It's only June and we've already been to 7 shows! Here are the results so far:
MCTA Horse Trials - May 1st-2nd
This was a fabulous show with a lovely cross country course. The weather was a little crazy though, in the 30's with the humid-ex pushing 40! It felt like you were breathing water. The horses were terrific despite the heat!
Novice - Lindsay & Ernie - 9th
Training - Nikki & Buttercup - 7th
Preliminary - Lindsay & Reba - 10th
Wits End Horse Trials - May 8th
It was raining and windy but Lindsay & Reba were terrific! They won an orange safety horse sheet from http://www.dontshootme.ca/. This is the only colour that doesn't appear in nature and protects horses, humans and other pets from hunters. Check out the website for details.
Open Preliminary - Lindsay & Reba - 1st CONGRATULATIONS!
Will O’ Wind - May 15 - 16th
Will O’ Wind was a great weekend, despite the heat! Sarah came home with our second first place ribbon of the season, congratulations! It was Allison and Anna’s first event and they did great. Jaime’s face and Jynx’s neck collided during XC warm up but Jaime was able to keep it together and rode a super clear XC round. Emily unfortunately learned that if your horse leaves the dressage ring, you are eliminated but fortunately was allowed to continue and had a great time. Buttercup was a super star and finished 2nd! Lindsay got to test out his air vest, and gave it two thumbs up!
Training – Nikki & Buttercup – 2nd
Lindsay & Ernie – E
Entry – Sarah & Herc – 1st CONGRATULATIONS!
Jaime & Jynx – 5th
Allison & Denver- 6th
Anna & Beau – 9th
Emily & Noah – E
Glen Oro - May 23rd
Glen Oro was another hot weekend but again Raynham represented itself well! Everyone rode a clear XC round and there were just a few problems stadium. We’re going to keep working on improving our dressage score and we’ll be cleaning up! Thanks so much to the Simone’s for bringing the tent and all the delicious food, it was terrific!
Entry – Emily & Noah – 6th
Reannon & Snickers – 9th
Anna & Beau – 9th
Lisa & Caramel – 10th
Allison & Denver – 12th
Pre-Training – Alex & Raven – 9th
Grandview - May 30th
It was another hot weekend, not that we’re complaining. It sure beats the rain we had last year! This time Lindsay was the super star and Nikki got to test out her air vest. She agrees that they are terrific! You don’t even know what hit the ground. This was Reba’s first Intermediate and she was fabulous. They were 3rd after dressage, 1st after a clear round stadium and a lovely clear round XC with a few time faults put them 4thoverall! Congratulations!
Training – Nikki & Buttercup – E
Intermediate – Lindsay & Reba – 4th
Foggy River - June 6th
It was the first time we have competed at Foggy River without it raining! It was the first show for many of our riders and they were great.
Pre-Entry - Heather & Howie - 5th
Entry Jr. - Bianca B. & Denver - 1st CONGRATULATIONS!
Erica & Barbie - 6th
Marjorie & Richelle - 13th
Emma & Breeze - 14th
Brittany & Tobey - 15th
Entry Sr. Dawn & Beau - 10th
Heather & Howie - 11th
The rain held off and the organizers at Cedar Run did a great job laying down gravel along the cross country course to make the footing rideable. They’ve done a ton of work since their first show last year with a new huge sand warm-up area for dressage. We can’t wait to see how the facility turns out! Colin was a super star at his first horse trial and Alex had a great first training! Congrats!