Taurie Banks New GLAPHC President
Taurie Banks was elected President of the Greater Los Angeles Paint Horse Club for 2018.
Taurie has been a long time member and has been the President for two years. She took over the position from Sue Fleczok who has been a powerful leader and helped get the club its APHA Gold Star status.
"I have huge shoes to fill," Taurie says. "Sue brought the club back from the brink of folding and has made it fun, social and rewarding in many ways. It is a really great club to belong to."
The Club is hosting a two day, English and Western Open Show at the Ventura County Fair for the fourth year in a row. They also have an annual trail ride for "St. Jude's Children's Hospital" and have been involved in many charitable causes.
The Greater Los Angeles Paint Horse club has a a wonderful Paint Promotion Awards Program to encourage Paint Horse owners to get out and about with their American Paint Horses. They have also added a Horses of Color program for non registered horses that display the Paint Horse markings.
The club is also known to go to "Dinner and Movie" and see the latest horse movie.
Taurie is very excited about the new Scholarship Program. This will be the third year that the club is offering scholarships for any graduating senior that is active with horses and resides within the Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Horse ownership and club membership are NOT required. The first year, one scholarship for a $1,000 was presented and last year, two scholarships were presented. One for $1,000 and one for $500.
Taurie would like to encourage all horse lovers to check into the GLAPHC. More information is available at www.GreaterLAPaintHorseClub.com.
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Pony Club National Championships, Kentucky
Jillian Morris and Bailey Brantley attend the United States Pony Club National Championships in Lexington, Ketucky.
Jillian was part of the Quiz Team and scored high marks on her horse knowledge.
Bailey Brantley and her horse Boys Knight Out competed in the Eventing portion of the competition and placed 8th in her division. She was the highest placed rider from the Camino Real Region.
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Taurie Wins World Championships
Taurie Banks, of Fillmore, returned home from the 2013 Pinto Horse World Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with two World Championship titles and three Reserve Championships.
Riding the Black and White Stallion, See En Magic, owned by Sue and Richard Fleczok of Simi Valley, she won the Open First Level Dressage. She received a World Championship Buckle, Ribbon and a World Championship Jacket. See En Magic went on to make the Top Ten with a Sixth Place in Open Hunters Over Fences and Fifth Place in the Open Jumpers. He also placed Fifth in the Open Hunter Hack.
“I am so happy with Wizard (See En Magic)!” Banks said. “It has been a lot of work to get here, but Wizard was amazing. He really showed he trusted me in the ring, and relaxed, and gave me his best! I didn't know we had won, but it felt like a World Championship Ride!” She went on to add, “In the jumping, he was so relaxed and easy to ride. I really was able to enjoy the whole World Show experience”.
Sue Fleczok, owner of See En Magic stated, “I am so glad that we found Taurie. She has the patience and the ability to read the horses, and work with them through any issues they might have.”
Taurie also rode her American Paint Horse Stallion, Tribal King, winning the Open Western Dressage Level 2 World Championship Title and Reserve Champion. “This is a fairly new discipline in horse sports and I am very excited about it's future.” Taurie said. “My horse and I pushed ourselves to compete in the highest levels currently offered for Western Dressage and it paid off! Tribal King is such a supple, and flexible horse, he makes these harder tests a lot of fun.”
Tribal King also won Reserve World Champion in the Open English Dressage Second Level the day before, and was Reserve World Champion in the Open Jumping, missing the World Championship title by just a few seconds. He also placed Fifth in the Open Working Hunters.
“This was an amazing experience!” Taurie gleamed. “I had the opportunity to ride two amazing horses, in three completely different disciplines. My goal was to try and make the Top Ten in all my classes and I came home with Five Champion and Reserve Championship Buckles, and all my rides were in the Top Seven.”
Tribal King was also awarded Reserve Show Champion for the Open Hunter Type Horses for the entire two week show, even though he only competed for three days.
Taurie would like to thank Richard and Sue Fleczok for the opportunity to ride See En Magic and support they have shown in making this show a possibility. She would also like to thank her amazing, hard working groom, Bailey Brantley, who made sure the horses needs were always taken care of.
Taurie Banks is the Owner and Trainer at Kings Corner Training Stables in Fillmore.
Jasmin Wins Pony Club Honor
Kings Corner Pony Club may be small but we are mighty!
Bailey Brantley, Jasmin Parson and Jillian Morris all competed at the Shepherd Ranch Horse Trails this August. It was the first Horse Trial for Jillian, Jasmin and her horse, and for Bailey's new mount, Boy's Knight Out.
In a weekend of firsts the girls were relaxed and professional and demonstrated great sportsmanship.
Bailey finished a respectable 7th in the Intro division, with a clean cross country and stadium. Jillian had a lovely Dressage, placing her 6th, but had an unfortunate parting of the ways with Abby on cross country. She came back to put in a solid stadium round.
Jasmin, coming back from vehicle accident surprised us all by putting in three solid rides to finish 4th overall. She was also 2nd place in the Adult Team challenge and was the best scor for Pony Club at the Intro Level.
Not bad for their first time out! We are all so proud of them and excited for the future!
Shining Bright at Local shows
Kings Corner Riders have been making a bright impression at the local shows lately.
In March, Jillian Morris on Yours For A Knight, won the jumping round at the Meadows of Moorpark and moved up to compete successfully and with style to the Easy Beginner Novice Division. Jasmin Parson on her adorable JuJu Bee Alexander stunned everyone with a fabulous performance at her first English competition. Tribal Colours moved up to Beginner Novice scoring a 29 in Dressage, and Seen En Magic was fourth at his first Novice.
At the Stadivarius Jumper shows, Tribal King has been learning to "turn and burn", and has come second in the $500 Mini Derby. See En Magic is showing his talent or catching air as he starts to compete in the 3' division and consistantly places. Amanda Foster and Three Boys Pal proved they are not just a pretty face in the Hunter ring, and won two Jumper Classes.
Our new riders, Isabela Ibarra and Sarah Hagel came out for their first show with class and style. They competed at the ETI Corral 57 Horse Show in Ojai. Sarah won many seconds against our own Darian binkley, who walked away with High Point. Sarah also received a fabulous compliment from the judge on her equitation! Isabela won two of her Classes and went on to win High Point.
Congratulations to all the horses and riders for the fabulous performances and great sportsmanship. You are all so professional and enjoyable to spend the day with! Bravo!
Adeptus to Sponsor Tribal King
Adeptus Nutrition is going to sponsor Tribal King and Taurie Banks for 2013.
Adeptus Nutrition, started by Dr. Colleen Wilson, equne nutrition specialist, has been a staple of the Kings Corner Training Stables feeding program. Made with human grade ingredients and designed specifically for the needs of horses, these supplements provide the perfect balance of vitamins and minerals for all your horses needs.
Taurie Banks recommends the Augment, and Gleam and Gain, for all mares being bred to Tribal King. "The foals are so healthy and strong!" Banks commented. "Even the vets are impressed with how healthy they are at their first exam."
Adeptus has a great line of Glucosomine products in their Nimble line. The Nimble Mega is great for not only joint support, but soft tissue support.
For more information, you can see more of the Adeptus line, as well as their products for humans and dogs at www.adeptusnutrition.com
Tribal King and Taurie Banks make 2013 Area VI Hall of Fame
Taurie Banks and Tribal King were listed on the Area VI Adult Rider Newsletter Hall of Fame list. Click here for the link to the Area VI Newsletter.
KCTS Brings Home Five Year End Championships
Riders from Kings Corner Training Stables showed their staying power, by winning Year End Awards for the Meadows of Moorpark. Karen Schott, Bailey Brantley, and Taurie Banks, came home with five of the top honors.
Sunday, Oct 14th, was the last Combined Test Derby to finish off the season. The Year End Awards were presented to those riders who have the most points for competing in each division through out the year.
Adult Amateur, Karen Schott, of Ventura, riding her BLM Mustang, “Tucker” won the Intro Beginner Novice Division. This is her first year competing in the combined training competition. Tucker is owned and trained by Karen. She started him in Western Pleasure and has continued to expand his talents by adding Dressage and jumping. She was a strong leader in the Intro Beginner Novice division, winning several competitions with her strong Dressage performance.
Bailey Brantley, 14, of Fillmore, riding the American Paint Horse, “Absolutely No Color”, walked away with the Beginner Novice Title. Bailey began the year at the Beginner Novice Level and quickly moved up to Novice Level. She and the chestnut mare, owned by Sue Fleczok of Simi Valley, have become quite a pair, and were even the highest placed Pony Club rider at the Novice Level at Shepherd Ranch Horse Trials this summer in Santa Ynez.
Taurie Banks aboard her American Paint Horse Stallion, “Tribal King” won the two highest level divisions at the Meadows of Moorpark, by winning the Training Level Champion and the Preliminary Level Champion. She also won the Overall Season Champion for the Combined Test Derby.
Each rider received an embroidered saddle pad, a trophy frame, a gift certificate from the Meadows of Moorpark, and a bouquet of flowers.
Taurie Banks, owner and trainer at Kings Corner Training Stables, is very pleased with the performance of her students, Karen and Bailey. “They have worked so hard and come so far”, Taurie said smiling. “They have both shown their strength and diversity by competing successfully in both the Dressage and Jumping phases. They make me look good and make me very proud!”
Taurie is also very pleased with her performances this year. “I really pushed myself and my horse to become stronger and more consistent. We have had a fabulous year so far.” Taurie said, letting us know she has two more big competitions this year to finish off her show season with Tribal King. “I have had a great year with all my horses and students! It has been a really fun year for all of us!”
Bailey Wins Pony Club Honors
Bailey Brantley and Absolutely No Color ran a perfect weekend to finish Fifth in the Junior Novice division and Winning the Overall Novice Pony club Award!
Bailey started competing at horse trials in January of this year and has become quite a team with 'Abby', a breeding stock paint mare, owned by Sue Fleczok of Simi Valley.
Bailey has shown tremendous growth and dedication. She started the year at the Beginner Novice level and has moved up to Novice with great success.
Bailey is a member of the new Kings Corner Pony Club Riding Center and currently holds the rating of D2.
ETI National Convention
Bailey Brantley of Fillmore, was Reserve Champion for the Jumping High Point Title at the ETI National Convention this July. Bailey, aboard the APHA mare, Absolutely No Color, owned by Sue Fleczok of Simi Valley. Bailey won the Equitation Over fences, age break Hunters, and showed her diversity by competing in the Jumper classes.
Jillian Morris of Fillmore, riding Yours for a Knight, competed successfully in the 13 and under division and brought home her own ribbons.
Darian Binkley, our current ETI National Queen, rode Two Boys Pal to reserve champion for the English Flat Horse.
Amanda Foster rode her way to High point in the English Flat Horse and came home with a new saddle! Congratulations
Jenny Brock and Emily Walter rocked the Jumper ring and proved that they both still had what it takes! Bob Foster rode his way to many ribbons in the 18 & Over Flat and also Dressage. Taurie Banks rode See En magic and Tribal Colours in the Dressage.
It was a great show. We really enjoy being able to compete in so many different types of classes at one show. The Los Angeles Equestrian Center is a great venue. Everyone did well. There was lots of team work and support and most of all fun! Congratulations to everyone!
We Fair Well in Foul Weather
Bright day for Kings Corner on a rainy Sunday. The skies opened up and the rain came down for the entire duration of the competition. All the riders were brave, displayed great sportsmanship and came out winners at this winter weather Derby.
Karen Schott aboard her Mustang, Tucker, won the Intro Beginner Novice division with a 24 in Dressage. She was the lowest scoring ride of the day. Way to go Karen!
Bailey Brantley, riding Absolutely No Color, won the Open Beginner Novice Division with her fabulous clear round in the jumping phase.
Kayla Reiman, age 11, and her horse, Cute as a Button, finished her first Combined Test Derby on her Dressage score, to place third.
Your's For A Knight, ridden by 8 year old Jillian Morris, had a clear round and finished sixth at her first Combined Test Derby.
Taurie Banks and Tribal King had a great clear round and solid Dressage to finish second in the Training Division.
Congratulations to all of them. We are so proud of your efforts! Keep up the good work.
Taurie Banks and her stallion, Tribal King are having a great seasaon so far! They have placed First at the Preliminary Level, and Second twice, at Training Level, at the Meadows of Moorpark Combined Test Derbys.
They finished second at Three Day Ranch One Day Horse Trial at Training Level. In March, they braved sun, rain, sleet, wind, snow and even hail, to finish Fifth at the March Recognized Horse Trials. They also finished eigth their first time at Ram Tap.
"Kodak, (Tribal King), has only done Cross Country seven times so far. He is really starting to understand the concept and is getting to be so brave and confident. I am reeally enjoying him, and look forward to the rest of this season," Taurie said with a big smile.
We wish them luck and better weather!
KCTS Wins Big at Meadows
Tribal King and Taurie Banks won the Preliminary Level derby at the Meadows of Moorpark. They put in a solid Dressage Test, scoring a 31.8 and placing first. With a seven point lead over second place, they had a rail in hand going into the jumping phase. They pulled two rails but handled the technical questions well and walked away with the win! They also competed in the Training Level Division, placing second after a beasutiful clear round.
Karen Schott and her Mustang, Tucker, won the Intro Beginner Novice Dressage with a score of 31.0. With only a few time penalties added she finished her first Derby with a Third Place.
Bailey Brantley and Absolutely No Color competed at the Beginner Novice Level and finished in fiffth place. This was Miss Brantley's first Derby.
Taurie Banks Earns USEA ICP Instructor Certification
Taurie Banks is the First ICP certified Instructor for ventura County. She passed the extensive certification process, and has become one of less than 250 Instructors Nationwide that are approved by the United States Eventing Association.
See the article in the Fillmore Gazette about Taurie's ICP Certification. www.fillmoregazette.com/front-page/taurie-banks-earns-instructor-certification
Kings Corner is Approved for as Pony Club Facility
Kings Corner becomes and approved Pony Club Riding Center. We are excited to be a part of this National educational Program, that offers so many benefits to it's members. Follow the link to see the Newspaper Article.