Monthly Archive for February, 2011

Rocking Horse

Happy Monday everyone!  What a beautiful weekend!  We don’t mean to rub it in but it was sunny and warm this weekend here in Florida.  Where else do they waive coats in the middle of February?  The CW Event Team took three horses to compete this weekend and we are proud of each of them.  Simba was 2nd in the Open Preliminary ending on his dressage  score!  I think he enjoyed himself quite a bit out on the cross country course!  Ready for April and Gointoseattle rose the challenge at their first Training level event.  It was a serious course for the first timers but they were both brave and jumped great!  The show-jumping proved a challenge for most horses this weekend, but we are headed over to HITS to get some extra practice this week.  2Gointoseattle and Cathy looking confident last weekend at Ocala Horse Trails!

4Ready for April, as usual, taking no chances about touching this fence!

I have attached a couple of flyers about some cross country schooling days at the Kentucky Horse Park so please get out and help out if you can!

Until next time,

Keep Kicking!

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Ocala Horse Trials

Greetings from sunny Florida!

The horses are all into serious work down here and went to the first competition of the season last weekend. Everyone came out for a good start and it was nice to be in such good company. We took three horses out; Simba, Slewboy and Ready.     Simba had a very nice dressage test, scoring 29.1 to settle into 3rd place in the OP division. He came in Saturday morning with a small knock on his leg, so we decided to scratch him but he is fine form today. I was pleased with Slewboy’s dressage. He had a fantastic trip on cross country to settle into 6th place in the novice division. He had one rail in showjumping, showing much improvement. He was very happy to get to show-off for his owner, Gay Darsie.  She drove over to see him. Thanks Gay!!   Ready for April had a nice dressage test on Friday. He was fast and brave on cross country, putting out a great effort for his last novice. On Sunday he jumped clean to land in 6th place. All three boys will be out next weekend at Rocking Horse I where Ready and Slewboy will have their training level debut!
While those three have been working hard at eventing, some of the others have been experiencing the world at HITS, the huge hunter-jumper show here in Ocala!  Forli has been jumping really well and gearing up for some hunter-jumper shows.  With all the activity at HITS it has been great for these horses to go over and see it all.

We got some good news from home recently: Simba won a MSEDA award for Preliminary HT!  Simba has really done a great job this last year and we are excited to see where the future may take him!
> We will update next weekend to let you know how the show is going but until then, we are sending warm thoughts your way!
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