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”

Go Johnny Go!

On Sunday I went down to North Atlanta Equestrian with Johnny (aka ‘Simply Priceless’) to do some gallop sets as part of our training for Badminton in a month. While there, I helped my friend Rebecca Bowman with some mustangs and took my new OTTB for a spin.

Practical Joker (aka ‘PJ’) is my new Retired Racehorse Thoroughbred Makeover horse. During his racehorse career, He raced 36 times and won over 87k at the track. His tail has been eaten off and he needs some groceries, but he’s a good mover and really fun to ride. I’m super excited about this horse and look forward to seeing how he develops in the coming months.

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.

Wellington here we come

Heading towards Wellington after finishing up at Rocking Horse in Ocala, Florida. Johnny did not appreciate how close the dressage arena was to the highway at Rocking Horse, and it showed in his dressage score. We’ll see how he runs at Wellington, which is a more enclosed space.

Lucky Number Seven placed second in open novice with a 25.7. Bright Water aka Teddy has come along for a field trip, and I’m going to enter him in a couple of jumper classes while in Wellington.

I’m really excited to have Corteo with me, who is coming back after an injury two years ago. I’m been taking my time with this one, as he has so much potential and I wanted to make sure is was nice and strong before returning to competition. Bringing him with me is just the first step in preparing him to cope with these types of new environments.