Congratulations to our fabulous USA Show Jumping Team for winning the Olympic Silver Medal in Rio!!! To finish in second place without a drop score, shows the strength of our team! And of course, a huge Congratulations to the French Team! They were tremendous, and overcame several moments of adversity throughout these Olympics! It was a really exciting class to watch right up to the final jump off for team Bronze. Congrats to the Germans for winning that!
Congratulations to Nick Skelton and Big Star on their individual Gold Medal! Also congrats to Peder Fredrickson and All In on winning Silver and Eric Lamaze and Fine Lady for the Bronze! Congratulations to Kent and Mclain for finishing 5th and 9th individually. To watch the best in the world, be there best when their countries needed them was amazing to see! True Olympic Sport, with outstanding riding and incredibly talented horses!
This month's article, "Building a Team to Support Your Game Plan part 2" is the second in a series I am writing for the Competitive Equestrian magazine. This article focuses on the most important member of your team - your coach or trainer. Throughout my career, I've been blessed to have the coaches I did - Jimmy Williams, George Morris, Susie Hutchinson and Hilda Gurney. Read the article below to find out how to choose the best coach to help you reach your riding goals.
Caspar and I had a great time at Princeton Show Jumping in August. We placed 3rd in the $25,000 Grand Prix of Princeton! To watch our round click here. For show results, photos and videos follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram . To catch up on all of my training and horsemanship tips log into Riding and Jumping Mentor. This month I answer the member question "How do you properly measure and set jumps?" Members log in here