Seasons Supreme Challange "Scotty" & Carolanne in 2010
ADC Last Man Standing GCH "Manny" & Carolanne at the Morgan Grand National in 2011
Carolanne has been fascinated by and passionate about horses since she first encountered one at the age of two. She began riding lessons at the age of 6 at Reindance Stables in Sauquoit NY under the direction of Sally Lindabury and instructor Robin Kamiskey. After a scary fall, Carolanne took a few years hiatus from riding but returned to ride with Sally at the age of 10 and never looked back! She got her first horse "Scotty" Seasons Supreme Challenge, a feisty little Morgan gelding a few years later and began showing in 2008 at 13. It was through Scotty that her love for the Morgan horse breed took root.
"I had this horse that I adored so naturally, I wanted to know more about his history and his breeding. That turned into research on the breed and school papers about Morgan horse history and just a general obsession with the breed!"
Carolanne and Scotty had many successes (trials too) in the show ring. They competed all over NY and New England as well as making the journey to the Morgan Grand National and World Championship Horse Show in Oklahoma City OK.
After a few years, it was determined that Carolanne needed not only a bigger horse but a new challenge to grow her equestrian skills, that's when ADC Last Man Standing GCH "Manny" entered the scene. "Manny was very "green" under saddle when we bought him as a coming 4-year-old. This opened a very unplanned opportunity for me to show him in harness while Sally showed him under saddle to build his confidence. It really set me up for a great start in my training career!"
In their first season together Carolanne and Manny scored second place in the 14-17 Pleasure Driving division at the Grand National! That was followed the next season by a GN 3rd place and WC 4th place out of 14 with a first-place vote in each class!
Their success was not limited to driving, they also had a wonderful under saddle career under Sally Linaberry and Jennifer Lake's instruction which continued for their last two seasons under the direction of Sebring Stables. Under the watchful eyes of Harry, Carolyn, and Jessica Sebring, Carolanne and Manny placed in the top 10s for their last MGN together in the competitive Amature and Youth English Pleasure Divisions. One was 8th out of a field of 22 entries in the Youth English Pleasure!