Allie arrived at Prospect Equine Farms in July 2011.
A chance visit to Sue Ockendon's Farm and a side trip to the farm of Olympic
Eventer Peter Barry's farm to view a young mare that Sue thought we would
like brought her to our attention. It was love at first site for
Mitchell and even though the young 3 yr old Mare bucked enough for Mitchell
to jump off twice, she was loaded into the trailer and brought home.
Have only been ridden a few times as a young
3 yr old, Allie learned very quickly and by the beginning of 2012 as a young
4 yr old she and Mitchell had already become a team.
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 she relaxed and settled into her job.
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 at 5th.
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.
December, 2012 - Allie and Mitchell attend a
Jessica Phoenix Clinic
A bounce provided a bit of excitement and a greenie
Plans for Allie and Mitchell in 2013 are to begin
the season at a few combines at the pre-training level. The Winter saw
a lot of dressage work and some jumping.
A new custom Stubben Saddle for Mitchell and Allie
had its first trial with a hack in the cross country field.
Prospect's Free Spirit at Glen Oro Combined May 5, 2013 - Pre-training -
Dressage - 41 Penalties - with 7-7's and clear stadium to finish on 41 - very
respectable for the first time at Pre-training
and a great Cross Country schooling.
Glen Oro - May 26, 2013
Prospect's Free Spirit and Mitchell
completed their first Pre-training event. It was a real learning
experience for them but they completed the event with lots of lessons learned.
Prospect's Free Spirit completed her
2nd pre-training event yesterday - August 3, 2013 at Grandview - placing 7th out
of 18 - she received a 9 for gaits on her dressage test. Her rider received a 7
for rider position. A tiny bobble on stadium added 4 faults and a beautifully
run cross county by this five year old ended a fantastic day for her and Mitch
July 26, 2014 - Grandview was the first
event for Allie and Mitchell this year. Allie was a little unfocused
in dressage but one rail in Stadium and 2 runouts in cross country at least saw
a completed event. A work in progress for this 6 yr old mare.
August 24 2014 - Lanes End Horse
Interesting day for Allie and Mitch at
Lanes End. Best dressage so far and a good stadium - a bit fast. XC was a bit
fast - I think we may have to work on that. She was a bit strong.
August 31, 2014 - Dreamcrest
Mitchell and Prospect's Free Spirit at
Dreamcrest. Allie was a distracted young 6 yr old throughout dressage
- something maturity and exposure are sure to work out in the future. Some
beautiful moments and definite improvement from the last test. Stadium as
handled well with only one rail and they handled the challenging cross country
course very well with only a round out at the ditch - even still making perfect
time. Seems ditches are something that they need to work on but form is a
beautiful thing to watch when it comes to this mare. The pair finished
17th out of 26 in a tough field.
September 11, 2014 No effort and a beautiful jump is what
this 6 year old is bred for and it shows - through the Jump Chute - Video
October 21, 2014 -Today Allie
did a jump bounce.
May 2015 - Allie is being bred to the Hannoverian Stallion
Donnegan for an April 2016 foal. While Allie is taking on the role of
motherhood her training will be suspended.
We are so excited about our upcoming
foal out of Prospect's Free Spirit by Donnegan (Hanoverian) Due Late April 2016
May 13, 2016 - She has arrived.
Join us in welcoming Prospect's Amelia - born at 12:30 am on May 13, 2016 in the
middle of a thunderstorm. Out of Prospect's Free Spirit (Freedom Z) by Donnegan (Don Frederico). We think she is black or very very dark bay with
two white hind socks and a white blaze.
October 2, 2016 Some foal pics for smiles today.
Mares are keeping the foals surrounded as a new mare arrived this week. The
little girls are getting along famously and both are getting very dark.
Amelia is almost 5 months and Vienna is 2 1/2
January 17, 2017 - Interesting pic by a
friend working on some photo options - excited to see this mare back to work
after having a foal. This was at Lanes End in 2014.
February 21, 2017 - So good to see Allie back to
work - looking forward to watching her compete this year.
Video of Prospect's Free Spirit "Allie"
schooling with Olympian Michele Mueller- September 2013
Mitchell and Allie schooling with
Michele Mueller in preparation for the Glen Oro Combined - on April 30, 2013
Jump Chute - September 11, 2014
October 21, 2014 -Today we did a Bounce
Jump Grid with the girls. At the end of the session the boys switched
horses for the first time ever.