It’s been ten years, but Canada’s jewel Chase Creek is back to hosting events again. This weekend features the Mustang Powder Horse Trials offering pre-training, training, preliminary, CIC*, and CCI* divisions. Sandra Donnelly currently leads the CCI* with Belshazzar, while Nikki Ayers and Rubicon top the CIC*. [Live Scores] Many thanks to Trish Bosch for keeping us informed!
The setting is Chase Creek, which will be a name familiar to those on the West coast as well as all the Canadian team migrants now based in the East or abroad, who grew up eventing at Chase. Rebecca Howard was a working student for 1988 Olympian Nick Holmes-Smith. Hawley Bennett, Steph Rhodes-Bosch, and Shandiss Macdonald all spent their formative years stabled in the rustic woods of Chase Creek and iced their horses in the creek.
The event has not run in 10+ years, everyone is excited and grateful for the opportunity to once again compete here. Nick and his wife Ali have completely rebuilt the course using the talents of builder Laurie Rowan. See the virtual course walk here: [Course Walk].
While only 13 CCI/CIC horses presented under beautiful British Columbia sunny skies it promises to be an exciting weekend for everyone.