Conrad Homfeld set a very challenging course with a snug time allowed. I walked the course early this morning with my team. We made a plan for each horse. Then I helped each one at the warm up jumps. Laura Kraut commented on each round, which was extremely educational for everyone to hear. I gave each of them a few pointers to work on after round 1. All of them improved their 2nd round, making a few minor changes. That is what is such fun to help with. We came back tied for 2nd and they improved their scores to take the lead!!! Katherine Strauss led the way with a double clear, on her green horse! Eve Jobs really improved her position and was clear until the last fence on round 2. Danielle Roskens got The Most Improved award from Laura! She and her borrowed horse looked like a new entry in round 2! Victoria Colvin changed her ride at the end of the course and had an unlucky fence down. But it was what we needed to win! This George Morris Horsemastership Program is an unbelievable experience for our US young riders. I'm thankful I could be a part of it this year.
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