Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I just arrived home from The Event at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana. It was an incredible experience and a great success. All credit is given to the Broussard Family and organizers for putting on such a fantastic event. Everything was done so well. From the flight for the horses, the footing, weather and scenery made it a great trip and a good experience for the horses.

I was pleased overall with my three horses. TruLuck was 3rd, Inmidair was 6th and Fernhill Eagle was 12th in the CIC***-W division. I did not have such a great day on show jump day with TruLuck and so have some work to do there.

I am home for the weekend and then gear up for Millbrook Horse Trials next week. Connaught is making his first appearance in his build up to the WEG!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Cosequin Stuart Horse Trials Photos

Cosequin Stuart Horse Trials

I just got back from a very well run Cosequin Stuart Horse Trials. Situated in Victor, NY, this is a real community event. The very hilly terrain makes for great spectator viewing of the cross country and makes it pretty demanding fitness wise for the horses. I was very pleased with my horses and felt they had a really good educational run. Syd Kent was 2nd in the CIC** and Why Not won one of the preliminary divisions.

I am off to Montana where my horses are waiting for me. More after that event. Fingers crossed!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Few Busy Weeks Ahead!

I just got back from a busy weekend in Maryland at Loch Moy Horse Trials. Luckily we have just gotten some well deserved rain over the weekend and today! Although my priority is preparing for the WEG, my job and responsibilities carry on with some of my younger horses and taking care of things at home. I competed 5 horses on Saturaday and 4 on Sunday at Loch Moy. A young volunteer named, Brooklyn and her grandfather who were helping in the showjump warmup calculated that I had jumped 382 jumps that weekend....something you don't usually think about, but I found interesting. It's going to be a little easier this weekend at Stuart Horse Trials with the added bonus of Evie and the girls travelling up to spend the weekend. We then have a quick turnaround and I fly to Rebecca Farm in Montana to compete Truluck and Fernhill Eagle in the CIC3*. I am really looking forward to competing there, I have heard great things about it!


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Summer Heat!

I am sure its the same for almost everyone ... we are in the middle of a pretty nasty heat wave on the east coast. Luckily last week was a bit cooler for us while we hosted our annual camp. The camp days were long but very rewarding. It means so much more as a teacher and coach when you get to know each rider and horse on a day to day basis. I really enjoyed our group this year and look forward to following their progress throughout the year.

Milo and Woodburn returned from their dressage month in Florida with Oded Shimoni. It has been a great exercise for both horses and for me as well. Woodburn is so much more trusting now and is accepting of the work and training. Sometimes he can be a bit of a red head!

Milo is getting ready for his first run in leadup to the WEG. This will be the CIC*** at Rebecca Farm in Montana. It is really exciting as there is a group of east coast horses going out to support the event. I sure do hope it is cooler in Montana!