Tuesday, May 10, 2011

MCTA and Jersey...

Good morning to all,

The sun is shining, birds are chirping and I'm blogging!

We spent Saturday at MCTA horse trials with Hope, Ho Hum and Gabby and Gillian.  Gillian led the crew with a lovely test and two clear jump rounds to finish 3rd.  Ho Hum was also very good, and ended up 7th out of 26 in a novice section, and Hope put in a better dressage test, added a rail and was super on cross country!
Courtney, Gillian, and Gabby before Stadium at MCTA

Neal also got to take Hope out cross country schooling the weekend before and is chomping at the bit about getting to take her out...we will do another cross country school first!

We have a few new horses that have come in, mostly Training packers with the ability to go on.  We also have sold a few, including Jeeves who went to a wonderful man, Matt Morrison from Ithaca, NY who trains with one of my first working students Chloe Ota.

His sale makes 26 sold for the year, so let me know if I can be of help with any others.

Also we are looking for some additional horses for me that show some potential for upper level eventing.

Speaking of upper level eventing, Who's A Star, goes to Jersey Fresh CCI** today.  He has been training really well and has matured this year.  It is hard to believe he is 8 already.  Having his sisters around definitely reminds me of how things start and proceed with young horses, big improvements and then like watching grass grow they make slow and steady progress.

I am very lucky to have been able to breed and train our own.

I also want to thank everyone who has helped my riding and training develop, it is very exciting to consider that I have put in an application to be considered for the Pan American Team.

Please remember..."It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; Who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."

We will be keeping up with you from Jersey....stop by if you are there....


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