Campbell Valley Horse Trials has always been a favorite event for Lanzelot Stables. The great facility brings lots of family and friends down to Langley to cheer on our riders (and a chance for our boys to continue their ongoing crib tournament). Another young tradition is that our Lanzelot boys organize and cook the Young Riders fundraiser BBQ on Sat night. Thanks a million to our guys - it was delicious, fun and the proceeds go to a worthy cause!
The 3 day format should add a bit of simplicity to our large crew knowing that everyone does the same discipline each day. However we brought 18 horses (Sara rode 6 of them) and had to dedicate an entire horse trailer for feed - that made the weekend a little more complicated!
With so many bodies around it can all get a little chaotic. There are lots of horses, people, tack and grooming supplies moving around and being shared, however, everyone always pitches in and helps each other out. Everything from adding 1/4 marks and our Z logo to the horses to borrowing a crop so you don't have to make another trip back to the trailers. No one stops until all the work is done and all horses and riders are taken care of.
Our crew started the event off with Sara and Brad performing the Advanced Combined Test and we finished the show with Taylor Drake on Maddy Jade and Austine Adamski on Mini Cooper getting 1st and 2nd in the Starter division!
With that much support it was no question that all our horses and riders looked and performed like champions! Our numbers and results demonstrate how hard we all work year round to be a successful team. See you all next year for sure.
In the Ribbons: Starter 1st Austine Adamski – Mini Cooper 2nd Taylor Drake – Maddy Jade
Entry Sr 8th Lauren Hall – Mia Money
Pre-Training Sr (B) 5th Sara Sellmer – Braw Lad Pre-Training Sr (A) 1st Sara Sellmer – Freesala 7th Zoe Mills – At Ease
Pre-Training Jr 3rd Emmy Gehring – Ari Gold 6th Kendall Smith – Riddle Me This
Training(B) 5th Sara Sellmer – Rivendell Training (A) 4th Sara Sellmer – Midnight Tango II
Preliminary 1st Sara Sellmer - Triple Sec
Advanced Combined Test 1st Sara Sellmer - TF Kriesler