|Courage - 3rd Place - 10k HITS Prix - Jump off (Photo by Bill Wertman)|
Wednesday was our first day of showing. We were at the barn by 6am to make sure we made it to the show with enough time to finish entering and be ready for our first class. Courage, owned by Sycamore Station LLC, was first up in the $2,500 Brookledge Welcome Stakes. I've been working hard to make corrections from a few weeks prior. After watching the videos over and over I realized I needed to be slightly more patient especially at the verticals not to push him through the top rail. I also needed to keep him a little bit sharper overall. All of the work paid off! He was one of a handful of double clear rounds finishing in 8th!
Llama, owned by Rosie DiMola, jumped a great round in the level 4's (3'9") just following Courage's class. He finished up in 6th. This little horse has a ton of potential and is so careful I can't wait to see where he'll end up in the coming years!
|Courage - 3rd Place - 10k HITS Prix - First Round (Photo by Bill Wertman)|
It was a very exciting result and a huge step in gaining confidence for the future.
We have a quiet weekend with Pine Top Advanced weekend on the horizon.