This weekend brought a fun time at Sporting Days Horse Trials. Hope, Nevaeh, and Vegas started us out on a very soggy Saturday. As most of you know the Southeast had horrible storms over the weekend and although we were wet we were spared most of the damage, our thoughts are with those who were not so lucky.
Vegas started things off competing in his first Preliminary, and he was super, although a little distracted in the show jumping. This will come, and he gave me a great ride cross country over some difficult combinations, one was a double of angled hedges and the other was a pretty stiff coffin.
|Preliminary Cross Country at Sporting Days|
Hope was not to be outdone (at least not by much), and she also put in a lovely dressage test. Unfortunately, I made her pull a rail at the second fence in stadium, but other than that she was foot perfect, still ending up 2nd.
Kim Russell flew down from PA to ride her mare, I'm Perfect (Diamond), who has been spending the winter with us in Aiken. They had one of their best dressage tests, tying for second and then adding a single rail and a little time on XC to finish 9th.
Sunday brought Sport and Lazer Lavender out...what fun those two were!
Sport as some of you may know has been a little overwhelmed with warmups, but today he was quiet and easy, a real pleasure. He also stayed this way in the ring and tried super hard and came home with a 6th place finish out of 19 in his first recognized novice. As I said last time a sure sign of wonderful things to come.
The real eye catcher of the weekend was Lazer Lavender though, and she gathered many fans. Lavender, a Connemara cross, has come to us from Texas, and I have to say she makes me laugh and giggle; she is so much fun to ride.
|Lavender - Pony! Pony!|
We will have pictures later this week of all of the horses as the wonderful photographers of GRCPhoto were here.
We also want to congratulate some clients of C Square that did well at Sporting Days, including Erin Renfroe and Porter Creek, 4th in Training Horse; Barbara Brown and Patmos Bentley, 3rd in Beginner Novice Rider; Sarah Blum and Grey Street, 5th in Novice Rider; and Anna Fogerty and Dunlavin Fox, 2nd in Junior Open Novice.
Talk to everyone soon,