Mitchell Hall, 24, has been
riding under the guidance of his coaches Karin Davis and Michele Mueller
until mid 2013.
With his coaches' help he has
taken his mare - Prospect's Ebony - from a green horse in 2006 to a winning
event horse capturing two events in 2007 and participating and completing in
the Ontario Horse Trials 2007 Championships.
In 2008 Ebony and Mitchell
placed 3rd at Checkmate with the top junior dressage score, 1st at
Grandview, placing at other events and again participated in the
At the end of the 2008 Mitchell started the
training of his next up and coming mount, a 6 year old 17.1hh Belgian/TB Mare
- Asper of Prospect.
Asper has already been introduced to eventing and at
the last event of the 2008 season - Grandview, placed 6th in Entry out of 14
entrants. Her dressage marks were very impressive and bode well for the
2009 saw Mitchell and Asper really begin to form a wonderful partnership with top dressage scores, 6th placing at Canterdown,
3rd at Lanes End.
In addition to Mitchell's eventing and dressage,
he has also participated in Canadian Pony Club activities including as a
member of the 2007 National Prince Philip Games "Masters" Championship
team. As well Mitchell qualified for Canadian Pony Club National
Jumper finals in 2008.
Mitchell and Asper had a
Great 2010. In August of 2010, just after Asper and Mitchell qualified
for the Pretraining Championships by receiving a 3rd at Grandview's August
Event, the decision was made to sell Asper and find a younger mount for
Mitchell. Asper sold the day she was put on the market and is now
training at Ute Busse's Farm as a Dressage horse.
Mitchell is currently
attending Trent University majoring in Environmental Science and assisting
with the training and Showing of our Draft Cross Prospect Sales horse.
Mitchell has just welcomed
his new mount Prospect's Free Spirit - a 2008 Hanoverian/TB Mare bred by Quebec 3 Day Eventer Peter Barry. "ALLIE" is by the Hanoverian Stallion Freedom Z
out of Liberty Spirit (Catherton Liberator X Mille (Primitive Rising)).
This chestnut mare was bred to be a 4* eventer and we are really excited to
see what the future holds for this team.
2012 - Mitchell and Allie
have spent the winter getting to know each other with lots of hacking and
some dressage lessons with Karin Davis.
In May 2012 Mitchell and
Allie attended their first show - a Bronze Dressage show at Bluestar. While
she was a little spooky, she handled her first outing in a busy environment
very well. By the end of the day they relaxed and settled.
Training with the help of Ian
Roberts, Judy Hodgkinson and John Hobson for jumping while their regular
Coach Michele Mueller participated in the Olympics and continuing with their
dressage coach Karin Davis through the spring and summer of 2012 along with
a few entry events proved to lay a great foundation for this pair.
With their first event at
Grandview and their second at Dreamcrest, where they got their first placing
Allie and Mitchell also participated in the Canadian Young Event Horse
Competition placing first in the 4 yr old division with some impressive
comments from the judge on her ability.
The balance of 2012 was a training and learning year for Allie and Mitchell
with Michele Mueller. Training over the winter with Karin Davis for Dressage
and Michele Mueller for jumping have the team ready for 2013.
Allie and Mitchell completed
their first combined and Horse trial at Pretraining in May 2013.
June 2013 - Mitchell
graduated from Trent University with a Bachelor of Science Honours in
2014 - Mitchell and Allie
completed a number of events at Pre-training throughout 2013 and 2014 as
well as working on their dressage over the winter months. They started
training with Melanie Thomson for Dressage and Ian Roberts for eventing.
In May 2015 it was decided that a foal
would be great from Allie and while she enjoys a relaxed motherhood,
Mitchell has taken over the reins of Prospect bred Belmont - our homebred
2011 gelding - training him for eventing. For more information
their progress go to
2016 saw the birth of Allie's
foal - a filly and future eventing star -
Mitchell and Belmont also completed 2 events at Entry successfully in their
continued training. Allie is coming back to work at the end of 2016.