Monday, April 12 2010
We just returned from another great weekend. The Git R Done FEI ride was well attended. There was the highest attendance yet for this ride. I do not know the actual numbers but there were many familiar faces riding:)
Jeremy and I drove down with our riders on Thursday morning. We took 4 of our own horses as well as two client horses. When we arrived we got all of the horses settled and then relaxed for a bit. The Donley's were there as well (they own My Mamselle now).
When we were done with everything that needed doing we headed into town with a large group of friends for sushi. There is a great place, if you can believe it, in Ridgecrest. There were 11 of us, we had a great time.
On Friday morning, Tim got up before any rational person might and went for a 60 mile bike ride and then a run. Apparently we were cutting into his Ironman training.
We set up our crew spot and got everything organized for the six horses that we would be racing. Throughout the day Jeremy was scurrying around helping people with their Easyboot Glue-Ons. The ride meeting came and went and we all went to bed.
Jeremy and I did the FEI 100 on Sir Smith and A Kutt Above. My ride was cut short at the 45 mile mark for lameness...darn. At least the horse was sound by Sunday morning. Jeremy's ride went much better to say the least. He and Smitty were in the lead the entire day. Smitty was cruising along and did the majority of the race solo. Their time was 8:06! The 9th place time was a little over double this time. He won by about 1:45. Smitty looked very effortless and was very impressive. On Sunday morning he looked great and won Best Condition. He trotted around showing off in his Easyboot glue ons.
Tim did the FEI 75 on Ssamiam. The pair took second place and then took Best Condition and the High Vet score the next morning.
Deborah Reich did the FEI 75 on Carnivalle and was 8th. Deborah is now completely qualified for the WEG!! Yay!!
Carol Kraft Edwards did the open 75 on Freebie Tiki and rode with Carnivalle for a 9th place finish.
Carolyn Hock rode TA Tiran on the FEI 75 and completed.
We saw our South African friend, Lani again. She rode the 100 and got qualified for the WEG on one of Suzie Hayes horses. She also told us that her horse made it from S. Africa to Europe for the extensive quarantine to go to the WEG. It was great to see her again. We wish the best to her and her horse's safe journey to their dream at the WEG.
Karen Donley did the FEI 75 and now has completed 3 of her 5 FEI rides needed for upper level competition.
We were very happy with all of the horses. The weather was great, it was about 70 degrees and not raining!
Gem is still pregnant, we can't wait to see what pops out. I think it will be born FEI qualified as it is already been over a year in Gem!
Our next ride will be this weekend at the Shine and Shine Only. I hope it shines, it is currently raining and it will be canceled if it continues to rain.
Until next time,