Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Flying West to Rebecca Farm

Kristin is in Kalispell, Montana for the The Event at Rebecca Farm and will be up against some seriously tough competition. Stay tuned for updates!

Here's an interesting article from the local newspaper about the event and its international range of participants.

The event schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, July 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: The USEA Spalding Labs Young Event Horse Series gives owners and breeders the opportunity to showcase the potential of their four- and five-year-old horses. The USEA Future Event Horse Series focuses on yearlings, two-year-olds, and three-year-olds.

Thursday, July 22, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Dressage, all Fédération Equestre Internationale levels. Dressage, National Horse Trial Levels.

Friday, July 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Dressage, all FEI Levels. National Horse Trial Levels Dressage continues. Cross-country phase begins at 8 am. National Horse Trials Novice and Training Levels.

Saturday, July 24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Cross-country phase all day. All FEI Levels. National Horse Trial Levels continue.

Sunday, July 25, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Show jumping phase, all levels. Awards ceremony at end of each division.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Lots of Eventing!

Kristin has had a busy past few weekends eventing. Here's an update:

Castle Jordan came back to intermediate with a wonderful run at Seneca. Then the next day I rode Cornerstone Striker and BM Gotteulan in a Jumper Show at Briarwood farm in NJ. Striker is really coming along and shows to be a super jumper with endless potential. Gottcha was great, it was good for us to get to know each other over some courses since I've only had him a few weeks.

The practice paid off: the following weekend was Bucks County HT where Gottcha won the novice on a 26.5...he was a super boy, brave and a blast to ride!

Then we were off to Surefire (click here for results) where Castle Jordan, (George), was great in the intermediate, finishing third. Gottcha was really good again too. It was the hardest course he has encountered and the most atmosphere at an event. He is a very promising young horse. Cavaldi (Joey) also got to come out for the weekend and did the dressage, where he actually behaved quite well considering it was his first time back out since Kentucky!

Now getting ready for our big trip to Montana! I'm very excited about competing at Rebecca Farm with Joey and George.