Sunday, August 5, 2012

Greenwich Park to Millbrook

Partyboy at Millbrook
After dealing with the torture and disappointment of a less than ideal finish to the Olympic Games, Lindso and I jumped on a Delta flight from Heathrow to join Caitlin and the horses at Millbrook Horse Trials in New York. Millbrook puts on a sensational event every year and there was no better place to get over the heartbreaking finish of the Olympics by hopping on a great group of up and coming horses over the weekend. I must take my hat off and thank Silva, Caitlin, Sara, Beau, Jen and Felix for keeping the event horses in superb condition whilst I was away.

Millbrook Horse Trials is an event that is included in the PRO Tour Series. PRO is a fantastic organization here in America that is aiming to improve the events around the country for riders, owners, sponsors and eventing fans. I took the time on the weekend to commentate during the cross-country of the advanced division in the VIP tent, giving the audience the inside scoop about the horses and riders partaking in the challenges of the cross-country course. I urge anyone who is a fan of eventing to get involved with PRO by signing up for the level of membership that suits them.

The final results from a great weekend of eventing by our crew were:

Open Intermediate A
Catch a Star, owned and ridden by Caitlin Silliman, 5th
Arundel, owned and ridden by Abbie Golden, 20th




Trading Aces, "Oscar"
Open Intermediate B
Trading Aces, owned by Trading Aces Syndicate, 4th
Crackerjack, owned by Lucy Boynton and Colin Davidson, 10th

Open Preliminary A
New Cadet, owned by Anne Hennessey, 13th

Open Preliminary B
Partyboy, owned by Fernanda Kellogg and Nick Meyers, 4th

Open Training A
SBF Cortez, owned by Denise Lahey and Pierre Colin and ridden by Caitlin Silliman, 10th

Open Training C
Quinn Himself, owned by Bonnie Stedt and ridden by Caitlin Silliman, 1st

I must admit I was very startled to see longtime owner and supporter, Anne Hennessey's arm over the weekend. Anne has taken on a retired racehorse as a project who gave her a little love bite on her arm last Tuesday. As you can see in this photo, Anne's new horse definitely has an appetite!

Anne Hennessey
The three four-star horses, Neville, Otis and Remington arrive back from England today. I'm sure all three boys are looking forward to sleeping in their own beds after an intense trip. I myself am also looking forward to being reunited with my two show cats, Manny and Kostya.


Kitties!

6 comments:

  1. Glad you made it safely back, and hope the ponies do as well! Congrats to your team on a good weekend! Looks like that horse gave her a little more than a love bite- ouch. Your cats are adorable :)

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  2. Love your cats, I have an orange tabby too!

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  3. Shires EquestrianAugust 6, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    Could not be prouder . You have achieved so much. Hope Otis is doing well and all of them can enjoy home. Glad everyone had a good time at Millbrook.
    Best from all at Shires Equestrian You are all golds in our book

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  4. Love all you two have accomplished! Joan W.

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