Full Gallop Farm Horse Trials – Aiken, SC. March 12-13, 2011

In our last event of the year in Aiken, Courtney rode Crack on Connie (Ghilly) and R Star (Hope) at Novice, Ceilidh Dancer (Caylee) at Training, and Who’s a Star (Tag) at Intermediate.

Ghilly and Hope both had very good dressage tests, with each of them placing 5th in separate divisions. Ghilly went on to jump clear in stadium and on cross country to move up and finish on her dressage score in first place. Hope added a single rail in stadium and a clear round on cross country finishing in 7th place.

Caylee had a good dressage test before Courtney found a bump on her leg and decided not to run her in the jumping phases. It turns out her caution was unfounded as Caylee was fine.

Tag scored 28.8 in dressage, placing 2nd. He went on to jump clear in stadium and move up to first. Unfortunately, Tag had some trouble on cross country when he did not understand the “road crossing” combination and Courtney popped out of the saddle.