The Jumper week completed our three week run in Monroe and as we concluded our week we were excited about how our horses and riders performed.It was a small group this week with Broderick, HH Campino and Opus One joining us for the finale.
Natalie and Broderick were taking advantage of practicing Equitation classes over jumper fences, they were double clear in the jumper classes with beautiful Equitation rides. This show marked Amanda's return to the show ring after a year off due to an injury, Campino is still green and learning the ropes. Vanessa Howard Anderson was unable to ride due to an injury, she asked Corey to ride Opus and we schooled Elyssa over the weekend.
We are very excited to report that Natalie Hill has qualified for the Maclay Regional Finals, this will be Natalie's first full season competing at the 3'6" level and she is off to a powerful start. She laid down great rounds and was consistantly in the ride offs. Great Job Natalie, you and Brody are a great Team!
Amanda and Campino were feeling their way around the jumper ring and showed improvement as the week progressed. It was really great to have Amanda back at the shows!
Corey and Opus took a fall in the mud the second day but all ended well with a Championship in the .95 Jumpers. Thank you Vanessa for entrusting Opus and Elyssa to us, it was a privilege working with you guys.
As we packed up, loaded horses and drove home to our Sunday dinner we reflected on how far all our horses and riders have come. It took hard work, dedication and many "cold" hours to get here, let's keep it up.
Great job Team Archway!