Although we didn't take home any ribbons, Holly Hill (April 18-19) was definitely a success. Stromboli hadn't competed since early August, which did not exactly go as planned, and we went to Holly Hill with only a couple lessons this year and no cross-country schooling or other preparation. Stromboli was calm and relatively mannerly in dressage (44.5 ...not a score to be proud of, but nothing disgraceful), then jumped really well in SJ except for a tap at the first fence (rider error), and then had a double clear XC. I feel good to be "back in the game," and I swear Stromboli came home 1 inch taller and moving better than when we left.
Stromboli, Finn, Bayley, Comanche, and Gunner are all going to a NWAHJA Hunter/Jumper show this weekend, which is sure to be an entertaining & fun time.
Adventures eventing as a semi-pro in the mid-south.