Woodstock eventing took 12 horses to Paradise farm with myself on 10, Chris and Nikki each riding 1. We took home 3 wins, 2 seconds, a third and a eighth place!
Ilona English's Summit Sport Horses impressed us all weekend - starting with Powell who lead from start to finish scoring an impressive 20.5 in the dressage, at is first event! Chris rode Popeye to a tee for a second place in the novice on a 24. Illinza and Grand Traverse both jumped superbly adding nothing to their dressage score. Woodstock Wallaby owned by Mark and Linda Ledray is getting better and better, winning the training divison on a 24, with his competive stable mate Woodstock Bennett, owned by Curran and Margy Simpson, taking blue in the other training divison also scoring a 24! It will be interesting to see who can win when they go head to head next week!
Charlotte and Jill Collis' Woodstock Willpower and Mighty Midas had a great go, with Will having his second event and jumping around like an old pro. Midas was 3rd in the novice adding nothing to a great dressage score of a 25.
Sherry Stephenson's Murry had his first training event at Paradise which was like the Training Olympics, Murry stepped up to the plate coming in 2nd to the Wallaby in a very competive divison. Magic Replica, owned by Mary Hazzard, was having a great round until he pecked on landing jumping into the water and both of us went for a swim - not quiet warm enough weather for swimming yet! Nikki was almost there for the win on her own Woodstock's Little Nev, having a green moment xc. Watch out for this pair at the next event.
And finally my own Shannondale Sergio, brother to Woodstock Bennett and Mighty Midas, was foot perfect - going the best that he has thus far in his training. I am very excited about this young irish horse. Sergio will compete at full gallop in March and is looking for an owner or part owner to help take us to the top! This coming weekend is Pine Top, look forward to seeing you there. Ryan