Quarter Horse-Wacos Diamond Tiara.
Owner: Jenna Hill
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This page tells the story of a girl and her horse from
yearling thru her first big Win!! And follows them thru
second and third year of competition;
Be sure to read all the way to the bottom of the page!
Tia LOVING the attention from the children at Lake
Farm Park in June of 2007
This mare wins the Versatility award for
Horse of the Year
Dressage, Eventing & Team Penning!!!!
TALK ABOUT VERSATILE!
ended up in first place in
the Novice Horse division; She was fabulous and clean in XC and
stadium. We also did an extra dressage test for the separate dressage show and
June 25, 2005
We just received this email from three of our young horses that went to
their first mini trials!
Congratulations to all three, we are so proud of you! you can find photos
of these three and their
owners in these references pages; the trials were this past weekend.the
email we received from Jenna Hill follows:
WE RECEIVED AN EMAIL JUNE 28TH WITH RESULTS OF THEIR FIRST
COMPETITION OF 2005 AS FOLLOWS:
Flying W Horses had a FABULOUS showing today at the
first mini-trial of the season in our area. There were three of us competing
at this mini-trial: FWF Prince
Castaspell (Niko), FWF
Undercover (Sherman "the police horse") and FWF Tiara. (my
mare) What's cool is that we represented three different Flying W
sires, Koning,(Friesian) Firedance (saddlebred) and the late, great Trophy.(percheron)
ALL THREE FLYING WFARMS HORSES WERE WINNERS IN THEIR OWN DIVISIONS!
Way to go Flying W Farms horses!!!
The mini-trial organizer said to me, "What have you started? Pretty soon
we're going to have to call this the Flying W Farms Mini-Trial Series! Those
horses are wonderful!"
Best ever! Jenna Hill
From: Jenna Hill
Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2003 12:13 AM
To: Fredericka Wagner
Subject: I LOVE IT!
Oh Fredericka! That reference page you made with Tia and me is soooo
nice! I love the two large headshots together, the one of her as a
yearling next to the one of her now with the winter shot in between. All
different ages, all different shades of gray. It really showcases how
beautiful and mature she's become over the years. I loved reading the
letters too! It was like rereading part of my diary or something. What a
great compilation of Tia and me growing up together! Thank you so much!
I can't believe how in love I am with this gray mare of mine. When I
was young, all I ever wanted was a big, black gelding that looked like the
black stallion. When I first saw your tape, Paladin was my dream horse.
Then I saw Tiara and thought, "what a gorgeous jumper, too bad she's going
to be gray," never knowing that I would be her owner in the end. I
remember driving home from your place after picking out Miya and I was
trying to think of a name for her. I distinctly remember following a van
that said Tiara on the back (which is the name of the custom interior
package on the van) and thought it was a pretty name and even considered it
for Miya. Again, never knowing that your Tiara was destined to be my
girl. It's all pretty neat when I look back on it. I was devastated at
the loss of my dream horse, my Friesian/TB cross, (Miya) but Tiara has
taught me so much about what is truly important in a horse. I've realized
that it's the disposition that is of utmost importance. That connection,
understanding and bond between horse and owner. The mutual love for one
another is what really makes it to me. Tia could be yellow and I wouldn't
care. She's my soulmate, my true equine friend and I will love her with
all my heart to the very end.
Okay, ya got me all mushy now. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
Can you add pics to that page in the future? I'd love to have a jumping
pic, driving pic and a western (maybe even contesting) pic added to that
page to showcase just how darn versatile these horses are. Jenna
May 28, 2002
We made it through Tia's first show under saddle in great shape! She
was an absolute dollbaby! Tia trailered well, as usual, settled her
temporary stall beautifully and seemed eager and happy to be someplace
new. The first day I hand walked her through the intro cross
country course, which she won't compete on until she's 3, she acted like
we were going on a walk in the backyard...totally at ease. I
walked her over all the baby obstacles, mostly logs, and she was fine.
The next day I did Into 1 & 2 with her. She was great on her first
test. she did a nice, steady test and got a 62% with "CUTE HORSE!"
written in the comments. I had several people come up
and ask what she was and even a lady that wanted to know if she was for
sale. So, I got to brag about Flying W Farms.
July 29, 2003
I'm soooo proud of Tia! We finally completed our very first
mini-trial. She was such a
good girl, you would have been so proud.
My trainer was in awe as she performed her dressage test with such
steadiness, rhythm and no shake of the head
or even a resistance
to my aids. We got all 6's and 7's and beat the
pants off of a few of those expensive baby European warmbloods. My
trainer was luvin' it!
We scored a 34 which was only a point away
from the two tied for first.
Tia was pretty tired after dressage because I had been working her
really regular all week long getting ready for this first mini. When
we schooled for stadium she knocked down two rails and got 8 faults.
I was very happy at how willingly she did the course and how straight
lines were in between the fences!
Getting her down to the cross country start box took forever because
she was pretty exhausted by then. (poor girl isn't used to be ridden
three times in one day) It's funny, I'm so used to trying to calm
nervous horses in the box with them prancing all around that it was
kind of fun to be sitting on a horse that was almost asleep during
the countdown! I started out towards the first fence and she stopped
dead in her tracks, then promptly started trotting
again like that was her wake-up call. I can't wait to see that part
on the video!
After she went over her first obstacle she just took
off cantering all on her own and proceeded to steadily canter most of
the whole course with her ears up and anxiously looking forward to
each little obstacle. A couple of the people that I was with had
never seen her canter before and said she looked absolutely beautiful
and smooth. They all said she looked like she had a blast out there
and so did I. What a neat feeling to be out on a baby cross country
course with this horse that I've raised and trained myself!
We ended up with a score of 42 which was still good enough to get us
But all the wonderful things she did for me under saddle were nothing
compared to the sweet, easy-going disposition she had the whole
weekend. I worked out of my trailer and didn't get a stall like I
always did for the TBs. She stayed right by me, even without being
tied and quietly grazed in between phases. Stepping on her own
leadline repeatedly, the reindeer with huge racks across the street,
the tons of Amish buggies driving by, the flags flapping during this
very windy day, the lightening and thunder in the middle of the
day....none of this even phased her. She handled it all like a well
seasoned show horse without a care in the world. That's my baby and
I love her so, for all of those wonderful little things that I
appreciate soooo much!
TIA'S SECOND PLACE WIN
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2003
Ms. Tia has done it again! A second time out for her in the baby
eventing world and yet another success! She did great in dressage
until she spooked at something (which she RARELY ever does) and
blew two movements. If that wouldn't have happened, we would have
pinned first for sure. But I was pleased over all. The judge said
after my test, "Obviously with that name, you got her from Flying
W Farms right? ALL of their horses are wonderful!" Jenna
Sunday, August 17, 2003
THE FIRST BIG WIN!!!! FIRST PLACE!!!
WE DID IT!!!!
GUESS WHAT EVERYONE?!
Ms. Tia and I took FIRST PLACE at our mini- trial this weekend! We got a
36 in dressage, went clean in cross
country and she did a BEAUTIFUL and clean stadium round as well! We were tied
after dressage with this expensive Hungarian Sport Horse baby, but then he
got eliminated in stadium. Woo! Hoo!
I have to say, I was pretty psyched for our dressage test because Tia's been
making great progress
in practice at home. Tia's marks were all 6's and 7's which got
us the score of 36!
The judge said "GREAT HORSE" in the comments. What a way to finish up
season! Now it's time to get off her back and put her in harness and see if I
can finally hook her up
to that new cart of ours.
Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2002 8:10 PM
Subject Tia flat class training
Today was yet another first for Tia! This month will have LOTS of
firsts for her as I'm concentrating on her training first and foremost this
month. I rode her in the ring with 5 other horses/riders.
There was a lesson with 3 horses going on and two others riding. I
couldn't believe it! She acted as if I'd ridden her among horses a
million times. She listened to me totally while passing horses on the
inside, the outside, changing directions and circling! This girl never
ceases to impress me! The only time I had difficulty was when a person
entered the arena on foot. Tia insisted on going right up to their face
and stopping to be doted upon. Ha!Ha! She sure is a people
lover.One of the things I really love about these crossbreds is that they
are so darned versatile. Tia can do anything I'd ever want to do with
her. she's just the perfect horse for me.
Sent: Monday, May 27, 2002 11:28 PM
Subject: Tia's 1st "other rider"
I was riding Tia in the indoor arena last Friday night and this little
14 year girl was watching the whole time. When I was done I asked
her if she wanted to ride Tia. She nervously said yes and ran to
get her helmet. I told her that Tia was the most gentle horse I
know and would never do anything to hurt her. She got on and
walked and trotted around beautifully all by herself! I had tears
in my eyes, it was so darned cute! I can't believe I have a 2 year
old horse that I can totally trust with a child on her back....now