Congratulations to Riva England For taking 1st place in
the Open Division at the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse
Training Challenge this year with her rescue horse
Canela, receiving perfect scores across the board!
are all so very proud of her accomplishments with
Canela, they were both absolutely awesome and Canela
(aka Cinnamon) was adopted into her Forever Home! That
in itself makes all those hours of hard work worth every
are Happy to announce that Aaron and Reynbow Won 1st
place in the 4yr old Derby in Sulphur Springs TX, AND
the good news doesn't stop there!!! Riva and Savvy ALSO
Won 1st place at Sulphur Springs in the 5&6 year old
Classic! WAY TO GO TEAM ENGLAND!!!
Congratulations to Riva and Savvy again as they took 3rd
Place in NCHA Show Denton Tx!!!
We were also very pleased with the performances of
Reynbow, Paisley Rey, and Savvy at the 2015 Summer
Spectacular in Fort Worth Texas!
Timan Maupin and Paisley Rey from One Oak Ranch
entered the amateur division at the Summer Spectacular!
Everyone had a Great Time!!
Riva and Savvy
took 3rd out of 22 people at "Cuttin Loose Productions
LLC @ Diamond T Arena in Denton Texas!
WAY TO GO
Colt starting challenge USA, Oct 3rd & 4th, 2014
We are very proud to
announce that Michael Battenfield won the colt starting
challenge in Warner, Oklahoma. At the challenge,
contestants use natural horsemanship methods to gentle
and ride the horse. The horses in the event have never
been bridled, saddled or ridden.
The first day the
contestants have 2 one hour sessions to work with their
horse in a roundpen, with a half hour break in between.
All the contestants work with their horses at the same
time and explain to the audience what they are doing.
On the second day the contestants have 2 sessions again
to work with their horse, only this time both sessions
are 45 minutes instead of one hour, again with a half
hour break in between. In the second session contestants
can leave their roundpen to ride in the arena to prepare
for the obstacle course.
Next all the
roundpens are removed from the arena and each contestant
has 15 minutes to ride their horse through an obstacle
course in the arena.
Michael will be
competing in the colt start challenge again in
Huntsville, TX, October 24th & 25th
Mustang make- over 2014
Battenfield,(who is a Certified Colt Starter and
Difficult Horse Trainer, of the EVH Apprentice Program)
proved his hard work of the past months. He and his
mustang Jonny Boy made it to the finals and took 4th
place. Congratulations Michael, well done!
EVH level one achievements
Iris in receiving the EVH level one horsemanship
Iris is an intern
from the Netherlands and has been with EVH, since August
2014. This internship is part of her bachelor degree in
Iris is experiencing
the cutting with one of the horses of One Oak Ranch,
Rocket. She is also starting Riva England's Nokota
horse, Little Chief.
Iris will go back to
the Netherlands by the end of October to continue her
degree. She plans to return summer 2015.
The 2013 Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
October 19, 2013, at the Travis County Expo Center
the England family supported the Bluebonnet Equine
Humane Society with their 6th annual fundraiser, the
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge.
demonstrated the level of finesse that can be reached
with communication in natural horsemanship, most notably
with a smooth sliding stop from a gallop, bridleless,
and fun cow work with his son Troy playing the role of
‘cow’. This was Troy’s first public appearance with
Hershey, his mustang, and they told the story of their
journey to the Mustang Million last month. Riva had
great success in the Training Challenge last year with
Seraphina, a rescue Thoroughbred. This year she returned
to the Expo with both Seraphina and Shine Like A
Diamond, the mustang she adopted for the Mustang Million
competition last month.
Together the England family demonstrated the truly
Versatile application of natural horsemanship in
improving communication with horses for any sport.
Thank you Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society for the
opportunity to be a part of a such a great event!
Mustang Million 2013
A big Thank You! to all
of our sponsors and supporters. We could not have done
this without y’all!
God, Our families, Chandra
Dealessandro, Renegade Horse Boots, Vernon Purdy
Saddles, Brand Chiropractic, David Farkas and Buckles,
Bits, and Spurs, One Oak Ranch, Evette Donnel, Krystin
Dennis, Tracy and Michael Mahan, Briana Bachus, and