Last month, we went to Feather Creek Schooling Horse Trials. I rode Piney in the intro division (18") and he jumped clean in both XC and stadium to finish on his dressage score! Majorly proud of this guy, who had barely jumped a whole stadium course, never mind XC. He cantered around the whole XC course in perfect rhythm and is extremely brave.
Stromboli improved in dressage, scoring a few points better than usual, and put in a beautiful clean Prelim SJ round. Unfortunately, he slipped and fell after coming through the finish flags, so I elected to only run him around part of the XC. Thankfully, we both are totally fine, and I learned a hard lesson that he definitely needs back shoes/studs for any kind of jumping on turf.
On February 5th, we went to Stone Ridge Eventing's schooling horse trials. Piney was really improved over Feather Creek, but the courses were much more difficult. We had a few silly/green moments, but he has an incredible attitude, definitely made progress, and is well on his way to becoming a real event horse! So so proud of this horse.
Stromboli also went to Stone Ridge and did two dressage tests, scoring a personal record of 36 and 38!
Adventures eventing as a semi-pro in the mid-south.