I just returned from Millbrook where my long time partner, Connaught, started in the Advanced division. He was so glad to be back competing - you could see it in his eye and the way he carried himself! He was good in all phases and ended up 6th.
This event was part of the PRO Tour. These are events throughout the country that the organizers and the Professional Riders Organization (PRO) join together to run. Our idea is to bring in more spectators and fans to the sport by adding to the entertainment for the weekend, such as a pony club gymkana and course walks for the show jumping and cross country like they did at Millbrook. This seems to be working with a nice crowd and an overall successful event. The next event on the PRO tour is the Plantation Field International Horse Trials in Unvionville, PA September 17-19.
The next two weeks of my WEG preparation entails jump lessons with Katie Prudent in Middleburg, VA. I will have Woodburn, TruLuck and The Foreman there this week and then next week possibly a jumper class or two. Hopefully, I will have good things to report next time.