|Quincy looking thrilled with his winnings!|
|Quincy making the 1.40m last fence look like a 3' oxer.|
|Getaway - Dressage - Libby Law Photography|
|Getaway - Show Jumping Boekelo CCIO*** by Libby Law|
We caught up with Courtney and Quantum in France on Tuesday. Our resident groupie, Catherine, continued her European trip with us and we were also joined by my parents as well as Ali and Alan, our French family, and Didi and Robert Callahan, who bred Quantum.
Quantum has been with us since we bought him as a weanling. We picked him up following the Fair Hill International 6 years ago. For a bit of background I've included a couple of videos below. We started him the end of his 3 year old year and he has continued on with the tremendous support of Susan and Dave Drillock.
He finished the USEA Young Event Horse finals in 6th place 2 years ago. This made him eligible for the Turner-Holekamp travel grant as a 7 year old. Before getting the nod, Quantum finished 2nd at his first CCI** this spring in Ocala and finished 2nd at both Millbrook and Stableview horse trials leading up to this trip. He was the highest placed 5 year old and as a 7 year old qualified and was ready to go!
|Quantum Leap - Dressage Mondial Du Lion PC Richard Payne|
|The hack down to the start, the photo doesn't do the hill justice!|
|Over the second element of the complex above. PC Richard Payne|
|People, people and more people PC Richard Payne|
Of course I wish both competitions could have finished better on paper, but we learned a tremendous amount that will no doubt set us up better for the future. We will be back, without a doubt. Unfortunately I think this means bootcamp for the horses at home. We still have one more CCI*/** before our year finishes up and I fully intend to apply what I learned in Europe there and beyond.
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