Monday, August 09, 2010
photo credit to Steve Berkowitz
I've decided to let most of the string spend the month of August relaxing from the events and getting a little tune up at home in prep of the busy fall schedule. In between jump building and painting at the Kirkwood farm I have coached at a couple real fun summer events.
Beaujeste (Lauren Lenfest's wonder PONY), he competed a faultless training level ride at the New Jersey Horse Park. This pony is starting to jump around like he's dreaming of Preliminary! Marissa Hughes also competed at this event with a nice finish she secured her scores for teh Training 3 day as well as her last prep event for the AEC's. Marissa is doing a fun AEC challenge to raise money for her breast cancer walk... look her up on Facebook to learn more.
Then we went to Fair Hill, where I coached Barb Strang and her fancy Dutch horse Kirkwoods Sultan to his first training level and her first trip above novice since parenthood. Sultan jumped remarkably, Barb rose to the occasion with a few novice errors... I'm pretty confident that by their next outing they'll be a pair to be watching out for.
Off to go ride some horses... :)