Monday, June 14, 2010


While I have very little to do with how well my clients ride (all of them can ride circles around me!), I still find a lot of pride in their achievements. This past week Courtney Cooper and Jenn Simmons headed up to Bromont with a pair of horses each. And they totally rocked it!

Courtney started off by placing 3rd and 5th after dressage in the CCI** with Havasu Canyon and Who's A Star (aka Tag) respectively. Havasu is a complete showman, so this wasn't a huge surprise to me. But I think we were all pleasantly pleased with "Baby Tag" stepping up to the plate at the young age of 7. I met Tag two years ago, and I can't even begin to describe how much this horse has grown up. For those of you that don't know, Tag is the first of Courtney's homebreds. And the crazy part is that Courtney has 5 more homebreds waiting in the wings! By the end of the weekend, Havasu added a little time and 1 rail to finish 7th. Tag had a green moment on cross-country to drop out of the ribbons, but you know what ... the horse is 7 ... he's allowed a green moment here and there!

Jenn took JB's Star in the CCI*** and Millenium Kiwi in the CCI*. Every time I see JB, I'm still amazed that Jenn found him in a field in Middleburg because his owner had abandoned him. I joke that I'm going to start scouring the fields of Middleburg looking for my Advanced horse. ;-) This is JB's first season at Advanced, and he's just eating it up. He ended the weekend in 9th at his first CCI***. Not too shabby! And then there's Kiwi ... the preliminary prodigy. He's competed at practically every Prelim on the east coast, and just keeps showing his worth, this time placing 7th in the CCI*. Kiwi is for sale. Someone better snatch him up quick before he moves up to Intermediate and costs more.

Ok, enough for today. I have 23 e-mails to answer!

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