Thursday, June 7, 2012

Bromont - Dressage Day

Tribute aka 'The Prodigy' as he's often called around the barn lived up to his namesake today at the Bromont CCI*. We arrived here late Tuesday after an uneventful drive from NJ. Yesterday was a quiet day, we were able to ride around the park and concentrate on a little flat work prior to the first Jog. Horse Junkies United got a quick photo from the jog found below:

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Today was dressage day for the 56 CCI* horses. Tribute was very good, this place is enormous, with loads of atmosphere. While he generally doesn't show outward signs of being nervous, he is an internalizer. I've been working on a few different plans/schemes to relax him when the apprehension reaches it's peak. They worked well today...he finished up with a 45 and change tied for 2nd place! I was even more frustrated with myself in that I committed my first error of the year today. Tribute deserved to be in 2nd place all to himself, but luckily for us, this weekend is far from over.

Tribute just entering the dressage ring at the Bromont CCI*
I haven't yet walked out to see the XC course, but from what I hear it is simelar to last years version.  For those who missed it, below is Kristin Michaloski's Camerlingo XC from 2011.

Kelsey Hoiness also went today, Ben was very good under her guidance. She finished up in 17th not far off the lead. 

Jess also goes late tomorrow morning, so fingers crossed! Following her ride, we'll be out walking the course, making sure to have a solid plan before Saturday.


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