PA NATIONAL 2007
Last week, I had the unique and special opportunity to ride at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in three divisions - the Small Junior Hunters, Prix de States (junior jumpers) and the USEF Medal finals.
El Raymond was really on his game and finished with the Championship in the 16-17 Small Junior Hunters. Marga had two rails the first night but held to four faults in each round of the Prix de States team competition on the second night. After some unfortunate circumstances, the Zone II team finished in seventh place. For the medal finals, I Toon was a bit tired, tripped and had a rail. With 2007 being the mare's first go around at indoors, she has had a great indoor season thus far even though Harrisburg was not her show.
I would like to take a moment to thank Kathryn Quirk and her family, as well as everyone associated with her barn, for the opportunity to ride such a wonderful and talented horse, El Raymond.
Next week, the barn will travel to the Syracuse Invitational Sport Horse Tournament which features the ASPCA Maclay, a World Cup qualifier and the Animal Planet Sport Horse Cup.
Check back with me next week for an update!
Talk to you later.