We wrapped up the 2012 eventing season these past 2 weeks with great showings at Waredaca’s recognized and unrecognized horse trials.
William Don’t Tell, True Bellamy and Seahawk finished their year strong at the recognized HT, and are all now enjoying a bit of a holiday.
Trubie has been working hard since January, condensing his education from the track to training level eventing into just 10 months. He is such a fun young horse and I’m so glad that he came into my life!!
Seahawk finished off his first year of eventing with a 2nd place at Novice, and also with the Jockey Club award for top placed OTTB in his division. The Thoroughbred Incentive Program is a great way to recognize these horses and to encourage people to give them a chance at a second career. He is on vacay now… He has been working steadily for a full year now, since he was my entertainment and lifeline last fall when Ollie was on stall rest, and he began eventing in January. I’m really looking forward to working on furthering his dressage education in December and January, and can hardly wait to take some jumping lessons on him in the spring! He probably won’t compete a whole lot, I would rather spend my money on lessons, so a few weeks off and a few weeks of hacking will set him up well for a winter and spring season of lots of learning!!
William Don’t Tell has gone home for the winter as usual. It’s always sad to see him go, especially this time since he was feeling stronger than ever, but hopefully we can regroup in the spring and have another great summer together. He is a lot of fun, and a very good horse for me as a rider. He is challenging, but when it’s right it’s so rewarding! Good boy Will, have fun getting fat and furry!
And as for the sales horses, all are coming along well!! Harbour the Truth had 2 great Novice runs these past 2 weeks, jumping clear at both and finishing 2nd this past Sunday. My mom was in town to help and visit, and she just adored Harvey’s personality and perfect manners. I think she wanted him for herself!! He is priced to sell and is ready to go, come and see this wonderful boy.
Cricket Song stormed around the Novice in her true style, completely unimpressed by the spooky showjumps and the substantial novice xc to finish 5th. Her fancy movement is coming out more and more as her training progresses, so I am sure her dressage scores will continue to improve!
Wind in the Willows won the beginner novice division with 2 clear jump rounds on top of a good dressage score. The exciting thing about this mare is that her scores are competitive even with her green-baby nerves in the very scary sandbox. She is a fantastic mover with tons of presence and will be one to watch for the future. She is uncomplicated, just needs more miles, and I think she would be a great investment for someone who wants a fancy young horse to work with and develop!!
Showing all of these horses has been a privilege and a pleasure, and I’m grateful to all the organizers and volunteers that make our sport possible. Thank you!!
These 3 will be going to any jumper and dressage shows we can find over the next few months, and are available to be seen by appointment so give me a call!
I am busy this week getting ready for the open farm day here at Sunset Hill, which I am grateful to be included. I’m offering lessons for new students, and you can contact Amy Gaynor for scheduling! Kate and the Farm have a great day planned, so come on out and see us!
I’m also excited to start working with the C level members of the Howard County Pony Club this week, I really enjoy working with young riders and I’m looking forward to meeting these girls.
As always, a huge thank you to all of my sponsors, use my Menu bar to find the sponsor page and check out the links to the brands behind SRB Equestrian!! Support the companies that support your friends!! (It’s easy because their products are the best)
Thank you also to the owners of these competition horses. Virginia Coulter, Lesley Arnold, Chuck Akre, Jim and Susan Hill and my wonderful parents Jeff and Trish Bosch.