24. June 2007 21:37
Aspen Farms took eleven horses from the barn for the trip down to Inavale Horse Trials in Oregon last weekend. While we didn't bring home any blue ribbons everyone rode well and came home happy. Lexi Funk had a great weekend on both her horses, finishing 4th in the YRP with a lovely clear SJ on Triple Chance and 3rd in the Novice on R Dashing Surprise. Chelsey Sevigny rode better than ever to jump clear xc on Aspen Farms Taos in their first prelim together. On her own horse, I Know I'm Right, a flawless SJ made up for a silly run out the day before. Laura Johnson made the jump up to Intermediate with ease on Simon Says. Josh Lacey and High Jinx continue to solidify their partnership. Lauren Benge and Obsession got back on track with a 3rd place finish in the JBN. I had a busy weekend with four horses to ride. Ideal Life figured out what xc was all about and finished 5th in the BN. Ogopogo gets better each time out. Chauncy had his best dressage to date but a brief hesitation at the water dropped us from the placings. Capilano was a bit too green for the training course so we decided to try again another day. Jon had a long list of students to help and was out in warm up all day, every day. Dawn White had a fantastic weekend, narrowly missing the win in the OI when she got to the high side of the last fence, a swedish oxer, just tapping the rail down to finish 2nd. We enjoyed the improvements to the xc, the courses all rode very well. The footing in the SJ and dressage area felt great, it was obvious a lot of work had gone into getting it just right. We appreciate it will certainly be back next year.