Southern Pines II Horse Trials – Raeford, North Carolina. March 21-23, 2008

Having left our winter home in Aiken, the Even Team stopped at the Southern Pines Horse Trials for a final competition before returning home. Friday brought dressage with good performances from all the horses. Leading the way were Who’s a Star and Courtney at Training. They earned a score of 27 (73%) to lead their division. Courtney riding Havasu Canyon at Preliminary and Kelley riding Monster Boy at Training also did very well placing 3rd and 5th respectively. Rounding out the day were good tests by Courtney and Toy Story at Preliminary as well as Courtney and Dunlavin No Pajamas at Training.

Saturday was cross country day for Kelley and Monster. They went clean and fast adding only a few time faults when many in her division had quite a few. The effort moved them up to 3rd place. All of Courtney’s five horses competed in stadium jumping, and all of them jumped clean maintaining or improving their standings.

On Sunday, Kelley and Monster Boy closed out their competition with a good round to finish 3rd. Courtney once again had clean jumping performances on all of her horses with only a few time faults throughout. Final placings included Who’s a Star in 1st, Havasu Canyon in 3rd, No Pajamas in 5th, and Toy Story out of the ribbons.