Thursday, July 26, 2012

Our First Syndication Owners!

I am so pleased to announce that we have the first No Boundaries Syndicate shareholder coming onto our team!  Jill and Henry Tallman of Marshfield, Massachusetts are the couple who purchased the beloved Doc Cowboy last fall and I am so thrilled to have their support.

Jill and Henry Tallman with Cowboy!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Get Your Photos From Plantation Derby!!!

Sumner Crosby very generously spent the day out on course last week capturing all the action!
All photos taken at the July 15 Plantation Field Jump Derby are now up on a SmugMug gallery (link below) and the galleries are set up for each division.

If  you like what you see, and would like to acquire these shots, you can either get prints made, by hitting the “Buy” button in the gallery, which will charge you a nominal fee to make prints and ship from the SmugMug printing system.  Sumner is not making any money from that transaction as the cost is processed through SmugMug.  

To download images, you can mouse over the image on the right-hand panel, a menu will come up and pick the download icon (a tan folder with green arrow).  Right-clicking on the image will get you a very poor quality version of the image; you have access to the full-resolution JPG files by using this download icon.
Sumner has considerable time into taking and processing these images and has donated all of this time to Erin and Kate.   If you find photos that you like and download,  please donate directly to Erin and Kate’s fund for their trip to Burghley.  Donations can be made out to ‘The Road to Burghley’ and sent to :
The Road to Burghley
c/o Colleen O'Brien
 945 Font Road
 Glenmoore, PA 19343
If you download multiple images, please consider a gift of greater than $20; perhaps $50.00 toward fulfilling these two wonderful riders’ dreams.  Professional photographers will charge upwards of $125.00 for digital download packages.  Remember, whatever you choose to donate, all of it goes toward these two exciting event riders and their costs associated with traveling to Burghley this year.
If you have any questions or issues with the images, please don’t hesitate to email Sumner at  


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Plantation Field Jump Derby

Elementary Course Walk
Kate and I would like to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to all who came to participate and volunteer at the Plantation Field Jump Derby yesterday.  We had a huge turnout and it was an overwhelming success!

We were so glad to see many of the young future stars of tomorrow out in the elementary and beginner novice, as well as so many professionals with their students and young horses in tow.  
"Team" Molly Rosin & Kendal Thomas High Five!!
The Jump Derby was a great way to school the beautiful grounds of Plantation Field, and we are very thankful to the Glaccums and Walkers for allowing us to run such an event.  We will have more photos from the event in the near future!

We hope to see many familiar faces again tonight at the Northbrook Silent Auction!!!!!!

Monday, July 16, 2012


Traveling in Style in the Theault Morpheus!
We had a big weekend traveling 7 hours to the Stuart Horse Trials with the help of our friends at Theault-America!!  The road trip went off without a hitch (pun intended) as Paddy & Bucky traveled in style and didn't feel any bumps in the road.
Rear View in the Theault Morpheus!
We also had an extremely strong showing from our students at the Stuart Horse Trials.  All the novice riders finished on their dressage scores in very competitive divisions!!
Bucky Over the Dover Fence!
Rider results:

Kaelen Speck and Rosenharley Romello finished 6th in Jr Open Novice
Eliza Crosby and Woodstock Rawley finished 7th in Open Novice
Annelise Aurillo and Luckaun Hallucination finished 9th in Open Novice

Wyn Maling and Stellars Run finished 9th in Open Prelim over a tough xc course.

Abigail Wilson jumped clear XC and SJ in her first CIC**!!

Erin was also very proud of Paddy the Caddy who brought home the blue in the Open Training division, finishing on his dressage!

No Boundaries finished 7th in CIC ** with a great dressage test, a solid and steady XC run on hard ground, but got a little wild in the SJ!  She's looking forward to ironing out the kinks  at Millbrook Advanced the weekend of August 2nd.

A big THANK YOU to Theault-America for the stylish ride, and to Sumner Crosby and Sally Speck for keeping us shaded, hydrated and fed!!!

Come out to Plantation Field tomorrow for our Jump Derby Fundraiser.  Last night's rain has left the footing in great condition and courses couldn't be better!

Course walk for Elem-Nov 1pm
Elem begins 1:30
Beg Novice begins 2:15
Novice begins 3:15
Course walk Training/Prelim 4:30
Training begins 5pm
Prelim begins 6pm

All times are APPROXIMATE and may shift later depending on post entries.  Please come out & join the fun raising money for our trip to Burghley!!!

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Dear Supporters and Friends,

No Boundaries' very successful debut at the Rolex Kentucky this spring leads me to announce that we are seeking (and have sold) syndication shares in this exciting horse as we continue to pursue our international eventing career. I am offering a small number of syndicated ownership shares in "Bucky" to friends and supporters who would then join us on our road to Burghley 2012 and the 2014 World Equestrian Games!!

Bucky is a 2001 TB/Dutch WB cross gelding who over the past three years has built an impressive event record. An 8th place finish the past spring at The Fork CIC3* set us up for a successful maiden voyage the the Rolex Kentucky 4*, where we finished 13th out of a top international field of 57 competitors! Next stop, The Burghley Horse Trials in England, August 30th - September 2nd, 2012!
Bucky's USEA Competition Record

Along with the excitement of moving towards these goals comes increasing expenses. The maintenance required to enable Bucky and I to compete at an International level while continuing to develop and manage the program at Lily Bridge eventing is vast.

I am offering ten shares of ownership in No Boundaries at a cost of $8,000 per share. The cost of maintaining and competing Bucky would be diffused among the owners in the form of an annual fee of $2,000 that will include any and all expenses. This fee is tax deductable through the American Horse Trials Foundation.

Partaking in a syndication is exciting and educational for all participants. Owners and students are welcomed and encouraged to spectate, help out at events and attend training sessions. Many of you have eager young riders whose eventing experience would be greatly enriched by the opportunity to witness the hard work and training necessary to campaign a horse at the FEI level.

In an effort to give back to the generous participants in Bucky's syndicate, I would like to provide a monthly free private lesson to each owner.

Embarking on this journey with Bucky is a very exciting time in my life. Having a loyal and supportive group of owners to share this experience with will make it all the more memorable. If you have interest in partaking in this experience with Bucky and I, we will be thrilled to have you on our team!

For interest and questions regarding this syndication please contact me by email at, or by telephone at 617-529-7205.

I'd also appreciate your continued support at our Burghley Fundraisers!

Many thanks to Mike McNally for the great photos at Rolex!!