Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Team 14 - Messick **



I’m Brenda Messick. I live north of Lincoln, NE.  This is my 3rd year in the derby.  I’ll be riding 2 Rushcreek mares, Rushcreek Allie and Rushcreek Bonita, in CTR’s and Endurance, pictured above with Rushcreek Frontier, my 3 year old prospect.  I'll be trail riding with 1 or 2 QH geldings.  I hope to compete in my first 50 mile Endurance ride this year, and may set a goal for a 75 or 100!  My horses are featured on my Messick Performance and Endurance Horses Facebook page. You are welcome to visit the page and see what mares and foals, as well as the horses that I have for sale!

I’m breeding and raising Rushcreek bred Arabians for Trail Riding or Endurance.  This year, I’ll have 5 or 6 Arabian foals.  If you are looking for a trail or endurance prospect, I may have your next horse! I also have a few young QH’s that I’ll be starting.

I’m a Centered Riding Level 1 Instructor.  I teach riding lessons, with a focus on Centered Riding Techniques. I’ve had a few Western Dressage lessons, and hope to add more lessons this year.  Last year, I was able to ride in a Buck Brannaman clinic, and this year, I hope to focus on more of that style of riding clinics.  My focus with the horses this year will be about more quality time with them.

I write about my riding, training, grandchildren, and life around here on my blog, Horses Are Our Lives. I have a Horses Are Our Lives chat group where I talk about riding and training tips, horse health, books and other current topics. Come join in the discussion!


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2012 / 1351.07 Miles / 3rd Place 
2013 / 1610.21 Miles / 1ST PLACE

41 comments:

  1. Finally! My first ride of the year! I've been busy with holiday and vacation with family. Now back to riding! Today, still a little jet lag from being gone, so just rode Bonita and ponied Allie.

    1/19/14 Bonita 5.26
    Total Miles 5.26

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  2. Top 10 Day to ride! Only rode Bonita and ponied Allie, but it was great to be on a horse!

    3/9/14 Bonita 5.96
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/458286201

    Total Miles 11.22

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  3. Brenda let me know what your days look like during the week and let's get together and ride!

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    1. Thanks, Jess! I am available most days. Just text or message me when you are free! Looking forward to riding!

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  4. 3/10/14 6.47
    Total Miles: 17.69

    Allie 6.47 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/458942351

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  5. 4/8/14: 6.05
    Total Miles: 23.74

    Allie 6.05 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/476339402

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  6. 4/9/14: 13.23
    Total Miles: 36.97

    Great ride at 2 Rivers today with Diane, Jess and Tina on the first ride, then a 2nd ride included Sharon, Cindy, and Deb. The 3rd ride included Tammy. Then Diane and I rode a fast ride, as we both couldn't stay for the evening ride. What a perfect day to ride! Truck said 84 degrees as I drove home!

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  7. 4/24/14-4/27/14: 10
    Total Miles: 46.97

    on Allie: Great weekend of a Centered Riding lesson, TTtouch clinic, and a 2 day Centered Riding Clinic.

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  8. 5/9/24-5/11/13 10.0
    Total Miles 56.97

    Group Lesson while I rode Allie: 4 miles
    Centered Riding Clinic Day, 2 days. 6 miles

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  9. 7/14/2014: 3.02
    Total miles: 59.99

    I rode Allie while Hubby rode Bonita! Great cooler 70 degree weather!

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    1. http://connect.garmin.com/activity/541820613

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  10. 7/15/14: 4.02
    Total Miles 64.01

    2nd day of riding Allie and Hubby riding Bonita. Lovely 70 degree weather!
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/542441962

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  11. 7/16/14: 7.09
    Total Miles: 71.10

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/543164351
    3rd day of great weather! Met Diane B and rode Br Oak. I rode Allie and Tom rode Bonita.

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  12. 7/17/14: 6.08
    Total Miles: 77.18

    Allie 6.08 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/543572034

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  13. 7/28/14: 9.48
    Total Miles: 86.66

    Allie 9.48
    Rode with Diane B and she rode Bonita.

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  14. 7/30/14: 5.56
    Total Miles: 92.22

    Allie 5.56

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  15. 7/31/14: 4.57
    Total Miles: 96.79

    Allie 4.57

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  16. 8/11/14: 6.52
    Total Miles: 113.03

    Allie 6.52

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  17. 8/12/14: 7:53
    Total Miles: 120.56

    Allie 7.53

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  18. 8/13/14: 6.53
    Total Miles: 127.09

    Bonita 6.53

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  19. 8/15/14; 9.63
    Total Miles: 146.25

    Allie 9.63

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  20. 8/19/14: 7.36
    Total Miles: 153.61

    Allie, ponying Bonita, 7.36

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  21. 8/20/14: 8.54
    Total Miles: 162.15

    Allie 8.54

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  22. 8/22/14: 7.42
    Total Miles: 169.57

    Allie 7.42

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  23. 8/25/14: 7.02
    Total Miles: 176.59

    Allie 7.02

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  24. 8/29/14-8/31/14: 84.0
    Total Miles: 260.59

    Allie 84.0 3 Day Kanopolis CTR

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  25. 9/5/14-9/7/14: 10.0
    Total Miles: 270.5

    3 warm up rides and 3 Centered Riding lessons

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  26. 9/14/14: 5.55
    Total Miles 276.05

    Allie 5.55

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  27. 9/15/15: 5.55
    Total Miles: 281.60

    Allie 5.55

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  28. 9/16/14: 6.77
    Total Miles: 288.37

    Allie 6.77 Sure glad there was a breeze to keep the mosquitoes away!

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  29. 9/19/14: 9.44
    Total Miles 297.81

    Allie 9.44 Nice breeze this morning, kept the mosquitoes away!

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  30. 9/22/14: 6.30
    Total Miles: 304.11

    Allie 6.30 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/596866627

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  31. 9/24/14: Allie 7.38
    Total Miles: 311.49

    Allie 7.38 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/598274201

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  32. 9/25/14: Allie 5.52
    Total Miles: 317.01

    Allie 5.52 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/598850609

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  33. 9/27/14-9/28/14: 62.30 miles
    Total Miles: 379.31

    Allie: 62 mi. Indian Caves CTR, Day 1: 32 mi. Day 2: 30

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  34. 10/25/14: 9.70
    Total Miles: 389.01

    Allie 9.70 Great trail ride at Br Oak

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  35. 11/22/14: 3 miles
    Total Miles: 392.01

    Allie 3.0 with friend riding Shaggy

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