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.


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)

Trainer Spotlight: Kate Bomgaars Reuter

11 02 2010

Kate began riding at the age of four at the Paddock in Rochester, Minnesota, where she was born and raised. By age 16 she began riding with Olympian, Laura Kraut in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. She commuted four hours each way every week for the opportunity. As an amateur she won every major high amateur owner classic at every major event, including: Palm Beach, Madison Square Garden, Spruce Meadows, Cincinnati, Ocala, Chicago, Detroit, Lake Placid and more.

Kate Bomgaars Reuter, shown here with Linus, from Newstone Farm in Oconomowoc.

With her Grand Prix stallion, Online (Linus) Kate won seven Grand Prix in 2008 and two more in 2009, with top placings in many others around the country. More recently, Kate has trained with Olympic trainer, Frank Gombolay.

Kate owns and operates Newstone Farm in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, a premier hunter/jumper facility. Go to for more on Kate and Newstone Farm. Kate and Newstone Farm Assistant Trainer, Abby Mazza will train Connie Kelly, from the Connie and Fish Show on Z104 Madison and 97 the Brew in Milwaukee: