This weekend included a trip to Maryland with Mike Pendleton, for the Fair Hill International Horse Trials. Electra our grey goddess :), took third in her Opening Training-A division. Contaro, has been delivering with his dressage tests, and growing more and more confident in his abilities through his stadium jumping rounds, and cross country. Can’t wait to see what the next year holds for these two!
Boyd and Thomas finished LRK3DE on their dressage score of 27.9! Double clear cross country, stadium jumping, taking second place and being the highest placing Americans, they are the National Champions!
Thomas and Boyd had an amazing dressage test on Friday afternoon, securing third place with a 27.9!
We all know cross country day is the most nerve racking, exciting, heart wrenching day. The first three riders on course today, fell off! Even though we were all a little shaken by the initial chaos, Boyd and Thomas ran cross country like machines. They finished at 11:11 within the time and no faults, DOUBLE CLEAR! This put them in SECOND place on their initial dressage score! We are less than one rail away from the current and previous Kentucky champ, Oliver Townend. But, the highest scoring Americans 🙂
Sunday includes the last inspection and stadium begins at 1pm. Stadium jumping will be an edge-of-the-seat experience for sure.
Cue and Thomas had a dressage show this weekend! Boyd wanted to focus on dressage knowing that our horses would be excited, assuming they were doing a cross country run the next day. But not this time…
Cue won her 3rd Level Test 1 class with a 70%!
Thomas was feeling a bit fresh as well but still went home with a 65.375%.
This weekend was something else! Boyd took 1st the CCI3*, CIC3* and CCI2* at the Jersey Fresh International. Two of those firsts happened to be our mares in their own 2* and 3* debuts! On Cue in the CCI2* and KYRA in the CIC3*!