Here are a couple of pictures from the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire in Gainesville FL. We've performed there for the past 3 years and it is a blast. Look at Dusty smiling in the picture of the boys on the pedestals - he loves performing! We'll try to post more pics soon.
Monday, January 29, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Here are some pictures I found of us performing a specialty act at the 2006 Adequan Open Reining Championships in Kentucky last year. We also sang "My Old Kentucky Home" and our national anthem prior to the event, which was for competitors trying for a spot on the USEF Reining Team representing us at the World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany. Our specialty act was a "Surfin' Cowboy" theme...
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
I was going through some promotional materials and found this poster from the Can-Am Equine Emporium. I'm in the back-left standing in the saddle on Dusty while he's in a sitting position. In front of me is Tracy Porter with Caz. On the right are Stacy and Jesse Westfall with their wonderful reining horse and in the middle is Laura Amandis and her horse Acierto. It's very rare to have the opportunity to photograph so many equine performers/clinicians in one session, so this poster is definitely a keeper...Stay tuned to www.dennychapman.com for our upcoming events!
Monday, January 15, 2007
Here are a few pictures from our Wild West performance at the Austin Horse Park's Horse and Carriage Festival last weekend. There were 6,000 people in the audience. We performed a specialty act with Buckaroo Tandem Ride N Drive, Trick Roping, Roman Riding, Trick Horse, Trick Shooting and Fire Stunts.
The Canadian Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team have a couple of their team members (Stephanie and Joy) here training with us. They are, without doubt, Canada's best drill team and probably one of the best in North America. They are a class act. Check out their website at www.canadiancowgirls.com - and see them in person if you get a chance. You won't regret it!
Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Here's a pic of Charlie Brown doing a hind leg walk. This is a very difficult maneuver for a horse and requires a lot of muscle. We train for this consistantly until the horse develops the proper muscle and technique. It's impressive to watch a well trained liberty horse perform this stunt, and there aren't many of them out there.
We're looking forward to our upcoming performance at the Austin Horse Park this weekend. The event benefits therepeutic riding - such a good cause. We'll perform a wild west specialty act with the boys, including roman riding, trick shooting, trick horses, trick roping, fire jumping and lots of fun!
Monday, January 8, 2007
We had a great time at the Florida Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association event last weekend in New Smyrna Beach, FL. Three days of exciting competition at the Silver Sands Bridle Club arena. We performed with our trick horses and competed as a new shooter, finishing 12th overall out of 60-something competitors. We also tried the rifle match, which requires you to ride your horse off your legs while shooting targets with a lever-action rifle. We finished 3rd place in that competition and plan to do more of that! Go to www.cowboymountedshooting.com for more information on this great sport. And stay tuned to www.dennychapman.com for upcoming events and updated performance information! Happy Trails!