|Penny snoozing before cross.|
|Alayne and Cayd preparing to enter at A.|
The unfortunate thing was that every single person in our division (20+) also jumped clear, and only a few people had time penalties. A sure sign the course was too easy for a Championship division. It was disappointing, it looked as though this was going to turn into a glorified dressage show. Regardless, we moved up to 14th with the two riders with time faults. Things were not looking promising for me getting one of those big beautiful ribbons! Boo!
|Penny flying over the jump before the water.|
First thing on the list Sunday morning was another course walk. After walking again, we grazed the horses and then got Alayne ready for her cross country. I tacked Penny up and met Alayne at cross warm up. I thought I could take Penny for a little ride to get her out of her stall and I could get a better view for filming on her back, plus move from one place to another quicker. The course proved to be as tough as it walked, with people falling off left right and center, riders were not making it past the 5th jump without a run out and other problems.
|Alayne and Cayd fly into the crystal blue waters!|
After cross I stood in 14th place and Alayne was sitting 13th. With just stadium left we had nothing to lose and everything to gain to take our shot at bringing home a ribbon.
Part 3 coming up!