Monday, April 27, 2009

Trail riding cowgirl went to........

Sorry to have kept you in suspense all day but I had acres upon acres of mean green grass to mow all day. This mowing two places is really starting to suck. I am not complaining ....honest, I would much rather it be warm and have to mow than that winter crap any day.

No Luanne I did not make Keenland, Not Louisville either folks.... but a few of you guessed right!



Drum roll please.........


Cowgirl went to:







Yeah, ROLEX kids!!


For those of you unfamiliar, it is a three day event of international level.
We are talking the best of the best here, some serious riding for sure.




You see it pays to have friends in high places. :-)
BFF Susan works at USHJ at the horse park and was able to score us passes to the event. I called Tiffany who is still here in Indiana thanks to a big problem with the purchase of her new house in Detroit, she rides three day event so she was more than siked to come down and attend. I am so glad she did, she really was able to explain the jumps and how it all came together.

Here she is at the Head of the Lake jump








Here is the sequence of the jumps at this particular jump. It involved five different jumps right there in front of us. Incredible stuff!














If you look to the far right of the picture above you will see the first jump a huge log jump then they are on to the brush jump down into the water.














Then they go on to jump this wood bottomed brush jump in the water, they then must make a sharp 90 degree turn and jump up out of the water and over this next jump.














This is of course timed and if you think they are just cantering along slowly you are mistaken. Can you tell how this horse is moving out here?












Awesome athletes I tell you, both horses and riders. I have lots more to share but must get a run on. I will share more tomorrow including the after party!

4 comments:

Kate said...

Thanks for the photos and commentary! Those horses are amazing - I did a bit of eventing when I was in college (many years ago) and it was very exciting!

Saddle Mountain Rider said...

How exciting! You must have been pretty close to the action to get those photos. They are great. Are you thinking about trying some eventing?

allhorsestuff said...

It just had to be Rolex!Jealous me here green as the grass is!
How fun..yep those atheletes all deserve standing ovations!
Glad for you and your Tiffany!!
Kac
Come over to my place and VOTE
"Yea or Nay" Kac

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Hey, sorry I'm not up on jumping events but looks fun!