Now that fall is upon us, I've been thinking how
fast time flies and I'm hoping everyone has enjoyed a beautiful
summer with your wonderful horses!
I spent six
weeks commuting from Connecticut to Cambridge, Massachusetts to
visit my husband while he was there. Allan was one of
twenty-five American history teachers in the U.S. to receive a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to study at Harvard
University. It's been a remarkable experience for him to have
worked with Harvard professors, famous authors, and outstanding
authorities in his specialized field. After coming home, he
spent the month of August relaxing and riding Romántico H.H.F. All in all, a great summer for him!
Newton of Dos Desperados Ranch in Sedona, Arizona sent us
darling photos of her new filly, at one day old, and at three
weeks. Born on Easter Sunday, she is named, Bravio's Angelita, a
lovely little angel by the Sommer Ranch stallion, Bravio, out of
Emmy Lou. Congratulations Bobbie!
Joanne Fiola of
Tivorton, Rhode Island has called almost weekly with reports of
her Spanish-Norman's progression on the show jumper circuit. She
sent two photos of the gelding from his start at an early April
show warm-up, and we're looking forward to more and a great show
report at the end of their season. Joanne and trainer John Blair
are thrilled with Guerrero's success. Guerrero was sired by
Hamid Hill Farm's Andalusian stallion, the late Embajador IX.
For a show name, they use 'Sir Norman of Tivorton' and then tell
everyone all about the Spanish-Norman breed. Surely, Guerrero
will be in contention for the 2001 Spanish-Norman Horse
Registry, Inc. high point trophy! Remember, if you need an
application for the annual award, contact me.
a reminder... please send in your 2001 foal registrations,
transfers and breeding reports. If you need more forms, please
let me know. Also, I always need photos of Spanish-Normans of
all ages for our own official website, as well as other
publications. We often get requests for photos for magazine
articles. We especially need conformation shots of mature stock
and performance photos from a variety of disciplines. Please
send us photos from dressage shows and driving competitions if
you have them.
Attention Foundation Sire
We will gladly provide a link from our website to yours. All
you have to do is let us know!
'Sir Norman of Tivorton'
Spanish-Norman gelding owned by Joanne Fiola of
Tivorton, Rhode Island, competing on the Open Show Jumper
Trained and shown by the very
Angelita is sired by the Sommer Ranch stallion, Bravio,
out of Emmy Lou. Owned by Bobbie Newton of Dos Desperados Ranch
in Sedona, Arizona. Shown here as a newborn (left) and at three
weeks of age (right).