A highlight of the event was Chase Shipka winning the one-star in the juniors on Victory Shetan. She also jumped around clean with all three horses on cross-country and was 8th on Ever So Lucky and 9th with Palm Crescent.
Erika Carson won the dressage in the one-star on Celtic Prince but then unfortunately had a fall cross-county. On her other horse, V.E. Finnegan, Erika had her best dressage to date and finished 6th in one-star.
Kendyl and RF Velvet Cameron were third in the Preliminary, so for her birthday, we decided to go do the one-star at Bromont. Go Kendyl! We rerouted Erica’s horse, Celtic Prince, to the Bromont one-star at well.
The rest of the horses were great. Cynthy’s Oh Henry decided to put on his dancing shoes for the dressage and ended up third in a really competitive division. And of course Duke of Diamonds was good as always, as well as the rest of my students. It was a really fun weekend. The only real bummer was Kaylin Dines had a 20 at a turning question and didn’t qualify for Young Riders. She’ll be back this summer, though, for more miles. Kaylin’s just learning to be competitive at her new level and sometimes experience is something you get right after you needed it.
I also took Duke of Diamonds (Dyson) to the Young Event Horse 5-Year class at Waredaca.
Tom and I went to see the Rolling Stones in Chicago for his birthday and I got back just in time to fly to Bromont to cheer Kendyl and Erica on. More on that soon!
The rest of our month of May was taken up with trying to keep up with mowing the grass and getting ready for our Surefire event June 21-23.