Fair Hill International Horse Trials – Elkton, Maryland. August 13-14, 2005

Courtney and Much More led off on Saturday. In his first competition at the intermediate level since being imported to the US, “Phelps” did quite well, jumping clean on the cross country with one of the best times of all 65 competitors. He did add a few rails in stadium jumping to finish 9th. On Sunday Courtney competed in the morning riding Toy Story at the preliminary level. They put in good performances in all three phases, adding only a few seconds of time to their dressage score of 35 to finish in 3rd place.

Sunday afternoon belonged to Kim Russell on Amazing Again and Jen Bell on Hanna, both competing at Novice. Kim and Maize had another good outing doing well all around to finish in 5th place. Jen, who was competing for the first time at the novice level, was a late entry ftaking the spot of a scratch in a division filled with professional riders. So, even though Hanna and her did great, adding no jumping or time penalties, to finish on their dressage score, they ended up outside the ribbons.