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Bear Spot Farm hosts the Children of the Americas Dressage Invitational. Read about CADI 2011 and winner Ambriel Weatherly in an article from the Chronicle of the Horse. Read more at the CADI website...

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Dressage means many things to many people Dressage Means Many Things...

At Bear Spot Farm, it means...

  • Classical training techniques to complement and work in harmony with the natural movement of the horse.
  • Development of balance, grace, and knowledge in horse and rider, and thereby the ability to perform advanced-level movement.
  • Compassion for the horse, and concern for its care and well-being.

Bear Spot Farm is dedicated to artistry and excellence in dressage.

Achievements of Our Riders and Their Horses

Jane Karol and Farrelly:

Jane and FarrellyThis exciting new pair finished 12th in the nation for Horse of the Year at Fourth Level, and they were the top Holsteiner horse and rider team in the country at Fourth Level and PSG. Farrelly debuted at PSG with a 74% and had some wonderful tests through the season. In 2013, Jane plans to do the small tour at the CDIs, and she is currently developing a fun freestyle for Farrelly.

Jane Karol and Sunshine Tour:

Jane and SunshineMaking her debut at First Level as a 5 year-old, Sunshine finished fourth at the Regional Championships with a 70%, and in her first season of showing achieved scores from 68-75% (First Level).

Kim Litwinczak and Patinels:

Kim and PatinelsAfter a successful season in the small tour, Kim and Nels (owned by Marge Berube) made their debut at Grand Prix with a 65%!

Kim Litwinczak and Fortismisso:

Kim and FortismissoEarning a 78% as the third-placed colt in the USDF Breeder's Championship, this pair have a bright future together.

Hope Cooper and Nibbit:

Hope and NibbetThis pair had a successful season competing in the Junior classes with consistent scores in the 60s and an exciting freestyle. Congratulations to Hope on her new partnership with Don Diamond!

Hannah Bressler Jaques and Boeklo:

Hannah and BoekloReturning this year to competition after time off, Hannah and Boo earned scores in the mid 60s at both Third and Fourth Level.

Jane Karol and Moonshine:

Jane and MoonshineJane and Moonshine were the Fourth Level Reserve Champions at GMHA Dressage Days for 2012!

Jane Karol and Don Niro:

Jane and Don NiroDon Niro (Ben), owned by Kathleen Fuller made his debut at Prix St. Georges with trainer Jane Karol.

Dawn Frazer and Bentley:

Dawn and BentleyAfter much hard work, Dawn and Bentley earned scores in the 60s at Prix St. Georges and got her silver medal!

Caroline Kielar and Bailey:

Caroline and BaileyThis new team made their competition debut in 2012, earning scores at First and Second Levels towards a Bronze Medal.

Anna Kolchinsky and Jurist:

Anna Kolchinsky and JuristThis pair had a great time competing at GMHA and received a 65% their first time out at Third Level.

Barbara Fullerton and Walina:

Barbara and WalinaThis talented mare from Germany competed at Fourth Level with new owner and rider Barbara and they had a great first season together.

Kathleen Fuller and Ben:

Kathleen and BenCompeting at Fourth Level in 2012, this pair always shines in the arena. Congratulations to Kathleen on purchasing her new mare Ava Gardner!

Judy Wright and Rambo:

Judy and RamboAfter a successful debut at Fourth Level this year, Judy has sold Beau to junior rider Elena Schiefele and has purchased a handsome gelding from Germany, Lord Potter! Congratulations to you both!

Elena Schiefele and Beau:

Amanda and BuddyElena and Beau became a new team in 2012 and have worked together to earn scores at Second Level towards Elena's Bronze Medal. They hope to compete at Third Level and in the Junior classes in 2013 here and at their new home in Wellington, FL.

Sally McAlister and Malipacao:

Sally and MaliSally and Mali are a new partnership making their Third Level debut in 2012 showing remarkable improvements at each show, scoring in the mid-sixties and enjoying the entire show experience.

Amanda McNeil and Sensacional do Retiro (Buddy):

Amanda and Buddy Buddy is a rescue horse who came to us mostly bucking at every stride of the canter. His old owners were going to euthanize him because they said he was too dangerous to ride. With the help of Gary Smith we found that Buddy was a kind horse capable of creating a close partnership with his rider. In the beginning, we never thought Buddy would make it down centerline. However, through Amanda's patience and belief in Buddy they have become a lovely team. Amanda and Buddy successfully competed at every show this season at First, Third and Fourth Levels.

At Bear Spot Farm, we work as a team!

Always a team effort!