We love and respect our horses

Horses owned by Jackie Rusaw are featured here.

Once a horse joins the Rusaw family, it becomes a family member in every sense of the words. Horses at Coveside include past and present athletes for Jackie, brood mares who have produced the fine youngsters in development here, and trusted ponies now teaching the Rusaw children and other young people how to be effective and sensitive riders.

 

Tango

  • Age: 2000
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Chestnut
  • Breed: Dutch Warmblood

Tango is by the great stallion Idocus, out of Never Say Never, the foundation mare of Martha Haley’s successful breeding program. Tango is truly in love with his job. This horse gives 110% every time he steps in the jumper ring. He and Jackie share an amazing relationship in and out of the ring. Together they have numerous wins throughout the Maritimes, Quebec and Vermont. A true friend and athlete.

Sweetie – “Tri-Star”

  • Age: 1998
  • Gender: Mare
  • Color: Chestnut
  • Breed: Large Pony Cross

Sweetie and Rhyan Rusaw finished a first full season together on a real high note – the team qualified to compete at the Royal Winter Fair in the medium hunter pony division. Rhyan and Sweetie had a great experience – and capped off the competition with a fantastic 4th place finish in the Pony Hunter Stake. Sweetie is a real sweetheart in the barn and Rhyan is looking forward to many great years of enjoyment and success in the pony hunters with this awesome pony.

Jake Rusaw and Ralphie 

Ralphie

  • Age: 2006
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Grey
  • Breed: Warmblood X

Ralphie is ridden by Jakob Rusaw.  Ralphie has been developing in the hunter ring, and is the perfect partner for this developing rider. Jakob rode him in 2015 in the novice divisions and they are looking forward to the upcoming season.

Derby – “Debonaire”

  • Age: 2008
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Bay
  • Breed: Warmblood

Derby was born on Kentucky Derby day in 2008 here at Coveside Stables. In 2015, Steph Potter took over the ride and they ended the season on a high note as the Modified Hunter Champions at the 2015 Coveside Classic. Derby has a striking presence and turns heads wherever he goes. Steph and Jackie are looking forward to developing his true potential.

Art – SOLD (See Client Horses)

  • Age: 2009
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Chestnut
  • Breed: Warmblood

Art was born at Coveside to Aggie, out of Cabardino. He has started his training under saddle and he is a gentleman, so kind and willing. He is proving to be a talented hunter prospect and Jackie has recently sold him to long-time client and student, Donna Neave.

Karl

  • Age: 2008
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Bay
  • Breed: Warmblood

Karl was born at Coveside to Kira (x Rio Grande) by Cabardino. Karl is a natural athlete: built to jump and very curious. He has just been started under saddle and we are looking forward to seeing him succeed in whatever job he chooses. Karl was born at Coveside to Kira (x Rio Grande) by Cabardino. Karl is a natural athlete: built to jump and very curious. He has just been started under saddle and we are looking forward to seeing him succeed in whatever job he chooses.

Hera

  • Age: 2012
  • Gender: Mare
  • Color: Brown
  • Breed: Warmblood

Hera is half-sister to Tango, out of Never Say Never by Banderas, the jumper stallion. Hera is proving to be kind, and a well mannered baby who settled in well with her mates, Ava and Katara. She is enjoying her time growing in Coveside’s vast fields, where there is plenty of room to run. Jackie is excited to watch Hera grow and develop.

 

Kira – “Rio’s Laskira”

  • Age: 2001
  • Gender: Mare
  • Color: Dark Bay
  • Breed: Warmblood

Kira is a retired jumper mare, who has now produced several nice foals for Coveside. She is pictured here with Katara. Kira is a big, athletic alpha mare, and she guides her band through the vast pastures here at Coveside with the grace of a true matriach. She is shown here with Katara.

Aggie – “Baywatch”

  • Age: 1999
  • Gender: Mare
  • Color: Bay
  • Breed: Belgian Warmblood

This amazing mother is truly a miracle. Aggie sustained a life threatening injury on the show circuit, and she came to Coveside to recuperate. Since then she has proven to be a wonderful broodmare, and she has proven several times that she is meant to be raising babies. Aggie started her sport career in the hunter ring, and we are thrilled that she found her way back to Coveside. She is pictured here with Ava.

Jimmy – “Amigo”

  • Age: 2001
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Chestnut
  • Breed: Warmblood

Jimmy was the first foal born at Coveside, to Jody, Jackie’s beloved mare. Jimmy has been a late bloomer, but has now decided that he loves dressage and loves to perform. He loves the attention of his rider, Nancy Murray, and the more attention he gets the more he succeeds in his training.

Bling

  • Age: 2008
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Appaloosa
  • Breed: Connemara

Bling is a mighty machine. Not wanting to be a pony, he grew to be a small horse with an amazing motor. He loved the jumper ring. He now loves to hack and adventure through our trails and he has a willing, determined personality. Bling is a little Appy with a great heart.

Flave – “For Flavour” – SOLD

  • Age: 2007
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Chestnut
  • Breed: Warmblood

Flavour is a big softie, who is also a big, athletic jumper. He is taking his time to maturity due to his size, but he shows his talent and his willingness to please. Flavour has been sold and has a new home in Florida.  We are sure he will have an exciting future.

Nikki – “Nickolodeon”

  • Age: 1988
  • Gender: Mare
  • Color: Grey
  • Breed: Welsh Pony

You name it, Nikki has done it. She is our resident senior citizen, and we thank her for bringing many children through the ranks of lead line and walk-trot. Nikki is one of a kind. She is a bandy-legged, big-hearted bundle that everyone loves. She is spending her retirement mentoring the ponies and living out her remaining years as a Coveside fixture.

Ben – “More Applause”

  • Age: 2000
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Grey
  • Breed: Medium Pony

Ben is quite a man. He has been a best friend here at Coveside to many, and has taught several children how to ride a hunter course. He has shown successfully for many years, and he earned the right to compete at the Royal Winter Fair in 2009 with Katie Horn. He has the ability to teach the most beginner rider and he can do the job for an experienced pony rider. Ben will be here for life. Jakob Rusaw rode Ben for a few years and he is pictured here winning the Novice Hunter division at the 2012 Coveside Classic.

Pippin – “Toy Story” – LEASED

  • Age: 2003
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Grey
  • Breed: Medium Welsh Pony

Pippin is has matured into a great pony hunter. His big stride and cute jump are rewarded in the show ring. He is a great teacher and we know he will continue to be successful for many pony riders into the future. Pippin has been leased for the 2016 season.

Acorn – “Prince Charming”

  • Age: 2003
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Chestnut
  • Breed: Small Welsh Pony

Acorn is Coveside’s resident small, who thinks he is very large. His outgoing personality is hard to resist. He has shown successfully in the pony hunters and with Sophie Locke made it to the Royal Winter Fair in 2012. He loves attention and will have many more years of success in the show ring.

Dream – “Cookies and Cream”

  • Age: 1997
  • Gender: Mare
  • Color: Grey
  • Breed: Morgan X

Dream is our resident teacher. She has been there and done that, and is so amazing with children of all levels. Dream has been successful throughout the years, and in 2016 will be partnered with Brooke Levy in the show ring under Jackie’s tutelage. Dream will be here for life.

Ziggy – “Ironbound” – LEASED

  • Age: 2001
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Grey
  • Breed: Connemara

Ziggy has no idea he is a pony. His horse stride and awesome jump allow him to be very competitive in the jumper ring. He was under lease to Lane Yuill for two seasons and they ended in fine form in 2014 in the Pony Jumper Division at the Royal Winter Fair, winning great ribbons. He has been leased for the 2016 season. We love watching Ziggy in the ring – always fast and careful.

Spencer

  • Age: 2010
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Grey
  • Breed: American Sport Pony

Spencer joined the Coveside Family early in 2014. He is an American Sport Pony, by the champion Morton’s Aristocat. He debuted in training shows in 2014 and he is already a barn favourite.

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