Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fair Hill 2012 - Update and Podcast

We had a great weekend at Fair Hill. Tali finished up in 4th out of 74 in the CCI**. I couldn't be prouder of him. He hadn't had a run since Millbrook which makes this result even more impressive!

Leo had a great outing finishing 5th in the YEH-5 finals. He's an exceptional horse with a very bright future. Keep an eye on him, he's one to watch without a doubt!

I've got a bit more detail as well as some other stories of the weekend on this week's podcast. Listen or subscribe with your podcast player by entering the following url: http://dpequestrian.com/podcast/podcast.xml

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Fair Hill CCI** and YEH-5 has officially begun!

Jess, Tali, Big Leo and of course the dogs and I arrived yesterday to Fair Hill. Yesterday afternoon/evening was spent unpacking and attending a USEF active athletes meeting where David O'Connor gave the initial presentation of the US team of the future.  I'm very excited to have an opportuntiy to play a part. I think he's going to do a fablious job.

We had a leisurely morning this am, spent riding both horses and setting up the barns. Up next was the first riders meeting where we all meet the ground jury as well as get a number of housekeeping details ironed out.

The CCI** jog was also held today. Tali was his usually expressive self, jogged great down the strip and then as we turned he realized he was flanked by a massive tent and flags. He began levitating and spinning...as he would...settled and continued in a flamboyant passage.

Tomorrow is the start of the Young Event horse competition. Leo is up at 9:10. Tali gets another quiet day, his dressage is set for 2:27 on Friday.

Tali and Jess just following the Jogs

Friday, October 5, 2012

Morven Park Bound

We're on the way down to Virginia for our final run prior to the Fair Hill CCI** and YEH-5 Championships.

Unfortunately, Tali is not joining us this weekend. Two days ago he came in from the field with a swollen eye. Upon inspection our Vet, Dr. Staller, prescribed a course of medication which would make competing impossible. His eye was looking good this morning, so luckily we were able to fit in another gallop. Although it's not an ideal lead up to a 2* I think we'll be in great shape in 2 weeks time.

Along with us to Morven is Lysander aka Big Leo who is entered in the Preliminary which will serve as his last run before the 5 yr old championships. In addition to Leo is Artie. Artie is entered in the training, he is a horse who arrived a month or so back and is being offered for sale. He's an exceptional athlete, he's competed through Prelim in Germany before arriving in the states. I've now shown him in the 1.20m jumpers. This will be his first event in the country. Pictures and videos are posted on our sale page www.dpequestrian.com/forsale

Keep in touch for this weekends results...by the looks of it, it's going to be a great weekend!