He was the horse that gave me wings. No jump was too big for him. H e made cottsmore leap feel like a novice fence. He was a machine. He would fight to get inside the flags for me. Truly an amazing horse. The best cross country horse I have ever ridden
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.
It wasn’t the greatest day. 5 rails in show jumping with Johnny is a strong reminder of how humbling this sport is, and why you really need to fight if you are going to succeed. The day also marked Corteo’s first dressage test in about two years. Needless to say, he was a little ‘exuberant.’Continue reading “2017 Carolina Horse Trials – Day 2”
The Carolina Horse Trials began on Wednesday. After our extensive warm up routine, Johnny put in a solid performance scoring a 53.8 to finish in 33rd after dressage in the CIC Three Star division.
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 newContinue reading “Go Johnny Go!”
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 evenContinue reading “He’s back!”
Behind the scenes, competition footage, and commentary from my ride with Simply Priceless (aka Johnny) at the 2017 Wellington Eventing Showcase.
First helmet cam video of the season! Simply Priceless was so good on cross country at the $100,000 Land Rover Wellington Eventing Showcase. Excellent training for our first Badminton in just a few short months. #GoJohnnyGo
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 openContinue reading “Wellington here we come”
With snow at home at Rock Creek Farms in Jasper, GA last weekend, I escaped down to Florida to compete in the Ocala Winter I Horse Trials with Simply Priceless (aka Johnny), Bright Water (aka Teddy), and Indiana Chrome (aka Indy). In this episode, I provide some commentary on my Intermediate dressage and cross countryContinue reading “The Tough Get Going”