The CW Event Team went to Rocking Horse III this weekend. I was very busy riding 5 horses and Amanda did a great job keeping up with all my rides.
Simba started his competition on Friday. He went over to perform his dressage test and show jump. He scored a 31.30 in dressage and was tied for 2nd. After show jumping several hours later, Simba broke the tie by jumping clear. He was bold, brave, and happily galloped around the Open Preliminary cross country course. His double clear round on cross country moved him into 1st place! Simba and I also had the lowest score of all Preliminary divisions for the entire weekend. The CW Event Team is very excited about this big win!
Saturday started the competition weekend for several other horses including Charlie Brown who scored a 32.50 putting him in an 8th place tie in the Open Novice division. Charlie Brown was very well behaved in the show jumping and moved up to a tie for 7th. He was double clean on cross country and finished 8th for the weekend.
Next to go was Bigtime Magic in the Open Novice division. She scored a 36.50 in dressage and was in 16th but her careful and double clear show jumping round moved her up to 12th. This mare had a great run and was double clean on cross country moving her up to finish 11th.
Forli’s Match scored a 42.00 in dressage in the Open Novice division. His double clear round in show jumping moved him up in the placings. He was also a good boy jumping clean on cross country and adding only 2.40 time faults as we continue to work on his canter and balance in the open.
Action Now was also in the Open Novice division. This horse is getting better in the ring every time I get him out. He was quiet and scored a 38.0 in dressage. We had an unlucky rub in the show jumping and added 4 faults to our score but I was happy with how he jumped around. Action also jumped double clean on cross country moving him up to have a nice finish for the weekend.
I will be home next weekend for lessons. Please contact me to schedule those as soon as possible as I am starting to schedule them now. I look forward to seeing all of you. I have some students heading to Pine Top next weekend and I wish all of you luck! And, as always, keep kicking.