* Meet “KG” and “Ice Pop” *
(aka Kenya Greenburg and Orion’s Isis)
If you weren’t into riding horses and into Show Jumping you may not have heard of them until this year, 2013.
The Greenburg family - Mike, Nikki and children, Kenya and DJ moved from Canada to Nashville winter of 2011 with no real home or barn! The Greenburg Gang, complete with five horses and two dogs finally arrived on trainer, Roger Van Doorene’s doorstep after a long cross country trek on a cold winters night at 11pm, being directed into Franklin by Little Hollywood’s finest!
... and as horse people know ... it was all about the riding! Before house and a farm, training started during Nashville’s cold and wet winter!
In May 2012 at the Nashville Country Horse Show, KG and IP placed 1st in the Training Jumpers Division and another 1st in the Nashville Classic a week later. They enjoyed many blue ribbons and Division Championships during that Summer ... In September 2012 they continued their climb up the levels and had another win, this time in the Children’s Jumper Division ... and in May 2013 placed 2nd in the $10,000.00 Washington/ Child’s Classic ... and so Kenya’s and Ice Pop’s debut in Children’s Showjumping started. With wins and high placings in the Horse Shows by the Bay series, Traders Point, Nashville and Kentucky in 2013 ... Kenya and Ice Pop managed to qualify for and be included in the top 30 invited USA Children’s combinations to compete in Washington International in Oct of 2013.
Go Kenya ... Go Ice Pop!
Kenya, we all wish you both the “Best of Good Luck” in Washington 2013. From all of us at Van Doren Show Jumping, our friends in SA and the USA ... may Ice Pop fly and you ride like a SuperStar!!
One awesome “two year” run you guys … through tons of hard work and much dedication!
So Proud of You!
Huge kudos to Mike and Nikki Greenburg ... without your support, belief and enthusiasm we would have never got there!
Ever had that dream to be an Equestrian Star - a world-class rider ... but just didn't know how to get there? Go ahead … ask yourself! We assume you love horses. Do you think you could or want to ride three to five times a week? Have you got what it takes, dedication, patience, love and a willingness to learn and perfect a talent? Could you possibly see yourself having a career with horses? Would you want to work with a top class trainer who could help you on your way? Ninety percent of our beginner students have all achieved A show status within a two year period. We are looking for riders or rider horse combinations to take up the challenge! If this description fit's you … contact 615 275 8889 for more details or to schedule an interview. Applications can be sent via E mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
"Dreams are dreamt for a reason … you are the creator of your own destiny ... just follow your heart."
Van Doren Show Jumping from its beginning wanted to educate individuals to excel in the field of equestrian sports. Each year Van Doren Show Jumping takes on four new rider/horse/owner combinations to train and specialize in a jumping area suited to both horse and rider. The skills in horsemanship you learn can be applied to all facets in riding ... competition paced or just pure enjoyment. Being able to understand and use the potential that is locked up inside of you with the utmost trust, understanding and applied knowledge, together with basic sound principals in classical horsemanship, lays the foundation of Van Doren philosophy. Our goal is to produce top-class athletes in both horse and rider to compete nationally and internationally all over the world as well as being ambassadorial custodians to our faithful friends that give us so much and expect very little in return!
Training includes all the the following aspects, basic riding, horsemanship, rider education, horse education, buying and selling your horse, essential and advanced flatwork, communication, dressage for jumping, equitation, hunters, cross-country and natural jumps, gymnastic exercises and advanced jumping techniques, show preparation, understanding courses - Hunter, Equitation and Jumper and mental connectiveness in keeping it all together.
We are always looking for ways that will make our students successful and eradicate those elements which hinder progress. Being successful has one common feature and that is good basics of riding. Natural talent goes a long way but can’t make up for knowledge and skills you learn, but put it all together with passion, desire, commitment and mastery you will undoubtedly achieve your dreams.
If you are a casual and social rider, we of course do that too!
Getting started for the first time and need a beginners guide on the aspects of horsemanship from the very beginning, then click here or on the One Paper Equestrian Column in the "In the Media" Section below.
In the Media
Spurs TV Pilot … 2009
HorseCountryUSA.org TV Pilot … 2011
Working Student Program. Currently we are looking for a working student to start asap. Please send your applications to us at email@example.com
“Nothing feels so right and is so beautiful - than feeling and seeing the relationship between human and animal in simplistic grace and harmony, a feeling sometimes physically short lived but one that dwells in you heart … forever!” Roger Van Doren
NOW ACCEPTING HORSES IN TRAINING FOR THE 2013 SEASON IN BOTH JUMPING AND DRESSAGE DISCIPLINES.