We migrated back from Florida at the end of March and have been busy with the Area 5 eventing calendar since we’ve been home!
Dassett Choice and Harbin have been enjoying being home and, for different reasons, will be spending more time at home than originally planned! After looking at the big picture, Junior is re-routing the Rebecca Farms 4L this summer and Harbin will be working on filling in some training holes that popped up while we were in Florida. Horses are so humbling and, as a rider, you have to always put their best interests first if you want to be successful.
Fernhill King Junior has done two more competitions since he’s been home and continues to keep us excited about his future. Ana Pinell’s Mint Julep D’Avalon completed her first BN in style by bringing home the blue ribbon. She recently went home to start her career with Ana’s daughter, Julia, and I’m so excited to watch them together. I enjoyed having Julep in for training for the past few months and already am missing her sweet face!
We welcomed another employee into our program. Georgia Phillips has been a long time student of mine and she comes on board as an assistant rider/trainer. She has many accolades to her name including a Gold Medal from CCI2L at Young Riders on a horse she produced herself. I look forward to having her help and helping her produce her young horse, Joey’s Reward, through the levels.
Our students have been busy as well! We brought home many ribbons, including 1st and 2nd place with Team Conrad and Team Garth at the IEL Challenge at Holly Hill. We had other personal successes as well with new riders finishing first time competitions with new horses or completing their first recognized event. Bethany and I enjoy helping riders at all levels. Next stop for our students: Curragh Schooling Horse Trials and Texas Rose Recognized Horse Trials in May.