Winter 2018


  • We received word that Eligah, aka Jolly, has a new home! He now lives in Chattanooga, TN where he belongs to a teenage girl. They do hunter jumpers together and some showing. Jolly's new owner and instructor love him. Jolly even participated in a Christmas parade! Updated pictures coming soon!


Spring 2017


  • We sadly announce the passing of Flash. He was a great horse who faithfully serve the Reinbow Riders and Tri-State Therapeutic Riding Center programs for almost 10 years and will be greatly missed.
  • Welcome I Am Isaiah, a colt by Magritte out of homebred I Am Isis by Onassis *E*! He is a full brother to Isadora.  


Fall 2015 


  • Azzie and Laura did great at the American Eventing Championships! They were 11th overall in the Novice Amateur division and won Team Bronze! Nancy and Glenn were able to go to Texas to watch them compete and had a wonderful time.
  • Elazarr and Hannah did well at a USDF dressage show last month! They scored in the 70s on all three of their tests. Read more on Elazarr's page!
  • Ephinia is at a trainer's and doing well!



Summer 2015


  • Azzie and Laura have done well showing Novice Evening this year and are qualified for the AEC championships in September!
  • Isadora continues to grow into a nice, sweet filly with excellent movement. More new pictures to come!



 Spring 2015

  • Welcome IsadoraIsis delivered this lovely filly by Magritte on April 14th! More pictures and information on her page. The baby is a full sister to Isis' first foal, Izraya, who sadly passed away this winter due to pregnancy complications.


Fall 2014 

  • Einstein is now for sale! See lots of new pictures and more information about him here!
  • Lots of new pictures of Illianna!
  • Azzie and Laura did very well at the 2014 USDF Region 9 Dressage Championships! They earned 3rd places in both of their 2nd Level Freestyles and were 4th and 5th in the 3rd Level Freestyles (which they showed for the first time a month before the championships!) Congratulations!



 Summer 2014

  • Ellie gave birth to a lovely colt by Kougar von C on June 19th. Find out more about Einstein here!
  • Azzie and Laura have now earned their USEA Novice Gold Medal!

Spring 2014

  • Azzie and Laura have done very well showing this spring! They have now earned their USDF Bronze Medal and USDF Freestyle Bronze Bar awards. See some of their show results, pictures, and links to videos on Azzie's page 

Winter 2014

  • New show results and photos for Azzie and Laura!


Fall/Winter 2013-14

  • New show results and photos for Azzie and Laura from the USDF Championships!


Fall 2013

  • Lots of new pictures of Illianna! This talented young filly continues to mature and improve and shows great promise for the show ring
  • New pictures of Izraya (aka Ivy, formerly Izzy) and Elazarr with their new owners
  • Azzie and Laura continue to do well in the show ring. They earned their USDF/Dover Saddlery Adult Amateur Medal in September! They have qualified for the Regional Dressage Championships in October in the Adult Amateur divisions of First and Second Level, as well as First Level Freestyle. Results and pictures here!
  • Below: Parking Lot Ginger, the farm's newest cat


Spring 2013

  • Lots of new show results on Azzie and Laura! They continue to do well in the eventing and dressage world, including USDF wins in First Level tests and Freestyles! They are now qualified for the Regional Dressage Championships in October and the American Eventing Championships in September. Results and pictures here!
  • Dogwood welcomes Chance, an appaloosa in his teens who joined over the winter. Chance was the former show horse of Hannah Harrison (Elazarr's new owner). Pictures and more information coming soon!
  • It is with great sadness that Dogwood Trace Trakehners reports the passing of Ardriane (mother of Azzie). She was the first foal bred by Dogwood Trace Trakehners, and she will be missed. Her son Azzie will continue to carry on her legacy in the show ring and promote the Trakehner breed with his wins. Read more about Ardriane here.

February 2013

  • Congratulations to the Harrison family on becoming the new owners of Elazarr! Hannah plans to show hunter/jumpers with Elazarr and Lauren plans to ride him in dressage. We wish them all much success and happiness!


December 2012

  • Happy holidays from Dogwood Trace Trakehners!
  • Congratulations to Jennifer Parrish on the purchase of Izraya! Jennifer plans to show Izzy for a few years and then use her as a broodmare. Training updates on Izzy's page! We wish them much success!
  • Azzie and Laura continue to do well in eventing! They have now earned 2 of the 3 clean cross-country runs needed to qualify for the 2013 American Eventing Championships at Novice Level. More pictures and information here
  • Ephinia is now offered for sale. More information about this talented horse here

 Fall 2012

  • Lots of new show results and pictures of Azzie and Laura! They are doing phenomenal in the show ring, both in dressage and eventing!
  • New show results and pictures of Adaiah, who helped Sandy earn a USDF Bronze Medal!
  • Lots of new pictures and updates of Elazarr under saddle!
  • Lots of new pictures of Izzy, Illianna and Sammie!
  • New videos of Elazarr, Izzy and Illianna at


August 2012

  •     Welcome to Dogwood Trace Trakehners' newest resident, Sammie! She is a 12 year old registered Arabian mare. Some information and pictures on her page here - more to follow!


June 15, 2012

  • Adaiah's page has been updated with new show records and goals!
  • Updates added to Eli's page about his new home

June 6, 2012

  • Congratulations to Sharon Bell on the purchase on Eligah! We wish them both much happiness, and hope to receive frequent updates! More information on Eli's page
  • We wish Jenny well on her return to Germany! She did a great job with the horses and will be missed by all the people and animals!
  • New pictures of Ezra and Eli jumping and on the trail
  • Pictures added of Elazarr and Ephinia under saddle
  • New pictures and information of Azzie schooling cross-country
  • New pictures added of all the horses!


May 2012

Azzie showed in the Houston Dressage Society Level 5 Spring Show and did great! Pictures and results available on his page here.


March 2012

  • Azzie has attended two different shows this month - his first ever horse trial (combined training event) as well as a USDF rated dressage show! He did fantastic at both, placing in all of his large classes and earning nice scores! See pictures/information from each of his shows on his page. Congratulations to Laura and Azzie!
  • Eli also attended a horse show this month! Eli and Jenny attended a hunter/jumper show, and did well at Eli's first over fences show! Pictures and information available on Eli's page.
  • New pictures of Elazarr being lunged over jumps added to his page


December 2011

  • Azzie has a new home with Laura Murray in TX! Congratulations to both! Laura plans to show Azzie in dressage and eventing. We wish them the best and hope to receive many updates!
  • Several new pictures of Azzie in his new home and with Laura added to his page

November 2011

  • Eli showed training level recently and did great! This was his first time showing since his in hand classes as a two year old. More pictures and information on his page.
  • Azzie is now jumping small courses with a rider! See pictures and more information on his page here
  • Jumper has returned to Tennessee and been reunited with the girl who has owned her most of her life! We wish them the best!
  • New picture of Illianna playing in the pasture

Oct 2011

  • Welcome to Jenny Altmann, foreign exchange student from Germany! Find out more about her here!
  • New riding pictures of Eli and Azzie, and jumping photos of Irisa
  • New videos of Eli and Irisa on our YouTube page
  • New liberty pictures of Illianna, Izzy, Ephinia and Flash
  • New pictures of Ezra and Elazarr lunging
  • New structure and information on the About Dogwood Trace Trakehners page
  • Dogwood Trace Trakehners says goodbye to an old friend in the loss of Scat Cat. This faithful cat came to the farm as a kitten and lived a good, long life while winning the hearts of all who met her. Everyone will miss the gentle Guardian of the Saddle Pads.

May 2011

 Winter 2010

September 2010

May 7, 2010


April 17, 2010

  • Izzy has arrived! Isis gave birth to the healthy filly on April 13. Mother and daughter are both doing well. Izzy is the granddaughter of Irisa
  • Dogwood Trace has another new horse in the gift of PF Royal Dreams, aka Jumper!
  • Azzie and Ezra have both been started over fences! See training updates on their pages.
  • An equine photo shoot will take place next weekend, so look for lots of new pictures soon!


January 2010

 November 2009

  • Congratulations to Ephinia and Elazarr, who were highly successful at the American Trakehner Association Convention!
  • Ephinia and Elazarr were both first in their respective classes, and Ephinia was Grand Champion Filly/Mare and Elazarr was Reserve Champion Colt/Gelding! Find more information and pictures on their pages!
  • Pictures of Magritte, the stallion Isis is in foal to for 2010, have been added to Isis' page! The photos were taken at the ATA Convention


September 2009

 Eli, all tucked in on the new property in Mississippi!

Summer 2009

  • Ellie and Isis are in foal for 2010!
  • Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Amy. She was a very sweet mare who produced nice foals. Her legacy will live on through her offspring.
  • Birthdays:

May 2009 News:

  • Lots of horses have birthdays!:
    • May 8: Happy birthday Ezra! He is now three.
    • May 9: Happy birthday Ephinia! She is now a year old.
    • May 23: Happy birthday Ellie! She turns 13.
    • May 28: Happy birthday Azariah! He turns four years old.
    • May 29: Happy birthday Isis! She turns 8.
  • Johnny has been sold! Congratulations to new owner Paula!

April 21, 2009:

 April 9, 2009:

  • Happy birthday Irisa! She turns 14 today. Click here to read more about this lovely horse for sale!
  • April and May are the months for birthdays! Two of our current horses have birthdays in April, and another five in May!

March 24, 2009:

  • Happy birthday Eligah! He is now officially five years old. Click here to find out more about Eli!

 February 21:

  • The farm has completed the moving process and is now officially located in Mississippi!
  • Azzie and Ezra are doing great under saddle, and both have been ridden on the trails (with new horses) and remained quiet and calm! They are ready to become your new show partners!
  • Dressage and jumping horse Irisa is now offered for sale and is ready to show!

January 29, 2009:

 January 18, 2009:

Scat Cat, all packed and ready to go to Mississippi!

 January 2, 2009:

  • The first load of horses has safely arrived in Mississippi!
  • Lots of pictures of Ellie added!
  • New pictures of Elazarr, Ezra and Irisa

 December 31, 2008:

  • Ephinia's sire, Oskar II, has been awarded the Gold Performance award by the American Trakehner Association for his accomplishments in dressage! Congratulations, Oskar II *Pg*! To view some of his results, click here.
  • Happy New Years from all the horses at Dogwood Trace Trakehners!

December 28, 2008:

  • The new property in Mississippi is almost ready for horses! More pictures coming soon!

  December 18, 2008:

  • Former board Harlequin on Tap, aka Johnny, is now for sale! He is a 2002 dun Appendix Quarter Horse gelding.
  • New pictures added of Elazarr, Ephinia, Ezra, Flash, Isis, Ardriane and Amy!
  • Hope has been moved to another barn since Dogwood Trace Trakehners is relocating to Mississippi.