Smiles all around at Zone Finals!
Adi and Mack were able to take on Zone 3 finals last week, after qualifying in the low childrens jumper division and the 3'3 junior hunters respectively. Great results were accomplished, when, early sunday morning Mack jogged in 6th place with SRF Miles out of a field of 18 to pick up the green ribbon. Not bad considering Miles has been at home with us as Mack embarks upon her college adventure, and so she hadn't ridden him in almost two months!
Shortly after, Adi picked up the 8th place ribbon out of a field of 32. Again, impressive when you consider the relatively new partnership of Adi and Cupid and also the fact that this year is Adi's first foray in to the jumper ring! Zone finals seems to be a lucky show for Adi, last year she picked up high ribbons in the childrens hunter division.
Things have certainly been busy, with horse shows almost every weekend. I have definitely been slightly remiss in updating this blog, but some other notable things to mention would be Maddie and Applewoods 3rd place finish at Sedgefield in the USHJA National Derby, being the highest placed junior rider, and at this same horse show, Emma moving up a division in to the childrens hunters and claiming the Championship ribbon.
At home Robyn formed a new partnership with a young horse named Airo, by Apiro that Dale found in Tryon. This horse has all the pieces to be the real deal, unlimited scope and range, very attractive and super brave.
Late in to the summer, we welcomed Abbie and Mary to the barn, so their names will be popping up on this page soon!
Friday we leave for the Washington International Horse Show and then a week off before two weeks of Duke. And then the year is over! It has certainly flown by!