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We Are Flying Solo

September 9, 2012

A Sneak Peak At A Horse Trial High

Thank you to all of you who sent good juju our way this weekend!!

First off, CONGRATULATIONS to our friend Sue (owner of beautiful farm where we meet David in VA) and her mare, Grace, who finished 3rd in Grace's first Prelim!!!!!  AHHHH!

If you checked the live scores, you might have thought disaster occurred, as our number was, ummmm, not exactly spectacular.  Or even average.  Good thing I am not one of those nutty competitive people or I would have quit several years ago.

But you know what?  It was a fantastic weekend for TFS.  One of the reasons I love eventing is that the judging is relatively objective, but that also means that the judges only see a snapshot of you and your score does not reflect where you are or how far you've come in your journey with your partner.  That is why I ride for me, to find holes in my training, to improve upon my last attempt and of course, to RIDE THE XC COURSE, DUH, WHY DO YOU THINK WE PUT UP WITH ALL THIS OTHER CRAP??!  Ahem.

Why was it so great?  Well, full story with pictures and video (yes, I remembered to actually TURN ON the helmet cam) are on the way after much uploading, but I'll give you a hint:

I got to ride this horse (photos by High Time Photography) --



17 comments:

  1. He looks awesome!!! I was stalking rather obsessively. Yay for double clear XC!!

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  2. Dayam, y'all look fantastic! I can't wait to hear all the juicy details!

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  3. love the photos....can't wait for details. You both look fantastic. Congratulations on a positive weekend!

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  4. Thank you! SB, I'm afraid it was disappointing stalking, sigh. We seem to have a bit of a jinx that we only do well at unrecognized trials that don't go on his record, d'oh. So we have to ROCK VA to salvage it.

    I felt bad for him today but was so relieved when we finally drank. He was tap dancing in the trailer as soon as we pulled into the farm to get OFF OFF OFF!

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  5. Your attitude is inspiring, thank you. And I can't wait for the full report.

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  6. You got a double clear! That is definitely something to be proud of. *HUG*

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  7. He looks AMAZING. Not even my horse and I so want to blow that gallop shot up!!

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  8. Thank you thank you! There are heaps more fun pics, as soon as I find time to put them together!

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  9. I'm with Promise, that XC photo is DAMN impressive! He looks every inch the event horse. That must have been one heckuva good time out on course - can't wait for the video!

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  10. Only have one word for ya - WOW. :)

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  11. He looks so great! Quite the professional looking pair you make.

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  12. Thanks, Megan! So many hours of work.....

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  13. Wow! Beautiful horse, beautiful rider!

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