Friday, April 23, 2010

Hello from Rolex! It's been an exciting couple of days! Great weather (up until today, at least) and tough competition. Thought I share a quote from Jimmy Wofford in The Chronicle:
"Murry is one of my personal favorites. He has a wonderful eye on him and a cheerful interest in whatever humans ask him to do. This pair will be well placed after dressage and cross-country. If Bonnie can leave the rails up, you'll probably see them here in this stadium at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games."

This is from The Chronicle of the Horse, Vol. LXXIII, No. 16, Friday, April 16, 2010- the Rolex Kentucky Preview Issue. No pressure, right?! I'm currently in 12th place among the American riders and 18th overall with several more very good riders to go.

My x-country ride is early tomorrow morning. Wish me luck!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hi Everyone,

After checking out the Rolex site, I found out that I am #7 in the lineup. Just seven days till Rolex!

Some think riding on the first day is not helpful, but my attitude is to give it my best and leave it up to the judges to place me fairly within the competition.

In other news, I'm excited to announce that I was just recently signed as a sponsored rider for HAYGAIN Hay Steamers. Please check out their website at

Haygain has asked me to do a course walk for them at Rolex, so if you are there, keep your eyes and ears open for the start time and place. If you are not attending Rolex, please check their site, as well as mine, for other updates.

Merloch is looking well and feeling fresh with this cool weather we have been having.

I am heading up to Fair Hill International tomorrow to coach a few of my students. Wish us luck and a safe weekend for all.

See you at the start box!


Thursday, November 19, 2009

You are invited!!

Please Join us on December 9th in Scottsville, VA at a special event sponsored by Pennfield Feeds. Bonnie and fellow competitor Kim Severson will be present to answer your questions and share their experiences with the Pennfield products. There will be food and prizes so don't miss out! Please RSVP as soon as possible:

Lynnley Coleman


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Bonnie Announces 2010 winter training dates!

Are you thinking about a trip south this winter for you and/or your horse? Consider spending a month, week, weekend or day with Bonnie at her winter home in St. Matthews, SC. Her home away from home is George and Ethel Gibbes' farm, known to all who know it as THE eventing field of dreams. With 2 full water complexes and over 100 x-c jumps, you simply will not find a better facility on which to train. The farm also features a standard size dressage arena and a full set of show jumps.

Stabling is limited so if you are interested in boarding with the Point Above Farm team for any length of time please contact us ASAP. Otherwise, Bonnie is available for lessons most weekdays in February and March and on weekends when she is not competing.

If you are looking for something a little earlier in the year consider participating in our 6 day long winter clinic held January 12-17, 2010.

More info about the clinic can be found here: or here:

Please email for more information about training and lesson opportunities in February and March.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Straight from the working students mouth!

Many of you dream of picking up your life and moving somewhere to indulge your equestrian passion. Becoming a working student is one of the best ways to make this dream a reality! Working students are an integral part of Bonnie's business. We couldn't make it through the day without them! They participate in every aspect of the business... from riding to assisting the veterinarian to prepping horses for sale... But don't just take my word for it! Here is a little glimpse into the daily life of Annie Jones- an invaluable member of Team Point Above Farm and our 2009-2010 working student.

Annie joined us in June 2009. She travelled all the way from Iowa to spend a year working for Bonnie.
I have been with Bonnie as a working student now for six months (and intend on six more!). My riding, training, and teaching have improved beyond what I had imagined.

The program is fulfilling—it involves many aspects of horses— not just improving as a competitor, but mostly improving one’s overall horsemanship. I have had the opportunity to sit on everything from an off the track baby to Merloch, Bonnie’s four-star wonder horse and Vaunted, Ashley’s four-star superman. The program also involves the daily routine of barn duties, and there are many skills important to running an equine operation. Another aspect of the program is buying/selling horses. This is helpful to me because I enjoy taking on project horses, training them to their potential, and eventually selling them. It even applies some of my college education of business classes!

Bonnie and Ashley are a great team to work for. The combined experience and education of Bonnie and Ashley provides an amazing opportunity for any student (a novice or upper-level competitor)! I highly recommend taking the opportunity of being in this program if at all possible!!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

January Clinic 2010

Don't get caught in the cold! Winter is coming, or maybe, depending on where you live, its already here!

Join us for a week of training in eventing heaven, otherwise known as The Gibbes Farm in St. Matthews, SC.

Please e-mail Rebecca with your questions:

We are hiring!!