21. May 2007 12:05
After a long winter in the indoor arena, it was great to get outside and see if all the homework we did over the winter paid off. For the most part, it certainly seems as if it has. Chelsey Sevigny had her best test to date on I Know I'm Right, to take the lead in the YRP. A very smooth XC ride with just a few time penalties left them 4th at the end of the weekend. Chelsey also rode Aspen Farms Taos to a 7th place finish in the training, a great start for a new partnership. Josh Lacy had a great weekend on his young mare High Jinx, showing a large improvement in all three phases to finish 10th in the Novice. Laura Johnson and Simon Says won their division of Preliminary. Robert Leyen and Large Marge showed vast improvement, especially in the dressage, and were thrilled to come home with a 6th place ribbon! Jon was very busy coaching a large number of students over the weekend, as well as riding a clients young horse, Aerolite, in his first event. I was pleased with all 4 of my horses, though some left plenty of room for improvement! Capilano won his Novice division, and Chauncy was 3rd in his first training. Ogopogo had an educational weekend and will be better from it heading to Inavale. Ideal Life handled his first show like a pro and had a lovely dressage and SJ but was quite green XC. We were fortunate to have the help of a new addition to the Aspen Farms crew, Annie Rowland. Annie has come to us from Alaska to pursue her dream of eventing. We look forward to seeing her and her horse, Tor, later in the season. It was great to see everyone again, thanks to the Turners for hosting another wonderful event.