Thursday, May 20, 2010

Chattahoochee Hills

I have an easier week now with no competitions this weekend, which is rare but should be an opportunity to tackle some yard work! I was at Chattahoochee Hills last weekend in Georgia. This is the venue for the American Eventing Championships in September and also the final selection trial before the World Equestrian Games. It is an incredible facility on the Chattahoochee River and only 30 minutes from the Atlanta Airport. It is still very new, but I think will become one of the nicest venues in the country.

I am very excited to have Woodburn back in the barn after his post Rolex break at his owner's(Annie Jones) farm. He will start off with one week of walking and then slowly I will add flatwork and conditioning. Milo (TruLuck) has been with me all along since he didn't do a CCI this year. It is great to be able to spend more time training him without the taxing effect of a big event. Chip (The Foreman) is still at Annie's farm and is doing his walking week there.

Summer is fastly approaching and I know will fly by in the lead up to all the excitement this fall.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Jersey Fresh CCI*** & CIC***

Just completed the Jersey Fresh Three Day Event. I had Jan Byyny's young horse, Inmidair (JR), in the CCI*** and TruLuck (Milo) in the CIC***. JR and I didn't get our act together that well in the dressage phase and received a score of 58. Things looked up from there with a good, fast cross country round on Saturday and a clean SJ on Sunday to end in second place to the exciting pair of Tiana Coudray and her lovely grey horse. Milo won the CIC despite my rider error in the SJ which added 4 penalties to his score. Both horses will have an easier time for a couple of weeks and then start the final build up to the WEG.


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Jersey Fresh

So, I had a week to catch my breath and catch up on some sleep after Rolex and am now on my way to the CCI*** and CIC*** at Jersey Fresh. Unfortunately, I had to scratch Connaught as he was not right, so I just have TruLuck in the CIC*** and Jan Byyny's Inmidair in the CCI***. It will still be a pretty busy weekend, as I have a handful of students to help as well. I hope to update on my progress throughout the weekend.