Wow, this year is flying by so quickly!
We attended our first DLSC hunter show of the season at Twin Towers Park through Stillwater Pony Club. Aidan and Riley were the sole competitors of the day in their very first show together. They put forth a great performance to win three 1sts, two 2nds, one 3rd, and both a grand and reserve champion ribbon for the two Ground Pole divisions!
Aidan and Riley - DLSC Stillwater Pony Club show
In our second sanctioned horse trial of the year, both Christina (with Pebbles) and Allie (with Majesty) attended the May Daze HT at the Kentucky Horse Park. Allie and Majesty completed their second beginner novice event of the year with increasingly fluid rounds, and Christina and Pebbles finished in 2nd in the Prelim/Training hybrid division to kick off their year.
Outside our stalls at May Daze HT
Majesty and Allie - Dressage Warm Up
Christina and Pebbles (photo via Instagram)
Mid-May, Kasa left us to travel with Suzy Fitzsimmons (Pebbles' owner and groundwork extraordinaire) to her farm in Minnesota for some intensive work on keeping his focus with his person. They're currently in Tennessee with Suzy's gelding Eddie, participating in a clinic with Harry Whitney. Suzy's 9 y/o Holsteiner/TB mare Windy, who is a half-sister to Pebbles, joined us the same weekend Kasa left. Previously a jumper, Windy will be taking on the eventing world to see if the sport is a good fit. We were also joined by an ADORABLE, unbroke 5 y/o Haflinger X gelding, Napoleon, who will spend a few months with us before being sold. Napoleon has more personality than should be stuffed into a 13.2hh body and will make someone a very fun and brave little partner!
As Christina is traveling the majority of the month of June, the show season will resume the very first weekend of July at the Flying Cross Farm Mini Trial!