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If you go down to the woods today....

Posted by Cedar Crest: 11/05/2013

Fall in Virginia

With a full barn and lots of lessons it's been a busy time here in central Virginia.  The two ponies, Bee and Rose, are being kept particularly busy by a number of little girls between the ages of 8 and 12.  Rose seems to have found a new lease of life despite her 30 years of age and recently joined Bee on a 2-hour trail ride through the woods, the highlight of which, for the human participants at least, was the sighting of a bald eagle.  Another highlight for all, however, was the picnic break by the lake!

On the competition front, Gerry and her 9-year-old ISH mare Diamond Jubilee made a successful step up to Training Level at the Kelly's Ford horse trials, taking 7th place.  The pair also placed 4th in the modified jumper class at the Farmington Hunt Show indoors at The Barracks Equestrian Center just outside Charlottesville.

Two weeks later, boarder Carly Eddhari and her magnificent Freedom Z 5-year-old, Formidable Z, took 1st place in their novice division at the Virginia Horse Trials in Lexington.  This was a big challenge for a young horse, given the busy atmosphere at the Virginia Horse Center complex, with the show-jumping taking place in the imposing Colosseum.  

There is just one horse trial left to contest, CDCTA, on November 10th, and the Cedar Crest representative there will be Ali Lindsay riding Christine Kennedy's Friesian cross gelding, Midnight Sky Noel.  

Penny Sparkle continues to romp around the trails but Ruby has just about got too big for her girth and will have to take time off until her Balou de Rouet foal is born next May.

Although the days are getting colder and the darkness falls sooner, there is still plenty of outdoor riding to be done down here and Gerry would welcome visitors at any time.  So far Ted Ambrosini, Tim Helwick (twice!), Kim Tripp, Rosina Williams and Julia Rubinic have made the trip and all have survived the experience!










Posted by Cedar Crest: 11/05/2013
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