Monday, August 9, 2010

Millbrook Wrap-Up by Lauren Bliss Kieffer

The organizers at Millbrook gave the show jumping a big time feel with lots of patrons there to watch, and a pretty tough track. There were very few double clean rounds and Ultra Tim was a bit tired after the hills on cross country Saturday, but he really jumped well although we had two down - both being rider error. The placings really did change up quite a bit after each phase so no one could really predict the winner and that always leads to an exciting finish! I'm thrilled with how Tim did at his first Advanced, I think he is going to be a really competitive horse. He put in a great dressage test and came out of the weekend feeling like a bigger, better and more confident horse which is what we look for at the end of any competition but especially after a move up. I had fun keeping you all up to date on my experiences this weekend and hope all of you can make it out next year!

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