So Demi and I ventured to our home park, the Kentucky Horse Park for another recognized event at Novice level!
This one was the Kentucky Classique which is known to be a pretty tough event (aka not described as a move up or for green beans!) so we went in pretty prepared for whatever they could throw at us!
Dressage was good. It was BLAZING. HOT. So I wasn't expecting her to perform her very, very best. However, she put in a nice steady test and got a 35! Putting us in 3rd after dressage.
Onto cross country! Well, again, it was HOTTTTTT. We did a quick warm up and went on our way. My horse was great! We had some pretty scary stuff such as a log drop, a corner, big stone wall, a frangible fence, a log out of water and a 180 degree turn downhill to a line of two max cabins. She jumped everything great, but she was super tired by fence 15 or so. So I let the time slide and focused on my horse. We ended up with 12 time penalties which was totally understandable considering the heat!!!
Stadium was on Sunday. MY HORSE IS AWESOME, guys! She jumped everything like a pro to put in the best stadium round of her life!
We ended in 6th and got a pretty green ribbon :) She has officially lost her victory gallop priviledges though. She enjoys bucking and leaping if she's not in the lead. So, Demi, you have to win before you can join in again!
Here are some pics off the photographer's website. I love XpressFoto. They're the best!