What an exciting weekend. The CW Event Team competed in the Richland Horse Trials last weekend. It is always a really well run event with World Class competitors. This year was no exception.
Ready For April competed in both the Novice HT and the 5 Year Old Young Event Horse. GoingToSeattle also competed in the novice division. And, Simba went to run around the preliminary track.
Ready finished 2nd in the Young Event Horse and 3rd in the Horse trials. I am really excited about this horse. He has what it takes to become an upper level event horse and now, thanks to Becky Broussard, I am going to be able to make that happen. Becky purchased Ready this weekend and I will keep the ride on him. I cannot tell you how excited I am about this. Thank you Becky!!
Slewboy was better both in dressage and on XC. I am still working on his balance in the canter so in the SJ ring so he can leave the rails in the cups. He is very brave but not super careful!!
Simba started off the weekend really well. He was great in dressage placing third. On Saturday, he jumped around a solid preliminary course that was full of combinations and crowds of people. We were eight seconds under time which is right where I wanted to be. He has really improved his gallop. We were still in 3rd going into SJ on Sunday. Unfortunately we dropped three rails, I rode too conservatively in the first line, ended up chasing a bit to the second and he didn’t like that!! The three rails dropped us right out of the ribbons:(. Carry on with the practice!
A big thanks to Kate, Ellen, Stacy, Suzie and her Mom- Maureen, Devon, and Donna for all of your help this weekend. My new groom had a family wedding to attend so I was on my own on the drive up and back but everyone was a huge help!!
The team heads to the American Eventing Championships in two weeks! See you there!