Surfire Horse Trials – Purcellville, Virginia. July 16-17, 2005

On Saturday, the two “Toys” competed at the Training Level. Courtney rode Toy Story, putting in a good dressage test and jumping clean in stadium and cross county. They had much fun, but some time on cross country kept them out of the ribbons. Kathy Bell rode Toy Master in her first event competing at the Training Level. The pair placed 2nd in the dressage, moved up to 1st after stadium, and jumping clean on cross country. They also added some time on cross country to finish in 7th place.

On Sunday, Courtney and Kathy returned, with Courtney riding Much More at Preliminary and Kathy riding Snowy at Novice. Courtney and “Phelps” continued their successful outings finishing on their dressage score of 30, to take home the 3rd place ribbon. Kathy and Snowy did well in dressage and stadium, placing 2nd going into cross country. However Snowy slipped at the approach to a fence combination, and they had to cross their tracks, earning a penalty and falling to 8th place.

Rebe Gray rode Which One’s That at Preliminary. They had good showings in all three phases finishing in 6th place.