USEF HUNT SEAT MEDAL FINALS 10/15/2006
The course for round one of the medal final was difficult right from the start.
The first four jumps of phase one weeded out many of the competitors. The first line was a very forward and direct five, to a steady three. Many riders that tried to do five strides wound up chipping in a six while others chose to take the less difficult route by planning on six right from the start. Unfortunately, Whimsey tripped twice during the course and jumped one jump out of shape but all together it went well.
After phase one, I was called back in 25th place for round two. The course was quite difficult, a very long one stride, oxer, oxer in and out, caused difficulty for the majority of the riders. The course rode differently than it walked and going first made me unaware of the correct striding particularly to the skinny.
It was an honor to be called back in the top twenty five and great to be back at a final on Whimsey! I'm looking forward to competing at the next two finals, Washington and Maclay.
Talk to you again soon with another update from the finals!