The show at in Erie, Pennsylvania went very well last weekend. Woodrow was making his debut as an event horse. Quinn was doing novice at a new venue. Both horses did very well and accomplished what they were there to accomplish. Quinn put in a “lightning fast” dressage test, but totally redeemed herself with her two best jumping phases to date. Elizabeth was pleased with both jumping phases, and did a fantastic job on a difficult and new xc track.
Woodrow was relaxed and sane from the beginning of the weekend to the end. Although he was somewhat unable to steer in the dressage, had some distracted baby moments in the stadium, and had one stop at the ditch (which should never have been on a starter course!) , I could not have been more pleased with his behavior and work ethic.
He was brave, bold, willing, and quiet all weekend long. For a horse that went from a field to a show ring in about one month, he proved himself to be a fantastic eventing prospect. I cannot wait to see where this horse will be by this time next year!!!
Elizabeth and I both ended up in 10th place.