Monday, June 17, 2013

Team DF At The Spring Event At Woodside

Coming less than a week after our return home from Jersey Fresh, The Spring Event at Woodside might have been a less than appealing venture for some in our shoes. But fortunately for us, we have a great group of people on Team DF and all of the horses were looking and going great and the riders were all ready for action. Personally, I really enjoyed going to a West Coast Event again, especially this one that features the Preliminary Challenge. Robert Kellerhouse and his team put on such a slick venue and you just can't beat our weather. There really is no place like home!

Cori Davis and A Golden Effort were our top placing team in the Preliminary Challenge. They got to take a well deserved victory gallop with the ninth place ribbon after two double clear and picture perfect jumping rounds. 
Lucid Opposition and Caroline Dein had a beautiful Dressage test in the Preliminary Challenge to put them high in the rankings. An unfortunate run out at a corner put them out of contention, but they had a lovely round nonetheless and continue to build their partnership.
Earl McFall piloted Tim Terrific neatly around the Preliminary. His intentional slow round Cross Country gave him quite a few time faults, but he finished the weekend with an exciting clear round in the Show Jumping.
Tiger Lily and Caroline Dein continue to enjoy their fast and clean jumping rounds at Training Level.
Sophia Zeier and Global Children are really improving their form both in Dressage and Show Jumping. Every day they get better and closer to Preliminary. With their bold and accurate Cross Country, it won't be long now!
Merriewold Kasey and Jennifer McFall were faultless in both jumping rounds in the Open Novice for a seventh place finish. Kasey continues to show his love for the sport with his consistency in his performances.
Meghan Lawrence took a speedy Novice catch ride on Walter Farley, while Walter's rider, Amanda Blake was under the weather. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of Walter and Meghan, but here she is jumping her pretty mare, Technicolor.  
The star of the show had to be Mia Bouslaugh and her fantastic mare, Rani D. In her first Beginner Novice appearance, Mia lead the entire weekend to win the contest, a blue ribbon, a whole bag of goodies, and a truckload of high fives from her DF family.
Amanda Baszkowski gave her King West a great ride in the Beginner Novice at Woodside. Their great Dressage score and clean Show Jump put them in strong contention leading into Cross Country. Although Weston needed a second look at the brush fence pictured above, Amanda kept her head on her shoulders and showed him there was nothing to worry about!

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