2017 Carolina Horse Trials – Wrap Up

Simply Priceless does cross country in the CIC 3 star division (his favorite!) and Indiana Chrome (aka ‘Indy’) completes the final two phases of competition at theTraining level at the Carolina Horse Trials. Continue reading “2017 Carolina Horse Trials – Wrap Up”

He’s back!

The Rocking Horse Winter II horse trials were great experience for Indy and Emit. for Indy, it was his first competition at the Training level. For my big banana boat Emit, this was his first recognized show ever! I was so proud of him as he maintained his composure and stayed in the ring even when confronted by a scary napkin. He nickered the whole way through his Novice dressage test, which couldn’t help but make me smile.

Simply Priceless (aka Johnny) and Hwin also made it to Rocking Horse this last time around. I’m focussing of show jumping with Johnny as we prepare for Badminton at the beginning of May. This is Hwin’s last competition until the fall, and I was really with her performance.

I’m incredibly excited to have Corteo (aka Tate) back in work and ready to compete after two years of rehab. He’s healthy, fit, and ready to take the world of eventing by storm.

Indiana Chrome’s first Training!

Since this was Indy’s first training, I decided to school him through the water first. So I made a little detour (which is completely allowed.) He did get a little confused (fussing a little because he was distracted by the other jumps). Once he got his feet wet, he was then very brave to drop in the water. Success! Very proud of him as he was very game and really seemed to enjoy it!

Spreading Flipping Cheer

Because ECOGOLD makes the #HardestWorkingPad, they helped me to #SpreadFlippingCheer to my long-time working student Aly Rattazzi…but it required a little bit of BUCKEYE® Nutrition trickery.

Emit (aka ‘Baby Mustang’), Teddy (British Warmblood), and Indy (Off the Track thoroughbred) compete at the Poplar Place Farm schooling show. I’m so proud of the progress these boys are making! A big thanks to Sarah Bowman for capturing video from the event!

It was disgusting

Indy is going to be quite a nice horse for the future, and I’m excited to see how he progresses. Joey gets a flashlight. Timothy and I celebrate our anniversary by visiting the World of Coca-Cola and eating at Gunshow, an Atlanta restaurant recently opened by Kevin Gillespie of Top Chef fame.

Guest appearances by Joey Ward (Executive Chef) and Michael Behn from Gunshow.

Off The Hook Thoroughbreds

My new thoroughbreds are RIDICULOUS! We’ve had a great week of training, with lot of new experiences. Indy is starting to learn that not all ground is flat and that horses are actually all terrain vehicles. Henri has HUGE potential. As I encourage his sense of curiosity, his playful personality is really starting to shine through. A huge thank you to Rebecca Bowman for organizing a fantastic event at North Atlanta Equestrian.