and Updates from Diamond Mountain Stables
ONeill, Charles White, and Kelli Cox
Calistoga, California 707-942-0719
a lot going on at Diamond Mountain Stables in beautiful Calistoga,
at the north end of the Napa Valley. We have been busy this year
attending many A shows, including the Indio and Tahoe
circuits. Owner/trainer Macella ONeill has been enjoying great
success with a new string of Grand Prix horses, and plans to head
to the World Cup Qualifiers this fall with the fabulous new addition
to the barn, Erik the Grey. She has also been campaigning Joe Montanas
incredible Irish Draught Horse stallion King of Hearts, who started
in the Grand Prix classes at Tahoe with money winning finishes.
She will be the jumping demonstration rider with King of Hearts
at Dressage in The Wine Country, August 24 at the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds.
Our whole barn is planning on attending the performance and we encourage
you to be there as well!
Mountain riders had a great showed at the Carousel Summer Show in
Calistoga, coached by DMS trainer Kelli Cox. Many championships
were won in the Hunters, Jumpers and Eq, including Chelsea Viviani
and her brand new mare Lucy, who were Champions in the Childrens
Jumpers, Kali Clark on Diego, who won both over fences phases of
the Carousel Equitation Classic, Amy de Kock, who finished Reserve
Champion in the Pony Jumpers, and Jean Edwards, accumulating many
more points for the year end awards by winning every Equitation
class she rode in and finishing Champion Adult Eq rider.
Mountain riders are also enjoying riding in dressage lessons with
dressage rider and trainer Liz de Kock. She teaches us two days
a week and we all believe that the great foundation we are getting
is improving our jumping courses.
plans for us include a clinic featuring Macella, the weekend of
Dressage in the Wine Country, at our sister stables, Virginnie Richards
Markwest Stables, a benefit for the Irish Draught Horse Society
(contact Claudia Colo at 707-942-4075 for information); an extensive
fall show schedule featuring several local shows, the Finals shows,
and the Southern California World Cup Qualifiers; and a visit from
Internationally famous trainer Bjorn Ikast.
take time to give us a call at 707-942-0719 or come visit at 1296
Diamond Mountain Road in Calistoga if you are interested in riding
or showing with us, attending the clinic, looking at our great variety
of sales horses, breeding to King of Hearts or High Ridge Ranchs
famous Chaka Khan, or just hanging out at the horseshows. We would
love to have you join in the fun with us!