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.



  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 :)

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

  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

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