This past weekend was an excellent showing for Baythorne Farms at FRVPC mini event. I was fortunate enough to ride Erin Melloy's Catch Me if You Can in the novice. He was great, ending the weekend on his dressage score winning from start to finish. I love getting to ride "Shadow" and was thankful for another horse to compete. He such a cool little pony and a blast to ride. The Fox River Valley Pony Club mini though is no easy feat. I call it mini rolex. IT's CRAZY! The organizers and staff do a wonderful job, but we all know kids running around on those darn cute ponies is sometimes a little wild. But it does always make me want one of those little devils, I think I could bring it in the house :)
It was great to be back in Chicago and see all my old friends and all the "kids" who are no longer kids running around the event. I was so impressed with everyones riding and the overall quality of horsemanship and strength at the farm. Matt Trynoski has done a great job bringing everyone along. I believe we had 17 horses or something close to that at the show between the two days. Here are a little recaps hopefully I don't miss anyone.
Jaclyn Burke Catch Me if you Can -1st
Matt Trynoski- Tori's Run - 2nd
Kyra Trynoski- Lazer Ridge- 2nd
Taylor Smith- Push my Buttons- 6th
Danielle Sebastian- Dressed to Kill- 7th ( This is a horse I sold to her in January.. it was her first event!)
Sandi Sebastain- Appily Ever After- 5th
Nicollete Fennille- Pop Rox- 5th
Judy Lichten- Avita- 6th
Pam Gorham- Tooka- 6th
I think thats everyone who ribboned (sorry if I missed you), but defiantly for the rest of the farm, it was a great weekend and people really had a great experience and positive learning experience. Were currently getting ready for Otter Creek and we have 6 horses going, 5 in the novice and Murphy is doing the intermediate. I had a great jump lesson last night and think I have finally figured out what is going on. Here are some pictures. Till next time... happy riding!
oh and eat a donut you deserve it
Anyone who knows me, knows I love to tell stories. Follow Murphy and I on all our adventures of traveling around the country and competeing at the upper levels of eventing.... Im sure it will be a treat :)