Both photos in this post are courtesy of Mike McNally, who so graciously
allowed me to use them in the blog! Thanks Mike!
Seneca Valley Horse Trials are now a wrap and Sinead and Farrah came out of dressage sitting 6th of 19. Happy to say Farrah is becoming more rideable in dressage even when she is intermediate fit. In the past, fit = bad dressage, not a great combination. Even with a few bobbles in the test, Farrah put down a respectable intermediate dressage test for Sinead.
Stadium was clean jumping, with a bit of time, a huge improvement over VHT. At VHT, Farrah thought she should drag Sinead to the fences and her exuberence cost them some rails. From the pictures Mike took, it is pretty clear that 3'9 isn't difficult for this Pony!
If Farrah keeps jumping so well, Sinead's going to wonder if they do have a rail, was it Farrah or her own foot! Great to see that Farrah is still allergic to wood!
After the SJ they went right out on cross country. Sinead said the ground was rock hard and they wouldn't go for time, just a nice prep run for Plantation 2*. Even with time faults, Farrah and Sinead moved up to finish Seneca in 5th place in the Intermediate. Awesome! Now I begin the nailbiting that occurs for me before the pair's big events, Plantation and in October, Fair Hill.
Shoot pictures and video of the pony and Sinead for me if you are spectating at The.Best.Event.Ever (Plantation)! I can't wait to try their new live feature for cross country day: PRO TV. GO PONY and TEAM SHE!