Okay- the secret is out! Here is a picture of Hannah and Rusty together. They are SO beautiful together! Would love to do a story about the generosity of Diana Hadsall and her daughter Janelle who donated Rusty to Tapawingo Farms!
Rusty DHP has several titles to his credit,
including 2009 Open Training Level Champion
at Dressage by the Bay.
Hannah Ernst, pictured above, is one of the many children who love the horses of Tapawingo Farms and she said, “I would like to thank Diana Hadsall for providing me with such a sweet, kind and gentle, partner to advance my riding career this coming season. He is AWESOME! He will become an amazing addition to our barnyard of animals.”
Happy New Year everyone!!
Karin writes….“Introducing the 2013 team of Hannah Ernst and Rusty DHP. One of our 2012-2013 working students at Brek-n-Ridge Farm woke up on Christmas morning a very happy young lady. I got to know Hannah’s mother, Jessie Beckett, during the spring of 2012. She and her family own and operate Tapawingo Farms. They reach at-risk, abused, and neglected children throughout the Upper Michigan area utilizing the quiet strength of horses and other animals. Hannah is their oldest girl and she will be riding Rusty for the 2013 show season… We wish the entire team at the Farm, their good friend and dressage instructor and enthusiast Suzanne Morisse good Luck and God speed in their good works with animals!”
Jesse writes to me, “Thanks so much to equine photographer Diana Hadsall and her daughter Janelle Deisig from Deisig Dressage for their generous gift of the18 year old thoroughbred gelding, Rusty DHP, to Tapawingo Farms in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.I discovered Rusty on Karin Reid Offield’s Facebook Page – and on the Brek-n-Ridge Farm site. Hannah and Nate have been working with Karin since early in the summer as working students ….I wrote Karin a quick reply when I saw the beautiful photograph of Rusty, thinking that maybe Rusty would be a candidate for Nathan – but “Nathan’s too tall for Rusty” Karin said, so this beautiful horse went into the back of my mind – then suddenly I thought – why not for Tapawingo ? ? ?
Rusty will become an integral part of the programs offered by Tapawingo Farms. This wonderful gentleman horse will be used for pony camps, as well as private lessons, and will be ridden by advanced students in the Sault Area Equestrian Team and Riverside 4-H Club. Thanks to the generosity of our community, including people like Diana Hadsall and Janelle Deisig, we are creating a place where kids can do AMAZING things!”