MCTA Horse Trials at Schwann Downs – Cockeysville, Maryland. May 4-6, 2007

We started off the weekend, with the first competition ever for any of our homebreds. Courtney showed Who’s a Star (Tag), our 4-year old by Aberjack out of our own Heavenly Star (Faith), in the young event horse class. Tag was very brave learning about the sights and sounds of a horse trials in addition to the task of actually being ridden in the dressage ring and jumping jumps. We look forward to competing Tag in a full horse trials later this year.

At Training, Courtney rode Havasu Canyon and Monster Boy. Havasu had another good outing, with a nice dressage test, only a rail in stadium, and a clean cross country round over the challenging course to finish in 8th place. Courtney and Monster Boy put in a good dressage test and a clean stadium jumping round, but with his recent arrival from Florida, Courtney elected not to run cross country.

At Novice, Courtney rode Queenie and Neal competed for the first time this year on Hanna. Courtney and Queenie did very well in the dressage, placing 3rd with a 31.1. They went on to jump clean in stadium and on cross country to maintain their placing and finish in 3rd place. Neal had his best dressage score ever, 36.3; he and Hanna jumped clean in stadium, adding a little time on cross country to finish in 9th place.