Wednesday, April 14, 2010

First Blog

This is my first enry on my blog "Road to WEG" and my first blog ever! We are coming down to the last days before Rolex and Badminton and things are pretty hectic at the barn. It has been a long Spring build up and now the two Spring four stars are nearly here. We pull out early Monday morning for Lexington and then I leave the Sunday night after Rolex for Badminton.

I used the Southern Pines and The Fork Horse Trials as a final prep for Rolex and Badminton for my potential WEG horses.

The Foreman, aka Chip, and Khoeps Du Quesnay, aka Danny, had their last runs at Southern Pines. Both ran well, coming 3rd and 4th respectively in the Advanced class and came out of it pretty well. Chip and Danny are both aimed at Rolex. Chip is experienced at this level but it is Danny's first four star. Woodburn finished 6th at The Fork in the CIC*** division and is going to Badminton. I also have Waterfront, Jan Byyny's horse, going to Rolex. We are still getting to know each other, but he was 5th in the Advanced class at the Fork, so that is looking pretty good. TruLuck was 3rd at The Fork. Coming off his 4th place at Burghley in September he will just do horse trials leading up to WEG.

Rolex this year is going to be really exciting and a perfect build up to the WEG. I encourage any fans and supporters to come out to watch next week. Once again, I will be signing posters at the Cosequin booth after Cross Country on Saturday. Hope to see you there!



Anonymous said...

Thanks for blogging. I'm a new fan to eventing and I'm excited at attending my first Rolex this year. The best of luck to you and your horses--we'll be cheering for you!

elizabeth said...

good luck and wishing you healthy horses and body ...will be there cheering you on at WEG!!!

Anonymous said...

This past weekend my Old Dominion Region Pony club competed in the Carolina Region's Eventing Rally. The first thing that we noticed when unloading horses and equipment was that the stickers on the stalls said Phillip Dutton. One of the girls was very excited about also having Woodburn's name on her stall. We thought it was a lucky omen. It sure was. We were first overall and all three riders qualified for USPC Championships! We love you Phillip Dutton!