Monday, August 16, 2010

Winning Weekend for Laurie Cameron's Horses at Waredaca

Boyd riding Lillian Pink, owned by Laurie Cameron

I competed seven horses down at Waredaca over the weekend and my working pupils also rode a horse each. Sara Gumbiner rode Child’s Play to eighth in training level, Caitlin Silliman rode Merging, owned by Laurie Cameron, to fifth in Training Horse B, and Maddi Fleit finished 15th in Intermediate on Guypower Valley and 11th in training riding Juliet.

I jogged up Laurie Cameron’s two up-and-coming home bred horses in the future stars of eventing class. Qui Luma (pictured at left, all photos thanks to Laurie Cameron), is a 2-year-old Swedish Warmblood mare. She won her 2-year-old class of 12 entries and was then awarded the overall champion for the Future Event Horse competition. She is by Quite Easy, (Quidam de Revel/Landgraf) out of Laurie’s Holsteiner mare, "Uma Corwin" (Cor Noir/Winter Morning), a horse that was in training with Silva last year. This dam line also goes back to Bit Of Elegance.

Laurie’s yearling Hanoverian filly "Early Review" (pictured right) placed third with a score of 76 in her FEH class. She is by Earl, (Escudo/Lanthan) out of Laurie’s Hanoverian mare Lois Lane, (Le Premeur/Bit Of Elegance xx). Lois is a full sister to Laurie's five-year-old home bred Lillian Pink. For a bit of background, the TB mare "Bit Of Elegance" is the dam of Are You Ready, (who won the Advanced division of Millbrook with Kristin Bond last weekend).

Laurie didn’t stop there! Lillian Pink won the open preliminary, only her second start at this level. Lillian Pink has been a young up and coming horse in training with me since I broke her in and I finally get to see her quality. She’s only five years old and this was a very tough, technical cross-country course, under testing conditions, with thunder storms and heavy rain throughout the class.

Click here for a slide show featuring Lillian Pink, Qui Luma and Early Review

My own mare Shatzi W’s return to competition after a layup with a niggling injury is looking successful, with her winning the training, and talking of future champions, Summer Breeze W owned by Anne Hennessey finished second in the Novice Horse.

Gretchen and George Wintersteen’s pair of geldings Ringwood Murphy and Steady Eddie had strong performances in the novice and training. Both these horses are very talented and I’m excited about their future prospects at the top level. They’re both developing well and I can’t tell you how pumped up and excited for their future I am.

Last but not least I had two new rides this weekend with Phenomenon, who came ninth in the intermediate horse, and Ringostar in the Open Novice who came second. They’re both new to me and had successful weekends.

For complete results from Waredaca click here.

Over the next couple of days I’m heading to a training session at the O’Connors’ farm with Neville and Remington, training in dressage with Oded Shumoni, jumping with Katie Prudent and then on Wednesday riding at the Culpeper horse show to get some extra mileage in the jumping ring.


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