Monday, April 8, 2013

Team DF's Galway Recap

The last week of March was an absolutely glorious time spent in Temecula, CA for the Galway Downs International Horse Trials. The weather could not have been more perfect, and of course, we have the most wonderful team of riders, horses and supportive parents that make our barn so special. We have two new fledgeling FEI Riders on Team DF now in our own 2012 Student of the Year, Caroline Dein and Cori Davis.  They both looked stunning in their newly earned tails in the Dressage court and really did us proud by going double clear in their cross country rounds. Everyone pitched in and kept the vet box running smoothly, and we even managed to help some other competitors cool their horses out as well. Way to put out the effort on Saturday, guys. Well done!

High Times and Jennifer McFall have a clear round in the CIC*** cross country. 
        High Times and Jennifer McFall give a beautiful performance for a sixth place finish in the CIC***.

A Golden Effort and Cori Davis were one of only three double clear rounds in the CIC* Show Jumping.  This performance combined with their double clear cross country landed them in seventh place in their first ever FEI competition. They were also the highest placed Young Rider team in the large CIC* field of contestants.
Cori Davis and A Golden Effort tackle the CIC* cross country course.
2012 Student of the Year, Caroline Dein, gave a foot perfect performance on Lucid Opposition in her first ever CIC* cross country. Their double clear round was spot on.
Sophia Zier and Global Children had their all time best three phases in the Training Level division. This pair has made an exceptional amount of progress this Spring and promises to have an exciting Summer season ahead.
Having Tracy Felt back at the shows was like having the whole family together for Thanksgiving. She and Infinite looked great in the Senior Training and we can't wait to see what they can do in their upcoming Training Three Day.
Leading from start to finish were Cori Davis and Willingness. With three strong phases, this team was unmatched in the Senior Novice.

Amy Doucette's flashy mare, Daisy, continues to show extreme talent with Earl McFall in the irons. In her first Novice, she was seventh over all in a very large class.

After several years off in the breeding field, Caroline Dein's mare, Tigerlily, is back in action and as beautiful as ever. Her enthusiasm for the show was obvious in her two double clear rounds on the Novice division. 

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