Jumping Branch Farm Horse Trials – Aiken, South Carolina. March 7-9, 2008

Competing 5 horses in a wacky weather weekend, Courtney and the Team had their hands full (or at least their boots full of water) at times. Friday brought dressage and several inches of rain. At Novice, Courtney rode Tally Ho and Ms. Flintstone. each did very well, placing 1st in the dressage. Who’s a Star (Tag) and Maggie both competing for the first time at Training, joined experienced eventer Direct Glenfiddich at that level. “Glen” lead the way in the dressage, placing 1st.

Saturday brought clearer skies and a whole lot of wind. Building on their success from dressage, Courtney and all of the horses jumped well finishing without any jumping or time faults. By Sunday, the cold air came in with temperatures starting off in the 20s. First to compete in stadium jumping was Tally Ho. She jumped clean and under time, holding on to her 1st place standing. Ms. Flintstone jumped well but added two rails to fall a few places. At Training, Glen jumped clean finishing in 1st. Tag and Maggie each added one rail, both successfully completing their first events at the Training Level.