Plantation Field Horse Trials – Unionville, Pennsylvania. April 15-16, 2006

The team had yet another busy weekend with Courtney riding 4 horses and students Emily Hamel and Sara Gartland competing as well. Everyone earned ribbons. At the Training Level, Courtney was 4th on the Gartland’s Ever Clever, with a very good dressage test, and two clean jumping phases. On Curvaceous, she also had a good dressage test, placing just behind Ever Clever and added only a rail in show jumping to finish 5th. Much More also was well placed in the dressage and jumped two double clean phases to end up in 5th in a separate Training division. Student Sara Gartland riding Always A Lady, had he best dressage test to date and adding only a rail in stadium jumping to finish in 6th place.

At the Preliminary Level, Courtney rode Toy Story to a 3rd place score. They added a clean stadium jumping round, but some time faults on cross country dropped them to 10th place. Emily Hamel, riding Grenadier Guard, also did very well in the dressage, placing 2nd. She jumped clean in stadium jumping, but had an unfortunate pop off at the second to last fence on cross country to finish 8th.