Clu Tardy Too, or "Beau," is a 2000 double registered APHA and PtHA all around gelding owned by Jane and David's daughter, Liz Thakar. Beau has had an extraordinary show career including Pinto World Championship titles, ROMs, numerous World Top Five's and a Reserve World Pinto High-Point Horse. He has earned many national points and year end awards with students, and continues to show throughout New England. He enjoys taking students to their first shows as beginners and consistently carries students to their first blue ribbons in lead-line, walk-trot and walk-trot-canter classes, and is a favorite among Rhapsody Hill Farm students.
Before I went to the barn, I was shy and really never talked. Since I have been at Rhapsody Hill Farm, my shyness went away and I have made many friends. The barn is a happy atmosphere where the horses are as great as the people there. I showed Beau one year and Cappy another year, earning blues and reds all season! Jane really cares for her students and their families. I'm so glad to be part of this barn family!
Elizabeth, youth riding student
Rayven is a stunning 2008 strawberry roan registered AQHA all-around gelding. Rayven has a sweet, uncomplicated and "in-your-pocket" personality and shows HUS and Western Pleasure. He is developing into a solid show horse, carrying his riders to championships and reserves all season!
Captive Bees, a 2005 AQHA mare by The Last Captive, is a farm favorite. She is a very special mare with more than 200 points in AQHA novice amateur and amateur HUS, equitation, horsemanship, trail and showmanship and boasts an AQHA Congress top ten in equitation along with multiple circuit champions and all-arounds, including Florida Gold Coast and Region 6 Super Six, 2014 Champions in Rookie amateur trail at the Nutrena East Novice Championships. Cappy is shown in Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle. She is a delight to ride and show, helping young riders develop their skills.
Unbelievablue, or "Ivan" is a 2012 AQHA HUS horse of the last Sky's Blue Boy foal crop. Ivan is a typical, silly, five-year-old. Ivan is 16.1, and a gorgeous mover with a winning personality! His first full show season was highly successful, earning a top three in English Under Saddle. Be sure to continue to watch his progress!
"The supportive, patient, and enthusiastic teaching style at Rhapsody Hill Farm has allowed our daughter to blossom. She has gained tremendous confidence, motivating her to stick with riding, even through the difficult growing pains.
We are so grateful!"
Dave & Lisa, parents of a youth riding student
UC Fascinatin' Rythum, or "Rythum," is a 1999 registered Morgan mare, owned by Jane and Dave's daughter, Liz. She is very bold and confident over fences and loves to go on hunter paces, swim in the ocean, trail ride and school low level dressage. She is incredibly sweet and charismatic. Advanced riding students may ride Rythum.
MD Competition Image, or "Image," is a 1992 registered AQHA gelding who is now retired from a long and successful show career on the national Quarter Horse circuit. Students have ridden him in our lesson program as well as competed with him at local and open shows. Rhapsody Hill Farm students were always in the blues with Image. Now completely retired from a long and fruitful career in our lesson program and showing, Image continues to be extremely loveable and quite a character.