Fair Hill International Horse Trials – Elkton, MD. April 16-18, 2010

Courtney rode Havasu Canyon and Who’s a Star (Tag) at Intermediate. Tag went first leading off in the dressage with one of his best tests and scoring a 27.2 (72.8%). Not to be outdone by his younger “brother,” Havasu also had a great dressage test, scoring an even better 26 (74%). After dressage, they stood in 2nd and 4th place.

On cross country, both horses put in good rounds. Havasu jumped clear adding a few time faults; since it was only the second event of the year for Havasu, Courtney intentionally rode around slightly slower than the scored pace. Tag also had a good round, but glanced off a narrow fence coming out of the water on his first attempt.

He negotiated it successfully on his second try and continued to complete his course in good form. Both horses jumped well in stadium with Havasu finishing 7th and Tag out of the ribbons.