I can’t believe it. There is only one day left of the Nutrena/USEA American Eventing Championships Presented by Bit of Britain.
It seems like the time has flown, and we can’t believe a week has gone by so fast! The venue is absolutely beautiful and we at Havarah are overwhelmed with the maintenance and hospitality of the Chattahoochee Hills Eventing Facility.
Thank you to the USEA for holding the eighth annual AEC. Obviously, we all love the sport of Eventing and this championship gives everyone, upper to lower levels, a sense of pride and accomplishment.
Most importantly, the Havarah crew has had a BLAST here! This was a great learning experience for both prelim horses. Benny put in a fantastic stadium round for Molly today making her one of the few double clear rounds in her division. Rivan learned a lot from this event and we believe he will only continue to grow from this experience.
Maddie put in her usual class-act performance atop Carson, and although she wasn’t boosted into the ribbons she finished on a fabulous ride and completed her first AEC! I would say she has reached all of the goals she has set for herself this year.
John Nunn really let his hair down this week. Seeing as he had both of his Bit of Britain areas covered, he was able to compete, for the first time, in the AEC. He put in a solid dressage test, improving a lot from the beginning of the season.
His cross country round was phenomenal. He road like a professional and ended up receiving the Technical Merit Award from Charles Owen meaning judges believed his ride was the best out of his training division. Today’s stadium allowed him to finish on his dressage score and put the cherry on top of a glorious weekend for John and Smilelikeyoumeanit.
Hannah has yet again proved she has some major skills as a groom (no shock there 🙂 ) and thanks to Steve and Kim Parisan who served as Hannah’s helpers all weekend.
Molly will ride Indie tomorrow, who currently sits in 6th after cross country. According to Molly and Hannah Indie’s cross country round made the course look like a walk in the park.
After her ride the crew will then pack everything and everyone into the truck and trailer and head back on their 14 hour trip back to PA.
What an amazing trip. For those of you back home stay tuned for the many pictures which will be sure to come!