' was an inspiration to all that surrounded them. Everyone that has had such a bond with a horse knows that horses come into our lives and "leave hoofprints on our hearts" and your life is forever changed.

With heartfelt symphathy, SWD

 
           
 

December 2008

Great Start to "The Season"

 

 

Dressage at Holiday & Horses a huge Succes!!

 

Lars Petersen and Succes win the Saturday Night Grand Prix Freestyle and the Grand Prix at the first show of the Winter Equestrian Festival's 2008/2009 season!

 
           
 

November 2008

Kim joins the team at Legacy Farms

 

Kim has officially arrived in Wellington, Florida for the 2009 Winter Equestrian Festival. She will be based at Lars Petersen and Melissa Taylor’s Legacy Farms( www.legacy-farms.com). Kim will be working and training with the Legacy team, and she will be keeping Lisette Milner’s lovely stallions in work. Lisette plans to make frequent trips to Florida to compete her Grand Prix stallion, Lorenzo’s Fire.

 
           
 

November 2008

Claudius stays with Bigtime Eventing

 

 

Kim heads South to Florida for the Winter Equestrian Festival and has made the decision to leave Claudius (pictured), owned by Still Waters Dressage, in work with Lauren Weil of Bigtime Eventing during the winter months. With only 2 stalls in Florida and 3 horses to take, Kim had to decide how to manage. She is thrilled that Claudius will remain in work, and Lauren will have the opportunity to compete him in order to achieve the scores for her USDF Bronze Medal!

 
           
 

October 2008

Conrad Schmacher at Applewood Farm

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
World renown dressage trainer, Conrad Schmacher, visited Applewood Farm in Alpharetta, GA for a two-day clinic. For the third time this year, Kim Schisler was fortunate enough to participate in a Conrad Schmacher clinic! Under Mr. Schmacher's talented eye, Kim had the unique opportunity to ride an extremely talented young stallion, Las Vegas. "Vegas" is a young Danish breeding stallion owned by International Grand Prix rider and trainer, Lisette Milner. As always through Mr. Schumacher's systematic training program, this pair improved leaps and bounds! A special thanks to the title sponsors of this clinic: Applewood Farm and DHF Dressage.
 
 
Photo: Kim Schisler riding Las Vegas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
           
 

October 2008

Lauren Weil Annouces Bigtime Eventing Website

 

Check out Lauren Weil's new website: www.BigtimeEventing.com 

Now accepting horses and students in training! Bigtime Eventing focuses mainly on the adult amateur eventing competitor and the serious junior/young rider, but Bigtime Eventing believes that every rider can benefit from solid classical dressage training. 

 
           
 

September 2008

Thank you, Brad Thatcher!

 

We at Still Waters Dressage, LLC want to say THANK YOU to Brad Thatcher of Applewood Farm for helping create an advertisement for Still Waters. The ad will be placed in the Conrad Schumacher Clinic Program. Mr. Schumacher will be at Applewood teaching on October 8th and 9th. The title sponsors of the clinic are Applewood Farm and DHF Dressage. Still Waters Dressage will be sponsoring lunch for the riders and auditors on the second day of the clinic. We are all looking forward to Conrad Schumacher being at Applewood!

 
           
 

August 2008

Welcome Las Vegas and Lorenzo's Fire

 

A new addition at Applewood Farm in Alpharetta, GA is International Grand Prix rider Lisette Milner and her stallions, Las Vegas (pictured) and Lorenzo's Fire. Lorenzo's Fire and Lisette have been quite successful in the International Grand Prix arena. A fabulous combination that will in turn be a huge asset to the Applewood family. Las Vegas is an up-and-coming 6 year old Danish breeding stallion. Although he is still green, he shows promise to be a future International competitor. Kim Schisler is riding both stallions while Lisette is getting moved into her new home. Kim is looking forward to the opportunity to compete Las Vegas next year. Welcome Lisette and her talented boys!

 
           
 

August 2008

Courtney's Olympic Debut

 

Courtney King Dye and Harmony's Mythilus represented the USA with grace and dignity in their Olympic Debut in Hong Kong. They finished top 25 in the Grand Prix, which allowed them to advance to the Grand Prix Special. Another brillant performance in the Grand Prix Special gave Courtney and Myth a top 15 finish so they advanced to the Grand Prix Kur Finals. Courtney and "Myth" present an overall incredible picture of harmony between horse and rider. America is lucky to have such a talented horse and rider combination. Congratulations Courtney!

 
           
 

June 2008

Courtney King Dye secures a spot on the USA Olympic Team

 

 

The USEF Selection Trails held in San Juan Capistrano, California proved that Courtney King Dye riding Harmony's Mythilus is one of America's top combinations. A top three placing secured Courtney and "Myth" a spot on the 2008 USA Olympic Dressage team. Courtney will join Olympic veterans Steffan Peters and Debbie McDonald for the team. Courtney is also an alternate for the team with Idocus. Great Job Courtney and Good Luck in Hong Kong!

 
           
 

May 2008

FEI High-Point Award

 

 

 

Congratulations to Suzanne Dansby Phelps and Cooper for winning the Open Grand Prix at Poplar Place Spring Dressage Show. Their impressive performance not only won the Grand Prix, but it also gave them the high-score award for the FEI divisions. Welcome back "Super Cooper"!

 
           
 

April 2008

Conrad Schumacher Clinic in Tryon, NC

 

 

Kim Schisler and Suzanne Dansby Phelps hauled Claudius, Cooper, and Rower B to Tryon, North Carolina to ride in the Conrad Schumacher Clinic. Both Kim and Suzanne were thrilled with their rides and feel that training with Conrad is so beneficial to their overall riding. Thank you to Jennifer Baumert of Cloverlea Dressage for organizing the clinic and for the invitation to be a part of it!

 
           
 

April 2008

Suzanne Dansby Phelps

 

After a wonderful 2008 Florida season, Kim Schisler has returned to Georgia. She will be based at Applewood Farm ( www.Applewood-Farm.com) in Alpharetta. Kim will be taking horses and students in for training.  She will add a new element to her education in working with Suzanne Dansby Phelps ( www.dhfdressage.com). Suzanne has trained in dressage for over 20 years with some top Olympians including Jane Savoie, Robert Dover and Sue Blinks.   Currently Suzanne trains with world renowned master,  Conrad Schumacher. As a well  accomplished international Grand Prix competitor, Suzanne has been long or short listed for the USET dressage team for the past seven years. In 2006, she was a US team alternate in Germany for the World Equestrian Games. In 2007 Suzanne finished in the top 6 at the USEF National Championships at Gladstone for the 3rd consecutive year. Suzanne is ranked among the top 10 US riders in the FEI World Rankings for the Dressage. Kim is looking forward to the opportunity to work with Suzanne!

Photo:  Suzanne Dansby Phelps competing Cooper

 
           
 

April 2008

Sabia Dos Pinhais SOLD!

 
 

Congratulations to Marla Haddon and Bob Washington on the purchase of Kathy Norton's Lusitano gelding, Sabia Dos Pinhais. Sabia joined Still Waters Dressage in Florida at the end of January. In two short months, there was a list of people lined up to buy Sabia! Kim Schisler competed Sabia with much success. It was a pleasure to have had Sabia join Still Waters Dressage for a short time. Best of luck to Marla and Sabia!

Photo: Kim Schisler riding Sabia Dos Pinhais at the Palm Beach Dressage Derby

 
           
 

April 2008

Woodbine Pony Club

 
 
 

 

Kim Schisler spent a beautiful Sunday afternoon teaching members of Woodbine Pony Club. A few of the members were preparing for the USPC Dressage Rally, which is held at the end of April. Each rider was sent home with a couple of tips that they can work on to improve the communication between horse and rider. Kim is a graduate A from Woodbine PC. She enjoys giving back to the club that she grew up in!

Pictured: Kim teaching some of the members of Woodbine Pony Club

 
           
 

April 2008

Equestrian Estates at White Fences

 

Claudius and Kim Schisler finish the Florida season with two solid Prix St. George tests at Equestrian Estates (White Fences). After missing out on two weeks of training in March due to Claudius being ill, Kim was unsure whether she would get to compete at Equestrian Estates. It was a last minute decision to compete, and Claudius rose to the challenge. With scores over 62% and a sixth place finish, Kim is pleased with Claudius' preformance in only his second competition at Prix St. George. Since changing Claudius' grain to Purina Ultium, Kim has noticed a tremendous improvement in Claudius' energy and attitude. A special thanks to Carlos Muniz of Purina Mills for his help with Claudius' nutritional needs!

 
           
 

April 2008

Thank you from all of us at Still Waters Dressage, LLC!

 

As the Florida season draws near to the end, we at Still Waters Dressage LLC would like to send a special thank you to all the people that made this winter season a success! Without the expertise of other professionals and support from friends and family, it would not be possible to spend three months training and competing in Florida.  A special thanks to:

Jules Anderson of Teamwork Dressage

Libby Anderson of Jilba Dressage

Courtney King Dye

Sharon Taylor of Equine Manual Therapy

Dr. Kent Allen & Dr. Kurt Selberg of Virginia Equine Imaging

Dr. Ken Larson of Performance Horse Veterinary Services

Palm Beach Equine

Scott Brouse, Farrier

Gerald Hoefer, Farrier

Carlos Muniz, Purina Nutrition Specialist

Mike and Teresa Schisler

Linda Kovalick & Dominique Miller

Brad Thatcher of Applewood Farm

Robin Walenius

Kathy Norton of Panther Brook Farm

 

 
           
 

April 2008

We will miss Jules Anderson!

 

Jules Anderson is gifted with the ability to take difficult or what some people might consider "average" horses and show them what they are capable of achieving. She has taken many horses that most people would have given up on and made them into Grand Prix competitors. Jules has a gift not only with horses, but also with people. She has a unique ability to instill confidence in her students riding. Kim Schisler feels blessed to have had the opportunity to work with Jules. Kim knows that without Jules help she would not be where she is today. When Kim first came to Jules at the end of August 2007, Jules guided and supported her in some difficult decisions that she had to make regarding a horse that she owned, which she was unable to ship home from Germany. Jules helped Kim get the most out of a new partnership with Claudius, and she helped Kim and Sarastro move up to Prix St. George and Intermediare 1. Kim feels that the expression "she'd give you the shirt off her back" describes Jules best! Jules is a selfless individual that is constantly striving to help other people. We will all miss Jules, but we wish her the best of luck as she moves to Virginia where she will join her mother's Jilba Dressage with her own Teamwork Dressage.

Photo: Jules Anderson keeping a watchful eye on Kim during a competition in the fall of 2007.

 
           
 

March 2008

Courtney King representing the US in the FEI World Cup

 

Congratulations to Courtney King and Idocus on being chosen to represent the United States for the second year in a row at the FEI World Cup! Unfortunately, Kim and Jules will be losing their coach a couple weeks earlier than expected as Courtney will be leaving for the competition in Holland, but no one could be happier for Courtney. Wishing her the best of luck!

Courtney King of New Milford, CT, with Idocus, an 18-year-old KWPN stallion owned by Christine McCarthy, entered the PhelpsSports.com Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI-W ranked #1 in the FEI World Cup Standings for the North American League. After scoring 72.55% in the Grand Prix Freestyle, King and Idocus finished the competition maintaining their #1 rank in the league and will be one of two combinations to represent the United States at the FEI World Cup Final.

 
           
 

March 2008

Palm Beach Dressage Derby

 

 

Claudius proved that he was ready for his Prix St. George debut at the Palm Beach Dressage Derby. He scored over 62% for a sixth place finish behind the likes of Olympian Lisa Wilcox and Courtney King! Kim Schisler will continue to compete Claudius in the Prix St. George while aiming for Intermediare 1 and Intermediare 1 Freestyle later this Spring to round out the small tour. Kathy Norton's Lusitano, Sabia Dos Pinhais, scored over 65% at third level. Sabia brought home a 2nd place and 6th place from the competitive third level divisions!

 

Photo:  Kim Schisler riding Claudius

 
           
 

March 2008

Zada Cup CDI

 

Jules Anderson competed in the CDI -ZADA show at Wellington where she showed Brendan Braveheart in the small tour and Nairobi in the GP tour. Jules also rode Danielle Perry’s KWPN gelding, Eventon H, in two Grand Prix events.The show came to a sudden halt with a tropical downpour, which flooded the stables and the arenas. The GP and Intermediare 1 Freestyles were cancelled for Saturday night and hastily run early Sunday morning in very wet conditions. Brendon Braveheart posted good results in the Intermediare 1 and Intermediare 1 Freestyle. He placed fourth in a large field with a 65%.  Narobi placed 8th in the Grand Prix Freestyle with a 62%! Everton H placed first in an open class of Grand Prix with a 66%. Congratulations to Jules on a great weekend!

Photo: Jules Anderson riding Brendan Braveheart

 
           
 

February 2008

Conrad Schumacher Clinic

 

A highlight of the 2008 Florida season for Kim was riding in a Conrad Schumacher clinic organized by Jennifer Baumert.  Mr. Schumacher trained young riders for USET from 1991-95, and, since 1997, he has trained European Championship, World Championship, and Olympic riders including Ellen Bontje and Sven and Gonnelien Rothenberger. At the 1996 Olympics, he coached Sven and Gonnelien to their silver medal team finish for the Netherlands, and Sven to his individual bronze medal. From 1979 to 1989 he trained the European Young Rider Championship first-place team and individual medal winners. He was the official trainer of the British team at the 1998 World Equestrian Games. In all, Schumacher's students have won over 40 international medals! He was the USDF Advanced Young Rider/ Junior Rider clinician for over 10 years and has multiple times led the USDF Trainers Conference.

 
           
 

February 2008

Bigtime Graffiti and Lauren Weil Continue Their Winning Streak!

 
 

Lauren Weil and Bigtime Graffiti win their first Recognized event at Beginner Novice at Poplar Place farm in January. They had to compete in a mild blizzard, but still finished on their dressage score of 29.00. They kept their title in Febuary at Pine Top farm where they finished dressage in first place with a 31.00. Unfortunately, they had a rail down in stadium, but so did most of their competitors, which allowed them to bring home the win after a perfect cross country round! Lauren and Graffiti have already qualified for the AEC's in Chicago and the area championships! Look for this talented pair competing at Tryon in March. We all look forward to watching this pair continue in their winning ways as they move up the levels. Currently, their sights are set for competing in their first Novice horse trials at Chattahochee Hills in April. Good Luck Lauren and Graffiti!

Photo: Lauren Weil and Bigtime Graffiti

 

UPDATE!!! Lauren is currently ranked #1 in the USEA rankings for Beginner Novice Rider, and Graffitti is currently ranked #1 in the USEA rankings for Beginner Novice Horse. What an accomplishment for this pair!!!

 
           
 

February 2008

Multiple WINS at the Wellington Spring Classic

 

Claudius and Kim Schisler bring home the blue in the 4th level test 2 with a high score of 69.5% (1st place). They are looking forward to their Prix St. George debut at the end of the month during the Palm Beach Derby. Vivaldi V and Jules Anderson continue their winning ways scoring over 70% at 3rd level, and Brendan Braveheart with Jules aboard put in an impressive test at Intermediare 1 with a score of 69% for a third place finish. We were all lucky to have Brad Thatcher of Applewood Farms in town for the Classic. Enjoy his wonderful photographs at www.applewood-farm.com. A special thanks to Sharon Taylor for her help over the weekend!

Photo: Kim Schisler riding Claudius

 
           
 

January 2008

Sabia Dos Pinhais

 

Sabia Dos Pinhais, owned by Kathy Norton of Panther Brook Farm, has arrived in Florida to join Still Waters Dressage for the winter season. This magnificant 9 year old Lusitano gelding is offered for sale. Please check our sales page for more information on Sabia or contact Kim Schisler to schedule a time to see him!

Photo: Sabia & Kathy Norton

 
           
 

January 2008

Vivalidi WINS FEI 6 yr. old, Claudius WINS 4th level test 3, Idocus WINS FEI Grand Prix Freestyle

 

The Gold Coast Opener held at the Jim Brandon center in West Palm Beach proved to be a successful competition for everyone! Jules Anderson riding Vivalidi V won the FEI 6 year old class with a 7.78! Kim Schisler riding Claudius won the Fourth level test 3 against a competitive field! Courtney King won the CDI Grand Prix Freestyle on her World Cup partner, Idocus! Congratulations to all horses and riders!!!

Photo: Jules Anderson & Vivalidi V

 
           
 

December 2007

Kim heads to Florida for the Winter months!

 

Still Waters Dressage, LLC is excited to annouce that Kim will be heading to Palm Beach, Florida to train and compete this winter in the Winter Equestrian Festival, which is based at the Palm Beach Polo and Equestrian Center. Kim will continue her training with Austrialian FEI competitior Jules Anderson, and she will also be in full training with International FEI trainer and 2007 World Cup competitor, Courtney King!

We all wish Kim the best of luck this season, and we look forward to regular updates from Florida on her training and competing over the next few months.

Photo: Courtney King and Idocus

 
           
 

December 2007

Malachi SOLD!

 

Malachi, bred and raised by Still Waters Dressage, has sold! Congratulations to Kelly Sisaro on the purchase of Malachi. We all know that it is only a matter of time before Kelly and 'Chi' are winning in the hunter ring! We look forward to hearing regular updates on his progress and results as a hunter.


           
 

November 2007

Sarastro SOLD!

 

Congratulations to Debra Brookhauser on the purchase of Sarastro. We at Still Waters Dressage would like to wish Debra and Sarastro the best of luck!!!

Photo: Kim Schisler and Sarastro

Update:  Sarastro's new owner, Debra Brookhauser, has changed his name to Sebastian. At Dressage Concours in Venice, FL in February 2008, Deborah and Sebastian made their Fourth Level Debut with scores of 62% and 64%! Great job Deborah!  Their coach, Amber Clark, also competed Sebastian in Fourth Level Test 3 for a score of 64.634%.

 
           
 

November 2007

Lauren Weil & Bigtime Graffiti are UNBEATABLE!

 

Still Waters Dressage client, Lauren Weil and Bigtime Graffiti, are unbeatable at introductory level and training level. This fall they have won every dressage test that they have entered with scores from 70% to 73.5%. In addition to these wins, they have won the overall competition 'high point award' at four of these competitions. Lauren and Graffiti make an incredible team, and everyone at Still Waters Dressage is happy to be a part of their success. Congratulations to Lauren and Graffiti!

 
           
 

November 2007

Galoubet and Icy head South!

 

Galoubet and Icy, owned by Cindy Morcott, head to Wellington, Florida for the season. It has been a pleasure to have the Morcott horses in training at Still Waters Dressage over the summer months while Cindy was away in Europe. Good luck to both Galoubet and Icy in Florida this winter!

Photo: Kim Schisler riding Galoubet

 
           
 

October 2007

Advanced Dressage Trainers' Symposium

 

Kim rides N.Clever and Sarastro as a demonstration rider with George Williams in the Advanced Dressage Trainers' Symposium in Watkinsville, Georgia. George is a well-respected International FEI competitor. When not on horseback, Williams is active as the Vice-President of USDF, Co-Vice Chair of the USA Equestrian Dressage Committee, a member of the USA Equestrian Board of Directors and is the Vice Chair of the USET Dressage Committee.

Photo: Kim Schisler riding N. Clever with George Williams

 
           
 

October 2007

Lauren Weil & Bigtime Graffiti place 2nd at their first Beginner Novice!

 

Still Waters Dressage client, Lauren Weil & Bigtime Graffiti, place a remarkable 2nd place against tough competition in their first Beginner Novice. With a solid score of 29 and a clear jump round, Lauren and Graffiti are a team to keep an eye on in the future!

Photo: Lauren Weil and Bigtime Graffiti

 
           
 

October 2007

Regional Championships and Open Show, Ocala FL

 

N. Clever scores a 71.8% (1st place) at 3rd level from judge and Olympic rider Carol Lavel! Sarastro scores a 63.75 % (4th place) at Prix St. George. Unfortunately, N.Clever and Kim had to warm-up and compete in the downpour for their Championship test!

Photo: Kim Schisler and N. Clever

 
           
 

September 2007

Sarastro Takes 3rd at Intermediare 1 Debut!

 

 

Sarastro, owned by Marla Haddon, scores 63.5 % (2nd place) at Prix St. George and 61% (3rd place) in his debut at Intermediare 1. Quite a feat against a competitive field!

Photo: Kim Schisler and Sarastro

 
           
 

September 2007

Great Move!

 

Kim Schisler has relocated to Alpharetta, GA and is looking forward to even more opportunties for riding, training, and teaching! Kim will be assisting Austrialian International FEI competitior Jules Anderson. To learn more on Jules check out:

www.teamworkdressage.com

Photo: Jules Anderson riding Goodwood in the Grand Prix Kur at Dressage at Devon

 
           
 

September 2007

Kim Schisler and N. Clever Qualify for Regional Championships!

 

N. Clever scores over 64% (1st place) in his first 4th level test with Kim at the Good Horseman Dressage Show in Conyers. He also received another qualifying score at 3rd level so he is now qualified to compete at the Regional Championships in Ocala in October.

Photo: Kim Schisler and N. Clever

 
           
 

August 2007

N. Clever Announces His Arrival

 

N. Clever, the newest addition to Still Waters Dressage LLC, scores a 69.5% (1st place) from "O" Olympic level judge, Linda Zang, at the Poplar Place Dressage Show.

Photo: Kim Schisler and N. Clever

 
           
 

June 2007

Welcome to Still Waters Dressage

 
Still Waters Dressage, LLC is officially up and running!
 
           
 


 
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