Team Lily has wrapped up another great weekend, this time at Fair Hill International in Elkton, Maryland. Four riders competed in the Intermediate, CIC* and training levels on the weekend. We experienced very inclement weather on Sunday, but that did not hinder any of our girls from riding their best.
The outstanding performance of the weekend was that of Andi Lawrence and Armani IV. Andi rode George in her first CIC* on the weekend, and their performance finished as well as it started. They began the weekend with a great effort in the dressage to score a 52. She went on to have a great day on Saturday, jumping around the majority of the one-star course with just one stirrup! She and George kept their standard of performance high on Sunday, as they jumped the only double-clear show jumping ride in her division to slide into second place in the one-star. I could not have been more pleased with Andi's riding on the weekend, and she is looking very ready for the CCI* at Virginia in a month's time.
Our other competitors on the weekend all had great performances as well. Abigail Wilson rode Fernhill Flag in the Intermediate, and despite a struggle in the dressage, they had great jump rounds and finished the weekend well. Wyn Maling had a great weekend on her own Stellar's Run, finishing second on her dressage score of 25. Julie had another great weekend on her mare Merry Sioux, finishing fourth on her dressage score as well.
Bucky and I safely arrived to the Kentucky Horse Park late yesterday afternoon, and we had some time today to settle in. The first FEI is tomorrow afternoon, followed by the first cross-country coursewalk. I will keep the blog updated as the week progresses!