Blue Ridge is a fictional town located deep in the heart of Kentucky. It is home to one of the most well known equestrian academies in the United States. Students and staff from all over the world join the academy for what it has to offer. Do you have what it takes to join us and learn from the Academy?
It's been a long time since we've spoken, yes? Fin is doing very well, and Remi's training is coming along very well. He's really come very far since I left Magnolia Acres, and I think that soon I'm going to have a star hunter on my hands. How are you and everyone else doing? Did the show season go well? I can imagine it did, as you were all doing very well when I left. The real reason I'm writing is about a horse. I've gotten it into my head that I can take on another prospect. I don't need another horse, but I thought that it would be fun to train a greenie into a great hunter like I have with Remi. It would be a business investment of sorts, since I'd like to sell the horse to a showing home once I've trained him to make a profit. I've got a bunch of hunter/jumper students here, so I figure that I would be able to find a good rider for him, and if not it's not terribly difficult to sell a good show hunter, even if I need to send him back east. It would be a good way to spend my time, and if it goes well, I could keep doing it with different horses. I have the time for it, even though I'm taking on being the show jumping instructor here too. I'll just be a little busier, but I think that I can definitely handle it. I've started looking for prospects, and I thought that I would ask you. I know you're getting young imports in all the time, and our deal with Remi made out well for both of us. Do you have any prospects that you think would for me? I'm definitely looking for a warmblood, or maybe a thoroughbred, so long as it has great conformation. Mare or gelding doesn't matter much, but I've always had luck with geldings in the past. Thanks for everything John, and I hope to hear back from you soon. Good luck with everything!
Thank you for such a prompt response! I'm thrilled to hear that you are all doing well. Poppy is doing very well and I'm impressed with how well she has adjusted. She'd like to doze around on the couch for the most part, which is good when I have longer days at the barn. I'm glad to hear that you approve of my plan, as it's very reassuring. The information about the horses you sent was very helpful! It seems that you have a fantastic crop of imports! I'm most interested in Sam and Sophie. Hades looks as if he has tons of potential, but I don't think I'm ready to take that on now. I'm sure whomever ends up riding him at Magnolia Acres will take him far so long as they are able to get along. I'll have to meet them to be sure who I want, if I do want either of them. Which brings me to your offer about visiting. Classes start in two weeks, so I don't have a great deal of time, though I do think that I'm rather prepared. I haven't gone on a trip since I've been here, so I think that this visit is a possibility. I don't really want to buy a horse without trying it first, so this would be good timing, and a wonderful opportunity, though it would have to be very soon since I want to have a little time before classes start. I'll call you regarding dates and accommodations. Thank you!