Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Where's Megan!?

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

All the horses were good today...all of them jumped around XC clear. We just made it out before the rain began. Results as follows:

· 4th Pine Top HT - BN - Absolute Faith -
· 6th Pine Top HT - N - Heather's Best -
· 8th Pine Top HT - T - All Four One -
· 4th Pine Top HT - T - Farley Davidson -
· 4th Pine Top HT - N - Reginald McDougal -
· 8th Pine Top HT - N - Starship Beckett -

We've got a busy week ahead of us here. 3 of the horses are leaving tomorrow heading back to their respective owners after the winter down here in Aiken. XC schooling also planned for tomorrow for Running Order. We just needed to jump into another water with better results. Gibbes have an island...also a plus! Then tuesday we have a tractor trailer coming for the horses heading back to NJ along with the jumps
and misc equipment. Then the rest of the horses head out to the Fork HT, where we have training sessions until the event begins.

Check back for updates!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Pine Top this weekend

Today was dressage and SJ at Pine Top for the babies. We had 6 going, Farley in Training, Cedric, Heather, Beckett and Reggie in Novice and PJ in BN. All were a bit distracted today in dressage, but all jumped clean SJ. Check back for XC results tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hit Air Vests

All of the info regarding the vests is now live on the store page. Let me know if anyone has any questions. Pics from Southern Pines coming soon.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Southern Pines II

It was again a busy weekend. In general all of the horses were quite good. Unfortunately, I did have a fall on Running Order. He jumped off the island in the middle of the water and stumbled on landing sending us in for a swim! I was very happy to have my new air vest on. Not that you ever want to fall, but if you're going to you might as well have a vest on.

Shameless Plug: Hit Air Equestrian is now our official air vest supplier. Their vests are now available at the DPE Store with free shipping!

This was also more frustrating, being that even with a few bobbles finished 4th after dressage with a 29! to the Fork we go. All of the winter training sessions with Mark Phillips and Katie Prudent have helped tremendously!

So needless to say when I went out on Leroy for his intermediate XC I was a bit nervous heading into the water. Wet sand filled pants/boot/pretty much everything and all...He was a star and finished up the weekend in 4th.

As for the others, the prelim crew was great. Tali finished his first prelim at SPII. This XC was by no means insignificant, so I'm very excited. Simon and the Lord both jumped very well finishing their second prelims.

The training crew was also very good again with a difficult course.

Brief recap:

LeRoy 4th
Frolic 7th
Simon 8th
Tali 9th
Geoffrey 10th
Lord 11th
Andy 4th
Max 13th

I've actually not had that many SJ rails at one event in quite a while. I think the terrain took more out of them than I had expected. I can't wait to get back to the NJ hills...

Pine Top next weekend and then the Fork the following.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Southern Pines I

I just got back from SPI where I was the TD for the weekend. The work that Jane and Bobby and countless others have done is amazing. All of the courses rode well, and the park is hardly recognizable when compared to years past. I can't wait for the coming weekend! We've got 9 headed to SPII. Running Order and Leroy in OI; Simon, Tali, Cecil, Geoffery all in P; Frolic, Andy and Max in training.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sporting Days Pics of Simon

Click over to the Pics page for Pictures of Simon last weekend at Sporting Days and his first Prelim!

Also Charm made it into the Dover to view.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sporting Days Report:

This weekend was long...but thanks to Chrissy, Sam and Carrie ran very smoothly. The results were as follows. Running Order 1st, Cecil 2nd, Simon, Tali and Andy 3rd, Frolic and Max 7th, Aquilles 4th. I'm not having much trouble sleeping tonight! Pictures to come soon...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Jumping Branch...

Jumping Branch derby was today...we took PJ, Heather, Cedric....I also rode Farley, Reggie and Beckett. All were good Heather and PJ were 1st and 2nd all of the others went well, but weren't going for the $!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Pics and Articles

I've been slow to get them posted, but both the pics and article pages are now up to date...