Middleburg Horse Trials – Middleburg, Virginia. September 30-October 1, 2006

In their last competition before the Radnor Hunt CCI**, Courtney and Toy Story competed at the Intermediate Level, starting with a good dressage test, placing 7th. They added just one rail in stadium jumping to end Saturday in 3rd place. On Sunday, the pair did great on most of cross country, but added one jumping penalty to fall out of the ribbons.

Courtney rode Cassie’s Shot at the Preliminary Level. In a large division with 23 competitors, Cassie and Courtney did well in the dressage, placing 9th, less than 5 points out of the lead. They added a good stadium jumping round to maintain their placing, and then on Sunday, went clean and under time on cross country to move up and finish 6th. Courtney also competed with Hagrid at the Novice Level. Competing in his first horse trials on the East Coast, Hagrid did well in all three phases: placing 10th out of 22 in dressage, clean in stadium jumping, and only alittle time on cross country to finish in the top 10.