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New Web Site

Hello Everyone!  Welcome to my new web site!  I hope you will find this site easier to navigate around and follow all the happening of the CW Event Team!  Check back often for updates on shows, training and other exciting endeavors.
Let’s just start at the beginning of the year.  Viatar went down to FL a month earlier than the rest of the CW Event Team in order to work with Karen.  By the time we relocated to FL, Viatar was going well and we were looking onward to a successful year.  My plans with “V,” came to an abrupt halt when he came in from the field with a small cut on his shoulder.  After a visit from the vet, we soon learned that he had a shoulder fracture.   It appears he ran into something in the field.  “V,” will be fine and make a full recovery.  I am looking forward to putting him back into work and picking up where we left off.
Bodega was the horse I looked to next, only to find out that an injury that we had been nursing was not healing like we had hoped.  He ran great at the CCI 2* in the fall at Fair Hill and we were making a great connection on the flat.  He was really getting it!  Bodega is resting at the farm and I am hoping to put him back in work soon.
Patiently waiting in the wings for his chance to shine was Simba.  With the other two horses requiring rest, the spotlight turned to Simba.  He really blossomed into a big time horse over the winter.  He proved that when he won his OT division at Southern Pines II on his dressage score of a 25!  His frequent lessons with Karen were helpful and he is no longer the “baby” as he has come into his own.  I am looking forward to his move to preliminary.
Forli’s Match is my newest rising star. Forli is an 8yr old, TB Gelding.  He was purchased by Becky Broussard for me to ride.  He has come a very long way since his first competition in February.  His best finish so far what this past weekend at Spring Bay.  We finished 3rd and he clocked around the course like a pro.  I am beginning to feel everything click.  He will make the move to Training soon.
I was busy coaching while in FL as well.  If you check out the Student Happenings page, you will see how everyone finished up at the shows.  I am very pleased with my students.  They all worked very hard and had major accomplishments while in Ocala.
Let’s jump forward to the where we are now.  I just finished up Spring Bay. The weather was perfect!  I am glad that this local event did not seem to be effected by the economic crisis.  The divisions were full and everyone seemed happy to be out again!
Simba did his first Preliminary level competition this past weekend at Spring Bay.  He was 2nd after dressage and had a clear show jumping round.  I had a technical elimination occurred when I jumped a fence out of order on the cross country course.  Unfortunately that required us to pull up after fence 12.  However, Simba was great through the first part of the course including a tough water complex that gave some seasoned preliminary horses trouble.  I was incredibly pleased with him.
In the Novice Horse division, as I said above, I rode Forli’s Match.  Forli finished on his dressage score and was able to settle in on the XC.
In the Beginner Novice division I rode Maggie and Jalapeno.  Maggie is owned by a student of mine and I have been riding her about two times a week for a year or so.  This was Maggie’s first event and she finished 2nd on her dressage score.
Jalapeño is owned by my partner, Jess, and she loves coming out and watching him go.  Jalapeno had the winter off and was put back in work when I returned home from FL.  He had about 3 weeks to get ready and I was happy that he finished on his dressage score earning himself a 6th place ribbon.  Nothing seemed to bother him.  He just went out and happily did his job.
Thanks for visiting the site.  Next I will be heading to River Glen with Simba and Forli as well as coaching students.  Check back often to updates and in the mean time keep kicking!