Connie and Abby are on Course

29 03 2010

Connie Kellie of the Connie and Fish Show is training with Abby Mazza at Newstone Farm in preparation for ARIAT Jumping with the Stars! at the Midwest Horse Fair on Sunday, April 18th.

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Team Connie is Cookin’

19 03 2010

Connie trots some poles.

Connie, of the Connie and Fish Show, and Abby from Newstone Farm have been working hard and it shows! Connie has developed a great position and really strong legs. She is doing great. Mario got a little under the weather  for a few days. So, rather than stress him out, the Newstone team decided to have Connie give Robin a try. Robin is a solid Paint mare. She and Connie make a great team.

Abby, Connie and Robin.

Abby coaches Connie over a pole.

Next week Connie will be on vacation in Cabo. She’s thinking she might just take that horseback ride on the beach, now that she knows a thing or two about riding. Go for it, Connie!





Connie’s first lesson-posting!

27 02 2010

Check out this video of Connie’s first lesson. She’s riding Mario and you’ll see her learning to post. Go Connie!! Her trainers are Kate Bomgaars Reuter and Abby Mazza of Newstone Farm in Oconomowoc. That’s Abby in the video. For the story behind this video, read an earlier post called Connie Cathes on Fast! (posted Feb. 18, 2010)





Connie Catches on Fast!

18 02 2010

Connie and Mario.

Connie Kellie had her first lesson with Abby Mazza yesterday at Newstone Farm in Oconomowoc. Abby is Kate Reuter’s right hand person, while she’s away showing her Grand Prix jumper, Linus,  in Florida. Abby does all the round pen work, and breaking of the young horses at Newstone Farm. She teaches lessons to their clients and rides all the horses.

George Mallet  from Today’s TMJ4 in Milwaukee, showed up to say hello and try on his duds! We all converged in the ultra-homey Newstone Farm lounge around the fireplace, and Connie and George tried on their clothes. Meanwhile, Mario was all tacked up and ready to go. Mario is an ex-Grand Prix show jumper with a heart of pure gold. What a sweetie-pie!

Connie did great! She has an excellent sense of rhythm and learned to post very quickly. Kudos to Abby and Connie for accomplishing so much in the first lesson! Check out Connie & Fish’s website at www.connieandfish.com, and click here to go to their  hugely popular Facebook site.

George Mallet in his new Ariat and Troxel duds.

Connie on Grand Prix show jumper, Mario, and trainer, Abby.