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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Charlie Plumb Eventing Sweats It Out
Charlie Plumb, Lizzie Snow and Coal Creek
Hi everyone! The lack of internet connection at my
apartment and trying to keep from dying of heat exhaustion has prevented any
blogging on my part, but I’m making an attempt to get back in the groove of
writing. I believe the last time the CDP Gang was published, it was March and
we were gearing up for Southern Pines. Obviously, a ton has happened since
then... so I’ll just hit the highlights!
Charlie’s top student, Lizzie Snow,
completed her first ever Advanced horse trials on her wonderful partner, Coal
Creek, at Southern Pines II, a course that gave a lot of riders a lot of headaches. Lizzie
then finished 10th in the Advanced division at the Fork Horse
Trials, and we had a lot of fun cheering her on! She heads to Young Riders next
week and we are all excited for that! Also, Ard Denzil completed his first CIC** at
Chattahoochee Hills in May and finished 3rd, which was VERY fun to
be a part of. Ardy is pointing towards Fair Hill this fall and has continued to
grow throughout the summer, now resembling the mammoths in the Mammoth and
Mastadon exhibit that I attended in Huntsville, Alabama.I’m not entirely convinced there wasn’t a mammoth in his
bloodlines like, way back. The resemblance is unsettling. I don’t know how
mammoths jumped, though. It may be worth researching.
Hayley Smith and Charlie in the Vet Box
Our co-barn manager, Hayley Smith, completed her first CIC*
(also at Chattahoochee) on Anne Hennessey’s old campaigner, Benwald. Chatt
Hills is one of our absolute favorite venues and we always look forward to
going there. Speaking of favorite venues, this year was my first time at The
Fork and I think my favorite part (I’m sure Hayley would agree) was getting to
be neighbors with the Michael Pollard crew and playing with their dogs. You
guys probably don’t even remember us, but you are amazing neighbors and we miss
Since then we’ve stayed home in Southern Pines, roasted,
and complained a lot about the heat. Sportsfield Wildcat has started his career
in the USA with two Novice schooling horse trials early in the summer, and we
are excited to take him on the road this fall! Hope you all are staying cool and enjoying your summers! See
you on the road!