After weeks of rain and cold weather along the west coast - the sun came out for the Mustang Powder Horse Trials at Chase Creek Eventing. There were exactly 100 horses entered and all the riders went home with a sunburn. This is one of Z-Eventing's favourite events and there were lots of Z-Riders and spectactors.
And once again it was an awesome event!! The organizers and volunteers created a very well run event and the courses were fun and fair! All the girls rode really well, and our stable management was outstanding. Hungarian Villian was a star for his first outing, Freesala was on point. My main mount, Rubia, is a gift. She is such a lovely mare and I so much fun on course with her. Triple Sec and I had a hard weekend, but I look forward to seeing what Maddi can do with her!
Everyone on the Z-Eventing team had a great event with lots of smiles and ribbons. There were a few dramatic moments that had everyone holding their breath - but everyone walked away smiling. Thank you to the Holmes-Smiths for their hard work and hospitality - we all appreciate this amazing Event you are hosting.
In the ribbons:
Intermediate Tosca Holmes-Smith & Fiat 3rd(I) and 1st(II) Sophie Click & Hot Wheels 4th(II) Sophie Click & Fernhill Rising 5th(II)
Prelim Sara Sellmer & Rubia 1st(I) and 1st(II) Lyndsay Whitehead & DKH Double Take 5th(I) and 3rd(II) Tosca Holmes-Smith & Tom Riddle 6th(I) and 2nd(II)
Training Carmen Holmes-Smith & CC Fernie 2nd (I) Kathleen Weare & Sadenno 4th(I) and 7th(II) Abby Matheson & Northern Voyager 8th(I) ans 2nd(II) Madeleine Scott & Crosby's Gold 8th(II)
Pre-Training Jr Mia Poppleton & Sloan McQuick 1st(I) and 3rd(II) Kendall Smith & Riddle Me This 5th(I) and 8th(II) Savannah Harris & Paula Jane 8th(I)
Pre-Training Sr Sara Sellmer & Freesala 1st(I) and 4th(II) Sara Sellmer & Hungarian Villain 1st(II) Olivia Anderson & Bright Street 5th(II)
(I) = ribbon won in Event #1 (II) = ribbon won in Event #2