Shows and Clinics
June 18- NEPA Posse Mounted Shooting Match at Lithia Valley Farm
June 19, Mounted Shooting Demo with Big Red and Cardillo Sin Pr at the Hillsbourough Rodeo, NJ
July 3-13th Equine Dentistry trip to the Chicago Illinois area
July 15 & 16 Patrick King Clinic at Stone Wall Farm, Jeffersonville NY
July 23- Big Red & Cardillo Sin Par perform at Wild West City in NJ with Cowboy Larry's Wild Wild West Show
July 31- Mounted Shooting Match with the NEPA Posse
March 28th & 29th: Fino Stallion to perform in Church drama.
April: Arizona Horse Dentistry Trip. April 14-21st
April 18th: Western Dressage Clinic at Lake Ariel Quarter Horse Farm
May 3rd: Fino Stallion El Pastor del Juncal to perform for Cherry Hill Education Foundation
May 9th & 10th: “Preparing Your Horse for the Show Ring” Clinic at Laota Springs Farm
May 15th and 16th: NYS Breeders PFHA Show
May 23rd: Pocono Rodeo
May 30th & 31st: NJ Dream Park MDPFHA Show
June 6th: Performance at Malibu Dude Ranch
June 13th: Pocono Rodeo
June 14th- Segundo 8 Rodeo
June 27th: Wild West City & Opening Night at Malibu Ranch Championship Rodeo
July 4th: Pocono Rodeo
July 25th: Wild West City
August 29th: Wild West City
September 5th: Malibu Ranch Championship Rodeo Finals
Ralph Rodriguez Saddle Maker
RO-NO Offspring Update
Let a Thoroughbred Race Away With Your Heart
Shooting Part 2.
*Visit some of our favorite links
MALIBU DUDE RANCH
COWBOY LARRY & THE WILD WILD WEST SHOW
GREENER PASTURE RANCH
JIMMY SPURS & COWBOY GUN WORKS
*CHECK OUT OUR SALES/LEASE PAGE FOR NEW AVAILABLE HORSES AND SADDLES*
additions coming soon! We will be installing a hotwalker here
this summer. With the many training horses and stallions here at RO-NO
Ranch, this new addition will be a very helpful tool.
the 2016 summer, we will be working on our Outdoor Extreme Obstacle
Course! We will have nearly 20 permanant natural and man-made obstacles
set up, including creek crossings, ditches, logs, bridges and much much
May 23rd: Pocono Rodeo ( Mounted Shooting Demo with Exploding Balloons and Flaming Archway!! )
May 30th & 31st: NJ Dream Park MDPFHA Show *WATCH FOR CALIF AND CARDILLO’S TEAM DRIVING DEBUT*
June 6th: Performance at Malibu Dude Ranch
June 13th: Pocono Rodeo
June 14th: Debut at the Segundo 8 Rodeo
June 27th: Wild West City & Opening Night at Malibu Ranch Championship Rodeo
July 4th: Pocono Rodeo
July 25th: Wild West City
August 29th: Wild West City
September 5th: Malibu Ranch Championship Rodeo Finals
will be working a Horsemanship Clinic at Harbour Stables in Sunbury PA
on Nov. 28th-29th. Cost is $60 per horse/rider team per day, $20 for
auditors. A variety of topics will be covered, all breeds welcome. For
more info and to reserve a spot, please contact Lori at 570-898-1226
Hitting the road for Kentucky on/around September 26th for the Paso Fino Nationals at the KY Horse Park
Ranch is hosting a Certified Horsemanship Association Clinic on October
20th-24th. This All Discipline Standard Instructor English &
Western Certicifation Clinic is a five-day, 40 hour clinic that offers
certification for English and Western instructors at all four
horsemanship levels from beginning to advanced horsemanship, plus
assistant instructor. Participants may receive certification in both
English and Western ( jumping or flat work ), at all four levels, in
the same clinic. The Standard clinic also addresses short trail rides.
Participants take a written test, have a riding evaluation, attend
required workshops and teach at least four practice lessons. Contact
Nola for more info.
Ranch will be hosting two events the weekend of August 16th & 17th.
The annual RO-NO Extreme Cowboy Race on August 16th and an Open House
in conjunction with the American Horse Council’s Time to Ride Program
on the 17th. Extreme Cowboy Race will open the arena at 10 a.m., with
first rider heading out at 1. ( bring a dish to share for our Pot Luck
meal- lunch starts at noon ) Our Open House on the 17th will run from
for us at the Ocean County Fair NJ this Saturday evening ( July 12th )
We are performing with Cowboy Larry and Brave Beth in their Wild Wild
to Robbie Haupert-Keill on his win at the Summer Solstice Shoot at
Bethpage Long Island. He won both his division and was the overall
winner of the day! Great job Robbie and Cardillo!
for us Saturday evening August 9th at the Pocono Rodeo! We’ve been
working on some new acts, and you’ll be sure to enjoy the show!
30th & 31st- Mason Dixon Spectacular Show. We had five horses at
this event and had a wonderful time. Congrats to all, your hard work
paid off and we all had a great time!
May 16th & 17th. NY State Breeders Show. It was great getting to see all of our NEPFHA friends at this show.
29th & 30th- Gaited Horse Clinic at RO-NO Ranch! Our focus will be
on Youth Riders on the 29th, Open to all riders on the 30th. Topics to
be covered will include Trailer Loading , Rider Position, Standing for
Mounting, ‘Maintaining Gait on my Gaited Horse’, & Trick Training.
One on One sessions for individual/specific problems Friday and
Saturday evenings. This is a good clinic to attend if you have switched
from trotting to gaited horses. Coggins required. Coffee/Drinks &
Donuts provided, please pack a lunch and a chair for yourself. Horses
available for use at Clinic. Horse/Rider $50.00 per day. Auditors
$15.00 $15.00 fee for overnight stall. Please RSVP if you plan to bring
a horse.Thank you to all who attended and participated. We had a great time, and I look forward to our next clinic.
26th- Calif de Color and I will be at the Rolex, along with a group of
riders to showcase the Paso Fino Breed! Very honored to be asked to
help with this event, at the KY Horse Park! Such a fantastic opportunity this was! Thank you, PFHA, for asking me to help represent our wonderful breed.
you head for the PA Farm Show or the PA Horse World Expo, look for us
there. Nola & Cardillo will be doing Mounted Shooting Demo’s with
the Island Long Riders on Jan 10th & 11th during the PA Farm Show,
and will be part of each days Equitainment at the PA Horse World Expo
from Feb. 27th thru March 2nd. We will also have our own booth at the
Expo, just inside the main entrance, to the left, Booth S15. Go to www.horseworldexpo.com for more information!A
very big THANK YOU to all who helped with the events at the PA Horse
World Expo. It was a fantastic time. Special thanks to the Island Long
Riders, Mounted Shooting group!!!
for upcoming info on our RO-NO Ranch Fall Festival Extreme Cowboy
Race!! The date is October 26th, bring a covered dish to share and plan
on having some fun! Open arena time from 12:00 until 2:00, then the
races begin! Food will be set out throughout the day. Please RSVP so we
know how many people to expect.
had a great time at the Paso Fino Nationals in Lexington KY. The Horse
Park is a wonderful venue, and we had perfect weather. Cardillo was a
big hit, he really ‘turned it on’ for the show, participating in
Driving Class ( Reserve Champion ) Pole Bending ( Reserve Champion )
and took thirds overall in Barrel Racing and Mounted Shooting!
to all who participated this summer in the Malibu and Pocono Rodeos!!
It was a great season. Many thanks to the folks at Pocono Rodeo and
Memorytown, we had a wonderful time helping to entertain your crowds by
putting on our Mounted Shooting Demos!
to some of our new horse owners! Melissa and Gavin, Meredith and Mark,
Eddie and Porche, Amy and Jewel! Many Happy Trails too you all!
job to all at the Mason Dixon Spectacular held at the beautiful Dream
Park in NJ. We really enjoyed this new venue. The facility was great,
easy to get to and very well laid out. Our horses enjoyed it as did we.
Cardillo Sin Par
was the man!! Mason Dixon PFHA had asked us too do a Mounted Shooting
Demo at the show, and Cardillo rocked it! You can see a brief video of
him and Nola on our RO-NO Ranch facebook page.
Congrats and Job
Well Done to all on Team RO-NO for the great show at the Diamond 7,
Dillsburg PA. We had riders in a huge variety of classes, Fino,
Performance, Pleasure, Versatility, Country Pleasure, Opportunity,
Youth and more. Great job everyone!
Check out our Sales Page to see new sale horses!
10 will be our Benefit Cowboy Race here at RO-NO Ranch. The fun starts
at noon, bring a covered dish to share, and bring your horses. Saddle
up for open arena time, try out all the obstacles, indoors and out. At
3:00 we will start will the first riders, and we will keep at it all
afternoon/evening. Contact Kenny at 570-604-3657 for more info.
Ranch is hosting two Gaited Horse Clinics this spring. April 13th-14th
and May 11th. Start time is 10:00 a.m. We will take 5-8 horse/rider
teams per day. Cost per team is $45.00. Auditor fee is $10.00. One on
one work throughout the morning, group work in the afternoons. Coffee
and donuts provided, please pack a lunch and bring a chair. For more
information please call/text Nola at 570-351-7966 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ranch Cowboy Mounted Shooters will be hosting their first CSA Matches
this June at Malibu Dude Ranch! June 1st and June 22nd. More details to
Dude Ranch is once again gearing up for a fantastic Rodeo season! The
first of 10 Rodeos kicks off on Saturday evening, June 29th. Rodeos
will run through Labor Day. Come join the fun, and hang out at the
Malibu saloon afterwards. For more information go to www.malibududeranch.com
Here’s some of the ribbons and plaques we got at the 2012 PFHA Nationals in Lexington KY this past October. Great job everyone!
Here is our new sign, at the Ranch’s entrance. Thanks to Hyduchak Design, Honesdale PA.
Join us Saturday evenings at the Malibu Dude Ranch ( www.malibududeranch.com ) They host a fantastic Rodeo every Saturday evening from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Check out the Sales Page to see some new additions! Rain, a nine year old QH Mare and Achilles, a two year old Paso X QH. ( Rain and Achilles are sold!)
Watch for more coming soon, we recently got in two offspring from our
Caballos Top Gun ( Ponderosa Coloso ) and an Amedeus mare! One is a
We have 11 PFHA Youths attending the Youth Leadership
Camp in Lexington Kentucky. Catherine King has done a fantastic job
organizing and running the camp. The agenda for the kids is very full,
visiting Equine Hospitals, having guest speakers in to talk about
college preparation, fun games and swim time, excellent food, judging
demonstrations, riding and much, much more. Great
time at Camp everyone. Special thanks to Catherine and her hubby,
Scott, Laura and Annette. The kids were great, the agenda was top
notch- and I think we are all looking forward to next years Camp!
We had fantastic results at the Mason-Dixon PFHA Show in Lexington Virginia. El Pastor del Juncal was the Fino Stallion of the weekend, Alaina/Jose and Nicole/Cardillo ruled the Versatility classes, Je Ne Sais Quoi Sin Par was the ruling Performance Stallion both shows. Great job everyone!
Cardillo Sin Par gave 110% for me at the Mounted Shooting competition at the Round Tuit Ranch in Connecticut. He really did his job well and made us proud.
Congrats to Je Ne Sais Quoi Sin Par- Performance Champion at the Syracuse NY Paso Fino Show!!
Thanks everyone for helping to make today a great one! We’re hosting another RO-NO Ranch Extreme Cowboy Race on May 12th. Come
join us for a fun day, with proceeds benefiting the Liberty Reins
Ranch, a non-profit program helping Veterans. There will be T-Shirts
for sale, baked goods for sale, and other food for sale as well. It’s
only $5.00 to enter your horse, so come and have a fun day while
helping out a local Veterans Program. We will have two levels so fun
can be had by all. Contact Us for more info.
April 28- Gaited Horse Clinic at RO-NO Ranch. Coffee and donuts provided, bring a packed lunch and a chair. $20 for auditors, $50 for horse/rider. Start time at 9:00.( Thank you everyone! Our Spring Series of Gaited Horse Clinics were a huge success. We will do it again in the fall! )
Here is our new trailer!!
Our Gaited Horse Clinic on March 24th was a great day! With 8 horse/rider teams and lots of auditors, everyone enjoyed the day. Our next Clinic is April 28th, come join us for a fun and educational day!
Mounted Shooting ‘Mini-Clinic’ was a success as well. Held on Sunday March 25th, we had 5 horse and rider teams and the horses settled and worked well. Contact us if you would like to learn more about Mounted Shooting!
The Paso Fino Demos at the PA Horse Expo were a Huge Success! All
the hard work and practice paid off, the RO-NO Team presented our Paso
Finos in fine form. Nic B and Alaina L were a great team, gaiting and
cantering in tandem, even over the jumps. They sure did a fine job
showing that Pasos are a versatile breed. Willow had a beautiful
Spanish dress costume, Robbie displayed Fino on El Pastor, and Nola
showed off what Performance horses can do on Paso Stallion Je Ne Sais
Quoi Sin Par.Watch for pictures on our Photo Gallery.
Our February 18th Gaited Horse Clinic was a very productive day! We
had 5 horse/rider teams, and many auditors. A great time was had by
all, and we are all looking forward to the March 24th Clinic.
Gaited Horse Clinic Series at RO-NO Ranch with Gaited Horse Trainer Nola Haupert-Keill. Dates for the Clinics are Feb. 18, March 24 and April 28.
Clinic time starts at 9:00 a.m. Rider/Horse teams will get one-on-one
time plus group work at the end of the day. $50.00 for Horse/Handler
teams and $20.00 for auditors. Coffee and donuts will be supplied,
please bring a packed lunch and a chair. Contact Us for more information and to sign up.
RO-NO Ranch Horse of the Month- Mojito 4 year old Paso Fino Gelding.
4 year old bay gelding is sweet and well gaited. He’s ready for a job,
be it in the show ring or out on the trail. He is healthy, happy and
sound and ready to be someone’s best buddy. To see Mojito, or any of
our other sale horses, please stop on by or call for an
for more information about the Gymkhana and Trail Trial being held at
Malibu Dude Ranch in Milford, PA on October 15th & 16th. This event is being hosted by both Malibu Dude Ranch and RO-NO Ranch. Contact us for more info and directions.
Congratulations to all on a great PFHA Grand National Show in Memphis, TN.
The RO-NO Crew were on the top of their game, and all their hard work
paid off. Pastor is now the 2011 3rd National Champion Fino A/O
Stallion!! Great Job Rose on this fantastic accomplishment! Other wins
include Nicole and Pastor, 4th National Champion Youth Fino, Je Ne Sais
Quoi Sin Par and Robin Ratliff, 6th National Champion Performance
Stallions 4 Year Old Schooling, Cardillo was Honorable Mention with me
in Trail Class ( quite an accomplishment for him, as he is still
learning to show in Trail ) 4th National Champion in Versatility with
Nicole riding him, and Cardillo really rocked in the Mounted Shooting,
we ended up 3rd National Champion PFHA Mounted Shooting! ( we had
Reserve until I missed a balloon in my last run- but Cardillo was
awesome!) Thank you so much everyone for all of your help and support,
we couldn’t have gotten there without you.
Check out our newest page, Ralph Rodriguez, Saddle and Harness Maker. Mr. Rodriguez
takes care of all my leather needs and repairs. I have a wonderful
Western Saddle custom made by him. He brought several saddle trees to
the Ranch, we tried them on the horse to check for the best fit, found
one to my liking that fit the horse well, and from there he proceeded
to custom create a fabulous saddle that I use for my Cowboy Mounted
Shooting Events. I so like it that I use it nearly everyday on other
horses as well. Please keep an eye on this page, as we will soon be
adding more information and pictures to it.
Cardillo did it again!
We attended a SASS Mounted Shooting Match on Long Island on Aug. 21st.
Cardillo started out doing well, and just got better throughout the
day. We ended with a 2nd place in our division, but the highlight
of the day was the Cowboy Challenge. This involved shooting a pattern
of 5 balloons, holstering the gun, then quickly negotiating a series
of obstacles, then shooting a rundown of 5 more balloons.
There were 10 entries in this, and Cardillo blew them all out of
the water! Our end time was about half that of the second place
entry! Cardillo really shines in the obstacle events.
you to everyone who Participated, Attended and helped Out at our
Extreme Cowboy Race held here at RO-NO Ranch On Aug. 13th. We had
a fantastic turnout, 17 riders and over 500 spectators.
Thanks so much for your generosity. All in all we raised over
$500 for Over The Hill Farm, and had a ton of great items donated as
well ( saddles, saddle pads, grooming tools, crops, winter
blankets and so on) Thank you!!
Cardillo rocked at the CMSA Match held at Malibu Dude Ranch, July 30th. Both
Cardillo and Calif competed ( Calif is such a good boy, hasn't been
shot off of in nearly two years and he just took it in stride, ran two
stages without a problem. ) and Cardillo really went to work. We ended
up winning the Ladies 1 Division in the Stage 2 Match. Our next match
will be on August 21.
Congratulations to Everyone who participated at the Cobleskill Show!
a fantastic time we had! The horses were in fine form, and the
environment was relaxed and fun. Good job everyone! It was a treat to
get to see/socialize with all of our friends from the North East.
Thank you for a great show!
Extreme Cowboy Race held at RO-NO Ranch was enjoyed by all! With
over a dozen riders participating, a good time was had by all.
Obstacles ranged from jousting, a water hazard, pushing a giant
soccer ball through a chute, a rope gate, a teeter-totter and
more. The food was fantastic, and we will plan on hosting one
PFHA Show at Lexington was huge Success! The
heat was on at this Spectacular Show in Lexington Virginia, with
temps in the muggy high 90's and with horses ready to rock the show
ring. To heat things up even more, Saturday evenings Extreme Cowboy
Race was a hit with both spectators and contestants! Congrats to RO-NO
Riders Nicole, Ali and Jess for placing in the top 4! Great Job
to you all- we had a fantastic show.
Feature Sale Horse of the Month- Royal Flush Savannah- 2010 Grey Fino Filly. Sire- Fino Champion El Pastor del Juncal. Dam- Performance mare Katarina de Luminoso (Luminoso) Watch for updates in this fiery filly. She's headed to her first show at the end of April.
Derby Day at the Waverly Country Club was a huge hit!
RO-NO Ranch supplied three Paso Fino horses to participate in
some demo rides at a local fund raiser. Nicole Bartell
riding Cardillo Sin Par, Pam Kavlick on her Paso filly Sneak and Nola Keill riding El Pastor del Juncal
all showed off the breeds smooth ride to many of our areas
elite. Here is Pam and Sneak, who were a hit with their good
looks and crowd pleasing gait.
Dillsburg Show was an great success!
RO-NO brought 13 horses and all performed beautifully.
We're very proud of all of our riders and their mounts. Congrats
and thanks to all who made this such a successful show. We are
already looking forward to riding at Lexington next month. The Mason Dixon Extreme Cowboy Race at Dillsburg Saturday
evening was such a hit ( we had 17 riders! ) that we have been
asked to host it at Lexington- we will see you there!
Cardillo Excels at Mounted Shooting Clinic!
Cardillo and Nola participated in a Mounted Shooting Clinic
on Long Island on Sunday April 10th. By clinics end Cardillo was
navigating his patterns well while Nola shot the balloon
targets. Nola and Cardillo plan on competing in Level 1 at a CMSA
match run by the Island Long Riders in Enfield, CT on May 28th.
New Sale Horse- Tapistero Sin Par- See his picture and ad on the Sales Page
*Congratulations to all our new horse owners this summer!
on the purchase of her four year old filly RO-NO's Tequila
(Sneak). Sneak is a daughter of Macadoo's Gemello and Jess is by
Caballo's Top Gun (Coloso).
Congratulations also to Michelle Christiano
on the purchase of Seabreeze's Intrepido (Dodge) and to Melissa
Anderson who is leasing Valiente, Nola's first ever Paso show
horse that started it all!!!!
Congratulations to Jim, Shanna and Alaina Lengner
onthe purchase of RO-NO's Gran Marnier (Jose) Finally we wish
Michelle Higgins and Diamond well as they embark on their
new life together at home with her other horses and the sheep!!! Good
luck to all..."
RO-NO Ranch is thrilled to announce Nola and Calif's role in the Paso
Fino demonstration during the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY
in October 2010. The WEG is one of the premier horse events held.
* PFHA Grand National Show:
Calif was the Man!! He placed in all four of his classes-
including a big win in the driving class. So he has added 4
new National Titles to his resume. He was 4th place in
Versatility, 5th in Western Pleasure and Trail. He performed very well-
just was not an active enough mover to suit some of the
judges. We were extremely pleased with his performances and had
dozens of people seek us out to tell us how much they enjoyed
watching him perform. Ann Bastian's Performance Gelding
added a new National title to his resume as well- winning
5th in the Gelding for Gold Class. Rose Ashley's Fino Stallion
was wonderful. Fino is a challenging discipline and the
competition is very strong. Rose rode him wonderfully- and
was a strong contender in her classes. He really stood out in the
Fino Junior classes- winning a 4th National Title in Fino Junior,
and taking the Honorable Mention in the Fino Junior Grand
Championship. Way to go Jess! This was the first Nationals Title
this horse has won- and we are looking forward to doing it all again
* Caballo's Top Gun and Calif de Color Sin Par have both achieved thier Title of Proficiency.
All four of RO-NO's stallions are part of the Stallion Service
Auction/Breeder's Sweepstakes. Look for them in the
Stallion Service Catalog at this year's PFHA Grand National
* Caballo's Top Gun's offspring are now eligible for the Mason-Dixon Futurity Program.
News from Rachel: Over The Hill Farm Show results, April
19th 2009: Jenna, Amy, Olivia and Nicole showed off their
strengths today at the OTHF show. The girls rode flawlessly and
gave folks a glowing impression of the quality of the
horses, riders and training at RO-NO Ranch.
RO-NO Ranch had a great time and turnout at the all-breed,
all-discipline clinic March 7-8, 2009. If you missed this
one, look for future opportunities!
* RO-NO Ranch Paso Finos hosted an Amateur Owner and Youth Clinic on March 21 & 222010
in conjunction with clinics being offered by the
Professional Paso Fino Trainers Assocication. Clinicians; Rick
Shaffer and Nola Haupert-Keill.
Whether you are a new,
intermediate or experienced rider, these clinics will help you
enhance your pleasure, trail or show time on your horses.
Topics to be covered include proper equitation and balance, show ring etiquette, trail etiquette and safety, flexibility for your horse and many others. Don't miss this opportunity to get the help you need or just to tune up for show and trail season.
will be offered at only nominal fees to cover expenses.
Professional trainers are donating their time for each clinic as
a 'thank you' to the amateurs who support us. You may bring your
own horse, borrow one of ours or attend as an auditor to watch.
March 21- Youth Day
March 22- Amateur Owner Day
Individual & Group Work Will be Offered on Both Days. Pizza and Open Schooling on Saturday Evening
$40- horse/rider per day $10- for auditors per day
Nola has started blogging! This is a way for clients and friends to
keep up with what is going on at RO-NO Ranch. Visit her
blog and become a follower: http://nola-at-ro-noranch.blogspot.com/.
January 17 - Paso Fino Horse Demo at the PA Farm Show at Harrisburg.
Nola and other members of the Mason Dixon PFHA will put on a
demonstration of the Paso Fino Breed for the Farm Shows Parade of
Breeds. Time TBA
*January - Dental trip to Illinois - Nola is available to transport horses in both directions.
February - Yearly dental work trip to Florida. We will be welcoming a
new Paso Fino Stallion to RO-NO Ranch- being brought home from Greener
Pastures! Nola is available to transport horses in both directions.
February 26- March 1- PA Horse Expo. Nola and other members
of the Mason Dixon PFHA will be putting on daily demonstrations
of the Paso Fino breed- and may be participating in some of the
Horse Expo's clinics. RO-NO Ranch's Stallion Caballo's Top
Gun will be one of the demo horses, as will the young
gelding that will be being auctioned off in June. Tickets for the
auction will be available for sale at the Mason Dixon PFHA Booth.
Come see father and son at this event!
*Mason Dixon Youth Fun Night, Clinic, and Awards Banquet:
We had nine Mason Dixon Youth Members attend the Youth Fun
Night and Clinic. They all had a blast negotiating the Obstacle
Course, which included moving a super sized soccer ball,
riding (and backing) through an archway with streamers
hanging down, crossing over ground poles, and moving a flag from
one bucket to another. While the horses were cooling out
after the games, we had two pinatas stuffed full of candy (thanks
to Dr. Ann Bastian for these) that the kids had a ton of
fun smashing to pieces and diving for the goodies.
Sunday- Nola HK gave a talk and demonstration about equine dentistry.
All the youth members took a turn at reaching into a (held open) horses
mouth to feel the sharp edges, and then again after the horse was
floated to get to feel the difference once the edges were smoothed off.
Then Rick Schaeffer talked briefly about winter care for horses.
After that the saddles went on and the riding began. The morning
riding session was working on Equitation and balance, and then working
on controlling the horses shoulders. After lunch, we
reviewed with a question and answer session, handing out
prizes for correct answers. Then it was back in the saddle, review of
the morning work session, and then a group trail ride
through the hills of southern PA. We ended up with a happy,
content group who are looking forward to another clinic in
group from RO-NO Ranch was pleased to come away from our awards
banquet with a hearty handful of ribbons and awards. Jessica
the High Point Junior Rider, riding RO-NO Ranch's
Performance Stallion Caballo's Top Gun. She was also 3rd
Place A/O Performance as well as placing in the Non Show
Awards Division. Placing well in the High Point Awards must run
in the family, sister Allison Brosko took the High Point Award
for the Sub-Junior Division, and Robbie Keill was Reserve High
Point. Youth Rider Rorie Pierson was (4th ) in the Youth Division
and (4th) in the Non Show High Point Division as well.
Dr. Ann Bastian and her Performance Gelding PJ took a major
coup in the Performance Divisions, taking the High Point Awards
in both the A/O and Open Performance. RO-NO Stallion Calif de
Color Sin Par was the winner of both the High Point Western
Pleasure and High Point Versatility Awards, placing in the Non
Show Awards Division as well.
off the day was the presentation of the High Point Trainer
of the Year Award, given to Nola Haupert-Keill. This was
definitely a team effort, and I'd like to say "Thank You!" to everyone
here who put in long hours of hard work. Training a horse is much more
than just getting on and riding it. Its stall has to be
cleaned; it needs regular turnout, fresh water, feed, hay and so on. It
has to have an owner/rider dedicated to coming and riding and
learning. Everyone here at RO-NO had a part in this- so the
recognition of this Award goes to all of you as well.
Thank You, Thank you, Thank You!! It has been a great year filled
with many accomplishments and great times. I'm looking forward to doing
it all again!
* Schooling Dressage Show for Fun here at RO-NO on November 30, 2008 from 10am to 5pm.
Come one and all to Ro-No Ranch's Schooling Dressage Show for
Fun. All breeds and tack are welcome. Introductory to First level
tests will be provided. Freestyle will be at the end of the day.
Placings to 6th. Schooling attire can be worn and you must
wear a helmet if you are under 18 years of age. Come with
the family for a fun day in the crisp fall weather and enjoy the
scenery. $5.00 per class. Any questions contact Nola
(570-937-4978) or Rachel (570-335-0395).
* Mason-Dixon PFHA 2008 gelding raffle. You can call, write
(RO-NO Ranch 352 Hemlock Rd. Waymart, PA 18472) , or email
RO-NO for more information or to participate. Please make
checks out to Mason-Dixon PFHA.
RO-NO had another good year at the PFHA Grand National
Championship Show in Perry, GA. Nola took Calif de Color Sin Par
and Ann Bastian's Performance Gelding. Both horses came home with
video of Calif de Color Sin Par. Jess Brosko jumping Calif at the
Dessin Animal Shelter Benefit Horse Show.
* Additional YouTube links:
Olivia and Nick doing the teeter-totter and jumping barebackhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkzOMK1LnyY
More Calif and Jess
* Hunter Keill was born on July 9, 2008 at 2:30 in the morning. He was
7 pounds 5 oz. and 19 1/4 inches long. He is pictured here
with mom and his brother, Robbie. Mom and baby are doing
well and mom is back to work with the horses!
RO-NO Ranch riders gave their green horses a great outing at the
LA Quarter Horse Farm NPHA horse show Sunday, July 7th. Rachel
was impressed with our young medium pony Paris. She behaved
impeccably and won a third place in her first hunter class.
Maribelle MacAlpin's grand-daughter
Jessica got the chance to show Roseanne Ashley's
Thoroughbred Sam and made him look wonderful. Jenna Franklin
showed her three year old Mercury who behaved perfectly all
day. She also showed her mother's gelding Copy. This amazing Appaloosa
is 20 years young. He jumped in the show ring for the first time
in 10 years!!! Nicole Bartell was all smiles after showing Kanani in
three classes and improving each time. Olivia Counterman
continued her winning streak with Nick by winning Champion
Beginner Hunter Rider. Finally we enjoyed watching our friend
Helen Fisher win Reserve Champion Starting Hunter with
her young mare Ce-Ce in her second show ever! She looked
like a champion in the making. Well done everyone!
* Happy Birthday Robbie! Here he is riding his new mount, Valiente. Congratulations and best of luck.
Ann Bastian's Performance Gelding PJ is well on the road to
recovery. He was recently diagnosed with severe ulcers and
gastritis and we are slowly bringing him back into top form. He
competed and placed well at this weekends show, and we look
forward to having him and Calif compete again at this years Paso Fino
Nationals in September. The rest of the RO-NO crew had a fabulous
show. Allison Brosko, Rorie Peirson, Robbie Haupert-Keill and
Jessica Brosko all competed in our Youth Classes and came home smiling!
reason for the happy homecoming was the arrival of 'Gavin
de Amadeus'. Gavin is a lovely bay and white Pinto Paso
Fino colt. His dam Devon is owned by Rorie and Tracy Peirson and
his sire is RO-NO's own Caballo's Top Gun. Gavin arrived early in
the morning on June 16, so he shares a birthday with Robbie.
Happy Birthday to both of you! We will post pics of Tracy
and Rorie's new foal soon.
May 25, 2008 Rachel, Nola and several students attended a
NPHA Spring Show at Lake Equestrian Center in Lake Ariel PA. We
had a very successful and fun day, and the weather was
beautiful. Rachel set the tone for the day by taking Reserve
Champion on sale horse Irrepressible, (Sam) in Starting Hunter. Sam is
owned by Rosanne Ashley.
Olivia Counterman took her
lovely QH Nick into Model Hunter and came out with a second
place, and then she followed that up by taking the Championship
in the Walk/Jog Division. Also having a very successful run in
the Walk/Jog division was Nicole Mazzotta on her young TB Kanani
Lio. This was the 5 year old horse's first show and he handled it
like a pro- as did Nicole. Good job to both of you!
The crew at RO-NO Ranch started their spring Paso Fino Show Season off
with a bang! Many thanks to the whole gang that participated in
and helped out at the Mason Dixon May Day Show at the Diamond 7
in Dillsburg, PA.
Peirson and her dun gelding Gallo de Reina Sin Par entered and placed
well in Country Pleasure, Pleasure Junior, Pleasure Geldings and
A/O Pleasure Geldings. Gallo and Rorie are a great team and it shows!
Jessica Brosko ( Granddaughter of Maribelle MacAlpin) showed
RO-NO Ranch's Performance Stallion Caballo's Top Gun in A/O
Performance Stallions and Performance Junior, handily
taking home the blues. She also rode 3 year old Macadoo's Tatiana in
A/O Schooling Fillies and Macadoo's Tornado in A/O Pleasure
Geldings. Macadoo's Tornado was also shown in Pleasure Sub Junior
by Alison Brosko. Alison brought home her first Blue Ribbon on Sunday,
winning the Sub Junior Class. Congratulations all!!!
Ann Bastian's Performance Gelding PJ gave a fine
performance this weekend, winning the Performance Championship in
both the A/O and Open Divisions. New Paso Fino owner Rosanne
Ashley's 5 year old mare Katarina was shown by Robbie
Haupert-Keill in Pleasure Sub Junior on Saturday, where he
proudly took the Blue for our client on this classy little mare.
de Color Sin Par and Nola Haupert-Keill had a very successful weekend,
taking home the Blues in Western Pleasure, Versatility and
Trail. Look for Calif at the Mason Dixon Spectacular Show at the
Virginia Horse Center in Lexington Virginia in June, where he
will once again enter in these Specialty Classes.
* Mason Dixon Youth Program Planned for Mason Dixon Spectacular Show in Lexington Virginia.
The Mason Dixon Paso Fino Youth Chair Nola Haupert-Keill has a program
planned for our Youth members for the Mason Dixon Spectacular
Show in Lexington Virginia. With help from some volunteers, Nola
plans to have each Youth Class monitored on Friday with a
goal of giving our Youth members some pointers for future
classes. Those monitoring the classes will take notes on
individual Youth riders. These notes will be discussed at a group
Youth meeting on Friday evening following the last class of the
day. Preceding this discussion will be a brief talk given by Dr.
Ann Bastian concerning parasite control in our equines. After the
meeting, we will have an hour of Fun & Games on Horseback! (
Youth members are asked to attend the meeting in order to
participate in the game time.) ( There are 4 Show 1 Youth classes on
Saturday. We will have these classes monitored, and any Youth
participating in them is asked to contact Nola Haupert-Keill
after Show 1 if they would like to see the notes taken
about their classes.)
The volunteers who monitor
classes will be provided with a notebook, pen and a list of
the entries in the classes that are assigned to them. We will all
be busy with our own horses at the show, but please consider
donating some time for our Youth. The program run at the Mason
Dixon May Day Show in Dillsburg PA was very successful, and we look
forward to working with our Youth members at Lexington. Any Youth
member wishing to participate and any volunteer able to
monitor a Youth class are asked to contact Nola prior to the show.
Contact Nola Haupert-Keill on her cell at 570-937-4978 or by email at email@example.com
For anyone who has not gotten to see a Paso Fino at
work, please feel free to stop and see us at the shows, or stop
in to the Ranch. We love showing people our Pasos and will
even invite you to try one out!
For more information, contact us today:
352 Hemlock Rd
Waymart, PA 18472