Poplar Place Horse Trials – Hamilton, Georgia. March 25-27, 2005

We then packed up in Aiken, and headed west for our last event before going home. Courtney rode Lord Robert at the advanced level. They put in an ever improving performance in the difficult Advanced dressage test, before setting off on the very challenging cross county course. Courtney and Bob went around boldly with no problems until their overly exuberant jump into the 2nd water complex lead to some steering issues in the water. They recovered and finished in fine fashion, adding a good performance in stadium the next day.

Woody competed in the CIC** (Intermediate Level International Horse Trials). He completed the difficult cross country course without any jumping faults, but his performance in the other two phases kept him out of the ribbons. Much More put in good dressage and stadium jumping tests, but heavy thunderstorms forced the cancellation of his cross country.