What a weekend! Joey finished 3rd in the 3star and George finished 12th in his very first 3star! Rox had a strong finish as well in the 2star, his final placing doesn't really show how well he performed this weekend though. To date it is the best that Rox has jumped on xc and in sj. He just keeps getting stronger and more educated as we go, but at Plantation and now FHI, he is truly showing me his potential, and a tremendous amount of maturity!
George really pulled through this weekend and took it all in stride. He can be a bit of a high stress horse, but handled himself beautifully and just ate up the xc! This is certainly the hardest xc course he has jumped and you would never have known it! I am very proud of his 3star debut!
Joey.....what can I say....I couldn't be happier! And neither could he! Joey just gets better with age! Not only did he put in a stellar weekend, but seems to be actually enjoying himself more now, not as stressed about competing. He jumped a beautiful SJ to clinch 3rd place and also won us the owner/rider champion ribbon!
There are quite a few people that I want to thank for all of their help getting us to FHI and for their support! It takes so much effort to make weekends like this happen, not only at the event, but also 'behind the scenes' , and for many months and years leading up to them. First off, I want to thank my team for making it possible to ride 3 horses at Fair Hill, it was busy, but went so smoothly with their help! My sponsors, Jaime and Five Star Tack, Gene and County Saddlery, Running 'S' Equine, and Horse First. Special thanks to Dr. Greg Staller for always being on top of my horses care, he puts in many hours helping us get to these competitions! Bob Pethick, of Bedminster Forge, the boys definitely couldn't do this without you, (and thank you for the last minute help! ;) ! Endless thank yous to Phillip for all of his help and knowledge. Betsy Steiner has also been a huge part of this success this year at FHI!
Looking ahead, we are still remaining quite busy here at KSEventing. The big boys get some down time now, but we have quite a few horses for sale this fall and some youngsters that are still competing. I am hoping to have all of the updates on our website this weekend. There are some big changes happening this fall in preparation for next season, and hopefully getting ready to make it across the pond again in the Spring!!
Thank you everyone for your support!