Waredaca Horse Trials – Olney, Maryland. May 30-June 1, 2008

Courtney led off the weekend competing Star Dazzler in the 4-year-old Young Event Horse Competition on Friday. They did well, finishing in 2nd place.

A busy Saturday followed with Courtney competing Havasu Canyon at Intermediate and fours horses at Training. Havasu continued his success at Intermediate performing well in the dressage and then being only one of four horses to go clean and under time in stadium and on cross country to finish in 3rd place.

Except for two delays while thunderstorms went through the area. Courtney went from one horse to the next at Training. Dunlavin Fox led the way, adding double clears in stadium and on cross country to win his division. Who’s a Star (Tag) also jumped two double clears to place 2nd in his division. Chocolate added four faults in stadium but went clean on cross country to finish 4th; Courtney and he should receive extra credit since the cross country took place during a very heavy rain, with Chocolate fighting to keep the water out of his ears as well as went around. Donnlara also did well but finished outside the ribbons.

Sunday brought yet more rain along with Toy Story competing at Preliminary and Icy Mist at Novice. Woody, placed 3rd in dressage and added only a rail in stadium to a clear cross country round to hold on to his position, finishing 3rd. Icy did well in all three phases placing 10th.