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Monday, November 30, 2015

Cyber WEEK Sale!

Cyber WEEK Sale!!

Buy ONE get ONE Free on our Frozen Semen Doses! S&H from SBS will be billed directly.
Adamant, Again and Again, Avebury WF, Showtime WF, Wizard WF, Waldaire and Dressage Royal
Contact for more information & order form. 

Paypal accepted. Sale starts today (11/30/15) and Ends Sunday December 6th at Midnight Eastern Time. (payment must be received by that time to qualify for free additional dose 1:1). Quantities are limited and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Florida North is up and running! Fix A Test Saturday December 12th

Introducing our Florida North Series!

Can’t get to Florida this year? That’s ok - we’ve got shows, clinics and training sessions to have you on the road to a brighter competition season in 2016! 

It all starts with our...
 Fix A Test  Saturday December 12th!

To enter simply fill out this information and email with a copy of your current coggins

Horse Name:_______________________________________________ Rider Name:______________________________________________

Test: ____________________  _____________________

Preferred Ride Time: ___________________________________
(please provide a 2 hour ‘window’ that would work for you and we will do our best to accommodate)
Fees: $40 per test

Approved helmets are mandatory for all riders at all times while mounted and exhibitors are to be suitably attired. Formal attire is not required. Costumes are always appreciated for artistic effort.
Negative coggins within one year required. 
If you cannot leave your dog at home, please keep it on a leash. 
Watermark Farm Shows are run in accordance with current
Scratch Fee $5 per test. 
Entries are only considered “complete” with full payment. 
Weather permitting, warm up is indoors (small arena), tests are outdoors (large). In case of inclement weather, all tests indoors.
Waivers will be available at secretary’s table and must be signed upon arrival. 
Times will be posted on the Watermark Farm Facebook page, blog and website. Times will also be emailed to the address provided. Fees can be paid via paypal, cash or check. Please sign waiver on last page.
Placings will be according to the Danish System -
USDF Score 
70% & above First (Blue) 65 01-70% Second (Red) 60 01-65% Third (Yellow) 55 01-60% Fourth (White) 50 01-55% Fifth (Pink) 50% - below Sixth (Green)
Our judges will be announced on a show by show basis. We offer all USEF Eventing tests, FEI Eventing tests, and USDF tests Training level through Grand Prix.  
Beginner Novice through Preliminary test A Eventing tests will be ridden in the small arena.  All other tests will be ridden in the large arena.

The undersigned, understand the potential dangers that I could incur in participating in the Watermark Farm Horse Show. The potential dangers include but are not limited to, being bitten, kicked, thrown, trampled and/or stepped on by a horse. I hereby release and hold harmless the show sponsors, Anne Rawle, William Rawle and Eleanor Rawle, trading and doing business as Watermark Farm (hereinafter “Sponsor”) and anyone
else directly or indirectly connected with my participation in said show which is to be held at Watermark Farm located in Oxford, Pennsylvania from any liability whatsoever. I agree not to hold them accountable or file suit against them on account of or in connection with any claims, causes or action of any kind or nature whatsoever, including without limitation, those claims based on death or bodily injury and/or property damage arising out of my participation in said show and the boarding of my horse on the grounds of Watermark Farm during the show. The Release includes any rights on the part of the undersigned to seek indemnity or contribution or to claim any liability from Sponsor for any and all claims of any nature which could arise from my participation in said show. 
The undersigned warrants that no promises or inducements have been made or offered for this Release. The Release is executed without reliance on any statement or representation of Sponsor.
There is absolutely no agreement, understanding, or reservation not expressly stated herein; and that the sole consideration for the within Release is the right for the undersigned to participate in the Watermark Farm Horse Shows. This Release shall inure to the benefit of Sponsor, their heirs, successors and assigns. The undersigned agrees to indemnify and hold harmless, Sponsor from any and all claims, suits or demands made against them, their heirs, successors and assigns that may result from the undersigned’s participation in the show. 
Warning: Under Pennsylvania’s Equine Activity Immunity Act (Act 38 of 2005) law an equine professional and equine activity sponsor is not liable for an injury to or death of a participant in equine activites resulting from te inherent risks of equine activites. 
Any person who rides, drives or otherwise participated directly in equine related activities is regarded as a participant. 
I have read and understand this Release of Liability and freely and voluntary enter into this Release and Hold Harmless Agreement. 
Signature _____________________________ Date: __________ 
Signature of Parent or Guardian if under 18 


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Almost done!

Almost done. Maybe. Possibly. I think.

You see I've been working on the website for the past 2 days and I think it is almost updated. The old/sold/deceased horses pages need updating but the current riding horses pages are revised.

I'm still looking for updates on some of our SOLD horses. And the stallions offspring pages need to be brought up to speed...but the rest is pretty darned current! WHEW!!!

So if you have a youngster out of our breeding program or by one of our stallions, please email your photos (with photographer credit), show results, inspection scores, updates on training progress, general information...I'm all about getting this project DONE! :) If you have video clips but don't know how to stitch them into a Youtube movie - I can do that if you like/give me permission. The clip(s) don't have to be fancy - check out McDreamy's latest addition -

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Where did the time go?

Holy smokes! It's the end of the first week of November. How did that happen????

There have been field trips, shows, video days, all sorts of shenanigans on and off the has been busy to say the least!  We've been showing our sales horses on a regular basis and then add in the "regular" training, maintenance and odds and ends of farm chores - it's been a bit hectic!

Some Year End results are coming in and I'll report on those as soon as I get my facts straight! The various Zones, Regions and National standings are too important for me to muddle them from a lack of caffeine, so I promise to get it all straight and then post an update with photos!

We've been adding videos to the Farm Page on Facebook every so often as well. You can go to the Page and check out our Videos page. It might give you and idea of what some of the horses are up to these days! In case the words, "You have so many horses" come to mind - every horse is for sale, so please contact Anne to discuss who has caught your attention and then we won't have so many. I am in the process of uploading all of the videos to our YouTube Channel, so they will be available there. Once those links are useable, I will embed all the videos on each horse's page on the website.

As far as training news - Wyatt and Wakanda are working through the entire Grand Prix now and Don William and Daylily (who is the only not-for-sale horse) are working PSG/Intermediare now. So have a look-see and check out the videos. Wyatt and Wakanda continue to make me so proud - they are trying so hard to piece together all they have been taught! They have the best minds - so relaxed and composed when it comes to the "hard" stuff. Things like that make every ride a joy! Add in their ability to be ridden by Adult Amateurs and go right back to their full program with no hiccups...and, well, I am like a proud mama! The younger horses are making big progress - and I should probably explain a "young horse" in my lexicon is anything under 8 years at this point. Our youngest horse is Wendolyn - and she is a 2011 - so not so "little" any longer!

I am offering my clipping services again this year -
thanks to Absorbine for the handy diagram!

Fees are as follows:      add legs to any clip +$75
Full (+legs and head) - $275        Hunter - $200                 Bib - $75
Blanket - $175                              Trace/Irish - $150          Strip - $100
Any variation of the above, contact me, we can negotiate a fee. 
My system for clipping for clients - 
1. Set up a mutual time that is convenient for us. 
    Roughly 2.5 hours for full body, bib or strip 40 minutes. 
    Clipping is much easier/faster if your horse has had a bath recently and the top of the rump is 
    scrubbed with soap. 
2. I arrive with clippers, an extension cord and blades and get to work. 
    Pre-payment is appreciated but not required. 
    It is helpful to be in an enclosed space with little to no wind. 
3. If your horse requires sedation, please have your vet on call to administer medication(s). 
4. If your horse is unruly/dangerous, I will not continue. 
5. When clipping is completed, you inspect, OK the work and I depart. :)