This last week has been pretty wet, dreary and all around gloomy…. so today’s event at Plantation with sunshine and lovely horses was a great change of pace!

I had the pleasure of riding Sempro Fino, Charlotte Freeman’s 9 year old TB gelding. Sam has had a leisurely year and this was his second competition back this year. I’m pretty excited about this horses future and today he showed a tremendous amount of improvement in his training. This horse has a great amount of talent and I hope to either find him a rider/owner to dedicate their time to him or find a way to keep him in my barn. Sam jumped clean and used today as a learning experience to prepare himself for his future grand plans.

Lauren Billys rode in her second prelim event and did a spectacular job. I’ve been training Lauren for many years now and it’s very rewarding to guide her along her way to becoming a solid competitor at the upper levels. Lauren and Ballingowan Ginger were in first after dressage and only added a few time faults to their score to finish a respectable 4th place. WAY TO GO GIRL!!!

Last but not least, Havarah Equestrian’s newest rider, Katelyn Jackson, did a superb job in the Novice class. Wiesel and Katelyn took the novice lead with a steady dressage test and faultless jumping rounds. Katelyn is getting ready to start taking eventing pretty seriously and I’m thinking this rider will be one to watch out for!