Monday, June 27, 2011

Bacon is ready to reign over his pride...

The heat was catching up with Bacon. A set of clippers and two shovel's full of hair later, he's ready to take on the world!

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Tribute was very good in his 2nd training. He won the dressage, had some rails in sj and clean XC.

Kristin and Danielle go to Boyd's benefit dinner.  


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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Site updates...

I wanted to thank Carol Hill for the slide show tip. Just finished revamping the main page as well as the bio page. This should be great, in that it's quite easy to add photos. I'll try to get a new photo or two integrated as they come along. Pretty damn cool if you ask me. Thanks again Carol!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Quick BCHP Report

Tribute made his training debut today. He was a little up in the dressage, but still came away with a 28. He jumped great on xc and was only a few seconds slow. I was very excited finishing the course being that he'd be so brave throughout. I've got to say I was even more excited coming out of show jumping with this first clear round since Aiken, and with the jumps 4" higher no less! I actually think he needed a bigger fence to pay attention. I don't think we ever managed to have a clean round at Novice. Whatever the cause, it was exciting, and he finished up in 3rd.

Socks was characteristically good, finishing up on his dressage score of 27 and winning the division.

Virgil and Leo was next out in the novice. Both horses are very green, it was Leo's 3rd and Virgil's 4th event ever. Both were good in dressage, Leo with a 25 and Virgil with a 29. They continued doing well through XC where they jumped clean. I can't wait for the pictures, Virgil must have landed 2 strides out into the water jump.

SJ was last up, Virgil jumped clean to finish in 3rd and Leo had one down to finish 4th. Not bad for Leo especially considering he had 4 down just a few weeks back!

On to surefire next weekend...

Stay cool!


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Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Bromont XC Helmet Cam is Up!

Quick Bromont update...

Unfortunately, I have to report that we've crossed the border returning to the US and its only 8:30 am on Sunday. Following a great day of XC yesterday, Tom had some swelling on the outside of his right front. We had it scanned as a precaution, and it all looked quite normal. So after a long night and early morning of aggressive icing and lasering, we decided he wasn't sound enough to continue. It's certainly frustrating being that we were in 2nd and he's an excellent show jumper, but Tom's welfare is paramount. He must have just twisted something akin to a sprained ankle. I'm sure he'll be back in action soon!

I did have the helmet cam out yesterday so with any luck I'll get it online tonight.  


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Dressage Day at Bromont

Long story short, Tom (aka Camerlingo owned by Kristin Michaloski) made the trip alone. Jess came along to help, so needless to say we're having a relaxed weekend. We drove up late on Tuesday to arrive in time for the in barn inspections and jogs on Wednesday. Today was our first day of competition one step closer to qualifying for the Pan American Games. Tom's dressage was quite good. He finished on a 45.7 which placed 2nd out of the 39 competitors.

We had a quick look at the cross country. For anyone who hasn't yet been to Bromont, it's a beautiful setting and Derek has done a great job designing the courses. We'll spend most of tomorrow walking and re-walking the courses. More to come...


Friday, June 3, 2011

Quick DVD Sales Update

I spoke to Jimmy yesterday, we've decided to push the benefit for True Prospect Farm through the end of the year. It sill amazes me how quickly people respond to tragedy. The DVD's are just one avenue to help, but we sold 15 just yesterday.

The best way to purchase is through this site where we don't have to split the proceeds with any distributors or retailers. The direct sales link is over at the store head over by clicking here.

I spoke to Boyd briefly this morning, he was very appreciate of all the help he's received. I still can't imagine what their all going through. On the upside it does sounds as if all the horses at New Bolton will survive. Otis is heading home today, and the others will stick around for a few more days as a precaution.

Thanks again for your help.