Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lilybridge Students Shine at The Horse Park of New Jersey !

We had another great showing at the Horse Park of New Jersey where Jessica McCabe and Julie Henk bumped their mounts back up to the Intermediate level.  Jess and Ferdinand came 9th after a respectable dressage test and an unfortunate few rails on Saturday evening followed by a super cross country round on Sunday morning. Julie got the job done in dressage on Merry Sioux and then had two great jump rounds, but time faults dropped them to 12th. 

Jess and Ferdinand
Annelise Aurillo and Rasher added just 2 seconds of time faults on their solid dressage score for 11th in a large Open Training division.  Nicole Spiropolous rode Aberjoy to a very nice dressage test and stadium round, but decided to call it a day before cross country.

I am so grateful to Marnie Kelly for her unwavering support of Campground as my competition horse, but it is the icing on the cake that “Gideon” is equally as successful as Marnie’s own ride. This weekend they completed the Training in beautiful form, adding one rail and a handful of time faults for 10th.

Marnie and Campground
Cassidy Heitzenrater rode her own Go Devil Go in the Novice and had her best outing yet! She finished on her dressage score of 29.3 for 5th place. “Prada” has been quite testing as a young horse, and we are so happy to see Cassidy earning the rewards for all of her hard work and patience.

Emma Stradley added just a bit of cross country time onto her dressage score with Coloured Gem to finish 11th in a large Novice division.

Congratulations to all of my students this weekend; you all made me proud!  No downtime for us as we left for Millbrook on Wednesday morning with a mixed group of students and my own horses.

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