Caitlyn and Bink jumped a very good round in the Washington High Jr A/O Classic. One rail kept them out of the 5 horse jump off. With their good time, they finished in 8th place! Super for their first time showing indoors!
I am at the Washington International with Caitlyn and Bink. Both of their first times at indoors and both starting right off in the High Jr A/O. Washington is the toughest indoor, with the tight warm up ring and long skinny show arena. Last night they had s few rails down. The crowd was cheering and it was an entirely new experience. Today, they jumped a super, focused trip. Just the skinny came down. On to the Classic tomorrow!
Enjoying this beautiful Fall weather. Riding and teaching in the outdoor arena, the Grand Prix field and out through the gorgeous wooded trails here at Market Street! Really wonderful for the horses and kids to get out of the ring and into the country!
Morgan Hoffman & her Charmedino had a great day at their first Pessoa/US Equitation Final. She made it a goal to qualify for this class. She rode a very good and respectable trip! She was totally focused and rode our plan. Charmedino jumped around as if he's done this for years. It was his first Final too! Our lessons, various jumping exercises, working on her mental game, all paid off today! I am extremely proud of both Morgan and her horse, not only for today's performance, but also for their dedication to improving their skills and performance. We had an unforgettable weekend in Harrisburg!
Congratulations to Pessoa/USEF Medal Finals winner Kelli Cruciotti, 2nd place Hunter Holloway, 3rd place McKayla Langmeier, 4th place Victoria Colvin and 5th place Lucy Deslauriers!
Had an early morning at the PA National. Morgan Hoffman and her Charmedino in the Equitation Training Session. It was both Morgan and Charmedino's first time here for the Finals. They jumped a good confident course, looking as if they belong here. It was great to watch Lucy Deslauriers win the Individual Gold Medal in the Junior Jumper Final. Tori Colvin took Silver and Vivian Yowan the Bronze.
DJ in his 2nd week showing a jumper did it again. He and Cesna were Champion of the Low Child Adult jumpers! This is the start to more wins in the Jumpers. Cara rode well again in the final leg of the Princeton Cup. She was clear with Winner Star. Durant had a nice round with 1 down. Cara took a shot with Winner, but he stopped and she hit the ground! They placed 11th in the class. Over all Durant finished in 9th and Winner Star 12th. So Cara had a another great week. Motto started well in the Grand Prix. He had an unlucky vertical down. I then tried to be a fast 4, and had 2 more down.
The 3 weeks at Princeton Show Jumping were full of successes and great mileage for everyone. The footing is always outstanding. The courses designers are all super. The jumps are good quality. You can see Andrew is continually making improvements. They are top shows!
Despite the cold, wet, windy day, we had good showings at Princeton. DJ & Cesna started right where they left off last week. In the Low Child Adult this morning, they were unbeatable! In the Speed class, fast clear and 1st place! They were first to go on the Power & Speed class. No one could catch their time. They took the Blue again! Yesterday, Cara was double clear on both horses in the Princeton Cup. 5th on Winner Star and 9th on Durant. Today she was double clear and placed 7th on Durant. 22 went to the jump off and it was very fast!
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