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Fylicia Barr and Galloway Sunrise — the game little mare that she bought off Craigslist for $500 when she was 13 years old — made the most of their trip up to Millbrook this weekend. They clinched a top ten result in the first competition back for “Sunny” after the pair made their five-star debut at the Kentucky Three-Day event this spring.
“The course was beautiful and it was such a well-run event!” Fylicia told us.
While they fought a bit on tension in the dressage on Friday, the next day they made light work of Morgan Roswell’s cross country course and skipped around with ease in the fastest time of the day. For the record, the course was anything but a gimme. You can really get a feel for Millbrook’s undulating terrain through Fylicia’s helmet cam, and peep that bounce to the drop into the water near the end of the course!
In addition to competing Sunny in the Advanced and another horse, Kaballero, in the Open Training A division, Fylicia kept busy by also coaching five students in other divisions. Those students and friends could be heard cheering for her around the track and their footage of Fylicia’s ride on Sunny have also been spliced into the helmet cam video below.
Next up, Fylicia plans to contest the Advanced at AECs with Sunny and will aim for the inaugural Maryland Five Star this fall. Best of luck, Fylicia!