Monday, June 14, 2010

9th Place and Best Presented!

Obviously we all had a lot of fun up at Bromont, with the icing on the cake being a Top Ten finish and winning the Grooms Award for the competition! Morris did great on Sunday, he jogged up that morning like a champion (and props to my groom, Sam, who bore the brunt of Morris feeling so frisky and he actually walked her around for a good 40 minutes before the ground jury saw us) and then show jumped around 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. If I had a chance to do it all again I would like to leave up all the rails ha ha ha, however I managed to leave up more than most and moved up two more places to finish 9th in the competition overall. The scores were really close and the course was tough, maximum height and spreads and some tricky questions that really made a stiff, tired horse think a lot about what it was he had to do to jump around clean. If anything Morris wasn't quite tired enough, was quite full of himself when he walked down the long dramatic lane to enter the main arena!
I am so thankful to have such a happy, healthy horse. He got right on the trailer after the competition and we drove through the night to get him home, arriving back at Kaleidescape around 4am. Waiting in front of his stall was a special bran mash made specifically for a champion, complete with carrot decoration! Glad that I had so many postive things to focus on on the drive home. Morris gets a couple of weeks holiday and then I can't wait to get right back to work on making both of us even better for our fall season. And knowing Morris, he can't wait, either!

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