Saturday, March 12, 2011

It's Hopping At Red Hills!

It's been quite a busy few days at Red Hills, with Boyd riding 3 horses, as well as filming our next set of training videos.

Boyd chose to film these next 2 training videos at an event, so he could focus on competition topics such as  warming up a nervous horse for dressage and preparing for the cross country phase.  The goal is to give Novice & Training level riders insight into Boyd's strategies for competition success, and we hope that these videos will sell like hotcakes!!

I will say that after filming these segments with Josh Walker for the past 2 days, I am extremely excited to see the results of the footage.  Boyd is a real natural in front of the camera & producing these videos in a live competition setting has been incredibly informative!  Boyd has managed to talk through his competition protocol while laying down some impressive results during the process!

The newest star in the barn is the handsome bay import, Otis Barbotiere, who is poised in 6th place with a score of 39.5 in the Open Prelim B division.  Crackerjack, owned by Colin Davidson's family, was in a respectable 8th place after dressage, but made his move up the 3rd after a clean xc run.  Neville has not disappointed as well, cruising around the XC like a pro, moving up from 6th to 2nd today & putting Boyd in the press tent late in the day for the top rider press conference!

I'd also like to mention how well both Caitlin & Erin have done over the weekend.  Caitlin cranked around the 2* XC with a double clear, moving up from 18th to 9th & a very large field of competitors.  Erin kept her composure yesterday on No Boundaries, keeping him together in the dressage when he was uncharacteristically tense....and then came back today with a clear round XC in the Advanced division with 3 rider falls, no one under the time & a slew of refusals.  Way to go girls!!

I'm posting a group of photos from the past few days which capture some of our video filming sessions, scenes throughout the event & time in the ring and on course.   Keep up to date tomorrow through live scoring & good luck to all......LT

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